With a full schedule and many active programs, Dharma Rain Zen Center would not function without the generous offerings of time and effort from volunteers. From caring for the temple through tasks like cleaning, gardening, and laundry; to ceremonial training in the zendo; to the practicalities of office work and council meetings – how we go about our endeavors directly reflects our state of mind. From this perspective, every task we undertake is our practice of the moment.

Volunteering at Dharma Rain is one way new members can find their way into community. Whether sharing a work practice day with a group of people or finding solace in sweeping an empty zendo, helping to care for and maintain our shared spaces and resources creates connection with the sangha as a whole.

For our established members, volunteering can mean taking up a leadership role within the temple, making a practice-commitment for an Ango period, or practicing with the picking-up-and-putting-down of responsibility by shifting tasks when stepping onto, or off of, governing councils.

Typical volunteer positions include:

Cooking and baking
Coffee and Tea Table attendant
Office help
Wednesday work partie

Interested in volunteering? Questions or comments? Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator using the form below. We would like to hear from you.

Volunteer Contact Form

Please fill out and submit the form below to contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Please describe the days or the week and time blocks (for example: All day Tuesday & Thursdays, Wednesday mornings, Fridays from 1pm to 5pm, etc.)
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