Volunteering

Volunteering is a natural extension of our mindfulness practice that enhances our confidence, joy and authentic presence as warriors in the Shambhala tradition. Volunteer opportunities are available in all areas of activity at our centre.

To sign up on our volunteers list and receive a link to our upcoming volunteer opportunities please email our volunteer coordinator at volunteers@shambhalatoronto.org

For those who have already connected with a volunteer role, signup sheets and additional volunteer resources can be found on our scheduling pages.

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available including:

Program Coordinators for Weekend Programs

The Coordinator is involved with overseeing our weekend Way of Shambhala levels or our special weekend programs.  Ideally the volunteer would be available for the entire weekend which includes Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Coordinators must have taken the level that they are coordinating.  Training is available for this volunteer position.

Registrars for Weekday and Weekend Programs

The Registrar is involved with completing the registration process for participants in various programs.  The time commitment is around 2.5 hours and involves greeting, registering and receiving payment from program participants. Training is available for this volunteer position.

Sound Volunteer for Weekend Programs

Our weekend events usually involve the use of microphones both by the teachers and participants. The time commitment would be for the entire program–usually Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Training is available for this volunteer position.

Reception Host for Weekday and Weekend Programs

Reception hosts are needed for a variety of programs including our weekend and Weekday programs.  The time commitment is usually 3 or 4 hours for our weekday programs and part or all of the time on our weekend programs.  Tasks include among other general tasks:  preparing tea and snacks and tidying up after a reception.

Volunteers for Weekend Programs

Program volunteers are needed to support and assist the weekend program coordinator. Various tasks are assigned during the weekend. Ideally the volunteer would be available for the entire weekend which includes Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.  No training is required and the position is open to all.

Centre Clean-Up and Maintenance Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to keep our centre tidy and enrich our physical environment. These are usually ongoing volunteer positions involving a once a week commitment.

Weekday Public Meditation Volunteers

Timekeepers and greeters are needed every Tuesday and Wednesday evening and Thursday mornings.Volunteer positions are usually assigned on a weekly basis.

For More Information

If you have any questions, please email our volunteer coordinator at volunteers@shambhalatoronto.org