YOU are the person we’ve been looking for!

The Center cannot exist without it’s cadre of dedicated volunteers. Anyone can volunteer. You don’t need a special skill or experience. We have many volunteer opportunities which can be undertaken by anyone without training, or minimal training. If you do have a special skill, please let us know, as this would be a wonderful way to benefit the Dharma community.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time will it take?

It can take as little or as much time as you have. Each and every hour of volunteering counts. Come and speak with us about your schedule and availability.

What kinds of volunteer opportunities are there?

Our volunteer needs range from greeting people for our classes, helping in our bookstore/cafe & reception, filing or cleaning, to other specific skills such as bookkeeping, graphic design, web updates or event planning. To find out more about the different opportunities, please contact us.

How do I get started?

To get started, sign up to receive our volunteer emails.

About Us

Our mission is to provide New Yorkers and those in the greater New York area access to Buddhist meditation and other tools to cultivate peaceful, and happy lives.

Each contribution of your time is meaningful and will contribute to the spreading of Buddha’s teachings in NYC and surrounding areas. This means you will be helping others learn the true causes of happiness and how to attain it!

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, by emailing volunteer@meditationinnewyork.org

“Thank you for your interest in helping to spread Buddha’s teachings throughout the New York area. If we think clearly we shall realize that all our present and future happiness depends upon our cherishing others.”   —-Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso