Help Dharma Flourish in NYC

Becoming an active member of the KMC NYC sangha by donating your time to help with the running of our Center and branches (both in person and virtually) is one of the most meaningful ways to add a whole new dimension to your practice.

By working to improve and organize a Dharma center, we are working for all living beings and we are practicing offering happiness to others


We are a Volunteer-Led Organization

Kadampa Meditation Center NYC is a non-profit organization, relying strongly on the efforts of our volunteers.

Volunteering is a great way to share your talents or interests, while having fun and helping Buddha's wisdom teachings to flourish in New York City. Plus, volunteering is a great way to meet and get to know other Dharma practitioners, and to learn naturally about applying Dharma teachings to our lives

It doesn’t matter how small a task may seem, each contribution of your time is immensely meaningful.

Everyone is welcome to volunteer. We have many volunteer opportunities which can be undertaken by anyone with no training, or minimal training. However, if you do have a special skill you'd like to contribute, please let us know.

In terms of time, you can offer as little or as much time as you like. Each and every hour of volunteering counts. Let us know about your schedule and availability and we can find something to match this to our needs.

Please note: We do not offer our volunteer program as a work-for-classes program. Also, as we are a non-residential space, we aren't able to provide accommodation for people looking to volunteer. If you're looking for an exchange program, contact our upstate Temple and ask about their short-term and long-term opportunities.

Some of the Ways Our Volunteers Contribute


Cleaning the vestibule areas as well as the meditation rooms, and if you're game, even the bathrooms!


Make a local drop of publicity to cafes, libraries and/or doctors offices in your local area


We are always in need of Greeters, Stewards, and help with iTunes etc


Changing the daily water offerings made on the shrine at the Center


If we think clearly we shall realize that all our present and future happiness depends upon our cherishing others


Contact Our Volunteering Team

If you would like to volunteer at the Center in any capacity please fill in the form below. If you can, let us know the following:
1. If you have a preference to help in person or online
2. If you have a specific area of expertise you would like to offer the Center (e.g. photography, videography) or if you would like to help out simply where needed.
3. When you would like to volunteer - is there a specific day in the week that works?
4. How long you would like your shift to last - anywhere from one hour a week can work

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