Volunteer at Dharma Center!
All things grow from the attention placed upon them. Focus your attention on a thought, and it grows into an entire train of thoughts. By focusing the mind on gratitude or the beauty of a tree or whatever beautiful thing you have in front of you; everything changes. The mind rises into states of happiness, peace, and unity. By volunteering at Dharma Center you will learn how to open your mind to inexplicable joy.
In addition to providing an opportunity for career growth, volunteering is a wonderful way to cultivate personal growth. To help develop the non-physical part of our being, we need a project in the physical to talk about and look at. Dharma Center is our community project.
At Volunteer meetings, we discuss and determine the future direction of our meditation hall as well as the ways in which we can refine our offerings to the public. You are invited to be part of the hands-on development as a means through which to discover the deep joy and peace within you. Are you ready to take on the next challenge…to believe in and become happier and brighter each day? Join our Volunteer Team and find out how high you can go!
NEW! You can now participate in the Volunteer Meetings via Skype! Please update your email profile or join our mailing list to put yourself on the Volunteer mailing list for a meeting reminder.
After logging into Skype, follow this link to join the Volunteer Meeting Conversation anytime.
We have a tasks, both large and small, in need of committed, caring individuals. Volunteers are both local and non-local to San Diego. Here are a just a few:
Membership Development Lead Create and tighten up the systems we use to track and communicate with our precious Members. You’ll also help us plan member outings and events, and help us develop more benefits for members.
Meetup Expert Help us get the most out of Meetup! This person will learn the details about Meetup and how to use it to leverage it’s ability to attract new people. Meetup has tutorials and videos that will provide training on the Meetup services. This task can be done from the comfort of your own home!
Database Designer The software we use to track attendance is in a word, ancient. We’re currently using MS Access 97 (yes, you read that right, 1997) to track student attendance at each class. We would like to transfer our database and data entry forms and reports to LibreOffice Base, which is a free office program. This would require a knowledge of relational database design and some coding experience in SQL to recreate the reports. You’ll work with Isis to create the design of the forms and reports. This is an excellent opportunity for a student looking for a project to build up their resume!
Flyer Distribution Team Help us share the Light by creating a greater awareness about Dharma Center. We have wonderful little flyers that need to be distributed all over San Diego. You can change the course of someone’s life simply by posting or passing out a flyer!
Spending time with people in your spiritual community gives you the opportunity to fine-tune your mindfulness practice. When you practice meditation and mindfulness consistently, you become more aware of the people and things around you; you feel more, your perception and power increases. Compassion and kindness for others grow with the realization that all sentient beings also feel the worldly suffering. With a sense of humor for falling down and guiding all corrections, practitioners help keep each other to stay in high states of mind, even when the projects are challenging.
Dharma Center needs the positive attention of all the people who use her, including all who live near and far. She is your garden, your meditation hall. The founders of Dharma Center, Jenna and Lynne, have had the honor of being her caretakers, so we could all find each other. We now invite you, to step into the caretaker roles, for the benefit of all who seek Light. We welcome long distance volunteers as well as those who live in San Diego.
Are you ready to push your practice to the next level? To sustain, nurture, and grow the structures of light that you’ve built within yourself through meditation?
If so, please contact Hathor, our Volunteer Coordinator, via email: Volunteer@DharmaCenter.com for the next ride of your life!