Volunteering and Staffing Programs

The Shambhala Meditation Center of New York relies heavily on the volunteer efforts of so many who share in the tasks and responsibilities of sustaining it. Volunteering provides a powerful opportunity to practice leadership, support the teachings and fellow practitioners, and deepen one’s connection to the community.

There are multiple ways to contribute!

Work/Study Credit

The Work/Study Credit program provides an opportunity to earn credit to take programs at SMCNY by volunteering at the center for certain events or programs, such as our Weekly Dharma Gathering Open House, or by offering your time and energy in various other ways.

Staffing a Program

Staffing a program is an excellent way to get involved and to deepen your meditation practice. Once you have taken any program as a participant, you are then eligible to staff that program in the future. In exchange for volunteering, staff participate in programs free of charge and in many cases also receive program credits that can be applied towards tuition costs of future programs. Please note, the minimum requirement for staffing Shambhala Training Weekends is completion of Shambhala Training Weekend III, as well as completion of the Weekend you are staffing (if beyond Weekend III).

For more information on volunteering and how to get involved, please contact the office at 212.675.6544.

We look forward to working with you!