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Volunteer Opportunities

 Offering Service, Volunteer & Become an Integral Part of Our Community

Friends, if you are interested in offering your skills and volunteering with the Dhammadharini Sangha, please fill out this Google Form. Anumodana! 


Dhammadharini has opportunities for volunteers here in Northern California, especially on the Sonoma Coast and in Santa Rosa, as well as distance volunteers via the internet. Modern systems have opened possibilities for friends from around the world to be able to actively participate as part of our community. 


General inquiries about volunteering : email : dhammadharini.4volunteers@gmail.com


  Local Volunteer Opportunities


At Our Hermitage


You can come for a Day Visit and bring a Meal, and/or participate in one of our projects. Once you have come for a short visit, you may be interested in an Extended Stay or even Becoming a Steward. Email: awakeningforest@gmail.com

Other Volunteering Opportunities at the Hermitage Include:
  • Construction/Heavy Lifting 
  • Building/Deck Repairs and Maintenance 
  • Trail Maintenance 
  • Stupa Area Maintenance 
  • Painting/Light Work 

At Our Monastery 
You can join in our regular evening program. There are also small projects you can help us with from time to time. You may like to bring and offer a Meal one time, or sign up to offer Meal Dana regularly. Once you have visited us, you may be interested in Becoming a Steward. Email: dhammadharini.monastery@gmail.com

Offering Rides
Offering Rides to monastics between hermitage or monastery and medical appointments, bus stops, airports or to teaching engagements and programs is very helpful, and allows one to spend unique and precious time with the monastics.


  Local & Distance Volunteer Opportunities

Offering/Organizing The Four Requisites 
  • Organizing Monastic Pindapata/Almsround in My Area
  • Offering Lodging/Hosting Monastics at my Home
  • Offering Medical Care
  • Offering Dental, Vision, Nutritionist or Other Health Care Services
  • Sewing Monastic Robes
Administrative & Financial 
  • Bookkeeping
  • Yearly Financial Auditing (CPA)
  • Preparing and Submitting 990 Forms
  • Leadership on the Board of Directors
  • Working on a Committee (New Vihara, Inspiring Generosity, Financials, Insurance)
  • Organizational Development Consultant
Online Opportunities 
  • Public Relations & Media Outreach
  • Website Design and Development
  • Web Administration
  • Website Editing
  • Editing Bhikkhuni Dhamma Dana Books
  • Making Brochures and Flyers
  • Calendar Making
  • Audio/Audio Visual Recording
  • Editing and Posting Audio Talks to Web
  • Editing and Posting Video Talks to Web
  • Organizing Bhikkhunis' Web-based Teaching
Organizing Bhikkhuni Teachings & Holidays
  • Organizing a Dhamma Gathering in My Area
  • Organizing Dhamma/Meditation Teachings & Events with Bhikkhunis
  • Organizing Vesak Celebration
  • Organizing Kathina
Everything Else!
  • Bhikkhuni-themed Works of Art
  • Photography
  • Documentary Film Making

If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities or would like to get involved, please email dhammadharini.4volunteers@gmail.com. These are a valuable contribution to our community, and our ability to share the Dhamma.