Residential Shambhala Volunteer Program

The Residential Shambhala® Volunteer Program (RSVP) is open to practitioners who have a current and established connection to Shambhala practice and study, who volunteer within their local community, and who have a connection to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Karmê Chöling provides RSVPs with free meals and accommodations (dorm or shrine room floor housing in winter and shared tent housing in summer). RSVPs also receive program credit that can be used for up to one year at Karmê Chöling.

Participants are asked to make a commitment of at least one month or more, depending on the position. Volunteering is a great opportunity to experience living and working at Karmê Chöling!

Questions? Please email the Head of Personnel.

The following RSVP positions are now open:

Facilities Support – Provide essential service in the care and uplift of the buildings, campgrounds and environment. Handy-person skills required; experience with carpentry, electrical, renovation, plumbing, etc., highly desirable. Must be able to perform physical tasks such as lifting, shoveling etc. Ability to use power tools and to work outdoors in four seasons are needed. Position available 10/20/2016.

Prep Cook – Assists the cooks in all aspects of meal preparation. This will include but is not limited to, washing dishes, cleaning, chopping vegetables, baking, preparing salads and light snacks. An interest in cooking and hospitality, cheerful attitude, and the ability to work comfortably under pressure will ensure success. This position also requires the ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, reaching, bending, stooping, and frequently lifting up to 40 lbs. Position available 10/20/2016.

Housekeeper – Assists the Housekeeping Department in thoroughly cleaning the facilities, including rooms and bathrooms, and in keeping the general environment fresh and uplifted.  The work requires physical activity, including lifting up to 30 lbs, twisting, turning, stooping, bending, and navigating stairs.  A cheerful attitude, and the ability to work comfortably under pressure will ensure success.  Position available now.

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