EXPERIENCE the BENEFITS of giving your time…Volunteer

Odiyana KBC is run entirely on volunteer efforts. Volunteering is a great way to share your talents or interests, have fun and help the meditation center bring benefit to many others. No matter how small the task, no matter your age or skill level, your contribution of time is extremely meaningful and will help to bring classes, teachings and peace of mind to many people within Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

All the Kadampa Buddhist Centers around the world are non-profit, volunteer organizations that function to help the people of the local area to solve their daily problems through gaining familiarity with positive, peaceful states of mind.

Download volunteer form.


Who can volunteer?
Anyone can volunteer. You don’t need a special skill or experience. There are many volunteer positions that can be undertaken by anyone without training, or minimal training. If you do have a special skill, please let us know.
How much time will it take?
It can take as little or as much time as you have. Each and every hour of volunteering counts. Come and speak with us about your schedule and availability or fill out the volunteer form and email, mail or bring in to the center..
What kinds of volunteer opportunities are there?
Our volunteer needs range from distribution of flyers, helping in our bookstore, food coordination at events, cleaning, administration, fixing things to other specific skills such as graphic design, web updates, sound recording and photography. To find out more about the different opportunities, please contact us.
How do I get started?
Fill out our Volunteer Form and send it or just email us and let us know you’d like to volunteer at info@odiyana.org.


Our mission is to provide the people on in this area with access to meditation, Buddhist teachings and other tools to cultivate peaceful and positive states of mind.

Thank you for your interest in helping to spread Buddha’s teachings throughout the New York area. If we think clearly we shall realize that all our present and future happiness depends upon our cherishing others.” —-Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

If you wish to help in any way please contact us at info@odiyana.org or call 860-266-6041.