VolunteerOdiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center is run entirely on volunteer efforts. Volunteering is a great way to share your talents and interests, enjoy getting to know other members of the community and help Odiyana 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 and beyond Connecticut.

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 the practice of meditation which is gaining familiarity with positive, peaceful states of mind.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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?
The volunteer managers are happy to work with your schedule and any small experience of helping out is important and appreciated.

Some areas of volunteering include:

    • Distribution of flyers
    • Helping in the bookstore/gift shop
    • Food coordination at events
    • Assisting at an event or class series
    • Cleaning
    • Fixing things
    • Helping with shrine offerings

    Other specific areas:

    • Graphic design
    • Web updates
    • Reception person for “Open Hours”
    • Online Publicity
    • Sound recording
    • Photography

    How do I get started?
    If you have a wish to volunteer, please contact Christine at info@odiyana.org or call 860-266-6041.
    If we think clearly we shall realize that all our present and future happiness depends upon our cherishing others.” —-Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso