Find Joy and Meaning in Volunteering

VolunteerWe are currently “meeting” online but will soon be gathering in a new space for the center, so there are many ways you can help out!  Contact Melissa at

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


Who can volunteer?
Anyone can volunteer. No special skill or experience is needed. 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. Any small experience of helping out is important and appreciated. Training is provided!

Some areas of volunteering include:

    • Helping with Online-streaming of classes
    • Assisting with an online Zoom class
    • Helping to get the new center space ready!
    • Sharing online publicity
    • Assisting at an event or class series
    • Sewing/Decorating offerings
    • Creating Publicity
    • Sharing Publicity for the Center at your favorite Coffee Shop, etc