Volunteer for service at IMS

Volunteering

How can I be of service?

We could not continue to function without the generous support and service of many volunteers. If you have sat a one-week retreat or more at IMS, please consider joining us in this capacity.

2021 Update

We look forward to reopening the Retreat Center in October and the Forest Refuge in November! There are currently no volunteer openings available. We will update this page when we resume the Volunteer Program. Please feel free to check back from time to time, and thank you for your patience!

Here are many of the reasons our volunteers value their time helping out at our centers:

  • To make new friends and meet fellow meditators
  • To be part of a sangha, or community
  • To express generosity
  • To help support and sustain IMS’s teachers and retreatants
  • To explore the integration of work and dharma practice
  • To share expertise and knowledge
  • To assist with a special retreat or project
  • To have access to the IMS retreat environment
  • To enjoy the quiet, restorative beauty of IMS and its surroundings
  • To have fun!