Wednesday, January 23 – Wednesday, January 30, 2019
We typically rely on many volunteers for our annual week-long Staff Retreat that takes place each January. Coverage is needed for both Retreat Center and Forest Refuge operations. Special skills are not required, although these assignments are generally available to those with previous IMS retreat experience of two weeks. Please consider supporting the staff as they find renewal through formal practice together.
If interested, email our HR & Executive Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-355-4378 ext. 225.
- Staff Retreat Working Guest Application (PDF)
- Staff Retreat Working Guest Application (Interactive PDF; requires Adobe Reader XI)
Monday, April 15 – Wednesday, April 24, 2019
We are seeking one attendant, or kappiya, to serve two female monastics during our annual Monastic Retreat, including one of the lead teachers. This is a residential volunteer assignment; housing and access to the retreat will be provided. An individual with previous monastic service experience is preferred.
For more information and to apply, please email email@example.com.
Wednesday, June 26 – Tuesday, July 2, 2019
There are two distinct roles for those helping with the Teen Retreat: Volunteers and Working Guests. Please scroll down for more information.
Each year, IMS endeavors to cultivate the mindfulness, compassion and wisdom of the next generation through its Teen Retreat for ages 14 to 19. If you have worked with teenagers, are an experienced meditator, and have sat at least one retreat at IMS, you are welcome to apply.
- Teen Retreat Volunteer Application (PDF)
- Teen Retreat Volunteer Application (Interactive PDF; requires Adobe Reader XI)
Please email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to HR & Executive Assistant, 1230 Pleasant, Barre, MA 01005. For more information, call 978-355-4378 ext. 225.
Be part of a team of 7–9 adults who provide extra support to our Kitchen and Housekeeping departments during this retreat. These Working Guest assignments are generally available only to those with previous IMS retreat experience of at least one week. You don’t have to be an experienced cook or housekeeper to qualify.
Individuals considering these positions should know that this is not your typical silent IMS retreat! While the teens do have periods of silent formal practice, there are many social activity periods, and a lively atmosphere permeates the Retreat Center. It’s a unique experience.
Please note: Family members of teenagers attending the Teen Retreat will not be accepted as volunteers for this retreat.
- Teen Retreat Working Guest Application (PDF)
- Teen Retreat Working Guest Application (Interactive PDF; requires Adobe Reader XI)
Please email the above application to email@example.com or mail it to HR & Executive Assistant, 1230 Pleasant, Barre, MA 01005. For more information, call 978-355-4378 ext. 225.