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Serve the community.

Live the dharma.

Participate in a variety of events and tasks from helping out at classes and retreats, to coordinating community picnics or serving on committees. IMCW is an almost entirely volunteer-driven organization. Join IMCW’s enthusiastic volunteers in serving the IMCW community and spreading the dharma.

To Apply

Please fill out the IMCW volunteer information form and submit it to the appropriate contact. Feel free to let us know any questions you may have. We look forward to working with you!

  • Audio Volunteer

    Location:
    Washington metro area
    Status:
    Active
    Contact:
    Interested? Apply here.
    Description:

    Tape and produce audio dharma for the IMCW website. Looking for volunteers for Tara's, Jonathan's and Hugh's classes.

    • Tape the meditation and dharma talk at class or retreat

    • Edit the audio for sound quality, etc.

    • Upload it onto the IMCW website

    Volunteers can share the responsibilities of producing the audio dharma, with one volunteer taping the talk and another editing and uploading it.

    Time commitment: 2-4 hours per talk

  • Class Volunteer

    Location:
    Your regular weekly class
    Status:
    Active
    Contact:
    Interested? Apply here.
    Description:

    Each meditation class needs for volunteers to help set up, welcome, and clean up. This volunteer will help the teacher offer a warm, comfortable place for yogis to meditate and learn the dharma:

    • Set up class chairs, tables, etc., before class

    • Greet 
yogis

    • Staff book table

    • Staff tea table

    • Put away tables, chairs, etc., after class

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours once each month (or more, if interested)

  • Coordinator, Sangha Picnic

    Location:
    Washington metro area
    Status:
    Inactive
    Contact:
    Interested? Apply here.
    Description:
    Purpose: To encourage the creation of a larger sangha at IMCW outside of weekly classes and retreats. This volunteer will organize a weekend picnic for the greater IMCW sangha.

    • Identify venue

    • Work with volunteer program manager to recruit and coordinate volunteer help

    • Plan menu, activities, etc.

    • Advertise

    • Coordinate necessary purchases

    • Coordinate set up and breakdown of picnic

    • Support volunteers and offer assistance to sangha as needed during event

    Time Commitment: Part-time for 2 months.

  • Writers, Editors

    Location:
    Virtual
    Status:
    Active
    Contact:
    Interested? Apply here.
    Description:

    Writers and editors are needed from time to time for articles for IMCW's ENews newsletter. Articles have included interviews with IMCW teachers, board members, key volunteers and occasional other articles.

    Time commitment: Varies

    Requirements: Interested writers will be asked to submit writing samples.

  • IMCW's 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Status:
    Active
    Contact:
    Interested? Apply here.
    Description:

    The Insight Meditation Community of Washington is celebrating 20 plus years awakening hearts and minds in the D.C. area.

    To commemorate this milestone in our organization’s history, we are hosting a Celebration Event the evening of October 28, 2017 at the historic All Souls Church on 16th Street in D.C. We hope you will join us for an evening of food, fun and reflection of the past 20 years as we celebrate our Sangha (Community). Check the imcw.org website for forthcoming information about the event, including registration and other events we will be hosting throughout the year. 

    We are also actively recruiting volunteers to help make this event a success, we will need:

        o onsite logistic support for the day of the event,

        o volunteers to help with fundraising, and

        o creative volunteers to help with videography, photography, marketing and more!

    For more information, please email imcwanniversary@gmail.com