Get involved.

Meet like-minded people.

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.