Volunteer Program at City Center

Volunteering at City Center

From the identifiable beginnings of Zen, working together has been an integral part of our practice. Work is the way we bring this practice out of the meditation hall and into the world. It is one of the most important ways in which practitioners come together and begin to know one another intimately, forging the Sangha (community), which is one of Buddhism’s Three Treasures.

We invite you to work with us by becoming a volunteer at Beginner’s Mind Temple. There are various areas in which you may volunteer. In order to explore what might be the best fit for you, in terms of time and interest, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Jeffrey Schneider, at either 415.354.0361 or via email at [email protected]

Volunteering is an opportunity to experience working wholeheartedly in a practice setting while giving your time and energy to the Sangha. You can volunteer at City Center (see below) or Green Gulch Farm.

Though not always open, these are examples of volunteer opportunities at City Center:

  • Bookstore
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Outreach

Printable City Center volunteer application form.