Become a Volunteer!
New York Insight is recruiting new Event Volunteers!
• you enter a path of service where your service is your practice and your practice is service
• build a greater sense of sangha
• serve your local Dharma community
• practice generosity
• deepen your practice by exploring relationships between you and others
• get to the center on a regular basis
In addition, volunteers attend that event for free.
Remember: NYI is almost entirely volunteer-run and generosity is vital to the existence of this community.
There are THREE trainings this summer; please attend ONE.
*These trainings are MANDATORY for all new volunteers.*
Wednesday, June 12, 6:30–9pm
Monday, July 22: 6:30–9pm
Monday, August 12, 7:00–9pm
If you are interested in attending a training, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the date you would like to attend. A confirmation will be sent back to you.
Please see the event volunteer description below for more information about the role.
We look forward to having you!
NEW YORK INSIGHT EVENT VOLUNTEER ROLE
New York Insight relies on volunteers to create a welcome and organized atmosphere for all our events. The center needs you to help prepare the space and welcome participants. As a volunteer, you’ll learn more about New York Insight and become an active member of the Sangha.
Event volunteers can anticipate the following experiences and responsibilities:
• Arriving 1 hour before the event start time
• Staying at least 30 minutes past the event end time
• Meeting and working with other volunteers
• Registering participants and taking registration payments
• Welcoming and orienting the teacher
• Responding to participant comments and inquiries
• Setting up cushions and chairs
• Testing the microphones
• Checking the bathrooms for supplies and cleanliness
• Changing the water jug and replenishing the cup supplies
• Taking out the garbage and replacing bins with fresh bags
All events are staffed with an experienced Event Manager who supervises and coordinates volunteer tasks. The list of tasks given above is divided among all volunteers, including the Event Manager. You must be physically able to do the tasks listed above.
*Please note: All volunteers are required to attend one training session prior to their first volunteer event. The minimum requirement for volunteering is two events per quarter.
If you are interested, please send your inquiries to the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.
New York Insight Meditation Center has had a growing response to its programs over the years. Thousands of New Yorkers have had an opportunity to deepen their meditation practice and be part of a growing spiritual community. Our offerings continue to expand with a variety of retreats courses, workshops, sitting groups, and even residential retreats.
NYI is an almost entirely volunteer-run organization. To help deliver these programs, we have always relied heavily on a small but committed group of people. In return, theses dedicated individuals have the satisfaction of know NYI couldn’t exist without them. To fully support NYI’s operation and facilitate our vision, we also need your help.
We’re appealing to the members of the NYI community to come forward and offer their talent and expertise, their creativity and energy to help us continue to grow and flourish. Becoming involved in NYI and offering service is also an excellent way to cultivate generosity, or dana, as a spiritual practice.
Opportunities to do service are ever-changing and ongoing. What do you have to offer?
We welcome your new ideas as well as your resources and talent!
If you think you may be interested in volunteering with NYI, please print and fill out a Volunteer Application and drop it off at the center or mail it to New York Insight, 28 West 27th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY, 10001. You will be contacted within a few weeks.