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Upcoming Work Exchange Opportunities

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at  volunteering@spiritrock.org if interested in any of the opportunities below. Volunteering allows you to help out in exchange for credit to attend retreat programs online or onsite, and you become part of the thousands-strong sangha of volunteer stewards at Spirit Rock!

Retreat Greeting

Help welcome incoming residential retreatants as a greeter, directing luggage and parking, checking Covid tests, or orienting practitioners to the meditation hall.  Retreat experience is helpful but not essential. Timing is 1:45pm to 5:45pm.

Event Volunteering

Service begins 60-90 minutes before the event and includes setting up chairs in the meditation hall, greeting folks as they arrive, checking off people who have already registered or collecting payment from folks who register at the door. Volunteers offer the event coordinator 15-20 minutes of help during the break if needed. At the end of the program service includes up to 60 minutes of support helping to put away chairs, sweep the hall, empty the garbage and recycling, collect and label lost and found items, and tidy up the hall. Event volunteering does not accrue hours but rather is in direct exchange for being able to attend the event. The exception is dana programs and special benefits. We schedule event volunteers starting about 6-8 weeks ahead up to the week of the program.

Land and Trail Care Crew

Work outdoors on the landscaping crew, clearing and maintaining the plants and trees on our campus and network of hiking paths. Volunteers needed to join our land and trail team, weeding and caring for our gardens, serving out in nature, and earning credit hours for Spirit Rock programs. Shifts available Tuesday and Thursday mornings, please contact the volunteer office for details.  


The Spirit Rock Bookstore is located in the Community Meditation Center. Open hours include the pre-close day of a residential retreat, close day of a residential retreat, open day of a residential retreat, and Community Meditation Center daylong and multi-day events. Tasks may include use of electronic point of sale system for practitioner purchases, inventory of merchandise, guiding practitioners towards requested merchandise, etc.

Community Service

If you have community service hours from a traffic ticket and would like to contribute your hours to Spirit Rock, please fill out our online volunteer application and indicate how many hours you have to complete by what date and your availability.  Then contact the Volunteer Office to verify that we can find appropriate shifts and enough hours for you by your deadline.


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