EBMC is an "All-Dana" (Generosity based) center. The generosity of Volunteer-donated time is the lifeblood of EBMC. Can you join us in this practice of Dana (Generosity), by donating some of your time to help the center thrive and grow?
Click here to send us a message expressing your interest in one or more of the positions described below.
We are currently seeking sangha members for the following Volunteer Positions:
Quote from a former Temple Keeper:
I love cleaning EBMC because after I'm finished there's time for me to just enjoy being there. I can feel the practice that people have done all week, and it feels so wonderful, it's a great opportunity for me to serve the community and to make sure that everything is clean and works well for all the activities there.
* Office Assistant
Help printing fliers, managing the signs around the center, filing, scanning, and other special office projects.
* Supplies Co-Manager
Help keep the EBMC facility stocked with necessary supplies. Shopping, receiving supply requests, helping track inventory.
Email correspondence with event teachers and registrants, and sign-in list preparation. Must know EXCEL.
* Online Registration Assistants
Prepares event attendance data for merger into the EBMC database, and tracking attendance statistics. Must know EXCEL and have ease with computers, email and web.
* Teacher Event Assistants
Assists the teacher during a daylong or evening class, serves as point person for the other event volunteers for that event (who are attending the event).
* Sitting Group Volunteers
Open and close the center and greet folks as they arrive. A great way to get to know folks in your sitting group.
*Generosity Committee Members
The Generosity Committee is the fundraising committee of EBMC. Members of the Generosity Committee contribute to our multiple fundraising efforts by giving of their time, talents and energy. Some of the arenas of fundraising members work on include: the Friends of EBMC monthly donor program; the Blossoming Community Person-to-Person (major donor) Campaign; event planning and implementation (3 major events a year); grant research and writing; email and end-of-year solicitations; dana talks; and donor appreciation. No fundraising experience is necessary. We view fundraising as sacred work, and in addition to taking on fundraising tasks, members participate in conversations about money and the Dharma and collectively determine how to implement values-based fundraising practices. The Committee meets once every 3 weeks and members work on projects in collaboration with other members and staff.
Founded in a celebration of diversity, the East Bay Meditation Center welcomes everyone seeking to end suffering and cultivate happiness. Our mission is to foster liberation, personal and interpersonal healing, social action, and inclusive community building. We offer mindfulness practices and teachings on wisdom and compassion from Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. Rooted in our commitment to diversity, we operate with transparent democratic governance, generosity-based economics, and environmental sustainability.