Summer Staff and Volunteer Opportunities

Dorje Denma Ling welcomes and values all summer staff and volunteers, whether you stay for one month, one week or just a few days.
Summer staff positions are open for commitments of one month or longer, between the end of May and the end of August, 2015.
Please email our Personnel Manager at, or call (902) 657-9085 ext. 21.

Volunteers are encouraged to join our team for shorter periods as well.

Benefits include room and board plus some program credit according to the length of your stay with us. Staff and volunteers have two days off per week, and in addition to the joy of benefitting others with your work, you are also able to join in the daily community meditation practice sessions and other group opportunities for practice and study.



The following departments are seeking volunteer assistance:


Sustainable Development

Help us complete work on Atlantic Canada’s first hemp-lime masonry home, an innovative project which also includes passive solar, Forest Stewartship Council (FSC) certified timber, recycled materials, and renewable energy. Other exciting projects for the summer of 2014 included construction of a root cellar, expanding a forest trail system, and other infrastructure improvements. Volunteering in the Development department is an opportunity to learn about natural building, get valuable hands-on experience, and contribute to the making Dorje Denma Ling an example and inspiration for others in pursuing a sustainable future.



Dorje Denma Ling welcomes facilities volunteers to help with building projects, repairs and outdoor projects. In particular we are seeking help for setting up for the Sakyong’s visit and Scorpion Seal.



If you love cooking or helping in the kitchen, we welcome you to apply as a kitchen volunteer. Come and help prepare healthy and delicious meals for our core community and program participants.



Help to keep Denma Ling sparkling and uplifted. We always need help with routine cleaning, preparation of participant accommodations and deep cleaning to magnetize the dralas.



If you would like to know more about volunteering at Dorje Denma Ling, or to submit an application, email our Volunteer Coordinator, at, or call (902) 657-9085 ext. 21.

During the cold-weather months, accommodations limit the number of volunteers we can accept.