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2019 Seasonal Volunteers needed!

Whether you stay for the whole summer program season, a month, or two, your service at Dorje Denma Ling is warmly welcome. Please contact us, or fill out an application, if you are thinking about 2019!

Staff and volunteers participate in daily meditation practice, have access to local Meditation Instructors, and opportunities to participate in dharma classes. Volunteers have two days off per week, room and board, and receive program credit based on length of service, good for two years. The best part of volunteering is the opportunity to offer your heart and service and participate in the creation of Enlightened Society.

Seasonal staff and monthly volunteer positions are still available. We are looking for volunteers to work in our kitchen, help with facilities, or work in our garden. Please apply here.

In addition to volunteer support, we are also looking for a person to fill this staff position from August through November:

Kitchen Manager

With overall responsibility for Dorje Denma Ling’s kitchen, the Kitchen Manager holds the view that kitchen and food are at the heart of life at this retreat centre. This means providing wholesome and delicious food for visitors, participants and staff, and fostering an uplifted kitchen environment mixing discipline and joy.

Oversees all operations of the kitchen. Supervises and schedules staff and volunteer cooks. Provides training to cooks and kitchen prep volunteers. Maintains a practice environment in kitchen. Orders food and supplies. Ensures food quality and safety standards are met. Acts as Head Cook if scheduled to cook.

The ideal candidate has commercial kitchen experience, a regular mediation practice, and a valid driver’s license.

Please apply by completing this online application, or by sending a letter of interest and résumé to

The full job description is available here: Kitchen Manager.2019


Thank you for your interest.