Summer Staff and Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you stay for the summer, a month, or two, your service at Dorje Denma Ling is warmly welcome. Please contact us if you are thinking about 2018!

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.

Summer positions will be considered for next summer in January, 2018. Please email our Personnel Manager at

The following departments will be seeking volunteer assistance:


Dorje Denma Ling welcomes facilities volunteers to help with building projects, repairs and outdoor projects. In addition to the routine facilities work, people who have experience in the building trades – carpenters, painters, plumbers, electricians – are particularly in need for a variety of special projects. June through the end of August is a great time to offer a week or more as we prepare for our high season, and the Sakyong’s visit.


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. Your help will be most welcome the last two weeks of May, and mid-June through the end of August.


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 or joining the core staff at Dorje Denma Ling, submit an application, or email our Personnel Manager at