- About Us
- IMS Turns 40
- FAQ about IMS
- Virtual Tours
- Current News
- Working and Volunteering
- Mission and Values
- Board of Directors
- Annual Report
- Contact Us
- Mailing List
- Meditation Retreats
- New to Meditation?
- FAQ about Retreats
- Food and Accommodations
- Retreat Center
- Forest Refuge
- Work Retreats
- Pay Your Balance
Volunteering – Day-to-Day
We welcome your assistance in the following areas:
Opening day support
Volunteer to greet participants arriving for each new Retreat Center course or to lead tours of the facility. Fun and welcoming activities!
Closing day support
Help provide a clean, tidy and harmonious Retreat Center environment – support Housekeeping at the end of retreats. Volunteer to take care of the meditation hall, guest and teacher rooms, and laundry.
Volunteer to assist with mailings, data entry and simple office tasks.
Help sustain the beautiful IMS landscape – see further information.
Volunteer Application Form (Interactive PDF; requires Adobe Reader XI)
Please return your completed form to:
HR & Executive Assistant
Insight Meditation Society
1230 Pleasant Street
Barre MA 01005
Phone: 978-355-4378 ext. 225
You will be contacted shortly after we receive your application. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Calling all green thumbs and enthusiastic helpers – come and get your hands dirty! Join the team of garden volunteers who care for our beautiful IMS landscape.
Meet other sangha members while spending time in the great outdoors. Enjoy lunch, a short meditation period and working mindfully together while making a wonderful contribution for all to enjoy.
In the spring, summer and early fall, monthly work days in the main Retreat Center garden start at 9 a.m. No gardening experience is necessary.
Although the 2016 garden volunteer season has ended, you're welcome to apply to the program anytime. We'll post the 2017 Gardening Day schedule here soon, so please check back!
You'll find links to our volunteer application above. Note that IMS retreat experience of at least one weekend is required to participate. For more information, please contact our HR & Executive Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering!
"The spirit of IMS was really impressive and inspiring...the silence, the openness and generosity shared with all."