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Teen Retreat
Staff Retreat

Staff Retreat

January 7–14, 2015

Operational support – We typically rely on many volunteers for our annual week-long Staff Retreat that takes place each January. Coverage is needed for both Retreat Center and Forest Refuge operations. Special skills are not required – please consider supporting the staff as they find renewal through formal practice together.

Staff Retreat Working Guest Application (PDF)

Staff Retreat Working Guest Application (Interactive PDF; requires Adobe Reader XI)

If interested, email our HR & Executive Assistant at volunteer@dharma.org or call 978-355-4378 ext. 225.

Teen Retreat

June 29 – July 3, 2014

There are two distinct roles for those helping with the Teen Retreat: Volunteers and Working Guests. Please scroll down for more information.

Volunteers – Positions filled for this year

Each year, IMS endeavors to cultivate the mindfulness, compassion and wisdom of the next generation through its Teen Retreat for ages 14 to 19. If you have experience in working with teenagers and are an experienced meditator, you are welcome to apply.

Teen Retreat Volunteer Application (PDF)

Please email the above application to trvolunteer@dharma.org or mail it to Chas DiCapua, 1230 Pleasant, Barre, MA 01005. For more information, call him at 978-355-4378 ext. 410.

Working Guests – Positions filled for this year

Operational support – Extra support is needed for our Kitchen and Housekeeping departments during the Teen Retreat. You don't have to be an experienced cook or housekeeper to volunteer as a Working Guest for this inspiring retreat.

Please note: Family members of teenagers attending the Teen Retreat will not be accepted as volunteers for this retreat.

Teen Retreat Working Guest Application (PDF)

Please email the above application to volunteer@dharma.org or mail it to Anna Ossenfort, 1230 Pleasant, Barre, MA 01005. For more information, call her at 978-355-4378 ext. 225.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

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