Volunteering at Jamyang Leeds

“With compassion, you try to help as much as possible.  Even though you might have very little experience, I think the most important thing is to do everything with a good heart.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Our volunteers are the living breathing heart of our centre; they come with diverse backgrounds and experiences and with many reasons for volunteering. Such as giving back to the community, learning new skills, meeting new people, putting Bodhicitta into practice, service to the Dharma. What they each have in common is a desire to make a difference and kind hearts.

To our existing volunteers a big Thank You and to new volunteers a big Welcome!

What our Volunteers Do

If you would like to see the centre and what our volunteers have to say about volunteering at Jamyang Leeds. Enjoy the video!

Examples of activities include:

  • class facilitators and class assistants
  • meet and greet before classes
  • helping in our cafe or our shop
  • cleaning the centre
  • bookkeeping and admin work in the office
  • serving as reception and ushers during external events and retreats
  • helping with marketing

As a volunteer you can enjoy a wide range of benefits including: support/training sessions every month for new volunteers, regular social events, and in thanks for your help you’ll get free hot-desking and access to our Buddhist classes, You will also get full use of our lending library, advance notice of special events and special audiences with visiting teachers. If you have skills you’d like to share that we haven’t mentioned here, let us know.

The kindness of volunteers is at the very heart of what we do, come and be a part of our team!

Once you have contacted us

We will come back to you very shortly to arrange an initial meeting, either at the centre or virtually, to talk about your interests, discuss expectations and get to know each other better. This will be followed by an interview at a later stage in which we fill in together the application form.

More details can be found in our Application Guide.

Make a Difference

As well as the opportunity to meet new people and make friends, volunteering at Jamyang could help you to develop your skills; it is a great way to have fun, make a difference and help your community. Our volunteers get involved in a wide range of activities from outreach work in schools and hospitals to hosting events and creating a welcoming environment.

You can also make a difference in other ways by donating, making a legacy, using our ebay shop or joining our friends scheme

Thank you for visiting our website, hope to see you soon as a volunteer.