Volunteering

When you volunteer at Chenrezig Institute you are joining an incredible group of people.

Since it’s inception in 1974, Chenrezig Institute has relied on the generous support of dedicated volunteers. Without the support of our valued volunteers Chenrezig Institute would not be able to provide the extensive program of Buddhist teaching, meditation and retreat that has led thousands of people to a more peaceful and happy life.

Whether you are cooking delicious vegetarian food in the Big Love Cafe, housekeeping to make our guests feel welcome or creating a beautiful and peaceful garden for everyone to enjoy – each of our passionate and dedicated volunteers play a pivotal role in supporting Chenrezig Institute to create an environment  where compassion and wisdom can flourish.

Volunteers in our organisation fill many varied roles including:

  • Board Members
  • Visitor Information
  • Cafe Servicesmy-religion-is-very-simple-my-religion-is-kindness-35
  • Housekeeping
  • Grounds and Maintenance
  • Library Services
  • Membership Care
  • Traditional Art
  • Children’s Program
  • Meditation Leaders
  • Tutors and Program Coordinators
  • Audio Technicians
  • Archive Team

We are very proud of each person who makes the crucial decision to support us. Their dedication, their time, their energy, and their skills allow us to be what we are and will make us who we become.

Volunteering might just change your life – it’s changed ours. And if the karma is right, it has the potential to change many other lives too.

Volunteer Positions currently available

Housekeeping. Do you love creating beautiful and welcoming environments? Enjoy transforming mess into clean?

Housekeeping
Do you love creating beautiful and welcoming environments? Enjoy transforming mess into clean?

Big Love Cafe Team. Are you passionate about connecting with people? Enjoy creating fantastic vegetarian food? Want to put Big Love into everything you do?

Big Love Cafe Team
Are you passionate about connecting with people? Enjoy creating fantastic vegetarian food? Want to put Big Love into everything you do?

Live in Volunteers. Do you want to live in the beautiful Australian rain forest? Would you like to experience living in a Buddhist community and have access to meditations and teachings? Would you like to live and work as part of a harmonious team?

Live in Volunteers
Do you want to live in the beautiful Australian rain forest? Would you like to experience living in a Buddhist community and have access to meditations and teachings? Would you like to live and work as part of a harmonious team?

Day Volunteers. Do you find joy in serving others? Are you inspired to create a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere? Do you like spending time working with like minded people?

Day Volunteers
Do you find joy in serving others? Are you inspired to create a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere? Do you like spending time working with like minded people?