Compassionate Action Opportunities

Generosity through compassionate action in the world is an integral part of personal and spiritual development and is a fundamental teaching and practice of Buddhism. Listed here are opportunities for “giving back” while truly getting more than you give: through feeling good about yourself, building community with other sangha members and those we help, and making a positive difference in the world.

Dinners for Groundworks Shelter

Volunteers at Vermont Insight Meditation Center join thirty other faith and community groups in serving dinners once a month at the Groundworks Shelter. The dinners serve the 35 guests who live at the shelter. The meals are coordinated and recipes are provided to those who sign up to provide food. See our newsletter for information on signing up to help.  If you have any questions, please contact us»

We urge you to contemplate the benefits flowing from VIMC. Consider behind-the-scenes volunteer hours spent producing sits, classes, special events, newsletters, website, fundraising, and relationships that ensure our continued health as a center. A dedicated crew carries on year after year, but we need fresh voices and faces. The joy of giving time and participating with others is boundless.

Among our needs are:

  • Helping with set-up in the hall, both physical and technical.
  • Zoom copilots,
  • IT experts,
  • Website maintenance,
  • Decorating, cleaning our space,

We invite you to find out how to engage in compassionate action within the sangha and there are other ways you could help—an hour now and then is a great gift.

Please contact us» if you are interested in staying informed about volunteer opportunities.