You Make It Possible
We invite you to contribute to our collective efforts to bring mindfulness and meditation to the community through volunteering! Whether you are a CEO of an advertising firm, a stay-at-home mom with a green thumb, stressed out student or a humble retiree, we can use your unique talents to transform our community by providing a safe place to learn and practice the healing art of meditation. Read through our job descriptions below and feel free to apply or ask a question!
Program Volunteer - Well-versed in guest relations, calling/emailing registrants in advance of programs to confirm final payment and other logistical details, checking in guests at registration, welcoming committee, set up/break down venue, support teachers to ensure minimal interruptions, thank yous to guests, etc.
Perks: Get to listen in on events for free in between duties, ideal for individual who wants to work more closely with meditation teacher.
Fundraising Volunteer - Well-versed in donor relations, calling current members, cold calling prospective donors, donor research, attending donor cultivation events with staff, setting up/breaking down fundraising events, phone-a-thon, thank yous to donors, etc.
Perks: Great for individuals who likes to talk to people and learn about others, learn basics of fundraising, meet “Whos Who” of Greater Long Beach, develop writing skills, refine pitch skills, etc.
Administrative Volunteer - Well-versed in guest relations, supports in administrative/clerical tasks that are the backbone of the organization, librarian support, marketing, communications and social media support, etc. Great deal of project management and internal communications support to ensure all volunteers report on time. Works closely with the General Manager
Librarian - Great for an individual studying to be a librarian and allows us to advertise the Dharma Library as a perk. This includes organizing our lending library, creating a system for timely check in and check out, calling lender to return/renew items, facilitating the creation of our sangha book club with the Teachers Council, contacting book club members, etc.
Seva Coordinator - Organizing community service activities to create create social interaction and opportunities to give back among the sangha. This includes, but is not limited to: restaurant dinners, picnics or potlucks, movie nights, outings, camping trips, etc. This will include: confirming volunteers for the week, replacing volunteers who call out with “on call” volunteers, providing training to “on call” volunteers in advance of activity, providing volunteer names, # of volunteers and shift information to staff and program volunteers.
Marketing and Communications Intern - Supports the General Manager and Marketing Committee with drafting copy for the website, social media posts, e-newsletters, flyers, etc. per LBM’s graphic and communications standards. Supports in general business development as requested by the General Manager, which can include but is not limited to, staffing tables at community events, participating networking events, visiting our business partners and attending special events with staff and board members. Video and audio editing skills a plus- Taping, editing and uploading the Sunday Dharma talks and making audio tapes of classes.
Housekeeping/setup - Tend to our beautiful meditation hall by vacuuming, shaking out pillows, zafus and zabutons once-a-month, dusting and organizing our space to maintain simplicity and cleanliness.
On Call Volunteer - List of volunteers who have expressed an interest to support LBM, but who cannot commit to a PT/FT job description. Please call on them as needed to fill smaller jobs. They help fill gaps in volunteers sometimes at a moment’s notice (aka Superheros!).
Perks: Great for detail-oriented individuals with great communication and writing skills who want practical experience learning administrative, finance and operation’s side of the nonprofit world.
By submitting this application you are in the process of contributing to your meditation community! You are welcome to choose from our suggested volunteer roles, or recommend a role that we haven't thought of to take full advantage of your skills and availability.