Volunteer Resources

This document contains a compilation resources to assist and support volunteers in their roles as well as tasks were volunteer help is most needed.

Table of Contents: Click on title to go to section 

Resources for Open House Volunteers
Resources for Program Coordinators & Staff
Current Volunteer Needs

FACILITIES UPKEEP
ONGOING PROGRAMMING SUPPORT
NEWSLETTER
OTHER VOLUNTEER NEEDS

Important Staff / Volunteer Contacts

 

Resources for Open House Volunteers

*To inquire about training to be a Host or Umdze for open house, please reach out to [email protected]

 

Resources for Program Coordinators & Staff

 

Current Volunteer Needs


We are full of gratitude for our many volunteers who support our offerings and classes. Please see below for a list of ways you can get involved at the Seattle Shambhala Center.

Contact the Co-Directors at [email protected] to inquire further. 


FACILITIES UPKEEP 

Role:   Facilities related upkeep and tasks
Time Commitment:   1-2 hours a week
Skills:   Familiarity with Harrison House, experience with upkeep of a building and grounds
Job Description:   Pays attention to the household and grounds including changing light bulbs, reporting broken items/fixtures or grounds issues to the co-directors, working with repair people, and take care of small maintenance needs as possible.


ONGOING PROGRAMMING SUPPORT

Role: Garden Care Team (3-4 people)
Time commitment:   Spring/Summer – 2 hours/week per person, Fall/Winter – 3-5 hours once a month
Skills: Garden enthusiasm!
Job Description:   Keeps an eye on the garden and helps with small tasks as needed (e.g., weeding, deadheading, etc). Attend gardening party days when able. Assists with watering during the summer months, including following the soaker hose schedule (Schedule TBD).


NEWSLETTER

Role: Newsletter Designer
Time commitment:  2-3 hours, once per month (1 week prior to 1st Sunday)
Skills: Basic familiarity with HTML and CSS, some photoshop or photo editing experience, familiarity with Mailchimp a plus.
Job description: The newsletter designer receives the newsletter copy in Word document format and sets up and formats the email campaign in Mailchimp. 


OTHER VOLUNTEER NEEDS
 

  • Program Coordinators & Staff – If you wish to volunteer as a program coordinator or staff member, please reach out to Sydney Munger at [email protected]
  • Open House Support We always need more open house hosts and umdzes! To receive training in these areas, reach out to Sydney Munger at [email protected].
  • Ikebana Assistance – Contact Shelley Pierce at [email protected] for more information. 
  • Awake in Action! – Join our Awake in Action volunteer team once a month and uplift the lives of residents of the Union Hotel, a part of Downtown Emergency Services. To learn more, contact Sandra Noel at [email protected]
  • Building Maintenance – We need a cadre of people with electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, and general maintenance skills. If you can help, contact Annica Holder at [email protected].

 

Important Staff / Volunteer Contacts

Center Co-Directors – JoAnn Schindler and Annica Holder [email protected]

Seattle Shambhala Governing Council [email protected]

Facilities Manager – Annica Holder [email protected]

Finance Manager – Meli-Tashi Happy [email protected]

Membership Coordinator – Samuel Taylor [email protected]

Director of Practice and Education – Sydney Munger [email protected]

General Questions [email protected]

 

What are we missing? Let us know what resources would be useful to include on this page by emailing [email protected]