Insight Retreat Center

Volunteer Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

Apply for a Volunteer Position
Current Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
  • These change regularly, please fill out a Volunteer Application even if nothing is listed that works for you. 
  • Audio Editor/Upload Dharma Talks:  This is done remotely, no need to be at IRC.  This is a shared job so can easily accommodate time away.   
    • 1-2 hours after each retreat.  Usually 1-2 retreats per month.   
    • Occasional light editing (such as trimming beginning silence) and use of Google Sheets.
  • Handyperson: a local person to help our Facilities Manager with repairs and maintenance of the center.  One or two days a month.
  • Online Retreat Manager: Co-hosting the Zoom sessions and supporting the yogis and teachers as needed.
    • Essential to be tech savvy and available to serve for 2-3 retreats each year.
    • There are 2 managers one serving the “morning” and the other taking over at 1:30 pm Pacific time.  East Coast managers would take the morning part. 
    • Prerequisite: participation in two weeklong online retreats with Insight Retreat Online. See here for more info.
  • Technology Support, Onsite: Someone who lives locally to support IRC’s computer systems, network and recording/audio system.
  • Web Developer: Implement and test, back & front-end WordPress features and plugins. Understanding of WordPress and some combinations of HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL and JavaScript.  Linux and Ansible helpful. Part of a team. There are variable options on time required.
Come to IRC for a Work Day!  
  • Monthly Work Day: RSVP here.  A time to help care for IRC and to meet other fellow volunteers. You can help with either indoor or garden tasks. For monthly reminders,  JOIN our work day email list.
Resident Volunteers (RVs):

Resident Volunteers live at the retreat center, and support the center and retreats with about 20 hours of work each week. There are usually between 6-8 Resident Volunteers at a given time.  RVs are committed to practicing together daily, sitting retreats, and participating in community activities. Click here for more information and/or contact

Service Leaders:

Five Service Leaders, experienced retreat practitioners, both sit the retreat and serve the retreat in leadership positions as cooks and managers. For more information, see Service Leader Descriptions.

If after reading the descriptions, you are interested in periodically serving IRC retreats, please fill out a Volunteer Application.