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Volunteering at PIMC

Heartfelt gratitude to the many people who've volunteered in the past!
Current we are in need of:

For more information about volunteer opportunities at PIMC, please complete our interest questionnaire below.
You may also email
 Volunteer Coordinator Doug O'Dell directly at

“Work is love made visible” - Kahlil Gibran

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Portland Insight Meditation Center. The efforts of our volunteers are the heartbeat of this community and create a loving space for Dharma instruction, meditation practice, and the forming of deep interpersonal connections. With your generosity, you are helping to manifest future opportunities for others to participate in the liberation offered by the eightfold path. Here at PIMC we have many opportunities for karma yoga. We strive to offer volunteer positions that aid them on their path. There are weekly, monthly, quarterly, and one time tasks; whatever your ability to contribute, we have an opportunity for you to participate.

Overview of Volunteer Program

Weekly or Monthly Sevice

  • Opener / Greeters  – Open the center, set up the Dhamma Hall for Sunday morning sits, welcome people as they arrive.

  • Hospitality – Set up/clean up for snacks and social time after Sunday Dharma talks.

  • AV Tech – Assist with Audio/Visual needs during classes, Dharma Talks, and other live and streaming events.

  • Landscaping – Keep the lawn and gardens beautiful and cared for.

  • Library – Help the PIMC Librarian on an as needed basis with organizational tasks.

Quarterly or Twice Yearly Service

  • Karma Yoga Parties

    • Housekeeping, landscaping, maintenance

    • Other one time projects

Specific Asks

  • As needed "Handy Person" – Helps with plumbing, electrical, building repair, painting, gutter cleaning and other maintenance as needed.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at PIMC, please complete our interest questionnaire below.

You may also email Volunteer Coordinator Doug O'Dell directly at

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