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We appreciate your interest in participating Ratna Ling!  If you are excited about contributing to our two-fold  mission of preserving Tibetan Buddhist culture and establishing Dharma in the West while living in an atmosphere conducive to personal growth, please download and return the volunteer application (below).


Application Guidelines

  • Minimum commitment is 6 months with some exceptions on a case by case basis.
  • We cannot accommodate children or pets.
  • Couples in ongoing, well established relationships may apply, but must submit separate applications. 
  • All volunteers are required to be vaccinated against COVID before arrival at Ratna Ling. 

We ask that applicants come with:

  • Sincere interest in our mission
  • Capacity to live harmoniously and respectfully in community 
  • Willingness to participate fully and follow community guidelines
  • Physical, mental, and emotional health and stability with no major ongoing health concerns
  • Financial resources to sustain personal needs (medical, transportation, loans, bills) for the full commitment period

 Steps to apply: 

  • Download Ratna Ling Volunteer application.
  • Return completed application and current resume to volunteer@ratnaling.org 
  • We’ll reply within one week of receiving your application.
  • You may be interviewed by one or more members of our community. 
  • We check a minimum of  4 references.
  • Upon acceptance, a criminal record check is carried out by a trusted agency, with the cost shared equally by Ratna Ling and the prospective volunteer. 

In total the application process can take from 2 to 3 weeks.

Still Have Questions?

Contact Us  to ask questions, share your aspirations, interests, resume, and photo. We look forward to hearing from you!