Current Opportunities

 
We accept applicants on a rolling basis throughout the year to our work-study volunteer program. 
Current opportunities include: 
– Work for the Yeshe De Text preservation project
– Work at Dharma Publishing
– Retreat Center activities including – property maintenance, social media and marketing, gardening, retreat support, vegetarian cooking, and more
 

Please visit this link to learn more.

  • In addition, we currently have the following unique volunteer opportunities: 

DHARMA PUBLISHING

 

Marketing, Admin & Audio/Video Production

We are looking for one or more individuals with skills or interest in these areas: e-commerce marketing, SEO, Amazon advertising, public relations, videography, video editing; audio recording/podcasts, general computer skills, and shipping.

 What you don’t know, we will help you learn.

We work together flexibly, helping each other to succeed, doing what needs to be done. Even if you have one main task or orientation, you will have opportunities to do many things and to learn more.

Potential DP team members should:

Be interested in personal growth through work and daily activity

Be reliable and self-motivated

Be flexible and cooperative

This is a full-time residential volunteer opportunity with a minimum 6 month commitment, although many of our volunteers stay for a year or more. DP volunteers live in shared housing with the volunteers of Yeshe De Text Preservation Project and the retreat center, and join them in maintaining and beautifying Ratna Ling once a week in Community Work activities, and in being assigned kitchen cleanup shifts.

GARDENER

We have an immediate need for help in our large organic vegetable garden. Our head gardener needs extra hands to keep the produce flowing from the farm to the table in our retreat center! The unique part of this work is that during retreats, primarily on weekends, the garden crew often helps the lodge retreat support team with active retreat tasks, like setting up the buffet for  meals, cleaning up after breakfast, and responding to requests from guests. Some garden/farm experience is preferred. 

 

RETREAT SUPPORT (LODGE) TEAM:

Put your creativity, computer skills and personable manner to work in caring for retreat guests. Not just an office job-enjoy the fresh air and get exercise while working in the gardens and on other projects. At the end of the week, prepare for the retreat. During retreats (usually on weekends), the garden crew often helps with active retreat tasks.

Whether in the office or in the garden, flexible, hard working individuals who work well on their own or with others in a team will thrive in these volunteer opportunities. 

Perks:

  • Free housing
  • Free vegetarian meals
  • Modest monthly stipend
  • All the other benefits of volunteering at Ratna Ling

MAINTENANCE/GROUNDSKEEPER

This full-time residential volunteer opportunity is ideal for someone who enjoys property maintenance and repair. The ideal candidate is flexible, steady, hard-working, comfortable asking for assistance, and happy to work alone on a project as well as to work with others.  Some related experience, even with personal DIY projects, desired. On the job training is provided as needed. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Emergency fixes, utility failures, critical small jobs, ensuring safety of residents
  • Clearing roads of downed trees and other large debris, leaks, appliance repairs, irrigation repairs, tool repairs, building repairs 
  • Groundskeeping, Vehicle repairs, AV system maintenance, testing, and repair, non-critical repairs of furniture and some tools
  • Scheduled maintenance of cottages, lodge, and conference center, vehicles, tools

As a Ratna Ling Work Study Volunteer, you will receive: 

  • Free housing
  • Free vegetarian meals
  • Modest monthly stipend
  • All the other benefits of volunteering at Ratna Ling

All volunteers and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID before arrival.