Event Volunteer Training


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New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St.,10th Fl.


Date(s) - 02/17/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St.,10th Fl.

Event Details


Through volunteering:

  • you enter a path of service where your service is your practice and your practice is service
  • build a greater sense of sangha
  • serve your local Dharma community
  • practice generosity
  • deepen your practice by exploring relationships between you and others
  • get to the center on a regular basis

Do more than belong: participate. ​Do more than care: serve.
Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind.
Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.
—William Arthur Ward
In addition, volunteers attend that event for free.

Remember: NYI is almost entirely volunteer-run and generosity is vital to the existence of this community.

Prerequisite: Please have attended at least one NYI event before attending the training.

If you are interested in attending a training, please send us an e-mail.  A confirmation will be sent back to you.

Please see the event volunteer description below for more information about the role.

New York Insight relies on volunteers to create a welcome and organized atmosphere for all our events. The center needs you to help prepare the space and welcome participants. As a volunteer, you’ll learn more about New York Insight and become an active member of the Sangha.

Event volunteers can anticipate the following experiences and responsibilities:

  • Arriving 1 hour before the event start time
  • Staying at least 30 minutes past the event end time
  • Meeting and working with other volunteers
  • Registering participants and taking registration payments
  • Welcoming and orienting the teacher
  • Responding to participant comments and inquiries
  • Setting up cushions and chairs
  • Testing the microphones
  • Checking the bathrooms for supplies and cleanliness
  • Changing the water jug and replenishing the cup supplies
  • Taking out the garbage and replacing bins with fresh bags

*Please note: All volunteers are required to attend one training session prior to their first volunteer event, this includes experienced NYI volunteers who have not yet attended a training. The minimum requirement for volunteering is two events per quarter.