Volunteering at KCC

The beating heart of KCC is our volunteers. With a small staff, volunteers are critical to KCC’s fruitful operations. Through volunteering, you can establish and deepen your relationships with Sangha members.

Below is a list of volunteer roles that make KCC run. There are one-time volunteer opportunities where KCC needs many hands to make light work. And there are recurring volunteer roles that make KCC run month-in and out. There is a service opportunity to suit everyone who wants to contribute to making KCC a vibrant and welcoming setting to practice the Dharma.

If you are interested in learning more about all the opportunities for getting involved in a wide range of volunteer roles, please email the Volunteer Support Team (VST):  volunteer@kcc.org

 

Volunteer Support Team

  • Sally Mead – Facilitator
  • Rosemarie Sweet
  • Doug Dunlap
  • Makiko Oki
  • Cliff Lenton

Sunday Practice Volunteers

  • Zoom Hosts – Host KCC programming through Zoom teleconferencing
  • HVAC volunteer – regulates the heating and cooling
  • Potluck prep and cleanup – maintains volunteer list for potluck Sundays
  • Sunday Host – Make facility welcoming (open the building, turn on lights, prepare water and snacks, etc.)
  • Greeter – Greet people as they enter the Portland Center; connect with new guests
  • Flower Team – prepare flowers for all events

Facility & Grounds

  • Cleaning Team – weekly cleaning of facility
  • Facility purchasing – Stocks supplies for bathrooms, cleaning
  • Hospitality purchasing – stocks snacks, teas, pens, tissues, etc.
  • Yardwork – Maintenance of Portland Center’s yard including watering, planting, weeding
  • Facilities manager – oversees all facility needs
  • Facilities Project Consultants – review and advise prospective projects

Media & Outreach

  • Photographer – Photograph events, curate photos and manage photo storage
  • Brochures – Create brochures for distribution
  • Website maintenance – Publish articles, maintain calendar events, etc.
  • E-newsletter – Create, coordinate, and publish KCC’s monthly e-newsletter
  • Email lists maintenance – Add/remove addresses from Announce, Livestream, and Community email lists
  • Communications – Create event announcements, website articles, other communication
  • Bulletin Boards – Maintain content and design of bulletin boards in Portland Center
  • Sangha directory – Maintains list of current addresses, phone numbers of sangha members wishing to share their information to stay in touch

Books & Education

  • Book store – manage bookstore
  • Library – Add books to catalog and reshelve books

Classes/Events

  • Retreat Team – registration, venue preparation and cleanup at SCOL, cooks, etc.
  • Classes – registration, venue preparation and cleanup at Portland Center, hosts, etc.
  • Scholarship Team – Review applications and select recipients for scholarships applied towards non-KCC residential retreats (ex: India)