KCC Portland Center is now open for in-person gatherings. Please check our calendar to see which KCC practices and study groups are virtual or hybrid (also on Zoom).

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 Support Team

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

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 (Dharma Diggers Photo Gallery)
  • 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)