Volunteer at Siddhayatan.

Have you ever wanted to volunteer at an ashram?
Here’s your chance.

Volunteer for One Day

If you live locally and would like to come out to Siddhayatan and spend your day helping the ashram, we would be delighted to have your help. Many times we’ve had small day-projects that require a handful of healthy, positive, hard-working and energetic people to get the job done. This includes small construction projects, painting, landscaping, or detailed cleaning. Sometimes we have indoor tasks such as preparing letters, packages, and doing other administrative-type work that with the help of additional hands, our projects can be completed sooner. Other types of help that we need are video editing, translation and video transcription work. Or, when we have public events, we need help with directing parking, and cleaning before/after the event. With our “Volunteer for the Day” program, you can stay from morning to evening free of charge, enjoy our daily mantras, have healthy vegetarian meals, and use the rest of the time for selfless service.

• Check-in at the latest is 9:30 am.
• Check-out at the earliest is 4:30 pm.

Volunteer Program with Overnight Stay

Our Volunteer Program offers you the opportunity to help us work on several of our ongoing projects. We often have multiple projects going on at the same time and in many cases need extra hands to help us move forward. The Volunteer Program with Overnight Stay requires a minimum stay of 7 days with a maximum stay of 14 days. You will be required to help out for 6 hours per day. The rest of the time can be used as your own personal retreat. You can enjoy mantras daily, participate in our general yoga sessions when offered, eat healthy vegetarian meals, work alongside monks and monks-in-training, be in the presence of a living enlightened master, and be in a spiritual, peaceful and quiet environment. The daily reduced rate for the Volunteer Program is $35/night, which covers the cost of shared accommodations and vegetarian meals. This program is only for past students that have already attended a retreat or taken a workshop.

• Check-in at the latest is 9:30 am on the first day.
• Check-out at the earliest is 4:30 pm on the last day.

Volunteer for One Day

Enter your e-mail address below and we will keep you posted on our volunteering events and one-day projects, so you can help us!

FAQ about the Volunteer Program

If I help for 8-10 hours per day, instead of 6 hours, can I exchange my time and help to avoid paying the $35/night rate?

Though we appreciate your willingness to help out with more hours, we do require the daily rate, this way it helps cover the cost of accommodations and meals. PLUS, you can use that extra time to do your spiritual practices, reflect, write, be in your creative mode, or use that time for yourself in whichever way you need.

I want to participate in the Volunteer Program with Overnight Stay. Is there any way I can waive my fee?

If your profession is in construction, electrical or plumbing, we will consider waiving your costs depending on the current projects.

I want to participate in the Volunteer For One Day program. Do I have to pay?

The Volunteer For One Day program does not require any payment from you – just hard work and with enthusiasm!

What are your requirements?

We are seeking volunteers who are passionate about helping others grow spiritually and who are energetic, positive, enthusiastic, self-starters, hard-working, outgoing, have great communication, humble, in good health and are open to a variety of ways to help. In order to participate, you must have already attended a retreat at Siddhayatan before participating in our volunteer program so that you can be familiar with the environment, teachings and our mission.

Apply for Volunteer with Overnight Stay Program

Complete the form below. You will receive a response within 1-2 days. This program is $35/night to cover shared accommodations and vegetarian meals.