Volunteer Positions

  • Spiritual Program Coodinator (SPC)
  • Event Coordinator
  • Shop Volunteers
  • Gardening
  • Gompa Cleaning & general centre cleaning
  • Gompa Care Volunteers
  • Puja Setup Team Member

Spiritual Program Coordinator (SPC)

The SPC collaboratively designs the program with the centre director and resident teacher, considering all programming needs. Responsibilities include marketing strategy development, adherence to FPMT teacher policy, coordination with the teacher care team, arrangement of pujas and meditations, and ensuring quality control by attending or delegating attendance to all events.

Please email director@hayagriva.org.au for more information.

Event Coordinator

Hayagriva Buddhist Centre has an opportunity for an Event co-ordinator to provide service to the centre.  Some experience in Event Co-ordinating is desired. Training and ongoing support are provided.

Weekends are usually when Events are held however special Retreats and visiting Teachers Events can be held during weekdays and on seasonal holidays. Flexibility is encouraged.

Gompa Care Team Member

Hayagriva Buddhist Centre has an opportunity for a volunteer to provide service to the centre, as part of a small team.  We treat gompa care as a Dharma practice, setting our motivation at the start and dedicating our merit at the end.  You don’t need any experience to be a gompa carer. Training, ongoing support, and supplies provided (BYO white face mask).

Gompa care happens each week and takes around 2-3 hours.  Climbing and heavy lifting are kept to a minimum, but vacuuming is required.  Day of the week and time of day are open to discussion as flexibility is encouraged.

Puja Setup Team Member.

Hayagriva Buddhist Centre has opportunities for volunteers to provide service to the centre, as part of a small team to support the celebration of Pujas.  This service is also a practice, when you set a motivation beforehand and dedicate the merit earned afterwards.  Training and ongoing support are provided.

Pujas are ritual ceremonies celebrated according to the Tibetan lunar calendar, so some flexibility around availability is helpful.  If there is one regular Puja that you feel a connection with, you could choose to specialise in that.

Guru Pujas happen twice a month (occasionally three times); Tara Pujas once a month; Medicine Buddha Pujas once a month; Holy Days are four times a year.  Each year Hayagriva Buddhist Centre also celebrates Lama Yeshe Day / Losar, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday, Kyabje Lama Zopa’s birthday, and Lama Tsongkhapa Day.

The aim is to ensure that the gompa is an inspiring, welcoming place for Pujas.  The duties involve shopping, setting out offerings on the altar, greeting people, etc., then packing up after the puja.  These duties are often done in a team environment.  There is a monthly roster, which considers each team member’s current availability.

Centre Cleaner/s

Hayagriva Buddhist Centre has an opportunity for a volunteer/s to provide service to the centre, as a general cleaner.  Cleaning is a Dharma practice, setting our motivation at the start and dedicating our merit at the end.  Some experience in general cleaning is desired. Training, ongoing support, and supplies provided.

Areas of service would be kitchen, bathrooms, relaxation area, office, and foyer.  No heavy lifting is necessary although vacuuming and mopping are required.  Generally, the service offered would be 4 hours/ one day per week. The day of the week and time of day are flexible to meet the needs of the Centre. Flexibility is encouraged.