Volunteering at Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center

Tucson Shambhala is a 100% volunteer-run center. That means everything is done by members and friends who generously give of their time and talent. When everyone lends a hand, we all benefit from the rich diversity of classes, meditations, recovery meetings, and art & social events being held at the center. Volunteers are the lifeblood of Tucson Shambhala, making everything that happens possible.

The Shambhala teachings invite us to relate to all aspects of our lives with creativity and care. When we choose our path of service—be it helping on the finance team, cleaning the center, serving in an IT capacity, helping with logistics for our classes, preparing healthy food for an event, or myriad other choices—we can bring our creative and caring self to the task. This work, done wholeheartedly with care and respect, supports our own wellbeing as well as that of the Shambhala community.

Will you join us? Below are the current openings for jobs. They change with regularity, so please check back often, here and at the Shambhala Center on the east wall of living room.

  • TEAM LEADER: The Membership Team is a group whose work it is to help grow our community and make it fun for people to be a member of Tucson Shambhala. The systems for behind-the-scenes logistics are already in place, but the team needs a leader who is creative and fun. How can we grow our membership?  What can we do to build community among our members and friends? How can we create a fun environment for our sangha to grow? These are the questions the team considers. We’re looking for a Team Lead to help us grow. Membership meetings are generally every-other-month, with attendance at our Council Meeting on the alternate months. 3-6 hrs. pr. mo. Contact Marianna Cacciatore: [email protected]
  • TEAM MEMBER: The Social and Community Team is a subset of the Membership Team. They love to host social events, bring people together with food and conversation. This is a new effort at Shambhala and we’re looking for someone to create and lead this group; someone who loves healthy food, is creative, optimistic,  and is a good communicator with strong follow through. Perhaps they’ll create Movie Night, or an outing to a bird sanctuary, or a hike in Sabino Canyon. They will be called upon to help with hospitality logistics of our Shambhala classes. They might find people who would like to serve food at Casa Maria. Or start a group interested in climate change/sustainable living. The ideas are limitless and it’s all about community. This person would attend a Membership Team mtg bi-monthly, and then create their own team. Contact Marianna Cacciatore: [email protected]