Lotus Volunteer Group
All Forest Sangha monasteries are maintained by the goodwill offerings of supporters and practitioners. Many people, who can visit from time-to-time or can help from home, give time and offer their skills for:
- providing transport (driving) to the sangha
- library support
- proofreading Dhamma materials
- transcribing, audio editing Dhamma talks
- website support
- other computer-related tasks
- helping on the grounds with maintenance & gardening
- general work and various other activities
The Lotus Volunteer Group (LVG) is an initiative that is organised by members of the lay community and coordinates volunteer activities in support of Amaravati and its sister monasteries. If you would like to offer your support in any of these ways, please make contact with the Lotus Volunteer Group (LVG).
The monasteries do not offer a volunteering programme, but volunteering is a traditional way of practicing work meditation or meditation whilst you work. To stay overnight as a guest, which is different, you should look at the website of the monastery you are interested in.
On-site/long term volunteer
Additionally, vacancies for long term lay residents arise from time to time, giving laypeople the opportunity to offer their skills for a year or more in a particular area, such as the kitchen or grounds. If available these opportunities are advertised on our news page (tip: you can subscribe by email to receive all news posts).