Working Visits & Volunteering

Working Visits

Our working visit program is a great way to experience life at Kadampa Meditation Center New York and put your compassion into action.

In exchange for 35 hours of voluntary work, working visitors can receive dormitory accommodation and meals, as well as the opportunity to attend daily prayers and General Program classes held at KMC New York or offsite. Jobs vary depending on season and skills – assisting with meal preparation and cleanup, light housecleaning, accommodations preparation, office work, and light yard or garden work, are examples.

Note: Health insurance is a must. We will ask to see a driver’s license or other ID upon arrival and require emergency contact information as part of the application process.

How to apply for a working visit at KMC New York:

Please fill out a working visit application.

We will get back with you shortly to either confirm your working visit or to get more information. If you have any questions please email or call (845) 856-9000.



KMC New York is a nonprofit organization that operates through the kindness of volunteers.  By volunteering you will:

• be part of a joyful spiritual community
• be part of creating meaningful events
• find volunteer opportunities for all abilities and interests

Some ways you can offer to help: cooking, cleaning, maintenance work, sewing, gardening, graphic design… and much more!  Whatever your skills, let us know and we will find an opportunity for you to help.

You are welcome to help out at any time, either when you have spare time or on a regular basis.