Volunteer opportunities:

Remodeling New Center  

We are looking for help for two projects the last week of December, both starting on December 27.  Project 1 is painting the meditation hall and the restroom.  We’ll need painting supplies, drop cloths and donations of money for the paint. We’ll be choosing paint colors after Sunday morning meditation so please come if you’d like to assist with this.  Project 2 is remodeling work that will consist of removing a side wall in the back area of the center and construction of a new wall along the garage area. We invite everyone to come and help as we build our community at the new Chaska location.  Please email [email protected] with the project that you are interested in working on.  The project leader will be in contact with you.  Painting supplies and donations of funds for the paint can be dropped off at the Center.  Donations of funds can also be mailed to TGN at 212 Chestnut St. North, Chaska, MN 55318 or visit GiveMN.org and search for Triple Gem of the North.  This is an exciting time at the Center.  Come and be part of it!

Graphic designer for poster

TGN is in need of someone who is knowledgeable in graphic design and can create posters for TGN to distribute around the Mankato area.

Volunteer for workshop

Minor volunteer work is needed for workshops. A list of tasks will be provided where individuals can choose which responsibilities they are comfortable conducting. Our next workshop is March 11th and 12th.

Event planning (setting dates, garage sale, etc.)

Planning the layout of events and fundraisers would be appreciated. These responsibilities include setting dates and contacting establishments where the events are held.

Tabling on campus

Students make excellent volunteers due to the fact that many are in need to put something on their future resume. Planning and managing a table on MSU campus is a great opportunity to gather young skilled volunteers along with meeting new people.

Minor temple cleaning (Chaska)

The temple in Chaska is a new establishment but is in need of individuals who can do minor weekly cleaning. This will help the new center present a good first impression on the community while looking its best.

Event responsibilities assignment (assign individuals with responsibilities before events)

Events both large and small can present challenges on the distribution of responsibilities thus causing stress for volunteers. Having an individual who can communicate with the event planner and make a list of responsibilities would be highly appreciated. This individual will also communicate with volunteers and help them assign responsibilities they are most comfortable conducting.

Write blogs for Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week in the weekly newsletters is meant to be a voice for the TGN community. If you or someone you know would like to write some blogs expressing personal experience and perception on meditation, spirituality and/or Buddhism please contact TGN expressing your interest.

Send weekly questions for monks (tended to be the most interesting among individuals)

One discontinued section in the weekly newsletters is “Ask a Monk”. This section gave the opportunity for individuals to send questions regarding spirituality and life questions anonymously. We would like to continue this section of the newsletter so if you have questions for TGN monks, please send them to [email protected]. As p-previously stated these questions will be completely anonymous; your questions are highly appreciated.

** If you or anyone you know who may be interested in these opportunities please call 507.933.0846 contact Bhante Sathi at [email protected]. Thank you!