KCC is open for some in-person events. Check our calendar to see which events are Zoom-only or hybrid (in-person and Zoom).

Volunteering At KCC

Sunday Volunteer Sign Up

Portland LocationWhen you arrive to the center on Sunday morning, have you noticed that the doors are open, the lights are on, the offering bowls are filled, and there is hot water for tea downstairs and at the teaching table? This is because a few of your dharma brothers and sisters have set aside some of their time to prepare this for you. Please sign up to make these Sunday Practices possible!

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Other Volunteer Roles

With a small staff, volunteers are critical to KCC’s fruitful operations. Through volunteering, you can establish and deepen your relationships with Sangha members and support KCC’s mission.  To learn more about volunteering, contact Sally Mead – .

Sunday Practice Volunteers

  • Zoom Hosts – Host KCC programming through Zoom teleconferencing
  • HVAC volunteer – regulates the heating and cooling
  • Potluck prep and cleanup – maintains volunteer list for potluck Sundays
  • Sunday Host – Make facility welcoming (open the building, turn on lights, prepare water and snacks, etc.)
  • Greeter – Greet people as they enter the Portland Center; connect with new guests
  • Flower Team – prepare flowers for all events

Facility & Grounds

  • Cleaning Team – weekly cleaning of facility
  • Facility purchasing – Stocks supplies for bathrooms, cleaning
  • Hospitality purchasing – stocks snacks, teas, pens, tissues, etc.
  • Yardwork – Maintenance of Portland Center’s yard including watering, planting, weeding (Dharma Diggers Photo Gallery)
  • Facilities manager – oversees all facility needs
  • Facilities Project Consultants – review and advise prospective projects

Media & Outreach

  • Photographer – Photograph events, curate photos and manage photo storage
  • Brochures – Create brochures for distribution
  • Website maintenance – Publish articles, maintain calendar events, etc.
  • E-newsletter – Create, coordinate, and publish KCC’s monthly e-newsletter
  • Email lists maintenance – Add/remove addresses from Announce, Livestream, and Community email lists
  • Communications – Create event announcements, website articles, other communication
  • Bulletin Boards – Maintain content and design of bulletin boards in Portland Center
  • Sangha directory – Maintains list of current addresses, phone numbers of sangha members wishing to share their information to stay in touch

Books & Education

  • Book store – manage bookstore
  • Library – Add books to catalog and reshelve books

Classes & Events

  • Retreat Team – registration, venue preparation and cleanup at SCOL, cooks, etc.
  • Classes – registration, venue preparation and cleanup at Portland Center, hosts, etc.
  • Scholarship Team – Review applications and select recipients for scholarships applied towards non-KCC residential retreats (ex: India)