BMIMC relies on the generosity of volunteers to assist with the many ongoing demands of operating a centre. Many who have benefited from attending courses return to do volunteer work in some form, from a day or two to a spare week or two or even a month. There are many ways to help:

Cooks and Kitchen helpers

We are always on the look out for volunteer cooks. As a volunteer you receive sitting credits which can be used to discount the price of your next retreat. We offer $60 to head cooks and $40 to assistants for every day served. Cooks have their own rooms and generally work until lunchtime with afternoons and evenings off, and are welcome to sit in the hall in afternoons and attend evening Dhamma talks. You can come for one day, a few days, or longer.

If you would like to help out as a head or assistance cook, please email office, office@bmimc.org.au

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Landcare and gardening

Our large grounds and gardens require continuous work, with tasks such mowing the lawns, weeding, mulching, raking and tidying. We also have a landcare plan to progressively eradicate weeds and regenerate native vegetation. Our regular group of volunteers performing this landcare and gardening work welcomes new members.

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Retreat managers

For some retreats there are opportunities for experienced meditators who are familiar with Centre routines to manage retreats.