volunteering.jpg

Volunteering

Siddhartha’s Intent is a not-for-profit worldwide organization run entirely by volunteers. People give their time to help accomplish Rinpoche’s expansive vision to benefit all.  

All of the volunteer efforts are extremely valuable and deeply appreciated. Whether you have only a few hours or can offer your talent and services in an ongoing way, your help makes a huge difference. If you are interested in volunteering in your region, email the contact you’ll find after making a selection from the “Change Region” menu, at the top of this page.

Additionally at times we seek help from people with specific skills. See below for our current volunteer requests: 

- Wordpress Designer/Developer Volunteer Wanted -

We are looking for an experienced Wordpress designer and/or developer to assist on a volunteer basis with a large-scale website project for Siddhartha’s Intent. The ideal volunteer is someone who has skills in Wordpress design and development, hosting and migration. We are specifically looking for someone with extensive Wordpress experience and who has been the lead in establishing new sites.  For example we are seeking someone who, based on prior experience, could recommend say on the pros and cons of, say, SiteGround vs BlueHost as a host. Another example would be recommendation between the ‘Charitable – Donation Plugin’ vs the ‘Give – Donation Plugin’, and for someone who has experience with site migration from a different CMS to Wordpress. 

 An ability to work cooperatively with others is essential as you will be working within an existing team. 

The project would entail a time commitment of approximately 2-3 hours per week for a 12 month period.

For more information contact Tom Gwinn at webmaster@si.org.au

 

Rinpoche on volunteering:

Rinpoche teaches that applying the Three Supreme Methods helps enhance the merit of giving service:

"If one approaches an offering of service with basic good intention, then one accumulates merit. But when three wholesome attitudes known as the Three Supreme Methods are genuinely applied, an outwardly mundane task can even become a paramita.

To apply the Supreme Methods begin by refining your intention, thinking you will perform the work for the sake of all sentient beings. Remember you are not making an offering of service to bolster your self-gratification, recognition, or mileage points.

As Shantideva said, look upon yourself as a utensil and think:

I have offered my body to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
May I be a guard for those who are protectorless,
A guide for those who journey on the road.
For those who wish to go across the water
May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.”