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Welcome to the Friends of Deer Park

Cultivating the Heart of Service - Support Practice for Deer Park Monastery

The Friends of Deer Park is coordinated by a core of local residents and monastics. Membership is open to any practitioner in the Plum Village tradition who wishes to practice generosity through volunteering or dana to help sustain Deer Park Monastery.

 

You can sign up as a volunteer online - our volunteer coordinator will contact you for further information and questions.

 

Thank you for your support!

See a few Friends of Deer Park

 

How can I help?

What would I be doing?

 

BE A GREETER!

 

We need people who enjoy meeting and talking to new people to help welcome our Friends on Days of Mindfulness.

 

JOIN OUR EROSION CONTROL TEAM


We need help in digging lots of erosion and rainwater harvesting ditches.

 

JOIN THE PLANT SANGHA


We need people who nourish themselves by nourishing the earth. We are working to plant native plants on the grounds of the monastery.

For more information about the Deer Park Plant Sangha or for specific ways you can help this team, click here.

 

JOIN OUR REPAIR TEAM

We need people who like to fix up old buildings. We have many maintenance and repair projects.

TECHNICALLY INCLINED?

We need people who are familiar with camera, video, and video editing projects.
JOIN OUR HEALTH TEAM We need people with a medical background to periodically offer medical assistance to the monastics.
JOIN OUR FOOD AND FUN COMMITTEE Friends of Deer Park likes to cultivate our fun and happiness. We need people who like to plan fun events, meals, beach parties, you name it!

To volunteer, please submit an online application.

 

See the community hard at work

 

To learn more about Friends of Deer Park, read our Mission Statement.
Four concrete ways of offering your help and support, click here!