Volunteer

 

Board of Directors

Deep Spring Center is always looking for volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors. Our charge is to tend to the business of running the Deep Spring Center. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and although our mission is centered around meditation and spiritual inquiry, we also need to take care of the practical aspects of running an organization.  
 
Are you a thoughtful person who works well in a small group setting? Do you value consensus and active listening? how about brain storming? Do you have a vision for Deep Spring, or ideas you would like to contribute? 
 
If you can commit to meeting once a month, to bringing your talents and ideas, and to working in the spirit of cooperation, you might be just who we are looking for. Whether you’ve served on a board before or not, you might be just right. 
 
Please contact any current Board member or call the office at 734.477.5848. We would be happy to talk with you, explain what we do, answer your questions and see if we might be able to work together in service of Deep Spring. 
 
We currently meet on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at Deep Spring. Meetings typically run about two hours. (dates and times of meetings can be changed to suit the membership). Meetings are open to anyone interested. Come and see what we do.
 
Deep Spring is an all volunteer organization (with only one paid staff member) and we are looking for just a bit of your time. Come, open your heart and make a difference at Deep Spring!
 
Got a few hours? Want to be on a committee? Help with fundraising? Create sangha social activities?

Volunteers are always needed. These requests can be a couple of hours to an ongoing commitment and some needs do not require you to live locally.

Please consider volunteering to keep the center running smoothly.

Deep Spring Center for Meditation and Spiritual Inquiry depends on fundraisers and donations to continue each year.

 
Social Committee
  • Would you like to see some fun things going on at Deep Spring Center?

  • Have the opportunity to get together with Deep Spring friends outside of classes and sittings?

  • Do you have some creative ideas for socializing that you’d like to share?

If so, please consider the Social Committee.  By volunteering your time, you can help ensure that the DSC community stays vibrant. 

 

 

Volunteers needed for these ongoing and specific areas

Marketing and Promotion
Do you have skills in marketing and promotion?
The center needs development, organization and implementation of marketing programs.

Organizing Volunteers
Ongoing programs, classes and retreats.
Connect with others in the sangha by finding, placing and organizing volunteers.

Contact: Tana Dean, Office Manager, om@deepspring.org or 734.477.5848.

Your heartfelt service is truly appreciated!

It takes many people to keep the center running, offer classes, workshops and retreats.
Volunteers are essential to maintain the daily functions and financial stability.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

VIRTUAL – LOCAL OR LONG DISTANCE

The office is updating and working on developing a database and email system that can break down emails to go to specific groups. This can be done virtually so no office time needed.

How much time for this volunteer position:
An estimate, depending on how familiar you are with these systems, it may be 8-10 hours and can be done on your own time.

Timeframe:
No specific time frame, but the sooner it is done the more specific emails can be sent. For example, some offerings from Deep Spring are local and developing a local email list would be helpful.

Skill  needed:
Ability to work with Vertical Response or automatic email systems, like Constant Contact.

Contact:
Office, Tana – om@deepspring.org or 734.477.5848.

LOCAL – AT THE CENTER

DSC Blankets need washing.

How much time for this volunteer position:
Approximately 2-4 hrs.

Timeframe:
It’s time for fall cleaning.

Skill  needed:
Using a washing machine! It can be your own or take it to a laundromat (you’ll be reimbursed for your costs at a laundromat).

Contact:
Office, Tana – om@deepspring.org or 734.477.5848.

Some of the volunteers who keep the center open and thriving.
Thank You!
  • Skipper At’Sea, Stacy Wilkin, Joseph Harrison, Kathy Perez and Betty Billian, 2015 Year End Fundraiser
  • Mary Lawton, Betty Hankins, Bill Riccobono and all of the other volunteers, Fall Retreat at Oakwood Retreat Center, Selma, IN
  • Elizabeth Cheslak, Ken Morley, Bill Riccobono, Lalita, Karen Mori, Practice and Presence, A Day of Meditation Workshops, September 12, 2015.
  • Beth Mulder, Betty Hankins, Lalita, Hal Rothbart – Our Inner Garden Workshop, Auguts 15, 2015.
  • Lindsay Passmore, Bill Riccobono, Sandy Wiener, Eric Blincow, Beth Mulder, Nina Maghsoodi – Our Inner Garden Workshop, July 11, 2015
  • Skipper At’Sea for keeping the inside windows clean at the center.
  • Jason Riggs, Bill Riccobono, Laura Turner and Nina Magshoodi – Body as Doorway, Spring Vipassana Basics Retreat, March 13, 2015
  • Jason Riggs, Bill Riccobono, Ken Morley and Nina Magshoodi – The Union of Wisdom and Compassion, Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Buddhist Nun, Amma Thanasanti, April 10, 2016
  • Hal Rothbart, Volunteer Coordinator – Fun(d)raiser with Davy Rothbart, Thurs., April 23, 2015
  • Elizabeth Cheslak, Volunteer Coordinator – Day of Workshops on Insight Meditation, Sat., Sept. 12, 2015
  • Nina Maghsoodi and Bill Riccobono, Ongoing Volunteers – Conference Calls that connect the center to North America
  • Bill Riccobono, Nina Magshoodi and Joseph Harrison – Summer Silent Retreat in June 2015
  • Teachers, who give their time freely: Dorothy Ann Coyne, Frank Levey, Julie Wolcott, Lisa Zucker, Karen Mori, Amy Koch, Markus Koch and Dan Muir, plus Barbara Brodsky, Founder and Guiding Teacher
  • Current Board of Directors: Rori Stienstra, President; Amy Koch, Vice President; Beth Mulder, Treasurer, Elizabeth Cheslak, Secretary; Jason Riggs and Barbara Brodsky, ex-officio
  • Partial list to honor past-presidents of the Board of Directors: Curt Fish, Thomas Slank, Lisa Zucker, Tony Rome