“Devotional Service is not a job, it is a privilege” – Srila Prabhupada
sarvopādhi-vinirmuktaṁ tat-paratvena nirmalam
hṛṣīkeṇa hṛṣīkeśa-sevanaṁ bhaktir ucyate
“Bhakti, or devotional service, means engaging all our senses in the service of the Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master of all the senses. When the spirit soul renders service unto the Supreme, there are two side effects. One is freed from all material designations, and, simply by being employed in the service of the Lord, one’s senses are purified.”
– Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (1.1.12)
THE JOY OF VOLUNTEERING
With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. The right match can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your spiritual life. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. It can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day.
Thank you for visiting this page. The temple is a wonderful spiritual oasis in an otherwise materially surcharged world. Dedicated to the spiritual upliftment of society, our community of both resident and non-resident volunteers lovingly serve either physically at the Temple or from outside to ensure that activities at the Temple run smoothly.
Our vibrant community of volunteers serve in diverse areas including administration, book distribution, deity worship, devotee food distribution, harinama sankirtana, kitchen services, maintenance, outreach, visitor care and, of course, the many events and festivals that we hold throughout the year!
Within each area, our volunteers come together bringing their unique skills and talents and work together for the pleasure of Their Lordships.
If you would like to volunteer for devotional services at the temple, in any of the following areas, please Lila Shakti Dasi +1 (919) 448-5178 or Aditya-Narayan Dasa +1 (407) 451-7735.
The Temple Management will get back to you as soon as possible. Hare Krishna!
Devotional service opportunities:
- Kitchen – cooking, cutting vegetables, cleaning (everyday 10am to 12:30pm).
- Sunday feast – cooking, serving, cleaning in kitchen (every Sunday 12pm to 4pm).
- Sunday feast cleaning – after the program cleaning pots, tables and prasadam room floors (every Sunday 7pm to 8pm).
- Sunday guest hospitality (every Sunday 4 to 6pm).
- Sunday feast book table (every Sunday 6pm to 7pm).
- Sunday feast serving prasadam and setup (every Sunday 6pm to 7pm).
- Book distribution (every Saturday).
- Gift Shop (every weekend through the day).
- Harinam festival (every Saturday).
- Graphic design (website and festival flyers).
- Shopping groceries for the temple cooking (every week).
- Garland preparation.
- Gardening (anytime).
- Every festival (a lot of service opportunities for cooking, cleaning, organizing, etc).
- Deity worship (brahmin initiated devotees only).
- Deity kitchen (initiated devotees only).
- Temple cleanup (temple room, kitchen, prasadam area, bathrooms, guest house).
- Cooking sweets for Sri Sri Radha Golokananda.
If you would like to serve in the kitchen, please read through the New Goloka Kitchen Operation Manual: