KMC Glasgow is a volunteer-run charity and there are many ways you can support the activities of the Centre. Volunteering can be undertaken by anyone without training, or with minimal training.
Volunteering at the Centre can take as little or as much time as you wish and every little help will be greatly appreciated! If you are interested in volunteering at the Centre, please contact us:
0141 573 3220
Weekly Temple Cherishing
Once a week a group of us get together and spend some time taking care of our beautiful temple. This involves cleaning, organising and some odd jobs to ensure that the space is kept in pristine condition for everyone who visits the temple. Just come along on Friday mornings for an hour or so if you would like to help out!
We regularly go out in small groups to put flyers and posters in local shops and businesses so that people can learn more about our classes and events. This is one of the main ways that people learn about us, and we have a committed group of students who love going out every few weeks, and often members of the public will strike up a conversation wanting to learn more about meditation. New volunteers are always paired with a more experienced person, so no previous experience is needed, but an outgoing personality is very helpful! Average time is 2 hours per outing.
Our temple is open seven days, and due to our beautiful and quiet city centre location, members of the public often stop in to have a look through our gift shop, relax and chat around our comfortable seating area, or enjoy a few precious minutes in quiet contemplation in our meditation area. Our trained team of volunteers welcome students and visitors, answer queries, take shop payments and bookings, and assist with the smooth running of our diverse array of classes.
We have an authentic Kadampa Buddhist shrine with many beautiful Buddha statues, and each day we place fresh water, tea and other traditional items in front of the shrine as a method to increase our good fortune and connection to enlightened beings. You don’t need to be Buddhist to engage in this contemplative practice; anyone with a sincere with to learn more can participate.
We have many other opportunities to help at our special events, and in the general running and upkeeping of the centre, especially if you have special skills and knowledge so please don’t hesitate to give us a shout if you want to get