Wanted: Teams that Clean

Have you recently done a course at the Sydney Buddhist Centre and are looking for a way to give? Are you in a regular study group, GFR group or chapter? If so, we need your help!

We’re looking for volunteers who can form 8 small teams of 4-5 people each to help regularly clean the Sydney Buddhist Centre. If we can form 8 teams from among the Sangha, then each team would only need to work one week (or weekend) every 2 months. We’d be asking each team to spend 3-4 hours every 2 months on jobs like tidying the shrine room, vacuuming the floors and cleaning the bathrooms. A lot of people pass through the Centre doors each week, and helping keep the place clean contributes to a welcoming and uplifting environment for all who visit.

Working together in teams offers an opportunity to build friendships as well as practise generosity and give back to the Centre. We are also indirectly helping to spread the Dharma by supporting the conditions for people to come in contact with it. The Centre runs for the most part on the efforts of our existing volunteers, to whom we are very grateful. Having reliable and regular ‘teams that clean’ will also help reduce the burden on Ratnajyoti, Aryadharma and Jen who work at the Centre and free them from worrying, for example, if they need to top up the toilet paper before a class.

If you can help, please email: volunteer@sydneybuddhistcentre.org.au or speak to Yasokaruna or Manichitta.

If you have friends you’d like to work with, please form your own team and then email to let us know. Perhaps you are in an existing group that already meets at the Centre, on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday? Or you’re looking for a way to meet like-minded people? We are happy to connect you with other interested volunteers to form a team. It will take a little time to organise the team roster so please don’t hesitate - register your willingness to help today!

~ Yasokaruna and Manichitta

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