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Open Volunteer Positions

Landscape Artisan, for Banyan Grove

Our property is filled with lots of potential for outdoor activity. To accomplish this, we would like to engage some landscaping expertise. If you have experience and background in outdoor design,...

Awakin Circle Chef, for Banyan Grove

Once a month, we host an Awakin Circle -- where we sit in silence for an hour, engage in a circle of sharing, and then conclude with a shared meal. If you are available to help cook some or all of...

Event Coordinator, for Banyan Grove

We routinely have many in-person circles, events, retreats and residencies at Banyan Grove. This volunteer position is to help coordinate various strands of the events, align it with the vision of...

Content Scout, for Seeds + Transformation

The role is to look for deep articulations about people, organizations, books or media coverage related to sustainability of the soil and soul.

Awakin Call Biographer, for Awakin Calls

Learn the stories of our remarkable speakers’ lives, and help present their stories to the world from the lens of their inner transformation journeys! This volunteer will write a 3-5 paragraph...

KarmaTube Tweeter, for KarmaTube

We are looking for an active Tweeter to help post KarmaTube content on Twitter and keep the community engaged with the portal.

Transcribe Inspiring Conversations and Journeys, for Awakin Call

Help us take our Weekly Awakin Calls, which feature a conversation with a unique guest speaker each week, and edit it into a transcript (with some context about the topic), so it can be shared...

Translate Awakin Wisdom Readings, for Awakin Wisdom Readings

Weekly readings are often translated in other languages like Hindi. If you are proficient in another language, and are able to translate few paragraphs every week, please let us know and we would...

Good News Scout, for Open Good/Positive History

We are looking for a volunteer who can help us build up a database of good news. It will requires researching stories on particular day, writing a couple sentence description summary, and adding...

Copy Editor, for Awakin Calls

After each call, we post an edited transcript. This blog post has the potential to spread quite far, from ServiceSpace blog to DailyGood.org, so we would like to have them reviewed by a copy...

Upcoming Events

Awakin Meditation Gatherings

Join for an hour of meditation, followed by a circle of sharing and dinner in silence. They happen in varying frequencies in different cities but always a joy to catch one!

WHERE: Santa Clara NYC Oakland Ahmedabad London, Singapore, More...

Upcoming Forest Calls

Call into our weekly conference call, every Saturday, as a few Service Space coordinators share inspirations from the previous week and interview an inspiring guest speaker!

WHO: James Stark Jane Murray Sally Mahe

Karma Kitchen Sundays

Imagine a volunteer-run restaurant where all guests pay forward for people after them. While frequency is different at different locations, you can volunteer any week.

WHERE: Berkeley Washington DC Chicago Hayward Tokyo ...

Awakin Circle - San Francisco, Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Awakin Circle Central Marin, Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Awakin Pune (Kothrud), Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Awakin Circle in Nigdi (Pune), Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Meditation This Wednesday, Wed, Dec 19, 2018
Awakin Circle @ Urban Ashram, Wed, Dec 19, 2018
Awakin Cuffe Parade (Mondays) , Wed, Dec 19, 2018
Awakin Circle, Santa Clara, Wed, Dec 19, 2018
Awakin Thimpu, Wed, Dec 19, 2018
Awakin Belapur (Wednesdays), Wed, Dec 19, 2018
Awakin Oakland, Fri, Dec 21, 2018
Awakin Circle @ Lincoln, Wed, Jan 2, 2019
Awakin Movie Circle: CRAZYWISE, Tue, Jan 8, 2019
Awakin London (Shoreditch), Fri, Jan 25, 2019
Awakin Circle @ Lincoln, Wed, Feb 6, 2019

Volunteer Reflections

imageDec 06: OOOM's Top 100 Of 2018 -- Three From ServiceSpace! When Nipun visited Vienna two months ago, among his many meetings was a lunch with Georg and Christina Kindel. I was also delighted to join, and as ripples have it they have just published their...
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imageDec 07: Bowing Mantra I have always cherished my encounters with Rev. Heng Sure, and because of his most recent visit to our local Awakin Circle, two weeks back, I was delighted to get connected to this poem by him:
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imageDec 03: I Spent An Amazing Sunday Creating ... I spent an amazing Sunday creating dozens of earring and charms with my niece and nephew. We decided to help Santa spread Christmas cheer by giving these out to people who might need a smile.
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imageDec 12: Miki Kashtan: Vulnerability, Shedding, And This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Miki Kashtan: Vulnerability, Shedding, And CommunicationReflection questions: Our guest this week believes that knowing our needs can be a source of empowerment and...
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imageDec 01: Where Homework Means Building Affordable Housing Each year, beginning in the fall, a group of third-year architecture students from Auburn University take up residence in a small rural Alabama town to begin building a house. In the winter, when a...
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imageDec 01: Kindful Kids: Simplicity Leads To Happiness In Children This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on Simplicity Leads to Happiness in Children. Take a look."Simplicity is the essence of happiness." --Cedric Bledsoe
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imageDec 02: The New And Ancient Story Of Interbeing This week's Awakin reading is by Charles Eisenstein titled 'The New And Ancient Story Of Interbeing': Why does the sun shine? A random result of coalescing gases igniting nuclear...
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imageDec 05: Phil Cass: Transforming Leaders And Communities This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Phil Cass: Transforming Leaders And CommunitiesReflection questions: Our guest this week is a transformational leader who has helped catalyze an entire community to...
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imageDec 05: Got A Problem With Pests? Call The Quack Squad Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 2053 views and 4 comments. "Most people know that pesticides are not only harmful for the environment, but they are also harmful to human beings....
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