Volunteer Program

November 2021 Update: The Ashram continues to gradually reopen. Click here for more information.

Ananda Ashram offers valuable opportunities for volunteers to deepen their spiritual practice through daily meditation, study and service in a beautiful, inspirational Ashram environment. Benefits include participation in morning and evening meditation programs with Yoga-Vedanta studies, Sanskrit and Yoga classes as well as cultural events. Contribution for overnight stay is reduced to about half of our regular guest rates. Generally, the Ashram can use help in kitchen, housekeeping and maintenance. Availability of the program is based on Ashram need.

Regular (Partial) Volunteers
With 3 hours per day or 18 hours per week of Ashram service and reduced rate for room and board

There are 4 options for volunteering: Short Term (2-6 days), Short Term Extended (1-3 weeks), Immersion Program (1 month) and Long Term (more than 1 month: needs application with references and approval by Management).
Contribution Rates for Partial Volunteer Program
Dorm Camping*
1 Weekday $40 $30
1 Weekend Day or Holiday $45 $35
1 Week $240 $190
2 Weeks $360 $290
3 Weeks $500 $400

*No camping Nov. thru March

January (after New Year) & February: 10% discount on Volunteer Program rates

Note: There are no additional discounts on Volunteer Program rates. (Discounts on Guest Rates do not apply here.)

Full-Time Volunteers
With 30 hours or more per week of Ashram service and no additional cost for room and board

Under certain circumstances, with approval by Management, a partial volunteer arrangement can be expanded to full-time.

For more information or to apply for our Volunteer Program, please contact anandaworkstudy@gmail.com.