“My religion is kindness.”

Dalai Lama

The Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte is a voluntary organization and depends on volunteers to carry out its mission of making the Buddha’s teachings available to all who seek them. In volunteering our time and talents, we extend loving kindness to our sangha, the community and the world. Volunteering is an important way to give dana (Pali for generosity) to the sangha; it can open the heart and enrich your life.

Volunteering also is a way to meet others in the community. Whether you are new to IMCC or a longtime member, we need your help. If you have gained value from our sangha and the programs we offer, please consider giving your time and energy and taking your practice off the cushion and into the community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Program Committee

​​This committee plans and organizes the logistics around classes, day-long teachings, and/or weekend retreats. Activities include communication and transportation assistance for guest speakers, registration and check in assistance, set up and promotion.

Sangha Setup

These individuals, led by the IMCC Coordinator, handle the setup and cleanup associated with our meetings on Wednesday nights and act as greeters for people as they arrive.  This is a great way to occasionally help support the work of the Sangha. Although setup volunteers are critical to the successful functioning of our weekly groups, you can be trained within one or two sessions and can volunteer as often or as little as your schedule allows. ​

​For more information, please contact programs@imccharlotte.org

Metta Committee

The Metta Committee helps to put lovingkindness practice ‘in action’, by organizing community service activities, KM groups, social meetups and other events to connect members of the Sangha with one another and with the larger Charlotte community.

​​For more information, please contact metta@imccharlotte.org

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Public Relations Committee

The PR committee oversees all outreach and promotion responsibilities for the activities of the Sangha, including our online, and social media presence. We are always in need of people with skills in the following areas:

  • Graphic design
  • Web management
  • Photography
  • Audio/video technology

For more information, please contact marketing@imccharlotte.org