Q: What are the volunteer opportunities at the Chopra Center?
A: The majority of our volunteer needs are on-site, in Carlsbad, CA, at our multi-day signature events. Also, we have a few one or two day in-office opportunities. Here is a calendar of signature events:
Q: What are some of the responsibilities volunteers have on-site at the events?
A: Volunteer’s main responsibility is to support the event team by assisting with event set up and tear down, registration, and various office projects. Volunteers assist by ushering and guiding guests.
Q: What is the time commitment for volunteering at events?
A: For those volunteering at on-site events the commitment is anywhere from 4 to 8 days depending on the event. Volunteers are required to attend training, orientation, and set-up day (which is the day before the event) and then serve on either an AM or PM shift for the duration of the event. Shifts are typically 6 – 8 hours per day.
Q: Do I get to experience or participate in the program while volunteering?
A: Volunteers are considered a member of the staff while on-site. During your shift your assignment is to support the event team and guest needs. Volunteers are welcome to attend most of the scheduled program when not on their shift.
Q: How much does it cost to volunteer?
A: Volunteering is FREE and comes with our deepest gratitude. We provide lunches on event days. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.
Q: I live outside the San Diego area. What are the housing options?
A: It is the responsibility of the volunteer to provide their own lodging. Volunteers can take advantage of the Chopra Center group rate at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, when there is availability, or stay off-site at a local hotel.
Q: What are the steps I need to take to become a volunteer?
A: The first step is to complete the volunteer application. After your application is received, the volunteer coordinator will contact you about the next step.
Call 888.736.6895 or click here to request more information