Volunteering

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Service opportunities at CVS

In the Bhagavad-gita 7.8, Krsna explains that He is the ability in man, pauruṣaṁ nṛṣu. Therefore, since He has invested in us all so many wonderful skills and talents, surely it is incumbent on us to show our gratitude. But how? Just like when one goes on pilgrimage to the Ganges and takes a handful of its waters and offers it back to this most sacred of rivers, similarly, we must offer our skills and talents in service to the Personality who gave them to us, Krsna.

In this vein, the College of Vedic Studies has a variety of services that can be rendered. Any time and expertise that can be offered will be much appreciated, and will make a big difference.

If there are any questions about any of these items, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you
Ananda Caitanya das
College of Vedic Studies

Cleanliness is next to Godliness
Vedic wisdom advises that learning best takes place in a clean, sattvik (mode of goodness) environment. To ensure that all of our learners have a positive learning experience, the rooms have to be kept clean and tidy. Therefore they need to be dusted, swept and mopped regularly.
Frequency: Weekly
When: Flexible
Estimated commitment: 3 hours per week

Bob’ll Fix It – Maintaining the classrooms
They say that creation and destruction are easy, but maintenance is the difficult bit. So as well as the rooms being cleaned regularly, occasional updating and maintenance is required. With hundreds of devotees using the rooms on a weekly basis, it is unsurprising that wear and tear is a common occurrence. In order to ensure that they remain pleasant and well-maintained learning environments, a few skilled volunteers are required to be handy-(wo)men, on call to maintain.
Frequency: Depends on need
When: Flexible
Estimated commitment: Depends on need

Dab hand in the kitchen? Help the cookie making!
Those attending some of our courses will have sampled the wonderful cookies made by Bhakta Pradeep. But any cook will know that there is a big difference between the efforts required to eat something versus that required to prepare it. He has the recipes, but a helping hand in the kitchen would be much appreciated
Frequency: Depends on need
When: Weekday / Saturday Afternoon, 2pm-6pm
Estimated commitment: 4 hours

Have the gift of the gab? Promoting courses may be your thing…
For those who have had the CVS experience and want to shout about it, this is your chance! There are thousands of people who come through the Manor doors over the course of the average week, but most of them do not know about the courses we run. We need enthusiastic devotees to be on hand to explain what the courses are all about and gently persuade others to also sign-up.
Frequency: Weekly
When: Sundays 4pm-7pm
Estimated commitment: 3 hours per week.

Calling all Designers! Promotional Materials
Attractive posters, a sleek website and other promotional materials are essential in order for events to be publicized effectively. If you are skilled at Photoshop (or some other sophisticated design package) or have experience with developing and designing websites, your skills would be invaluable.
Frequency: Depends on need
When: Flexible
Estimated commitment: Depends on need

Course Administration
Sunday mornings can be a very busy time at the College. With numerous courses taking place at one time, we have a somewhat stretched team who sets-up the rooms, ensures the teacher has all they need, and clears up after the session. Even students attending the course can significantly help in this regard. Maybe you would like to try helping out on the next course you do?
Frequency: Weekly
When: Sunday mornings between 8am and 1.30pm
Estimated commitment: Variable

General Administrative Tasks
Printing, typing, binding… the CVS office can be a busy place at the best of times. The devotees would not mind a hand from time to time. Come and utilize your administrative abilities at the College and who knows, Pradeep may treat you to a cookie or two! J
Frequency: Depends on need
When: Flexible
Estimated commitment: Depends on need

Are you the next Sebastian Vettel? Drivers required
Some people hate driving. But some absolutely love it… It so happens that sometimes we need (safe J) driving services for speakers and other guests. Fuel costs provided.
Frequency: Depends on need
When: Depends on need
Estimated commitment: Depends on need