Sangha volunteer service opportunities
and who does what
Insight Meditation Ann Arbor is a completely volunteer-led and run organization. Everything that the organization does, happens only because someone has decided they would step up and help - as a service to the community. If you have something you wold like to see happen in the community, we will support you in making that happen.
The following opportunities for service to our community have been defined. We try to keep the effort needed for a position to a minimum. We generally ask a volunteer (except the board members which service for two years) to commit to just one year of service for a position - thereby spreading the load placed on any single individual. Please consider offering your service to the IMA2 community by sending an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Board Directors - Our by-laws require five board positions (president, vice-president, treasurer, and two members at large).
The terms rotate so that each year we need two new board members.
Meetings are likely to be quarterly. Some business is conducted via Email.
Typically a board member might spend 1-2 hours a month on IMA2 business.
Current board members as of Oct 2017:
Jeremy S. (term ends Oct. 2019)
Treasurer: Christine C. (term ends Oct 2019)
Phil K. (term ends Oct 2018)
Evelyn N. (term ends Oct 2019)
Mary G. (term ends Oct 2018)
- IMA2 administrator - This person oversees email communications, sending out announcements, updating the web site, and organizes classes and events.
This person typically spends ten hours a month on IMA2 business.
Current administrator: Susan W.
NOTE: Susan is retiring from this position and will finish her duties by the end of 2017 or as the board can find replacement volunteers.
- Community Meeting facilitator - This person runs the monthly one-hour community meetings,
preparing an agenda (items usually come from the community), leads the discussion at the meeting,
and then writes a summary of the meeting (usually a page or less).
This person typically spends two hours a month on IMA2 business.
Current volunteer: Janet C.
- Room Cleaning Angels - This is composed of two groups of two individuals who share the
task of keeping the Meditation Room clean - vacuuming, dusting, etc.
Each group commits to cleaning (usually after the Sunday sitting) once every other month.
An individual typically spends 1.5 hours every other month in service.
Current cleaning angels: Sheryl K., Sharon F., Phil K. and Susan C.
- Bookkeeper - this person keeps track of income and makes sure expenses are paid.
Current bookkeeper: Christine C.
- Librarian - this person organizers an informal lending library of dharma books.
Current librarian: Andrew P.
Upon occasion there are other tasks needing volunteers, but these are handled on an ad-hoc basis - asking for volunteers for the task at that time.