Seva Opportunities

On Saturdays, the center is bustling with volunteers. With nearly 180 acres, the property requires all kinds of ongoing attention and care. The orchards and gardens offer a great opportunity to spend the day outdoors in nature. Several teams of volunteers maintain Amrita Hall, keep The Amma Shop going and help with the various construction jobs that are part of maintaining such a large property. Whether you have plenty of time or just a few hours now and then, there is a place here for you to volunteer. Contact for more information.

Volunteer for Amma's Bay Area programs!

Amma's programs function with the selfless service of volunteers, and the joy it brings is truly unique. Here are ways you can share in that experience. 

Serve with a team

Our volunteer teams work together to ensure our events run smoothly and everyone feels welcomed. If you'd like to take on a specific role, joining a team is a great way to get involved. See Sign Up form below. Or click here to access the form.
Contact macsr.seva@macenters.orgSee team list below the form.



  • Greeting
  • Assisted Darshan
  • Seating
  • Darshan line FOOD | SNACKS
  • Shopping
  • Staff room
  • Staff welcome and departure meal
  • Recycling and composting


  • Set-up & Breakdown
  • Hall Decorations
  • Hall set-up & breakdown
  • Hall cleanup
  • Transportation
  • Laundry
  • Shopping

Serve in the moment during the programs
Prefer to be spontaneous? Feel the joy of selfless service by lending a hand during Amma's programs. Simply visit the Seva Desk in the hall to discover how you can help in the moment.


  • Serve a meal or snacks
  • Set up the Dining Hall
  • Cut vegetables
  • Wash and rinse dishes
  • Clean up the kitchen


  • Prepare flower petals for Amma
  • Seat guests for the Atma Puja
  • Distribute blessed water


  • Monitor and empty recycling and trash


  • Keep the Amma Shop secure
  • Set-up chairs
  • Retreat registration