Below is an overview of the current seva opportunities available at the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Sydney. This is not a complete list, and if you have any skills, expertise and/or experience that you would like to offer but which does not fall under this list, please contact us via the Expression of Interest in Seva Form and we will get in contact with you to discuss this.
Seva may be offered on a casual or regular basis; on a short-term or longer-term basis; or simply when you have time. We deeply welcome your offering of seva, in whatever form you are able to give.
We aim to offer seva opportunities to everyone, including individuals new to the Siddha Yoga path. The skills and experience required for different positions vary widely. Where specific skills and experience or training are required, a longer-term commitment is requested. We offer a short induction process for every seva role.
If you are new to the practice of seva, and have any questions, you are most welcome to email email@example.com and we would be happy to answer any queries that you may have.
Please fill in this short Expression of Interest in Seva form and a member of the HR department or Seva Coordinator will get in contact with you shortly.
We want to ensure seva can be easeful and joyful for everyone. So our current focus is
to build larger teams in the following areas:
To support ongoing programs:
hall monitor, hosting, multimedia, arati,
welcome, event hosts/outside coordinators
Ongoing maintenance of the Ashram:
housekeeping, gardening and maintenance.
Once we can better resource opening the Ashram for the current event schedule:
To add live music to programs:
To enable Food Services to reopen:
kitchen, chai making, Amrit, dish room,
To Maintain the Ashrams:
• Gardening: caring for, planting, weeding, watering the gardens around the Ashram or centre
• Housekeeping: caring for the internal cleanliness of the Ashram or centre facilities
• Maintenance: maintaining/repairing the upkeep of the Ashram or centre
• Maintaining the sacred space: pujas and murtis
To open the Ashrams for a Siddha Yoga event:
Outside the Hall
• Event Hosts: overseeing the operations and security of the Ashram when open for events
• Welcome Hosts; supporting everyone who enters the Ashram to be welcomed
• Reception: welcoming visitors, answering phone and face-to-face queries
• Registration: taking bookings and, where applicable, payments for Siddha Yoga events
• Seva Coordinators: sharing about the spiritual practice of seva and about current opportunities to offer seva
Inside the Hall
• Event Production: coordinating teams inside the hall to support presentation of the Siddha Yoga event
• Hall: welcoming, assisting with seating, caring for the meditation room or hall
• Lighting: operation of lights and heating/cooling during events
• Multimedia: overseeing CDs, DVDs, slides, and other audio and digital elements during events
• Speakers and coaches: experienced Siddha Yoga students to host satsangs
To add when resources are available
• Bookstore: sale of Siddha Yoga books and merchandise to support spiritual growth and understanding
• Music: chanting with the lead group or playing musical instruments for chants during events
• Flowers: preparing floral arrangements
• Amrit: serving food and drink, organising and cleaning of the dining area
• Bakery: preparing and baking of cakes and biscuits at the Ashram
• Dishroom: setting up, washing dishes, loading dishwasher, drying and putting away of dining and kitchen items
• Kitchen: preparing and cooking of meals at the Ashram