Information for Volunteers


Welcome to RID’s volunteer sign-up page for Buddhist activities!

We are excited to have you join us in our mission to make a difference in the Buddhist community. We have a variety of tasks and events that require your help, and we would be grateful for any time you can spare.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

RID’s Commitment

Refuge In Dhamma is committed to these fundamental principles of volunteering:

  • For Dhamma and Dhamma-related objectives;
  • Able to learn Dhamma during volunteering;
  • Free to choose duties;
  • Volunteering is not compensated.


Children’s Chanting Class

The Children’s Chanting Class instructs kids aged 7 and older in chanting the “Long Discourse on ways to attend to mindfulness (Mahā Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta).” This particular class necessitates the highest number of volunteers due to its larger size. Volunteers have the option to assist with photography/videography, taking attendance, or offering general support.

Advanced Chanting Class

The Advanced Chanting Class instructs children in mastering the chanting of the “Long Discourse on ways to attend to mindfulness (Mahā Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta)” with the ultimate aim of creating recordings and/or participating in public performances. Volunteers have the option to assist with photography/videography, taking attendance, or providing general support.

Youth Leadership Programme

The Youth Leadership Programme educates students from Secondary 1 and beyond in Buddhist Studies, Leadership Skills, and Event Planning, aiming to cultivate future leaders capable of organizing Buddhist events. Volunteers have the opportunity to contribute to teaching, photography/videography, and/or taking attendance.

Meditation Retreats

RID will host meditation retreats at least twice a year, which involve participants staying on-site for the entire duration. Typically scheduled over weekends, from Friday evenings to Sunday evenings, volunteers are expected to stay-in for the whole retreat duration and contribute to maintaining order during the retreat, preparing the meditation hall and dining area, assisting with wake-up calls, and cleaning.


Bhikkhu Varañāṇo will be the person in-charge of these activities and volunteer tasks.


All volunteers are expected to:

  • Follow the policies and procedures of RID;
  • Be punctual for all duties;
  • Diligently perform the responsibilities outlined in your volunteer role description;
  • Participate in meetings and trainings as required;
  • Give notice of any changes in your availability;
  • Be courteous, patient and forgiving;
  • Handle complaints in a suitable manner;
  • Seek assistance when necessary;
  • Provide support to fellow volunteers.
  • Report any observed injuries or hazards during volunteering;
  • Wear non-revealing clothes;
  • Put handphone in silent mode when volunteering;

Activities’ Location


Every Saturday at the following dates:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May
6 3 2 6 4
13 17 9 13 11
20 24 16 20 18
27 23 25

Due to uncertainty of class facility, the following dates are tentative. Confirmed dates will be sent to volunteers once class facility is secured for 2nd half of 2024.

Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
1 6 3 7 5
8 13 10 14 12
15 20 17 21 19
22 27 24 26
29 31

Registration Period

From 12 December 2023 onwards

Information for Registration

Task Sign Up

  • Check the checkbox(es) for the task(s) that you are interested in;
  • You can only sign up for 1 task per class/event;
  • If you register for tasks across various classes/events, you will get confirmation emails from each one that you will need to verify. Once verified, you will receive “Confirmed” emails from those respective classes/events.


Names can be submitted using English or Chinese characters.


Use an email address that you use frequently and has access to because all correspondences from this course will be sent by email.

After submitting your registration, you will receive a verification email. Please check your email account and click on the link provided in the email to verify the authenticity of your email address. After successful verification, another email will be sent to you with the course information included.

This is one of many preventive measures used by RID to prevent bots from hacking our website and using our server resources for the hackers’ illegal activities.


Include the country code for your handphone number. Example: +65 81234567

If you don’t include the country code and you are from overseas, it will be difficult to contact you on Whatsapp for task matters.

Cloudflare Turnstile

Cloudflare Turnstile is another preventive measure used by RID to prevent bots from hacking our website and using our server resources for the hackers’ illegal activities.

It is being set to non-interactive to enhance user experience but is still able to stop bots competently.

If you encounter any errors with Turnstile, please turn off your VPN and/or adblocker and refresh your browser to try again.

Data protection

To comply with international rules on data protection of personal information (GDPR) , it is necessary to seek permission from registrants before storing and using this data.

Please read our terms & conditions and privacy policy to find out how your personal information will be stored and used. If you agree, check the box to allow RID to use your personal information.

If you do not agree and do not check the box, you will not be able to submit the registration as RID will not be able to use any of your information to process the registration.

If you do not see the checkbox, whitelist this website in your anti-virus and/or adblocker and refresh the webpage.

Children Chanting Class

Advanced Chanting Class

Youth Leadership Programme

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