TCMC is run almost entirely by volunteers. Volunteering and service can be a useful part of your spritiual path. Please consider volunteering.
ONE TIME JOBS:
Prep and paint outside trim around windows
Prep and paint facia boards
Repair stucco and paint those spots
Put pavers on top of the wall on west side
Replace mortar on east side porch
Help with water catchment system project
Make new fire exit sign for west door of meditation center
Put down weed fabric and rocks in west bed of front yard
Update Friends of TCMC sign to reflect current expenses
Create instructions for using PA system at TCMC and place on speaker
Attend Monthly Yard Work Day (1-3 hours) or do yard work on your own
Fill 5 gallon water jugs (Fill 5 gallon water jugs for our water cooler, and bring them to TCMC. We go through 1 to 2 five-gallon jugs per week. You will be reimbursed for the cost of the water. Must be able to lift a 5 gallon jug of water.)
Rake leaves and flowers from under Bougainvillea and sweep front porch
Inspect center on monthly basis to find maintenance or repair items
Partially drain water heater, monthly
Check for needed supplies (toilet paper, etc) monthly
Check alley for graffiti and items dumped near trash cans
Rake leaves in labyrinth - during certain seasons
Check organize and vacuum meditation cushions periodically
Plan periodic potlucks and or movie nights
Make fliers for classes and retreats
Collect data from retreat surveys and enter it online for analysis
TCMC Parking Guidelines
Because TCMC is in a residential neighborhood, please park as far from TCMC as is possible for you to walk. If neighbors complain about parking we could lose the center. Please do not park in front of the homes in the same block as the Center. And when parking on nearby blocks, please leave at least one empty parking space in front of each home.
Santa Rita is the street running parallel to Mountain, about half a block west of TCMC, and it usually has available space. Please do not park in front of the blue arch gateway on the northwest portion of Santa Rita as this is needed for handicapped access. The block of Edison east of Mountain is also a possibility.
Please strongly consider carpooling or biking to TCMC.
There is an off-street driveway in front of and directly to the west of TCMC. That space is for special needs (people who cannot walk far) and for teachers and sit leaders because they often are unloading items for the classes. However, if you see that the teachers and people with special needs are not filling those spaces, please use them. If you do park in either of the dirt driveways, please pull in as far as you can to make the best use of space.