Service at the Bahá’í House of Worship

“Blessed are they that occupy themselves in the House of Worship with the remembrance of Him Who is the Lord of the righteous! Blessed are they that arise in the service of this House!” 

– Bahá’u’lláh

The Bahá’í House of Worship in India is supported by a flow of believers from a diversity of countries and occupations who arise selflessly to offer a period of service, of varying length. The volunteer needs at the House of Worship are changing in light of the evolving demands, available resources and the flow of visitors.

The nature of the service at the House of Worship is a unique experience. Primarily, volunteers serve as Temple guides, yet other areas are open for service for those who have interest or experience in garden upkeep, kitchen, housekeeping and security.

Please find below an outline of each area of service.

 

Temple Guide

A temple guide will be on rotation for various posts during the day. They welcome the visitors to experience the tranquility of the House of Worship and to pray & meditate silently inside the prayer hall. As visiting the House of Worship is a unique and moving experience for many, the guides are faced with many questions at the exit. It is essential that they conscientiously and earnestly attend to the visitors as they exit the Prayer Hall. They briefly provide information and encourage those who are interested to visit the Information Centre where they can learn about the Faith and the House of Worship in greater detail.

Gardens Department

Responsible for the beautification and maintenance of the gardens at the House of Worship. This would include mowing the lawns, trimming & watering of plants, planting flowers, de-weeding etc.

Kitchens Department

Responsible for assisting with the preparation of food, cleaning & maintaining the kitchen workspace, equipment and utensils.

Cleaning and Maintenance Department

Responsible to maintain the beauty of the House of Worship premises, which would include cleaning the prayer hall, hallways, Information Centre and other spaces.

Security Department

Assist with the security needs of the House of Worship. This would include being assigned to a particular post on the property and guiding & ensuring that the public adhere to the House of Worship guidelines.

Due to the nature of service at the Bahá’í House of Worship in India, the essential requirements include:

• The ability to offer service for a minimum of 1 month.
• A basic proficiency in English or Hindi and any other additional languages.
• Have knowledge and experience of talking about the teachings of the Faith, the life of the Manifestations and Prayer. This capacity can be gained through the study of Ruhi books 1 – 4 & 6 in preparation for service at the Temple. 
• Should be in good health and be able to stand for long hours.
• Must be at least 17 years of age at the time of service.

Anyone interested in learning more about the possibility of offering a period of service at the Bahá’í House of Worship is encouraged to contact the volunteer recruitment desk at bhowindiavolunteersdesk@ibnc.in

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