You can think of Sitagu Buddha Vihara as a small village, with housing, infrastructure, power, water, wireless connectivity and other utilities, roads, gardens, public and sacred spaces, a public library, a business office, bills to pay, repairs to be made and all of it running with virtually no paid staff and nor source of income, rather on the basis of generosity. For this reason volunteer labor is vital and a source of great merit. These are some of the centers of volunteer activity:

Many people have taken on specific tasks routinely. Families show up on weekends and just assign themselves to whatever needs doing, mixing this with enjoying a meal and chatting with others.