Join Our Team


The Zendo offers peer to peer counseling with individuals who are trained to work with overwhelming experiences. Many of our volunteers are mental health professionals, psychedelic researchers, and medical service providers. Others have training in holistic healing modalities or other relevant experience. We provide our volunteers with an on-site comprehensive training which further prepares them for offering harm reduction services.

Zendo Project Volunteers

Our volunteers are committed to offering support to individuals undergoing challenging or overwhelming experiences. Volunteers come from a variety of different backgrounds and are knowledgable in the fields of psychedelics, psychology, and psychotherapy. Volunteers must be able to assist in crisis situations while remaining calm and grounded.

If you are interested in volunteering please sign up for our newsletter via the subscribe button in this section. Once you sign up, you will receive updates on training and event application announcements. Then when we announce a training or volunteer opportunity you will have the opportunity to apply.

Catharsis on the Mall

May 1-3
National Mall
Washington, D.C.

Join Zendo Project at Washington D.C.'s regional Burning Man event, Catharsis on the Mall.  We will be providing psychedelic peer support for the 5th consecutive year, and delivering a public training on Saturday afternoon. Applications close on Monday, March 16.

Only Apply if You've Volunteered Before!

For the Catharsis on the Mall, we only accept applications from individuals who have trained AND volunteered with the Zendo Project within the last 3 years. Your application will only be considered for this event if you fall under this category.

Lightning in a Bottle

May 20-25

Buena Vista Vista Lake
Kern County, CA

Join Zendo Project at Lightning in a Bottle to provide psychedelic peer support for the 8th consecutive. We will have two sites and providing a public training on Thursday afternoon. More details to be announced in late spring. Applications close on Sunday, March 1.

Burning Man

August 30 - September 7
Black Rock City
North of Reno, NV

Join Zendo Project at Burning Man, where we will be providing psychedelic peer support for the 9th cosecutive year, and delivering a public training on Tuesday afternoon. More details to be announced in late spring.

Zendo Volunteer Training Materials