Apply to be a Volunteer Class Assistant

Thank you for your interest in becoming a KMA volunteer class assistant. From the feedback we've received from so far, our volunteers seem to feel that they are getting as much back — or more — as they are giving. We hope that you will have a similar positive experience.

Please do not be intimidated by the application process. It is similar to a job application process because our liability insurance mandates that we treat volunteers as if they were employees. All necessary forms may be found in the left sidebar.

Volunteer Class Assistant Job Description

The volunteer assistant position provides support by assisting students with movements and positions and helping the teacher maintain control of the classroom and class flow.

Essential Functions:

  • Physically assist students

  • Demonstrate movements and positions for students

  • Verbally guide students

  • Work in tandem with primary teacher and other volunteers to facilitate class exercises and flow


  • Experience doing yoga, dance, and/or gymnastics

  • Attend a KMA volunteer orientation session

  • Complete application process, which includes a background check

  • Assist in a minimum of 2 classes per month

  • Attend on-going trainings (short sessions offered at regular intervals to learn techniques for assisting students)

Additional information:
This opportunity is ideal for persons who have received a yoga teaching certification and wish to improve their teaching skills with hands-on teaching experience.

Volunteer Application Process

1) Complete the Volunteer Application. Submit by either:

  • emailing it to:

  • snail-mailing it to: Keoni Movement Arts, 400 West 43rd St., Suite 27J, New York, NY 10036

2) Complete the Background Check Form to initiate a background check on yourself.
Note: If you would like to make an additional donation to KMA by covering the background check cost - $22.00 - yourself, please select the "Applicant Pay" form. Otherwise, select the "KMA Pay" form and KMA will cover the cost.

3) Complete the Release and Waiver of Liability (3A) and Photo/Video Release" forms (3B).

4) Read the Rules of Conduct.

Congratulations -- you've completed your Volunteer Registration!

You'll be contacted to set up a volunteer orientation session. At it, you will receive a training on "Sexual Abuse and Molestation" Issues that can arise when working with minors and an overview of our class formats, and have an opportunity to view part of one of our classes.

Thank you for your interest in serving in this way!