Fo Guang Shan (FGS) is an international Buddhist organization founded in 1967 in Taiwan by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. It practices Humanistic Buddhism, which aims to make Buddhism relevant in the world and in people's lives and hearts. Fo Guang Shan promotes interfaith dialogue to build mutual understanding and respect between diverse religious groups. In the Philippines, FGS primarily works with education of (esp. underprivileged) children and youth with a goal to foster country development and contribute to youth empowerment.
One of our temple's objectives is to foster talent through education. Therefore, we are planning to run long-term life education projects for schools, universities, and kids from poor areas. The aim for those is to introduce youth and children to goodness, ethics, values, self-exploration, career orientation, and spirituality in alternative non-religious way. And we need your help in that!
Assistant's role is to support Education Department of FGS Philippines in its activities.
Main responsibilities include:
- Office work with documents, visuals, and creative materials
- Field work on site (temple tours, retreats, classes)
- Ongoing help and assistance
- Communication with stakeholders
Volunteer is also expected to contribute to other projects and classes with similar objectives and qualifications.
Location: FGS Mabuhay temple, Manila, the Philippines
Work schedule: 40–50 hours per week
Period: flexible, preference for three months commitement and longer
- Your commitment to helping us fulfill our mission through great work
- Appropriate education and professional experience in Education, Business Relations, Business Communication, and similar
- Experience with designing documents, proposals, posters, creative visuals
- A team player, exhibits patience, culturally literate
- Chinese speakers are preferred
If you do not possess all the desired qualifications, you are still encouraged to apply.
- Lodging provided (if staying at the temple, interns must comply with temple rules)
- Vegetarian meals provided three times daily
- Benefits of simple life, spiritual cultivation, learning about Buddhism and Chinese and Philippine cultures, authentic temple stay experience with the monastic
P.S. To volunteer for temple's activities, one doesn't need to be Buddhist, convert to Buddhism, shave their head, or anything like that. You also don't take on any obligations to the temple during or after your involvement. If you have any further concerns, just drop us a short mail.