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.
Storybook Project is designed to promote ethics and values among Filipino youth. During the project, the team will select local and Chinese fables, incorporate them into a book together with digitized illustrations made by children, and cooperate with Philippine Education Department to introduce the book as an educational material for public schools.
Graphic Designer's role is to digitize and edit children's illustrations.
Main responsibilities include:
- Working on digital version of children's illustrations
- Other graphic design tasks related to the book's edition and publishing
- Digital illustrations for the storybook as the main deliverable
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: 25–40 hours per week
Period: May 2013 to July 2013 (3 months) – flexible
- Your commitment to helping us fulfill our mission through great work
- MFA/BA in Graphic Design/related field, OR at least 2 years of equivalent professional experience
- Self-directed and initiative-taking
- A team player, exhibits patience, culturally literate
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.