Jobs and Volunteering Opportunities

Offering ServiceThe best motivation is the goal to benefit others.

– Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Why offer service ?

  • To become more involved in this amazing and evolving philanthropic organization.
  • To join a great family of people who share Rinpoche’s vision of enlightenment for allsentient beings, and who work to make that a reality in their own lives and in thelives of those around them.
  • To have the satisfaction of working for the benefit of others, not for money or fame.
  • To have an opportunity to work and live in different places in the world.

FPMT are seeking to make Dharma relevant to new generations and communities and young people are currently under represented in our organisation. Therefore if you are a young person we would encourage you to apply.

Below are a list of current job and volunteering opportunities in the FPMT UK family.

Jobs


Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom, London

Development Manager

Closing Date: Sunday 18th February 2018

The Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom is currently seeking a new team member. This is a rare opportunity to contribute towards a more compassionate and sustainable world, in an office where kindness, patience, skillfulness and warm-heartedness matter.

FDCW is seeking an experienced and committed Development Manager to forge new relationships principally with trust and foundations as well as potential major donors.

FDCW is currently seeking to develop new avenues of financial support to contribute to long-term sustainability to enable long-term beneficial projects. Thus, the Development Manager would be joining the organisation at a key time and would play a critical role.

This is a exciting post where you will have the freedom to craft the fundraising in the way that you feel will work whilst working for a unique global charity.

Days per week: 3 days
Length of contract: 1 year

Salary: to be negotiated dependent on experience
Work status: This post is only open to candidates with the right to live and work in the UK.

Download the job description from the FDCW website.

Please send cover letter and CV to Grace Gyatso, FDCW Executive Director, via email to grace@compassionandwisdom.orgor visit the FDCW office.

Interview date of short-listed candidates to be confirmed.

Start: Approximately Tuesday 6th March 2018

Volunteer Opportunities


Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London

Work Programme Volunteers

Would you, or anyone you know, like to spend some time in a Dharma community?
Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London offers the unique opportunity to be a Volunteer in a vibrant and friendly FPMT city centre with a resident English-speaking geshe. There are a full range of opportunities for residential and non-residential.

Residential Volunteers – Work Programme (3 months)

Dates: Next Programme starting dates are February 27th, April 8th and10th.

We provide free board, accommodation and Dharma classes, plus a small weekly allowance, in return for three months work, five days per week.
We are looking for volunteers to join the hospitality team, which cleans the centre, does some washing and ironing, and sets up our events (which can be physically demanding). This post is very much about service – to visitors and to students – and about enjoying helping others get the most from their time here. As English is the working language of the Centre it helps to have good spoken and written English and some computing skills, but the main qualities you need are friendliness, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour! (Non-smokers preferred).

Contact: volunteers@jamyang.co.uk | T+44 (0) 20 7820 8787

Cafe Volunteer

Non-Residential Volunteers

Part of the practice of generosity is offering service to benefit sentient beings. One of the greatest gifts you can offer is your time and talent to our centre. If you have a special interest or talent and you would like to help Jamyang make a difference, send an email to our contacts.

TIME It’s totally up to you and how much free time you have available.
BENEFITS Free Buddhist and Meditation classes and free lunch.

Skills that we are looking for:
-Handyman service
-Professional cleaning
-Live Streaming service
-Sewing skills
Contact: volunteers@jamyang.co.uk | T+44 (0) 20 7820 8787

Would you, or anyone you know, like to spend some time in a Dharma community? Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London offers the unique opportunity to be a Work Programme Volunteer in a vibrant and friendly FPMT city centre with a resident English-speaking geshe. We provide free board, accommodation and Dharma classes, plus a small weekly allowance, in return for three months work, five days per week. We are looking for volunteers to join the hospitality team, which cleans the centre, does some washing and ironing, and sets up our events (which can be physically demanding). This post is very much about service – to visitors and to students – and about enjoying helping others get the most from their time here.  As English is the working language of the Centre it helps to have good spoken and written English and some computing skills, but the main qualities you need are friendliness, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour.

Contact: volunteers@jamyang.co.uk

Land of Joy, Northumberland

Volunteer

Land of Joy is the UK’s FPMT retreat centre and is based in a beautiful, semi-remote location in Northumberland. We are building a very harmonious team of dedicated volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the centre and are looking for volunteers to join us in 2017, particularly a manager and cook and housekeeper.  Ideally volunteers for these positions will be able to offer long-term service. If you would be interested in finding out more about this opportunity in the UK, please see further volunteer information.

contact: director@landofjoy.co.uk for more details.