Jobs and Volunteering Opportunities

The 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.


Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London

Spiritual Programme Coordinator (SPC)

Closing Date: 30th October 2017

We are currently seeking a Spiritual Programme Coordinator (SPC) to join the Jamyang London team as soon as possible. This is a part time 4 days (28 hours per week) paid position which involves flexible work hours, including evenings and weekends, dependent upon the needs of the Centre. You will work closely with the Executive Director to develop, design, and implement the spiritual programme at Jamyang London. The SPC is responsible to the Executive Director and to FPMT International Office to ensure that the Centre’s spiritual programme is in line with FPMT policy and guidelines, ensuring that it reflects the unique teaching style of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This is the ideal position for a creative, dynamic person looking to offer service within the FPMT mandala.

How to apply: SPC Advert – Jamyang London Oct 2017



Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London

Work Programme Volunteer

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 (as sometimes it can be a bit full on here!). Contact


Land of Joy, Northumberland

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 or contact for more details.