Origin of the Fo Guang Shan Volunteer Group
Fo Guang Shan has established its objective to propagate Buddhism through Buddhist practices, cultural, educational, and charitable work. In the process of implementing Humanistic Buddhism, volunteers play an important role in promoting and protecting the Dharma. Please join us if you are interested.
The establishment of FGS Volunteer Group is to strengthen and consolidate the qualities of the volunteers at Fo Guang Shan Headquarters and its branches, in order to demonstrate the essential qualities of the Fo Guang People. In addition, this has helped the volunteers to strengthen their understanding and faith in Fo Guang Shan. Furthermore, this has also allowed the volunteers to develop a professional learning environment, to exchange their experiences, and to develop their team spirit. Thus, we can enhance the overall features and qualities of Fo Guang Shan.
To strengthen volunteer training, and enhance skill sets
To promote self-education, and always become an unsolicited friend
To exploit the spirit of Buddhist practices, and exhibit enthusiasm in volunteer services
To develop team spirit, and together create a Pure Land on earth
Youth Volunteer: Ages 16 – 30 with faith, compassion, patience, and enthusiasm to serve the community.
Adult Volunteer: Ages 30 – 60 with right attitude, physically and mentally healthy, acknowledgement in Buddhism, and the will to become a volunteer.
A certificate will be issued upon completion of the volunteer training program.
Proof of service hours upon each volunteer service
Volunteer passport will be issued upon completion of a minimum of 100 hours of service, and 1 volunteer training program.