Did you know it takes around 225 hours of volunteering per week to keep the Birmingham Buddhist Centre running as well as it does? That’s equivalent to another six full-time team members!

Giving our time can make a very real difference – to ourselves and to other people coming to the Buddhist Centre. Every activity helps to communicate the Buddha’s teaching and create a more supportive context for Buddhist practice. It also offers the chance to develop and deepen friendships with others through working as part of a team.

We have volunteering opportunities to suit all temperaments and availability. It needn’t take a lot of time and we can show you how to do most of the things that need doing.

If you would like to talk about how you can help, get in touch with info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk, or call the Buddhist Centre on 0121 449 5279.

Some examples of how you might help:

Media and Publicity

  • Sharing, reviewing and interacting with us on social media
  • Sharing introductory courses
  • Helping us with creating/editing/uploading YouTube videos
  • Taking photographs at events

Centre/Garden beauty

  • Cleaning
  • Washing (towels, blankets, etc.)
  • Gardening (e.g. mowing the lawn)
  • Maintenance – plumbers, electricians, decorators, general DIY
  • Creating and maintaining shrines

Support for events

  • Welcoming team and setting up for certain events
  • Cooking for small events at the Buddhist Centre, and baking cakes

Keeping things running

  • Helping to run the Centre Library
  • Helping to run the Centre Bookshop

If you have 10 seconds

Share details of an introductory course to your Facebook/Instagram page

If you have 10 minutes

Talk to a friend about the Buddhist Centre

If you have an hour

Meet up with someone in the Sangha for a Cup of tea

If you have an hour a week or a few hours a month

Create and maintain shrines or join the gleam team

If you have a day a month

Help to run the Centre Library