Internship and Volunteering at the Buddha Museum

 Everything that you need to know about internship and volunteering at the Buddha Museum


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 Frequently Asked Questions

Quick information

Here is some quick information you need to know about volunteering/internship at the Buddha Museum.

For further information, please refer to the sections below.


Accommodation is provided for volunteers and interns. The following information should be provided for the accommodation application.

Q: Do I have to bring bathrobes and towels?
A: Yes.

Q: Do I use a shared bathroom or a private bathroom?

A: shared bathroom for females, private bathroom for males.

Q: What about the sheets and blankets instead? Is there a phone for drying hair? As for meals instead, is there a canteen for volunteers ?

A: The dorm would provide all basic necessities, including sheets and blankets. There should be a shared hair dryer. There is a big dining hall for everyone at the monastery and a staff canteen at the Buddha Museum. Meals would be provided, you don't have to worry.


Q: Will I have the opportunity to learn more about Buddhism?

A: Definitely! But you need to make an effort. Please check out more on our Buddhism page


Q: What kind of tasks will I undertake?

A: The usual tasks here will include proofreading, tour guiding, English teaching at neighborhood schools, and assisting with projects our department is currently working on. There will also be other activities in which the department will be involved throughout the year, as listed below: 


Please prepare your own white collared top and dark-colored pants. We will provide you with a red vest, so you will be identified as a volunteer.

Q: Where I could get white polo shirts?

A: You can get it in stores at the Front Hall.

Q: Do I have to wear a collared shirt, or can it be just a tee shirt?

A: The official attire for volunteers is a collared shirt/polo shirt. It should be collared for consistency.

Monastic Dining

FGS Monastic Dining demonstration -


Q: How do people communicate usually in Taiwan?

A: People communicate via the LINE app. If you do not have one, you can download and install it onto your phone:


After signing up as a volunteer/intern, you will be contacted and scheduled for an interview.


Everything you need to know regarding accommodation and monastery rules and regulations can be found in this handbook:


At Fo Guang Shan, people greet one another with "Jixiang" (pronounced "gee siang"), which means "auspiciousness" or "good luck". People also gesture the lotus mudra by joining the thumb and the middle finger.

When encountering monastics, one should greet monastics with joined palms.

Monastics should be addressed with the title "Venerable" in front of the monastic names.