Buddhist Council of NSW > VOLUNTEER PATHWAYS

Becoming a Buddhist teacher

Do you want to pass on the benefits of the Buddha’s teaching to the younger generation?

Do you enjoy working with children?

Have you got a few hours to spare each week? 

If you answered yes to the above questions, you should seriously consider volunteering as a Buddhist scripture teacher in NSW primary schools.

The Buddhist Council is responsible for training and appointing volunteers to teach weekly Buddhist values and life skills to primary school children. Our program is fully government-accredited and approved by the Department of Education and Training. Click on the links below to find out more about becoming a Buddhist scripture teacher in NSW primary schools.

Information for Teachers, Parents and Schools

Information for New Teachers

Information for Parents and Caregivers

Information for School Principals

Curriculum (Syllabus Summary) – Scope and Sequence

Child Protection Awareness Training


Section 1: Legislation, agencies and policies

Section 2: Responsibilities of employees

Section 3 Professional Practice 

On-Going Training, Resources and Support

View the available SRE training courses, Initial and On-going workshops here.

Our current SRE teachers can access resources, advice and support here.

Becoming a Buddhist chaplain

Do your friends flock to you when they’ve got a serious problem? If you see yourself as someone who is compassionate, with a non-judgmental ear and the ability to listen wholeheartedly, then being a Buddhist chaplain in hospitals and prisons would suit your disposition.

Our Buddhist chaplains offer spiritual support to people who are at a critical stage of life. Click on the links below to discover how to become a Buddhist chaplain.

Overview of our Chaplaincy Program [PDF Download]

Becoming a Buddhist Hospital Chaplain [PDF Download]

Becoming a Buddhist Prison Chaplain [PDF Download]

Utilise your skills in our office

Are you a uni student looking to broaden your skills set? Or maybe you’re a retiree looking for a meaningful volunteer role. Whatever your circumstance, the Buddhist Council is committed to providing a mutually beneficial experience to all volunteers. Our current office staff consists of people who come from diverse professional and personal backgrounds.

If you have a few hours spare each week and want to support a truly worthwhile cause, come and join our supportive office team in St. Leonards. Roles available vary from providing administrative support, to coordinating a range of our programs. For more info, feel free to email  office@buddhistcouncil.org a CV with brief introduction or call (02) 9966 8893.

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