Part-Time Opportunities

A Volunteer Community 

Come join the dedicated and skilled volunteer team at Nyingma Institute, a dynamic non-profit organization and Buddhist learning center located in the Berkeley hills next to UC Berkeley. Work in an environment that supports mindful work and positive relationship. We have parking on site and provide a delicious, vegetarian lunch. 

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization, including the staff, faculty, and directors, and greatly appreciate your support and help! 

    Part-Time Volunteer Opportunities


    Spreading the Word – Promotions and Marketing 

    Looking for a way to help? We welcome suggestions for online sites that would be good places to post our activities. 

    You can also help by creating additional postings for our events on online newspapers, social media, etc. (We post the events to our site, then you can use this information to populate other sites.) We have a list of sites to start with, but suggestions and implementation help are welcome. 

    We can also supply physical flyers for posting at cafes, local bulletin boards, etc. Take a walk and see which of your favorite places accept flyers! 

    Please contact or (510) 809-1000 if you’d like to help. 


    Full-Charge Bookkeeping 

    We are looking for an experienced bookkeeper who is detail oriented with a positive orientation, good interpersonal skills, a good problem solver and who can both give and receive constructive feedback. Must be available at minimum 8 hours a week for a 1 year commitment. Experience requirement:  

    • Full charge bookkeeping with experience in Quickbooks Online
    • Excellent Excel skills
    • Budget preparation, management and forecast  
    • Non-profit experience preferred but not required for the right candidate

    Please contact with your resume or (510) 809-1000 to learn more. 

    Work Practice Team – Cleaning, Cooking, or Gardening 

    Now looking for individuals to join our work practice team and be part of a community promoting well-being! Time slots available:

    • Fridays 1:30 – 3:30 pm
      Help clean and maintain the Institute’s public spaces
    • Saturdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
      Gardening or cooking, followed by lunch at 1:00 pm

    Start date: The beginning of each term.

    Minimum commitment: We encourage participants to make a commitment of 1 quarter (10 weeks), however, one-time opportunities are also welcome!

    We set our intention together at the beginning of the project, perform work with a practice in mind (which will be introduced by the team coordinator), and then dedicate the merit at the end of the project.

    What kind of intentions do we set? It is up to you, but we usually perform work-practice with the benefit of others in mind. It can as simple as learning to observe your mind, or to contribute towards something positive, with the intention that others may also be benefited.

    If you are interested, please send us an application at the link below:

    If you have any questions, please email us at or call (510) 809-1000.


    Sacred Art projects 

    We host the prayer flag project seasonally. Please contact us to learn more if you’d like to learn to sew prayer flags or see if there are other art projects currently open.