Volunteering and Internships

We value each and every one of the volunteers that work with us. By giving us your time and energy you're making a real and valuable contribution to making Mindfulness in Schools a reality.

 

We offer volunteering and internship opportunities in many different areas and welcome applications from all people.

 

Here are some possibilities:

  • Volunteering and interning
  • Working as Fundraising Intern
  • Helping at events
  • Sharing information and increasing awareness
  • Becoming a media or story volunteer: helping share stories with the media to increase awareness
  • Organise a fundraising or awareness event
  • There are many potential ways in which you could offer us your individual talents to help us with our work. 

 

People just like you have found that The Mindfulness Foundation Schools Campaign is a meaningful way to give back. Read their stories and discover how you can make a difference and feed your passions through volunteering.

 

Internships
The Mindfulness Foundation Mindfulness in Schools Campaign brings a contemplative dimension to a key social change field, applying relevant techniques to professional teaching. The Foundation researches and develops new ways of applying those techniques in specific settings. Internships in support of our initiatives are a wonderful opportunity to learn with a thoughtful community of individuals. Mindfulness Foundation interns benefit from the unique learning experience, and we rely on them to contribute meaningfully to our projects through quality research, analysis, and ideas generation. 

 

For information about volunteering and intern opportunities please email info@mindfulnessfoundation.org.uk

But, could the volunteer also benefit?

 

This interview with the famous peace activist Johann Christoph Arnold argues that serving others contributes to a happier life, especially as we age.

 

We know that getting help from others—called social support—can be vital for the recipient's health and well-being. But new research turns the helping equation on its head, finding that giving help to others decreases the risk of death—for the helper. The results were published last year in the American Journal of Public Health. Here's how the researchers figured out the cause-and-effect link between giving help and living longer.

 

The team collected data from 846 older adults living in the Detroit metropolitan area during a five-year period. At the beginning of the study, the researchers conducted baseline interviews to determine what stressful events, if any, each participant experienced in the previous year. A stressful event could be divorce, job loss, health issues, sickness or death of a loved one, and so on. The researchers asked each participant whether he or she had given any tangible help or assistance to friends or family members. They also collected the usual demographic and employment data.

 

hen they waited. For five years . . .  Click here for rest of story . . .