Volunteer and Internship

Volunteers play an important role in all areas of Tibet House US’ work.

Volunteer positions are held in educational programs, gallery exhibitions, special events, Repatriation Collection/archive projects, lending library and newsletter.  Projects may include research, visitor services, general office work, mailings, etc.

Please review the position descriptions before applying. Below are some volunteer positions that are available. There is a minimum requirement of at least two shifts each month, unless otherwise stated in the volunteer requirements.

Evening Educational Programs
Assist with set-up for the lecture and registration. Greet visitors. Some gift shop responsibilities. Assist with breakdown after the event.

Required Skills
Friendly, organized, excellent communication skills, good at trouble-shooting.
Shift: 4 hours
Assist with upcoming exhibitions: updating signage, data input. Assist with archiving previous shows (images, press, etc.)

Required Skills
Interest in art, organized, proficient in Microsoft word and excel and Photoshop. Basic
scanning knowledge preferable.
Shift: 4 hours
Repatriation Collection/Archive Project
Assist with updating and maintaining cataloguing of the Collection. Updating labeling in permanent exhibition. Scanning photos and entering descriptions of objects.

Required Skills
Interest in art, organized, proficient in Microsoft word and excel and Photoshop. Basic scanning knowledge.
Shift: 4 hours
Special Events
There are a variety of volunteer positions for special events (annual benefit concert, auction, etc.) Time frame is based on event date. Meetings are mandatory.

Required Skills
Excellent communication, diplomacy.
Shift: 3-4 hours
Cataloguing new book donations. Re-shelving returned books. General library upkeep.

Required Skills
Attention to detail, organized, knowledge of Dewey Decimal System and Microsoft excel.
Shift: 4 hours
Assist in compiling articles and information for the Tibet House newsletter. Updating/verifying directory listings, events calendar, editing articles. Knowledge of Microsoft word. Proficient in Quark and Photoshop preferred.

Required Skills
Good writer, attentive, detail-oriented.
Shift: 4 hours


How to Apply

To apply for any of the positions listed above, please download an application and mail your completed application to:

Tibet House U.S
Volunteer Program
22 West 15 Street
New York, NY 10011


Internships – Tibet House US has opportunities for internships.