As MSC continues to make its way around the globe and more people learn about the power of self-compassion, the non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion has done its best to keep up with the tremendous demand of over 20,000 “graduates,” 1500 people trained as teachers, and countless thousands of people interested in the topic and our work.
We have a variety of exciting projects in the works, interesting and intriguing inquiries from around the world, and a lot of infrastructure to build to keep up with this inspiring upswell of interest in the program and all of its various components. CMSC operates on a shoestring financially, in many ways, supporting ourselves from a few events every year and the kindness of the founders, Chris Germer and Kristin Neff, as well as the generosity of a number of you who have offered financial gifts to help us “keep the doors open.” In addition to financial resources, CMSC thrives from the kindness of our friends and colleagues who offer their expertise, training, passion and spare time to help bring our various projects and initiatives to fruition. Two shining examples are Kim Sogge who is our volunteer CMSC Retreat Coordinator and Cecilia Fernandez-Hall, who is our volunteer Circles of Practice Manager. Kim, Cecilia and many others are freely giving of their time and dedication to assure that these important parts of CMSC continue to grow and thrive.
If you have any expertise, talent, interest or training that you could offer to CMSC, we would be grateful to know of it. We invite you to take a moment to complete our Volunteer Application Form so we can know of your interest and your particular skill set, so that we can potentially call upon you in the future to help us out. We don’t always need help in every area, but it is helpful to know who is interested and what they can offer when opportunities arise. Please consider stepping up and helping out by joining the CMSC team!