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Volunteers play a vital role in many of the Greater Good Science Center's programs.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with GGSC events, which involves everything from marketing to setting up at our venues. If you would like to volunteer at an upcoming GGSC event, please email our director of operations, Hong Nguyen, at htcnguyen at berkeley dot edu.

Please write "GGSC Event Volunteer" in the subject line and briefly describe your interest in the GGSC's work, your availability, and any relevant experience. Resumes are optional. GGSC event volunteers must be based in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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Greater Good Events

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training
International House
December 9-10, 2016

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.


Take a Greater Good Quiz!

How compassionate are you? How generous, grateful, or forgiving? Find out!


Watch Greater Good Videos

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Talks by inspiring speakers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dacher Keltner, and Barbara Fredrickson.


Greater Good Resources


Book of the Week

How Pleasure Works By Paul Bloom Bloom explores a broad range of human pleasures from food to sex to religion to music. Bloom argues that human pleasure is not purely an instinctive, superficial, sensory reaction; it has a hidden depth and complexity.

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"It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all."  
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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