Get Involved

Active involvement with The Temple of Understanding is possible through a myriad of ways:


get involvedThe TOU must rely on the generosity of its friends and supporters to meet the cost of providing programs, year-round, for youth and adults that are free or at greatly reduced prices. Please consider donating money, stock or making a bequeath to the TOU. Contact


Volunteers are indispensable at The Temple of Understanding! 
It is through their support and service that our mission is achieved. Volunteer positions are open to all individuals who
meet the qualifications for each volunteer position without reference to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or condition of handicap.

There are many opportunities available to offer your time and talent. You may want to volunteer only occasionally or on a more consistent basis. Contact our volunteers department for more information (


Our events combine world-class artists and performers with universally important themes in order to create gatherings that will delight, enlighten and inspire. Visit our Calendar of Events for more information.

UN Summer Intensive Internship Program

This intensive six week summer immersion program at the UN is facilitated by trained educators, NGO representatives and distinguished guests. Students ages, ages 16 to 21, have access to General Assembly and Security Council meetings, interviews with UN Agency staff and engage in peer dialogues on global issues. They are required to research and present a report on a chosen issue related to the Millennium Development Goals.