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Alternatives to Violence Project Workshop Facilitator

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ORGANIZATION: Friends for a Non Violent World

  • 16 people are interested

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) works to empower people to lead nonviolent lives through affirmation, respect for all, building and enhancing of community, cooperation and trust. Historically, AVP offers a series of 3 workshops (Basic, Advanced, Training for Facilitators) in the community and in 4 correctional facilities across the state. Within correctional facilities each workshop is a partnership between volunteers from the community and residents of the correctional facility (inmates), providing a unique and meaningful opportunity to the incarcerated individuals. AVP has expanded to include Youth AVP Workshops for young people ages 10-30 in Hennepin County. AVP is working on expanding services and opportunities to provide training to more members of community and to bring programming to young people in the community. A student with this program would work closely with staff, volunteers, and incarcerated individuals to add programmatic components that would aid in growth and expansion. Students will gain skills and knowledge in program development, volunteer management, group facilitation, a deeper understanding of the barriers for those with criminal records and vulnerable youth, and so much more.


  • Passion for the mission of the organization.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups.


  • Contact recently incarcerated individuals and invite them to participate in volunteer opportunities and our support group
  • Perform informational interviews to capture stories of volunteers and participants to be used in marketing materials
  • Participate in coalition meetings with other organization working with similar populations
  • Be a contact for community support group
  • Participate in monthly planning group meetings
  • Work to recruit and coordinate volunteers
  • Organize and implement community education workshops
  • Collect and organize resources for individuals transitioning out of prison
  • Develop and implement process for tracking facilitators
  • Assist with data collection and entry
  • Develop and implement newsletter to send to incarcerated program participants to keep them updated

Contact joan@fnvw.org for more information. 651-917-0383

Organizational Summary

Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW) seeks a world free from violence and the threat of violence. We work to promote and create peace and justice in our community by using the principles and practices of nonviolence to transform conflict and to address the root causes of violence.

FNVW is a Quaker-inspired organization that welcomes volunteers from all faith practices as well as volunteers with no religious orientation. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization. We encourage volunteer applications from individuals of all backgrounds and life experiences.

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About Friends for a Non Violent World


393 Dunlap St. N., #450E, St. Paul, MN 55104, US

Mission Statement

Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW) is a Quaker-inspired organization of people who affirm the dignity inherent in each human being. FNVW works to promote and create peace and justice in our community by using the principles and practices of nonviolence to transform conflict and to address the root causes of violence.


We provide tools, training and opportunities for people to take leadership in creating a nonviolent society. We affirm the dignity and self-determination of each person, promoting nonviolence as a powerful means to accomplish all just ends. The goals of FNVW are to promote peace in the personal lives of individuals, in communities plagued by violence and in the political system of the United States. Additionally, FNVW strives to educate people on the impact of violence in all areas of our lives.


Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Children & Youth, Community, Justice & Legal


We'll work with your schedule.


393 Dunlap StSuite #450ESt. Paul, MN 55104



  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year commitment after initial training

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