Peace Center Volunteer
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
13 people are interested
The Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center has internship/volunteer opportunities for community members and students alike. Our mission as an organization is to work for a culture of peace through education, advocacy, and community building. The volunteer will assist with the daily duties of the Executive Director and assist with the planning/organizing of the programs currently underway: our annual educators conference in Spring, our annual Art & Writing Challenge for High School/Middle School students, as well as our monthly forum series, which features prominent authors, activists, and educators from the community.
Volunteers will also have the opportunity to research and submit articles to our bimonthly Peace Gazette, which includes editorials, discussion of past actions, and information/organizing information about upcoming activities.
In 2019, the Peace Center celebrated its 50th Anniversary as an organization! As we take time to commemorate the legacy of the Center, we are also eager to look towards the future to continue to build and expand our mission. We want the voices and perspectives of the community to lead us into our next fifty years and are seeking dedicated individuals who can help us realize our visions. We are seeking detail-oriented folks who are passionate about progressive action in the community. We also have open positions on our board of directors!
About Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center
1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549, US
The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center is a community organization founded in 1969 whose stated goal is to work towards a culture of peace and justice through education, advocacy, and community building. We are an organizing force, providing a peaceful & sustainable way to use the dedication and vision of our community to create a better world. The Peace Center was founded by local teacher & activist, Andy Baltzo. Andy’s vision was to create a "local voice for peace" in the area. Throughout the years, the Center has evolved to address the prevention of violence and promotion of social justice in the local community. To that end, the Center has recently been focusing on organizing on an inter-generational level, bringing together youth and community members of all ages to organize collectively for a more equitable world.
The Center runs a number of programs aimed at addressing our mission. We hold a monthly forums series, bringing together activists, authors, educators, and community members together to not only educate and inspire, but to also collectively come together to problem-solve and take action. We also organize a number of events/opportunities that serve the community!
One of our most successful programs is our Dennis Thomas Art & Writing Challenge, an annual competition that invites local students to address topics related to peace and justice through visual artwork, essay, creative writing, and poetry. The program was conceived and organized by the late Dennis Thomas, a man of peace and long time Peace Center member. Each year, the winners of the challenge are recognized at our Awards Dinner. In 2019, we added a new category to the Art and Writing Challenge, honoring student activists in the community showing exemplary leadership and dedication for social justice, organizing, and human rights.
We'll work with your schedule.
1035 Carol LaneLafayetteLafayette, CA 94549
- Organization Design
- Program Management
- Grant Writing / Research
- Community Outreach
- People 55+
- 2-10 hours a week, based on your availability