Rebuilding Alliance seeks a talented volunteer based in the United Kingdom to develop our Contact Parliament Program as the UK equivalent to our Contact Congress Conference Call series. These conference calls bring members of Congress and constituents together to hear from Palestinian and Israeli human rights experts and find ways to help. The goal is to keep our representatives up-to-date with issues on the ground in Palestinian villages at risk of demolition or expropriation and to connect them with constituents that care. We also hope to provide a space to mentor constituents so that they can ask for assistance and cultivate an ongoing relationship with their Congressional staff.
Right now, this program is just beginning to take shape. We are in the process of collecting data of Members of Parliament so we can enable UK constituents to connect with them on important issues. We will be communicating through Zoom, WhatsApp, and email. We hope you’ll be part of this effort to make the Contact Parliament Program as robust as its Contact Congress counterpart.
The ideal candidate is good with making phone calls, scheduling, and social media, pays attention to technical details, is willing to learn about community-directed policy change, and is keenly interested in peace, justice, and the Middle East. In addition, you must be able to handle multi-faceted projects, have excellent writing skills, be determined to get busy speakers to send you their bios on time, and be able to process audience registration data. Furthermore, a candidate must be motivated, self-directed, able to meet deadlines, and work well both individually and as part of a team.
This opportunity is an excellent next step to build your career in journalism, publishing, communications, public policy, government, or even event planning. The candidate will learn to use a variety of advocacy software tools.
We're especially interested in candidates who would like to stay with this for at least a year and potentially apply for a paid position in the future.
If you are interested in joining us, please send your resume, cover letter describing why you are the right person for this position, and 3 references to email@example.com
Thank you again for your interest.
P.S. Here's what our first volunteer from the UK, Laura Bramall said about volunteering at Rebuilding Alliance:
"Being part of the formation of the Contact Parliament program is exciting and a great opportunity to engage more with issues in Palestine. No two days are ever the same because the work is so varied and interesting. From being on calls with Congressional staffers and accomplished human rights activists to writing letters for constituents and representatives, I’m able to feel like my work is valuable and meet some amazing people. Working on issues that have global implications with an organization that is committed to building peace and stability with a diverse group of stakeholders is a great opportunity to enhance my university studies and puts me in a position to enter a variety of career paths."
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Rebuilding Alliance is dedicated to advancing equal rights for the Palestinian people through education, advocacy, and support that assures Palestinian families the right to a home, schooling, economic security, safety, and a promising future.
We learned early-on that to build in war-torn communities one must partner locally with non-governmental organizations that hold the trust of the local community and maintain the highest standards of fiscal and personal integrity.
Everyone who works at Rebuilding Alliance is committed to building peace and justice through programs that make a tangible difference and together, we do our best to make RA a great place to work. Many who have joined RA as interns or in entry-level jobs have gone on to their dream-job or pursued advanced degrees.
One of our past interns wrote the following:
"I always talk about interning with Rebuilding Alliance as one of my most important, challenging and formative work experiences, especially when I'm in interviews. You asked and expected big things of me right away, and I'm so grateful for that - coordinating a teleconference series, making phone calls to important peacekeepers, offering insights in team meetings, updating our internet presence. These are skills that I value so highly, and that I'm sure will be so important as I enter this industry that is entirely new to me. I would also like to stay in touch with you and Rebuilding Alliance and help in any way I can in the coming years, whether through donations or volunteering my time when I'm back in the Bay Area."
Advocacy & Human Rights
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
August 17, 2020
Orientation or Training
5 hours per day, 5 days per week. (UK time). Rebuilding Alliance works during PST, and we also work with people in Jerusalem and Palestine.