Become a Trustee
Will you consider becoming a Peace & Justice Trustee?
The Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre was established in 1980 and is registered as a Scottish Charity. Our Constitution provides for Trustees to formally control the activities of the centre and ensure we act in accordance with our purposes and the wishes of our members.
We seek a diverse group of trustees and so especially welcome those who experience challenges in their lives which they can bring to widen our perspective, people of other genders and people of colour.
For more information & to apply please download this Application Pack. Complete the form and email it to us to apply.
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
The only requirement is a commitment to our values and a desire to work for peace and justice. Basic computer literacy is important for most jobs, though not all. A wide variety of skills are needed in carrying out our work. Maybe you can offer something creative like cartooning, singing, designing exhibitions, or writing poetry for our newsletter; maybe you can build shelves or fix the lights or paint signs; or maybe you’d prefer just to help keep the place clean and tidy.
Current Volunteer Openings
Photographer: Taking photos of our events for use on our promotional materials, in Peace & Justice News and on social media.
Videographer: Create videos of our events and campaign videos for use on our promotional materials, in Peace & Justice News and on social media.
Graphics Artist: To create graphic illustrations for Peace & Justice News and for posters for events and campaigns publicity as needed.
Assisting at Events and Stalls: This is an occasional role, providing information about our programmes and campaigns at stalls at events in the community.
Posting Flyers: Occasionally, a couple of hours per month.
Internships and work placement opportunities
Internships and student work placement opportunities are geared to the strengths and interests of the individual and matched to the needs of the Centre. Duties may include: researching and producing briefing papers; writing and editing Peace & Justice News and blog posts for our website; maintaining our community events calendar; organising events, workshops or exhibitions; project organising for programmes; networking with groups and individuals on a particular work stream. Day to day tasks may include: providing information to visitors; answering emails and responding to telephone inquiries; updating subscriber and membership lists; maintaining and developing information on campaigns and activities ; researching and producing briefings; organising fundraising events; committee work and campaigning.
Conscientious Objectors Memorial Researcher & Project Assistant: This person will conduct research into the stories of conscientious objectors from the UK from First and Second World Wars and or forge links with contemporary movements of conscientious objectors abroad, write about these on the project website and publish on our social media as well as provide administrative support to the the Project Coordinator
ORIGAMI CRANES PROJECT CO-ORDINATORS: The 140,000 Origami Cranes project aims to make origami peace cranes in memory of Hiroshima and to raise awareness of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. We need a volunteer to work as part of a team doing outreach around Scotland, the UK and globally to get groups and individuals to run workshops in their areas and to commit to making and sending us a set number of peace cranes and to run workshops in the local area.
BLOGGING, WRITING, EDITING & FORMATTING FOR PEACE & JUSTICE NEWS. Topics we publish on fall within the broad areas of Nonviolence, Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Human Rights and Ecological Sustainability
SOCIAL MEDIA: Developing and implementing a social media strategy to promote the Centre, serve our projects and drive traffic toward membership and fundraising.
FUNDRAISING RESEARCH ASSISTANT: this role involves conducting research into funders and funding opportunities that match our programme, project and Centre development and operational needs.
POLICY RESEARCHER AND WRITER: This position involves exploration and identification of policy areas within our aims and objectives, carrying out in depth research and drafting policy papers. This can be as part of a small team. We provide or arrange mentoring.
OTHER PROJECTS: We are open to developing new projects. We are especially interested in new project ideas in the area of sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, as well as in our mainstay areas of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, nonviolence, anti-militarism, human rights and refugee issues. If you have an idea that you think fits with our ethos get in touch.
INTERNSHIPS and Student Work placements
The Centre offers internships and placements for students, and can guarantee an interesting placement with good opportunities to develop an understanding of peace and justice theory and practice. Interns are involved in campaigning, networking, research, writing and administration. We identify a principle area of work or task that fits interns’ interests and the needs of our programme. We cannot at present offer funding for interns.
Contact us! for more information or to help with these roles or other volunteering.
If you are interested in becoming an intern or doing a work placement please contact us via email with a current cv and cover letter expressing why you want to work with us and your particular areas of interest.
Coordinator Brian Larkin – coordinator[at]peaceandjustice.org.uk
If you’re interested in volunteering either fill out the below form and email it along with a current cv if you have one to contact[at]peaceandjustice.org.uk.