Become a Trustee
Will you consider becoming a Peace & Justice Trustee?
Founded as Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre in 1980 Peace & Justice is aregistered 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.
If you are interested please download the application pack below.Complete the form and email it to us to apply: coordinator[at]peaceandjustice.org.uk
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.
If you prefer you can Download a Word document Volunteer Application Form Here. When you have completed the form return it to coordinator@peaceand justice.org.uk.
Current Volunteer Openings
Peace, Justice and Environment Advocacy Team members: Be part of a team of volunteers advocating for changes to policies related to our aims – including disarmament, access to justice for refugees and asylum seekers and addressing the climate and ecological crises.
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.
Internships and work placement opportunities
INTERNSHIPS and Student Work placements
The Centre offers internships and placements for students. These are a great opportunity to develop skills, gain experience working within a grassroots community based organisation. and learn about 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 your interests and the needs of our programme. We ask that you review and sign on to our Values to ensure the P&J is a good fit for you. We cannot at present offer funding for interns.
Day to day tasks may include some administrative tasks such as updating subscriber and membership lists or adding Events to our online Calendar. With each intern we identify a principle role or piece of work and support you to carry that out. Here are some of the possible roles:
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.
ORIGAMI CRANES PROJECT: Volunteers at our workshops have made 140,000 origami peace cranes in memory of Hiroshima and to raise awareness of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. Now we’re working to create an exhibition that will exhibit the cranes along with works of contemporary artists. Volunteers are needed to assist with threading the cranes on long strads of thread to prepare for the exhibition. In July and August 2021 volnteers will be needed to help install the exhibition and to help people attending the exhibition to make origami cranes.
BLOGGING and WRITING FOR PEACE & JUSTICE NEWS. Are you a writer with a passion for peace and justice? Join our P&J News team. 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. Producing social media posts, including memes and videos to promote our message and events.
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 / WRITER: This position involves carrying out research and developing policy briefings on areas related to our aims and objectives. This can be as part of a small team. We provide or arrange mentoring / support.
ADVOCACY COORDINATORS: This role involves coordination of a team of volunteer to advocate for changes to policies related to our aims and objectives.
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.
If you are interested in becoming an intern or doing a student work placement please complete the online form here AND email a current cv and cover letter expressing why you want to work with us and your particular areas of interest to coordinator[at]peaceandjustice.org.uk