The San José Peace and Justice Center is comprised of people with a wide range of interests, points of view, and talents. If you’d like to join with us to work for peace, please contact us and we’ll help you find your niche. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in any and all activities sponsored by the SJPJC and our partners.
Ways to Get Involved
If you'd like to discuss additional volunteer or intern opportunities please reach out to us at your earliest convenience. The most common ways that people contribute their time to the center can be found below. If you'd like to contribute in this way, please fill out our volunteer application and we'll get back to you with available opportunities. Which task meets your interests and skills?
Tabling outreach is a great way to connect with other members of your community and engage people who might be new to the area. Shifts can range from 4 – 6 hour as needed and depending on the event at which we're tabling. Tablers will be provided with SJPJC materials and equipment, but will need to arrange their own transportation. This position requires someone who enjoys talking to people and will encourage their involvement.
Welcome visitors. Answer the phone, write thank you notes. Help maintain our lending library and office space. Assemble and edit our weekly email newsletter. Office support requires a 3 – 5 hours per week commitment.
Help Publicize Events
On call 2–3 hours a week as event date approaches. Send announcements to news outlets, radio, television and online calendars via email and fax. Generate and send press releases for special events. Follow-up announcements with phone calls when appropriate. Design and produce event flyers.
Social Media and Blogging
Help maintain SJPJC's various socail media platforms, including instagram, facebook, and twitter, making sure they are active in promoting local events and issues. Articles on various topics are needed for the blog on a regular basis as well.