Volunteering opportunities for students with the Wales for Peace project

una peace workshop web2Over the next three years, until the end of 2018, the Wales for Peace project will have a number of volunteer opportunities for students. 

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these roles or would like to develop your own ideas for volunteering, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact figilligan@wcia.org.uk or telephone 029 2082 1051.  We will ask you to fill out and return an initial enquiry form, to give us an idea of your volunteering interests and availability.

Office Volunteers:

Are you interested in developing office skills and experience, including administration, website content editing and data management? If so, complete an initial enquiry form to become a flexible office support volunteer. The tasks in these roles vary and the hours can be adapted to suit the individual. This is ideal for volunteers who have ½ day to 1 day a week to contribute. These roles are based in Cardiff.

Volunteer Peace Schools Researcher

Purpose:

To research existing peace schools’ schemes internationally and scope what peace initiatives schools in Wales are presently engaged in and to work with 4 schools to pilot and evaluate specific materials and initiatives being developed by Wales for Peace and to collate feedback that will feed into the creation of a Wales-specific Peace Schools Scheme

Time commitment:

Flexible hours. Can be based at home, in our offices or a mixture of both.

What will you do?

Carry out research on peace schools schemes across the world and bring together key information about them.

Carry out a survey of schools presently involved in peace initiatives to find out what they would like a Wales Peace Schools Scheme to look like and how it would fulfil their needs.

Work with 4 schools to pilot and evaluate Wales for Peace materials and activities and collate feedback then produce a report bringing together the information collected and make recommendations for the development of a Peace Schools Scheme in Wales.

Would suit: Someone with an interest in international affairs, with skills in research and evaluation and good written skills.

Some of the benefits: You will work with an enthusiastic team involved in delivering an exciting and innovative project in Wales. Support and training in developing interviews and surveys and collating results. Your report will provide an important baseline for the development of a Peace Schools Scheme in Wales.

Peace research volunteer/s:

An ideal opportunity to develop practical research skills and add to the peace heritage of Wales! The peace research volunteer will develop surveys and interviews to gather current views on peace and conflict throughout the Wales for Peace project. The survey and questions will be tailored to and used during our events, as well as circulated electronically to build a picture of views on peace and conflict in Wales today. This would suit a volunteer with research skills who would like an opportunity to put these into practice.

Blog writers:

Want to get your writing or views to a wider audience or try blog writing for the first time? Contribute to our blog with your reflections on peace and conflict today, local peace builders, original research relating to Wales and peace and reports on events and exhibitions. Take a look at the WCIA Voices page to see a variety of blogs on international issues.

Blog editor/s:

The WCIA’s blog site, based on WordPress, is entirely volunteer led and run. We’re looking for a new blog editor for WCIA voices who will also support the Wales for Peace project blog.

WordPress training and support will be given. This role can be based in the WCIA offices or remotely and is a great opportunity to learn/improve blog writing, editing, WordPress skills and volunteer coordination.

This volunteer:

Seeks out new bloggers and encourages them to write about appropriate topics

Finds and encourages bloggers to attend and write about Wales for Peace events Proof reads and edits blogs, giving feedback to writers where requested

Uploads blogs with titles, tags and photos Keeps a record of blog writers’ contact details and attributes their contributions appropriately

Coming Soon:

Keep your eye on this webpage for more opportunities including:

Writing essays or dissertations on peace heritage

Volunteer work with community organisations and schools

Supporting young people to share hidden histories through digital story telling

A range of administrative, research and social media activities, including writing blogs, transcribing, and researching peace heritage

Postgraduate research in politics and gender, Wales' global role in the peace movement, and memory and conflict

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