Get Involved!

Want to make a difference and work for positive social change? Interested in working with a local grassroots organization?

 

Come volunteer with the Peace Center and be exposed to our grassroots organizing efforts, our cultural and educational events, and our super volunteers. Volunteers are critical to the success of the Peace Center, and are essential to our organization’s day-to-day operations and the broader movement for peace and justice.  

 

Volunteer Roles at the Peace Center include:

Event Blogger

We are looking for people who are willing to join us in the community and promote the various services that the Peace Center provides for the DC community.  Volunteers interested in this opportunity will be asked to write a small blurb of about 250 words on the event, take a picture and post it on our blog no later than 24 hours after the event takes place.

 

Graphic Design Volunteer

Use your artistic skills for social justice!  We'd love help in designing posters and flyers for events and resources to put up around the city.  

 

One-time Volunteers 

Occasional volunteers are only available to help at a specific event. This is especially helpful when an event is planned and many more people are needed the day of the event.

 

Office Volunteer 

Office volunteers are critical to keeping the center open and operating. There are many aspects of this work including, but not limited to, administrative support (entering data, writing thank-you notes, preparing mass mailings), answering phones, project-specific work, and assisting center visitors. 

 

Social Media Volunteer 

Help spread knowledge of upcoming progressive events and other activist issues through Facebook, Twitter and blogs. Help expand the Peace Center’s online presence and our connection to other progressive allies through strategic use of social media tools. 

 

Website Development Volunteer
The Peace Center is looking for help to maintain and expand our website. This can be done from anywhere.  We want to improve and expand some aspects of our site. 

 

Landscape Maintenance

Keep grass mowed

Work to create a more inviting space on the patio

Tend to WSLR liriope sculpture and vine sculpture

 

Assistant to the Art Curator

Help brainstorm ideas for upcoming art exhibits

Outreach to potential partners

Update website

Produce promotional materials for exhibits – posters/programs

Put out call to artist

Assist with e-newsletter production

 

Product investigation

We want to support companies that are doing the right thing in terms of caring for the earth, worker’s rights, and social causes. Volunteers can research products and make suggestions for alternative products.

Venue Signage

We’d like to make our patrons/customers aware of what we are doing to be more environmentally responsible. Could use signage about our solar water heater, solar panels, not selling plastic water bottles, recycling, etc. 

Online Calendar Volunteer

We maintain an online calendar of progressive events in and around Sarasota. We're looking for someone who can reach out to other organizations to establish a calendar liaison, teach them how to input information into the online calendar, as well as enter help event postings that come through email on the calendar. It's a great way to find out all the great things going on in the Sarasota area and which organizations are active locally. 

 

Record Activist Calendar for Broadcast

Take items off the activist calendar, write a script, record and edit it for broadcast on WSLR’s Jumping Mullet report. 

 

Grant writing

Explore grants related to arts/culture and social justice activities.

Draft grant proposals.

 

E-newsletter production

Compile peace and justice events to go out in bi-weekly e-newsletter.

Produce bi-weekly Mailchimp e-newsletter.

 

Event Volunteers

PEAC hosts a variety of events throughout the year.  Events offer a lot of volunteer opportunities, including set-up, break-down and clean-up, traffic assistance, beverage serving, outreach, ticket sales, promotion, poster art and volunteer coordination.

 

Petition Gatherers

We are currently gathering petitions in support of Move to Amend and in support of Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons.

 

Volunteer Development

Includes connecting with new volunteers when they attend a new volunteer orientation and checking in with the volunteer from time to time. Another aspect of volunteer development is finding ways to recognize the efforts and the achievements of News volunteers.

 

Intern with the Peace and Justice Show

Responsibilities:

  • Create a Facebook page for the show

  • Post a promotional blurb on the Facebook page the day before every show

  • Podcast the show – do any necessary audio editing

  • Post a link to the show on the Facebook page after every show

  • Plan topics and schedule guests for the show

  • Post to the PEACenter blog to promote the show

  • Post to the WSLR website to promote the show

  • Conduct recorded interviews

  • Tweet about the show

  • Meet with show hosts following each show – 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday @10am

Upcoming Events

 

Access the Sarasota Activist Calendar here and find out what events the PEACenter is sponsoring.

Resources

 

We have a local speakers bureau, a resource library and links to local organizations working for social change.

Get Active 

 

A number of local groups work under our umbrella including the local anti-racist coalition.  Please reach out to us to get involved.

PEACenter

The PEACenter is an anti-racist, grassroots, multi-issue organization working for peace, justice, and non-violent social change.

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Contact us:

 

​Telephone: 941-545-5635

Email: peacenter@gmail.com

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