Volunteer

Whether it’s helping out in our Fair Trade Store, raising awareness about upcoming events by distributing flyers, or lending an extra hand during our events, the Peace & Justice Center is helped tremendously by the generosity of our local community. We welcome highly-motivated volunteers who display passion for our people-driven mission and the products we sell.

Due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19 we are currently limiting in person volunteering as the Peace & Justice Store is currently closed until further notice.

We are, however, still in need of help with other various tasks and would love to have you help from home, or with socially distanced outdoor demonstrations! Please fill out the form below so we can connect you with a volunteer assignment that brings joy to your heart and also helps our community!

For more information or questions concerning volunteering at the Peace & Justice Store, please call or email Aris Garcia, our Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager at 802-863–2345 x 7 or [email protected]. Feel free to come see us on the Burlington Waterfront when we open again!

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Most current Volunteer needs will be posted here:

This month we are asking for your help with our Annual Membership Renewal Phoneathon!

Please fill out the form bellow to register for one or all of the virtual phone banking days!

Wednesday 2/24- 4:30-7pm

Friday 2/26- 11:30-2pm

Thank you for your support we hope to see you there!

The Peace & Justice Center is working primarily remotely as a way of honoring community health and well being in response to the pandemic caused by COVID-19.

This does not mean that our work has stopped! We have moved all our programs and retail store online!!

Below you will find a list of volunteer tasks that we are always looking for help with and that you can do right from home!

Please fill out the Volunteer form above to be placed on our Prospective Volunteer List or E-mail our Volunteer Manager Aris Garcia at [email protected] if you have a question about a specific task!

Tasks listed in order of urgency:

 -Zoom Host Volunteer: We are needing folks who feel comfortable with screen sharing, monitoring rooms, and to provide feedback via our program feedback form. You will coordinate with facilitators from our racial justice and fair-trade programming be their “back end” support

  • Volunteers are asked to register for a public program prior to beginning this task. This will give you an opportunity to see what back end support looks like from a participant’s perspective. Once complete please email me to let me know which program you are attending!
  • Programs can run between 1-2 hours and will require access to reliable internet connection and a laptop. 
  • Some programs will require additional meetings with program facilitators to be sure the whole team is on the same page.

 – E-news Volunteer: We produce a bi-weekly newsletter that requires follow up to clean up our database after it is sent each week. We are looking for help with that process. You will work directly with our Program manager to ensure that we are prepared for each cycle of the E-news.

  • This requires a 1-2-hour commitment every two weeks after the E-news has been sent to the public
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet
  • An attention to detail is appreciated
  • The ability to work independently with access to support if questions arise

 – Short task Volunteer: Do you have limited/spiritic availability? That’s ok! We need a short list of folxs who can be “on call” for small or one off tasks that come up in various parts of the organization. One day it may be helping with a mailing, folding brochures, or helping input data!

  • This volunteer will need to be volunteering at minimum 2x per month to stay active. When within that month is open to the volunteer.
  • Access to reliable internet and a computer is helpful.
  • Tasks will vary in frequency and type folxs on this list should be open to doing a variety of tasks.
  • We will provide training/guidance for all tasks!  
This list is updated periodically, please check in often!

The Peace & Justice Center is working primarily remotely as a way of honoring community health and well being in response to the pandemic caused by COVID-19.

Although our Center and Store are closed to the public we are updating our space and the fair trade store has now launched online! Due to our commitment to community care at this time we are limiting in person volunteering to urgent needs only and limiting the amount of contact necessary for some of these tasks.

Please fill out the Volunteer form above to be placed on our Prospective Volunteer List or E-mail our Volunteer Manager Aris Garcia at [email protected] if you have a question about a specific task!

Tasks listed in order of urgency:

-Center Remodeling Volunteers: We are looking for skilled contractors or experienced DIY folks who can help us to remodel a small section of our community space to create a more accessible space for all who visit us in the future. We will be removing temporary walls, laying flooring, installing cabinets, and painting. We are also looking for donations for this project to get off the ground. If you or someone you know would like to donate their skills/time we would greatly appreciate having a professionals perspective on this project! 

 

-Fair Trade Store Support Volunteers: We are not currently looking for in person store support but will be in the near future when we re-open the physical store. If you are interested in working in a low key retail environment and like interacting with shoppers about current events and the fair trade movement then please fill out our volunteer form for the future, and we will reach out to you when the time is right!

 

This list is updated periodically, please check in often!

As a volunteer, you will enjoy the following:

  • Being a representative of the PJC
  • 20% discount in our store
  • Monthly Volunteer Gatherings
  • Gaining membership in the PJC and having voting rights at our Annual Meetings

To get involved contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Aris Garcia at [email protected] or attend a New Volunteer Orientation. (See our PJC Events Page for scheduled orientations)

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The PJC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from youth, people of color, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and people with disabilities.

Attend a New Volunteer Orientation

New volunteers will learn a little bit about the history of the Peace & Justice Center and all of our current state-wide projects. We’ll also talk a little bit about how volunteers can use their skills and interests to help the PJC achieve its mission in the community. Each orientation session lasts approximately one-half hour. Join  us after the orientation for a PJC Public Presentation!

Our Volunteer Coordinator holds monthly volunteer orientations.  All New Volunteer Orientations appear on our PJC Events page.

Please contact Aris Garcia at [email protected] with any questions or for more information.

Make Origami Boxes

The Peace & Justice Store could use your help making origami boxes that we can use in the store.

Here are the directions. Use a square of paper that is between 5″ and 8″ square. Use paper that has some substance to it. Magazine covers, wrapping paper scraps, old date book pictures — be creative!

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