Want to get involved in the community and support the WPJC?! Here is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills, volunteer hours, project management and non-profit experience:
The WPJC is searching for a Program Coordinator for Alternatives to Military Service. Do you excel at logistics and communication and want to gain leadership skills, work in an inter-generational team and support our local youth in finding opportunities outside of the military? Reach out to us and learn how to get involved!
Table with Alternatives to Military Service
The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center has been offering high school youth vital information on Alternatives to Military Service (AMS) since 2002. Veterans and other volunteers table one to four times per semester in each of Whatcom County’s public high schools to give our high school youth options.
WPJC worked with the Bellingham School District to implement an “equal access” policy for WPJC and the military. Thanks to this partnership, high school students get exposed to enriching, exciting, and nonviolent opportunities for their futures.
Volunteer responsibilities include:
Visiting high schools throughout Whatcom County on weekday mornings/afternoons
Sharing information about ways to build skills and make a living after high school, such as stipended volunteer projects
Illuminating facts about war, military recruiters, and armed service that are not shared by recruiters
Answering questions about WPJC resources
Inviting students and teachers to sign up for email list
Ready to volunteer? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of your interest!
The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center calls on our government and society to disavow policies of violence and seek a culture of peace.