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