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SUMMER, 1998: Volume 3 Issue 2

Volunteer Opportunities

Friends Peace Teams Project will help support volunteers to Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) and Peace Brigades International (PBI). Volunteers should apply to CPT or PBI and contact FPTP as soon as possible, and should follow FPTP’s guidelines for sponsorship.

FTPT’s Guidelines for Sponsorship

  • obtain a written report from a clearness committee within an applicant’s Friends Meeting or Church,
  • forward of a copy of the applicant’s CPT or PBI application to FPTP,
  • make a plan for fund raising, oversight and spiritual support by the applicant and his or her supporting Meeting or Church.

Currently, CPT has year-round projects in Hebron, West Bank and in Richmond,Virginia, and is exploring setting up one in Chiapas, Mexico. Volunteers may also participate in short-term teams (delegations) to these and other sites. Contact CPT at PO Box 6508, Chicago IL, 60680-6508, tel: 312-455-1199, e-mail: cpt@igc.apc.org, website: http://www.prairienet.org/cpt/.

On Sep. 11-18, PBI will hold a training for volunteers for Nonviolent Support and Protective Accompaniment Projects in Colombia, Guatemala, Chiapas, Haiti, the Balkans, and North America. For more information contact PBI at 2642 College Ave, Berkeley CA 94704, tel: 510-540-0749, fax: 510-849-1247, e-mail: pbiusa@igc.apc.org.

Quaker sources of information on volunteer work: The Quaker Information Center, 1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia PA 19102, tel: 215-241-7024, web site: http://www.afsc.org/qic/htm, or e-mail: quakerinfo@afsc.org; and Quaker Volunteer Service, Training and Witness, Directory of Quaker Service, Training, Witness and Interships, Jan., 1997, edition, available from Kenneth Ives, 401 E 32nd St #1002, Chicago IL 60616 or on the web at: http://www.uic.edu/~conant/qvstc.

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