Join our Programs
Each of our programs have volunteer committees that meet on a regular basis to learn about core issues and strategize responses. It is through these committees that additional volunteer projects, events, and focuses develop from.
Please sign up for email action alerts, reminders about committee meetings, and more specific ways to get involved!
Attend an Event
Looking for ways to get involved with IJPC? We have many exciting events planned over the next few months. Be sure to visit the events page to find out more about how you can connect with us and other Cincinnatians who are passionate about peace and justice.
We are excited to offer internship opportunities to college students based on our needs and capacity during a given semester. Often that varies based on the interests, requirements, and availability of students looking for a placement. Interns should have a commitment to peace and justice, be able to work independently and be highly motivated. We typically offer internships based on the school semester or summer calendar.
We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2021. Due to COVID-19, it is unclear when IJPC staff and interns will be returning to the office and how much work we will be able to provide for interns. For this reason, we have not set an application deadline and will be considering applications and scheduling interviews on a rolling basis and will make decisions when we feel that we have enough information and foresight to do so.
If you have questions about your application, please email Hayley@IJPCcincinnati.org.
S. Louise Akers Fellowship
The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center’s (IJPC) S. Louise Akers Fellowship, through Mercy Volunteer Corps is an opportunity to spend a year in service through education and advocacy for social justice. This position was created to honor the legacy of S. Louise Akers, SC, co-founder and first director of IJPC, tireless advocate for social justice and integrity of creation. The fellow will inspire and engage communities to create change through analysis and action. Over 11 months, the 2021-2022 fellow will advance their expertise in peace and nonviolence practices through hands-on training, utilizing the knowledge they gain to create and lead a program to offer a Certificate in Peace Promotion for residents of Greater Cincinnati.
If neither a program committee nor an internship seem like a good fit for you, but you still want to give your time to IJPC, we do have occasional volunteer opportunities. These can range from office functions, such as data input and graphic design, to special event planning, such as the Flying Pig Marathon and Annual Gathering. Please fill out this form so that we can better understand your skills, interests, and availability for volunteer opportunities.
IJPC’s operational needs involve basic office supplies. Consider donating stamps, paper, file cabinets, cards for our birthday card program for inmates, or DVDs or books for our resource library.
Contact us for more information about in-kind gifts.
Contributions, large and small, make up about 60% of our operational budget. IJPC depends on your generosity to keep our programs strong, update our resources, and continue to work for peace and justice. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the mission of IJPC.