Get Involved

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.

Applications for Spring 2022 will open October 1st. More information to come. 

If you have questions, please email

S. Louise Akers Fellowship

The S. Louise Akers Fellowship has been filled for 2021-2022.

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.

Read the full position description here. 

Apply here.


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.

Donate Goods

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.

Donate Now

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.

About IJPC

The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust local, national and global systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society. IJPC is supported by faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action and do public witness. We address local, national and international concerns focusing on the death penalty, immigration, human trafficking and peace and nonviolence.