Maryland Peace Action members are a group of dedicated individuals who are working to develop political power to move the United States towards a more peaceful and less militaristic foreign policy. Our strength is in our membership. Together, we can effect positive, practical change.
Our members act as ambassadors for the organization, catalyzing our growth by networking, speaking out, fundraising, and spreading the word about Maryland Peace Action. Members plan educational events, bring guests to our events, participate in street actions, meet with members of Congress, and organize for change.
- Receive regular e-mail Action Alerts on actions you can take.
- Receive our newsletter once a year, plus updates on our work, new materials and publications.
- Be notified of local and national peace and justice events.
- Elect the Maryland Peace Action board of directors at our annual meeting and approve changes to our rules and by-laws.
- Participate in conference call briefings and webinars on how to change US foreign policy.
- Volunteer at events or in the office.
- Join an issue-oriented working group.
If you are already a member, don’t forget to renew your membership!
Join our Volunteer Corps! Maryland Peace Action’s Volunteer Corps is a group of members who want to be more actively involved in our work.
When you join the Volunteer Corps, you are indicating an interest in being more actively involved and hands-on in working for peace. Joining the corps does not commit you to anything specifically. It merely tells us that you are interested in being involved in a more active way.
The kinds of activities you could help us with through the Volunteer Corps:
- Participate in “tabling” for a few hours at one or more summer festivals – talking to people, handing out brochures, asking people to sign petitions, and so on.
- Help set up and clean after events, as well as bringing food and drinks to these events.
- Participate in demonstrations.
- Join a “letter-to-the-editor” writing group.
- Help with office work. This includes folding papers, stuffing envelopes, and entering data.
- Participate in organized phone banks.
To join, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your interest in the Volunteer Corps, your preferred activities, your name, telephone number, and email address.
We value your membership, and we hope that you will be able to join the Volunteer Corps.
Organize a Campus Chapter
- Are you a student?
- Do you want to gain experience in project management, communications, and political work?
- Do you want to get involved with the largest grassroots peace organization in the country?
If you answered yes to these questions then the Maryland Peace Action Student Organizer Internship is the ideal next step!
Internship Description and Expectations:
The student organizer leads efforts to identify, motivate, and organize students to create and develop a Peace Action student chapter on campus.
- Organize a recognized Peace Action chapter or Peace and Justice Club at your school
- Identify students, faculty, and existing groups interested in your initiative
- Register the club as an official campus organization
- Schedule, organize and hold meetings to develop members’ engagement and make plans
- Lead the club to organize events and campaigns on your campus – you may participate in state or national Peace Action campaigns or create your own!
- Design and circulate promotional materials
- Build relationships with other community activists, like minded organizations, and Peace Action members
- Use social media to advance your campaign
What you get from us:
- Freedom in choosing an issue or issues (together with your club members) that reflects your commitment to peace
- Guidance in grassroots organization, networking, and educating
- Campaign templates that will ensure your success in creating original materials
- A manual to get your club started
- Access to state and national networks of peace activists
- Experience in public policy/advocacy
- The internship is unpaid, but a $300 stipend is awarded at the end of each academic term.
- May receive academic credit depending on the policies of the college or university
- Undergraduate or high school student in a Maryland institution
- Desire to organize students for peace and social change, leadership, and/or advocacy
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Knowledge of utilizing social media to advance a campaign or strategy
- Ability to work both independently and creatively
Send resume, letter of interest, and writing sample to Maryland Peace Action, P.O. Box 27001, 1220 Race St., Baltimore, MD 21230-9998. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.