Do you want to be active in social justice volunteerism?

The Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice promotes collaboration among groups working for progressive social change by providing capacity-building services, including space for offices, meetings, conferences, training and education. (Current organizations housed at The Center include The Workers’ Center of CNY, Syracuse Peace Council, Black Lives Matter, Public Citizen, AGREE – Alliance for a Green Economy, NY Immigration Coalition and Unchained.)

The organization is looking for board members. A board term is 2 years. They meet monthly on the third Thursday at 6 pm.  Meetings last from 1 ½ – 2 hours. Additional time commitment depends on committee work.  All board members are expected to contribute to the ongoing work of the board by volunteering for a committee or task force, and assisting with fundraising events.

They believe that having an inclusive board that mirrors the community, means valuing the input of individuals from different socioeconomic levels. Although they do require that all board members make a financial commitment to The Center, the level of that commitment is dependent upon each individual board member’s ability to contribute.

At this time, they are looking for individuals with skills such as: grant writing, fundraising, social media and PR expertise, networking skills, financial expertise, database management, and landscaping/gardening skills.  They strive to have a diverse board, recognizing that diversity includes gender, age, socioeconomic status, religious affiliation, health status, and ethnicity or “race.”

For more information and/or an exploratory conversation, contact: Caroline Sheffield, 315 870 5974,   [email protected]