Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is an international NGO operating in the field of unarmed civilian protection. Our programs in the Philippines, Myanmar, South Sudan, and the Middle East serve vulnerable and conflict-affected populations by working to reduce violence, protect human rights defenders, create safe spaces for dialogue, and facilitate conflict-sensitive returns of displaced persons. Internationally, NP raises awareness at the EU and UN level on the productive role and impact nonviolent international presence can make in areas of conflict and builds rosters of potential protection officers through trainings.
We are regularly looking for new motivated associates to join our team. Learn more about how you can be part of Nonviolent Peaceforce by reading our employment opportunities.
As we receive many applications for each position, only those selected for an interview will be personally contacted.
Thank you for your interest in Nonviolent Peaceforce.
Unfortunately, we are not able to accept volunteers in our international program locations. Please review job opportunities on our website if you are interested in working internationally.
NP Community Safety Teams
You’re invited to join Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) Community Safety Team in the Twin Cities. The Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a global civilian protection agency (NGO) based in humanitarian and international human rights law. As a part of our growing work in Minnesota, we are organizing continued direct protection and violence prevention response for both the upcoming and ongoing racial justice protests and communitybased protection initiatives. Peace Teams will consist of a core group of community members, national and international allies.
1. Capacity Builders: To assist with non-program related tasks. Volunteers assist with creative development, fundraising and or help with office-related tasks for NP staff. Capacity Builders experience with research, creative development, writing for publications or other office-related tasks. Capacity Builders are tasked and supervised by Office staff across projects and managed by Volunteer Coordinator.
2. Program Builders: To assist with program tasks such as; research, writing letters to media outlets and building relationships through outreach. Program Builders comfortable with verbal communications, strong relationship building skills and has a strong commitment to community and community building Program Builders are tasked and supervised by Program staff across projects and managed by Volunteer Coordinator.
3. NP-Community Safety Team Members (NP-CS):
A. Protest Team: This team's primary duty is on-the-ground protection, non-partisan violence prevention and protective action for unarmed civilians during public, civil resistance events. They will be expected to protect any unarmed person under direct threat regardless of affiliation. NP-CS Teams support functions of the coordination center as it relates to community-based protection issues such as rallies, protests, marches, demonstrations, etc.
B. Remote Coordination Team: Remote Coordination team informs the NP-CS Protest Team whether to stay on-the-ground or leave. This team’s primary duty is aiding on-the-ground protective actions through digital communications. Monitors will manage reporting systems during NP-CS Teams activities in the Coordination Center. The Remote Coordination team’s focuses are rumor control, ceasefire monitoring, and implementing the teams’ Early Warning Early Response.
Ideal Candidates for Protest & Remote Teams:
Engaged community members looking to act towards community safety and security that upholds the human dignity of others.
Community Safety Team activities are high stress, high intensity situations.
The ideal team member has experience being on the ground during protests, the ability to ground and center themselves during high stress situations, and can act both individually and as part of a team.
This remote role requires proficiency and comfort with technology, as well as switching between outlets, managing multiple streams of communication simultaneously and quick effective analysis and communication.
Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to visit our website to download and complete the NP Application to accompany your CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page). Incomplete applications will not be considered.