Volunteer at Talking Peace Festival!

Applications open for a variety of positions

International Alert is now recruiting for volunteers to support its Talking Peace Festival, which is returning to London for its second year this autumn around International Peace Day (21 September).

Building upon last year’s success, the festival will feature a packed month-long programme of cultural events from 7 September – 2 October, all designed to spark conversations about peace through creativity and celebrate the power of words to resolve conflicts. From a pop-up restaurant, street art campaign and exhibitions to talks, music, hackathons and comedy, there will be something for everyone in London. And there are various ways you can get directly involved too.

Whether you’re a media or social media enthusiast, keen to gain experience in the world of events, or have a strong interest in art or music, there are a number of exciting volunteering positions we want to fill. Applications are now open and we’d love to hear from you. Here’s an outline of the different ways you could join us and inspire more people to start Talking Peace again this September.

These roles are all based in London and applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Media and social media volunteer (deadline: Sunday 19 July)

In this 3 month office-based role, you’ll be responsible for engaging new audiences and expanding the reach of the festival by generating media coverage and updating its website and social media channels with creative content. You’ll have excellent knowledge of UK and international media, as well as experience with social media.

Events coordinator volunteer (deadline: Sunday 19 July)

This 3 month office-based role is well suited for someone keen to gain experience in events management. It will involve offering logistical and administrative support to help ensure that a full and diverse festival programme runs smoothly.

Multimedia volunteers (deadline: Sunday 26 July)

If you’re a skilled photographer, videographer or audio editor, join our multimedia team and help us to capture and share the festival spirit. We’ll provide a platform for showcasing your work online, and it may also be featured in international media covering the festival. We’re asking you to commit to working at least four shifts over the festival period.

Events volunteers (deadline: Sunday 26 July)

If you’re a positive team player who enjoys running events and engaging with a range of audiences, this is the position for you. There will be opportunities to get involved in a range of activities over the festival period, during which we’re looking for you to be able to work at least four shifts.

For any questions, contact Tom Alwyn on 0207 627 6833 or email communications@international-alert.org.

Keep an eye on the festival website for updates (new version launching soon): www.talkingpeacefestival.org.

You can follow us on Twitter @TalkPeaceFest and Facebook, and join the conversation using the hashtag #TalkingPeace.