DC Peace Team Volunteer or Internship Opportunities

Join our exciting experiment and participate in any part of our initiatives! Formal Internships are flexible from 2-12 months.

Some examples of opportunities include the following:

Neighborhood Engagement

Work with our team on empowerment and peacemaking programs by focusing on a DC neighborhood. Build relationships with key community members. Strategize about how to scale up our engagement to include the multiple resources of the DC Peace Team.


Participate in the introductory and advanced training we offer. Help strategize about which ones to offer, who to offer them to, when, etc. Coordinate the logistics of the trainings.

Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping

Participate in the Safe Passage program walking with kids to school, in the monitoring and proactive presence at hostile political demonstrations, and in the monitoring of other hot spots as they develop, such as Gallery Place, etc.

Coordinate Events

Coordinate monthly planning meetings, other ad-hoc meetings, and annual retreat. Help with coordinating trainings, outreach events, and unarmed civilian peacekeeping initiatives, etc.

Outreach and Communications

Set up meetings with interested individuals and key organizations, such as the DC gov., DC schools, and DC police. Update the website and Facebook page regularly. Explore innovative communication approaches.


Develop and implement assessment strategies for our key initiatives such as the Aiton neighborhood engagement, trainings, and monitoring.

Sustainable Funding

Locate and write grants, manage the membership commitments and the online funding mechanisms.

Little Friends for Peace Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Form
Little Friends For Peace Site Locations

National Homecomers Academy Volunteer Opportunities

1. Lincoln Heights/Clay Terrace Safe Passage Route – (Mondays & Wednesdays)
Starting time: 7:30 am- 8:30 am
Starting point: Corner of 300 51st Street, NE

2. Glenncrest/Benning Park Safe Passage Route – (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Starting time: 7:30 am- 8:30 am
Starting point: 4900 Benning Road, SE (corner of Benning Road & F Street, SE)

3. Kenliworth – Parkside, Deanwood Safe Passage Route – (Fridays)
Starting time: 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Starting point: 4500 Quarles Street, NE (DCHA Kenilworth /Parkside Mgt. Office)

Questions or to sign up please contact:
Curtis Watkins (202) 439-8470 or cwatkins@phelpsstokes.org
Video about Safe Passage

Bring your fresh ideas in these and other practices we haven’t explored yet!


Eli McCarthy, PhD
510-717-8867 (c)
301-588-4030 (o)