Volunteer Opportunities: Green Festival Volunteers, Various Locations


Volunteer Opportunities: Green Festival Volunteers, Various Locations

Cross-posted from green festival volunteers:  http://www.greenfestivalvolunteers.org/

Registration for the New York Green Festival is now open! Past and new volunteers, thank you for joining us! Please create or sign-in to your account and then you will be able to reserve your shifts below.

If you have problems with registration, please email the volunteer coordinator at volunteer(at)greenfestivals.org or call at 828-333-9415.

The 2013 Green Festival calendar is as follows:

  • New York City April 19-21, 2013
  • Chicago May 18-19, 2013
  • Washington DC September 21-22, 2013
  • San Francisco November 9-10, 2013
  • Los Angeles October 19-20, 2013

Volunteers are a critical part of Green Festival. Each event would not be possible without you. Volunteers must commit to at least one 4-5 hour shift during the festival.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

  • Free access into the festival all weekend!
  • An exclusive volunteer t-shirt.
  • Free/optional memberships to Global Exchange and Green America – new members only
  • 10% discount at the Green America and Global Exchange stores.
  • An amazing networking opportunity and a fun, rewarding experience!

A few important things to know about volunteering:

Age: All volunteers must be 10 years and older. Volunteers from 10 to 16 years old must volunteer with a parent, guardian, or adult over the age of 18 at all times.

Other Notes: Volunteers who are hearing impaired, deaf, or handicapped are encouraged to volunteer. If you have questions or concerns about what volunteer positions will fit your needs best, please e-mail volunteer(at)greenfestivals.org.

Groups: If you’d like to bring a group to volunteer, please contact volunteer(at)greenfestivals.org to arrange a group volunteer reservation. Groups slots fill quickly, so the earlier the better!

Questions?: Contact the National Volunteer Manager by email volunteer(at)greenfestivals.org or phone 828-333-9415.

Thank you for being a part of our amazing team of Green Festival volunteers!

6th Annual Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, “Migration and Human Rights” , 12-23 August 2013, Indonesia


Event: 6th Annual Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, “Migration and Human Rights” , 12-23 August 2013, Indonesia

For more information, please visit: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/scholarships-fellowships/6th-annual-s…

6th Annual Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

“Migration and Human Rights”

August 12 – August 23, 2013


Organized by the Asian International Justice Initiative, a collaboration between the UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center and the East-West Center in partnership with: Universitas Udayana, the University of Zurich Competence Centre for Human Rights, the International Institute for Child Rights and Development, and the Human Rights Resource Centre

The Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is a regionally based workshop held in partnership with organizations in Southeast Asia to consider key international humanitarian law and human rights issues, past and present, facing the region. Established in 2008, the Summer Institute is designed for participants working across a broad range of fields and disciplines and is best suited to those working within the Asia Pacific region, whose work has an Asia Pacific focus, or who wish to engage in comparative analysis regarding the application of IHL and human rights instruments as they apply in historical and political context of the region.

The sixth annual Summer Institute will return to Indonesia this year, after two years away. This is the third time for Indonesia to host the Summer Institute. Previous programs were conducted in 2009 and 2010, in cooperation with the National Human Rights Commission of Indonesia (Komnas HAM). The 2013’s course will focus on the topic of migration and human rights. In keeping with the rationale behind the establishment of the Summer Institute, the curriculum will focus primarily on case studies from Asia Pacific countries, while encouraging comparative exploration with other regions of the world.

The Summer Institute is aimed at professionals and practitioners working throughout a broad range of fields. This includes human rights advocates, labor activists, humanitarian workers, legal officers, advanced (graduate-level) students, academics, government officials, members of international or regional organizations, and journalists. Although the course is open to participants internationally, individuals who show a strong interest in migration-related topics as they pertain to the Asia Pacific region specifically, and those living within ASEAN countries, are particularly encouraged to apply. In 2013, we anticipate making 30 places available for this course.

Participants will be taught by a faculty of experts from the region. Application forms and further information on the course content, including a draft course outline and the complete faculty roster, will be posted on the Summer Institute 2013 webpage. See the left-hand navigation bar for links to application information:


Specific inquiries may be sent via email to:


Grants: UNESCO International Fund for the Promotion of Culture | grants for young creator projects


Grants: UNESCO International Fund for the Promotion of Culture | grants for young creator projects

For more information, please visit: http://culture360.org/opportunity/unesco-international-fund-for-the…

UNESCO International Fund for the Promotion of Culture | grants for young creator projects

UNESCO’s International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) is launching a call for proposals for artistic and creative projects. It prioritises young creators (18-30 years) and projects from or benefitting developing countries.

Are you an artist? An NGO or non-profit private body, or a public body whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation? If your project meets the criteria set out in the Operational Guidelines of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC), you can submit your projects to benefit from the support of the Fund.

Please click here to view the criteria to apply for IFPC assistance as set out in the Operational Guidelines

Priority will be given to young artists/creators (18-30 years) and to projects benefitting youth.

Priority will also be given, as far as possible, to projects from or benefitting developing countries.

Please note that funding can not be provided to projects that are already In receipt of funding provided by other UNESCO Funds or programmes

To apply, please fill in the online application form in English or in French and send to ifpc(at)unesco.org. Please ensure that the application form is filled in as completely and clearly as possible and that the budget breakdown is clearly stipulated.
The deadline for submissions is 2 May 2013 at midnight CET

The International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) is intended to promote:

(a) cultures as sources of knowledge, meanings, values and identity;

(b) the role of culture for sustainable development;

(c) artistic creativity in all its forms, while respecting freedom of expression;

(d) international and regional cultural cooperation.

To achieve these aims, the Fund’s resources will be used to support:

(a) the cultural and artistic projects of creators in developing countries;

(b) culture and development strategies and programmes;

(c) the reinforcement of national mechanisms, structures and facilities whose purpose is to support cultural activities and artistic creators in developing countries;

(d) the organization of exchanges to foster international cooperation support cultural and artistic projects

Priority is given to projects from young artists/creators (18-30 years old) or benefiting youth. Priority is also given, as far as possible, to projects from or benefiting developing countries.

MAKE sure you read the full submission guidelines, and check your eligibility against the programme priorities. In particular, potential applicants are advised to check that they fit into the developing country priorities.

Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program & U.S. Diversity


Fellowship: Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program & U.S. Diversity Fellowship, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Cross-posted from Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society:  http://www.philanthropy.org/programs/intnl_fellows_program.html

About the Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program & U.S. Diversity Fellowship

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program provides leadership training through seminars with Third-Sector practitioners, research based on best practices, and the application of a comparative framework.  Fellowship awards are available for emerging leaders at community foundations, at place-based grantmaking organizations and institutions that support community philanthropy.

Those interested in strengthening community philanthropy and building capacity in local Third-Sector institutions are encouraged to apply. This year’s Fellows will be selected from abroad and also from communities of color under-represented in the U.S. grantmaking sector.

Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where they design and pursue an individualized research project. In addition, they attend weekly seminars, explore work of key agencies and foundations, meet with nonprofit leaders and study U.S. and international community foundation models.

In addition to offering fellowship awards for the study of community foundations, the Center accepts proposals that explore other Third-Sector/civil society topics from applicants interested in participating on a tuition basis.

Acknowledgements:  The Center gratefully acknowledges the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation for its core support for the International Fellows Program.  Additional support for the 2012 Emerging Leaders Program was provided by Instituto Comunitário Grande Florianópolis – ICom, and Kenya Community Development Foundation. Special thanks for general program support go to the Pine Tree Foundation of New York, the Sudan and Elihu Rose Foundation, and our individual donors for their generous contributions.

The 2013 Program

  • The program will run from Monday September 16 to Friday December 6, 2013.
  • The program focus will be community foundations and indigenous/place-based giving set within the context of the global philanthropic sector  Additional trends and practices in philanthropy will be covered to provide background and to address the research interests of all participating Fellows.
  • Based on the seminars, readings, discussions with experts in the field, and the Fellows’ own experiences, each participant will produce a research paper (approx. 20-25 pages) on their findings, which will be presented in the seminar.

Eligibility and Selection

  • The program is open to practitioners and researchers in the US and overseas.
  •  College or university degree and strong spoken and written English language skills are required
  • TOEFL scores or the equivalent are requested from those whose education was in a language other than English. Alternately, please provide a statement describing your facility with the English language within your professional sphere.
  • Applicants should have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the nonprofit/NGO/grantmaking field.
  • Award recipients must have a strong institutional base and be well-placed to implement research recommendations.
  • Preference is given to candidates who are 1) affiliated with a community foundation or initiatives to support community philanthropy development, and 2) who illustrate in their proposals a clear interest in furthering the work of community foundations or strengthening the local culture of philanthropy.
  • Candidates affiliated with other institutions in the philanthropy sector who submit proposals on current trends and practices in philanthropy (other than community foundationsmay apply for consideration on a tuition basis or with financial support from individual or institutional sponsors.
  • A select number of full fellowship awards are available, which cover tuition, accommodations and other program-related costs.  These are earmarked for citizens of countries other than the United States or for Americans from communities under-represented in the grantmaking sector.
  • Participation on a tuition basis or with financial support from individual or institutional sponsors is open to all, regardless of country of origin or residence. Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements detailed above to be considered for participation on a tuition or sponsorship basis. For further details, please send an e-mail request to cpcs(at)gc.cuny.edu.
  • The selection of program participants will be made by a committee of leaders from the Third Sector. 

The Award

  • Full fellowship awards cover the costs of tuition, single-room dormitory accommodations with shared facilities at International House (adjacent to Columbia University) in Manhattan, economy air travel to and from New York City, and reimbursement for selected program-related costs.
  • Tuition-based or institutionally-supported appointments may also be made, pending approval by the selection committee.

Online Application Form

  • To apply, prospective candidates should complete and submit the online application form.
  • If you have already submitted an application for the 2013 Emerging Leaders and Diversity Fellows Program, you do not need to submit a second application.

Important Dates

Submission Deadlines

  • For non-U.S. citizens: Friday April 26, 2013.
  • For individuals living and working in the United States: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis and may currently be submitted for review.

Notification of Application Status

Notification of application status will be made via e-mail during the week of June 11, 2013 to each individual who has submitted a complete application package (including a CV and proposal) for consideration.

Training on Olympism, Peacebuilding and Development


Light up your torch and build your Olympism4Humanity legacy at the birthplace of the Olympic spirit

The International Olympic Academy and the Conflict Resolution Program of the Department of Government at Georgetown University are proud to announce the inauguration of Olympism for Humanity (O4H), a global venture that aims to advance Olympism, Peacebuilding, and International Development Scholarship & Practice. The first initiative of O4H is the Olympia Praxis Summer Program, a professional development training opportunity to be held in Ancient Olympia, Greece from June 23-July 3, 2013.

Photo credit: IOA


Olympism 4 Humanity

Olympic Education Alliances Scholarship & Praxis


Why Olympism?

Given the global financial recession, individuals and societies have an increased need for finding new sources of inspiration and solutions that can lead to and sustain a peaceful, creative, and civically engaged global society. At a time when nations are challenged by failing economies, troubling security concerns, diminishing natural resources, formidable social conflicts, and strained inter-group relations, we are compelled to find new sources of inspiration to lift our spirits, call us to greatness, and move us to develop innovative solutions that will shape a better world for coming generations. Never before has the role and the essence of Olympism been as essential as it is today.

“Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles”.  (IOC, Fundamental Principle 1, p. 9)                                                                                                                                                                                               

Given the current economic recession, Olympism4Humanity aims to recruit, inspire and support youth and agents of change from across the globe. O4H aims to recruit and train committed entrepreneurs and provide ongoing support and capacity-building opportunities. The ultimate goal of this program is to create the conditions and supporting mechanism for social innovation and entrepreneurship inspired by the Olympic ideals, philosophy, arts and science, and inclusive and democratic governance at the birthplace of the Olympic spirit and ideals.

 O4H presents a unique opportunity to utilize the core values of Olympism to support, inspire and equip youth, education, and sport stakeholders to become socially responsible and civically engaged and to employ Olympic Education as a vehicle for youth development and social transformation in their respective communities.

Olympism, Sport, Peacebuilding and International Development: Global Momentum and Existing Gaps

Over the last two decades an increasing number of sport, humanitarian, educational and civil society institutions have recognized the power of sport, education and cultural enrichment programs as tools for resolving a number of social challenges, such as child Protection; Education and Welfare; Gender and Disability Inequalities and Discrimination; Human Rights; Social Cohesion and Civic Disengagement; Conflict; Inter-Ethnic Intolerance and Democratic Governance; Health and Well-being; HIV; Drug and Alcohol Abuse; Unemployment; Poverty and Homelessness; Refugees and Migration. However, all projects seeking to bring social change through sport must be adequately and professionally planned, monitored, and evaluated in order to achieve successful results.

While these programs create opportunities for innovative “sport for development” (SFD) programming, the SFD researcher and practitioner is expected to possess specific skills and competencies that traditional sport academic programs fail to provide. To address this largely unmet need, the Olympia Praxis Summer Program aims to provide interdisciplinary and applied professional development opportunities to advance evidence-based policy and programming. The Olympia Praxis Summer Program is ideally suited to the needs of SFD practitioners, students, athletes, policy makers, faculty, program officers and educators.

Olympia Praxis Summer Program, Ancient Olympia, Greece, June 23rd- July 3rd, 2013

The Olympia Praxis Summer Program is the first step of Olympism4Humanity (O4H), a global initiative that aims to advance human centered alliances, scholarship, educational opportunities and synergies that will facilitate the resolution of existing global challenges. O4H’s long-term strategic plan aims to provide ongoing professional training and capacity building for individuals who are interested in gaining the essential skills and competencies for effective Olympism, Peace and Development (OPD) program initiation and delivery.

The Olympia Praxis Summer Program aims to provide interdisciplinary and applied professional development opportunities for advancing evidence-based policy and programming. The processional training will include lectures, workshops and panels from prominent academics, sport and development practitioners, and other experts who will share their knowledge and experience from the field.  Click here to read more about the O4H Alliance mentors and advisors.


Topics to be covered:

  • Case Studies: Experiences from the field (unemployment, at-risk youth, conflict resolution, adverse conditions, disability, social integration, etc.)
  • Applied Olympic Education and Olympism Peace and Development (OPD) Theoretical Foundations
  • Non-profit organizations, strategic planning, challenges and steps forward
  • OPD Knowledge Economy (evidence from the field and efforts to bridge gaps in knowledge)
  • OPD Strategic Planning, Partnerships, Program Initiation and Delivery
  • OPD Capacity Building and Sustainability
  • OPD Monitoring and Evaluation


When: 23 June – 3 July, 2013

Where: Olympia, Greece

Who can apply: Sport for development practitioners, students, athletes, policy officers, and educators. Applications will also be accepted from highly motivated and committed individuals who are interested in entering this emerging field. Olympism 4 Humanity invites the following Olympism, Sport, Peace and Development stakeholders to participate in this summer program:

  • Teachers of Physical Education, Performing Arts and Sciences
  • Program Officers and Administrators from Government Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, Ministries of Sport, Health, Culture and Education
  • Sport for Development and Peace Practitioners, Youth Sport and Community Sport
  • Faculty and Researchers
  • Athletes and University Students


Why is this program unique?

This program is particularly unique for many reasons. It will be the first professional training opportunity solely focusing on Olympic value dissemination as a tool for social change, and it aims to revive these values at the birthplace of the Olympic Spirit: Olympia. There, Olympism, peace-building, democracy, philosophy, arts, science, and civic engagement were originally embraced as vital and essential elements of excellence, and as the components of a holistic educational philosophy of a balanced mind, body and spirit. Participants will participate in a life-changing learning experience by gaining an intense cause-oriented, project-based training at the foundation of the Olympic Spirit. Olympia Praxis Summer program participants will complete a strategic action plan, which will be supported throughout the year with the mentorship and support of Olympia Alliance, a consortium of prominent experts from this emerging field. 


Photo credit: IOA. O4H will take place at the premises of the International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia, Greece.

Olympia Alliance, Mentors, Advisors and Support Group

Olympia Alliance will serve as a platform and a resource for ongoing mentoring and capacity building for sustainable program initiation and delivery. Olympia Alliance is a consortium of prominent Olympism, Peacebuilding and International Development experts from the following agencies:

  • International Olympic Academy, (Greece)
  • Georgetown University (USA)
  • Muhammad Ali Center (USA)
  • PLUS Global Academy (USA)
  • Caribbean Sport for Development Agency (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • UOC, FCB Barcelona and UNESCO Chair (Spain)
  • Magic Bus (India)
  • Texas A&M University (USA)
  • University of Regina (Canada)
  • Partners of Americas (USA)
  • University of Botswana (Botswana)
  • University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (USA)
  • International Center for Sport, Research and Development (Cyprus)
  • University of Calgary (Canada)
  • University of New Mexico (USA)
  • Sport2build (Zambia)
  • Yale University (USA)
  • Regional Sport Agency (Suriname)
  • University of West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica)


Photo credit: IOA. Become part of history. Light up your torch and build your Olympism4Humanity legacy at the birthplace of the Olympic spirit. This picture captures the “stoa”, the gate through which athletes use to enter the Ancient Olympia Stadium.

Olympism4Humanity legacy: Ongoing Support and Commitment

Olympia Praxis Summer Program is part of Olympism for Humanity (O4H), a global initiative, which aims to advance human centered alliances, scholarship, educational opportunities and synergies that will facilitate the resolution of existing global challenges. O4H will coordinate local, regional and global efforts and serve as a catalyst for:

  • Creating Inclusive Systems: Create new and support existing local, regional and global learning hubs through the Olympia Alliances Project
  • Providing Ongoing Capacity Building: Provide Olympic Education training, capacity building, mobility and educational opportunities for engaged stakeholders through the Olympia Praxis Project
  • Establishing O4H Scholarship: Produce and advance related and applied scholarship through the Olympia Epignosis Project

O4H Vision: Olympism for Humanity (O4H) aims to advance Olympism, Peacebuilding and International Development alliances, scholarship and practice.

O4H Mission: O4H is guided by the International Olympic Academy’s vision and efforts “to explore and enhance the contribution of Olympism to humanity”. Its mission is to advance, disseminate and promote Olympism as a tool for addressing local, regional and global societal challenges.

How to apply: Click here to begin the online application form

Click here to download the O4H brochure

Program Fees for the ten-day program: 1450 Euros.

Early Registration: 1300 Euros for applications completed before April 15, 2013. Special discount packages are available for (a) student groups, (b) Sport for Development and Peace agency staff members, and (c) country delegations.


The program Fees cover (a) 1-day double occupancy accommodation and dinner in Athens, (b) 9-days double occupancy accommodation and meals in Ancient Olympia, (c) 10-days extensive training from prominent OPD experts (Olympia Alliance), (d) access to the IOA library, (e) site visit at the Olympic Museum in Ancient Olympia, (f) transportation from Athens to/from Olympia, and (g) ongoing support and mentoring from Olympia Alliance during program delivery. The program fees do not include international travel expenses to Athens, Greece. 

Photo credit: IOA. O4H has multiple goals and emphasizes the use of sport and Olympism as a vehicle for promoting social change and justice. O4H will target the resolution of local social challenges such as unemployment, antisocial behavior, bullying and aggression, academic/school dropout rates, inter-group intolerance, social isolation and disengagement.

For further information please visit our website at olympism4humanity.com or contact the O4H administrator via email olympism4humanity@gmail.com

Alexis Lyras, Ph.D.


HM King Abdullah II of Jordan Generations for Peace

Research Fellow, Conflict Resolution Program

Department of Government, Georgetown University

3240 Prospect Street NW, Washington, DC 20007


E-mail: al987@georgetown.edu
Skype: alexislyras
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Atlas Corps Global Launch Event!


What do 155 experienced professionals, 49 countries, CARE USA, Miriam’s Kitchen, Population Action International, and Points of Light have in common?


They are part of the Atlas Corps network. Find out how your organization can benefit from this unique capacity building opportunity on Tuesday, April 2, during the Atlas Corps Global Launch Event. Learn about our global fellowship and our special initiatives in Japan, Pakistan, South Sudan, and Sudan.


Join us Tuesday, April 2 in Washington, DC for breakfast or from anywhere via conference call!


Job: Fiji Projects Manager, Conciliation Resources, Location TBD


Job: Fiji Projects Manager, Conciliation Resources, Location TBD

Cross-posted from Conciliation Resources:  http://www.c-r.org/about-us/opportunities-work-conciliation-resources

Fiji Projects Manager

  • Full-time (37.5 hours)
  • 18 months fixed-term contract
  • Location: to be determined
  • Salary: £39,644 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: 9am (UK time) Thursday 25 April 2013
  • Interviews: between 7-17 May 2013
  • Start date: June/July 2013
Our programme in Fiji supports local partners in their efforts to contribute to the development of a more inclusive and participatory political atmosphere, and ultimately the creation of a sustainable constitutional democracy.
The Fiji Projects Manager will develop and manage a programme of work in support of the work of  local people working to build peace and sustainable democracy in Fiji.
We are seeking an experienced projects manager with a postgraduate qualification and substantial project management experience in peacebuilding, or a related field. Experience of working with a wide range of social and political actors is essential. A willingness to travel regularly (up to five months per year) is also required.