PBI-Colombia seeks volunteers! Apply by October 11!
The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project is seeking volunteers for their field teams accompanying human rights defenders starting in July/August 2020. Volunteers are based in Bogotá, Barrancabermeja and Apartadó.
The deadline to apply is October 11.
Following that, key dates include:
Between November 2019 and January 2020 – interviews with candidates.
February, March and April 2020 – an online training program that seeks to provide candidates with a greater knowledge of the situation in Colombia and the work of the team.
June 6 to 13, 2020 (tbc) – an intensive training session in Spain.
PBI-Colombia notes, “The people selected at the end of the training/selection meeting will join our teams in the second half of 2020 or the beginning of 2021, as established from the project based on our human resources needs.”
Last year, twenty-seven PBI-Colombia volunteers accompanied members of thirteen organizations and two individual human rights defenders working on business and human rights and forced disappearances.
This 5-minute video with PBI-Colombia volunteer Sophia Kerridge helps to give the feeling of what it is like to be a PBI volunteer in that country.
Earlier this year, Javier Ignacio Hoyos from Canada joined the PBI-Colombia team.
Javier says, “I applied to PBI Colombia because I value its principles, I believe in its mission and I admire its work over the last decades.”
He adds, “I sincerely believe that by accompanying these people and communities in their day to day work and protecting their spaces for action, I will in a small way be part of the collective construction of a more peaceful, fair and inclusive society.”
All of the information on how to apply can be found here.