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VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE


FUNDRAISING FOR THE SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE

Fundraising activities begin in October in preparation for the activities that begin at the end of January of the next year.

Number of positions available: 5

Number of hours for the semester: 10 hours and up

Volunteers do the following:

  • Get in touch with community businesses, organizations, regarding Ad sponsorship for the Season For Nonviolence
  • Research and develop fund raising ideas. (Your own ideas are welcome.) Create action plan for caring out fundraising ideas. Engage in Fund raising activities that you have created.

Inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this international event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world. "A Season for Nonviolence" began in 1998, the year of the 50th and 30th anniversaries of the assassinations of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since then this international, grassroots, educational campaign has been celebrated annually in over 100 cities by sharing "64 Ways to Practice Nonviolence" on 64-days between the January 30 and April 4 dates. A Season for Nonviolence is inspired by the two peacemakers' vision that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities.

We have designed a public service advertising campaign to begin January 30 and run through April 4 as a way to share the "64 Ways to Practice Nonviolence" with the entire community. Our goal is to place one ad per day for 64 days in the K-State Collegian.

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STAFF INFORMATION TABLES FOR MAJOR EVENTS

Number of positions available: 5

Number of hours for the semester: 10 hours and up

This position will promote events in which the Campaign For Nonviolence is involved.

Volunteers can:

  • Set-up and work information tables at events at which the Campaign For Nonviolence participates. Develop interactive ways to engage people at information table.
  • Create flyers and informational material, distribute flyers and information, create chalk messages to promote activities and do the actual chalking, innovate new ways to promote event activities.

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FILM SERIES ASSISTANT

Number of positions available: 6

Number of hours for the semester: 10 hours and up

Volunteers will:

  • Be the point people for the Season For Nonviolence Film Series.
  • You will coordinate previews of films with discussion facilitators.
  • Work with Union personnel regarding viewing logistics (opening theater, set-up equipment, table for information, etc.).
  • Spring semester volunteers will set-up the information table and work at the information table for 15 minutes before and after film.
  • Be in the theatre and watch the film.
  • Provide feedback to the Campaign For Nonviolence regarding the film series event (successes, areas that need improvement, suggest films for the future, etc.)

The K-State and Manhattan communities kicked off a long-term Campaign for Nonviolence in August 2001 and celebrated its first Season for Nonviolence in 2002. As part of the Season For Nonviolence, A Nonviolence Film Series ran throughout the 64 day event beginning with six films on the global peace and nonviolence movement called, "A Force More Powerful." This was shown in the K-State Union Little Theatre and other sites around Manhattan, free of charge. Volunteers will help continue this annual film series, adding additional films to be shown.

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EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT

Number of positions available: 4

Number of hours for the semester: 20 hours and up

Many tactics and tools are being assembled into a useable resource book aimed toward the fundamental goal of teaching and promoting nonviolence. These teaching and problem-solving options will be available to each and every college, department, office and student organization throughout the campus and community. Volunteers will:

  • Organize educational modules to be put in the resource book

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GENERAL VOLUNTEER

Number of positions available: 5

Number of minimum work hours for the semester: 10 hours and up

Do all of these volunteer positions sound appealing or some of one and some of another? Let us know and we will see what we can put together.

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PLAN AHEAD TO ASSIST WITH THE ANNUAL FALL CNV RALLY -
Wed., Sept. 3, 2003

Number of positions available: 5 to 8

Volunteers are needed from 10 am to 2pm for this one day event located outside on the K-State Union Plaza.

Volunteers will:

   help set-up the event

   inflate helium balloons

   distribute information at the CNV information table

        give out free pizza and Pepsi

        and help take down the event

At the start of each Fall semester, the Campaign for Nonviolence sponsors a Rally to help educate new and returning members of the KSU campus community about the resources available to promote a healthy and safe campus environment. Activities vary each year but generally include

  • having a variety of campus and community organizations provide information at various tables on the KSU Union Plaza
  • a brief ceremony commemorating at last one aspect of campus life that facilitates the creation of a nonviolent community
  • music, food, and fun activities

For More Information Contact: nonviolence@ksu.edu or call the Women's Center at 785-532-6444.

For more information on the Campaign For Nonviolence and The Season For Nonviolence go to: www.ksu.edu/nonviolence

Nonviolent Inspiration:

"No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective." -Nelson Mandela

"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake."
-Jeanette Rankin

"Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction..."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

"War is elective. It is not an inevitable state of affairs. War is not the weather." -Susan Sontag

"There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall--think of it, always." -Mahatma Gandhi