Interpreters, Translators, Other Volunteers Needed for WCC Event in November

July 28, 2009

The World Council of Churches is seeking interpreters, translators and other volunteers for this year's United Nations Advocacy Week, hosted by the WCC November 15-20 in New York City. While they will be primarily helping with the logistics of the event, volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about capacity building and formation on advocacy within the UN system, hear theological reflection and analysis, and attend panels and discussions on advocacy focus areas.

 

Volunteers are needed before, during, and/or after the event. If the volunteer is present during the UNAW week itself, lunch will be provided.

 

The WCC represents more than 550 million Christians from more than 340 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican, and other churches.

 

UNAW engages 80-120 members of the global ecumenical community in examining opportunities for ecumenical advocacy within the UN system, from social, political, and theological perspectives. The focus of this year's UNAW will be Columbia, Indigenous Issues, and Resettlement as a Result of Climate Change.

 

Find out more about the event at:

 

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/events-sections/unaw/advocacy-week-2009.html

 

Download Volunteer Letter (highlighting responsibilities of volunteers) here.

 

Download Language Volunteer Letter (with instructions for applying) here.

 

Download Volunteer Form here.