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Are you an aspiring young leader?
Want to support our work and get your voice heard?
Children of Peace welcomes young peace activists, aged between 13 and 25 years -
based in Gaza, Israel, Jordan, the West Bank and from across the world.
You should wish to actively participate in the work of Children of Peace, engage
in fund raising and inspire other young people, while helping to develop leadership
and communication skills.
Youth Ambassadors can participate as volunteers for up to five years.
Youth Ambassadors undertake roles that include speaking to a range of audiences,
including fellow students at your school, college or university, developing fundraising
activities, initiating inventive approaches to awareness raising activities, supporting
outreach and programme delivery and contributing their views to influence local communities,
government and civil society whilst also helping to reach out to other young people.
Is it for me?
If you support the principles of Children of Peace and are aged 13 - 25 and currently
reside in Gaza, Israel or the West Bank you can apply. We also welcome peace activists
from the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas who wish to apply. You must be
in education, training, volunteering or employment (including running your own business).
You must be able to speak and write reasonable English and Arabic or Hebrew. You
will be required to contribute to online articles, discussions and be familiar with
social media such as Facebook and Twitter. We look for role models who will inspire
other young people through sharing their personal journey. If you are aged under
16, we require that you obtain permission from your parent(s), guardian or educational
Joining the Children of Peace team as a Youth Ambassador is a privilege and an honour.
First you need to be nominated by a significant adult - teacher, lecturer, team leader,
community leader, iman, rabbi or priest, parent or guardian if you are under age
16. If over 18 you can nominate yourself by applying directly by email. Please explain
in your first contact:
Why you wish to become a Youth Ambassador.
How you heard about Children of Peace.
Where you are located.
Details of your sponsor or nominator.
If you have access to the Internet - with adult permission if appropriate.
What happens next?
Once we have received your request, you will be sent an online application form from
the Youth Ambassador team. Please complete this and return with your career details
to date (curriculum vitæ).
We aim to respond to your application within four weeks.
As a Youth Ambassador you can…
develop leadership and communication skills.
develop confidence and self-esteem.
get involved in the work of Children of Peace.
make a real contribution to their community and inspire other young people.
network with leaders and decision makers in the public and private sector.
influence local and national policy affecting young people.
meet and communicate with other young people in the Youth Ambassador network. The
new Children of Peace Youth Ambassadors Forum has been created for this purpose (details
right). Its purpose is to assist the free communication between Israeli and Palestinian
youth without personal risk.
help to build regional assemblies and peace councils in your area.
THE FORUM To access the forum, you must be a validated CoP Youth Ambassador. On request,
we will give you a username and password to view the forum. If you wish to contribute,
and we hope you will, you’ll then need to register yourself, as a forum user.
We trust you appreciate the forum’s need for a certain level of security and confidentiality.
Thousands of vulnerable children in Israel and Palestine suffer from the conflict.
Your donation could help ensure they receive the support they urgently need.
Donate online and help us to help the children
"Children, the forgotten victims of the conflict"
Please make a positive difference to the children’s lives and to build peace.