EA role description
Please read this to get an idea of what we're looking for.
We believe that everyone can take action to help end the occupation and bring about a just peace for both Palestinians and Israelis. We need a movement of people who can take action for peace. Will you join us?
We have a rigorous selection process and recruit people well in advance of their service to give time for several months of preparation and training. We expect EAs to be flexible, hard-working, physically and emotionally robust, open to hearing from different perspectives, and able to represent the programme in a professional manner.
Recruitment for 2018 is now open. Please read the essential information and the role description carefully before you apply. The closing date is Friday 28 April, 2017.
“It is an experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I hope I will become an advocate worthy of the many Palestinians and Israelis I met during my term."- Veronica, EA from the UK, 2015
You may also like to read these EA blogs which give a good overview of the work that they do in the field.
Please note that we recruit EAs for the Britain and Ireland part of EAPPI only. Advocacy is a key part of an EA's service and one of the selection criteria is that candidates must be able to demonstrate their "involvement with church/ecumenical and/or peace networks in Britain or Ireland".
Applicants from other countries should apply to their own country programme via the EAPPI International website.
For queries about the application process please email EAPPIrecruitment@quaker.org.uk.
Please read and share the eyewitness accounts EAs from Britain and Ireland have written on our Eyewitness Blog. Can you also share with your friends and networks our EAPPI resources on issues such as education, access to worship and checkpoints?
Or why not ask us for some leaflets about EAPPI to share with your local church, school, workplace, or community?
EAs returning to their home communities are more than happy to share their stories by speaking to different audiences. If you would like to invite an EA to speak to your community group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are concerned about an issue, why not contact your elected representative to tell them about it and ask them to act? Pressure from constituents via emails, phone calls and meetings is one of the most important and effective ways we can help influence government policy.
When writing or speaking to an elected representative, remember to:
Don't forget you can send them one of our blogs to highlight an issue.
Find your elected representatives here:
Discover ways you can support Israeli peace activists and groups by visiting their websites. For example:
"Ending the occupation is better for Israel. If you care deeply about Israel, you'll care about its soul, and its soul is being eaten away by the occupation."- Gila Svirsky, Israeli peace campaigner
Explore the situation first-hand by meeting people affected by the conflict and looking at aspects of life in Israel and occupied Palestine. Tours are run by a number of different groups including those listed below: