Monday, January 12, 2015

Oxfam America Seeks Community Organizing Volunteers in Albuquerque

Coming together at the Climate Pilgrimage, September 2014
Oxfam America is recruiting volunteer leaders of various ages and professional backgrounds to serve in Albuquerque and 14 other communities in the U.S. in 2015-2016. Those chosen for the program will receive a free  national advocacy training in Washington, D.C., on April 24-28. 

 "It’s a great opportunity for people to take local action on world issues and to collaborate with other local organizations," said Brian Rawson, Senior Advisor, Community Organizing  for Oxfam America  "Applicants should have some prior experience with organizing and a passion for global justice."

Click here to apply by February 1.  For more  information contact Brian Rawson.

Volunteer leader will organize activities and work with other local organizations in support of Oxfam’s GROW campaign for policies that will save lives, defend the rights of women and farmers, and protect communities worldwide from rising food prices and climate change. Online training and information sessions about select issues will be available during the year for leaders and other volunteers in each of the local chapters.

New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps volunteers have also worked closely with the New Mexico Interfaith Power & Light and Bread New Mexico over the past several years. The local Oxfam-Bread  partnership has included joint  advocacy on Food Ad Reform, including lobby visits to local offices of Sen. Martin Heinrich and Sen. Tom Udall. In addition, NM Oxfam Action Corps have made presentations at our Offering of Letters workshop and participated in  our Circle of Protection prayer vigilin 2012.

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