Volunteer with CPJ

Chew on This 2015

Our volunteers are the glue of CPJ. Deeply committed to justice in Canada, our volunteers across the country support CPJ staff daily. We welcome you to join our work!

Below you'll find a list of volunteer positions at CPJ. If you are interested in getting more involved, fill out the form below. You can expect to hear back from a CPJ staff or board member within a week.

Chew on This!

Organize an event for Chew on This!, our annual outreach campaign on October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Each years, dozens of communities and groups across Canada organize an event. The specifics are up to you, but each event will distribute a Chew on This! bag that includes and magnet, and food item, and a postcard that calls for Canada to develop a strong, national anti-poverty plan.

When: Every year on October 17.
Who: Anyone, including food banks, churches, schools, universities, and community groups. 
Time commitment: Depending on the size of your event, about 20-40 hours between August and October. 

Give it up for the Earth!

Give it up for the Earth! raises awareness about climate change, and collects signatures as a demonstration of support for increased federal government action.

The aims of Give it up for the Earth! are (1) to raise awareness about climate change, and (2) to collect signatures as a demonstration of support for increased federal government action. How you do this is up to you. The event guide you will recieve has some ideas to get you started that fall into three categories of events: captive audience, community outreach, and online. You can choose one, do a combination, or come up with something else altogether.

When: Every year during Lent (February/March/April).
Who: Anyone can participate, including churches, schools, universities, and community groups. 
Time commitment: Depending ont he size of your event, about 20-40 hours between January and March/April. 

Join our Board of Directors

Note: CPJ is not currently accepting applications for new Board members. Learn more here.

Bringing together vast and varied skills and talents, CPJ’s 13-member board of directors has representatives from all regions of Canada. Our Board governs our organization and works to bring CPJ's message to all parts of the country.

When: A year-round commitment. Board members can sit a maximum of two three-year terms.
Who: CPJ members from across Canada.
Time commitment: Three year terms. Monthly meetings are around 1.5 hrs. 

Volunteer at our Ottawa office

Doing research, making telephone calls, and helping with data entry are just a few of the ways that our volunteers generously give of their time at the CPJ office.

When: September - May.
Who: Anyone interested in CPJ's work and looking for a volunteer opportunity.
Time commitment: A minimum commitment of 2-3/week for at least three months. 

Special Events

Being based in Ottawa makes it tough to CPJ to be everywhere we want to be. Our members represent CPJ as various events across Canada. Set-up a CPJ table at an event near you using our resources. 

Or help out at an event CPJ is organizing in Ottawa or elsewhere.

When: Year-round.
Who: Anyone interested in CPJ's work and looking for a volunteer opportunity.
Time commitment: As needed, based on events that are planned.

Host a Bible study using one of our books

CPJ's worship and action guides are perfect for churches and small groups and provide a great discussion starter on poverty in Canada and climate justice.

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