PAS Lynchburg – Volunteer Registration
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Lynchburg Prejudice Awareness Summit, scheduled for January 12, 2023!
This program has been in Virginia since 2001, and is designed to bring approximately 75 middle school students from across a geographic area to discuss ways to combat prejudice in their schools. You can find a report from previous programs held in Richmond and Lynchburg here.
Thanks to support from Atlantic Union Bank, this program is offered for free to local schools! PAS, which was founded by Jewish Women International, is conducted by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.
While at PAS, groups of 12-15 middle school students experience workshops facilitated by co-facilitator teams made up of volunteers. Facilitators come from a variety of backgrounds and professions, all with a shared interest in working with young people to promote inclusion and respect.
As a volunteer, you will be asked to commit to co-leading a small group of students through their sessions on January 12, 2023 from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. Facilitators are also required to attend a mandatory Facilitator Training on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Training will be discussion-based and participatory. An optional dinner will be provided starting at 5:00 PM that evening, and training will start promptly at 5:30 PM and go until 8:30 PM.
Please complete the application by December 16. Note that you will be asked to provide some personal demographic information in order to ensure diverse facilitator pairings, as well as three short answer questions. You are welcome to share any information you feel is useful, especially any previous work with youth and/or facilitation.
If you are selected, you will receive an email with directions to our training site and information about parking.
If you have any questions, please contact VCIC’s Director of Educational Programs Tally Botzer at [email protected]
We look forward to the chance to work with you!