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Volunteer opportunities

We rely on the invaluable help of volunteers who support our work campaigning for peace

There are many ways to get involved, from packing white poppies to joining one of our working groups. Scroll down for a list of current opportunities.

You may also want to visit our take action page to find out how you can play a part in the movement for peace and nonviolence. Thank you for your support!


Do you have an interest in the history of the peace movement in Britain? We are currently looking for volunteers to help organise and maintain our archives. The PPU archives contain a wealth of material on our campaigns going back to the 1930s, as well as conscientious objection, remembrance and more. If you're interested, please get in touch at


There is currently a vacancy on PPU Council for a Treasurer. Click here to download the role description and if you have any questions or are interested in the role, please contact


We are currently reviewing and updating some of our personnel processes and procedures, both to ensure good practice and to support the full development of our relatively new nonhierarchical management system.

We introduced nonhierarchical management for staff in June 2019 and thus far it is going very well. It is an exciting area of development, and we continue to work on fully adopting this progressive approach, in line with our pacifist principles.

We would be delighted to find PPU members with personnel experience who could join us in developing this area of work. Your contribution could include reviewing and commenting on documentation, providing advice based on previous experience, and potentially participating in a personnel working group.

If you are interested in becoming involved and have (a) experience of working in, or closely with, personnel / human resources, and (b) a commitment to nonhierarchical ways of working, please get in touch with Peter Glasgow c/o


We are looking for members and supporters to contribute to the development of our diversity strategy. If you are interested please send a brief email to outlining any experience you have in this area (personal or structural).

When writing, please indicate why you would like to get involved and how you could contribute, perhaps including a brief resume of your previous experience. We look forward to hearing from you.

Working groups

The PPU has several working groups focused on specific campaigning or operational areas. They are made up of PPU members, staff and council members.

The working groups play a vital role in shaping and improving the PPU's campaigns and operations. By contributing knowledge and expertise, they help the organisation to develop its ideas and practices and to fulfil its strategic objectives. The working groups meet in person or online, typically once a quarter although this varies depending on the requirements of the individual groups.

Campaign working groups

  • Everyday Militarism
  • Peacebuilding and nonviolence
  • Remembrance

Operations working groups

  • Digital Media
  • Diversity
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Personnel
  • Publications

If you are interested in finding out more about how they work and how members can get involved, please get in touch at or 020 7424 9444.

Photo credits - Philip Wood (see @pn_wood)