Rize Up! Tour: Roy Zimmerman in Concert Aug 10, 7:30 pm

Singer-songwriter and political satirist, Roy Zimmerman, returns to the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, bringing comic relief and encouragement to the struggle for Peace and Justice.  He’ll sing songs from his soon-to-be-released CD, Rize Up, along with classic favorites.  Have hope! Laugh! Sing along! Let’s RiZe Up together!

Friday, Aug 10, 7:30 pm. Doors open 7pm.
Monterey Peace Resource Center
1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA

Tickets are $20 or pay what you can.  Available at the door and at brownpapertickets-RoyZimmerman-MPJC-8-10-18

Proceeds will help Roy and his wife and co-writer, Melanie Harby, take their 2018-2019 RiZe Up Tour on the road — bringing laughter and encouragement to progressive-minded people who need a lot of both.

More info:  email montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com or (831) 915-7257

 Rize Up Tour info: email roy@royzimmerman.com.
Find more videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyZimmerman

We’re Hiring!  Part-time paid staff position:  Volunteer Manager.  Apply by 10/31/18.  

Monterey Peace and Justice Center
Position:  Volunteer Manager
To apply, scroll down for details.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

The Monterey Peace and Justice Center is seeking a staff member to recruit, train, supervise, and retain volunteers.  The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for seeing that the Center is staffed during open hours and as needed for various programs, events and special projects — including the art gallery and lending library.

The position is part-time, 20 hours per week, paying $15 to $18 per hour, depending on experience and training.  The person hired for this position will use a variety of interpersonal, communication, and administrative skills to coordinate a pool of volunteers in activities that further the mission of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.  Work hours are flexible.

Volunteer Manager:

  • Actively recruit, train, supervise and retain volunteers for events and programs hosted and/or sponsored by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center (MPJC).
  • Supervise volunteers at MPJC, which involves scheduling, orientation of new volunteers, and preparation of task lists for volunteer job assignments.
  • Direct volunteers to collaborate with MPJC committees, including Programming, Special Events, Art Gallery, and Fundraising committees.
  • Collaborate with other MPJC staff and board members to develop meaningful volunteer opportunities.
  • Become familiar with the Filemaker Pro volunteer management system and volunteer database.
  • Recognize volunteers by arranging annual events to acknowledge and appreciate their work – collectively and individually, highlighting their impact, and to encourage camaraderie.

Facility Support:

  • Coordinate volunteer staffing of the Peace Center to ensure coverage during open-to-the-public hours, 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Become familiar with use the audio-visual equipment and train volunteers to use it for events.
  • Learn the lending Library system and train volunteers to maintain it.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with CSUMB Service Learning Institute, designated MPJC board member(s), and with Service Learner recruits in conducting service projects at MPJC.  May supervise some Service Learning projects.
  • Report monthly to the MPJC Board, attend board meetings as a guest, to provide a status report, or optionally submit a written or electronic report in advance of the meeting.
  • Commit to a mutually supportive and collegial working relationship with other staff and volunteers.

Desired Skills and Experience:

• Commitment to nonviolence and core values of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center
• Familiarity with nonviolent communication and compatible methods of interaction
• Experience in volunteer management/development work preferred
• A team member who is committed to consensus decision-making and shared responsibilities
• Minimum of one year of work experience
• Competent writing, editing, and interpersonal communication skills
• Experience working or living with diverse persons or communities
• Ability to manage conflict and resolve issues in a timely, professional manner
• Competent social media and web skills
• Commitment to consensus decision-making and shared responsibilities
• Ability to create reports and analyze data
• Competent computer literacy, including MS Office applications and database programs
• Competence in the use of audio-visual equipment


  • One week paid time off at the employee’s discretion for vacation and sick leave
  • Workman’s compensation

Work Culture:

MPJC is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.  MPJC promotes a workplace that is respectful of differences, perceived or actual characteristics, based on, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and physical disability.

To Apply:

Send a PDF of your resume and cover letter. Complete the application form:  https://peacecentral.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/mpjc-job-application-ver-7-18.pdf

In addition, respond to these questions:

1. What is your philosophy and practice of nonviolence?
2. Outline the skills and experience you would bring to this position.
3. How did you learn about this position?

Send to:  montereypeaceandjustice {at} gmail {dot} com
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.


About MPJC:
Monterey Peace and Justice Center was founded in 2004 as a resource center and venue for educating and advocating for peace, social justice, nonviolence, democracy and environmental sustainability – which means challenging perceptions of the forces that shape our world.  Our challenge is to create awareness that a world beyond war is possible, that there is popular support for ending war, and to provide resources for conceptualizing and finding nonviolent responses to conflicts and injustices.

Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA  93955

831. 899.7322