Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers assist Creativity for Peace by serving on committees, organizing projects with American youth, planning events, soliciting gifts-in-kind, and much more.
Summer Camp
During camp in New Mexico, volunteers are needed for the following types of tasks:
  • Camp set-up and take-down
  • Drivers to and from the Albuquerque airport
  • Meal preparation for campers and staff
  • Body workers for camp staff
  • Chaperones at camp and on outings
  • Laundry
Committee Work
Volunteers assist Creativity for Peace by serving on committees, including organizing the annual girls circle, event planning, soliciting gifts-in-kind and more.
Public Outreach
Volunteers can also help by:
  • Preparing mailings
  • Working at special events
  • Hosting a fundraising party
  • Assuming fundraising tasks

Volunteer Profile

John Connell, Volunteer

I was introduced to Creativity for Peace by a close friend, with whom I served on the board of Kitchen Angels in Santa Fe. After my board term ended, I was intrigued and wanted to learn more. Beginning in 2004, I volunteered to cook all lunch and evening meals for two camp sessions. When I was asked to serve on the Creativity for Peace board, I gladly accepted.

I have been inspired to continue volunteering, in whatever capacity I am able, because I love meeting and learning about each year’s group of young women and renewing relationships with Young Leaders from years past. And I love seeing new-to-Creativity for Peace volunteers joining the ranks.

Our Volunteers

Creativity for Peace's work would not be possible without those individuals who donate their time and talents. More than 100 active volunteers, including teens, college students, and adults of all ages, help us to create a more peaceful future.

Thank you to our 2018 Volunteers

Suchinta Abhayaratna
Sharon Alei
Nadia Anhalt
Sue Barnum
Kaisa Barthuli
Jennie Baudhuin
Thomas Baudhuin
Bruce Berlin
Misty Blake
Barbara Bloomberg
Sue Breslauer
Marcie Brooks
Cynthia Broshi
Uzi Broshi
Nan Brown
Raquel Castilla
Janie Chodash
Elizabeth Christine
Kathie Cole
Lisanne Cole
John Connell
Ann Coulston
Maria Cruz
Sarah Deats
Tess DeGange
Johnny D. Delamate
Glenn Dickter
Michelle DiNapoli
Jackie Dulle
Elizabeth Dunham
Rob Elliott
Jess Embry
Debby Everett
Pat Farr
Lamia Faruki
Majed Faruki
Najwa Faruki
Larry Feldman
Stephanie Feldman
Francine Foster
Judy Frankel
Carla Freeman
Diane Friedman
Susan Gants
Facundo Garcia
Tony Gerlicz
Sarah Giffin
Monica Gilboa
Jerry Ginsberg
Marguerite Gonzales
Jade Gordon
Marcelle Grant
Nona Lee Gregg
Gregory Gutin
Teri Hackler
Rita Hemmig
Jill Heppenheimer
Pam Herman
Dianne Hillyard
Shari Hirst
Penny Holland
Dora Horn
Hannah Jassem
Joanna Kaufman
Iris Keltz
Chris Kemper
Bo Keppel
Paul and Ruth Kovnat
Stephen Landau
Barbara Lanning
Andrea Lawrence
Beth LeBron
Jessica LeBron
Molly LeBron
Sue Llewellyn
Omar Lux
Greg Manoff
Erica McFadden
Mary Gray McGee
Lynn McKelvey
Mary Lynn McNallie
Jane Messinger
Karen Meyers
Matthew Mitchell
Bruni Musikant
Schia Muterperl
Leslie Nathanson Juris
Darcy Nicholson
Victoria Otero
Linda Perrigo
Rick Phillips
Sydney Pope
Heather Robertson
Xitlali Rodas
Carmen Rodriguez
Sophia Rog
Janet Rosenzwog
Veda Rosso
Sean Ruane
Lois Rudnick
Joshua Sage
Frances Salles
Emma Simmons
Debra Synerdman
Jilann Spitzmiller
Aaron Steele
Elana Sue St. Pierre
Brooke Sutor
Tor Travis
Ellie Voutselas
Rowan Williams
Ellen Zieselman

“My work with Creativity for Peace has changed my life and greatly challenged me to grow into a more nonviolent, open person.”

Sue Barnum

Youth Volunteers and Interns


As an organization focused on empowering and training youth, we encourage the involvement of young people. High school and college students who are interested in peace and social justice work contribute in many ways:

  • A graduate student from Tucson helped to write and design a newsletter for camper alumnae.
  • A high school student from Santa Fe organized “Peaceworks” sessions, where volunteers created handmade gifts for campers.
  • A group of high school students from Santa Fe created an online fundraiser to support Young Leaders’ projects in the Middle East.
  • Students from MASTERS charter high school restored artworks made by young Palestinian and Israeli women that are installed on our camp land.


Each summer we select two interns who are college students, or recent college graduates, studying fields related to our work. These young people work closely with staff and volunteers to plan events, design newsletters, conduct research, and lend a hand at camp, among many other tasks, while learning valuable skills to further their careers. For information and an application for our summer internship program, click the links below. Applications for the summer program are due on May 1.
Internship Description Internship Application

Youth Volunteer Profile

Xitlalitl Rodas

Xitlalitl Rodas is 15, a sophomore at Mandela International Magnet School in Santa Fe, and has been involved in Creativity for Peace for the past two years, including as a Peace Ambassador. Peace Ambassadors gather twice monthly and learn leadership and peacemaking skills, including public speaking, storytelling through video, fundraising, mindfulness, and nonviolent communication. Xitlalitl also teaches Compassionate Listening workshops at school and elsewhere.

“Creativity for Peace has had a large impact on my life,” she says. “The program has empowered me as a person and as a woman and has sparked new ideas that I use to confidently advocate for the work we do. I have learned about different perspectives through first-hand stories. History is important but personal stories have the strength to touch people’s hearts.”

Xitlalitl’s mom, Sonia Perez, has noticed the difference in her daughter. She says, “When Xitlalitl first heard about this program she became curious and excited about meeting other girls and learning about their real-life difficulties. She uses compassionate listening skills at home and at school.

“Her confidence in public speaking and leadership has grown at an unexpected level. I am amazed to see how she honors her role as a Peace Ambassador. She truly believes that her participation in this program will bring positive change to other people's lives."