Help Make a Difference
With the exception of one staff person, the North America region of URI, and nearly all of its Cooperation Circles, are lead by people who hold the strong conviction that our world cannot become the place we would have it be for ourselves and our children’s children unless we find a better way to live with one another. A way which transcends boundaries and borders, both real and imagined, that have kept us separated from one another for far too long. People who take to heart Mahatma Gandhi’s wise advice, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Perhaps people just like you.
If you find yourself saying “Yes!” to much of what you see on this website, we invite you to say “Yes” to that part of yourself that also wants to make a difference in the world. We invite you to become part of the Volunteer Corps of URI North America. When you do, you’ll find yourself growing into new a new relationship with your world – locally, regionally, even globally. Here are just some of the ways you can play a part – your part – in helping to build a world of growing peace. Peace both in relating with people of diverse faiths, religions, and indigenous traditions, and a peace built in collaboration with those people who you might otherwise never have a chance to meet.
Ways to Volunteer:
• Join a Cooperation Circle near you and say “Yes” when asked to help put on an event or program in your community.
• Volunteer for one of the special projects we need help with or join a Working Group.
• URI in North America happily accepts internship applications. Current openings can be viewed here. You are welcome to contact the Regional Coordinator if you are interested in developing a specialized program.
• Say “Yes” when asked by your CC if you’d like to be nominated to serve on the NA Leadership Council during the annual nomination cycle (August-September) .
Volunteering in URI just might expand your world and bring you satisfaction, growth, adventure… and peace…in the process.
For more information, contact Regional Coordinator, Sari Heidenreich at 415-762-2713.