EA role description
Please read this to get an idea of what we're looking for.
We believe that everyone can take action to help end the occupation and bring about a just peace for both Palestinians and Israelis. We need a movement of people who can take action for peace. Will you join us?
We have a rigorous selection process and recruit people well in advance of their service to give time for several months of preparation and training. We expect EAs to be flexible, hard-working, physically and emotionally robust, open to hearing from different perspectives, and able to represent the programme in a professional manner. To get an idea of what's involved, read a few field reports written by EAs over on our blog.
“It is an experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I hope I will become an advocate worthy of the many Palestinians and Israelis I met during my term."- Veronica, EA from the UK, 2015
EA recruitment for 2019 is now open. Perhaps you have the skills and experience we are looking for - you'll find out what the criteria for a good EA is in the documents below. Be sure to read the essential information document carefully before filling out the application form. We only accept online applications.
Please note that we recruit EAs for the Britain and Ireland part of EAPPI only. Advocacy is a key part of an EA's service and one of the selection criteria is that candidates must be able to demonstrate their 'involvement with church/ecumenical and/or peace networks in Britain or Ireland'. Applicants from other countries should apply to their own country programme via the EAPPI International website
For queries about the application process please email EAPPIrecruitment@quaker.org.uk.
Please read and share the eyewitness accounts EAs from Britain and Ireland have written on our Eyewitness blog. Can you also share with your friends and networks our EAPPI resources on issues such as education, access to worship and checkpoints?
You can also ask us for some EAPPI leaflets to share with your local church, school, workplace, or community.
EAs returning to their home communities are more than happy to share their stories by speaking to different audiences. If you would like to invite an EA to speak to your community group, please contact us at email@example.com.
Contact your elected representative to ask them to act. Pressure from constituents via emails, phone calls and meetings is one of the most important and effective ways we can help influence government policy. To highlight a particular issue, you can send them an Eyewitness blog post.
To be effective when writing or speaking to an elected representative:
Find your elected representatives here:
Discover ways you can support Israeli peace activists and groups by visiting their websites. For example:
"Ending the occupation is better for Israel. If you care deeply about Israel, you'll care about its soul, and its soul is being eaten away by the occupation."- Gila Svirsky, Israeli peace campaigner
Explore the situation first-hand by meeting people affected by the conflict and looking at aspects of life in Israel and occupied Palestine. Tours are run by a number of different groups including those listed below: