Volunteer Callout: Event volunteers needed for Ignite Change 2023 Global Convention!!

We’re looking for volunteers to help out with the conference from December 1 to 10.  Most of the work will be online, but there are some opportunities in Edmonton for evening events.

The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (JHC) and trusted partners will host the Ignite Change 2023 Global Convention December 1- 10, 2023. 

We are looking for volunteer support for the largest celebration for the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights! 



From December 1-10, 2023, the Convention will host a series of online events to bring together civil society, academics and decision makers in dialogue, learning and action on human rights. This ten day campaign will profile and facilitate public discourse on the principles and values instilled within the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


If you are interested in an incredible opportunity to be part of and attend a human rights convention that will have global viewing and impact, we want to hear from you!

To view convention volunteer schedules and sign up for shifts, visit: https://signup.com/go/kKmMKqS  or scan the QR code above! 

What do volunteers need to know about this role?

As Event Volunteers for this important Convention, you will have an important role:

  • Event Volunteers will be helping mostly with online facilitation support and technical support to help folks navigate our online event platform, Hopin.
  • The majority of volunteer shifts will be ONLINE participation, so you must be comfortable with technology and online spaces. Note-taking will be another significant task so you must be comfortable with this as well.
  • Shifts range from 2-4 hours, you are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts/days.
  • There is some documentation and evaluation needs for the convention. Volunteers can indicate if they would like to support with evaluation and/or documentation.

As the world faces an array of complex challenges, JHC is honoured to host this Global Convention of passionate individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement of human rights. Ignite Change 2023 reaffirms our commitment to building a world where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.  Our hope is that attendees will walk away with a strengthened commitment, confidence and capacity for a movement of action towards the advancement of dignity, justice, peace, and freedom.


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