Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm


Leadership & Service Opportunities

Want to be a Counselor, Youth Leader, or gain valuable leadership training?

Whether you’re looking for a paying summer job, teaching experience, volunteer opportunities, leadership, etc., Peacebuilders Camp is the place for you develop this experience under a human rights framework. Learn more about our programs for youths and adults below

Apply to be a Counselor

But not right now! Check back with us in January 2021!

Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm isn’t your average summer camp, and we don’t want average camp counselors!

Our seasonal staff is made up of adults experienced in working with youth who are passionate about peace and social justice issues. Counselors must be flexible, high energy, and ready for some long days in the hot Georgia sun.

This year, employment as a counselor also includes a week of social justice Leadership Training.

If you are interested in working at Peacebuilders Camp, please first review the job description below to be sure you’re a good fit for the position.

We only hire three counselors each summer, so be sure to send in your application right away. If you have any question, please contact us.

Teen Leadership

Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm is excited to offer two teenagers a leadership opportunity through our counselor-in-training (CIT) program. This program is open to teens who are at least 17 years old. Volunteering as a CIT at Peacebuilders Camp is a great way for youth who have some experience with kids and an interest in social justice to get some real experience working in those areas. CITs are usually in transition from high school to their next steps, and we hope the CIT program is a transformational experience that influences their lifestyle, education, and career choices for years to come.

We are looking for mature, responsible, high energy applicants for the program. CITs are not in the background at Peacebuilders Camp. They’re right in the thick of things, and we need leaders who are ready for the challenge. We welcome camp alumni to apply as CITs, but experience at camp is not required.

This year, employment as a counselor also includes a week of social justice Leadership Training and automatic acceptance into the Camp Session 3 PeaceJam Group.

If you are interested in serving as a CIT at Peacebuilders Camp, please first review the job description below to be sure you’re a good fit for the position.

Note: For applicants who have never made a resume before, we encourage you to do a little research and do your best to create your first. Feel free to contact with any questions.


Leadership Training Week

This summer, counselors and CITs have a special opportunity for personal and professional development as part of their summer employment. Between Sessions One and Two of camp, the week of July 4 will be devoted to social justice leadership training for our staff, led by Peacebuilders Camp directors Quayneshia Smith and Marilyn McGinnis. Our goal is to provide a space where our staff can deepen their understanding of and activism for peace, social justice, and human rights. With coaching and instruction, staff will also prepare to lead educational programming during Session Three.

What can you expect during this special Leadership Training week?

  • Plenty of time to connect with fellow staff members and relax and recharge between camp sessions.
  • Opportunities to learn from guest facilitators about human rights issues, identity and activism, personal storytelling, etc.
  • In-depth discussions about the human rights programming at Peacebuilders Camp.
  • Coaching and instruction on how to lead Peacebuilders Camp programming. Each staff member will be able to choose programs to lead in the following weeks of camp and will receive one-on-one direction and practice time with Marilyn on how to effectively teach middle schoolers.
  • Opportunities for community service and social justice action in southwest Georgia.
  • Opportunities to deepen the activism you are already involved in – and connections and collaboration with other activists around issues you are passionate about.

We hope that this week of Leadership Training will equip our staff members to be even more amazing mentors for campers and allow them to expand on their experience at Peacebuilders Camp to make a difference back in their home communities