Join a STAND Canada Chapter to End Genocide!

About STAND Canada

STAND Canada is a national advocacy organization with chapters across the country that advocates to make preventing and ending genocide a cornerstone of Canadian domestic and foreign policy. We are dedicated to providing Canadians with the educational and advocacy tools that they need to take action toward a world without genocide.

Since its founding in 2005 in response to the crisis in Darfur, Sudan, STAND has become the leading organization in Canada for youth-led anti-genocide advocacy. With university chapters across Canada, our volunteers are driven by our joint vision and passion for human rights, political advocacy, genocide education, and the social responsibility of Canadians. STAND Canada currently has four focus regions: Darfur/Sudan, Iraq/Syria, South Sudan, and Myanmar.

As a volunteer for STAND, you will get to work on the following projects and campaigns in 2019:

  • Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide - Educational Campaign
  • 2019 Federal Election Campaign
  • Spring Conference - for strategic planning purposes
  • Website redevelopment
  • Ongoing projects and work on anti-genocide, Canadian foreign policy, and non-partisan politics

We ask for a commitment of at least a year, particularly for our senior roles. If you are unsure of your schedule for the next year, we still encourage you to apply as we are happy to discuss your time commitment to STAND.

We are looking for passionate and committed students to join a new chapter on their university campus so we can work toward a world without genocide.

What Our Chapters Do

Chapters are the backbone of our organization. Chapter executives can take the following roles:

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Outreach Coordinator / VP External
  • Events Coordinator
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Other roles as the campus requires

STAND Canada Chapter Executives will:

  • Help lead your team to raise awareness on campus for genocide and foster dialogue on campus around genocide and conflicts in our focus regions;
  • Participate in (and even organize!) advocacy events and campaigns with STAND Canada;
  • Recruit new members at your university and create an inclusive team environment of youth who share our vision of a world without genocide.

All of this is supported by STAND Canada. We commit to providing our chapters with

  • A thoughtful vision for the year, including our National campaign calendar;
  • Credibility through official STAND Canada accounts and materials;
  • Resources to run National campaigns on your campus;
  • Professional development opportunities in the non-profit world;
  • Day-to-day support in club registration, recruitment, event planning, elections, and transitions throughout the year.

STAND chapter members are also members of STAND Canada and are eligible to volunteer on the national level with our advocacy team (including our Ottawa-based advocacy team, depending on location and resources), our policy writing team, and our blog writing team.

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week

Connect with a team of young adults who share an interest in human rights and politics. We are a non-partisan organization and the majority of our volunteers are senior university students or millennials in the workforce.

Are you our next Chapter Executive? To apply, please fill out the application form. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received.

If you are interested, please try to contact us before July 31, 2018 to enable adequate training and set up time at your campus.

Contact the Chapters & Engagement Team at STAND Canada with any questions at

STAND Canada is a leading organization for youth-led political advocacy. We were created by and for youth, providing real opportunities for you to pursue your passion for human rights advocacy and learn along the way in a supportive, friendly environment.

Our work environment appeals to responsible, reliable, and self-motivated team-players, capable of working in a virtual team environment on their own time, meeting deadlines, and answering emails within 48 hours. Our work is completed through our online project management software and Google Suite with meetings conducted through video conference calls. As such, you can volunteer from anywhere with a good internet connection. To be a campus executive, you are required to be a current student at your university and be able to be physically present.

If you know people who are looking for volunteering opportunities in a flexible, forward-thinking environment with the skills, experience, and interests we’re looking for, please share this posting with them.