Check the interactive map on the homepage to see if you live in a country which has a Country or Associate group. 

If there is a country group where you live contact them to find out how you can get involved in the group and what the procedures are for joining a PBI project. Many groups organise introductory trainings on the philosophy, mandate and principles and the work of PBI which will provide an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of PBI’s work in order to decide whether you would like to move on to joining a team or getting involved in PBI in any other way.

If you live in a place where there is no PBI country group, contact the office of the project you would like to join directly.

If you are considering joining a project please consult with the Project Office about visa restrictions and the 'Own Country Rule', which states that citizens of one country cannot volunteer in a PBI project in their own country for reasons of non-partisanship and security.


Minimum requirements for becoming a project volunteer – see Get involved for more comprehensive information

  • Fluency in the language of the country where the project is based.
  • Commitment to the principles and mandate of PBI
  • Willingness to undertake an intensive multi-day project training and additional long distance training
  • Ability to adapt to living and working in rapidly changing, stressful circumstances
  • Previous active involvement in a peace or human rights organisation
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Capacity to analyse complex political situations
  • Willing to make a commitment for a minimum of one year (or 18 months: Colombia Project)