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Hours of Operation


Open to public

Wednesday through Sunday,

 1 pm - 5 pm

Suggested Donation:  $8 per person

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Hours of Operation


Open to public

Wednesday through Sunday,

 1 pm - 5 pm

Suggested Donation:  $8 per person

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A Space to Make Peace

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”  

— Eleanor Roosevelt

People cannot be expected to end disputes peacefully if they have never learned nonviolent alternatives. Yet, few places exist for the sole purpose of teaching people—especially children—nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution.  A peace museum fills this void.

Founded in 2004, the Dayton International Peace Museum raises awareness of nonviolent strategies for achieving peace now and in the future. The Dayton International Peace Museum was founded by J. Frederick Arment, Ralph and Christine Dull, Steve Fryburg and Lisa Wolters.  It honors the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended war in Bosnia. Its mission is to inspire a local, national, and international culture of peace.

Located in downtown Dayton, the Museum is housed in the Isaac Pollack House, a three-story structure built in 1876 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Incorporated in Ohio in 2004, the Museum is a 501(3)C organization and relies on volunteers and private donors for its support. The Museum is a member of the International Network of Museums for Peace, which has members in 27 countries, including Germany, Iran, Japan, Kenya, and South Africa.

More About "A Space to Make Peace:"

Issac Pollack House, 1867, home of the Dayton International Peace Museum

Issac Pollack House, 1867, home of the Dayton International Peace Museum

 

TIPS Photos Slideshow


TIPS=Teens Inventing Peaceful Solutions. Any Miami Valley teen can join.

TIPS Photos Slideshow


TIPS=Teens Inventing Peaceful Solutions. Any Miami Valley teen can join.

TIPS Application


"One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, can change the world." --From a speech given to the UN Youth Assembly, just nine months after her attempted assassination.

TIPS Application


"One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, can change the world." --From a speech given to the UN Youth Assembly, just nine months after her attempted assassination.

Name *
Name
Address
Address
Phone
Phone

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Peace Hero Stories


Peace Hero Stories


Learn more about Dayton Peace Hero Sister Dorthy Stang and peace advocate Ted Studebaker in the documentary film, The Ted Studebaker Story and other Peace Heroes here and also featured in the Peace Heroes Room at the Dayton International Peace Museum.

Volunteers


Volunteers

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Volunteers


Volunteers

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Volunteer Leadership Team

Every Monday at 9 am a dedicated team of volunteer managers gathers in the Peace Station 208 to help guide the day-to-day operations of the Dayton International Peace Museum.  Their efforts are critical to the ongoing mission of the museum.

Peace Docent Program

The museum enlists a crew of volunteer Peace Docents who provide the primary staffing, Wednesday through Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm.  They are trained in offering guided tours of the Museum and in the art of listening to museum guests who wish to reflect on questions such as, "What does a more peaceful world look like for you?"

Volunteers Always Needed AND Appreciated!

The Museum is currently in need of specialized volunteers who can help in the areas of:

  • IT and webdesign;
  • Social media and marketing;
  • Research and writing;
  • Event Fundraising;
  • Data management;
  • Administration.

Please contact Michael Kalter, Interim Executive Director, if you are interested in volunteering.

Volunteer Info


"The death of the forest is the end of our life." Sister Dorthy Stang, advocate for the rainforests of the world

Volunteer Info


"The death of the forest is the end of our life." Sister Dorthy Stang, advocate for the rainforests of the world

Volunteers Application


Volunteers Application


GENERAL VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM-This form will be send directly to the museum.

Date
Date
Name *
Name
Address
Address
(Cell) Phone
(Cell) Phone
(Home) Phone
(Home) Phone
Availability *
Peace docent shifts are normally in 4.5 hour blocks beginning at 12:30 pm - 5 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Other volunteer opportunities on Monday and Tuesday can also be scheduled when the Museum is closed to the public. Please indicate your preference(s).
Describe your skill set and/or the type of volunteer experience you are seeking. (Also check "Skills and Experience" choices below.
Skills and Experience
Check all those that apply to you
Briefly describe previous volunteer experiences
Personal Reference #1 *
Personal Reference #1
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The Museum is made up of dozens of volunteers, all committed to the ideals of peace. The Peace Docent Application below can be downloaded, printed, and resent as a pdf, dropped off in person, or mailed to the museum. Thank you!

We are looking for Peace Docents to provide museum tours and help schedule groups.  We provide the training and a positive, peaceful and playful environment for a rich volunteer experience.

Each day that the Museum is open volunteers help staff the museum.  The Docent Team will set the tone of openhearted welcome, peace and safety and facilitate each visitor’s rich experience.

The position of Peace Docent requires that the volunteer have the ability to relate well with persons of all ages and to share the museum’s stories of nonviolent alternatives to violence and conflict. Each docent must have a commitment to building a culture of peace with justice. From their experience of the daily encounters at the museum, docents will bring valuable insights to all of the Dayton International Peace Museum’s working teams. We will also invite each docent to suggest and seek out possible team members and ask that they consider which groups they may invite to tour the museum.

Peace Docents will:

  • Work a regular schedule arranged with the Peace Docent Coordinator, using our Volgistics software to sign in and out as they work their shifts.
  • Arrive on time and stay until their shift is over, taking a 30-minute break for lunch, and other breaks as necessary and possible.
  • Fulfill training for the Docent program, including an initial training, ongoing conversations with the Museum Director and the Peace Docent Coordinator, and monthly meetings (lasting up to one-and-a-half hours) that will include ongoing training and a chance for docents to offer input.
  • Agree to and pass a background check that is intended to assure museum volunteers and visitors that we provide a safe environment for all, most especially for our children.
  • Take responsibility for seeking a substitute from among the trained docents if they must be absent from a shift.
  • Dress neatly in appropriate attire for a representative of the museum (no religious or political slogans please) and wear their identifying nametags.
  • Regularly familiarize themselves with museum contents and exhibits and make use of information and talking points that will be provided.
  • Participate in inviting groups to tour the museum.

Duties of each docent team will include:

  • Opening the museum.
  • Greeting and getting to know visitors.
  • Inviting visitors to sign in and to consider volunteering or contributing to the museum.
  • Giving tours and “talking story”.
  • Answering questions.
  • Listening deeply as visitors share bits of their own stories and ponder ideas raised by their museum experience.
  • Orienting children to the children’s room and assisting the parents with children’s engagement with the activities there while parents tour the museum.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Answering the phone.
  • Reminding volunteers who are in the museum to sign in and out using Volgistics.
  • Maintaining the neatness and cleanliness of the museum.
  • Restock supplies.
  • Generally being aware of what is working and what challenges or dilemmas arise
  • in the museum’s daily work for peace.

Dayton International Peace Museum, Phone: 937-227-3223

 

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Board of Directors


Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Board of Directors

 

The Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Khurshid Ahmad, CHAIR, Professor Emeritus, WSU Raj Soin Business School.

Kathy Rowell, VICE CHAIR, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Sinclair Community College, has served on several local nonprofit boards and is a strong advocate for peace leadership education.

Bob Hadley, TREASURER, Retired Attorney, Rotary Honoree.

Mary Walker, SECRETARY, Intervention Specialist, Jefferson Schools.

Christine DullAuthor, Museum Founder, Retired Teacher.

Ralph Dull, Author, Farmer, Museum and Green Energy Center Founder.

Bashir Ahmed,  Trustee, Islamic Council of Ohio, Former Volunteer Operations Directior, DIPM.

Lonnie Franks, Former Director of Engineering, NCR, Volunteer Program Director, Peace Heroes Walk Around the World.

Derrick L. Foward, M.C.E., President, Dayton Unit NAACP.

Thomas Girvin, University Professor, Filmmaker, Media Consultant.

Michael Kalter,  Served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunsia, Former President of the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA), Executive Business Coach.

Charlotte Paugh, Former Volunteer Coordinator at DIPM, Community Organizer, Chair of "Peace 240" Campaign to retire debt on Peace Museum building.

Robert Walker,  President, Dayton Board of Education; Retired Executive Director, Wesley Center.

 

The Board of Directors do not receive any compensation for their services attributed to the Dayton International Peace Museum.