Becoming a CPTer

Are you interested in serving with CPT?  Teams of trained Peacemaker Corps members build partnerships to transform violence and oppression in situations of lethal conflict around the world. 

Read more about Peacemaker Corps membership.

CPT is a Christian-identified organization with multi-faith and spiritually diverse membership.  We seek individuals who are capable, responsible and rooted in faith/spirituality to work for peace as members of violence-reduction teams trained in disciplined nonviolence. We are committed to building a Peacemaker Corps that reflects diversity in ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender identity, language, national origin, race and sexual orientation.

Steps to becoming a member of CPT's peacemaker corps:

  1. DELEGATION: Participate in a short-term CPT Delegation as a prerequisite to joining the Peacemaker Corps.  In-depth orientation is provided for Delegation participants, however no special training is required.  Some Internship opportunities are also available to fill the prerequisite for Peacemaker Corps membership.  Applicants for the Peacemaker Corps who complete a CPT Delegation or Internship at least three months prior to the date of the required training program (see step #3), will be eligible for that training. 
  2. APPLICATION: Peacemaker Corps Application are accepted year round.  Completed applications received by the deadline established for each training (see step #3) will be considered for that training.  The application process may include an interview, reference check and additional activities.
  3. TRAINING: Upon completion of prerequisites and the application process, candidates may be invited to participate in CPT's intensive month-long training program.  Training is a continuation of the selection process which culminates in the candidate’s mutual discernment with CPT staff regarding membership in the Peacemaker Corps. Trained Peacemaker Corps members are eligible to apply for open positions on CPT teams. Find details about training here.

For more information about joining CPT’s Peacemaker Corps, contact our Personnel Coordinator.