The Coexistence Trust – Building Understanding

We were telling you earlier this week about Student Volunteering Week, which kicked off on the 21st February.  The fantastic iniative, enjoying it’s tenth year, raises awareness of the personal and professional benefits of volunteeting.

As you’d imagine, JVN is fully behind such efforts. With this in mind, we have been assisting the Coexistence Trust set up a two-month University Campus Tour. We’ve been busy finding volunteering opportunities for Jewish and Muslim students to participate in together, across and beyond the JVN network.

The Tour will focus on London universities this year, with the aim to spread to other parts of the country shortly. They’ll be visiting campuses from March 1- 10, followed by six weeks of volunteering activities that will promote mutual understanding between Jewish and Muslim students.


If you’re a student at University College London (UCL), Kings College, University of East London (UEL), Imperial College, City University or the London School of Economics (LSE), look out for more information on your notice boards!

Also, as part of the ongoing partnership between The Coexistence Trust and JVN, we are happy to announce that they have an exciting opportunity for an intern to join their team to support the Tour and other activities. For more details on how to apply, log on here for the details.


Categories: Volunteering Opportunities


Hi, I'm Mike, JVN's Youth Co-ordinator and blogger. I'll be blogging about all sorts of issues affecting the volunteering community, with a particular focus on how recent developments might affect the UK Jewish community's volunteers. I'm always interested to read the comments you make. If you have something you want to see in the JVN blog, e-mail me at and I'll be happy to talk. And if you're inspired by any of my blogs to volunteer, log on to and register to find your perfect volunteering opportunity.


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2 Comments on “The Coexistence Trust – Building Understanding”

  1. Undecover Volunteer
    March 3, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    Call me cynical, but how succesful are these programs? Additionally, how is success measured? Parties? Friendships? Marriages?

    I’m all for mutual understanding, respect etc etc, but to me, these types of organised programs sound too forced.

    But hey, I’m open minded…what has been acomplished so far? I’m happy to change my tune.

  2. Emily R
    March 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    I think these programs are great. We can learn so much from eachother. Too often our ignorance about each others cultures leads to agression.

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