Volunteer Position Title: State Outreach Volunteer (5)

  • 2-4 hours/week 
  • Unpaid
  • Start date: February 15, 2021  End date: To be mutually agreed upon — this opportunity can be short term (6 months) or long term.

Our Climate is recruiting 5 State Outreach Volunteers. This is an unpaid position perfect for someone looking to give their time and energy to support the youth climate movement. These volunteers will be supported by the Deputy Director with direct  training. This is the perfect opportunity for adult allies passionate about Our Climate’s work or youth who are excited to lean in to outreach and data management. Each volunteer will be assigned one of our 5 states and will assist the corresponding state program staff with executing the below responsibilities:

About Our Climate

Young people are overwhelmingly supportive of climate action and eager to work for an equitable transition to clean energy; over the past year, millions of young people across the world have taken to the streets to demand action from elected officials. Our Climate provides young leaders with the education, tools, and experience to advocate for concrete policy solutions to mitigate the climate crisis and protect our shared future.

Our Climate is committed to passing policies that will limit pollution and ensure a just transition to clean energy. Our Climate’s leadership development programs train youth leaders to become informed, confident, and capable advocates. Our curriculum comprehensively covers climate policy topics, challenging students to make connections between other movements for social and environmental justice, as well as training on how to engage the media, meet with decision-­‐makers, and organize their communities. By combining targeted climate advocacy with youth leadership development, we work to win concrete climate policies while empowering the next generation of leaders. 

Volunteer Position Description: 

1) Support implementation of Our Climate’s State Outreach Plans

  • Learn outreach skills such as email and cold calling potential contacts;
  • Identify faculty, administration, staff, and students at community colleges, university and colleges, trade schools, and HBCU’s to build relationships with;
  • Support securing and scheduling meetings for our youth and state program staff with potential faculty, administration, staff, and students.

2) Support State Program Staff in administrative tasks related to Our Climate’s Fellowship

  • Take attendance on youth leader Zoom meetings;
  • Track youth leaders progress in meeting required components in Fellows and communicate progress to Our Climate state program staff and youth leaders.

3) Ensure outreach data is collected and entered into data system

  • Support organizer in list building activities such as collecting outreach data such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, etc.;
  • Ensure data collected is entered into Our Climate’s data system Action Network;.

Volunteer Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a team player, results and impact oriented, and dedicated to our mission. They will resonate with our organizational culture values and be dedicated to advancing equity. Additionally, the candidate should demonstrate the following:

  • Experience using spreadsheets and access to a computer and reliable internet;
  • Open to learning new digital tools and technologies such as Action Network and Zoom Video Platform;
  • Belief in the power of grassroots organizing and empowering young people to become compelling advocates; 
  • An organized, collaborative, and proactive work style;
  • Ability to work in remote and flexible working environments; 
  • Demonstrated commitment to climate, environmental, racial, and social justice;
  • Strong communication skills and ability to take initiative. 

To Apply:

Please fill out and submit this Google Form to show your interest. Our Deputy Director will follow up with you within 1 week.

Volunteer supervisor contact information:

Cassidy Jones | Deputy Director |  cassidy@ourclimate.us | 503-369-8049 | Berkeley, CA 

Published On: January 28th, 2021 / Categories: Career /