ABOUT CLIMATE FOR CHANGE
Climate for Change (C4C) is a grassroots volunteer-powered non-profit on a mission to create the social climate for effective action on climate change in Australia.
What does that mean? Our vision is for an Australia in which climate action is a top priority. Community, business and government unite to make the courageous and urgent changes needed to return us to a safe climate.
Social research tells us that having lots of quality conversations about climate change is one of the most effective things we can do to stop it. Climate for Change volunteer facilitators are key to making such conversations happen at a scale large enough to really shift the social climate on climate change in Australia.
We are the only organisation in Australia specifically focused on helping people to have better discussions with their peers on climate change – something that is now being recognised by experts as key to building public support for action on climate change.
C4C is seeking passionate volunteers to facilitate Climate Conversations. We are especially interested in reaching people in the western suburbs of Brisbane.
In this role you will use your passion for the environment and love of working with people to drive a groundswell of community action onclimate change.
You will work with volunteer hosts who will invite 8 - 12 friends and family to attend a Climate Conversation in their home or online through Zoom. At these events, you will lead a discussion about climate change and the urgent need for action to inspire participants to commit to taking effective action in their own communities.
We know that many of the best facilitators are not climate experts but people who are good at listening and passionate about making a difference.
“We were very carefully trained, so if you feel like you don’t know enough about climate change, don’t let that hold you back. Climate for Change will provide you with everything you need to know. The Conversation model is well thought out and I know that my time as a volunteer facilitator is being spent wisely.” – Nicole R, facilitator from Melbourne
Climate for Change offers a learning experience that includes engaging with written, pre-recorded materials and digital learning materials, as well as live virtual webinars, mentoring and workshops.
The best part - you can get started right now!
Our Facilitator Learning journey includes four programs that inspire you to create social change through conversation, and build support for climate action in the community. We empower you support and motivate others to take effective climate action, and talk confidently about climate change with those around you. Throughout your entire volunteering journey we support your personal growth experience and encourage leadership opportunities within the climate community.
The role requires a commitment of;
At least 3-4 hours per fortnight for the first 2 to 3 months. The training includes an online component that can be completed in your own time, and a live training session via Zoom. (We’ll provide you a selection of training dates for the live session once you apply) You will also be paired with a mentor as you get started.
Passionate about tackling climate change and environmental sustainability Enjoy working with, supporting and empowering people Able to foster a welcoming and positive atmosphere Responsible, reliable and organised Confident with leading a group discussion independently
Imparting the urgency and scale of climate change to the friends and family of each host Inspiring attendees to commit to taking action on climate change Recruiting attendees to join as hosts and facilitators Inviting attendees to support our work through a donation Administration and record keeping of your Conversations Maintaining a host database and your own activity spreadsheet Evaluating Conversations and providing feedback for improvement Attending monthly Ongoing Facilitator Training
All Climate for Change volunteers are required to sign the Climate for Change Volunteer Agreement. This includes a commitment not to give financial advice and to remain non-partisan when representing Climate for Change. The Volunteer Agreement can be viewed here.