About the Role
This is an opportunity for someone with passion, commitment and drive to make a big difference to the way Australia responds to climate change.
Facilitators are our agents of change. As a facilitator you will be part of a team that together will inspire hundreds of people in local communities to stand up on climate change and move society and our leaders to action.
About Climate for Change
Climate for Change is a fast-growing start-up not-for-profit, and this year we have expanded to Queensland. Three years old, we are gaining the attention and respect of others in our sector for our innovative approach to engaging new audiences with climate change. Climate for Change has a small team of core staff, driven by a large and growing team of volunteers. We are a dynamic, collaborative organisation that works with purpose and compassion.
Our mission is to create the social climate in Australia for effective action on climate change. To do this we use a ‘Tupperware party’ style model of small gatherings in people’s homes, each of which generates at least one more. This is a unique model within the climate movement that allows both deep engagement and exponential growth.
We know our leaders, political and otherwise, will not do what is needed to tackle climate change without a critical mass of Australians demanding such action. We know the majority of Australians do support action on climate change, but this support is passive and easily displaced by issues that people feel closer to, less confused about and more able to act on.
As an organisation we aim to bring climate change to the forefront of public concern by: reaching out to people who are sympathetic to action, but not yet engaged with or active on the issue; then inspiring and supporting them to take effective action and to have meaningful conversations with their friends and family about climate change.
Further information is available at our website: www.climateforchange.org.au.
This is an exciting role for you to use your love of working with people to empower the community, and to drive a groundswell of community action on climate change.
You will work with volunteer hosts who will invite 8 – 12 friends and family to attend a Climate Conversation in their home. At these events, you will present to them about climate change, the urgency for action and guide a discussion that leads to a commitment to take more effective action.
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
- Imparting the urgency and scale of climate change to the friends and family of each host
- Inspiring attendees to commit to taking effective 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 (in Brisbane)
Key Selection Criteria
- Passion for mitigating climate change
- Positive attitude, responsible and reliable
- Able to foster a welcoming and positive atmosphere
- Enjoy working with, supporting and empowering people
- Confident with leading a group discussion independently
- Engaging communication skills
- Administration and organisation skills
All Climate for Change volunteers are required to sign the Climate for Change Volunteer Agreement, setting out our volunteers’ rights and responsibilities. This can be viewed here.
This role requires eight hours of mandatory face-to-face training (held in Brisbane), plus attendance at a Climate for Change Conversation and some preparation prior to attendance. Details are in the application form.
Climate for Change facilitators must be at least 18 years of age.
To apply, please visit our website www.climateforchange.org.au/apply to complete the application form, then sign up and register for training dates (link will be in the application confirmation email).
Although applications are open until September 13th, they will be accepted on a rolling basis, so please submit an application as soon as possible.
Enquiries are to be sent to Zey Basarin, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Climate Conversation Facilitator (Voluntary) enquiry via ProBono Australia.
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