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JOIN OUR TEAM: Volunteers Wanted!

The Organisation

The Climate Council is an independent, non-profit organisation that aims to provide clear and accurate information to the community about climate change.

The Council launched after the Climate Commission was dissolved in September 2013 and this was made possible thanks to an outpouring of support from the community who were concerned about the loss of this authoritative, independent voice on climate science. This unprecedented groundswell of support saw a crowd-funding campaign generate more than a million dollars in just over a week. We like to call it ‘people powered science.’

The Climate Council is a world leader in effective climate change communication. We translate complex science so that ordinary people and policy makers can make informed decisions related to climate change. This exciting organisation will continue to be in the public eye as it grows, giving those involved an unrivalled opportunity to contribute to the public discourse on climate change. And to see out 2017 with a bang and ramp up for 2018, we’re looking for several key volunteers to contribute to this exciting challenge.

The Rewards

The Climate Council has a large and passionate community that we engage with, which will give you the opportunity to develop your community management skills. You’ll also get experience in creating world class online content, whilst working amongst Australia’s leading climate change communicators, at Australia’s fastest growing climate change NGO.

To Apply

To apply, email [email protected] Please include your CV and in the body of the email let us know which role you're applying for, what skills you'll bring to the Climate Council and why you want to volunteer with us.


The Roles

Operations Volunteers - Location: Sydney

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will work with the Operations team to help support the essential processes and policies that enable the Climate Council to function. The position would be for one day per week.

Key components of the role include:

  • Event planning
  • Supporter engagement such as emails and phone calls
  • Internal policy research and development
  • Processing donations
  • Ad hoc administrative support as required

About you

  • You’ll have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • You’ll be interested in climate change impacts and solutions, and
  • You’ll have a key eye for detail and won’t shy away from the nitty gritty of a problem.

Additionally, you will have:

1.Strong communications skills:

  • The ability to communicate confidently and clearly with our supporters and stakeholders.
  • The ability to translate complex policy into relevant organisational practice.

2. Strong planning and management skills:

  • The ability to manage competing tasks.

3. Exemplify personal drive and integrity:

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a high performing team.

Cities Power Partnership Volunteers - Location: Sydney

Reporting to the Strategic Projects Manager, you will work with the Strategic Projects team to help support the Cities Power Partnership with research and logistics. The role would be for one day a week.

Key Components of the Role:

  • Research: Using primary and secondary research skills to gather a variety of information, including information on city level energy and sustainability policies
  • Contribute to building essential databases and collating survey and interview responses
  • Logistics Support: Assisting with logistical tasks to contribute to event planning and organising
  • Communications: help with fact-checking digital content, speeches, web articles.

About You:

  • Research experience, particularly with conducting detailed secondary research that involves sourcing facts from a range of sources and inputting them into a database.
  • Experience talking to a range of stakeholders over the phone to help fact check information.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to mutli-task and meet deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills, including some experience with excel

Social Media Volunteers - Location: Melbourne

Reporting to the Digital Communications Manager, you will work with the Community team to help support with social media communications. The role would be for one day a week, preferably Monday or Tuesday.

About You:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in fact checking information
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

Research Volunteers - Location: Melbourne

Reporting to the Energy and Climate Solutions Analyst, you will work with the research team to help support the energy research team with the technical understanding of energy. The position would be for one - two days per week.

About you

  • Technical understanding of energy and climate change
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Studying and/or practical experience in environmental engineering, energy science, or in an energy related field
  • Understand both renewable energy and fossil fuel energy and electricity concepts - different technologies - key terms and government bodies.
  • The economics of power generation and the Australian and international policy/political context
  • Ability to source and understand technical, industry and research reports and papers from a range of reputable sources, then translate and summarise these into accessible language for the general public.

Media Volunteers - Location: Melbourne

Reporting to Media Advisor, you will work with the media team to help support projects with research and databases. The role would be 1 - 3 days a week.

Key Components of the Role:

  • Research: Using primary and secondary research skills to gather a variety of information
  • Contribute to building essential databases.
  • Logistics Support: Assisting with logistical tasks to contribute to media projects.
  • Communications: help with fact-checking content.

About You:

  • Research experience, particularly with conducting detailed secondary research that involves sourcing facts from a range of sources and inputting them into a database.
  • Experience talking to a range of stakeholders over the phone to help fact check information.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills, including some experience with excel

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