Volunteer Opportunities

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Database Team

The Database Team will be tasked with maintaining and analyzing membership data and ensuring the integrity and accuracy of database records. Members will preferably be tech savvy, detail oriented, and self motivated; extra credit for CRM or customer database management experience. 

 

Development Committee

Do you have experience in one or more aspects of fundraising, from grant-writing, membership appeals, and phone banking to major gifts? Consider joining our development committee! The committee will be developing a comprehensive annual fundraising plan to make it possible to realize TCM’s goals in mobilizing the nation to fight climate catastrophe. If you have existing development relationships and/or knowledge of grantmaking institutions seeking to fund environmental issues, even better! If you have at least five hours a week, comfort and facility with telecommuting, and a strong desire to work to stop the irreversible effects of climate change, come and join us!

 

Design Team

Are you inclined to design? Join our Design Team! Please either attach or link to your portfolio in your application.

 

Policy Team

Can you help us translate the broad vision of the Victory Plan into mobilization policies and legislation that can be implemented at the local, state, and federal level?

We need people with interest and expertise in the law, sustainable technology, engineering, policy research, or planning to help us quickly draft mobilization policies, plans, and legislation commensurate with the climate emergency. That means going beyond gradualism and carbon pricing fundamentalism and tackling all the sources of greenhouse gas emissions and environmental destruction at wartime speed.

In particular, we need people who are willing to plan a maximum-intensity mobilization effort and to transgress the conventional wisdom that dominates climate and environmental policy making. We need help researching existing policies and programs, and designing policies that fit the requirements of specific regions and localities. Understanding of the need to restore a safe climate and reverse ecological overshoot is necessary.

Mobilization policy team members spend between 10-20 hours per week or more helping us meet the growing demand across the country for climate mobilization NOW!

 

Project/Team Leaders

We're always on the lookout for talented and dedicated project managers and team leaders.

Requirements: Able to commit 20 hours+ a week, extremely reliable, experience leading teams (especially volunteer teams), technical competency (you don’t have to know all of the programs we use—Slack, Trello, Google Drive, Nationbuilder—but you need to be able to learn them quickly). Understands the scope of the climate crisis and committed to spreading climate truth and promoting WWII scale climate mobilization.

Responsibilities: After an initial training and onboarding period, you will be assigned a project to manage. You will need to make and execute a plan; keep track of deadlines, manage volunteers (though probably not on your first project), conduct research into some elements of the project; coordination with others; and problem solve. Strategic thinking will be necessary.

 

Social Media Team

We're looking for adept social media users who are able to craft on-message posts for TCM’s Facebook and Twitter accounts after some initial training, and are then willing to help maintain and develop a consistent daily posting schedule in coordination with other team members. Our tone is mature, direct, respectful, but blunt and honest. Wry humor can work well, but we avoid snark and sarcasm — we want to be emotionally intelligent while embracing the seriousness of the climate crisis we’re facing. It can be tough to write messages that inspire people to action, but we will make the effort through our words.

Applicants should be self-starting, savvy Facebook and/or Twitter users, ideally with some experience maintaining engaging social media accounts. They should be able to write succinctly and quickly, with clear grammar and spelling, and thoughtfully, in a consistent voice and tone. They should be familiar enough with TCM’s message and mission to frame any content with our talking points. Finally, team members will be able to commit to at least 5-10 hours a week (at consistent times, at least initially).

 

Social Media Swarm

Swarming the internet for climate truth... Billionaire climate deniers pay armies of trolls to flood the internet with misinformation. We’ll probably never have the resources to counter that, but we can create a volunteer "swarm" for climate truth, to spread and amplify our climate mobilization message online in the spaces that are most ripe for them (e.g. comment sections of popular news sites and blogs, receptive Facebook groups, Reddit boards, Daily Kos, etc). The point is NOT to spam or repetitively post copy-pasted content all over the place — it’s to spark and frame conversations in receptive spaces on our terms, and to seed our message in persuasive ways to people who may be ready to receive and then keep spreading it. We will regularly identify targets that we can swarm and “win” with our message, discuss what works and what doesn’t work, and compile materials to help others who want to join this effort most effectively engage users with our comments.

Ideally, applicants will be great at sparking online conversations and already active in some of the forums mentioned above, with a good understanding of, or willingness to quickly learn, their discussion norms. They'll be able to write succinctly and quickly with clear grammar and spelling, as well as respond quickly to comment when swarming targets are identified to the group. Bonus points for sparkling wit, inspiring prose, and ability to respectfully and eloquently disarm trolls and avoid escalating disagreements. Swarm members will commit to at least 5-10 hours a week to testing different engagement strategies.

 

Tech Support Team

The Tech Support Team is looking for very tech savvy individuals who enjoy finding solutions to obstacles that arise using online software applications and planning setups for smart team use of sass services. Ideal candidates have great communication skills, are patient and self motivated. They can commit to regularly scheduled calls and wouldn’t mind being on call for certain hours. Finally, they've probably used superuser.com and lmgtfy.com at some point or look forward to using them (but of course, they’d never use the latter when interacting with our team members!), and they innately understand this flowchart.

 

Victory Plan Team

We're looking for reliable, hard-working volunteers with a passion for writing and some familiarity with scientific, policy, and collaborative project experience. If you'd be thrilled to be part of the team articulating the details of what a climate mobilization can be, please apply for the Victory Plan team!  

 

If you'd rather organize locally, you might think about starting your own crisis reading group or local chapter!

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