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Volunteer Opportunities

We’re looking for amazing people who can dedicate regular weekly hours to this work, and can work flexibly on both big projects and smaller, less glamorous tasks. If you are reliable, pro-active, talented and play well with others, we need you!
Remote Work Opportunities for

High-Priority Roles!

See below for a listing of current high-priority roles. If you have another role in mind, please feel free to send an email to enlist@climatemobilization.org with interest and/or questions. 

Note: These are remote, online volunteer opportunities supporting The Climate Mobilization’s national work. To start or join a local Climate Emergency campaign in your area, please visit our Climate Emergency campaign page.

Description

Graphic designers will be “on call” to take on projects as needed, creating graphics for website, social media and organizational materials.

Responsibilities
  • Create engaging, effective graphics to help spread our message.

  • Help TCM ignite the public imagination for Climate Mobilization through compelling, visual story telling.
Qualifications
  • Excellent communication skills

  • Knowledge of software and processes required to create graphic content (ex. InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)

  • Available and flexible for 2 day turn-around on projects
    Open to feedback and creating multiple drafts

  • Familiar with making graphics for social media and websites

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position please fill out our volunteer application. You can get in touch with us with any questions at enlist@climatemobilization.org

Please send any sample work you may have.

Description

Time Commitment: 6-10 hours a week

In more than 90 cities around the U.S., people are pushing their local governments to respond to the Climate Emergency. Organizing Team Leaders support these organizers who’ve signed up to do one specific Climate Emergency organizing activity — like distributing lawn signs, holding a house party, or doing outreach for the next Climate Strike.

Responsibilities
  • Support with training design and materials development

  • Identify and conduct outreach to partner organizations

  • Identify new materials development needs

  • Provide input on overall program development and strategy as part of twice weekly team calls

  • Depending on skills and experience, volunteers in this role may provide coaching support to local organizers and partner organizations, and/or help facilitate monthly calls for local organizers

Qualifications
  • Past volunteer or professional experience participating in a community, labor, grassroots or climate organization or campaign
  • Excellent people skills
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How to apply

If you are interested in learning more about this position, email enlist@climatemobilization.org. If you’d like to apply, please fill out our application form and someone will be in touch with you

Description
Time Commitment: Minimum 1.5 hours per week

Thousands of people in more than 90 cities around the U.S. and Canada are pushing their local governments to take action in response to the Climate Emergency. As a Climate Organizing Coach, you will work with Climate Mobilization Project to help people who are organizing in their cities access support, resources and training.

Coaches help individuals and groups identify the first steps for their campaign, learn organizing principles and practices, access trainings and materials, and identify and reach out to potential partner organizations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting local organizers in following the steps outlined in the Climate Emergency Campaign guide
  • Providing coaching support to local organizers and partner organizations
  • Responding promptly to questions from local organizers
  • Potentially, helping facilitate training calls for organizers 
  • Participating in a 45 minute long coaches meeting that takes place twice a month (this is included in the 1.5 hours a week minimum commitment)
Qualifications
    • Past experience (volunteer or paid) participating in a community, labor, grassroots or climate organization or campaign
    • Excellent people skills
How to apply

If you are interested in learning more about this position, email enlist@climatemobilization.org. If you’d like to apply, please fill out our application form and someone will be in touch with you.

Description

Time Commitment: Minimum 2 hours per week

In more than 100 cities around the U.S., people are pushing their local governments to respond to the Climate Emergency. Phone team members support these people in connecting with meaningful action steps they can take and accessing resources and training on community organizing. They accomplish this goal by doing email and phone outreach to individuals and groups who have recently signed up for orientation calls or downloaded the organizer toolkit.

As a volunteer phone team member, you’ll get the opportunity to meet Climate Emergency organizers around the U.S., build deep relationships with them, and connect them to a community of people who are making a difference.

Qualifications

Excellent people skills

How to apply

If you are interested in learning more about this position, email enlist@climatemobilization.org. If you’d like to apply, please fill out our application form and someone will be in touch with you.

Description

In more than 100 cities around the U.S., people are pushing their local governments to respond to the Climate Emergency. Team Leaders support individuals who’ve signed up to do one specific Climate Emergency organizing activity — like holding an online get together, planning an action to get members of Congress to recognize the emergency, or organizing a short training for people in their community. 

As a volunteer Team Leader, you’ll get the opportunity to meet Climate Emergency organizers around the U.S., build deep relationships with them, and connect them to a community of people who are making a difference.

Qualifications
  • Past volunteer or professional experience participating in a community, labor, grassroots or climate organization or campaign
  • Excellent people skills
How to apply

If you are interested in learning more about this position, email enlist@climatemobilization.org. If you’d like to apply, please fill out our application form and someone will be in touch with you.

Description

Time Commitment: 6 hours per week

The Video Development Volunteer will support the creation of videos that engage new individuals and organizations in the Climate Emergency campaign, provide compelling material for trainings, and make The Climate Emergency organizing model accessible to organizers who prefer to learn from videos.

Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the Climate Emergency team to generate ideas for short (1-5 minute) video projects

  • Guide video production process from concept, to script / proposal, through production and project management

  • Create draft and final edits of videos using footage shot by you and/or others

Qualifications
  • Personal, volunteer or professional video editing, creation or production experience (This includes creating videos on a cell phone for fun)

  • Ideally, volunteers will have the ability to edit video using their personal computer or tablet

How to apply

If you are interested in learning more about this position, email enlist@climatemobilization.org. If you’d like to apply, please fill out our application form and someone will be in touch with you.

Description

Time Commitment: 5 hours a week
Up to 2 volunteers needed

The Climate Mobilization (TCM) is recruiting a skilled content creator with graphic design experience to translate our ongoing work into graphics, memes, and popular content that can be promoted on our social media channels.

  • Works with social media team and TCM staff to conceptualize and develop graphics, infographics, and popular content

  • Prioritize workload and work within budgetary and timing constraints

  • Translates data, policy, science, and TCM’s core work into graphics or infographics

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with graphic design for nonprofit social media

  • Experience with photo editing and graphic design programs (Photoshop, Visage.co, Canva, Illustrator, etc.)

  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, and the web

  • Experience working with brand and messaging guidelines to develop content

  • Team player, dependable, and able to meet deadlines

How to apply

If you are interested in learning more about this position, email enlist@climatemobilization.org. If you’d like to apply, please fill out our application form and someone will be in touch with you. After filling out the application, please include your graphic design portfolio or examples of your work in an email to enlist@climatemobilization.org

Graphic Designer

DESCRIPTION

Graphic designers will be “on call” to take on projects as needed, creating graphics for website, social media and organizational materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Create engaging, effective graphics to help spread our message, making our content more accessible and increasing our likes and clicks.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Knowledge of software and processes required to create graphic content (ex. InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)

  • Available and flexible for 1-2 day turn-around on projects
    Open to feedback and creating multiple drafts

  • Familiar with making graphics for social media and websites

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position please fill out our volunteer application. You can get in touch with us with any questions at enlist@climatemobilization.org

Please send any sample work you may have.

Digital Outreach Coordinator

DESCRIPTION

The Digital Outreach Coordinator will assist the Organizing director to maximize the impact of the Climate Emergency campaign through email and phone outreach, and organizing call assistance and follow up.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with correspondence and follow up with supporters and new organizers

  • Place phone calls to supporters to encourage and increase numbers of visits to elected representatives and other calls to action

  • Serve as call tech for video organizing calls

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Some comfort with technology

  • Comfort with phone call outreach to supporters

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position please fill out our volunteer application. You can get in touch with us with any questions at enlist@climatemobilization.org

 Climate Emergency Administrator

DESCRIPTION

The Climate Emergency Administrator will assist in managing correspondence, distributing information and educational materials, and assisting new organizers and affiliated groups in developing a Climate Mobilization chapter or coalition.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Climate Emergency team with administrative duties

  • Hold 1 on 1 relationship building meetings with prospective organizers

  • Onboard prospective organizers, ensuring they have a strong understanding of The Climate Mobilization’s story, strategy, structure and platform

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Motivated, energetic self-starter with an engaging personality

  • Preferred but not required: Past human services or nonprofit experience, and/or organizing experience in a volunteer-run grassroots organization or political campaign

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position please fill out our volunteer application. You can get in touch with us with any questions at enlist@climatemobilization.org

Organizing Materials Developer

DESCRIPTION

Time commitment: 3+ hours a week

Organizing Materials Development volunteers play a key role in The Climate Mobilization’s Climate Emergency campaign by creating training and campaign materials for local organizers and partner organizations to use.

Responsibilities:

  • Create drafts of activities, flyers, handouts, trainings and/or videos for local organizers to use

  • Revise and edit materials in accordance with feedback from staff, materials reviewers and local organizers who are piloting activities and materials

  • Provide input on overall program development as part of twice weekly team calls

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing skills

  • Ability to respond to and incorporate feedback

  • We prefer volunteers who have at least one of the following experiences:

    • Experience participating in community, labor, grassroots or climate organizations or campaigns

    • Formal or informal experience as an educator or youth worker working with children, young adults or adults

    • Experience facilitating, leading or designing trainings (on any subject matter)

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position please fill out our volunteer application. You can get in touch with us with any questions at enlist@climatemobilization.org

Book-Launch Publicist

The Climate Mobilization is looking for a volunteer to aid one of our founders, Margaret Klein Salamon, in the release of a new book. This will require about 10 hours a week of work that can be done remotely.

The ideal candidate is passionate about canceling the climate apocalypse, obsessed with how social change works, interested in a bird-eye view of the publishing process, a skilled writer and lightning-quick on email and other responses.

The responsibilities of this role will grow as the project expands but will likely include the following:

  • Help execute a detailed marketing and social media plan.

  • Grow an email newsletter list, create posts and maintain social media accounts.

  • Research and reach out to media contacts and influencers for book promotion.

  • Write Copy, help to plan webinars, produce and edit video.

  • Project management and event planning.

All is required is a willingness to learn.

If you’re interested, please read this short description of the book, and fill out our application form. Feel free to write us with any questions at enlist@climatemobilization.org.

 Tech Support

DESCRIPTION

The Climate Mobilization runs on technology. We need dedicated, knowledgeable, tech savvy volunteers to help keep our systems running properly to get our work done.

Responsibilities

  • Train new staff and volunteers to use necessary technology.

  • Respond to requests for tech solutions.

  • Assist with website maintenance and updating.

  • Learn the systems we rely on so you can assist staff with problems that arise.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Skilled and knowledgeable with remote office software and database work.

  • Clear communicator—able to train staff patiently on new systems.

  • Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.

  • Available to be “on call” for tech requests during some part of the week.

  • Commitment to TCM’s message of truth, urgency and inclusiveness.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in learning more about this position, email enlist@climatemobilization.org. If you’d like to apply, please fill out our application form and someone will be in touch with you.

Organizer

DESCRIPTION

Time Commitment: 6-10 hours a week

Organizers support The Climate Mobilization in ongoing development of the Climate Emergency campaign strategy, organizing model, trainings and materials, and identifying and collaborating with partner organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Support with training design and materials development

  • Identify and conduct outreach to partner organizations

  • Identify new materials development needs

  • Provide input on overall program development and strategy as part of twice weekly team calls

  • Depending on skills and experience, volunteers in this role may provide coaching support to local organizers and partner organizations, and/or help facilitate monthly calls for local organizers

Qualifications:

  • Past volunteer or professional experience participating in a community, labor, grassroots or climate organization or campaign

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in learning more about this position, email enlist@climatemobilization.org. If you’d like to apply, please fill out our application form and someone will be in touch with you.

Video Developer

DESCRIPTION

Time Commitment: 6 hours per week

The Video Development Volunteer will support the creation of videos that engage new individuals and organizations in the Climate Emergency campaign, provide compelling material for trainings, and make The Climate Emergency organizing model accessible to organizers who prefer to learn from videos.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Climate Emergency team to generate ideas for short (1-5 minute) video projects

  • Guide video production process from concept, to script / proposal, through production and project management

  • Create draft and final edits of videos using footage shot by you and/or others

Qualifications:

  • Personal, volunteer or professional video editing, creation or production experience (This includes creating videos on a cell phone for fun)

  • Ideally, volunteers will have the ability to edit video using their personal computer or tablet

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in learning more about this position, email enlist@climatemobilization.org. If you’d like to apply, please fill out our application form and someone will be in touch with you.

Social Media Curator

DESCRIPTION

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours a week
Up to 2 volunteers needed

  • Curate, write, and develop content for The Climate Mobilization’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

  • Monitor related news, blogs, research, etc. and determine what to share on social media feeds

  • Draft social media posts and co-manage social media calendars

  • Follow-up with TCM staff about ongoing work we could highlight on social media

  • Manage requests for sharing partner materials

  • Comment and like relevant posts, respond to messages on social media platforms

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience writing, editing, and proofreading social media copy

  • Experience using multiple social media platforms in an administrator role

  • Experience curating social media content for a nonprofit or business; experience managing a social media content calendar

  • Team player

  • Experience in making graphics, social media analytics, and/or science communication is a definite plus!

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in learning more about this position, email enlist@climatemobilization.org. If you’d like to apply, please fill out our application form and someone will be in touch with you..

Social Media Content Creator/Graphic Designer

DESCRIPTION

Time Commitment: 5 hours a week
Up to 2 volunteers needed

The Climate Mobilization (TCM) is recruiting a skilled content creator with graphic design experience to translate our ongoing work into graphics, memes, and popular content that can be promoted on our social media channels.

  • Works with social media team and TCM staff to conceptualize and develop graphics, infographics, and popular content

  • Prioritize workload and work within budgetary and timing constraints

  • Translates data, policy, science, and TCM’s core work into graphics or infographics

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with graphic design for nonprofit social media

  • Experience with photo editing and graphic design programs (Photoshop, Visage.co, Canva, Illustrator, etc.)

  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, and the web

  • Experience working with brand and messaging guidelines to develop content

  • Team player, dependable, and able to meet deadlines

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in learning more about this position, email enlist@climatemobilization.org. If you’d like to apply, please fill out our application form and someone will be in touch with you. After filling out the application, please include your graphic design portfolio or examples of your work in an email to enlist@climatemobilization.org

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Kristen Cashmore

Senior Director
Kristen brings more than 25 years of social justice advocacy to Climate Mobilization. Her previous positions at human rights, public health, environmental justice, and clean energy organizations inform her work with the variety of stakeholders she is engaging with to bring an accelerated response to the climate emergency. Kristen earned a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley, where she was a teaching assistant in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.

Malik Russell

Communications Director

Malik leads Climate Mobilization’s press and communications strategy. He formerly served as Communications Director for the NAACP. He is a journalist, author, community-based educator, and former lecturer in the Department of Strategic Communications at Morgan State University. The former editor of the Washington Afro-American newspaper, he has worked as a journalist in the Black Press for over two decades.He has a BA in American history from Brandeis University and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Baruch College in New York, where he was selected as a National Urban Fellow.

Ezra Silk

Deputy Director

Ezra is co-founder of The Climate Mobilization and Climate Mobilization Project. He authored The Climate Mobilization’s Victory Plan, an influential exploration of how the federal government can organize and implement a mobilization to save civilization from the Climate Emergency and ecological crisis. This document directly shaped the demands of the Extinction Rebellion movement and the Green New Deal framework. Ezra was also a lead author of the climate emergency declaration resolution introduced in Congress in July 2019. A former newspaper reporter, Ezra has a BA in history from Wesleyan University.

Matt Renner

Executive Director of The Climate Mobilization and Managing Director of Climate Mobilization Project

Matt has worked as a nonprofit executive in clean energy, climate policy, and journalism for over a decade, focusing on the near-term social and economic impacts of climate change. He leads organizational expansion and works closely with the communications and organizing teams. Matt earned a BA in political science from UC Berkeley, where he was deeply inspired by the work of Professor George Lakoff.

Laura Berry

Research & Policy Director

Laura brings over a decade of experience to Climate Mobilization in climate advocacy, organizing, research, and policy. She has worked on climate, environmental, and sustainability issues from local to global scales with organizations including the Stockholm Environment Institute, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, and 350.org. She is passionate about deepening democratic engagement in response to the Climate Emergency. Laura has a BA in human ecology from College of the Atlantic and an MSc in global environment, politics, and society from the University of Edinburgh.

Rebecca Harris

Organizing Director

Rebecca leads Climate Mobilization organizing efforts. Along with a history of social movement organizing, Rebecca he has worked as a journalist covering equity in Chicago public schools. Most recently, Rebecca worked as Development and Communications Manager at Latino Union of Chicago, an immigrants’ and workers’ rights organization. She is a 2017 graduate of the Reframe Mentorship in strategic communications and a 2019 participant in the Anne Braden Organizer Training Program.

Marina Mails

Operations and Community Manager
Marina manages operations and volunteers for both The Climate Mobilization and Climate Mobilization Project. She brings broad experience working in non-profit organizations, health care settings, and running her own private counseling practice. Before joining Climate Mobilization, Marina maintained a practice focusing exclusively on climate-related emotional coping, helping people make bold choices for lifestyle and professional change in response to the Climate Emergency. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Wake Forest University and a Masters in Counseling from UNC Greensboro.

Sydney Ghazarian

Digital Organizer
Sydney leads digital strategy for The Climate Mobilization and Climate Mobilization project. She is also a founder of National Democratic Socialists of America Ecosocialist Working Group and worked to establish climate as a primary focus of the American Left. Sydney has previously worked in journalism and in academic research. Sydney received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California San Diego.

Cris Lagunas

Strategy Director

Cris is helping to grow the Climate Emergency Movement by supporting creative campaigns and extending the reach of the movement’s message. Cris is a co-founder of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, an organization dedicated to using direct action tactics to expose, challenge and dismantle the immigration detention system.Cris got his start in organizing when he was 15 years old, getting involved in a local group of fellow undocumented youth.

Margaret Klein Salamon, PHD

Founder and Executive Director of Climate Mobilization Project

Margaret leads organizational strategy for The Climate Mobilization and Climate Mobilization Project. In this role she has helped catalyze a burgeoning worldwide Climate Emergency Movement. Margaret earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and a BA in social anthropology from Harvard. Though she loved being a therapist, Margaret felt called to apply her psychological and anthropological knowledge to solving climate change. She is author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform yourself with Climate Truth available from New Society Publishers in April, 2020.

AriDy Nox

Organizational Development and Engagement Manager
AriDy brings creativity, enthusiasm and a tremendous capacity for organization to her/their role, assisting the executive director with travel, communication and fundraising. AriDy Nox is a multi-disciplinary black femme storyteller and social activist. They have served as a national representative for The Young Women of Color Leadership Council, the Millennials of Color Leadership Bureau, and held writing positions with Advocates for Youth and RH Reality Check. She has worked as an administrative and executive assistant for a myriad of organizations including the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch School of the Performing Arts at NYU, the Youth Engagement Fund and the Community Resource Exchange.