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Remote Volunteer Opportunities for

High-Priority Roles!

Please feel free to send an email to enlist@climatemobilization.org with questions. 

Note: These are remote, online volunteer opportunities supporting The Climate Mobilization’s work. At this time we are only able to work with volunteers within the United States. 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 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: 

Minimum commitment: 3 hours a month (This includes 1 hour-long coaching session with 1 Network campaign, and 1 coaches monthly meeting). We would also highly encourage 2-3 hours of coaching training your first month before you begin, so that you feel ready to begin coaching work – this would be facilitated for you by our Network Organizer. 

40+ groups in our Network are pushing their local governments across the US to take action in response to the Climate Emergency; as a Climate Organizing Coach, you will work with the Climate Mobilization Network to mentor volunteer-led climate groups organizing local climate campaigns in cities across the U.S.

Responsibilities:  

  • Guide a Network group toward actions that align with our theory of change, which includes building power through coalition building and base building, and pursuing bold, large-scale climate solutions that center equity over incremental approaches.
  • Challenge groups that have a significant number of white people in their leadership and/or membership to address white supremacy by shifting their membership, leadership, organizational relationships, and/or internal culture; Challenge other systems of oppression that manifest in organizations. 
  • Support groups in carrying out a campaign that puts pressure on a target (such as a government official, company, etc.) to take a specific action.
  • Help groups access Climate Mobilization’s resources.

Qualifications: 

  1. Some leadership experience in organizing, and/or past coaching experience
  2. People willing to make time to:
    a. Follow through on outreach to Network groups, even when they are unresponsive, by email, through weekly phone calls and text reminders as needed.
  3. An intersectional political analysis, including:
    a.
    An understanding of white supremacy and white supremacy culture.
    b. Experience with intersections of climate, racial, economic, and gender justice. 
    c. Thoughtfulness around the ways in which white supremacy, anti-blackness, and/or lack of Indigenous and Global South solidarity shows up in US climate movements. 

How to apply: 

If you are interested in applying for this position please fill out our volunteer application, or send an interest email to mariyah@climatemobilization.org. Please reach out to enlist@climatemobilization.org if you have any questions. 

Description 

Time commitment: Flexible

As a Peer Learning Facilitator for our Network, you will help us facilitate connections and learning across the Network and between Network groups. 

Responsibilities 

  • Identify groups that are doing important work in the Network, and find ways to creatively uplift their work to other Network members 
  • Encourage Network members in our Slack to share updates, ask questions, and discuss challenges and opportunities as they come up
  • Help connect Network groups to relevant resources based on questions that are asked in our Slack, with support from TCM staff

Qualifications

  • Passion for facilitating community and peer learning amongst local climate campaigns 
  • Interest or experience with using Slack and other communication channels to facilitate engagement

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position please fill out our volunteer application, or send an interest email to mariyah@climatemobilization.org. Please reach out to enlist@climatemobilization.org if you have any questions. 

Description:  

Time commitment: Flexible

As a regional coordinator for our Network, you will help us expand our membership base by identifying and doing initial outreach to climate action groups – with a focus on groups that are under–resourced, need support with their campaign and policy work, and/or are led by frontline communities. 

Responsibilities:  

  • Identifying climate justice groups and climate action campaigns that align with our theory of change, are based in regions of the US that are less represented in our Network, and could use additional support and community
    In this role, you would prioritize identifying and building relationships with groups that are led by frontline communities including working-class, youth, and BIPOC-led climate groups
  • Crafting initial emails, texts, and/or calls to potential groups to recruit them into our Network, figuring out what their general support needs are, and if and how TCM can support their organizing. 
    If they are a good fit for the TCM Network , you will connect them to TCM’s Network Organizer – who will move forward with finalizing the recruitment process.

Qualifications: 

  • Passion for supporting local climate organizing and climate action campaigns 
  • Some understanding of the climate movement ecosystem 
  • Interest in representing the Climate Mobilization and plugging our resource in initial outreach process 

How to apply: 

If you are interested in applying for this position please fill out our volunteer application, or send an interest email to mariyah@climatemobilization.org. Please reach out to enlist@climatemobilization.org if you have any questions. 

Description

Time Commitment: 2-5 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.)

  • Experience using social media for brand marketing

  • 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

“If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” — Kofi Annan.
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Alexia Leclerq

Network Coach

Alexia (she/they) is an environmental justice organizer based in Austin, TX. They graduated summa cum laude from NYU (’20), where they self-designed a major titled “The Politics and Economics of Inequality.” Their research focuses on political ecology, environmental justice, AAPI communities, inequality, postcolonialism. As an organizer and researcher they have spent the past 5 years working on various issues from preserving the Colorado River, water rights, fighting land use policy and zoning that enforces race-based discrimination, conducting ethnographic research on climate health, to organizing mutual aid, youth programming, and shaping national legislation alongside members of the Environmental Justice Leadership Forum and the Environmental Justice Health Alliance; today Alexia continues to work as an organizer with PODER, a grassroots EJ org. Alexia is also the co-founder of Start: Empowerment, a BIPOC led social and environmental justice education non-profit working with youth, educators, activists, and community members to implement justice-focused education and programming in schools and community spaces. S:E curriculum and programming has reached over 2,000 students, been recognized by the NYC Department of Education, and taught in universities. In 2021, their work was recognized by the prestigious Brower Youth Award.

Emmett Hopkins

National Organizer

Emmett organizes local-scale mobilization for the Sonoma County campaign, while supporting Climate Mobilization’s organizing efforts around the country. He brings over a decade of experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders to build community food systems, ensure equitable access to public lands, and mobilize resources towards a just transition to an amazing zero carbon future. He graduated from Stanford with a BS in Earth Systems and MS in Urban Planning & Sustainable Design. Emmett enjoys growing food and cultivating relationships, riding bikes and buses, and reimagining our communities to better serve all the people living in them.

Suha Dabbouseh

National Organizer

National Organizer Suha Dabbouseh leads national strategy for The Climate Mobilization. They are originally from Chicago but have lived, organized and rebel-roused in seven states and 11 cities. Suha received their law degree from CUNY-School of Law where they focused on social justice lawyering representing detainees at Guantanamo Bay. While practicing law, Suha had worked to advocate on behalf of domestic violence survivors, transgender clients and fighting employment discrimination. Their passion is building people power and organizing to dismantle structural inequities.

Matt Renner

Executive Director of The Climate Mobilization

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.

Mariyah Jahangiri

Network Organizer

Mariyah leads Climate Mobilization Network’s recruitment, coordination, and organizing support. She has organized across movements and is passionate about addressing white supremacy in the mainstream climate movement and building capacity for youth-led, BIPOC-led intersectional climate movements. She has been inspired by her experiences organizing to defund the police in Boston, supporting mutual aid and food sovereignty projects in Iowa, Atlanta, and Puerto Rico, and working on a Make Big Polluters Pay campaign. Mariyah worked as an organizer with the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign and Planned Parenthood PAC. She graduated from Grinnell College with a Sociology degree.

Rebecca Harris

Co-Leader and Director of Organizing

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

Co-Leader and Director of Operations
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.

Meghann Beer

Co-Leader and Director of Resource Mobilization and Strategy

Meghann brings more than 20 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience to The Climate Mobilization and Climate Mobilization Project. For over a decade Meghann has worked as a nonprofit consultant helping organizations expand their capacity, secure revenue, develop successful strategies, and effectively evaluate their programs, enabling them to create greater positive change in the world. She has also worked as an executive director, designed and facilitated international service learning experiences, and taught university courses in fundraising and nonprofit management. Meghann earned a MPA in Nonprofit Management and Comparative and International Affairs from The School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, in Bloomington, IN and a BA in Art History and American Studies from Tufts University in Boston, MA.

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.

Zack Burley

Policy Associate

Zack provides policy support for the Climate Mobilization team, and brings a versatile set of policy skills and experiences in labor organizing, journalism, legislative politics, and legal practice to the climate emergency movement. Zack earned a JD from Denver University Sturm College of Law, is a founding organizer of the Political Workers Guild of Colorado, and formerly served as a legislative aide in the Colorado General Assembly.

AriDy Nox

Co-Leader and Director of Narrative Strategy

 AriDy Nox is a multi-disciplinary black femme storyteller and social activist with a variety of forward-thinking creative works under her/their belt. They create out of the vehement belief that creating a future in which marginalized peoples are free requires a radical imagination. Their tales are offerings intended to function as small parts of an ancient, expansive, awe-inspiring tradition of world-shaping, created by and for black femmes. They have over a decade of experience as a young social activist and organizer, within reproductive justice and racial justice frameworks with organizations like the Young Women of Color Leadership Council with Advocates for Youth, the Toni Cade Bamabara Collective at Spelman College and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. They bring creativity, enthusiasm and a tremendous capacity for organization to her/their role and deep belief that times of apocalypse are opportunities for rebirth. We need first imagine the world we want in order to create it.