Volunteer With Us

Volunteer with us

The Carbon Literacy Project wouldn’t be where we are today without the help of our dedicated volunteer workforce which has given us their time and expertise over the years. In order to support the scale-up, we need Volunteer Project Workers who can offer anything from a regular day a week, to full-time project assignments.

Volunteer Pack

"Volunteering with The Carbon Literacy Project has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and learn something new about climate change every day and gain many new skills along the way."

Belkais Zagandi

"There is a well developed volunteer support structure and the role offered substantial experience for my CV as well as being tailored to my personal goals. I left to work full-time as a copywriter with Media City based communications agency Media Agency Group, and used much of my experience from working with The Project."

Micaela Rossi

"As an environmental graduate, volunteering with The Carbon Literacy Project has been such a positive and inspiring experience at a time where there is so much uncertainty about climate change. I was encouraged and supported to work on ongoing projects and any new ones that I expressed interest in. The skills and insight I have gained will be very useful for any future work that I go on to do."

Natalia Phipps

"Volunteering for The Project has encouraged me to understand different industries and their perspectives. It has expanded my knowledge of climate change and my understanding of the importance of reducing our carbon footprint. It has also taught me a new skill set in terms of data management and teamwork. The great teamwork atmosphere in the office has motivated me to be better and encourage others."

Fiona Ieong

"Volunteering for The Carbon Literacy Project was just overall a really great experience. I felt very supported in practising the design skills I came to develop, and the whole team was really friendly. I ended up learning loads just through swivelling my chair around and joining in with whatever the team was chatting about!"

Oskar Walin

Opportunities

Volunteer Project Worker

We need a wide range of skills and experience for different tasks and from different people, these include:

  • Administrative support
  • IT database and web skills
  • Desktop publishing and graphics

In addition, for specific roles, The Project needs individuals with practical experience of:

  • The school and education sector
  • Commercial business experience
  • Community engagement experience

At the moment these roles are unfunded, but we cover reasonable public transport travel expenses (including a bike travel allowance), lunch allowance, and an opportunity to gain documented experience for qualification support or CVs, contributing to a globally unique, ground-breaking project.

If you are interested and think you might have the skills and enthusiasm to offer, please complete our downloadable volunteer application form above, and return to info@carbonliteracy.com along with a recent CV.

Volunteer Social Media Assistant

The Carbon Literacy Project offers everyone a day’s worth of Carbon Literacy learning, covering – climate change, carbon footprints, how you can do your bit, and why it’s relevant to you and your audience. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows us to capture all audiences in our aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy learning.

We work with a multitude of individuals, organisations and communities helping facilitate the education and motivation they need to reduce their carbon footprints on the scale needed if the UK is to meet their green targets and carbon neutral goals. A part of working with so many individuals and certifying a growing number of Carbon Literate citizens (over 9500 at latest count), means keeping in contact with them after their training. Social media is one way that helps enable us to efficiently interact with people we’ve worked with, as well as people who are new to The Project, informing them of our news, as well as the latest opportunities that could help aid them with their Carbon Literacy journey. We do this through a range of platforms, but most notably Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and our blogs. We are looking for someone with an interest in the topic of climate change and carbon reduction, who could specifically help us with the management of this important part of our work.

We ensure that all our volunteers are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will look to find a course that you can attend to gain certification. 

The social media volunteer will be responsible for:

  • Content creation and adaptations for a range of audiences and platforms (e.g. businesses – LinkedIn, individuals – Instagram)
  • Keeping our followers up to date with news and opportunities relating to Carbon Literacy.
  • Developing engagement with our platforms and content.
  • Monitoring engagement across platforms and our website.

This role will be based in Innospace, which is our Manchester office on Chester Street.

Key personal attributes:

  • An interest in climate change learning and carbon reduction
  • Ability to work as part of a small team
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Competent language skills
  • Creativity with how best to spread the Carbon Literacy message
  • Basic experience and knowledge of programs such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, Google Analytics

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Previous experience with handling of social media, e.g. a personal project page, or for an organisation
  • Previous experience managing a campaign or organisational communication for an extended period of time using automated social media tools eg; Hootsuite
  • Photoshop or relevant image or video editing skills
  • Certified Carbon Literate
Volunteer Database Administrator

The Carbon Literacy Project offers everyone a day’s worth of Carbon Literacy learning, covering – climate change, carbon footprints, how you can do your bit, and why it’s relevant to you and your audience. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows us to capture all audiences in our aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy learning. We work with a multitude of individuals, organisations and communities, helping facilitate the education and motivation required to reduce their carbon footprints on the scale needed if the UK is to meet their green targets and carbon neutral goals.

A part of working with so many individuals and being able to certify a growing number of Carbon Literate citizens (over 9500 at latest count), means storing information in various databases, and making sure that our storage and systems are secures. This enables us to work more efficiently and reliably with our partners, whilst keeping them up-to-date with developments in The Project, as well as the latest opportunities that could help aid them with their Carbon Literacy journey. We are looking for someone with an interest in the topic of climate change and carbon reduction, who could specifically help us with some of these tasks, and potentially help develop our use of the Salesforce data storage software.

We ensure that all our volunteers are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will look to find a course that you can attend to gain certification. 

The database volunteer will be responsible for:

  • The storage of data on Salesforce.
  • Ensuring synchronicity between Salesforce and Mailchimp (our newsletter system).
  • Development of Salesforce and how The Project utilises the software.

This role will be based in Innospace, which is our Manchester office on Chester Street.

Key personal attributes:

  • An interest in climate change and carbon reduction
  • Ability to work as part of a small team
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Good track record of experience working with Microsoft Excel
  • Some experience around working with personal information and confidentiality

 Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience working with Salesforce/Mailchimp
  • Database writing skills (C++ or SQL)
  • Coding experience/ability to code

Voting

We are taking action against climate change, and in doing so, we are taking very direct responsibility for our economy, our planet, and our way of life. We, therefore, ask that our volunteers and employees be registered to vote – here’s why.

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