Volunteer With Us

"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

Why Volunteer?

The Carbon Literacy Project is currently going through an exciting period of growth, and we 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 Volunteers who can offer anything from a regular day a week, to full-time project assignments.

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

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are:

  • Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK
  • from working-class backgrounds
  • have a disability

… who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

Volunteer Pack

Opportunities

Volunteer Project Worker

Applications Deadline: Ongoing

Induction Days: Regular induction days taking place monthly

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

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. Volunteering with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path, and will look to involve you in areas of work that you’d like to gain experience in.

If you are interested and think you might have the skills and enthusiasm to offer, please complete our downloadable volunteer application form above and, along with a recent CV, email to info@carbonliteracy.com listing ‘Volunteer Application’ as the subject.

Please note that this role is permanently advertised, so you may be added to our waiting list until such time that a position becomes available.

COP26 - CL Action Day Volunteer

Applications Deadline: 4th October

Induction Days: You will need to be available for one of the following dates in October, 9.00-17.00
Thursday 7th
Monday 11th
Tuesday 19th
Wednesday 27th

As part of the COP26 climate negotiations, in Glasgow, this November, we’re holding the Carbon Literacy Action Day – the biggest ever climate action training event.

This day will see thousands of learners across the world completing their Carbon Literacy training at the same time – 5pm GMT. As a result, in the days following the Action Day, we’re anticipating an influx of certificate applications, and require your help to process them in our usual timely manner. By joining our Certification Team on a temporary basis, you may be processing and reviewing evidence, certifying learners, and liaising with trainers.

If you’ve already undertaken Carbon Literacy training, or are an individual who would like to get involved in our COP26 activities, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

We welcome applications from individuals from all walks of life and no previous experience is required, through the following skills may help you in the role:

  • Data processing
  • Working with confidential material
  • Microsoft Excel
  • An understanding of the climate crisis and the actions we need to take to avert its worst effects

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.

If you are interested or would like more information and think you might have the skills and enthusiasm to offer, please complete our downloadable volunteer application form above, and, along with a recent CV, email to info@carbonliteracy.com, listing ‘CL Action Day Volunteer’ as the subject.

Time Commitment Required: minimum 5 days (can be carried out during office hours, split over evenings or weekends).
This is the minimum requirement we’ll need from you, having put in the time to train you.

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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