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"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

"Undertaking a placement year with The Carbon Literacy Project has given me the opportunity to learn and develop new professional skills as well as expand my knowledge on current climate change issues and our future impact. The work of The Project has equipped and inspired me for future opportunities, as I have gained knowledge and skills I can use to make a real change and encourage others to do the same."

Rebekah Clarke

"Being a Carbon Literacy placement student has been invaluable. My confidence, diligence, and task management skills have developed ridiculously quickly. Not to mention having the opportunity to attend events like COP26! The team have shown me how an organisation can grow exponentially whilst still upholding the highest quality of work and employee wellbeing."

Nicole Baldwin

"Being a volunteer and subsequent placement student at the Carbon Literacy Project, I learn so much from assessing people's pledges. It gives me a great sense of hope for the future seeing all the different positive actions that people plan to take. It's also incredibly fulfilling helping to bring Carbon Literacy training to organisations, as I know that’s increasing the number of people who are helping to make a difference."

Anna Romachney

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 Application Form

Volunteering

CLAD Volunteer Project Worker

Application Deadline: Tuesday 11th October

Induction Days: Full day – 9am-5pm (with 2 hours for lunch & time to complete pre-afternoon self-directed activity)

Or alternatively, split one morning and one afternoon (9am-12pm) & (2pm-5pm) on:

  • Monday 3rd October
  • Friday 7th October
  • Tuesday 11th October
  • Thursday 13th October
  • Wednesday 19th October
  • Thursday 20th October

You must be available to attend one full day session, or one morning and one afternoon across these 6 days (if split, you’ll need to attend a morning session first). Please let us know on your application which induction session/s would work best for you. If you would need an out-of-working hours induction (evening or weekends) in order to participate, please let us know and we will endeavour to arrange this.

About the Carbon Literacy Action Day:

The second annual Carbon Literacy Action Day (CLAD) will be taking place on 7th November 2022. The annual Carbon Literacy Action Day is the world’s largest simultaneous climate action training event. It brings together hundreds, and this year almost certainly thousands of people, from all walks of life, ages and countries all across the world, to simultaneously complete their day’s worth of Carbon Literacy training.

About the role:

In last year’s Action Day, a remarkable 502 individuals simultaneously completed their Carbon Literacy training to become formally certified as Carbon Literate. These learners were processed and certified by a dedicated certification team, made up mostly of fantastic volunteers. They worked with us to ensure the surge of learners were processed in a timely manner, enabling trainers to receive certificates and feedback for their groups promptly.

We’re hoping to work with another team of dedicated volunteers this year, and are therefore advertising multiple positions. Volunteers must be able to commit to between half a day and one full day a week, between October-December (inclusive of training days which will take place in October).

These roles involve having a wide range of skills and experience in multiple areas, key ones include:

  • Strong administrative skills; Microsoft Word, Excel predominantly
  • Familiarity with navigating database systems
  • The ability to review information in relation to a specific standard (on which volunteers will receive full training)
  • Basic climate science knowledge

In addition, it would be advantageous if individuals are already Carbon Literate themselves.

Whilst 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 would like to stay on past the initial 3-month project period.

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 ‘CLAD 2022 Volunteer Application’ as the subject.

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.

Media Volunteer

Applications Deadline: Ongoing

This role will involve working alongside our Communications team to support the promotion of Carbon Literacy and The Carbon Literacy Project’s work through digital and social media.

The role is likely to involve:

  • Video editing
  • Social media monitoring and interaction
  • Social media research and content planning
  • Administrative support
  • Salesforce assistance

Desired experience:

  • Basic knowledge of and access to video editing software e.g. iMovie
  • Video editing experience
  • Social media experience
  • Media qualifications

What you will gain from this role:

  • Build your video portfolio
  • Social media experience
  • Knowledge around climate change education
  • Experience in climate communications

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 and some details around why you are suitable for this specific opportunity email to media@carbonliteracy.com listing ‘Volunteer Application’ as the subject.

Academic Placements

The are currently no academic placement opportunities with The Carbon Literacy Project.

Please check back for the academic year 23/24.

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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