Volunteer

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Volunteer with Outdoors People for Climate Action

 

We're a grassroots group, driven by our members and volunteers. Our volunteers make it possible for us to pursue our mission to protect the outdoors in the face of the climate and ecological emergency by driving bold action in the outdoor community. Everyone on our team is a volunteer and every contribution is both appreciated and impactful.

 

No matter where you are in Australia (or even overseas), and no matter what your availability, there are opportunities for everyone to contribute - casual or part-time, committed or temporary, in-person or online. 

We're looking for help in a wide range of areas. Would you like to contribute to our social media channel to create engaging and informative content that inspires action? Or would you like to support outdoor businesses to take the lead on climate action? No matter your skills or interest there's something for everyone.

Our volunteer team is welcoming and inclusive. We welcome volunteers of all walks of life regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, background, marital/parental status, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

 

Fill out the form below and we'll be in touch. See the bottom of this page for more detail about all the different opportunities.

By joining our team we hope you'll learn new things, develop skills and gain experience, have fun, meet like-minded people and feel proud of and connected to the impact you’re having. 

Please get in touch if you have any questions. We can't wait to meet you.

More Information about Volunteer Opportunities

 

Spreading the word

 

On social media - casual, independent

Share Outdoors People for Climate Action (OPCA) content and otherwise use your social media profile(s) to spread the word about our group and this issue

 

Talking to friends, family, colleagues - casual, independent

Speak with friends, family, colleagues about our group and this issue

 

Talking to businesses - casual, independent

Speak to outdoor businesses about the issue, ask them to become a supporter of OPCA and/or display our posters

 

Tabling at events - part-time or casual

Join other OPCA volunteers for, or independently organise, a relevant tabling opportunity, and speak with the public about our group and this issue

 

Display or distribute OPCA flyers or posters - casual, independent

Display our posters where outdoors people will see them (e.g. your climbing gym or outdoor workplace)

 

Social media

 

Creating Instagram & Facebook posts - casual or part-time

Create posts about climate change, the environment, the outdoors and/or OPCA

 

Creating Instagram & Facebook stories - casual or part-time

Create stories about climate change, the environment, the outdoors and/or OPCA

 

Manage Instagram & Facebook - part-time  - 1 hr/week+

Manage our Instagram and Facebook profiles and engage with our audience

 

Moderating Facebook discussion group*  - 1 hr/week+

Moderate, grow and facilitate engaging discussion in our Facebook discussion group

 

Twitter* - part-time - 1 hr/week+

Manage account, engage audience and create and post relevant tweets

 

LinkedIn - part-time - 1 hr/week+

Manage account, engage audience and create and post relevant LinkedIn posts

 

YouTube* - part-time - 1 hr/week+

Create YouTube strategy, manage channel, create and upload content

 

Designing...

 

Videos - casual or part-time

Create one or more videos for OPCA with your footage or ours

 

Graphics - casual or part-time

Create eye-catching, share worthy, relevant graphics for OPCA to use on social media and elsewhere

 

Infographics - casual or part-time

Create eye-catching, share worthy, relevant infographics for OPCA to use on social media and elsewhere

 

Documents - casual, but must be available upon request, or part-time

Design an eye-catching, engaging PDF from provided text, to help OPCA get our point across

 

Posters, flyers - casual or part-time

Create eye-catching, effective, relevant posters and flyers about our group and this issue

 

Artwork - casual or part-time

Create striking, beautiful and relevant art-work for OPCA to use on our website, documents and beyond

 

Merchandise - part-time - see project to completion

Design and create/buy, eco-friendly, branded, OPCA outdoors-merchandise (e.g. stickers, patches, etc.)

 

Ongoing roles (minimum 4 month commitment)

 

Member engagement - part-time - 3 hrs/week+

Assisting role, to coordinate our member (outdoor enthusiasts & workers) engagement strategy

 

Planning and/or coordinating events - part-time - 3 hrs/week+

Design, plan, coordinate and/or deliver OPCA (and/or co-hosted) events (e.g. social, working bees, etc.)

 

Creating & coordinating online actions - part-time - 3 hrs/week+

Design, create, coordinate and deliver OPCA (and/or co-hosted) online actions using Action Network

 

Creating climate action resources - part-time - 3 hrs/week+

Research and create climate action resources for individuals and/or businesses (e.g. webpages or PDFs)

 

Volunteer recruitment, management - part-time - 3 hrs/week+

Assisting role, co-designing our volunteer recruitment and engagement strategy, coordinate team

 

Research - climate & outdoors - part-time - 3 hrs/week+

Conduct investigative research about climate impacts and climate action in the outdoors

 

Climate movement liaison* - part-time - 3 hrs/week+

Represent OPCA within the climate movement, liaise with other groups and inform OPCA's work

 

Work with outdoor businesses - part-time - 3 hrs/week+

Within a team, design and execute our work with outdoor businesses

 

Work with outdoor peak bodies - part-time - 3 hrs/week+

Within a team, design and execute our work with outdoor peak bodies

 

Work with outdoor clubs* - part-time - 3 hrs/week+

Design and execute work with outdoor clubs

 

Deliver talks, presentations - part-time - 3 hrs/week+

Deliver talks, presentations and/or activities in-person and/or online

 

Influence decision makers* - part-time - 3 hrs/week+

Design and coordinate OPCA's work influencing decision makers for positive climate outcomes

 

Writing

 

Writing blogs - casual or part-time

Write blog articles about climate change, the environment, the outdoors and/or OPCA

 

Writing submissions - casual (to completion) or part-time

Write a submission for OPCA for relevant inquiry(s)/hearing(s)

 

Writing other - casual (to completion) or part-time

Secure writing opportunity with relevant publication(s) and write article about climate, outdoors & OPCA

 

Other

 

Odd jobs - casual

We have a list of busy jobs (e.g. sending emails)

 

Donating photos - casual

We're looking for photos - find a list and instructions here

Taking photos - casual and/or available upon request

Take shots wherever you are, or at OPCA events, of outdoors people taking climate action, etc.

 

SEO* - part-time until completion

Know SEO? We want your help

 

 

*this is a role/job that is not currently being done by anyone else, perfect for visionaries! You'll be supported  in this job/role but we are looking for someone who will bring ideas to the table.