Volunteer Opportunity- Copeland Climate Champions Project

Would you like to be a community climate champion and be part of the drive for Cumbria to reach net zero carbon by 2037?

Deadline 15th May!

  • Perhaps you are looking for an entry route into a green career, or want to raise and embed addressing climate change into the agenda of your local parish council?
  • Would you like to increase your knowledge of climate science, solutions and practical actions we can take through a package of free training? Would you like to help drive the implementation of the Copeland People’s Panel recommendations – ensuring green priorities set by Copeland residents are carried out?
  • Would you like to support the new drive to generate more climate action in West Cumbria through the new ‘Westogether’ initiative?
  • With support from CAfS, would you be willing to hold events (discussion groups, film nights, quizzes) to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with others?

– If you’re thinking ‘yes’ to the above, you could be just who we’re looking for!

You’ll receive training to deliver these sessions in your community, including a 1 day comprehensive, accredited Carbon Literacy training course. Plus you’ll have the full support of our Community Climate Champions Coordinator. We also hope to arrange a one day Zero Carbon Britain training (Centre for Alternative Technology) as an optional extra for those who wish to attend.

This is a fantastic opportunity for our community climate volunteers to develop new skills, as well as bringing benefits to your community and playing a really important part in tackling climate change.

The role description and how to apply can be found here.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 15 May 2023

This opportunity is open to people over the age of 18 only. If you’re under 18, please do keep an eye on our website and social media, as there’ll be opportunities for youth volunteers at a later date.

We wish to support diversification of the voices in the Cumbrian climate movement and particularly welcome applications from individuals on a low income, individuals in areas without an existing sustainability group or from anyone who feels that their voice, or the voice of their community is under-represented.

Service access criteria: Age 18+, and living in former Copeland area (or demonstrate connection to it through friends, family, study, work, volunteering)
Outdoor activities
Adult education and learning
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Employment and training initiatives
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Information and advice
Support with employment
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Waiting list (weeks): 0
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