Role: Events and Project Support Volunteer
Organization: Carbon Conversations TO
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Carbon Conversations TO (CCTO) is a volunteer-run group that aims to motivate individuals in Toronto communities to express their concerns about climate change while gaining tools and resources to help them reduce their carbon footprint. Our program is designed using reputable Carbon Conversations materials developed by psychotherapist Rosemary Randal and engineer Andy Brown in the UK. We applied the model successfully this spring in Toronto and received positive feedback from participants.
“I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to make changes in their lives to reduce their carbon footprint.” — Allison Merz, Carbon Conversations TO Participant
This Fall we will be hosting two more Carbon Conversations series, each consisting of 6 weekly group sessions from October - November 2018. We are looking for an Events and Project Support volunteer who will work with participants leading up to the sessions and who will help with event planning and logistics. Your role will be to make sure all of our participants have the information they need to get the most out of the 6-week Carbon Conversations series. This role is a great opportunity to build communication and planning skills while being part of a dedicated and innovative team.
What you would be doing:
The CCTO team will work with you closely and support you throughout this role and as you learn more about our approach. In partnership with another member of our team (Tara), you will:
Review applications and conduct informal interviews with potential participants
Support participants in completing their carbon footprint
Venue research & communication
Purchasing and transporting food to the meeting venue and potentially helping clean-up at the end of meetings.
Compile feedback from participants
Key Skills and/or Experience:
Applicants do not need to possess all of the below requirements, but should possess some of the following.
Comfortable communicating with a variety of community members and program applicants, by phone and by email
Strong organizational, note-taking and task-management skills
Friendly, approachable, and empathetic
Strong listening skills - able to ask probing questions to learn more about our applicants & participants
Passionate about environmental issues and keen to learn more about Carbon Conversations
Timing and Commitment: This position will run from early September to late November 2018 and we expect the time commitment to be roughly 1-5 hours per week. Ideally, we are looking for long-term volunteers who will want to continue volunteering with us in 2019. Most of the work will take place on evenings and weekends and can be flexible to suit your schedule. Periodic in-person meetings will happen with the Carbon Conversations team.
Perks: Join an exciting new initiative and surround yourself with amazing people! Feel how you can make a difference and support others in their journey of climate action. You will also gain new skills and understanding that can help you have challenging conversations with others.
Next steps: Share with us why you are interested in this role and your resume by Friday, August 17th to carbonconversationsto [at] gmail dot com. Please write ‘Volunteer Application for Events and Project Support’ in the email subject line.
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GoodWork ID: 47269 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Aug 9 2018