Volunteer Opportunity: Community Engagement Volunteer,  Indigenous Climate Action

Position: 
Community Engagement Volunteer
Location: 

From the Indigenous Climate Action website:

We are committed to offering tools and resources to Indigenous Peoples across so-called Canada. This includes our flagship project, the Indigenous Worldview Climate Change Toolkit (IWCCT) and associated Train the Trainer program. With this in mind, we are looking for a Community Engagement Volunteer. 

Position Summary

Under the direction and supervision of the Community Engagement Lead, the Community Engagement Volunteer will:

  • Assist in preparing and distributing resources for the IWCCT Train the Trainer Program
  • Assist in facilitating the IWCCT Train the Trainer Program Sessions
  • Assist in building and maintaining a Community Contact List 

Reporting

The volunteer will be provided with a short orientation by way of an orientation packet and a session with the Community Engagement Lead to answer any questions. 

The volunteer will report to the Community Engagement Lead and will keep track of work in a spreadsheet and within our shared Google Drive. Check-ins will occur with the Community Engagement Lead and the Community Engagement Volunteer on a bi-weekly or monthly basis, depending on the needs of the volunteer and of ICA. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience in facilitation, preferably online
  • Experience working with or for Indigenous Peoples, communities, Nations or organizations
  • Self-directed and able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Experience and understanding of Indigenous rights and social justice movements
  • Be responsible, flexible, hard‐working, ethical, and committed to the mission of ICA
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail-oriented
  • Ability to commit to at least three months of volunteering 

Requirements

The volunteer can set the pace for this work, however, we do request a commitment to specific dates that align with the Train the Trainer programming.

We expect approximately 15-20 hours per month and require a minimum commitment of three months. 

Reciprocity

This is a volunteer position, however, Indigenous Climate Action is able to provide reciprocity in the form of a professional reference, as requested, following the volunteer’s three months of work. The Community Engagement Volunteer will also receive priority access to the Train the Trainer program and materials, along with mentorship and the possibility of future facilitation training upon completion of the Train the Trainer program. 

Application Checklist

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant experience and interest in this position to [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position, but we will only contact those selected for an interview. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.