- Job posted on: 12th May 2021
- Applications close:
OPCA is an Australia-wide grassroots group made up of outdoor enthusiasts and workers. The climate and ecological crisis, through worsening extreme weather events and impacts to biodiversity, is harming the places we love and our ability to access the outdoors for work and play. Our mission is to protect the outdoors in the face of the climate and ecological emergency by driving bold action in the outdoor community. We work with outdoors people and outdoor businesses to create positive change.
Our goals are to:
Sound the alarm - inform people who love the outdoors about how the climate crisis will affect outdoor places and our ability to enjoy them;
Empower bold action - help outdoors people take effective climate action in their lives, communities, workplaces and beyond;
Build our community - connect climate-engaged outdoors people with each other and the wider climate movement; and
Speak out for the outdoors - make sure that decision makers hear the outdoor community's unique concerns.
Our work: We're working to inform and inspire outdoors people and make taking climate action easy, by providing informative content and practical resources on social media, our website, our blog and through regular newsletters and emails. We give presentations, appear on podcasts and enter submissions into public inquiries. We work in collaboration and aligned with other climate groups. We're working towards connecting face to face with outdoors people through events and tabling, growing our political impact and becoming a not-for-profit organisation.
You can learn more about us at https://www.outdoorspeople.org/
We currently have more than 10 passionate outdoors people working on our volunteer team. We all live in different locations in Australia and a few volunteers are overseas. Currently, almost all of our work is remote. Volunteering with us means having an impact from the comfort of your own home. To complete our work, we communicate regularly through Slack, and have our team meetings on Zoom. Our team is friendly, inclusive and fun. Our group is growing quickly and we have many opportunities to have a meaningful positive impact within the outdoor community. We are 100% volunteer run and our volunteers are our most valuable resource. We are looking for more passionate outdoors people to join our team!
Live anywhere in Australia (but could be overseas)
Loves the outdoors and is wanting to help tackle the climate crisis (or if the outdoors isn't your thing, but you'd like to use your skills to help us achieve our mission)
Is motivated and can work independently - we will provide support, guidance and direction
Is able to offer at least 4 hours a week regularly (work hours are flexible to suit your schedule)
Is able to communicate well with others and is happy to work online and use software such as Slack, social media and email
We will get to know you and learn about your skill-sets and interests, to find a way to contribute that works best for you.
A typical day volunteering with OPCA could include:
Connecting with other volunteers, members, or community groups
Creating social media posts, graphics, videos, blog posts, climate action resources or online actions
Tabling at an event or giving a presentation
Distributing flyers and posters
Hosting or co-hosting events
Writing articles, emails or submissions
Assisting with governance, finances, and administration
Planning campaigns and thinking ahead, contributing to the direction of our group
Take effective climate action and drive positive change within the outdoor community
Connect with like-minded people, be a part of our growing community and have fun
Grow your skill sets, learn new things and gain valuable experience
Note: We are also looking for a campaigner for our work with outdoor businesses, please see our other volunteer listing.
If you think you would be a good fit, definitely apply! We need as much help as we can get and there is a place for everyone in this movement!