We are looking for volunteers to contribute to our events, campaigns and communications. Training will be provided.

To express interest:

Use the form below or email the listed contact. Please include your name, phone number, the role(s) you are interested in, and a brief response to these questions:

  • Why are you interested in this volunteer role?
  • Do you have any skills or experience relating to this role? (not required, but helpful!)

We will contact you by phone or email to follow up.

Note: If you are interested in multiple volunteer roles please contact the listed person for the one you are most interested in, and indicate that you would also be interested in another role.

Make the Switch: gas community outreach

Take the next step into climate action! Calling for community outreach volunteers to join our gas campaign

If you are looking for a meaningful way to take the next step in climate action and connect with your community, come along to our information session. We are building a crew of community outreach volunteers to run occasional stalls informing Canberra households about how to make the switch from gas to all-electric homes.

4:30–6pm Tuesday 20 April
Conservation Council office: 14/26 Barry Drive, City

We will cover:

  • Why gas is a problem
  • The ACT’s leadership in transitioning away from fossil gas
  • How Canberrans can be part of the solution by making the switch to all-electric homes
  • The Conservation Council’s Make the Switch website project
  • Gaining experience in running public stalls
  • Learning skills to engage with people

We would love to hear from anyone who enjoys a chat and has an interest in gas, fossil fuels and climate action. No technical expertise is necessary – we will provide the training you need. If you have already made the switch, this is a great opportunity to share your experience of living in an all-electric home.

You will have the opportunity to join a team of other keen volunteers hosting stalls at shopping centres and markets throughout Canberra. Contribute as much or as little of your time as you have available.

Time required: each stall will be 1–3 hours, scheduled approximately fortnightly, shared amongst the team according to availability

Location: shopping centres and markets across Canberra

Helpful skills/interests: fossil fuels, energy efficiency, climate action, community engagement, event organising

What you’ll learn: regular event organising, engagement skills, environmental impacts of gas, electric alternatives

Your impact: helping Canberra homes switch from gas to electricity will reduce community greenhouse gas emissions and public demand for fossil gas, assisting with the transition to clean energy and a safer climate

Starting date: From April 2021

Contact: volunteer@conservationcouncil.org.au

Events Assistant (World Environment Day Dinner)

We are looking for Events assistants to help in the lead-up to our World Environment Day Dinner, which will be held on Saturday 5th June 2021. Your role may include event promotion, and researching and contacting allies who can help support the event. It will also involve assistance in organising the event. If desired, this role can include helping run the event on the day.

Time required: approx 3-5 hours per week, until Saturday 5th June

Location: Cons Council office, Barry Drive / working from home if desired

Helpful skills/interests: Environmentalism, fundraising, event organising

What you’ll learn: About major event organising and fundraising. You will also learn about the Conservation Council’s work and NGO communications and event promotion.

Your impact: This is our largest fundraising event of the year. With your help we will reach more people to sell more tickets, and ensure that the event runs more smoothly and raises more funds for our important environmental advocacy work.

Starting date: From February 2021

Contact: office.manager@conservationcouncil.org.au

40 year anniversary interviews

The Conservation Council will be celebrating our 40 year anniversary next year. As an environmental advocacy organisation and the peak environmental group of the ACT, we have an interesting history, working on a variety of projects, often alongside our member groups. As part of the 40 year anniversary celebrations we will be interviewing people who are part of this story, and use the information they supply to create videos, written content and other resources. We want your help contacting and interviewing these people

Time required: approx 3 hours per week, until April 2021/ongoing

Location: Cons Council office, Barry Drive / around Canberra / working from home if desired

Helpful skills/interests: Local Canberra history, interviewing (journalism/qualitative research), environmental management, social movements and grassroots groups

What you’ll learn: You will talk to a variety of experienced individuals about their work and experience with the Conservation Council, learning about environmental work and the rich history we have. You will also learn about how the Conservation Council communicated these stories with our supporters and the wider community.

Your impact: This project will be the first of its kind for the Conservation Council, and an important initiative to remember our past, and connect supporters young and old. With your help, we will be able to interview more people and produce richer content than we otherwise would have. By remembering our past, we can do even better in the future.

Starting date: From 5 October 2020

Contact: office.manager@conservationcouncil.org.au