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Volunteer Trustee for Climate Charity, hands-on role (comms)



Posted over 30 days ago...

The critical fight of our time is climate change. We want to demonstrate how individual action contributes on a personal, local & national level. We need a trustee who is ready to get involved with what we do and help build momentum.


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Islington, Hackney, Haringey, Camden, Westminster, City, N4 3LG

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are a small, new charity with massive scope to make a difference in shifting the narrative on climate change where other organisations have failed. We have 3 trustees and 1 full-time volunteer, but would like to build up our board and include trustees who are keen to drive us forward through their active involvement. Our goal for 2023 is to build a local group of activists who watch their carbon footprint and sustainability, with a longer term aim to create a carbon labelling campaign, a personal carbon trading group, a carbon footprint and carbon account app, and good recognition amongst local businesses and government, and to create a blueprint which can be adopted in other locations. We will spread the movement far and wide, to promote public, academic and political acceptance of the carbon labelling, allowances and personal carbon trading approach, while running communications and fundraising campaigns. It would be great to even just one new trustee, but two would be ideal, preferably with different skill sets. Here's an overview of the different activities we'd like help and an experienced pair of hands. They are not in any order and skills and experience in any or all of them will be welcome:

group workshop facilitation (we run regular climate change workshops where the public can learn about climate change science and how our approach fits in) volunteer organisational skills (we're building a group of up to 50 volunteers) fundraising experience (being able to tell the funders how what we do relates to them) spreadsheet familiarity and investigative powers to get data on carbon footprints (e.g. at this time we are looking at the carbon footprints of energy tariffs) article, blog post or social media writing skills (we need to communicate our existence, our raison d'etre and our approach to the world) video/film/graphic design skills (a picture is worth a thousand words - assuming it's the right picture) strategy and planning (we have to balance continuous progress on all fronts with taking advantage of low-hanging fruit)

What are we looking for?

Vital points:

awareness of the serious nature of the crisis as per the UN IPCC reports (and the contrast to the approach taken by the UK and Net Zero 2050) burning desire to see society make the best response possible to climate change opinion that the organisation's approach is one of the best available ability to work with more or less 100% online / digital charity and activities


broad knowledge of global warming and climate change in-depth knowledge in any areas flexibility and desire to turn your hand to any task

The person we are looking for:

feels a strong necessity to do something about the situation the world is in can appreciate the wider picture of how EcoCounts seeks to create change can offer help in any of those fields below has the availability to commit to it long-term likes co-operation, exchange of ideas, flexibility can put their ideas across clearly while seeking first to understand others

What difference will you make?

This is a role for someone who is looking for a piece of the action and we are an organisation that can give that to you. We only have 3 trustees so when any of them are unavailable, we really feel it. We have 1 full-time volunteer and we’re looking for someone to take on some of the workload and help drive progress in addition to the standard trustee duties.


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