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Participate in VSI’s Youth Climate Justice Project

Human Rights/Justice

Participate in VSI’s Youth Climate Justice Project

Voluntary Service International

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At a Glance

  • Start Date:26/07/2021
  • End Date:30/07/2021
  • Closing date:04/07/2021
  • Post Updated:04/06/2021
  • Min Hours:Several hours a day for 5 days
  • Role Type:Once-off /Ad hoc work

Requirements:Stable internet connection; a laptop (or smartphone/tablet), camera and microphone

Description

VSI’s ‘Youth for Climate Justice’ Project 

 

26 - 30 July

 

VSI's online 'Youth for Climate Justice' project will bring together a small group of young people to learn about climate justice and how we can help to achieve it. We hope to empower young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to advocate for climate justice. The project will be facilitated by two of VSI's young full-time volunteers, Maria and Aine. 

 

We'll look at the climate crisis from a human-centred perspective, focusing on the inequalities created by climate change, nationally and globally, and recognising climate action as one part of broader action towards reducing inequalities and poverty, and creating a better future for all.

 

Over five days, the participants will learn about and discuss climate justice and activism through interactive and informal online workshops on Zoom. Participants will also work together to create a social media campaign to raise awareness of climate justice, which will be shared widely by VSI.

 

In August/September, interested participants will be supported by VSI to organise and facilitate their own climate justice workshop for VSI volunteers. Professional online facilitation training will be provided to these participants to help them deliver their workshop.

 

We're looking for participants who care about climate justice and want to learn more!

 

 

Why Apply?

Participants will:

Learn about climate justice

Gain skills in communication, critical thinking, advocacy, campaigning and project management

Receive a certificate to acknowledge the skills gained and hours spent on the project

Learn how to take their 'next steps' in climate activism

Meet other people who are passionate about climate justice and establish a network of young climate justice activists

After the project, participants will have the opportunity to:

Complete an online facilitation skills training session and to facilitate their own climate justice workshop

Attend a guest speaker session on EU volunteering opportunities related to climate justice

 

Requirements

Applicants must:

Be 18-25 yrs/old

Be living in Ireland

Commit to participating fully throughout the project

Attend a quick informal zoom interview (one to one) during the week of the 5th of July

Have access to a smartphone, tablet or laptop 

(VSI can provide financial support to participants to ensure they have internet connection during the project if needed)

 

 

Time Commitment

 

The project will run from 26 - 30 July 2021.

 

The group will meet on Zoom for 3 hours every morning (with a short break), from 10:00 - 13:15. Participants must attend 100% of the Zoom sessions.

 

There will be no Zoom session on 29 July but participants will be working together from around 10:00 - 13:15 to create their social media campaign. 

 

Participants are encouraged to do a little follow-up reading/watching on issues raised in the Zoom sessions in their own time (around 30 mins per day).

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Participants will:

Learn about climate justice

Gain skills in communication, critical thinking, advocacy, campaigning and project management

Receive a certificate to acknowledge the skills gained and hours spent on the project

Learn how to take their 'next steps' in climate activism

Meet other people who are passionate about climate justice and establish a network of young climate justice activists

After the project, participants will have the opportunity to:

Complete an online facilitation skills training session and to facilitate their own climate justice workshop

Attend a guest speaker session on EU volunteering opportunities related to climate justice

Skills required for this role:

No prior knowledge or skills required 

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Time Commitment The project will run from 26 - 30 July 2021. The group will meet on Zoom for 3 hours every morning (with a short break), from 10:00 - 13:15. Participants must attend 100% of the Zoom sessions. There will be no Zoom session on 29 July but participants will be working together from around 10:00 - 13:15 to create their social media campaign. Participants are encouraged to do a little follow-up reading/watching on issues raised in the Zoom sessions in their own time (around 30 mins per day).

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application form Attend a quick informal zoom interview (one to one) during the week of the 5th of July

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Aine Boyle

Address: Voluntary Service International, 20 Dominick Street Lower, Dublin 1

Website: www.vsi.ie

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