What does a worldward volunteer do?
As a volunteer-led organisation, we rely heavily on volunteers! Volunteers can do as much or as little as they like, and there's a place for everyone regardless of individual skillset. Volunteers communicate through a virtual workspace called Slack. We currently have a number of working groups, including:
Volunteer Co-ordination - running the training programmes and communicating with the volunteers in the other working groups;
Social Media and Promotion - running our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages;
Online Resources - making high-quality online resources for our website and social media, including videos, posters, infographics, poetry and anything else that comes to mind!
Outreach - engaging with other organisations, the media, scientists, politicians etc.;
Website - designing and maintaining the website;
Webinars - running educational webinars on climate change and restoration;
Africa - applying restoration to an African context;
Religion - reaching out to religious communities.
Why should I Become a volunteer for worldward?
Worldward is a truly global community, and we can therefore offer you the unique opportunity to make like-minded friends from all across the world, all while helping to educate people about climate restoration and spreading our message.
Here's what some of our volunteers have to say about Worldward:
"I believe Worldward is an amazing initiative advocating for climate restoration through educating volunteers and raising awareness, something that we really need now, especially with the current pandemic where our focus has been shifted from the most important thing: climate! So I believe this word must be amplified, to reach all young people to understand and have access to this amazing initiative." ~ Tafadzwa Williams Chando, Zimbabwe
"Worldward isn't radical. When people look at what we do and what we aim for, they think we're crazy. Climate restoration is the only chance we have, and Worldward has increased accessibility to the resources we all need to preserve today, so we're able to have a tomorrow." ~ Ilana, London
What happens after I sign up?
You will receive an email from one of our volunteer co-ordinators informing you of the date and time of our next training session. You will be asked to attend this training session, which involves a Zoom call lasting approximately an hour. In the session, you will receive an introduction to Worldward and the concept of climate restoration from one of our co-ordinators. You will also be asked to watch a few educational videos, which will be emailed to you after the session. After that, a short one-to-one conversation will be arranged and conducted over our messaging system, in which you can ask any questions you may have. After that, you're all set!