Environment Victoria believes in the power of people to work together to solve the climate crisis and build a thriving, sustainable society that protects and values nature. That’s why we’re building an “Action Network” of Local Organisers to lead local action as part of powerful, statewide campaigns.
And the first step to become a Local Organiser is to join the two-day intensive retreat, on February 19-20! This page has all the info you need to understand what a Local Organiser is, details about the retreat, and how to apply to join.
Local Organisers are volunteer leaders who work with their community to take action locally and connect with one another across the state. By coordinating our local work within strategic campaigns, Local Organisers can demonstrate large-scale power to get big wins for our climate and nature.
As a Local Organiser, you will be closely connected with the rest of the Environment Victoria team, where you can:
We’re looking for Local Organisers in the following key regions: Gippsland, Ballarat and the Central Highlands, Shepparton and Central North VIC, South-East suburbs of Melbourne and around Westernport. The volunteer role may take 4-10 hours per week, and is ongoing.
Here’s how you will lead action to protect nature and restore a safe climate as a Local Organiser, with EV’s support:
How you will be supported in the role:
As a Local Organiser you are committed to climate and environmental justice, and to growing a movement of people in your area that represent the diversity of society. In particular, you:
This role is a learning opportunity – even if you feel you don’t have all the skills and knowledge needed to take on this leadership role, we encourage you to apply!
The best first step is to join the Local Organiser Retreat – a two-day intensive residential retreat in February. Here are the details:
If this sounds good to you, or if you’re interested but would like to have a conversation with us to know more, please apply to join the retreat by clicking the button below and filling out the application form. Please note that we may not have time to get back to you to confirm before the summer break, but we will be in touch by January 15th.