Power Shift 2012 aims to build an environmental and climate justice movement that can transform our society, so that our future can be enjoyed by everyone, not only those who can afford it. Power Shift is organized by youth for youth and aims to mobilize passionate youth from affected communities and various sectors of civil society to explore multiple ways of taking action and work to develop each other’s capacity and abilities.
To make PowerShift 2012 a success, we need dedicated, passionate leaders from across the country to act as Local or Regional Outreach Coordinators. You could volunteer for being an outreach coordinator for a region (i.e. Newfoundland or Labrador) or for a city, town, campus or other community (i.e. your university campus or the city of Halifax). If you join our team of coordinators you will become part of a diverse team of volunteers working to organize PowerShift 2012 and bring people to Ottawa from every corner of Canada. As a coordinator you will spread the word about PowerShift 2012 and recruit young people from your community or region to attend. This will involve connecting with and supporting local organizations and groups in your community or region that are interested in climate justice and helping to facilitate the participation of youth from your community or region in PowerShift 2012.
As a Local or Regional Outreach Coordinator, you won’t be working alone – there will be a Regional Volunteer Coordinator in your region (Western Canada, Central Canada, Eastern Canada and Francophone) to support you. They will provide you with any additional support you may need including when contacting local organizations, asking for assistance or fundraising. As a Local or Regional Outreach Coordinator, you will also be supported by the PowerShift 2012 organizing committee, made up of 8 working groups and over 60 volunteers.
What will you get out of the experience? You’ll get to know movers and shakers in your community and region, build useful organizing skills, create relationships with other passionate youth, and contribute to building a national climate justice movement.
If this dynamic and diverse opportunity sounds like something you want to take on, please fill out this form so we can get to know you a little bit. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Powershift 2012 welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites Indigenous/First Nations people, people of colour, women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queer-oriented people, transgendered/gender-variant people, single parents, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply.