Become a Climate Champion: Unique opportunity for young adults aged 18-35

Climate Champions at Time is Now lobby

Climate Champions Hannah Jordan, Beth Sorensen and Stuart Henderson join together to meet their MPs at the Time is Now lobby. Photo by Eleanor Church.

Exciting opportunity for 2020

Tackling the climate crisis, living more sustainably and caring for creation are crucial parts of our faith.

This year-long volunteer opportunity for people aged 18-35 will enable you to gain new skills, meet others interested in tackling climate change and play your part in creating a better world.

2020 will be a crucial year in the fight against the climate crisis, and we need people like you to speak out for change!

What is a Climate Champion?

Being a Climate Champion is all about doing what you can, when you can - there is some commitment but it's mostly something you do in your spare time. It's about providing you space and ideas for taking action.

Previous Climate Champions have attended international residentials, camps and training workshops with campaigners from around the world. They have marched in the streets of their hometowns, in London and at UN climate summits. They've used this experience to speak to their MPs in Parliament, constituency offices and at lobbies. And they have used the skills they learned to organise action in schools, parishes, and communities, to write blogs and newspaper articles, and even for radio interviews!

See what Climate Champions got up to this summer

Alongside this, Climate Champions also participate in fun and thought-provoking monthly challenges to live more simply and sustainably. These can include anything from reducing waste, eating less meat to reflecting in nature. You will have a chance to connect with other Climate Champions in England and Wales for ideas on how to tackle these challenges, as well as for general support and friendship. 

Apply to be a Climate Champion in 2020

Skills and training

As a CAFOD Climate Champion in 2020, you will have the opportunity to take part in training and other events throughout the year, including a residential in Iona, Scotland and activities at the global climate talks (COP26) in Glasgow.

We look for young adult Catholics, aged 18-35, in England and Wales with an interest in sustainability and/or campaigning with CAFOD who are enthusiastic to learn more. We also want to recruit people with a mix of skills, experience and backgrounds to take part. You don't have to be an expert!

For more information and how to apply 

If you're interested in becoming a Climate Champion in 2020, please fill out our application and email it to Libby Abbott: labbott@cafod.org.uk. The deadline is 23:59 on 31 January.

Download your application and apply today

Or if you don’t like written applications, we will also take video entries! Please provide your contact details on the application and answer the supporting questions in a short video. 

Got any more questions? Get in touch with Libby using the email above.

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