iMatter Youth Leaders

Opportunity ID: 2851

Organization Details
Organization Name: iMatter Youth
Address: 49 Edgewood Grove
Halifax, ON B3L 1G7
Website: http://imatteryouth.org
Organizational Description: Youth are driving aggressive local climate policy - and this is just the beginning.

It's time for us, youth, to decide where the human story goes next. Global, state, and national leaders are not getting the job done on climate - but this is not where our story ends. Right now, young people are mobilizing in cities across the US and Canada to do what's necessary to address the climate crisis. We are literally transforming the way cities operate - we are changing the world.Youth leaders are from all over Canada and the US and can be from anywhere.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: iMatter serves, first and foremost, youth. We are the youth who have long felt the need to make a concrete and meaningful impact towards ending the climate crisis. We are the high school environmental club leaders, the ones who watch documentaries, the ones known among our friends as environmentalists or, sometimes, "eco-geeks." Ignoring the eye rolls we receive as we remind our friends to recycle or conserve, we seek a community of people who understand our passion and feel the same calling to make real change.


We are primarily of high-school-age (although a few of us are middle-school-age or college-age), and we hold numerous identities. There is a place in our community for all races, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities, because we understand the necessity of diversity. Binding us together, our common thread is our love for life on Earth, and our willingness to step into a leadership role to protect it.

iMatter Program

The iMatter Program is designed to inspire and guide young people to find and step into their own unique power, and use it to influence climate action in their local government. The program takes place anywhere and everywhere, using Zoom, Slack and other Internet platforms - allowing youth from virtually anywhere in the United States and Canada to connect to resources, support, and one another. iMatter provides the support structure, and youth participants drive the agenda to create the work that feels most meaningful and exciting to them. Youth participants will leave the program with a strong community, a project or action that they led and completed with their local government, and the foundational skills and experiences to create and sustain a lifestyle of meaningful connection and change in service of the transition to a society that lives as if our future matters.For more information for youth leaders to sign up or Adults to support by volunteering in other ways visit imatteryouth.org
Skills Required: Passion, Interest in environmental issues
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Learning about municipal government, organizing, presenting formally to government, media experience, environmental policy knowledge
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Very flexible
Location of volunteer opportunity: Brandon
Central
Eastman
Interlake
Norman
Parkland
Thompson
Westman
Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Requires child minding
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: www.imatteryouth.org/get-involved/
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2018