We’re facing rising sea levels, greater extremities in weather and raid loss of biodiversity. Our climate is at risk of breaking down as a result of human behaviours and destructive industry that continues to threaten our ocean, forests, and air quality. Volunteers and voluntary/community organisations have an important role to play in tackling the climate emergency: working within their communities to raise awareness; driving change through campaigns, advocacy, and implementation of adaptation measures; operating at local and national level. With the climate impacting almost every aspect of our lives, it’s crucial to act now to highlight the important role and resource-contribution that volunteering brings to implementing and embedding effective climate change strategies in alignment with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Volunteering activities around the climate emergency have grown rapidly in recent years, introducing new wave of volunteers with a vested interested in the world around us. Addressing the role of volunteering in tackling the Climate Emergency, the Vision for Volunteering workshops are a chance to identify and explore the opportunities and challenges associated with climate-focused volunteering, bringing to life a set of collective ambitions for resource, investment, and policy planning to enable volunteering to thrive and make sustainable differences to both people and planet.
The Climate Emergency workshops will explore and address a range of considerations including: