The Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Volunteer

Volunteer

We need a diverse and vibrant movement - we need you!

Victoria

Hello! My name is Phoebe, I'm the State Coordinator of the Victorian branch of the AYCC.

AYCC Victoria has over twenty local groups across the state, from Ballarat to Albury-Wodonga and Geelong as well as in electorates and universities across Melbourne.

As young people we are the ones who stand to be the most affected by climate change, but we think by becoming involved in groups like the AYCC young people are also in the best position to take action.  Our volunteers are a diverse and passionate bunch of young people who are already doing incredible things on climate change in their local communities.

We hold regular social and fundraising events like Balls and movie nights so there will be plenty of chances for you to meet everyone in the branch. We also run regular trainings so you can develop your skills and knowledge in areas like communicating climate change, campaigning and project management.

In 2013 AYCC Victoria was lucky enough to host Power Shift, Australia’s largest youth climate summit at Monash University. Our branch did an amazing job and recruited over 800 Victorians to the event.

We love to hear from new volunteers who want to get involved. Come along to our monthly branch meetings which are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 60 Leicester St in Carlton. We also run regular trainings so you can develop your skills and knowledge in areas like communicating climate change, campaigning and project management.

Oh and check out our Facebook page to see what we’re up to! https://www.facebook.com/ayccvic

Paige and Phoebe, and whole the Vic team 


Contact

State Coordinator -Phoebe Rountree and Paige Walker

phoebe.rountree@aycc.org.au and paige.walker@aycc.org.au

Schools Coordinator - Natasha Gerente 
natasha.gerente@aycc.org.au

If you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person who'd like to volunteer with the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network,
click here.

 

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New South Wales

Hi!  We're Renaire and Grace,  we're the State Co-Coordinators of the New South Wales branch of the AYCC.

AYCC NSW has action groups across both Sydney and regional areas, from the North Shore to New England, and Western Sydney to Wollongong. We have strong groups on most major university campuses and as well as energetic groups in high schools throughout the state.

Each young person will be differently impacted by climate change, and our volunteers care about a wide range of issues, from human rights, to environmental conservation, to political engagement. When young people come together they achieve great things, and we're stronger through our diversity. AYCC NSW volunteers are energetic and savvy young leaders who are dedicated to creating change in their communities and campuses.

Our volunteers come together regularly to make plans, take action, and have their voices heard, and we're always happy to see new faces. Whether we're holding a strategy meeting or climate communications training, there's always a chance to have fun with other volunteers and to create long term friendships or build your network.

AYCC NSW is the perfect place to meet new people, build your skills, and most importantly be a part of solving climate change.

We love to hear from new volunteers who want to get involved - if you want to find out more send us an email to let us know where you're from and what you're interested in. Get in touch via grace.liley@aycc.org.au and check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ayccnsw


Contact

State Coordinator - Grace Liley
grace.liley@aycc.org.au
Schools Coordinator - Mika Moriyama
mika.moriyama@aycc.org.au

If you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person who'd like to volunteer with the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network,
click here.

 

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Australian Capital Territory

Hi!

We're Ngarie and MaryClare, the State Coordinator of AYCC ACT.

We’re a growing branch made up of university students and young professionals - we have a big presence at ANU and the University of Canberra. Our branch is at the heart of where all the political action happens, we often race to Parliament House for rapid response media stunts - there is never a dull moment in Canberra.

As young people we are the ones who stand to be the most affected by climate change, but we think by becoming involved in groups like the AYCC young people are also in the best position to take action. Our volunteers are a diverse and passionate bunch of young people who are already doing incredible things on climate change.

We hold regular social and fundraising events like Band and movie nights so there will be plenty of chances for you to meet everyone in the branch. We also run regular trainings so you can develop your skills and knowledge in areas like communicating climate change, campaigning and project management.

We love to hear from new volunteers who want to get involved, if you want to find out more send us an email or come along to our fortnightly Monday meetings at the food co-op 3 kingsley st. You can email me at emma.bliss@aycc.org.au and check us out on Facebook 

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Ngarie and MaryClare, on behalf of the whole ACT Team.


Contact

State Coordinator - MaryClare Woodforde
maryclare.woodforde@aycc.org.au
Seed Coordinator - Vanessa Farrelly
vanessa.farrelly@aycc.org.au

If you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person who'd like to volunteer with the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network, click here.

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Queensland

Oh hey, we’re the AYCC Queensland team and we’ve been around since early 2010. 

In 2011, we held Power Shift – a youth climate summit where we brought together over 1500 young people from across the country. Over half of those people were from Queensland alone and since then we’ve absolutely exploded. We have groups in lots of locations across Queensland and most university campuses across the state.

As you may have heard, for the past few years, the Great Barrier Reef has been at risk from huge coal expansions.

As Queenslanders and as young people, we know that this isn’t ok. For the past two years we've been working really hard to make sure that this coal stays in the ground. We've been reaching out to Australian banks to make sure they know about the risks the coal expansion poses to the Reef and our climate, and as a result, 3 of Australia's biggest banks have agreed to not fund the coal port expansion on the Reef. Yiew!!

But our work is not over yet. This year, we're working to make sure that climate is on the agenda of the major parties and that we're forcing a race to the top on climate policy for the federal election. Can you help us to get the climate policy we deserve this election?

There are lots of things you can get involved with to make a difference this election, including:

1) Brisbane climate doorknock:
The Brisbane electorate is one of the most tightly contested races in this election. With your help, we can force a race to the top on climate policy between the two major parties by engaging with voters in the electorate and asking them to vote on climate. We'll be chatting to voters on Saturday May 21st on our first big doorknock in Wilston. It will be a fun afternoon of training and door-to-door conversations with a buddy, followed by a BBQ. To find out more, and to RSVP, go to http://www.aycc.org.au/brisbane_doorknock 

2) Dickson climate doorknock:
Can you join us for a day of door-knocking fun to reach as many of the Dickson residents as possible and talk to them about the Reef, strong climate action and how they'll vote this election? We'll be chatting to voters on Sunday May 29th on our first big doorknock in Arana Hills. It will be a fun afternoon of training and door-to-door conversations with a buddy, followed by a BBQ
http://www.putourfuturefirst.org.au/dickson_doorknock


3) June Welcome night:
If you haven't volunteered before, or if it's been a while and you'd like to hear about what we're up to at the moment, come along to our welcome night on Wednesday June 1st to hear how you can get involved. To find out more, and to RSVP, go to  http://www.putourfuturefirst.org.au/aycc_qld_june_welcome_night

4) We have uni groups on all the big Brisbane campuses as well as in the Gold Coast. If you're interested in getting involved on a uni campus, get in touch with one of our state coordinators, David at david.cazzulino@aycc.org.au to get all the details about what's going on and how you can get involved.

Otherwise, check us out on facebook here for our latest events.

Hope to meet you soon,

David, Kat and the AYCC Queensland team


Contact

State Coordinator - David Cazzulino
david.cazzulino@aycc.org.au

State Coordinator
 - Kat Housego
kat.housego@aycc.org.au

If you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person who'd like to volunteer with the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network,
click here.

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Western Australia

Well hi there!

My name's Dean, I'm the State Coordinator of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition in WA.

We work with a range of community groups in WA to make sure we truly build a generation-wide movement to solve the climate crisis. We have group at the University of Western Australia as well as several local groups.

As young people we are the ones who stand to be the most affected by climate change, but we think by becoming involved in groups like the AYCC young people are also in the best position to take action. Our volunteers are a diverse and passionate bunch of young people who are already doing incredible work on climate change.

We hold regular social and fundraising events so there will be plenty of chances for you to meet everyone in the branch. We also run regular trainings so you can develop your skills and knowledge in areas like communicating climate change, campaigning and project management.

We love to hear from new volunteers who want to get involved, if you want to find out more send us an email at wa@aycc.org.au and check us out on Facebook.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Dean and the whole AYCC WA Team


Contact

State Coordinator - Dean Leggo
wa@aycc.org.au
Schools Coordinator - Kirsty Lightfoot
kirsty.lightfoot@aycc.org.au

If you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person who'd like to volunteer with the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network,
click here.

 

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South Australia

Well hey there!

We’re Lovisa and Maddie, State Coordinators of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition in South Australia.

Here in SA we have an incredible opportunity. We’re home to Port Augusta, a town home to one of Australia's dirtiest coal fired power stations, and replace it with Australia’s first concentrated solar thermal station.

This means we always have something to get involved with: our Action Group network is spread across Adelaide rolling out the Repower Port Augusta campaign, joining actions to save our Renewable Energy Target, our Schools Team delivering inspiring presentations and mentoring school groups and our Events and Fundraising Team organising big fundraisers and events!

In September of 2012, we organised a 2000 person ‘Rally for Solar’ to support the Repower Port Augusta campaign and helped coordinate the 328km Walk for Solar. Early in 2013 we reached 10, 000 people about the campaign and knocked on thousands of doors promoting our Community Forum. In 2014, we ran a game changing clean energy campaign that has seen the RET saved (for now) - there is never a dull moment at AYCC SA.

Sounds like your kind of thing? We get very excited when new people are keen to get involved, so flick us an email at sa@aycc.org.au or check us out on Facebook.

Lovisa and Maddie
on behalf of the whole South Australian team


Contact

State Coordinators - Lovisa Muyderman and Maddie Sarre
sa@aycc.org.au
Schools Coordinator - Lovisa Muyderman
lovisa.muyderman@aycc.org.au

If you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person who'd like to volunteer with the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network,
click here.

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Tasmania

Hi there!

We are Jackie, Gina and Holly, convenors of the AYCC in Hobart and Launceston. 

Our branch started after a group of us went to Power Shift 2011, and we now have a great group of dedicated volunteers and a larger network of supporters in both Hobart and Launceston. 

As young people we are the ones who stand to be the most affected by climate change, but we think by becoming involved in groups like the AYCC young people are also in the best position to take action. Our volunteers are a diverse and passionate bunch of young people who are already doing incredible things on climate change.

We meet regularly in both Hobart and Launceston.

In Hobart fortnightly meetings are held every Sunday from 3:00pm - 4:30pm.
In Launceston, weekly meetings happen every Wednesday from 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to get involved and make sure you check us out on Facebook

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Gina, Jackie and Holly, on behalf of the whole AYCC Tassie Team


Contact

Launceston Convenors - Holly Dawson and Gina Cubitt
gina.cubitt@aycc.org.au
holly.dawson@aycc.org.au

Hobart Convenor - Jackie Cocker
jackie.cocker@aycc.org.au
Schools Coordinator - Matthew Brown
matthew.brown@aycc.org.au

If you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person who'd like to volunteer with the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network,
click here.

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