2023 Fellowship - cancelled

Unfortunately we are not able to run our 2023 Fellowship.

For other volunteer opportunities including hosting a Climate Conversation, please visit our Take Action page.

About the Fellowship


“If you have climate anxiety or climate worry and want to do something about it, this course is honestly more useful - or at least, more practical - than years spent at University studying Sustainability”   – Grace, 2022 fellow


Our annual Fundraising and Communications Fellowship builds the capacity of 50 passionate people across Australia. 

The six week program involves two weekend intensives and weekly online training sessions, in which fellows learn essential skills for entering the not-for-profit sector. These sessions are taught in-house and by industry professionals. Our past guest speakers have come from Environment Victoria, Australian Conservation Foundation, the Climate Council and Farmers for Climate Action, to name a few. Topics covered include:

  • Climate change and climate action
  • Peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Decolonisation and allyship
  • Personal narrative
  • Fundraiser recruitment
  • Messaging and framing
  • Climate communication
  • Facilitation skills
  • Digital fundraising
  • Graphic design
  • Active hope
  • Community Organising
  • Breaking into the NFP sector
  • And more...


In the last month of the program, fellows put what they’ve learnt to immediate effect as ambassadors in our peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, which has raised over $1million for climate action since the fellowship began.




What's in it for you?

  • More than 42 hours of training in fundraising, communication, recruitment and more to give you the tools, knowledge and confidence needed to take action on climate change.
  • Guidance and practice in fundraising recruitment that you can apply in any networking situation. 
  • Theory, mentoring and experience in fundraising in a peer-to-peer campaign. These are highly sought after skills professionally and you can apply them to your personal Kickstarter style campaigns.
  • Personal development; 100% of 2022 fellows said the program increased their skills, knowledge of and confidence in communication.
  • Experience within the not-for-profit and climate change sectors to increase your likelihood of a career in these areas.
  • The opportunity to grow your personal and professional networks for your wellbeing and career development.
  • Improved relationship building skills to benefit you and your new contacts.
  • Career development; 77% of 2022 fellows said the program helped them professionally.
  • Participate in our optional mentor program and learn how to facilitate group discussions on climate change to really hone your presentation and communication skills.


Key selection criteria

  • 18 y/o or over and living in Australia
  • Passionate about taking action on the climate crisis
  • Self-motivated; you can independently set goals and do the work to achieve them
  • Well-organised; you manage your tasks and time, and meet deadlines
  • Excited to try new things and take up challenges, like fundraising and recruiting
  • Team-oriented, and eager to get to know other passionate people
  • Open to learning and building relationships in an online environment 

Given this program is run online, we require all participants to have access to a laptop or computer, with good internet connection. 

“​​the fellowship allowed me to share my passion with those around me and made me feel proud of my passion. A highlight was smashing my fundraising goal and being surprised by how many people donated.\

Any further enquiries should be directed to our fellowship coordinator, Carly Robertson (she/her), at [email protected].

Unfortunately we are not able to run our 2023 Fellowship.

For other volunteer opportunities including hosting a Climate Conversation, please visit our Take Action page.


Aboriginal flag Torres Strait Islander flag

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, whose sovereignty was never ceded. We acknowledge that Indigenous peoples around the world are at the forefront of climate change, both in experiencing its effects and leading solutions for change. We pay our sincerest respects to all Elders, past and present.