Our work is only possible because everyday citizens like you are stepping up and giving what they can to make it happen. Without your financial support, we could not support the people who volunteer, host and facilitate, and none of what we do would be possible.
Because your gift supports these incredible volunteers, its impact goes a long way – even a small donation makes a big difference.
(Please note: donations are not tax-deductible)Donate
Climate for Change is powered by volunteers, and as we grow we will need more people to call upon to lend a hand. This can involve both small and large commitments, from one-off working bees through to managing whole projects over six months or more.
We have roles front of house (hosting, facilitating, movie nights, fun runs, festival stalls) and back of house (data entry, newsletter research, web development).
We support our volunteers with training opportunities, connections to mentors and useful networks within the climate movement. We also provide opportunities to meet and connect with like-minded people, to inspire and support you!
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“I've been truly surprised by the lasting impact of my gathering amongst friends who were previously silent on the issue – we are still talking about it nine months on!” – Jarrod, host
Most Australians are concerned about climate change, but are confused and overwhelmed - they don't know how Australia should respond or what they personally can do.
Social research shows that we make sense of confusing information and decide what to do about it through conversations with people we know and trust.
So we've taken the party-plan model and adapted it to allow meaningful discussions about climate change to happen at scale.
We start with a host, who invites friends to their home. We send a trained facilitator to present information, answer questions and facilitate a discussion about climate change.
At the end of the discussion, we invite guests to join us in taking regular action. We also invite guests to host their own Conversation with their friends, so we can grow exponentially!
“I was pretty nervous to host ...But as soon as the night started ... it was really nice to see that everyone was impacted like I was even though climate change may not be a regular discussion amongst the people who came. I was also really excited that only one of the nine people I invited didn’t come. I feel re-inspired to act on climate change.”
– Carli, host
Hosts provide food and drinks for their guests; a trained facilitator does the rest. The ideal Conversation size is 8-12 people. (The minimum number of guests for a productive discussion is four.)
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*Our Conversations have become popular and our facilitators are quite busy; we are currently facilitating a Conversation each night! If you'd like to host a Conversation soon, it might be worthwhile signing up to become a facilitator instead.Sign up