Having quality conversations about climate change is one of the most effective things we can do to stop it. Volunteer facilitators are key to making these conversations happen at a scale large enough to really shift the social climate on climate change in the South West.
If you are looking for something meaningful, effective and fun to do to stop climate change, read on!
What do facilitators do?
Shire of Augusta Margaret River facilitators are trained to run our Climate Conversations in people's homes and online. These Conversations are part presentation, part facilitated discussion. The facilitator's role is to help guests understand:
- What climate change means for them and the things they care about most.
- What needs to be done to stop climate change and how quickly.
- What they can do that is most powerful and effective, then inspire them to take action.
Being a facilitator also involves supporting hosts prior to their Conversations to ensure their success, including some follow up afterwards.
The best facilitators are not climate change experts but people who are good at listening and passionate about making a difference. Most of the climate change information presented at a Conversation is shown in a video - we provide training and ongoing support for everything else.
We ask facilitators to commit to three to five hours a week for a minimum of six months. During this time, you should aim to facilitate two Conversations each month to keep up momentum.
Facilitator Expression of Interest
From October 2022 we will be training facilitators to run these transformative discussions. You don’t need any experience - just passion, commitment and drive. Fill out the form below to express your interest by the 24th October, or feel free to email us if you have any questions at [email protected]. Want to double your impact? Sign up with a friend!