AWG Team Members | Volunteering

We are looking for two volunteers to join our Advocacy Working Group as liasion officers! You will be part of the advocacy team which consists of a big team of volunteers, the project leads, the advocacy manager, the strategic communications officer and the external relations officer.

Could this be the position for you?

Green Cities & Green Europe

As a LO on Green Cities & Green Europe, you will have the opportunity to work on a project targeted at the Green Capital for 2023, Tallinn and then on our relationships with EU Institutions and the biggest European NGOs such as Climate Action Network Europe, European Environmental Bureau and others. Additionally, you will focus on G7 & G20 processes and have the opportunity to represent the organization as a youth representative respective events.​

Deadline: 10th of February, 23.59 CET

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Intersectionality

As a LO on Intersectionality, you will work on human rights issues within the climate and environmental crisis. The two thematic areas that this portfolio will explore are how the environmental change impacts BIPOC communities (black, indigenous, and people of color) & women. The portfolio will consist of 2 volunteers who will work together on these 2 thematics.

Deadline: 5th of February, 23.59 CET

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Green Cities & Green Europe

Tallinn became the first European capital to offer free public transport to its citizens. This city has set an example through this promotion of sustainable transport, showing the way for other European capitals. Last but not least, the idea of a European Green Capital was originally conceived in Tallinn, at a meeting held in May 2006 on the initiative of the former City Mayor, Jüri Ratas. According to the European Green Capital Jury, Tallinn has shown a systemic approach in their transition towards sustainability with interlinked strategic goals for 2035, linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, the city is the only one of the finalist cities that has signed the Green City Accord.

2023 portfolio priorities: 

Priority will be given to candidates from the Baltic Countries, especially from people living in Estonia and speaking Estonian. 

Intersectionality

Human rights and climate change are very interconnected. Some groups are more affected than others. That’s why we are searching for you to demonstrate these differences and advocate how climate change is not only about the environment but it is also about us and basic human rights.

2023 portfolio priorities: 

Priority will be given to people who consider themselves part of these groups.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:

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AWG Team Members | Volunteering ​

Call for Organisational training

We believe that the representation of diverse voices in the environmental youth movement is the key to good policymaking. (Under)representation of young people from rural communities, minorities and vulnerable groups affects the design, implementation and effectiveness of policies. Facing the climate emergency, we want to make sure that those who feel its consequences the most have space in decision-making and know that their voice matters. With this project, we want to engage with young people locally, while empowering and connecting youth internationally.

Online Training to Central and Eastern Europe (youth-led NGOs or youth groups in Central and Eastern Europe with priority towards Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania) with access to a facility/venue to work with marginalised youth on the local level; already working with marginalized communities with limited capacity/knowledge, or with a strategy/ strong vision for working with marginalized communities, able to assign at least one employee/volunteer to participate in the training course and lead the sub-granted project.

This training is for you if:

🟡 You are between the ages of 16 – 30

🟡 Your organisation is from Central or Eastern Europe
🟡  You want to extend your capacity in terms of working with marginalised communities
🟡  You believe in diversity and inclusion and you would like to do something to make your local community more inclusive and environmentally aware.

🟡  You are already working or plan to work with marginalised communities and are searching for support or guidance in your efforts.

At the training, you will:

🟣 Discuss the different types of disadvantaged communities present in our local regions that can be target groups for future projects and cooperation

🟣 Work together to understand how to better integrate disadvantaged communities in the decision making process of projects as well as how to shape projects and events around their needs

🟣 Develop your understanding of the importance of integration and environmental activism
🟣 Discuss possible project topics, structure, dead-lines, and future sub-granting availability.

After the training:

Participants of the training course will get an opportunity to apply for a sub-grant to develop the capacity of their organisation to work with young people with fewer opportunities.

Practical information

  • When

    1st February 2023 and 3rd February 2023

  • Where

    Online

  • How

    Register your interest before 28th January

This training course is part of the Showcasing the Unheard project.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:

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Call for Organisational training | Showcasing the Unheard

Communications Team Members | Part time

We are looking for two part-time employees to join our communications team! Could this be the position for you?
Please apply via the form before January 29th 23h59 CET.

Strategic Communications Officer

We are looking for a bright and engaged young person to help develop our content creation and communications strategy surrounding campaigns and advocacy initiatives.
15 hours per week
Responsibilities
  • producing promotional material, toolkits, articles, visuals
  • developing communications strategies and long-term goals
  • reaching out to new partners

Video Content Creator

We are looking for a content creator who would be tasked with the creation and editing of videos for multiple purposes from campaigns, awareness-raising, project support, to promotional videos.
16 hours per month
Responsibilites
  • Creating videos on a demand-basis for advocacy projects
  • Creating TikToks/Reels based on current trends
  • Contributing to the design of campaigns

Strategic Communications Officer

We are looking for a bright and engaged young person to help develop our content creation and communications strategy surrounding campaigns and advocacy initiatives, working part-time with 15 hours a week. The Strategic Communications Officer will work closely with the Communications Manager, Advocacy Manager, Policy Coordinator and Video Editor to consistently keep in mind the bigger picture of YEE’s communications strategy for messaging to partnerships. Day to day work consists of content creation for YEE projects, designing toolkits and educational materials and joining teams to offer advice on visual identity and messaging. 

Key Responsibilities

Moreover, this position comes with two portfolio focuses: Legal Seeds (Environmental Law Project) and our activities surrounding the UNFCCC COP. This entails:
    • Environmental Law – Legal Seeds is an ongoing project, whose visual identity is already determined, and whose  deliverables are already fixed. This portfolio includes:
      • Promotion of the podcast “Environmental Law Coffee Breaks” with Rethinking Climate;
      • Creation of social media to promote Legal Seeds workshops, training and activities;
      • Proof-reading and publishing their articles.
      • Creation of templates for articles, presentations, videos and other content produced by the team.
      • Attending meetings with the team once a week.
  • UNFCCC COPs is a less fixed position in which a visual identity will have to be developed for UNFCCC COP28 and a communications strategy will have to be determined with the Advocacy Manager and Communications Manager based on our advocacy strategy for COP28. Overall this will include:
    • Creation of a visual identity;
    • Creation of social media to promote YEE’s activities and to recruit volunteers;
    • Creation of campaign material;
    • Article coverage of COP28;
    • Outreach to journalists to help promote a youth perspective. 

What does a typical day as a Strategic Communications Officer look like?

You can expect to work around 3 hours a day, of which one hour would be centred around meetings to check in with colleagues, catching up with emails or Slack messages and generally connecting and communicating with the rest of the team. The rest of the work is typically determined by demand (what campaigns or projects are currently ongoing) and this could look like: designing and researching for social media posts, researching and writing an article or toolkit. The work is diverse and always changing – great for those who enjoy variety and getting to touch upon many topics! 

What are the 2023 goals for this job?

The overarching goal for the Strategic Communications Position is to create an overarching communications strategy for the Advocacy Working Group within a larger plan for YEE designed with the Communications Manager. This strategy will aim to grow our outreach and educational potential!

Who are we looking for?

  • A young person (under the age of 35), from or based in Europe (not limited to European Union Member States), who is/has:
  • A background in communications, journalism, graphic design, climate change, environmental studies or multimedia;
  • Comfortable with platforms and tools such as Google Drive, Zoom, Slack, Notion, Canva & more;
  • Comfortable with graphic design;
  • Proficient/Fluent use of English;
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise projects;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and consistently in a group setting;
  • A positive attitude in the face of the climate and biodiversity crisis;
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  • Skills that would be an asset:
    • Comfortable to expert use of social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & more;
    • Comfortable with TikTok/Reels format;
    • Knowledge of other languages (French, Polish…);
    • Knowledge of environmental youth sphere;
    • Understanding of campaigns;
    • Creativity;
    • Copy-writing skills;
    • Attention to detail.

What do we offer?

  • Part-time position of 15 hours per week with a monthly net salary of 720 Euros (12 Euros per hour), according to a service contract. The position will run from March to July with the possibility of prolonging the contract depending on funding.
  • An inclusive work environment with fun, friendly and passionate colleagues from all corners of Europe;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Remote work or opportunity to work with us in our office in Prague;
  • Possibility to learn and grow very quickly with the opportunity to learn about communications policy-making processes at the national, European and international level;
  • Potential for opportunities to travel during the mandate to cover a YEE event in-person (such as YEE training courses, general assemblies or UN events).

Video Content Creator (Social Media & TikTok)

We are looking to enrich our communications team with a new part-time position (16 hours per month, distributed according to demand e.g 4 hours a week) who would be tasked with the creation and editing of videos for multiple purposes from campaigns, to awareness-raising, to project support, to promotional videos and more. We are looking for someone who is comfortable with TikTok/Reel video format and able to work flexibly around a team and following trends.

Key Responsibilities

What are the 2023 goals for this job?

YEE currently lacks capacity to make, record and edit videos yet we recognise the importance of this format for communications especially with the rise of TikTok and Reels. The overarching goal for this job is to start a consistent and effective use of videos throughout our projects and overarching strategy. 

Who are we looking for?

  • A young person (under the age of 35), from or based in Europe (not limited to European Union Member States), who is/has:
  • A background in video production, communications, journalism or multimedia
  • Comfortable with platforms and tools such as Google Drive, Zoom, Slack, Notion, Canva & more;
  • Proficient with the video-editing software of choice such as Adobe After Effects or Final Cut Pro X;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and consistently in a group setting;
  • A positive attitude in the face of the climate and biodiversity crisis;
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  • Skills that would be an asset:
    • Comfortable to Expert use of social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & more;
    • Comfortable with TikTok/Reels format;
    • Knowledge of other languages (French, Polish…);
    • Knowledge of environmental youth sphere;
    • Understanding of campaigns.

What do we offer?

  • Part-time position of 16 hours per month with a monthly net salary of 192 Euros (12 Euros per hour), according to a service contract. The position will run from March to July with the possibility of prolonging the contract depending on funding.
  • An inclusive work environment with fun, friendly and passionate colleagues from all corners of Europe;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Remote work or opportunity to work with us in our office in Prague;
  • Possibility to learn and grow very quickly with the opportunity to learn about communications and policy-making processes at the national, European and international level;
  • Opportunity for one travel during the mandate to cover and film a YEE event in-person.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:

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Communications Team Members | Part time ​Opportunities

Energy Project Lead | Full time

We’re looking for a young and motivated person to join our Advocacy Team! Deadline: 2nd January, 23.59 CET

What are we working on

The Project Lead of the Energy Project will lead the entire project, working full-time 40h/week. The candidate will work closely with the Sustainable Energy Liaison Officer and will be part of the advocacy team.

The project will focus mainly on the:

  • Phasing out of Fossil Fuels and shifting to Renewable Energy
  • The management of the energy transition through the energy crisis in different countries

Main countries that we will focus on: Germany, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, Denmark and Finland

 

What the job will entail:

Who are we looking for:

What we offer

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Energy Project Lead | Paid Opportunity

We are looking for new Liaison Officers! Apply before the 5th of December 2022

YEE believes in empowering young people and the next generation of leaders who will fight for a fair and green transition. We are seeking a new generation of Liaison Officers. Could this be you? Keep reading to find more information on the roles and application process!

Who are we looking for? Our liaison volunteer should:

  • Be between 16 and 25 years old;
  • Be available around 7-10 hours per week;
  • Have a strong interest in advocacy and promoting sustainable policy and green goals;
  • Be passionate about helping strengthen the voice of youth in European decision-making.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills and a good level of English (the working language of YEE is English so you should be able to clearly express yourself both orally and in writing);
  • Have basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Google Drive,..);
  • Have a good team spirit and be able to be part of a brand-new team;
  • Be organized and meet deadlines;
  • Be creative and innovative with how we can advocate for stronger climate targets;
  • Be committed to the aims of the project and YEE values.

What can you gain from this experience?

The principle behind YEE’s AWG is “learning by doing” – expect this to be a very hands-on role with exposure to political processes and youth movements! It functions as a Leadership program – giving you skills and exposure – over the course of a year. You will also be able to go to international events and conferences such as being part of our delegation UNFCCC COPs.

What we will offer you:

  • Mentorship from professional staff;
  • Independence to work on areas you are passionate in; 
  • Opportunities to explore and represent at external international events; 
  • Working in a team for a duration of one year; 
  • Interpersonal and decision-making skills; 
  • Monthly well-being check-ins and reviews; 
  • Supporting letter when requested

What can you expect as a liaison officer?

  • Biodiversity

  • Climate Crisis

  • Environmental Governance

  • Green Europe

  • Intersectionality

  • Ocean

  • Sustainable Energy

  • Environmental Law

YEE Biodiversity logo

As a LO on Biodiversity Portfolio, you will lead the portfolio and will have the opportunity to dive into the creation of content (e.g. articles), conduct research on the key thematic areas, represent the organisation in related conferences, explore new partnerships with organisations that are working on Biodiversity issues and scale up your networking skills. Last but not least, in this role you will receive support from the Advocacy team to explore fundraising opportunities for your portfolio and get a hint on how the fundraising world works. The role can be shaped according to your needs and aspirations.

2023 priorities: 

  • Focus on EU Biodiversity strategy 2030
  • Examine the new Nature Restoration Law
  • Focus on the findings of COP15 (CBD)

YEE Climate change logo

In the role of Liaison Officer on Climate Crisis, you will be leading YEE’s climate crisis portfolio, taking part in the Advocacy Working Group. You will have the opportunity to participate in international conferences, such as COP, in-person and virtually, develop technical content, and policy documents, organize events and build strategic partnerships. You will support the fundraising for this portfolio, as well as the selection, onboarding and leading of YEE’s COP28 delegation. 

2023 priorities: 

  • Develop the roadmap of YEE’s activities ahead of and during COP28
  • Engage with Member Organizations and partners
  • Build strategic partnerships
  • Create technical and policy content, organise events
  • Recruit COP28 delegates, coordinate the activities of the volunteers
  • Support the implementation of YEE’s campaign on Climate Justice
  • Support fundraising activities

Environmental Governance

As a Liaison Officer on Environmental Governance, you’ll be responsible for not only co-creating your own portfolio on the topic, but also for being available to provide guidance about governance to the Advocacy Working group, member organisations and to the YEE network in general. You’ll have the chance to create content, lead projects, use non-formal education to raise awareness on governance, represent YEE in regional and international settings, seek new partnerships for the network and grow as a professional in the environmental field, among many other opportunities. You’ll also represent YEE as the European Regional Focal Point to the United Nations Environment Program’s Major Group on Children and Youth, and your work will be key to ensuring that young people are represented in environmental governance processes.

2023 priorities: 

  • Create regular content to raise awareness on different topics concerning Environmental Governance;
  • Structure YEE’s participation in the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, which we have recently joined;
  • Contribute to the new UNECE Education for Sustainable Development youth platform, where we’re one of the few members;
  • Increase the interaction with YEE’s Member Organisations, being support for matters related to environmental governance;
  • Collaborate with other liaison officers in projects which can be linked to environmental governance.

Green Europe

As a LO on Green Europe, you will have the opportunity to work primarily on our relationship with EU Institutions and groups, as well as other key green European actors such as Climate Action Network Europe, Generation Climate Europe and more…Projects that fall under this role include our Green Cities project where we work with cities that won green awards to do events for youth, & working on showcasing EU work on the environment such as through our webinar consultation with Frans Timmermans. 

2023 priorities: 

  • Lead on organising meetings with experts, YEE members, and Y7 and Y20 leaders
  • Support the creation of online materials prior to G7 and G20 meetings 
  • Support YEE’s representation to the European Youth Forum 
  • Support work in building partnerships with the EU Commission and the Green Capital Award 2023 
  • Fundraise for organizing event on the Green Capital Award 2023 (Tallinn, Estonia)

As a LO on Intersectionality, you will work on intersectional issues within the climate and environmental crisis. This is a very interesting portfolio as you will have the opportunity to work with all the other portfolios (Climate Crisis, Biodiversity, Oceans, Environmental Governance, Environmental Law) and explore how they link with intersectionality. The two thematic areas that this portfolio will explore are how the environmental change impacts BIPOC communities & women.

2023 priorities: 

  • Organise a training session regarding intersectionality 
  • Conduct research on the linkage of women and environmental issues & raise awareness about key BIPOC figures in the environmental space, their role in the movement and how we can partner up with them to mobilise YEE’s mission and goal, how to integrate the work of BIPOC communities & women into the work being done by Liaison Officers
  • Create partnerships with other organisations working on BIPOC communities
  • Mapping European organisations focusing on women and gender issues
  • Educate internal teams about what we mean when we talk about BIPOC, how to work with them in a way that is not tokenistic and how to centre their needs in collaborative efforts
  • Fundraising

YEE Ocean conservation logo

As a LO on Oceans, you will have the opportunity to dive into the environmental topics related to the arctic and oceans, the marine environment and environmental concerns linked to the shipping sector. You will spread and support initiatives around ocean literacy across Europe, by continuing and strengthening participation in EU4Ocean activities and contribution to UN Ocean Decade projects. You will follow the UNFCCC developments and planning for COP28 and engage with members working on with members involved on Ocean and marine issues to present the priorities and identify synergies. 

2023 priorities: 

  • Support YEE’s ocean advocacy initiatives, especially via our participation in the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC)’s campaigns.
  • Bring forward previous advocacy work on the High Seas Treaty via the BBNJ Youth Network.
  • Develop new educational projects, events, or educational content, based on YEE’s priorities.
  • Liaising and co-organising events with major partner organisations and youth constituencies in the UN system.
  • Importantly, you will also be able to participate in ocean literacy projects and activities of the EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy, a project supported by the European Commission’s DG MARE, and foster new forms of partnership and collaboration with its members.
  • Contribute to the creation of social media content and website articles related to your Portfolio.
  • Represent YEE in Ocean-related high-level events on Ocean governance, policy, and literacy, at the EU and UN levels.

YEE Sustainable energy logo

In close collaboration with the Advocacy Working Group as well as the Project Lead on Sustainable Energy, the Liaison Officer will provide support in the organisation of YEE’s upcoming energy project which focuses on the European energy crisis and coal phasing out messaging. However, creating your own projects and campaigns will be encouraged and supported by YEE.

2023 priorities: 

  • Support the organisation of YEE’s energy-related events, meetings and workshops (both online and onsite)
  • Carry out research, develop educational materials and create social media content in order to increase energy literacy among young people
  • Officially represent YEE at the energy-related events
  • Help to liaise with our existing partners and build new partnerships

Environmental Law and Litigation

In achieving the objectives of the Advocacy Leadership Program (see above), the LO on Environmental Law will be a member of the Environmental Law team, working on the Legal Seeds 2 project. The project has been running for two years already, with the aim of “empowering young people to use the law in their political advocacy”. The main focuses are climate litigation, the Aarhus Convention processes and EU climate laws.

2023 priorities: 

  • Contribute to writing articles, handbooks, social media posts and policy updates to enlarge the knowledge bank explaining the law in simple terms;
  • Conduct non-formal education workshops on environmental law (both online and on-site);
  • Contribute to developing a network of youth, lawyers, scholars, activists, NGOs and other actors active in (EU) environmental law: e.g. reach out to EU universities to build a group of volunteers led by YEE;
  • Liaising with YEE Member Organisations on environmental law issues: engage them in YEE activities and participate in theirs;
  • Be initiated and contribute to fundraising for the project for the year 2023-2024.

Learn more about our advocacy portfolio

 
 
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Liaison Officers | Volunteering Opportunities