Mass Audubon's Climate Champions Program

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Mass Audubon is seeking energetic and dedicated volunteers to join our dynamic Climate Champions team

Interested in finding more ways to advocate for nature and climate? Want to meet and work with other volunteer leaders and members who want to protect against the effects of the climate crisis and create inclusive and equitable access to nature?

Working together with the Mass Audubon and our policy and advocacy experts, Climate Champions will shape and strengthen town and state level, environmental policy that help us get to net zero by 2050 and protect against the worst effects of the climate crisis. 

Volunteers will gain the knowledge, skills, inspiration, and connections needed to make change, together. 

About the Program

Climate Champions is a grassroots effort to advocate for nature-based climate solutions such as habitat restoration and protection. The Climate Champions program creates a grassroots network of like-minded individuals who align with and advocate for Mass Audubon’s climate policy goals.

These goals include implementing strong climate mitigation policies from local to federal levels, enhancing the resilience of our communities and habitats to climate and other threats, and making sure that everyone has access to nature and climate resilience in their homes and communities. 

Climate Champion volunteers will be organized into groups, which will plan and implement engagement on behalf of Mass Audubon’s state-level legislative priorities with their local legislative representatives and other decision-makers.

Advocates will receive ongoing support from Mass Audubon staff, including state policy and campaign briefings, training, and skill-building exercises in grassroots advocacy. This is a unique opportunity to advocate collectively for town and state level, climate policy. 

What You Will Do

Climate Champions will volunteer their time each month according to their availability and Mass Audubon’s advocacy opportunities. At minimum, the time commitment will range 3-10 hours a month.

Responsibilities include: 

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  • Participate in trainings on Mass Audubon’s advocacy strategy and state-level, climate policy goals  
  • Help identify connections with decision-makers and understand our influence 
  • Attend regional Climate Champion meetings to plan and implement strategies to engage on Mass Audubon’s legislative priorities with local legislative representatives 
  • Participate in monthly advocacy action calls to join in a monthly statewide action, and for updates on Mass Audubon’s climate policy goals and statewide advocacy events  
  • Participate in constituent meetings and periodic engagements with local legislative representatives to have your voices heard on these climate issues 
  • Optional: Participate in the advocacy webinars “MA Climate Legislation Explained” 
  • Optional: Participate in occasional in-person Boston Lobby Day events 
  • Optional: Participate in, monthly in-person sanctuary gatherings in your region 

What You Will Need

  • A passion for climate action! 
  • A desire to make change at the state-level on climate policies and funding 
  • A commitment to support Mass Audubon and collaborate with other Mass Audubon Climate Champions 
  • An interest in learning about Massachusetts state environmental policy and laws 
  • Ability to organize and/or attend constituent meetings with legislators 
  • Willingness to focus on Mass Audubon’s legislative priorities and climate action goals 

What You Will Gain

  • Hope for our climate! As you work with a dedicated team of climate activists to successfully pass climate legislation 
  • Gain new skills by participating in our advocacy training programs 
  • Volunteer service credit for students with school service requirements 
  • Academic credit available for college students if your institution’s requirements are met 
  • If needed, a letter of recommendation from a highly-respected organization in environmental and conservation networks 
  • Opportunities to meet and work with partner climate, nature and environmental justice organizations 

Become a Climate Champion

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Learn More

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