Join the Global Action Plan Youth Panel
Why join the Global Action Plan Youth Panel
Do you want to take on the climate crisis, not sure where to start?
Maybe you have lots of campaign ideas, but lack resources?
Are you seeking to boost your CV by volunteering in the environmental sector?
Do you want to turn the energy from the climate strikes into concrete action?
The Global Action Plan Youth Panel is a group of 18-25year olds from across the country who feel passionately about addressing climate change. With support from GAP staff they design and run a major campaign each year. They are consulted on GAP projects, providing a youth perspective. They have the opportunity to learn from people who have worked in the sector for 10+ years.
How to apply:
Think about the following questions:
- If you could fix any environmental issue what would it be and why?
- Why do you think young people are an important part of the climate change movement?
- What do you hope to gain from being a member of the Global Action Plan Youth Panel?
Email your responses, along with your name, age and phone number to [email protected]
We will arrange a phone call with all applicants to understand a bit more about you.
Deadline for applications Sunday 10 November
What is the time commitment?
The panel meets once a month for two hours on a weekday (currently the 2nd Wednesday of the month). There will be often be prep or take-away tasks for each meeting – this may add up to another 4hrs a month. We provide snacks, can cover travel expenses or accommodate people dialling into the meeting virtually.
Sometimes the panel will be invited to speak at events, we encourage as many panellists as possible to take up these opportunities and again can cover travel expenses.
Who can apply?
We are looking for 18 – 25-year olds.
You do not need any professional experience in the environmental sector. We encourage people of all backgrounds and interests to apply. We believe that a panel of diverse experience will create the best campaigns.
We are keen to ensure that a wide variety of voices are heard. We strive for our programmes and our actions to be representative and accessible for all - and we know that is only achievable if the people behind those programmes are diverse in all sorts of ways. As a result, we strongly encourage applications from young people who identify as BAME, disabled, LGBTQIA+ or who come from a low-income household.
Will I get paid?
The Youth Panel are voluntary; however you are welcome to use the time to count towards any continued professional development criteria.
What skills will I gain?
Our current panellists have developed skills in marketing, social media, content creation, public speaking, measurement, teamwork and many more.
Have question that hasn’t been answered? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected]