We here at MCFly are volunteers (the £8,800 from Lush goes to pay for printing, web-hosting and the like). We think volunteering is a Good Thing. And we think that “carbon literacy” is a Good Thing (not quite as good as carbon capability, but that’s for another time).
So, we are delighted to have found this volunteer call-out below in the weekly Manchester Friends of the Earth digest. We are reprinting it, purple prose and all. We know the folks behind Cooler Projects [see interview]. We have every confidence that they will provide training and support; and that while volunteers will help the project, those volunteers will gain in experience, confidence and skills. If you have the time, this is a project to get involved in. (But do leave some time and energy left over for SteadyState Manchester!)
Manchester Carbon Literacy: Project Volunteering Roles
Cooler Projects CIC, a not-for-profit community interest company, based in the Green Fish Centre next door to MFoE, have a number of roles for volunteer project workers to work on the Manchester Carbon Literacy Project.
This project is delivering the Carbon Literacy objective of
Manchester: A Certain Future, the city’s climate change action plan.
This aims to offer everyone who lives, works or studies in Manchester a day’s training in Carbon Literacy. The project is now moving out of its pilot phases and preparing for its public launch later this year.
In order to support the scale-up, volunteer project workers are needed who can offer anything from a regular day a week to a full-time project assignment.
A wide range of skills and experience are required for different roles
including, but not exclusively:
IT and desktop publishing skills;
and academic or practical experience of any of:
schools and education;
commercial business experience;
At the moment these roles are unfunded, but Cooler cover reasonable travel expenses, including a bike allowance, lunch allowance and an opportunity to gain documented experience for qualification support or CV, contributing to a uniquely groundbreaking project in the city and more widely.