Call for Volunteers: Loss and Damage Youth Coalition

Are you interested in taking action for global climate justice? We are a coalition of young people from around the world who are advocating for action on the most severe impacts of climate change, which within the UN Climate Negotiations is called Loss and Damage. You can see our concept note here:

We are seeking volunteers and member organizations to help us in our work. If you are 35 years old or under, you are welcome to join our growing community!

Overview of the Working Groups
By signing up to volunteer, you are signifying your commitment to taking action as a member of LDYC. The following details outline how you can get involved:

1. LDYC has four working groups which you are invited to join: Advocacy, Training, Storytelling, and Communications. We are asking members to choose one working group and consistently contribute to its activities.

a) Training: Training WG develops and delivers interactive training modules/workshops for youth on loss and damage. Trainings WG will provide knowledge sharing on topics such as loss and damage and international climate policy, as well as skills such as storytelling, blogging, and media engagement.

b) Advocacy: Advocacy WG aims to influence governments and world leaders to take action and responsibility to address loss and damage. This will include advocacy of governments and international stakeholders such as negotiators within the UNFCCC, campaigning around loss and damage finance, and hosting global mobilizations.

c) Storytelling: Storytelling WG tell stories about climate change to raise awareness about loss and damage and the resilience of frontline communities through the use of various storytelling techniques, such as blogs, video, and art, to share our stories and link them to the broader demands for justice on loss and damage.

d) Communications: Communications WG creates and shares content about LDYC’s activities, running our social media, building our website, and working with the news media.

Every two weeks, the Working Groups hold meetings where they discuss and strategize campaigns and programs. In the case where some members are unable to make the meeting times, we will offer the option of joining a different working group in a more suitable time zone, or of working asynchronously through the Slack channel. The following is the schedule of the WG meetings:

Communication: Tuesday - 7AM GMT
Storytelling: Monday - 12 PM GMT
Training: Thursday - 4 PM GMT
Advocacy: Saturday - 9AM GMT

2. Working Group members are expected to carry out the following responsibilities:

-Attending all working group meetings for their chosen working group
-Signing up for action items to carry out the work of the working group (for example, in the Communications team, creating content for social media for one week each month)
-Spending 2-5 hours per week on LDYC activities

3. You can sign up to become a general member if you do not wish to be part of any working group, as long as you contribute and participate in actions and campaigns.

NOTE: All members who recommit, be it as general members or working group members, are expected to carry out the following responsibilities:

- Joining LDYC's Slack channel to communicate with others.
- Joining LDYC-wide meetings every 4 to 6 weeks.
- Participating in LDYC campaigns and events as they arise.