2024 - Scorecards Volunteer Registration: Second Cohort

From late September until mid-October our second and final cohort of Scorecards volunteer will be completing the First Mark!

And we need your help to be able to do this. Last year it took over 200 Scorecards volunteers to assess the actions councils are taking on the climate and ecological emergencies. Can you be one of our 200 volunteers to mark council climate action this year?

If so, apply using the simple form to the right of this screen.

For all three volunteer opportunities below you must be available for:

Scorecards Volunteer Induction
You will receive an invitation for the induction time you selected.
  • Tuesday 17th September 5:30-6:30pm.
  • Thursday 19th September 5:30-6:30pm.
Scorecards Marking Training

We will confirm which training you will be attending closer to the time.

  • Tuesday 24th September 5:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday 26th September 5:30-7:30pm.

Volunteers in the Policy Programme and Scorecard Assessor will be marking specific sections for councils (e.g. only marking all the Transport questions for the councils you are marking). FOI Assessors will be marking all sections. Every volunteer will be trained and supported to answer the questions.

Read a small summary on the three types of volunteering below.

  • Local Climate Policy Programme:
    After last year's success we will run the Policy Programme again - an in-depth introduction to local climate policy.
    This 4-week course will run between Tuesday 1st and Thursday 17th October 2024. It will involve 6 online sessions running alongside scoring Councils. The full session schedule will be sent to you when you are accepted onto the programme but sessions will be scheduled in the early evening. It is up to those accepted onto the Programme to attend the sessions, the only mandatory session is the Scoring Training.
    Previous speakers included experts from the Climate Change Committee, Friends of the Earth and Centre for Alternative Technology.
    The Policy Programme will require a commitment of 15 hours of volunteering each week - including webinars - for the 4-week period.
    A Certificate Ceremony will be held the following week on Thursday 24 October.
    More information on the Policy Programme can be found following this link.
  • Scorecards Assessor:
    This type of volunteering is for those will be marking councils climate action but cannot commit to the Policy Programme. You will still assess councils but at your own pace. Ideally, the Scorecards Assessor would complete 20 hours of volunteering over a 4-week period.
    We will be accepting as many Scorecard Assessors as possible.
    More information on the Scorecards Assessor position can be found following this link.
  • FOI Programme:
    Volunteers in the FOI Programme will assist us in managing the Freedom of Information requests we are sending to councils to answer some of the Scorecard questions. Volunteers on the FOI programme should expect to volunteer about 8-10 hours per week between .

This volunteering will be at your own pace and we will be accepting as many as possible. More information on the FOI Programme can be found following this link.

For all of the 3 volunteer opportunities detailed above you will need to be available for one the Volunteer Induction Sessions and both of the mandatory Scorecards Scoring Training.

  • Volunteer induction
    You will only need to attend induction session on either Tuesday 17th or Thursday 19th September.
  • Scorecards Scoring Training
    You will only need to attend one of the sessions but please keep both of the evening free until you are allocated a  Scorecards section, which will determine which session you need to attend: either Tuesday 24th September or Thursday 26th September. FOI Programme volunteers only need to attend Thursday 26th September.
    You will need to be available from 5:30-7:30pm.
If you are interested in taking part in Cohort 1 (August to September) you can apply following this link.


Who is this Programme for?

In order to apply you must be:

  • Aged over 18

  • Able to commit to approx. 15-20 hours a week for four weeks

  • Based anywhere in the UK

  • Have reliable internet access and access to a computer

  • You do not need to have previous environmental related experience or a relevant degree.

Note: We will not accept current Councillors or Officers. Parish/Town councillors and officers are welcome to apply.

Privacy notice: Your data will be handled according to our GDPR Policy. You can request for your data to be deleted from our records at any point. We will delete all sensitive personal data of volunteers 6 months after the Scorecards launch, this includes email addresses and phone numbers. The only information we will keep for longer will be the first and last name of the volunteer, the section marked and the number of councils they marked.
Many volunteers will use SLACK with us. Volunteers can choose to leave SLACK/WhatsApp channels at any time. We don’t export any data held in SLACK.
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