Volunteers wanted

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Movement Support Team roles for International Rebellion

Roles for volunteers who want to facilitate a diverse, inclusive, trained rebel population on the sites, and to use the movement building potential of the action to maximise our outreach to all communities.

Stewarding

  • Welcome and inform the public, and anyone joining the action.
  • Deliver leaflets and information about XR
  • Orient people through the different sites
  • Help rebels navigate the sites.
  • Includes night-watching and safeguarding

Integration (recruiting and onboarding)

XR’s version of recruiting and onboarding!

  • Provide information to new rebels wanting to volunteer
  • Direct them to available training sessions
  • Help rebels find suitable roles during the action
  • Make sure that teams across the rebellion have the numbers they need to continue

Rota coordination

Maintain the rota of roles for one or more sites throughout the rebellion so that all our rebels are in the right place at the right time – and, more importantly, that they have a chance to rest and refresh.

Leafleting and outreach (on site)

  • Engage the local community and passers-by through leafleting and other means
  • Talk with businesses and engage with local community groups to share our message and encourage prospective rebels to sign up

Training and induction coordinator

  • Help coordinate and run training and inductions for new rebels on site and remotely, to bring everyone and anyone into the XR organism.
  • Run street inductions to effectively onboard new rebels quickly.

Reactive (on site)

Help direct rebels and members of the public to places on or off site where they can get more information.

Contact: [email protected]

We need your help. Check out our other volunteer roles for International Rebellion


XR Food roles for International Rebellion

XR Bristol are heading to London on the 7th of October to join the International Rebellion and the XR Food crew are fuelling the rebellion. We need help with the following roles…

BREAKFAST: Campsite based, making and serving porridge in the morning (approx. 6am-11am), topping up tea, making the campsite kitchen gazebo nice to wake up to.

OFF/ONSITE CHEF: Onsite or offsite kitchen warriors (Onsite is a gazebo kitchen in the midst of things… offsite is in a nearby indoor kitchen). Chopping and prepping food under instruction from lead chefs. Approx. hours 10am – 9pm (split into 2 shifts)

BAKER: Mega baking cakes and snacks to keep the rebellion in good energy. (hours tbc)

LEAD CHEFS: Lead a team of chefs following a recipe. Delegation and time management important. Experience in kitchens necessary.

REBEL FOOD RIDER: Biking around with trailers of food. bikes and trailers provided. (24/7 split into shifts)

DRIVERS/VANS: We also need people willing to drive their vans full of equipment and food down to London on the 6th/7th October and back again at the end. This can be a drop off system and wouldn’t necessarily require going into central London.

If you would like to come with us in October to quite literally fuel the rebellion then please choose an option or two and email [email protected] with subject heading ‘FUEL THE REBELLION‘ with the following details…

  • NAME
  • PHONE NUMBER
  • EMAIL ADDRESS
  • AVAILIBILITY (starts 7th October and ends 21st October)
  • ROLE 

If you are looking for a role before the 7th October then please email us also on [email protected] with your skills.

We need your help. Check out our other volunteer roles for International Rebellion


World Building and Production team roles for International Rebellion

The World Building and Production team (WB&P) incorporates about 14 different Working Groups (WG’s), each dealing with a specific area for the International Rebellion.

SANITATION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT: Create, sort, maintain and manage recycling/waste streams (systems and team) at the Bristol site. Create/locate and maintain toilets, manage the appropriate disposal of effluent.

TRANSPORT AND STORAGE: Acquiring/hiring vehicles and drivers including cycle trailers, etc. Meeting transport needs of all teams as far as possible. Providing locations for storage of stuff.

CAMP COORDINATION: Fixed overnight camping oversight – Coordinating in with safety, cleanliness, stewarding etc to ensure a safe and healthy environment. Maintaining contact with Rebellion Support Office (RSO) Accommodation team to give information to rebels on the ground about what indoor accommodation is available around the city.

FAMILIES: Creating a family hub and/or family activities and actions. Liaising with RSO Families team to design family orientated action.

DISABILITIES COORDINATION: Ensure accessibility is embedded into the design and implementation of Production and create a safe area for disabled camping and disabled hub. Ensure coordination and communication with all coordination areas and with disabled people in the run up to and during the Rebellion.

LEGAL ADVICE POINT PERSON: In the run up to Rebellion we need someone to be in contact with XR Legal to answer any legal questions that appear as we plan our structures, transport and actions. You don’t need to have legal experience, as there’s a dedicated team for that. You’d simply be the person who takes our questions away and comes back with the answers!

Other WG’s under WB&P that could use a few more rebels include:

  • Site Design & Build
  • Programming
  • Production
  • Creative Actions
  • Sound & Power
  • Sustenance (Food and Water)

More than anything else we’re looking for rebels with the capacity to take on a coordination role for any of the WG’s mentioned above. It’s not as scary as it sounds!

Coordinating a WG doesn’t mean you need to be an expert in that area. And you wouldn’t have to do all the work yourself.

It simply means that you would draw the WG team together to discuss and delegate the different tasks that need doing.

Most importantly, you’ll be in contact with the RSO (Rebellion Support Office) where an “expert” rebel is waiting and eager to help you, advise you, hold your hand and all that nice XR stuff we’re so good at.

So if you think you have time to join the WB&P team in whatever capacity, then email us now with your name, relevant skills and time availability both before, and during the International Rebellion.

Contact: [email protected]

We need your help. Check out our other volunteer roles for International Rebellion


Regenerative Culture & Wellbeing roles

Post-October celebration organiser

WHAT: We urgently need someone to organise a celebration to follow the October International Rebellion, ideally who won’t be attending the Rebellion so that there’s time to organise the event.

TIME COMMITMENT: difficult to determine!

Regen hosts for north, south, central, east, elders and youth meetings

WHAT: As a regen host for these meetings you’ll be responsible for:

  • encouraging regenerative culture in each of the meetings
  • attending the meetings and providing some reflection on regenerative culture
  • facilitating regenerative practices within those meetings

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours a week. Could be done on a rota if there are enough volunteers.

Supervisor for listening circles facilitators

WHAT: You’ll be responsible for:

  • arranging monthly facilitated supervision space for group facilitators to reflect on roles and themes arising, or any ethical issues or concerns arising
  • arranging time and venue
  • promoting the sessions

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours a month.

Regen trainers and workshop facilitators

WHAT: We’re looking for volunteers to hold training sessions for developing a Regenerative Culture or training for Regen roles. This will involve:

  • developing new workshops
  • running already developed workshops
  • arranging times and venues
  • promotion of workshops

Workshops might be:

  • listening circle training
  • emotional debrief training
  • compassion workshops
  • inclusivity training
  • conflict transformation training
  • arrestee emotional support training
  • de-escalation training
  • Joanna Macey
  • 8 Shields

Conflict resilience facilitator

WHAT: As a conflict resilience facilitator, you’ll:

  • co-host conflict resilience sessions in response to any conflicts arising within XR Bristol including arranging times and venues
  • promote conflict resilience sessions
  • support XR Bristol community members with conflict within XR Bristol communities

TIME COMMITMENT: approximately 3 hours per session including preparation time, but you’ll need to be available ad hoc as conflicts arise.

Conflict resilience coordinator

WHAT: As a conflict resilience coordinator you’ll:

  • make sure the Conflict Resilience process is made available and used within office, working groups and affinity groups
  • make sure non-violent communication training is provided for groups who need/request it
  • be the point of contact for anyone wanting to raise a conflict or harassment issue
  • seed, support and grow restorative systems within XR Bristol community
  • grow and sustain an XR Bristol restorative system
  • hold the regenerative flame to grow conflict resilience within XR Bristol

TIME COMMITMENT: 0.5 day a week.

Listening Circles Facilitators (X4)

WHAT: As a listening circle facilitator, you’ll be:

  • co-hosting the regen XR café space
  • co-facilitating listening circles and emotional debriefs (both regular ones and those specifically requested)
  • arranging times and venues
  • involved in promotion

TIME COMMITMENT: 3 hours per session, including prep time. The aim is to build a pool of people who can facilitate flexibly on rotation.

Regen help coordinator

Regen Help is a subgroup of the Regenerative Culture working group that provides immediate support for stressed, grieving or exhausted rebels.

WHAT: As a regen help coordinator, you’ll be:

  • keeping an oversight of which projects are being prioritised within the subgroup
  • staying up-to-date with Therapy Web and offers for professional support
  • liaising with other subgroup coordinators
  • triaging requests for immediate help from rebels in psychological distress
  • checking the regen help email daily, identifying and clarifying what the request for help is, then signposting or requesting that a facilitator or listening practitioner contacts them
  • follow up on email requests to facilitators to check requests have been actioned

TIME COMMITMENT: 0.5-1 day a week.

For any of the above Regenerative Culture & Wellbeing roles please contact: [email protected]


Political Working Group Administrator

WHAT: We need an awesome administrator to help XR Bristol with coordonation. You need to be able to attend the Monday Political Working Group meeting, where you’ll take and update the minutes. 

You’ll also help group members to use BaseCamp, so it’s important you’re familiar with it and are confident supporting others.

WHEN: Monday 6-8pm for meetings and admin tasks through the week. Together these make up about 5hrs per week.

Contact:  [email protected] for more information.


Fundraising Events Coordinator

The Fundraising and Finance Working Group is looking for a Fundraising Events Coordinator. The role will involve planning and organising XR Bristol fundraisers on a (semi) regular basis, and providing support and advice to rebels who want to organise their own fundraisers (either for XR Bristol or for their Affinity Group). No experience required, but a background of events planning would be of benefit. Links with local venues/bands/caterers etc. would also be a bonus. 

Contact: [email protected] if interested, or speak to James at a Bristol Central meeting.


Affinity Group Support roles

Affinity Group Support Team

Mandate: to support affinity groups in forming, getting the training they need and carrying out/participating in successful actions. This team also facilitates communications and mutual aid between affinity groups and working groups around upcoming local and national actions.

Main tasks:- organising bi-weekly ‘Affinity Group Council’ meetings- sharing news between affinity groups and about upcoming XR national actions- finding out about support/trainings affinity groups would like and communicating this to the relevant working groups- assisting with affinity group formation (if desired)

Time: 3 hours per week or more if you’re keen!

Red Brigade Support Team

The Red Brigade is looking to recruit a support team to accompany and chaperone them on actions. This would include: providing actions well-being; providing food and water for Brigade members; stewarding; liaising with the media; liaising with the public, police and security personal as required to ensure a peaceful and non-violent presence. 

The support team would not be a part of the Red Brigade per se but could have their own uniform or dress code in the spirit of the Brigade. 

This role could suit an AG looking for low-arrestable actions. 

For any of the above Affinity Group Support roles please contact: [email protected]


Hosting Team Organisers

WHAT: Want to be part of the team that organises our awesome weekly Rebels’ Meetings? Then this is the group for you! We’re looking for rebels who can help liaise with other Working Groups to ensure that weekly meetings meet their aims and who can be on-hand to help with the set-up of spaces for weekly meetings. If you’re comfortable facilitating workshops or meetings then that’s great too, but by no means essential. As we grow as a movement, the need to organise effective meetings is going to become more and more necessary, so you’ll be making an important contribution to XR’s success.

WHEN:  2-6 hours per week which might include;

– attending Working Group Meetings on Mondays (6pm);
– follow-on action points from meetings including liaising with other working groups, facilitators, and scheduling activities;
– helping to procure materials etc. for activities at Rebel’s meetings;
– finding venues that will accommodate the wider Bristol XR group as we grow;  and
– helping with set-up and pack-down of 1+ weekly meetings per week.

Contact: If you’re interested in the above Hosting Team role and being at the heart of the beautiful organism that is XR Bristol, then email [email protected] and come join the Hosting Team.


Welcome Team roles

Welcome Team

Subgroup of the Hosting and Integration Working Groups.

WHAT: Every week, we’re getting lots of new people in through the doors of our weekly meetings. We need some lovely friendly people whose role is to welcome them into the space as they first arrive…to say hello, give them a leaflet, point them in the direction of the food table and loos, and maybe link them up with other new people and check in with them before they leave. It’ll be fun! Come and get involved.

WHEN: Weekly meetings (North, South or Central) – need to arrive ten mins early.

Welcome Team Coordinator

Subgroup of the Hosting and Integration Working Groups.

WHAT: Every week, we’re getting lots of new people in through the doors of our weekly meetings. We need someone to recruit and organise a Welcome Team of lovely friendly people who will welcome new people, say hello, make them comfortable and oriented and maybe link them up with other new people and check in with them before they leave. This is a crucial role and we really need you!

WHEN: Approx. 30 mins of prep per week plus attendance at your preferred weekly meetings (North, South or Central) – need to be able to regularly arrive early to the meetings.

WhatsApp Wonders

WHAT: XR Bristol’s WhatsApp news broadcasts and local area chats are a great and easy way for rebels old and new to find out about events and actions, keep in touch with each other and organise local actions and outreach activities together. 

We need people with Comms skills, at least some knowledge of XR Bristol key information (or where to find it!) and a smartphone to post key information among the groups and help to answer any questions that arise. 

It’s easy, it’s vital, and it can be fitted into small chunks of time through the week. There’s also a sense of satisfaction in helping people get the information they need.

WHEN: 1-2 hours per week, either all at once or spread out during the week.

WhatsApp Media Representative

We’re also looking for someone who can fulfil a WhatsApp Admin role (see above!) but also represent the WhatsApp Team in the Media and Messaging Working Group.

WHAT: This would entail looking after a handful of local WhatsApp groups, which would take about 30 mins a week plus occasional meetings, and then attending some Media and Messaging Working Group meetings to keep up to date on strategy and upcoming content.

WHEN: 1-2 hours per week, either all at once or spread out during the week.

For any of the above Welcome Team roles please contact: [email protected] for more information.


Talks and Training roles

The Talks and Training Working Group organises and gives Heading for Extinction Talks in and around Bristol, as well organising Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training for new rebels. We have lots of roles available in the team:

  • Training coordinator
  • Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) trainers
  • Monitor and respond to the email account
  • Logistics and organisation of training/talks (this is an important role and need not involve personally giving training or talks)
  • Train the trainers
  • Regen advocate

Contact: [email protected] for more information.


Media and Messaging roles

Spokespeople

We’re looking for confident rebels who can talk to the media on behalf of XR. No previous experience or training is required as we will be holding training sessions in the runup to October’s International Rebellion. We’re especially keen to build a list of spokespeople that represents the diverse mix of people in Bristol, so please get in touch whatever background you are from.

We’re always interested to hear from people who have expertise in a certain area, such as ecology, climate science, transport or agriculture, but equally if you are simply passionate about Extinction Rebellion and are able to calmly and confidently explain our aims and demands we’d love to hear from you.

Videographers and Photographers

We’re always looking for videographers and photographers to create content for sharing on social media and with the press. Whether you love to create snappy videos for Instagram, take photos at the heart of the action, or work on longer documentary pieces, we need it all. You will work with the Media and Messaging Working Group to come up with ideas, and alongside other videographers and photographers in the team to share photos, footage and skills to produce content.

Content Coordinator

We’re looking for someone who can create and curate, archive and distribute content for use across our social media channels and with the press:  photos, video, audio and written. You will be the main point of contact for content production and archiving material, maintain our list of photographers and videographers and share content with the rest of the team for further use.

For any of the above Media & Messaging roles please contact: [email protected] for more information.


Newsletter Editor

This role will be about communicating all the exciting news in both our regional XR and wider, national news + developments. There are templates available to help you and a Media Team to support you.

Contact: [email protected] to find out more.


Newspaper Coordinator

What: To coordinate delivery/collection of XR’s new fortnightly newspaper, ‘The Hourglass’, with other XR group coordinators in the South West, and organise distribution on foot in Bristol.

WHEN: 3 hours per week. Could do more depending on time and enthusiasm.

Contact: [email protected] to find out more.


Social Media roles

Social Media Working Group (x10)

PLATFORMS REQUIRED: INSTAGRAM, SNAPCHAT, REDDIT & EMAIL

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: If you have experience with the above platforms (or others where we can have presence), and have time available to help, we need YOU to virally (or fungally) grow the Rebellion.

TIME COMMITMENT: From a couple of hours a week up to full time roles.

TASKS AVAILABLE:

  • Create, curate and post content following overall story telling strategy, scheduling posts using buffer, Hootsuite or equivalent platform so that they can be proofread by coordinator or designated person
  • Post events (information generally comes over email), and then promote events over each platform
  • Attend to XR Bristol events to take photos, videos and live streams
  • Monitor and reply to public comments when appropriate
  • Reply to private messages and signpost people when necessary – Reply to emails and signpost appropriately
  • Manage Facebook groups, designing systems to allow them to fulfill their purpose
  • Reply to emails and signpost appropriately
  • Monitor twitter and news for important news that we need to react to
  • Ask those who’ve interacted with our posts to like our pages

Social Media Influencer Outreach (x2)

This role is for those who have a keen eye on influential people out there on socials. To make an ever-growing list of groups, pages and individuals who we can connect with on social media and can help us get the word out. Then, contacting them and keeping up relationships. You’ll be good at talking to people, clearly communicating your asks to them and be confident, with an air of professionalism with well known people.

For any of the above Social Media roles please contact: [email protected]


Rebels Must Read & Watch Advocate

Literature Distribution: Skills needed – sales, education, reading group coordinator, running study groups, admin, book and film reviewers and negotiating book rights. If you think you might have time to sell books at XR’s weekly meetings or specific skills not mentioned here please be in touch. Opportunities include travel to festivals, making new friends, getting to know XR’s theory of change a whole lot better and reading!

Contact: [email protected] for more information.


Lobbying and Advocacy roles

Bristol North and South Lobbying and Advocacy Representatives

Attend both the Monday working group and Tuesday Bristol North and South Rebel meetings. Explain L&A activities at weekly rebel meetings and recruit people for campaigns and project support. Two evening meetings per week plus 2-3 hours depending on availability.

Union Engagement –
Creating and improving links with unions

We need someone with union contacts to help with getting unions and their members on board and active within XR. Unions can engage with a large membership and will help XR by improving inclusivity / engagement with a broader base and ensuring that a diverse range of voices are heard and a wider section of society is informed and involved. Having strong links with unions will also help increase numbers during actions. Time: 3-4 hours per week (less if shared by a couple of Rebels).

Citizen’s Assembly (CA) Funding Researcher –
Research possible funding sources for a CA in Bristol

The One City Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) is fairly keen on setting up a Citizen’s Assembly (CA) for Bristol in the Climate Emergency. A sticking point seems to be how it could be funded. I’ve created a list of possible funding sources, but more research is needed into: whether these sources are viable; how much money they could provide; and, what other possible sources are out there. We could then produce a short report to deliver to the ESB. Time: 3-4 hours per week (less if shared by a couple of Rebels)

Citizen’s Assembly Researcher on UK Councils –
Connect with other councils that are setting up CA’s on Climate Emergency

Research which councils are using a CA to advise on how to react to the Climate Emergency. Use phone and email to make contact with relevant people in those councils: to share information on how they are delivering the CA, the remit of the CA and how their recommendations will be implemented. Time: a couple of hours per week.

External Coordinator

Attend both the Monday Working Group and Coordinators meetings.  Act as a conduit for information between the two groups. Attend a meeting with councillors, Bristol City Council staff and the Major. Confer with other coordinators on political strategy and messaging.

Time: Monday 6-9:30pm for meetings and coordinate tasks through the week. Together these make up about 8hrs per week.

Contact: [email protected] for more information on any of the above Lobbying and Advocacy roles.


Website Development and Tech Rebels

If you’d like to get involved and help XR and have an interest in the technical side of the movement or have a technical mind this is a call out for you. We would like help with learning new online software applications, website design and online support. On a more technical note, we also have a need for experienced WordPress theme Developers to join our team of coders.

If this sounds interesting please contact [email protected] It doesn’t matter how much of your time you can offer, it would be great to hear from you!


Adding signed-up Rebels to our system

This role will mean entering information given on the ‘taking action to spark a rebellion’ sheets into our database.

Contact: [email protected] for more information.


Communities Team roles

Youth, Local & BAME Community Groups connection making (x3)

Researching + bringing on board youth influencers in Bristol and local community groups like Made In Bristol/bcfm/ujima. Also to contact the 100 most influential BAME people in Bristol, one of which is already on board!

You’ll be about keeping up relationships, a friendly point of contact and confident in communicating the movement and how they can help.

Stalls Coordinator

Stalls are a great way to get the word out. We run stalls in different locations and would like to run other regular stalls. This requires a couple of people to choose locations, set up the stall, talk to members of the public about the ecological crisis and XR. May also involve liaising with postcode coordinators to facilitate stalls in local areas.

3 hours per week. Could do more depending on time and enthusiasm.

Flyering Coordinator

To work with the other Flyering coordinator, organising and advertising flyering sessions aimed at community mobilising, advertising events/talks etc. May involve working with postcode groups to facilitate flyering in their local area. Could also involve working with members of the Arts group and other Communities group members to design/produce new flyers.

3 hours per week. Could do more depending on time and enthusiasm.

Door-knocking Coordinator

Organising and advertising door-knocking sessions aimed at community mobilising. May involve working with postcode groups to facilitate door-knocking in their local area.

3 hours per week. Could do more depending on time and enthusiasm.

Student Coordinator

To work with other Student Coordinators, to assist with liaising between XR Bristol and XR student groups. This role will also involve helping to recruit more students and advertising/facilitating student actions. Likely to involve liaising with other coordinators e.g. Youth/Talks/Stalls.

3 hours per week. Could do more depending on time and enthusiasm.

Youth Coordinator (x2)

Not all students are youths and not all youths are students! This will involve advertising and helping to plan Youth Strike days, as well as other activities to spread the word among young people.

3 hours per week. Could do more depending on time and enthusiasm.

For any of the above Communities Team roles please contact: [email protected]