Volunteers Wanted

Media Roles

1) Spokespersons
2) Videographers

EMAIL:  [email protected] for more information.

Talks and Training Roles

1) – Training coordinator
2) – NVDA trainers
3) – Monitor and respond to the email account
4) – Logistics and organisation of training/talks (this is an important role and need not involve personally giving training or talks)
5) – Train the trainers
6) – Regen advocate

EMAIL:  [email protected] for more information.


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!

EMAIL:  [email protected] for more information.


Lobbying and Advocacy Roles

1) 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.

2) 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).

3) Research possible funding sources for a CA in Bristol. The One City Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) is fairly keen on setting up a 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)

4) Connect with other councils that are setting up CAs 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

EMAIL:  [email protected] for more information.


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

EMAIL:  [email protected] for more information.


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.

EMAIL: [email protected]


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 who’s 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 

EMAIL: [email protected]


Website Content Editor

We’re looking for someone who can curate and edit the content on this XR Bristol website. No formal experience is necessary as training is provided, though some understanding of copy for websites would be helpful.

You’ll help ensure the look, feel and user experience of the website is aligned with our website guidelines and template. You’ll also need access to a computer and smartphone.

Contact time with this role is around 2-3 hours per week, more if you’re able. We’re happy to answer any further questions you may have about the role.

Contact: [email protected]


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) grown 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, hotsuite 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 Contact: [email protected]

Contact: [email protected]


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.

Contact: [email protected]


Tech Rebels and Website Devolopment

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 analytics and SEO, 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!


Induction Facilitators (x4)

Subgroup of the Communities Working Group (but working closely with the Hosting Team)

WHAT: We have Induction Trainings that run every week as a part of the weekly meetings. We’re currently building a team of people who are interested in facilitating these sessions. Come and inspire the next generation of XR activists!

WHEN: During the weekly meetings, on rotation (approximately 1 meeting per month)

EMAIL: [email protected]


Affinity Group Formation Workshop Facilitators (x4)

Subgroup of the Communities Working Group (but working closely with the Hosting Team)

WHAT: We have Affinity Group Formation Workshops that run every week as a part of the weekly meetings. We’re currently building a team of people who are interested in facilitating these sessions. Come and inspire the next generation of XR activists!

WHEN: During the weekly meetings, on rotation (approximately 1 meeting per month)

EMAIL: [email protected]


Student Coordinator

To work with Giles, the other Student coordinator, to assist with liaising between XR Bristol and student XR 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. We have a preference for a female to join Giles who is already doing this role.

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

Contact: [email protected]


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.

Contact: [email protected]


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.

Contact: [email protected]


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.

Contact: [email protected]


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.

Contact: [email protected]


The welcoming voice of XR Bristol (x2)

Your role will be to call people who have attended a meeting for the first time and be the friendly voice who welcomes them and takes an interest in how they found it. The purpose is to create personal connections and encourage individuals to feel like they are really part of this movement. You will then be in charge of calling them again after a second meeting to ask more specifically how they’d like to apply themselves to XR.

The other group of people you will be calling are those who have signed up online and not been to meetings yet, so to welcome them onboard and along to meetings.

Contact: [email protected]


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]


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! List here: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/bristol-bme-power-list-100-2061960

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

Contact: [email protected]


Newsletter Writer

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

Contact: [email protected]


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!

Contact: [email protected]