This can be in both educating pupils about climate change and supporting schools on their own journeys to net zero.
There are a range of volunteering opportunities, tailored to the school’s identified needs and priorities, and the interests and skills of the volunteer. Examples of activities include:
- presentations within curriculum lessons
- support teacher CPD
- advice to school leaders or governors on cutting carbon emissions
- working with school Eco Clubs or Eco School Committees
- mentoring a Key Stage 2 or 3 STEM Club working on the Sustainable Transport Challenge
- careers talks and fairs
Volunteers ambassadors will be supported through an online induction as well as targeted training in small cohorts to develop their skills in communicating research with a younger audience. These roles are voluntary and will need to be completed in your own time.
This Climate Ambassador Guide provides more details about the role, the types of activities you could be involved with and the benefits of volunteering to this scheme.
Benefits of Climate Ambassadors
|Climate Ambassadors||Pupils||Teachers and schools|
|make genuine impact in the lives of pupils and inspire future climate professionals||pupils can develop the skills and knowledge they'll need to address the changing climate||provides guidance on developing a climate action plan|
|gain a sense of achievement as you share your experience and expertise with a new audience||pupils will have access to an inspiring role model||develops a link to a climate expert to help advise on bringing climate education into the curriculum|
|develop your own career skills, especially communication||pupils will gain an insight to the current careers working on sustainability challenges||gain the experience and confidence to have relevant and contextual careers conversations with young people|