Volunteer opportunity Climate Change project
Chemists Without Borders
Concerned about climate change?
Feeling like doing something about it?
Become part of our team and help us make a difference!
A volunteer experience / internship / class project with Chemists Without Borders - NGO - will allow you to work close to a biochar producer and farmers in a truly international project !
We use biochar in agriculture to help farmers increasing yields and soil fertility. This also reduces chemicals, fertilizer and water use and it helps the planet, all at the same time!
Something more about the project:
We are promoting the usage of biochar since its production prevents carbon from dead biomass from going back to the atmosphere as CO 2 , where it contributes to global warming.
For more information on biochar, please visit: https://www.chemistswithoutborders.org/Active-Projects/climatechange.php
We have built up four teams of volunteers in the USA, each one paired with 1-3 biochar companies. The volunteers attend webinars and meetings regularly, during which they learn about climate change and the role of biochar in agriculture (and more). We produce visual content to distribute in schools, universities, farmer markets and social media in order to raise awareness on the climate change problem and its possible solutions. We have contributed already to find numerous customers to support biochar companies which we collaborate with. Each customer will have a tailored plan for adding biochar into their soil. A team of scientists and volunteers will follow the progresses by collecting data on soil quality, water intake and final yield of their product over the course of the years. We aim at publishing and sharing our data to demonstrate the good impact that biochar can have on the fertility of the soil and all the advantages that this brings to the growers. At the same time, we would like to highlight the importance that regenerative agriculture and biochar have for our planet.
Currently, we are looking for volunteers based in the US, particularly in the following states: New York, California
- Passion about our mission
- Desire to make a difference in the world
- Writing/editing and verbal communication skills
- Familiarity with social media (FB, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin)
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, required
- Experience with Google Drive, preferred
- Willing to execute day to day tasks and work independently
- Ability to prioritize and follow through effectively
How to do that?
- Contact us via email attaching your resume and your motivation at the following address:
- New York (email@example.com)
- California (firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Participate to a brief online interview
- Join the team of Chemists Without Borders and work on a inspirational real world project and help the planet!
If your location does not match the job posting but you are still interested to know more about the project and make a contribution, do not hesitate to send us your application, as there are possibilities for remote-only (online) work as well.
Most of our volunteers have a scientific background as it is helpful for the understanding and the managing of the projects. However, we welcome anyone with different backgrounds and experiences. Creativity, the ability of thinking outside the box, and to be willing to try something new are key for this position and essential in the CWB environment.
About Chemists Without Borders
20 Corte Dorado, Benicia, CA 94510, US
Our Mission Chemists Without Borders solves humanitarian problems by mobilizing the resources and expertise of the global chemistry community and its networks. Our Vision A global support network of volunteers providing mentoring, information and advice to ensure every person, everywhere, has affordable, consistent and persistent access to: Essential medicines and vaccines Sufficient safe water A sustainable energy supply Education in green chemistry and business which people can apply in their daily lives and teach to others Safe processes in work environments where chemical hazards exist Emergency support, including essential supplies and technology
Our primary goals include, but are not limited to, providing affordable medicines and vaccines to those who need them most, supplying clean water in developing countries, facilitating sustainable energy technologies, supporting chemistry education, and providing emergency disaster relief.
Chemists Without Borders alleviates human suffering in developing countries by:
- Mobilizing global resources and expertise, knowledge and creativity
- Developing self-reliance operating models
- Organizing around sharable processes and activities
- Partnering through social entrepreneurs and humanitarian organizations