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Kids Save Ocean

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Kids Save Ocean Mission - who we are

Our core mission is to give children everywhere a voice about our planet's environment. We do this by working with the United Nations, exhibiting youth environmental art, and with FateChanger, a mobile app that facilitates children’s true participation in the political process and provides teachers with a platform to deeply engage students about plastic ocean pollution, climate change and sustainability. Our ultimate goal is to give kids a real voice in the world via formal inclusion in the United Nations, a feat the FateChanger app’s opinion-sampling power will make possible. Children deserve a voice in this world. And empowering them may be the help we so desperately need.

Our work has been personally recognized by over 20 world leaders. And we’re just getting started.

Here's a URL to a recent Youtube video I made which gives you an overview of our organisation's history - I made it for a European Commission ocean literacy conference.

You have to cut & paste: https://youtu.be/i030HKlDCAM

Please see much more about the project at: www.kidssaveocean.com

More about the volunteer coordinator position.

We’re looking for a volunteer coordinator, who will be responsible for organizing volunteers who are doing research to find connections, collaborators and journalists. This volunteer position involves assessing and meeting an our rapidly expanding organization’s needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers. With special focus on helping volunteers support our FateChanger app, which is designed to empower youth to both learn about environmental problems and change environmental policy.

This position will take perhaps 5-10 hours/week

Requirements

  • Extremely good written and spoken English (native or near-native speaker). It won't be helpful to apply if your English isn't fluent.
  • Excellent organizational and team coordination abilities-either through experience or natural tendencies
  • Either experience as operations director or similar position, or a natural abilities or interests that will enable you to fulfil this position
  • Some working knowledge of simple databases and MS Office (especially Excel), or ability to quickly learn programs like that
  • Able to communicate pleasantly and effectively with diverse people
  • A sense of adventure-this is an amazing project, and growing unbelievably fast

Responsibilities

  • Εnsure the purpose of our organization and its actions is clearly communicated
  • Keep records of volunteers’ information and assignments
  • Place volunteers in research areas relative to our priorities and needs
  • Communicate regularly with volunteers to ensure they are satisfied and well-placed
  • Update volunteers on anything exciting that happens, as they, in large part, are the organization. Also update them on how close we are to reaching our goals
  • Suggest changes and ideas about how best to coordinate volunteers - your growing experience and insight will be key to enable us to develop a program that tries to give back to the volunteers as much as they give to us

Strongly preferred

  • A stong background in volunteer coordination or a similar well-developed professional skill set.

Are you out there? We really need your help.

About the volunteers you’ll be coordinating

In addition to supporting the FateChanger app, our volunteers will also research media and organizational contacts that we'll connect with at various stages of our project. These contacts will be instrumental in enabling us to extend our reach and transform our idea into a vibrant reality empowering children and stepping up protection of our oceans and climate and helping youth push for creation of a sustainable world.

Other information

This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer-run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world,  as long  they can connect reliably to the internet. Please send your C.V. and an introduction to info@kidssaveocean.com and include "Volunteer Coordinator" in your message subject, and please let us know what especially attracted you to want to contribute your valuable time to help our organization.

We look forward to reading it!

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About Kids Save Ocean

Location:

Heissgasse, Vienna, Vienna 1230, AT

Mission Statement

Our core mission is to give children everywhere a voice about our planet's environment, a mission we currently approach through our mobile app development, our work with the United Nations, and our exhibitions. Integral to that mission is providing teachers with a platform to deeply engage their students about plastic ocean pollution, climate change and the critically related issue of sustainability. Why? Children deserve a voice in this world. And empowering them with one may just be the help we obviously so desperately need. ​

Description

Kids Save Ocean began in 2016 when teacher Peder Hill helped 12-year-olds build a 15-foot whale from trash to bring attention to ocean plastic pollution. Dissatisfied by their inability to have any impact, his efforts expanded to face-painting, exhibitions, the Children’s Clean Ocean Summit at the UN, and the Fatechanger mobile app. Along the way a global network of volunteers joined him, all drawn to the same simple powerful idea: give kids a voice.

The Urgent Need for Sustainability

Education is key to enabling us to transform our world into a sustainable one. Sustainability, however, remains unintegrated into curricula across the globe. Teachers everywhere, students everywhere, need powerful tools today to understand and develop a sustainable world for tomorrow. The future depends on us. There’s no time left to tiptoe.

A Unique Model - Learning Tools with Teeth

Kids Save Ocean’s Fatechanger app and its innovative teaching and learning resources will help fill both these critical voids, creating a platform focused on the visual and visceral issue of ocean plastic pollution (a topic directly connected to sustainability) to deeply engage kids and give them a global voice to impact these challenges - initially through facilitating and tracking a global letter-writing campaign, then through including them informally and eventually formally in the United Nations.

Volunteers power Kids Save Ocean. Please join us.

Children & Youth
Community
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Disaster Response

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 10 hours a week.

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