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Employer: Less Meat Less Heat
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: Animal Welfare & Protection, Communications & Marketing, Conservation & Land Management, Environment & Sustainability, Fundraising
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: International

Job posted on: 03 October, 2017.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

Less Meat Less Heat is grassroots, non-profit organisation dedicated addressing climate change through diet change alongside a transition towards renewable energy. Our work encompasses educating the public about the massive carbon footprint of beef and lamb, subsequently driving down the consumption of these types of meat most damaging to the climate. Livestock agriculture represents both the biggest threat to our climate as well as the biggest opportunity for saving it.

Our vision is for people to adopt a Climatarian diet to help address climate change. One campaign to put this into action is our smartphone app ‘The Climatarian Challenge’, launched by a crowdfunding campaign in 2015. 

For more information on the Climatarian diet check out our founder Mark Pershin’s TED talk

Our organisation relies solely on volunteers to work towards achieving our mission. We were founded in Australia back in early 2015 and we have grown rapidly around the world and are fully setup for remote work. We use Trello, Slack and Google Drive to allow everyone to collaborate efficiently and effectively across each project and will fully train any new volunteers on how to use these platforms. This means that you can volunteer from anywhere so long as you have a decent internet connection and the drive to change the world in a vibrant start-up environment.

We currently have vacancies in our fundraising team so are looking for volunteers able to contribute to a diverse fundraising strategy including:

  • Fundraising Events: organising and participating in fundraising events such as Bunnings BBQs, film screenings, comedy nights and more. At the moment these are based in Melbourne and London (with potential to expand elsewhere) and are a great opportunity to meet other volunteers and engage the local community.
  • Grant-seeking: researching government and foundation grant opportunities, and assisting with the development, writing and submission of funding proposals.
  • Online Donations – helping expand our reach through several platforms including online shopping plugins, Salesforce, merchandise sales and more.
  • Corporate Partnerships – building relationships with corporations to foster partnerships for donations, major gifts and ongoing support for our cause.

Don’t worry if you do not have experience in any of the above areas. So long as you are motivated and keen to learn we will train you up and teach you everything you need to know to succeed. Our only requirement is that you are able to commit at least 3 hours per week (for 3 months minimum).

Other areas of our organisation you might be interested in getting involved in include marketing and communications, research and program development, which are all described on our volunteer page.

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