Volunteer

At WEDO’s headquarters in New York City, there are many opportunities to volunteer and many different ways to do so. If you are interested in interacting directly with WEDO staff members and learning more about environmental and women’s advocacy, here are a few ways to get involved.

 


Volunteer Night – WEDO needs your help with advocacy!

 When : Wednesday, September 4th (5:30pm- 8pm)

Where: WEDO Office, 355 Lexington Avenue, 3rd floor

What: Together with the Global Gender and Climate Alliance and the UNFCCC Secretariat, WEDO has just launched a publication containing the gender-responsive language from all agreements in the history of the international climate change negotiations: Gender Equality and The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: A Compilation of Decision Text.

Our hope is that governments and other stakeholders to the negotiations will use this document as a reference tool to promote policies that address gender inequalities and women’s rights while lessening the impacts of climate change.

To achieve this goal, we need practical assistance with stuffing envelopes to send the publication to delegations that will be attending this year’s Climate Change Conference in Poland (COP19) in November. Getting this document out in large numbers is crucial for informing the policy-makers, and we are hoping for your help.

Pizza will be served during the session, and there will be time to learn about the Friends of WEDO CommitteePlease email Ingrid at ingrid@wedo.org to say if you’re coming. We hope to see you there!

 


Lend a Hand

Have a knack for entertaining? Help out with an upcoming event! WEDO Volunteers are welcome to lend a hand in promoting and hosting events like seminars on grassroots organizing and advocacy, open houses, meet-and-greets with WEDO Partners, and happy hours. Great at organizing and logistics? International conferences like Rio+20 involve careful preparation and teamwork. WEDO Volunteers can aid in the administrative duties and logistics of getting WEDO ready to go!

If you’d like to join our Volunteer mailing list to stay up-to-date volunteer opportunities, e-mail your name and contact information to bridget@wedo.org.

 


Join the Friends of WEDO Committee 

If you’d like to make a commitment to supporting WEDO’s work and helping to advance our message, then this option is for you! Members of our newly formed Friends of WEDO Committee serve as ambassadors for WEDO, supporting initiatives and advocacy work through outreach, networking and communications as well as by participating in the production of bi-monthly activities, trainings and special events. Members of the committee will be part of a passionate and dedicated network of like-minded individuals working together towards a just world. There will also be wine and cheese committee meetings, so really, what are you waiting for? Email friends@wedo.org for more information.

 


Apply for a WEDO Internship or Fellowship

Interns and fellows are an integral part of the WEDO staff, and have many opportunities to make creative and meaningful impacts on our work. Fellows/interns will conduct research and writing, provide administrative assistance, attend meetings, and undertake other tasks as necessary, under the direction of the relevant programmatic staff. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Click here to view our current opportunities.