A few hours per week
Help bring DearTomorrow to schools and universities to engage youth in climate change action. Classes and school organization all across the country are focused on climate change, many of which could benefit from participating in DearTomorrow and amplify the project’s impact. Examples of our diverse participants include DePaul University (Chicago), MRH Schools (Kansas City), San Jose State University (San Jose), The Scandinavian School of Jersey City (New Jersey), and more. From strategizing our approach to helping schools execute their version of the project, this role will help bring the conversation to local communities and tenfold our impact.
- Identify target schools and organizations that could potentially participate in the project
- Reach out to identified targets and pitch the project to them
- Work with schools that are committed to running the project
- Surface feedback from partner organizations and suggest strategic improvements
DearTomorrow is a digital and archive project for people to personally connect with the issue of climate change, to commit to taking stronger action and to share these stories with friends, family and their social networks. All messages are shared on deartomorrow.org and selected messages are amplified through social platforms, traditional media, videos and public art projects.
DearTomorrow addresses the psychological disconnect by connecting climate change to the personal identities and values that people share across political and social boundaries: parental responsibility, family, and legacy. We offer a personal, hopeful and action-oriented framing for people to connect to climate change, publicly commit to taking stronger personal action and share these stories with their friends, family, community and social networks.
Our design includes best practices in behavior science and climate change communications, including the use of narrative storytelling and visual imagery, creating social norms and relying on trusted messengers (close friend and family, leaders within various communities) who use their own voice and messages to reach their social networks. The project’s focus and design allow us to reach environmentalists and non-environmental alike and work across various communities, including parents, students, and faith-based communities.
DearTomorrow works in collaboration with dozens of US-based partners and co-founded Our Kids’ Climate, an international network of parents organizing for climate action. DearTomorrow has been recognized by MIT Climate Co-Lab, Vox, and 2017 Grist 50 and co-founder Jill Kubit was invited to speak at TED Headquarters in NYC.
DearTomorrow is a sponsored project of United Charitable, a registered 501(c)(3).
- Training Provided
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
This is a flexible volunteer position with a weekly commitment of 3-6 hours, which may be increased or decreased depending on the individual's schedule. Please send your resume and a brief cover letter in the email body highlighting why you would like to volunteer with DearTomorrow. Please include "Education & Youth Engagement Volunteer" in the subject of the email.