Volunteering for Disaster Relief
An increase in the frequency and severity of disasters, both natural and human-induced, is a well-documented outcome of climate change. Correspondingly, the use of volunteers in disaster has been proven essential to respond to the impacts, rebuild communities, and to create the resilience to be better enabled to recover from and even prevent the next disaster. This theme will focus on using volunteering to accelerate resilience through adaptation,and the ability of communities to respond effectively to the threats of climate change.
Volunteering to Protect Nature, Land & Oceans
This theme will focus on volunteering to sustainably manage and conserve natural areas such as forests which act as carbon sinks and biodiversity hotspots. Protecting and restoring these areas is critical to reducing carbon in the atmosphere and mitigating further damage from climate change. Key questions here will revolve around how volunteering can support people to become more aware of and active in the protection of natural resources.
Volunteering for Youth Education & Skills
This theme will focus on volunteering to include investment in youth-led innovation and entrepreneurship, inclusion in policymaking processes, capacity building and transforming education to close the skills gap for green jobs aligned with climate action.