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To change everything, it takes everyone!

We’d love to have you join us in fighting for a livable planet! It will take every one of us, and there’s an important role to play, whatever your skills, whatever your interests, whatever amount of time you have.

Volunteer!

Volunteering with 350 Madison is a rewarding way to spend your time. You do not need to have prior experience in the climate field or even know much about the movement. All you need is a willingness to help and learn. Below are some of our more pressing volunteer positions. If none of these strike your fancy, there are tons of opportunities within each campaign team. If you would like to volunteer for one of these positions or you want to learn more, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at nikki.darga@350madison.org.

The Communication Action Team (CAT) is looking for social media savvy volunteers to help get the word out about our work. There are opportunities to work with our website, various social media channels, and the press.
Especially in today’s world of Zoom meetings and working remotely, 350 Madison needs technology to run smoothly. If you are interested in supporting all of our work behind the scenes and have a background with computers and software, consider helping us out as an IT volunteer!
Our Divest & Defund team has been doing weekly actions to put pressure on Chase Bank to divest from fossil fuel interests. They typically take place on Saturday mornings and are a great way to make a difference and spend some virtual time with others.

Intern with us!

Are you interested in getting your foot in the door in the climate advocacy world? 350 Madison has a variety of internships year-round! Our internships are generally 10 hours a week, and the fall and spring internships provide a stipend. We are currently starting our recruitment for the spring semester of 2022.

Please send a resume and cover letter to our volunteer coordinator at nikki.darga@350madison.org or simply email her if you have further questions about the positions.

Below are some of the internships we have available.

350 Madison’s Community Climate Solutions Team (CCST) creates a livable climate for all by:

Helping our region’s governments and institutions set and achieve just, equitable climate goals as fast as possible;

Increasing climate crisis awareness, engagement, and action in our region.

The Working Groups of the Community Climate Solutions Team (CCST) are seeking energetic, responsible interns to join our growing organization. As an intern, you will learn the nuts and bolts of how the CCST is navigating the logistical, policy and leadership challenges of moving from 20th Century energy use practices toward net-zero 21st Century practices. You will work with one of several of our Community Working Groups (CWGs), depending on which one best aligns with your interests. Roles will include, but not be limited to: conducting research on emissions reduction strategies used by cities, counties, and states; participating in creating content about local and state-level climate topics (blog posts, podcasts, infographics, writing about climate topics, potentially video), analyzing and publicizing CCST-created resources, helping design develop networking software, and helping with organizational logistics.

You will work closely with a supervisor, meet weekly with the CCST co-lead and the other interns, and join the set of interns who already have gone on to excellent new positions in the emerging sustainability workforce. The internship includes a stipend.

To apply, please provide a resume and cover letter to Nikki Darga at nikki.darga@350madison.org.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities
Intern Duties and Responsibilities

Participate as a member of project groups

  • Prepare for and attend project group meetings
  • Help these group prepare memos to city officials, and engage in other advocacy efforts
  • Write sustainability-focused comments to members of city commissions and committees.

Conduct research on specified local- or state-level sustainability topics

  • Data gathering techniques will include web-searches, reading reports of national, regional, and local sustainability organizations, and conducting interviews with key stakeholders.
  • Summarizing and presenting research for Project Group volunteers and city officials

Help produce material for our podcast, blog, and other social media series focused on sustainability in the greater Madison area.

Help with organizational logistics

  • Help manage our shared Google Drive
  • Prepare meeting minutes or reports as requested
  • Help with CCST database management.

Other duties as assigned.

Intern Requirements and Qualifications
  • High school degree or equivalent – ideally enrolled in a college degree program
  • Proficient computer skills, including Google Suite and Zoom
  • Has, or is Interested in developing, good organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills – journalism experience a strong asset
  • Self-directed and able to work independently and remotely
  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas
  • Must be available to work 10 hours per week
  • Must provide own computer, phone and access to Internet
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.

The Tar Sands Team of 350 Madison and the Wisconsin chapter of the Sierra Club is seeking an intern to help with our campaign to stop the proposed expansion of Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline in Northern Wisconsin, and to achieve the shutdown of the entire Line 5.

General duties: You may be called to help do and/or coordinate others in doing the following:

  • phone banking to supporters across the state to get them to write Letters to the Editor, attend the virtual DNR (Department of Natural Resources) hearing, submit public comments, and more
  • create infographics about Line 5. which means take the expert testimony and comments given to the WI DNR (Department of Natural Resources) on July 1, 2020, turn them into concepts, slogans, and prose easily understood by the general public, and then turn those into infographics that will attract attention, explain, and motivate people to oppose this pipeline project.
  • use our facebook page to promote our message
  • support the SWSC (Superior Waters Story Corps) by helping to plan and promote storytelling events and online and/or print publications of stories;
  • interact with newspapers to place ads
  • help to plan and to participate in creative public actions

Skills desired:

  • ability to listen carefully, take good notes, and follow instructions in a timely manner.
  • ability to problem solve and take initiative.
  • ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds and political views.
  • Ability to take direction from a supervisor and also from local people fighting the pipeline.
  • Ease in using google docs, email, and Zoom, and the ability to coach others who are having difficulty.
  • Project management skills e.g. helping the group to lay out the needed actions, getting volunteers to take on tasks, keeping track of commitments, reminding people of deadlines, putting out calls for needed info/materials/volunteers, being an archivist and cheerleader.

These skills would be a plus:

  • experience with social media
  • good writing skills
  • experience with Canva or other artistic apps

We are seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join our growing organization. In this position, you will learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit management, including but not limited to: fundraising, grassroots organizing, and community outreach.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities
Intern Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising

  • Participate in donor stewardship efforts
  • Assist in fundraising event planning
  • Assist in database management

Grassroots Organizing

  • Assist 350 Madison in implementing a Get Out the Vote campaign
  • Be part of a team that enlists 350 Madison members to get involved in letter writing, text/phone banking, and other voter turnout efforts
  • Attend and participate in meetings related to community engagement and organizing for our various campaigns
  • Prepare meeting minutes or reports as requested.

Community Outreach

  • Assist our communication team in creating social media posts that engage audiences with 350 Madison
  • Continue work on our developing photo archive
  • Assist in building a photo archive for 350 Madison to draw from

Other duties as assigned.

Intern Requirements and Qualifications
  • High school degree or equivalent – ideally enrolled in a college degree program
  • Proficient computer skills, including Google Suite and Zoom
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed and able to work independently and remotely
  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas
  • Must be available to work 10 hours per week
  • Must provide own computer, phone and access to Internet
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Meet our teams…

350 Madison relies on two types of teams to accomplish our mission. Campaign teams work on core advocacy goals, while operations teams support the campaigns. See something you’d be good at or something you’d like to learn how to do? Fill out this form to let us know your interests, and we’ll schedule a time to talk about how you can best contribute.

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Campaign Teams

Art Collective

The Art Collective is a group of fun-loving people, passionate about averting the climate crisis through the use of creative, humorous and/or artistic means. You don’t have to be an artist to join us! We could use help in all sorts of roles — there’s a place for everyone.
Contact: Russ Bennett, bennett.russ@gmail.com

Climate Justice

The Climate Justice Team is responsible for elevating climate and racial justice as a priority within 350 Madison, raising the awareness of our leaders and members regarding systemic racism and actions they can take to fight racism in both the climate movement and their personal lives, and supporting BIPOC-led organizations in their work to achieve their social and climate justice goals.
Meetings: Second Mondays, 7:00–8:30 pm
Contact:
  Tanace Matthiesen, tanace.matthiesen@350Madison.org; Marian Fredal, marian.fredal@350madison.org

Community Climate Solutions

Community Climate Solutions focuses on making change across Dane County, targeting both systems and individual levels. We assist local governments to achieve climate goals. We broaden and deepen citizen climate crisis awareness and action.
Meetings: Third Thursdays, 5:00–6:00 pm
Contact: Susan Millar,  Susan.Millar@350madison.org; Kermit Hovey, Kermit.Hovey@350madison.org; Julia DePalma, juliadepalma1@gmail.com

Divest & Defund

The Divest & Defund Team works to convince institutions that investments in fossil fuels are not only ethically and fiscally irresponsible, but are literally wrecking the planet we call home—all for profit. We are currently focusing on banks that fund pipeline projects.
Meetings: Fourth Mondays, 7:00–8:30 pm
Contact: divest.defund@350madison.org

Tar Sands

The Tar Sands Team is fighting Enbridge tar sands pipelines in Wisconsin. Our aims are to halt plans for a Line 66 in the Line 61 corridor, to stop the reroute of Line 5 in northern Wisconsin, and to #ShutDownLine5! We support efforts led by those most impacted, including tribes, landowners, and affected community members.
Meetings: First Mondays, 5:45–6:45 pm
Contact: Phyllis Hasbrouck, Phyllis.Hasbrouck@350madison.org

Operations Teams

Communication Action

The Communication Action Team (CAT) provides communication support to the campaigns. CAT services encompass website and social media, press releases, letters to the editor and op-eds, radio spots, email blasts, and photography and video. CAT especially needs new members with expertise in video and graphics arts.
Meetings: Third Mondays, 6:30–8:00 pm
Contact: Emily Park, Emily.Park@350madison.org

Fundraising

The Fundraising Team helps provide financial support for all of our campaign and operations teams and to achieve 350 Madison’s strategic planning goals. We run donor drives, plan special events, and research and write grant applications.
Meetings: Third Wednesdays, 6:00 pm
Contact: Stephanie Robinson, Stephanie.Robinson@350madison.org

Monthly Meeting

The Monthly Meeting Team plans and implements 350 Madison’s monthly public meetings by identifying speakers, coordinating announcements and agenda, and handling setup and break-down. The team especially need new members with experience operating AV equipment.
Contact: Julia Isaacs, Julia.Isaacs@350madison.org; Kelly Kearns, Kelly.Kearns@350madison.org

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Thank you for your interest—and for everything you do!

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