Thank you for applying to be a volunteer at the Auckland Climate Challenge Conference! The conference will be held on the 25th & 26th of May at the University of Auckland. Volunteers may be required to arrive as early as 8 am and leave as late as 5 pm on each day. Volunteers will also need to be available on the evening of Friday 24th of May for a training evening.
Below are some descriptions of the types of volunteer roles we have. Please choose your first and second preference and we'll try our best to accommodate you in that role however if the spaces are already full we may place you into another role we see fit.
Welfare: This volunteer is the point of contact for students at the conference who need emotional or physical support. This might include students who are: - Wanting to talk about overwhelming issues from the conference content- Wanting to talk about bullying within the conference- Wanting a place to relax and be left alone- Students with physical injuries made during the conference- Most likely are students wanting a nice quiet place to sit and a friend to chat with
Ideally, they would have first aid training, and if not, basic understanding of minor first aid and will be given the contact of a volunteer with first aid training at the conference. This volunteer will have quick access to a first aid kit.
This volunteer will always need to have the phone with the welfare number close to them and on loud ready to respond to students who need them. They should stay within close proximity to the ‘Welfare Room’ designated to students who need some time out. This role can be taken in shifts.
Logistics: This volunteer works with the logistics officers to ensure the weekend runs smoothly. They may also be a welfare officer in shifts, workshop facilitators, and workshop assistants. Their role will include:- Directing students as they move between workshops, breaks, speakers and the excursion- Setting up and packing down- Moving food to the break area- Answering students questions- Ensuring concerns and complaints are taken to the right person- Registering students
Workshop Facilitators: This is a volunteer who runs the workshops students take part in over the course of the weekend. They will either be:- Running their own workshop which has been created in partnership with the local Climate Challenge Committee- Running a workshop which the Climate Challenge committee has designed
If running a workshop designed by the Climate Challenge they will be trained on how to run these workshops by members of Generation Zero and the Climate Challenge committee about two weeks before the conference.
All workshop facilitators will be supported with the resources they need, a room arrangement that suits their workshop’s needs and workshop assistants if required.
This volunteer may be required to help facilitate discussions in excursion workshops.
Workshop Assistants: This is a volunteer who supports the running of workshops throughout the weekend. Their roles will include:- Supporting groups of students who have questions- Handing out material during the workshop- Facilitating group discussions- Dealing with conflict - Helping set up the room and clean up afterward
They will be supported through a quick training the night before the conference during set up on how best to interact with the attendees during the workshops in order to support their learning.
Media: This is a volunteer who will part of the media team in-charge of capturing the event through photographs and videos. Their role will include:- Taking photos of delegates, speakers, workshops, excursions and the MP panel while in action- Filming the event - Utilising their own DSLR standard camera - Having sufficient knowledge and access to editing software and being able to timely deliver finished photographs to the organizing committee
They will be split up into two groups; a photography group and a videography group and be dispersed throughout the conference.
If you have any questions or queries regarding your application, don't hesitate to contact us at Auckland.email@example.com
Nga Mihi Nui, The Auckland Climate Challenge Organising Committee