Join Our Team

Opening our hearts to the reality of climate change is by itself a courageous practice, perhaps even radical action in a predominant culture that trains us not to be connected to our suffering. It takes courage to turn our purposeful attention towards the issue of global climate change during a time when this is uncomfortable, uncertain and unpopular. Your willingness is the stuff of transformation. Whether we work together on the One Earth Sangha project or not, we are already in sangha with you.

What follows below will orient you to our current needs, give you information about what might be involved and let you know how to follow up with us.

Photo by Kristin BarkerWe have identified what we think are a number of exciting volunteer positions with various levels of qualifications and time requirements. Some positions we can wait to fill; others are needed right away. This might seem a bit like applying for a job, and, well, it is in the sense that we’re all investing together in a process. We’re looking to build a solid team with realistic time commitments and clear roles. We’ll be focused on our tasks but also connecting to one another.

As we aspire to build a vibrant, diverse community fully engaged on climate change, you’ll notice that several positions call for some awareness of the dynamics of privilege (racial, economic, geographic, citizen status, etc.). While you might not have much experience with this topic, qualified candidates will be open to and interested in that ongoing conversation. We also have the intention of connecting to joy, as action in service of life has a way of relieving anxiety. Most of all, we wish to view our work together as practice.

Here are the roles we are looking to add to Team 1ES (Team One Earth Sangha):

Training Supporter

  • Role: Reply to emails from and/or live chats with EcoSattva Training participants as they seek help in registering or participating in the course. All answers will come from either a master FAQ list or, when the question hasn’t been answered, from the One Earth Sangha director. You’ll also be helping us build up our FAQ’s as you answer new questions.
  • Qualifications: Good writing skills, friendly, resourceful, very comfortable in email and editing Google Docs. Experience in editing HTML documents is helpful but not required.
  • Touch Points for Coordination: Director and other supporters
  • Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week beginning September 1 and ending November 30. Or stay on if you want to continue to volunteer!

Engagement Organizer

  • Role: Work with our Sangha farmer other members of our team on big organizing moments like the People’s Climate Movement. Help us develop the networks, strategies and tools for engaging at all scales.
  • Qualifications: Experience in organizing groups for some form of collective action. Awareness of the dynamics of privilege.
  • Touch Points for Coordination: Sangha Farmer and Director
  • Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week.

Numbers Nun (or Numbers Monk, a.k.a. Bookkeeper)

  • Role: Track income and expenses, produce reports and assist in the development of budgets.
  • Qualifications: Bookkeeping experience and good communication skills.
  • Touch Points for Coordination: One Earth Sangha Director
  • Time Commitment: 1 hour per week or less.

Transcriber

  • Role: Transcribe audio talks and webinars for publication on our site.
  • Qualifications: Attention to detail, access to and familiarity with word processing tools.
  • Touch Points for Coordination: Assistant Dharma Editor.
  • Time Commitment: 1 hour per week or less.

Photography Editor

  • Role: Coordinate, select, verify legal and group crowd-sourced images. Supply images to editor(s).
  • Qualifications: Good eye for fitting photos, attention to legalities, online communications. Ideally some awareness of the dynamics of privilege.
  • Touch Points for Coordination: Earth Dharma editors.
  • Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs./wk.

Newsletter Editor

  • Role: Assembling and distributing our quarterly newsletter.
  • Qualifications: Some web editing experience, image manipulation and layout. Familiarity with MailChimp desirable.
  • Touch Points for Coordination: User experience designer and Earth Dharma editors.
  • Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs./wk.

Dharma Harvester

  • Role: Identify and negotiate republishing rights to earth dharma.
  • Transcribe and edit recorded talks, prepare for posting on the site.
  • Qualifications: Experienced writer/editor.
  • Touch Points for Coordination: Lead editor and assistant editor.
  • Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs./wk.

Following Up

If any of these roles sound like a good fit for your interests, skills and availability, we’ll be excited to hear from you. Send an email to connect@1earthsangha.org, include the title of the position(s) you’re interested in and share your answers to the questions below. Don’t feel the need to write a big essay; feel free to keep it short and to the point. That said, if you want to share context, subtleties or your quirky personality, go for it! 

  1. Why are you interested in joining our team? What does working on One Earth Sangha represent to you?
  2. Which position are you interested in?
  3. How do your skills and experience fit the qualifications? Feel free to share additional skills beyond those we mentioned that might be of interest.
  4. Have you held other volunteer positions in the past? If so, what were some of the rewards and challenges of that work? Even if you haven’t, what do you think might be especially rewarding and challenging about working on One Earth Sangha?

Beyond answering these questions, feel free to share anything else that you think might be helpful. If it looks like you might be a good fit for one of our positions, we’ll get back to you in order to continue the conversation. Regardless, we thank you for your expression of love for the Earth and for your interest in joining us on this path.

May you know your belonging to all of life.
May you rest in natural and great peace.

One Comment on “Join Our Team

  1. Good morning from the left coast of Canada.
    While studying last night I was reading through your website and various material again. I am happy to learn that Pope Francis is not the only religious leader shining a light on our natural world and climate change.

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