ECA Equity Advisory Committee – we’re looking for members


ECA is following through on its commitment to anti-racism, by examining all of its work to assure that it is free of racist and exclusionary practices and indifference

We have pledged to defend Black lives, to protect the oppressed and those whose voices are not heard. We will continue to demand love, truth, a habitable planet, and fundamental human rights for all. We will not stop until change fully comes.

If your commitment to climate justice is solidly grounded in anti-racism, we need you to help us honor our pledge: JOIN THE NEW ECA EQUITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ECA is proud to announce the formation of a new ECA Equity Advisory Committee. We are seeking committed members to join and lead this committee.
This committee will ensure ECA’s commitment to climate and environmental justice through the lens of anti-racism by creating a framework for guiding and evaluating all our organizational efforts.
Committee members will work closely with all ECA committees and initiatives and help identify other like minded organizations for possible future collaborative endeavors. The work of this committee, and all ECA work, is based on the Jemez Principleswhich reflect our commitment to being an inclusive, respectful and grass-roots organization. Committee members should expect to commit about 10 hours each month for various committee meetings and follow up work.
The Equity Advisory Committee is open to ECA members and those from other collaborating organizations.
If you are interested in joining this committee, please complete the online questionnaire. Applications will be screened and approved by the ECA Coordinating Council.

If you’re interested in joining this committee please complete the ECA Equity Advisory Committee Questionnaire

(Click the link above to see the full Equity Advisory Committee Description at the top of the Questionnaire form)


Climate justice is a term used to frame global warming as an ethical and political issue, rather than one that is purely environmental or physical in nature.
Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
Anti-racism can be defined as some form of focused and sustained action, with the intent to change a system or an institutional policy, practice, procedure, behavior, or idea which has racist effects.


Elder Outreach Volunteer – Climate Emergency Declaration Project

The Climate Mobilization and ECA seek a volunteer who can spend 5 hours a week providing administrative and outreach
support to an emerging partnership between The Climate Mobilization and Elders Climate Action.  

This volunteer’s duties will include:

  • Working directly with Elders Climate Action to engage the organization’s members in local Climate Emergency campaigns, whether by inviting them to join calls / webinars, sending them informational materials, or doing direct outreach (i.e. holding phone conversations about the possibility of starting a Climate Emergency campaign)
  • Connecting climate activists with additional support and training opportunities provided by The Climate Mobilization

Qualifications desired for this role are:

  • Passion for taking action on climate change
  • Strong phone and email communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and persuasive skills
  • Proficient in computer skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including a track record of being able to use time effectively and prioritize among competing demands
  • Competency or past experiences working with elders is preferred

To apply for this volunteer position please complete the Volunteer form or reach out to us at



ECA Volunteer Chapter Coordinator

Chapter Coordinator may do the following:

  • Help identify opportunities and provide information/resources to support  chapters/teams as they build and engage membership.   
  • Help a chapter create and set up chapter resources, engaging in outreach to potential chapter members, promoting the chapter through media, helping to identify and build collaborations with other climate-activist groups at the local level, and other activities to support ECA chapters in their work.  
  • Focus on a single chapter (as time and need permitted) or on several chapters.
  • Work with Council of Chapters Chair and Chapter Leaders
  • Assist Council of Chapter Chair with administrative tasks


Qualifications desired 

  • Passion for taking action on climate change
  • Computer proficiency
  • Comfortable with utilizing videoconference 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working remotely
  • Experience in community organizing and outreach


ONE or TWO ECA Members::  5 – 15 hours per month. 

[Preference would be given to individuals who are already members of an ECA chapter and thus have ECA chapter experience or who have been actively involved in other grassroots groups in the past and bring that experience to our work.]

To apply for this volunteer position please complete the Volunteer form or reach out to us at


ECA Volunteer Marketing & Communications

Communications & Marketing 

This committee is responsible for communication with members and the public with the goal of expanding the number of elders engaged with ECA. Our communications focus on three areas: informing, inspiring and engaging elders. This is accomplished through use of social media postings, a monthly e-newsletter, bi-monthly or more frequent bulletins, monthly National Calls with guest speakers,  monthly Tea and Talk conversations that create a sense of community and occasional UJoin letters to elected officials. This committee, working with our paid staff person, helps develop, compose and edit all written material for our website, newsletter and all marketing materials including for national events and collaborations. The committee is responsible for responding to media inquiries and presenting the public face of ECA. 


Time commitment:  3 hours/month for bi-monthly committee meetings, additional 1-3 hours/month for writing, editing and soliciting of articles, other committee responsibilities.


Duties may include

  • Attending Communications Committee team meetings
  • Assisting in planning newsletter content
  • Participating in planning for national ECA calls
  • Posting on social media: FaceBook and Twitter
  • Proof reading documents for distribution
  • Assisting in writing letters to the editor or letters for members to sign
  • Developing content for bulletins
  • Developing  web content, newsletter articles


Qualifications desired

  • Passion for acting  on climate change
  • Computer skills
  • Comfortable with utilizing videoconference 
  • Team player
  • Comfortable working remotely
  • Ability to write and proofread newsletters and other documents

To apply for this volunteer position please complete the Volunteer form or reach out to us at



ECA Volunteer National Coordinating Council

The Coordinating Council of ECA is currently composed of the co-chairs of ECA and the chairs of various committees. The organization operates based on the Jemez principles, valuing a bottom-up, grassroots approach. It is the intention of the Coordinating Council that our group’s membership expand to include other engaged ECA members. Beginning in the Fall of 2018 we will invite two other members to join the Coordinating Council and then in 2019 add an additional two members. In order to be considered for the Coordinating Council, individuals must be members of the national ECA organization and have been involved with ECA either on a committee or in a chapter.  It should be noted that this is a hands on council with the expectation of work being performed by all members. The Coordinating Council is able to assure the vision and mission of the organization is being upheld through the integration of the committees. Through feedback from chapters and members, the Council will keep a pulse on the priorities at the grassroots level and plan accordingly.


Each member of the Coordinating Council is expected to participate in the following ways:

  • Attend meetings held twice a month, using the Zoom platform. Meetings are generally held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7pm EST, 4pm PST and last for 60-90 minutes.
  • Participate actively in these meetings, offering suggestions, engaging in consensus building for decisions,  volunteering to take notes, and taking on other tasks as needed.
  • Participate in ad-hoc teams that are tasked with specific projects.
  • Co-host at least one monthly National Call each year.
  • Co-host or lead webinars sponsored by ECA
  • Serve as an ECA leader in other ways as needed.
  • Actively work on any national campaigns
  • Participate in strategic planning for ECA and the development of annual goals
  • Coordinating Council members are expected to participate in fundraising campaigns, whether it be by encouraging donations from others, taking a leadership role to assist with fundraising efforts or by making small or large donations themselves. 
  • Serve as an active member of one of ECA’s chapter leaders, manage  a national project or one of the national committees.

To apply for this volunteer position please complete the Volunteer form or reach out to us at


ECA Volunteer Historian/Archivist

This volunteer position is responsible for tracking, saving and cataloging all media and social media posts about ECA and its members.

Time commitment: 3 hours/month for bi-monthly Communications Committee meetings, additional 1-3 hours/month to consolidate and catalog media articles which reference ECA or its members.


Duties may include

  •  Attending Communications Committee team meetings
  • Review any articles or social media posts that mention ECA or its members
  • Catalog the articles and social media posts


Qualifications desired

  • Passion for taking action on climate change
  • Computer skills
  • Comfortable with utilizing videoconference 
  • Team player
  • Comfortable working remotely
  • Data management/organizing skills
  • Able to work independently


To apply for this volunteer position please complete the Volunteer form or reach out to us at


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