Opportunities

Would you like to volunteer or work with Climate Justice Union? Yes?? Awesome, this page is for you! 


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VOLUNTEERING WITH CJU

Here at CJU, we have lots of exciting and ongoing volunteer opportunities for people with various skill sets and abilities. You will be supported by experienced organisers and inspired by the passion of our membership base.

Right now we have a number of volunteering opportunities open. Position descriptions for each of these opportunities is available by clicking the relevant link in the list below. 

You can let us know you are interested in any of these opportunities by filling in our Expression of Interest form


Current volunteering opportunities

Stalls and Events Team

  • Stall and Events Volunteer Leader - Coordinate CJU events and stalls and lead a small group of volunteers to attend them. CJU will support you with basic information about CJU, conversations training and stalls resources.

  • Stall and Events Volunteer - Join a team of volunteers who chat to people at various stalls and events. You do not need to be an expert to engage people in conversations about climate justice by listening to their stories, concerns and motivations while sharing a bit about yourself and the CJU. CJU will support you with basic information about CJU, conversations training and stalls resources.

Fundraising Team

  • Fundraising Team Leader - CJU is looking to set up a grassroots fundraising team in order to support members to raise funds for CJU! We’re looking for somebody to coordinate these efforts and provide leadership for a small team of fundraising volunteers. You will work with members to identify suitable and effective grassroots fundraising opportunities that align with CJU values, and support members to successfully pursue those opportunities. This role will primarily involve administration, coordination, and mentorship of volunteers.

  • Grassroots Fundraising Volunteer - Join a team of volunteers who raise funds for CJU in all sorts of ways! You don’t need to be a fundraising expert - you and the team will work together to figure out what fundraising opportunities will be effective AND work for you, and then be supported to make it happen!

    Want to do a bake sale? Sure. Collect cans for recycling? Why not! Host a fundraising event? Yeah! Auction off some art you created? Go for it! Set up tip-jars for donations to CJU at local ethical businesses? The possibilities are endless.

Comms Team

  • Social Media Team Member - Entry level communications team opportunity, helping out with our social media. You don’t need any particular experience for this role, but you do need an eagerness to learn. 

    Communicating on behalf of Climate Justice Union is a bit more complex than most orgs, and will require developing some significant understanding and nuance. Fortunately, you’ll get to work with an experienced team who will help you rapidly develop your understanding of how to communicate responsibly about climate change and climate justice.

Other Positions 

  • CJU Training Coordinator - The Training Coordinator will help put together the training schedule, identify training needs in the community, as well as promote and evaluate the program with other CJU core volunteers and staff. You do not need to be an expert in the training content - CJU has plenty of incredible members who can deliver content, but you are welcome to facilitate content relevant to you.

If you would like to volunteer for any of these opportunities, please click here to fill out our Expression of Interest form.

If none of these opportunities sounds like you, but you are really keen to volunteer with Climate Justice Union please email us. Please include brief information about why you'd like to volunteer with CJU, how much time you can spare, and what types of skills and experiences you have to offer. 

Our values around volunteering

  • Volunteering benefits and builds capacity for the community and the volunteer.
  • Volunteer work is unpaid and always a matter of choice.
  • To enable equitable volunteering CJU will cover out of pocket expenses and provide support to overcome structural barriers where necessary (eg support for child care, internet or transport).
  • Volunteering is a way for individuals or groups to address human, environmental and social needs.
  • Volunteers do not replace paid workers or constitute a threat to the job security of paid workers.
  • As much as possible, volunteers are part of decentralised teams with their own leadership, clear responsibilities and processes.
  • There is no volunteer role or task too small and for those interested CJU provides opportunities for capacity and leadership development.


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Employment Opportunities

From time to time we have employment opportunities. We will list employment opportunities here as they come up. Please click on the relevant link below for a Position Description, which will contain information about how to submit your expression of interest.

For further information about any position listed below, please email admin@climatejusticeunion.org


Current employment opportunities

Membership Growth & Recruitment Officer - This position is for someone who is excited to have strategic and meaningful conversations about climate justice and able to support current members and volunteers to recruit potential members from their own community, at events and stalls.

The Membership Growth and Recruitment Officer will plan and deliver a membership growth and recruitment strategy to strengthen our member base from 225 to 1200 people by our AGM in September, 2025.

This person in this position will work closely with the Secretary and Convenor. They must be based in WA and able to work remotely, and will need the ability to travel regularly to events in Perth metro and surrounding regional areas. CJU will remunerate expenses and may be able to provide office space through a partner organisation, but we do not currently have our own office.

The contract is for 12 months with a view to renew. Renewal will be dependent on performance and organisational financing.

Important information about the position:

  • Part-time position of 16 hours per week (0.4FTE)
  • Salaried position with sick leave, holiday pay, etc
  • Salary of $33,280 (equivalent to $40/hr)
  • Initial 12 month contract period
  • Must be able to work remotely / from home

This position is open to CJU members and non-members alike.

Click here for the position description for our Membership Growth & Recruitment Officer role.

How to apply

To apply please send email including a couple of paragraphs about why you would be a suitable candidate for this role and a copy of your up-to-date resume to: admin@climatejusticeunion.org

Expressions of interest for this position are now open until COB on Friday, 29 April.

We will review and reply to all expressions of interest by or on May 13.


Guiding principles for working and volunteering with CJU

Climate Justice Union is a member-based organisation seeking to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions including exports, a just-transition, and society-wide climate change adaptation in Western Australia.

We will do this with a focus on equity and justice for those most affected by the process of change and/or the impacts of a changing climate.

We are part of and leaders in an inclusive and peaceful movement, and we are committed to maintaining clear principles for involvement, to ensure we care for and maintain solidarity with one another and achieve a just and thriving world for all.

These are our guiding principles:

  • We recognise that those who are most impacted by climate change are often those who contribute the least to the crisis and are least able to take action.
  • Our climate change work is grounded in and based on equity and justice.
  • We practice decolonisation across all of our work, and elevate the voices and views of Aboriginal & Torres Strait people.
  • We practice respect towards all people and their personal circumstances. We will have respect for and be inclusive of women, people of colour, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ, religious faiths, people in poverty and other groups oppressed; whether for economic gain, hate, fear or other reasons.
  • Our actions are non-violent. We will not accept violence, hate or discrimination.
  • We support people to be the best they can be, and practice an inclusive culture of ‘radical hospitality’.
  • We practice informed decision making processes, seeking the views of those who are genuinely impacted by a decision but may not present - because we recognise not everyone has the same capacity to participate.
  • We are accessible, transparent and supportive of member involvement and leadership.
  • We will actively work to reduce our individual and collective greenhouse gas emissions.



Email:  admin@climatejusticeunion.org
Call: +61422738541 

ABN: 23767498078

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We acknowledge that we begin our work as The Climate Justice Union on the Boodja (land) of the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We honour the Wadjuk people and their kin in other Nations and Country across these lands and waters, who have always cared for this place and all who lived here.

We acknowledge First Nations Elders past and present, and acknowledge that those of us living here, who came from across the seas, live on land that was taken, stolen. We acknowledge the responsibility that comes with this understanding and that we personally and collectively benefit from this theft.

As such, we all have a responsibility to decolonise ourselves, our lives and work, and to heal the harm these oppressive systems have inflicted.

Click here to read our full acknowledgements

We are a community union and do not cover you in your workplace. All Climate Justice Union members are also encouraged to join the relevant industrial union. Click here to find your industrial Union.


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