Core Volunteer Trainings

A sampler of all the basic trainings to get you up and running. For new volunteers or anyone who could use a brush-up on a specific topic.

 

Once you've taken Climate Advocate Training, you're ready to connect with your local chapter and jump right in. Core Volunteer Trainings are held weekly on Tuesdays to help you hone your skills in some of CCL's most essential action areas. RSVP to sign-up to attend for any of the trainings below!

Additionally, earn your certificate for attending Core Volunteer Training by signing up for CCL’s Climate Advocacy Certificate Program (deadline to sign up for summer enrollment is May 31st).

Recommended training, resources, and more

Lobbying 201: Planning & Practicing Lobby Meetings

Learn the most important considerations in preparing for our lobby meetings and see a demonstration of what these meetings really look like. Learn now!

June Conference & Lobby Days Q&A

Are you curious about what to expect when you attend either CCL's virtual June Conference or Lobby Days? Join CCL Staff to find out more information and ask your questions! Learn now!

Lobbying 301: Handling Difficult Scenarios

Equipping yourself with the skills to overcome these scenarios will lead to more informed discussions about the benefits of our policy and empower legislators and others to become partners in passing the climate solutions we need. Learn now!

Understanding The Basics Of Congress

Brush up on the basics of how a bill becomes a law, and get insights into what it's like to work and make policy on Capitol Hill. Learn now!

Communicating With Progressives

Best practices for communicating with people of different political beliefs including specific advice for progressive communities Learn now!

Communicating With Conservatives

Best practices for communicating with people of different political beliefs including specific advice for conservative communities Learn now!

Engaging With CCL Community

Learn how to use CCL's main websites to get up to speed, and identify opportunities for participation which match your talents and interests. Learn now!

Using Social Media Basics

An introduction to how you can use Facebook and Twitter in your work with CCL. Learn now!

The Economics Of Carbon Fee & Dividend Policies

Robert Archer, retired US-AID economist, walks through the economic case for carbon fee and dividend. Learn now!

Science of Climate Change

Join our climate scientist action team to learn about the scientific evidence for climate change, and answers common questions. Learn now!

CCL Media Basics

Learn how to write effective letters to the editor and build relationships with members of your local print media. Learn now!

Engaging Community Leaders

Learn how to engage the support of your local community leaders for climate action, and how we collaborate and organize this. Learn now!

Updates w/ CCL's Research Team

CCL continues to bolster our case with top-notch economic modeling. Join CCL's Research Coordinators Rick Knight and Jerry Hinkle for a special training on research updates. 

Chapter Development Basics

This training has been designed to demystify the process of starting, growing and running a CCL chapter, and to give potential group leaders an overarching understanding of what’s involved and what’s possible. Learn now!

Telling Compelling Stories

CCL's Storyteller-in-Residence Peterson Toscano shares his stories about climate advocacy helps you prepare your own. Learn now!

Dive Deeper

Email Tamara Staton, CCL's Education & Resilience Coordinator with any questions or feedback you have.