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!

Recommended training, resources, and more

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!

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!


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

Key Resources & Links

Using Social Media Basics

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

Grassroots Outreach Basics

Everything you need to prepare for successful tabling events and public presentations. 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!

Key Resources & Links

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!

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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!

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!

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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!

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Dive Deeper

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