We need volunteers to help further 350 Chicago’s objectives regarding fossil fuel divestment and mitigating the climate crisis. Our work includes campaigning to have Illinois divest from fossil fuel assets and ending the financing of fossil fuel infrastructure. 350 Chicago also promotes and supports climate policy and action in Chicago and across the state while working to quicken the transition to 100% clean energy.


Want to join us?  Fill out our New Volunteer Survey to tell us a bit about yourself.  We’ll  match you with volunteer opportunities within our chapter that best fit your interests and skills.


Low Level Commitments

  • Attend actions
  • Assist in tabling at events
  • Share info with 350 Chicago members regarding climate change and climate activism 
  • Help publicize events
  • Inform 350 Chicago about events or locations where we can table or educate individuals and groups about climate change
  • Share ideas with 350 Chicago about local mitigation and adaptation strategies for our group to tackle 
  • Attend 350 Chicago events (like our occasional happy hours) to learn more about divestment and local climate actions 

Mid Level Commitments

  • Assist in organizing actions with veteran members of 350 Chicago
  • Attend regular 350 Chicago monthly meetings, and/or committee meetings related to divestment, policy, communications, or fundraising
  • Organize a tabling event for 350 Chicago to collect signatures on petitions and/or postcards to be sent to state legislators or city alderpersons
  • Attend a meeting with an alderperson, state representative, or other relevant politician or institution 
  • Speak about 350 Chicago and climate change as requested
  • Write blog posts for 350 Chicago website 
  • Support 350 Chicago’s communications, including through our newsletter and social media 
  • Host an event for educational and recruitment purposes at a library, community center, public space, or home, such as showing a film or hosting a speaker regarding climate change 

High Level Commitments

  • Lead or support recruitment of new volunteers
  • Lead or support coalition building with environmental, environmental justice, and social justice organizations
  • Plan engagements with other NGOs, such as film screenings, marches, actions, etc.
  • Plan meetings with alderpersonsmen, state representatives, and other relevant politicians or institutions
  • Support fundraising efforts
  • Represent 350 Chicago at meetings with outside policy organizations and coalitions
  • Assist in researching and/or strategizing with 350 Chicago membership to achieve goals in state divestment campaign or state and local environmental policy campaigns

 Ready to get involved?
Fill out our New Volunteer Survey today.