Join a working group

Learn more about the working groups that bring vitality and perspective to Global Catholic Climate Movement. Join a working group to develop new connections with a community of Catholic climate champions.

Apply to volunteer

Research Volunteers

Research volunteers assist us in researching the following:

  • local organizations, political figures, and policy in a variety of communities and countries
  • examples of effective climate action, and
  • the impact of climate actions and policies.

This position suits people who are highly self-motivated and eager to use research and documentation skills to help Catholics engage in climate action in countries around the world. Time commitment: at least 5 hours per week. Apply


Policy Volunteers

Policy volunteers assist us in identifying the following:

  • policies we should advocate for,
  • how different policies have been effective in different parts of the world, and
  • How to effectively achieve policy change.

Examples could include researching the legislative process in a specific state and laying out the policies that state is considering. Policy volunteers are welcome in regions including the United States, Poland, Italy, Australia. If you have interest and expertise in another region not mentioned here, please contact [email protected]  Time commitment:  5-10 hours per week. Apply


Data Volunteers

Data volunteers assist in entering data that was collected offline into GCCM’s online system.  Can be done remotely.  Data volunteers will require training on our online systems as well privacy practices. Time commitment: open-ended. Apply


Translation Volunteers

Translation volunteers translate GCCM materials from English to Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish. Translations are needed regularly and range from simple translations of headlines and directions to longer e-mails and toolkits. Translation volunteers will need to be available for clearly defined hours and work closely with our communications teams. Priority languages are ITALIAN and PORTUGUESE. Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week. Apply


Education and Resource Volunteers

Education volunteers help us find and organize resources on Laudato Si’ and Care for Creation, including Church documents, prayer resources, and study guides from other organizations. Time commitment: open-ended. Apply


Make a Donation

We hope you will consider “paying it forward” by making a donation to support GCCM’s Animators Fund. Your gift of any amount will help cover the cost of supporting existing Animators (trainings, events, organizing staff to oversee efforts, travel, etc.) and expanding the Animators program.
To make a donation, please go to or contact GCCM Director of Development Katie Mylenbusch, MNA, CFRE at [email protected]
If applicable, please speak with your Employer’s Human Resources Department (or consult your employee handbook) to see if they will make a donation (i.e. volunteer grant) in honor of the time you volunteer with GCCM, or if they will match your gift. Many employers offer these types of employee benefits to both current and retired employees, but many employees do not know it’s offered.