Are you ready for a deeper commitment?
“Activism is my rent for living on this planet.” – Alice Walker
- Display “Broadness” (fierce passion for wild land protection, humor, inclusiveness, open to diverse input)?
- Practice strong communication skills and have the ability to work with volunteers?
- Have a strong awareness of the current conservation challenges in your region, and what might be done to create change?
- Have prior conservation or wilderness knowledge, or a desire to learn and share?
If you answered yes to these, then a volunteer Broadband leadership position might be for you!
We help people all over the country start Broadbands, build membership, and create action. Each broadband has a leader or co-leaders that fuel the momentum of their teams by providing support, leadership, and resources needed to hit the ground running.
Wilderness Advocacy Leadership Training Sessions (WALTS)
March 27–31, 2023 • Santa Fe, NM
Deadline to apply: Feb. 20, 2023
If you’re ready to take on a leadership position, we’ll provide you with solid training, support, mentoring, and the right tools. Our training for new leaders offers an intensive, fun, and engaging experience.
You’ll learn about:
- Grassroots organizing and democratic action.
- Communication and leadership development.
- Lobbying, public engagement, and advocacy techniques.
- The history of Broads and wilderness.
- Public lands management agencies and how you can influence decision making.
- Planning events, activities, and campaigns.
- Documenting observations and collecting data in the field.
- Public lands issues related to the impacts of grazing, roads and off-road vehicles, oil, gas, and mineral development, climate change, and more.
- How to lend a hand in creating a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive (i.e. broader) conservation community.
WALTS participants are responsible for developing a one-year plan for their Broadband. The Broadband Leader position calls for a two-year commitment.