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Global Climate Strike (November 29th)

Fridays for Future

Nov. 28, 2019, 7 p.m. - Nov. 29, 2019, 6:59 p.m. EST

After more than 7 million people went on climate strike around the world the week of September 20th, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike movements, and all of our international friends and allies are going on global climate strike again on Friday, November 29th. Mark and add it to your calendar. Students, workers, and adults everywhere, please: we are asking you to join us and walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the next 10, 20, 30 years. We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence. This crisis is very real, and it cannot be ignored any longer. We have learned that if we don’t start acting for our future, nobody else will make the first move. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us. We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference. We can't do this with you and everyone you know. So this is our invitation. On Friday, November 29th we will again come together in a unified, global climate event and strike for climate around the world. We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate. Let’s all join together, with your neighbors, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make your voices heard and make this a turning point in our history. Our momentum has to continue. Last year’s UN intergovernmental panel on climate change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global heating. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we are in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world. But to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we have shown that collective action does work. We need to escalate the pressure to make sure that change happens, and we must escalate together. So this is our chance – join us on climate strike again this November. People have risen up before to demand action and make change; if we do so in numbers we have a chance. If we care, we must do more than say we do. We must act. This won’t be the last day we need to take to the streets, but it will be a new beginning. We’re counting on you. As we get closer to November 29th and more local information on events, actions, and strikes are available and get planned we will be sharing them here on Brightest. To search for nearby actions, visit our search tool and our climate action map. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up here #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #StrikeWithUs

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Community Outreach Volunteer

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter

Flexible times

IntroductionAt The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), we're passionate about our mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS volunteers help carry out this mission in so many ways: supporting patients, family members, healthcare professionals, and our community, driving policy advocacy, participating in our campaigns, and helping LLS build much needed capacity.PurposeThe purpose of this role is to distribute LLS marketing materials to enhance community involvement and revenue generation for key fundraising campaigns such as Light The Night, Team In Training, Big Climb Philly and The Dude Hates Cancer. The outcomes of this role serve our mission work by helping staff to conduct impactful, grassroots outreach for our fundraising events and keep records of participating establishments.Position TasksDistribute LLS event materials (flyers, brochures) to local establishments in your immediate neighborhood (home,work).Update and maintain local establishments with LLS campaign materials as needed.Document new contacts, establishments and personal volunteer hours.Shift Time: 2-4 hours per month or mutually agreed upon time. Monday - Friday, during business hours and the occasional weekend. Flexible schedule.Benefits: Outreach is an integral step to help increase awareness about LLS and our fundraising events. This position has great opportunities to network and make professional contacts, have access to LLS events, and be part of a nationwide LLS community.Training: LLS will provide instruction for distribution and documentation of establishments.Best for Age Group: All agesTime of Opportunity: Morning, afternoon, evening. WeeklyDuration of Opportunity: Short-termRemote/Onsite Volunteering: Remote

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100 N. 20th Street, Suite 405
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Help New And Small Businesses

Score Philadelphia (Philadelphia)

Flexible times

SCORE Philadelphia is one of over 300 all-volunteer chapters of SCORE, a 50+ year old non-profit dedicated to helping people start and manage small businesses through mentoring and education, all free to the clients. We offer opportunities for retired and working people to use their skills and knowledge in this endeavor. Our chapter is one of the most diverse in the country,with many men and women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. We look for people with business experience, in small businesses or large corporations, in general management or particular functions, who would like to share that experience with eager entrepreneurs and struggling business owners and managers. Experience in retail business, restaurants and other service businesses are especially in demand. Our volunteers find great personal satisfaction in using their hard-earned knowledge to help people who need and value that knowledge. Our mentors work closely with some clients on a long-term basis, watching their clients successfully implement their ideas. Some clients have a particular problem in finance, marketing or operations and seek expertise in those areas. Some clients are just exploring the idea of working for themselves and need education and wise counseling to clarify their own values, resources and willingness to put in the required effort. In addition to mentors and counselors, the chapter needs volunteers to help in running its own operations, to serve on committees in marketing, communications, IT, etc. Some of these volunteers do no mentoring but only help the chapter in pursuing its mission.

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105 N. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

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