Choose a time and a place for you to survey people in your community. Outside busy shopping centres are great, as are kids’ footy matches, markets, your church, local park or anywhere else you can think of. Plan on a three hour session, so you have enough time to meet, brief the other volunteers who join you, survey your community, then debrief.
Pick a good spot to meet the volunteers who join you – ideally somewhere that’s easy for people to find, and where you can sit down and have a chat when everyone arrives. Maybe some park benches, a rotunda or a cafe?
Register your community climate survey. If you created an event at Count Me In, we’ll register that event for you.
Recruit others to join you. Let your friends and family know what you’re doing, and share the link to your event widely. The more people in your team, the more people you’ll be able to talk to. Of course, you can do the action on your own too, and as often as you like.
Get everything ready for the day. Familiarise yourself with the conversation resources and make sure you have enough copies for each volunteer. Watch the training video so that you feel comfortable with the conversation. Remember you don’t need to know everything there is to know about climate change, you’re just talking to real people and empowering others to do the same.
Get in touch with your volunteers the day before – either send them a text or give them a call. Confirm the details, remind them to look at the conversation resources beforehand (especially the training video), and remind them to bring water, a pen and a clipboard or something else to write on.