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Through the ACF Fellowship, you’ll be part of a supportive workplace where you'll be:

  • Participating in a comprehensive induction program on all aspects of ACF and social change theory.
  • Learning from experienced campaigners, community organisers, media and communications experts.
  • Developing and applying your skills in a volunteer placement.
  • Receiving coaching and support from your supervisor, with clear direction and timelines about your responsibilities. 
  • Reflecting regularly on your practise with other fellows in your cohort.  
  • Getting regular training on topics like the history of the environment movement in Australia, activist self-care, and cutting edge practise in campaigning, organising and communication.
  • Being a part of a movement of people who show up, speak out and act to stop pollution and destruction so our living world can thrive.

What about training? 

Through the ACF Fellowship, you will have the opportunity to attend regular training delivered by experienced campaigners, community organisers, activists, advocates and non-profit professionals. Some topics you might explore include:

  • An understanding of ACF: our history, organisational structure, mission and theory of change
  • How to create and tell your story of self
  • Approaches to social change and the importance of systemic change
  • Leadership skills and leadership in teams
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Australian democracy and Parliament
  • A history of the environment movement
  • Decolonising the environment movement and building inclusive movements (exploring race, gender, class, ability and more)
  • Campaign planning, and data and evidence-based campaigning
  • Working in advocacy
  • Sustainable activism and self-care
  • Work preferences, and project and workload management skills

You will receive ongoing training throughout the entire Fellowship, as well as training within your role.