Youth for Climate Justice Project 2023

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October 26, 2023

Join VSI's 'Youth for Climate Justice' Project 2023!

Our Youth for Climate Justice Project is back! The project will bring together a small group of young people to learn about climate justice and how we can help achieve it. We will take a look at the climate crisis from a human-centered perspective, focusing on the inequalities caused by climate change and empowering young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to advocate for climate justice. 


Project overview

Starting with an in-person workshop on Saturday 25th November and continuing online in the evenings from 27th – 29th November, with a final in-person day on Saturday 2nd December, participants will attend interactive and informal workshops on climate justice. Participants will use this learning and work in groups to create a mini-social media campaign or poster on climate justice which will be shared by VSI. Interested participants will also be supported by VSI to organise and facilitate their own climate justice workshop in January 2024. Professional online facilitation training will be provided to these participants to help them deliver their workshop. 

We'll look at the climate crisis from a human-centered perspective, focusing on the inequalities created by climate change, nationally and globally, and recognising climate action as one part of broader action towards reducing inequalities and poverty, and creating a better future for all. We're looking for participants who care about climate justice and want to learn more! 

Read about last year’s project here and here. 


Why Apply? 

Participants will: 

  • Learn about climate justice 
  • Gain skills in communication, critical thinking, advocacy, campaigning and project management 
  • Receive a certificate to acknowledge the skills gained and hours spent on the project 
  • Learn how to take their 'next steps' in climate activism 
  • Meet other people who are passionate about climate justice and establish a network of young climate justice activists 

After the project, participants will have the opportunity to: 

  • Complete an online facilitation skills training session and to facilitate their own climate justice workshop 
  • Become part of the VSI community, with opportunities to attend fully-funded international training seminars with VSI’s international network, SCI 


Click here to apply. 



Applicants must:

  • Be 18-25 yrs/old
  • Be living in Ireland
  • Have access to a smartphone, tablet or laptop


Time Commitment

The first workshop will be in-person in Dublin on Saturday, 25th November. Online workshops on Zoom will run from 17:30 – 19:30 each evening on 27th, 28th & 29th November.Participants are encouraged to do a little follow-up reading/watching on issues raised in the online sessions in their own time (20 mins per day).

Following the online workshops, participants will work in groups to create a social media post that will form part of the social media campaign that will be disseminated as a follow-up to the project. Participants will also be given the option to work on a poster if preferred. Participants should allow at least 3 hours for this activity, but can commit more time to this if they’d like. 

To round up, there will be one more in-person workshop in Dublin on Saturday 2nd of December. 

Furthermore, participants will be invited to create and deliver their own short workshop for the public in January 2024, with the support of VSI. 


Support and Funding

Volunteers will be fully reimbursed for their travel to Dublin and accommodation will be provided for people living in areas with poor connections to Dublin. Meals and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

VSI can provide financial support to participants to ensure they have reliable internet connection during the online phase of the project if needed. If you don't have access to a device, let us know and we will try to provide a device for the duration of the project.

If you require any further support to participate in the project, please get in touch with Eimear and we will work with you to support you to join us on this project. 


Click here to apply. 



If you have any questions about the project or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Programmes Coordinator Eimear (Whatsapp 085 210 4197 or email We can give you more info and/or put you in touch with a past participant :)