Do you believe in the transformative potential of paying and supporting young activists to build a flourishing future for all? 

Join our startup team as a volunteer!



  • Identifies opportunities to pitch potential Sponsors, Mentors, Advisors, and Funders (or SMAFs, our internal acronym) to join Active Allies.

  • Advances Active Allies’ relationships with networking organizations like Airminers, ClimateLink/Atmos, and New Energy Nexus to recruit SMAFs.


Partnerships Director

  • Develops lists of categories of organizations/companies to then strategically approach with a proposal to collaborate with us.

Orgs can include:

  1. Those with fellowship programs, like Climate Corps, Americorps, Environmental Entrepreneurs, Ashoka-US, Y Combinator, and Anthropocene Institute’s Fellows & Interns programs (in development)

  2. Top Bay Area climate groups: 350BA, Climate Reality, Sierra Club, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Sunrise Movement, etc.

  3. State policy organizations, elected officials, and other entities who should be involved in establishing the Course-Correct Corps (a Project of Active Allies)


HR Coordinator

  • Orients Sponsors, Mentors, Advisors, and Funders (or SMAFs, our internal acronym) into Active Allies.

  • Reviews and on-boards new Project Managers (PM)

  • Pairs PMs with Sponsors and/or Mentors and loosely supervises their working relationships.

  • Offers and facilitates human resources and professional development support to the PMs as needed.


Video Team Member

  • Collaborates with Active Allies PMs, Mentors & Advisors, and Partners to create video content promoting our program, mission, projects, and the people involved. The first video project will be Voices for our Future.


Projects Promoter

  • Monitors and posts on the Slack channels of groups like Airminers, ClimateLink, Climate Emergency, Climate Reality Project, and My Climate Journey to consistently engage with their members on getting involved in Active Allies Projects, identifying opportunities for new projects, etc.

  • Reaches out to companies like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon, etc. to propose special designation for Active Allies Projects at their respective online platforms.


Legal Advisor 

  • Provides guidance on the structure of the Active Allies Fund, including:

  1. the terms of agreement with our Fiscal Sponsor; 
  2. mechanisms for both tax-deductible and nondeductible contributions;

  3. facilitating large philanthropic contributions; 

  4. and contracting with a service bureau for Project Manager compensation, benefits, and withholding. 

  • Helps us establish the structure of the Course-Correct Corps, e.g. partnerships and legislative drafting in California and nationally. 


Communications Lead 

  • Writes copy and creates accompanying graphics for the Active Allies newsletter and social media posts. Is familiar with best practices for Instagram, Facebook, and Mailchimp (or similar email marketing platforms).


UI & UX Specialist

  • Spearheads optimization of the website’s user experience and interface, with a main initial focus on audience testing, in partnership with The Determined and others.


Expert working groups

  • Creates an inventory of climate needs and outlining employment opportunities in the Bay Area, then in California.

Anything missing? We welcome suggestions for more ways startup team volunteers can help.