Each year OPIRG McMaster takes applications for volunteer “working groups” on a wide range of environmental and social justice issues. We have room for a few more groups to start up in second term: got an idea? Talk to us!
WHAT IS A WORKING GROUP?
Working groups are semi-autonomous groups of students and community members who critique, research and take action on pressing social/environmental issues.
Working Groups receive base funding from the OPIRG office, as well as ongoing support and training.
Working Groups use a CONSENSUS DECISION MAKING model to ensure equal access to power within groups, and are expected to take an ANTI-OPPRESSION workshop, offered for free each term.
EXAMPLES OF OPIRG MCMASTER WORKING GROUPS
- Full descriptions of our 10 current working groups can be found at http://www.opirg.ca/groups
- Year End reports and more background on groups can be found at http://www.opirg.ca/page/all-about-working-groups
HOW DO I START A WORKING GROUP?
- Start by reading the OPIRG McMaster WORKING GROUP POLICY.
- Fill our our online application. (Please read the working group policy before applying.)
- You will meet with our Board of Directors for an interview after the application deadline, after which the Board will approve or deny your proposed group.
DEADLINE FOR 2nd TERM APPLICATIONS IS
MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015