West Coast Actions Team Fellowship (CA)

Oakland, CA

Job - August 15, 2014
We are now accepting applications for the West Coast Action Team Warehouse Fellowship. This position is based in Oakland with the possibility of travel. Fellowships are for six months & receive a stipend, and in some cases, housing or housing assistance.


A major component of all Greenpeace activities is the training and support provided through our equipment centers. Tools, props, climbing gear, communications equipment, and boating gear are some of the things that are stored and maintained in this space.  The equipment centers also are the storage facilities for Greenpeace boats, vehicles, and our air division fleet.  Furthermore, the warehouses also serve as the base of operations for our activist training program.  At a base level, this position helps ensure that the warehouse is a clean, fully functional and engaging space.   


Operating and maintaining the equipment centers requires in-house support of all kinds.   From regular cleaning to maintenance of expensive and complex equipment to office support and work with volunteers, vendors, and contractors,  it is necessary that the people that work in the space are well rounded and flexible to ensure full coverage.  In addition, the Activist Training Program is based out of the warehouse and works to develop a variety of action trainings, the implementation of these trainings may require logistical support from the Action Team Fellow.

The warehouse and training crew helps with all of these functions, spending most days in the equipment center and occasional days in the main office or in the field.  Further, they may also be called on to assist with general Action Department needs, from research and planning to on-site logistics.  The fellowship is an incredible opportunity to get exposure to the behind the scenes aspects of direct action planning as well as receive mentoring from experienced trainers.


The Action Team Fellow will be willing to share knowledge and be motivated to learn new skills. They’ll be expected to happily do non-glamorous work punctuated by a variety of interesting and exciting jobs. Additionally, they will have some knowledge of or at least a strong interest in boating, trailering, climbing, USPS and out-of-the-ordinary shipping, as well as developing as their skills in any of the previously mentioned topics.  They’ll be artistic and handy with at least a basic familiarity with tools and building. They’ll keep an eye out for simple improvements that will increase efficiency and functionality.  As necessary, this position will assist our Activist Program Officers in the coordination and the implementation of trainings that work to develop activists of all kinds for participation in non-violent direct actions.

The Action Team Fellow must be able to work with, support, and help create a safe and constructive space for people of all different cultures, backgrounds, and preferences.  They will be passionate about environmental issues and have some understanding of the scope of Greenpeace campaigns.  They will be honest, direct, and frank with an ability to remain level headed during times of stress. They’ll be open to positive and negative feedback – both giving it and receiving it. They will have a commitment to non-violence as a means of effecting change.

If you have an affinity and/or talent for cleaning and organizing, hammers, punctuality, driving boats, paperwork, ropes, vacuuming, small electronics, conference calls, machinery and the environment, you might have a very odd group of friends and you might be the ideal candidate for this position.

Due to complexities with insurance policies that cover people hanging off buildings and the like, the ideal candidate will be at least 21, with a valid and clean driver’s license.

This position is managed by the West Coast Warehouse Manager.

Commitment to Diversity:

Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that is a reflection of the global campaigns and missions that we champion.


Please send cover letter and resume to . Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in Greenpeace’s mission and the available position and how you found out about this opportunity. Please use the email subject line: West Coast Action Team Fellowship – YOUR NAME. All fellowship applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Application deadline is September 12, 2014. No phone calls please.