Get Involved

Youth Volunteering

In CCL, you are never alone in taking climate action. There are several ways that you can get involved from the local, state and national levels. Discover a group of supportive individuals to help you get started in taking climate action.

Join your local CCL Chapter

Citizens’ Climate Lobby organizes by establishing local chapters in congressional districts. Working as a team, you’ll experience the profound difference people can make by empowering and inspiring their elected representatives, local media, and community.

CCL Youth Teams

If you are looking to work with youth or students around your own age, consider joining a CCL chapter with a Youth Team. Not all chapters have a Youth Team, so you may have the opportunity to initiate a CCL Chapter Youth Team in your area. It’s important for you to know that CCL does not have stand-alone youth chapters, but welcomes youth teams that are part of chapters. See below for a list of current CCL Chapter Youth Teams.



Lake Tahoe Area Youth Team

Lake Tahoe Area

Long Beach – South Bay Youth Team

Long Beach – South Bay

San Francisco Youth Team (In Progress)

San Francisco

San Mateo County Youth Team

San Mateo County


Hawaii Youth Team

State of HI



North Carolina

North Carolina State Youth Team (In Progress)

State of NC

Triangle Youth Team

Raleigh – Durham


Portland Youth Team (In Progress)





Wisconsin Youth Action Team (In Progress)

State of WI

CCL National Youth Action Team

Are you looking to work with and engage other youth all across the country in order to build political will for a livable climate? Join the CCL National Youth Action Team (YAT)! The CCL National YAT focuses on supporting youth under 18 to be active, engaged, and empowered in building political will for climate solutions. We welcome young people and their adult allies to join us!

Here’s what the CCL National Youth Action Team is up to:

  • Creating resources to support youth to take climate action
  • Creating a collaborative, supportive national youth network
  • Training youth to lobby
  • Helping start chapter youth action teams
  • Providing individual and group guidance to youth on ways to get involved with CCL and to take climate action
  • Providing youth opportunities to showcase their knowledge and encourage peers to take action on climate change
  • Developing and using social media and marketing strategies to encourage and drive climate actions

The CCL National Youth Action Team holds two video calls a month.   On the first Sunday of the month, our youth-led Working Teams get together; these calls are for youth only.  Every third Wednesday of the month we hold an educational call focusing on timely topics, and these calls are for youth and adult allies.

Are you ready to solve climate change?