Action Support

Roles for volunteers who want to design and implement effective, nonviolent and safe actions throughout the rebellion. Anyone can help build an action. They include cyclists, wellbeing supporters, non-violence advocates, debriefers etc...

Affinity Groups

What will i do?

Join or setup an affinity group! AGs are made up of 8-12 people and take the actions they want to in the name of XR autonomously as long as they adhere to the Principles and Values. Get involved by either joining one of XR's mass actions, joining with other local AGs to do an action or by undertaking your own AG actions.

Training

NVDA and DNA Training/or Induction

What will i do?

On the ground at an action. Legal observers are trained volunteers who support the legal rights of activists. Legal observers are independent from the protest and do not participate as Rebels. They monitor arrests, including collecting witnesses and helping to connect the arrestee with support in the police station.

Training

Legal Observer training

Rebel Riders

What will i do?

Join the cyclists of Extinction Rebellion, who put our wheels to work to further XRs aims and work in line with XR principles and values. We love riding and want to make it safer, easier, cheaper, more inclusive and more fun for all our cycling related roles. Includes rapid responses and mass swarms throughout the rebellion!

Training

NVDA and DNA training/ or Induction

Disability Action Support

What will i do?

To ensure accessibility is embedded into the design and implementation of Actions across the rebellion, and that there is focus throughout on the well-being of our disabled rebels and public.

Training

NVDA and DNA Training/ or Induction.

Nonviolence Advocate

What will i do?

We need de-escalators and nonviolence advocates to ensure XR fulfils its nonviolence principle in the deepest and most profound way possible, whilst remaining radical. Key quality is the ability to remain calm and collected in tense situations. Previous experience in non-violent communication, moderation, facilitation preferred.

Training

NVDA and DNA training/ or Induction.

Police Liaison

What will i do?

Police Liaisons play a crucial role in Nonviolent Direct Actions of XR. Train up so you can join a team that holds communication with the police to help maintain a calm atmosphere and work together to keep everyone safe. Your main priority is to be an conduit for information between the police and rebels, always showing respect and promoting a positive relationship.

Training

NVDA and DNA training

Police Liaison Training

First Aid

What will i do?

Calling all first aiders! This is a vital role in the Rebellion and you are in high demand! You will be joining our wider Action Wellbeing working group that looks after rebels on-site. Sign up to help out.

Training

Must already have First Aid training, alongside an attending an Induction session.

Debriefers

What will i do?

Be part of the post action regenerative process. Help run debrief sessions, these are spaces to explore and allow for the completeness of our experiences and consciously process them, individually and collectively, as such we have an opportunity to compost these difficulties to provide nutrients for new growth, healing and resilience.

Training

NVDA and DNA training/ or Induction.

Action Wellbeing

What will i do?

Promote the wellbeing and self care of everyone attending the action and ensure on the ground support is provided for people on the front line. Check in with physical and emotional well-being, offering basic supplies, and making sure people are checking their capacity and not taking on too much. There will be a space at the calm and quiet Wellbeing Hub for any arising needs.You will also be raising awareness of how to deal with emergency situations on the ground so that we can react calmly

Training

NVDA and DNA training

Action Wellbeing Training (provided on-site)