Come join us!
Do you want to help regular people of this region make our places better for all?
Come on board!
Q: How does Talk Wellington help?
A: By empowering people with information.
Without good information, people’s citizenship and action are malnourished.
Far too often, debates about important issues for our towns, cities and region are superficial, combative, with too few perspectives (Stuff comments, Facebook pile-ons…) Or we just don’t talk about important stuff, so leaders decide without us. Sound familiar?
Our region deserves better. What’s shaping our towns – and thereby shaping us – is important. Given half a chance, people will want to know about it, talk about it and influence decisions.
Talk Wellington fills this gap: helping people to see what’s having the most impact on their places, understand why, have informed opinions about it, and influence things.
Helping Talk Wellington is a vote of confidence in regular people of the Wellington region.
Q: But will people actually do good stuff – or anything?
A: Yes – more than enough.
Generally, people who care become forces for good when they’re well-informed.
Worldwide, it’s demonstrated over and over again: generally, people empowered by knowledge do stuff that makes their neighbourhoods, suburbs, towns and region better. It’s not everyone in every population, but it’s more than enough to make a great difference.
In Auckland, Greater Auckland’s good information has fuelled heaps of great local action.
Wellington region folks care just as much about their places as Aucklanders do, and Talk Wellington reckon the same will happen here (but better!) from our good information.
Q: What do we need from you?
A: Some time and energy
Only have an hour a week? Need to work around shifts, or family? No problem. We’re set up so people with real lives can contribute. No time contribution too small.
Any skills are good
Help with running our organisation, with editorial, strategic and stakeholder work, with creating content or doing social media… there’s something for everyone!
Q: What will you get in return?
A: Here’s just a few things…
Learn new skills, develop existing ones, or play to your strengths
Whichever you want to do, Talk Wellington can help you achieve it.
Get to shape Talk Wellington
We’re an adaptive social enterprise: the team shapes the organisation together, improving all the time.
If we can rely on you, we can pay! Talk Wellington is about doing good in a businesslike way with great ethics, and your skills are valuable.
Get a fun interesting new team
We are a frankly awesome bunch of people. ‘Nuff said.
Get a feel-good buzz!
Fuelling positive local action with good information just feels great.
Time to talk? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch!