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Education & Outreach Team Member for Sustainability Nonprofit

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ORGANIZATION: Sustainable Contra Costa

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Learn about sustainability principles and practices while building up your resume, collaborating with a fabulous team, making valuable contacts, and getting hands on experience at a cutting edge organization!

Sustainable Contra Costa is a nonprofit that educates, connects and inspires Contra Costa individuals and organizations to embrace a sustainable lifestyle. We are a community of citizens, educators, innovators, and organizations working together to create ecologically sustainable, economically vibrant, and socially just communities for all. Our programs and initiatives leverage the power of individual and community-wide daily actions to transform the way we interact with each other and the world around us.

We have an immediate volunteer opportunity for a few solid Education and Outreach Volunteers in the spring of 2022. We will be creating a variety of outreach efforts to promote the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge, a mobilization campaign that inspires thousands of citizens and groups to take action to save water, grow food, conserve energy, reduce waste pollution, and build community. One of the main ways we connect with people about these actions is by setting up a table at a variety of street fairs, Earth Day festivals, farmer's markets and other public events to promote the Challenge. We distribute information and prizes to encourage folks to pledge a new action in their life, one that makes a positive difference for our planet and our local environment. In this way we "grow sustainability, one act at a time". You don't need to be an expert! For this tabling effort we pair up new volunteers with someone more experienced.

This volunteer could work remotely on their own computer when not attending planning meetings or providing direct outreach and event support. Hours and location are flexible, and volunteers must be comfortable structuring their own time. This work should take no more than a few hours a week. Volunteers may also have an opportunity to do writing, editing and research, as well as event production, if this is of interest.

Our volunteer positions provide on-the-job experience and substantial professional benefits including:

* Working with a unique local environmental non-profit organization and with fun, spirited

and dedicated team members who really appreciate each other

* Connecting with innovative and pioneering leaders in the expanding field of sustainability

* Improving outreach, education and communication skills

* Valuable job networking

* Community service credit for school, if desired

* Letter of recommendation/professional reference, based on performance


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
: send your resume and a cover letter to: info@sustainablecoco.org, with EDUCATION/OUTREACH VOLUNTEER APPLICATION as the subject. Please indicate in your cover letter why this position suits your skills, interests and experience. For more info, please check out our website: www.sustainablecoco.org, or email info@sustainablecoco.org

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION!

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About Sustainable Contra Costa

Location:

2157 Stewart Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, US

Mission Statement

Sustainable Contra Costa’s Mission is to educate, connect and inspire people to create and maintain sustainable communities in the greater Contra Costa region.

Description

Sustainable Contra Costa is a community of citizens, educators, innovators, and organizations working together to create ecologically sustainable, economically vibrant, and socially just communities for all. Our work is based on the 10 principles of One Planet Living and we are committed to helping achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals through local actions in the greater Contra Costa region. Our programs and initiatives leverage the power of individual and community-wide daily actions to transform the way we interact with the world around us, each other, and ourselves.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Contra Costa CountyWalnut Creek, CA 94596

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Networking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18

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