Education and Outreach for Sustainability Nonprofit


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

Sustainable Contra Costa (SCOCO) invites passionate and dedicated individuals to volunteer to help us further our mission. 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 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 each other and the world around us.

We have an immediate volunteer opportunity for a few solid Education and Outreach Volunteers to create and maintain sustainable communities. Working with staff and other volunteers, you will support our workshops, trainings and public outreach efforts. This volunteer will fill a vital supporting role with the organization, enabling SCOCO to operate with a compelling and consistent presence while significantly increasing the awareness of our mission and promoting individual programs and events.

The volunteer will work remotely on their own computer when not attending planning meetings or providing direct 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.

Sustainable Contra Costa depends on interns and volunteers to forward our efforts. 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 Batya Gelfand at: 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!

Skills

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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 50 hour volunteer commitment

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