For each litter removal volunteer work outing, we anticipate having a crew of five people that will volunteer about three hours per-month engaged in litter removal along the Eastbound stretch of Highway 80 between University Avenue in Berkeley and Central Avenue in El Cerrito. Monthly work will be supervised by a crew leader and be divided into two periods: the second week of each month (Wednesday or Thursday) and fourth week of each month (Wednesday or Thursday). Volunteers will enjoy complimentary lunch at a neaby restaurant after each work outing and must attend a Caltrans mandated safety orientation meeting at Internet Securities' office in downtown Oakland, view a highway safety video, and will be provided with hard hat, safety glasses, safety vest, and litter removal device.
Background: During April 2016, Internet Securities was awarded a sponsorship by Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway program to remove litter along the Eastbound portion of Interstate Highway 80 between University Avenue in Berkeley and the Contra Costa county line near Central Avenue in El Cerrito. This stretch of Interstate Highway 80 corresponds to Eastbound 80 ALA 8 - ALA 6.
Litter Removal Crew Hours of Operation: We anticipate having a crew of five people including a crew supervisor work about three hours per-month engaged in litter removal along this stretch of Highway 80. Monthly work will be divided into two periods: the second week of each month (Wednesday or Thursday) and fourth week of each month (Wednesday or Thursday). So for example, the team of 5 people will work for 1.5 hours on Wednesday of the second week of a given month and then another 1.5 hours on the Wednesday during the fourth week of that month.
Litter Removal Crew Worker Profile:The team will consist of unpaid volunteers 18 years an older that care about the environment and keeping bay area highways and adjacent land clean and devoid of litter and other debris. Our Adopt-A-Highway volunteer program may also provide those with an interest in working for Caltrans, Public Works, or Transportation Authorities, some real-world work experience for career development.
Litter Removal Crew Leader: Michael Beardsley (CEO of Internet Securities) will be the crew leader and supervisor and follow all Caltrans safety protocols and training guidelines, will conduct pre-work safety orientation meetings, drive-by and walk-through review of the adoption site with crew members, and distribute safety gear and supplies to crew members.
Adopt-A-Highway Sponsor: Internet Securities, 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Suite 238, Oakland, CA 94612. Office phone: 510/444-5240; website, www.internetsec.com.
Adopt-A-Highway Permit Number: 0416-NAH 0863
About Internet Securities: Internet Securities is a registered investment adviser. Investment banking services are provided through Rainmaker Securities, LLC. Internet Securities provides investment banking services to companies which participate in high growth market segments within the clean tech, communication technology, Internet, biotechnology, energy & water, software, and real estate industries. Internet Securities registered investment adviser division is focused on the Impact Technology Fund, an early stage venture capital fund focused on alternative energy and water.
For the past several years, the Executive Team at Internet Securities has contributed to over 20 non-profit organizations throughout California. These organizations have had a significant impact on their local communities. This list of non-profit organizations comprise Internet Securities' Share Network.
These organizations represent a diverse array of causes including charitable groups which serve at-risk youth, people with mental and physical disabilities, and low income households. Other Share Network members include charities supporting disabled veterans, aid ortanizations supporting poor families in Latin America and the Carribean, faith-based organizations, groups preserving historical buildings, advisers which serve inner city businesses, and the California 'Adopt-A-Highway' program. Please see link below:
- Environmental Education
- Habitat Restoration
- Safety & Disaster Education
- Group Facilitation
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- About 3.5 hours per month.
- Responsible and concerned with a keeping the environment clean.