Do you have an interest in helping your local community and the environment while learning new skills?
Ever thought of a career in the solar industry?
Come join GRID Alternatives, a solar construction non-profit, and volunteer with us!
We install solar systems for low-income homeowners at little or no cost, with the help of our volunteers. We operate similarly to the Habitat for Humanity model (and we do installs on Habitat Homes as well). The hands on skills volunteers learn from our installation teams translates to knowledge which can help one enter the rapidly growing solar industry.
No experience needed. We provide all tools and safety gear. Installs are during the week and typically span two days, approximately 8:00am-3:00pm (start and finish times may be earlier in hot weather). For volunteers wanting to deepen skills and teach others, we offer a Team Leader Program as well as a Construction Internship- be sure to get more information at the orientation.
Interested? Volunteers must attend an orientation before joining our installs. Please visit our website, set up a volunteer profile, attend an orientation and join us in the field. Orientations occur each month and online. Walk-ins are always welcome.
We look forward to working together, thank you!
- Teaching / Instruction
- Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- Environmental Policy
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Installs mostly during week, approx 8am-3pm
- 18+ to join us on the roof, 16+ with guardian on ground