Solar Household Energy (SHE) leverages the power of solar cooking to improve social, economic and environmental conditions in sun-rich areas around the world.
Over half the world’s population relies on wood, charcoal or other biomass for daily cooking, leading to respiratory diseases, economic hardship, environmental degradation, and carbon emissions. Solar cooking offers a practical, affordable, and sustainable alternative.
Since 1998, Solar Household Energy has worked with non-governmental organizations, entrepreneurs and public sector entities to promote solar cooking with modern solar ovens, including the "HotPot" developed by SHE. We help to introduce the technology in developing countries through making suitable devices available within the context of comprehensive training initiatives, including progress monitoring and project evaluation.
The office is located in Washington, DC, but this volunteer position is open to applicants from anywhere in the USA or globally.
- Provide strategic guidance to and fiduciary oversight of Solar Household Energy, Inc., to help it fulfill its charitable mission and maintain its fiscal integrity.
- Attend (in person or virtually) and actively participate in quarterly board meetings.
- Participate in and support SHE's fundraising efforts, by seeking financial contributions from friends, acquaintances and colleagues who might be willing to respond favourably, help SHE to identify potential contribution sources through personal networking, and personally making an annual financial contribution to SHE.
- Identify and possibly recruit other qualified Board members, as the need arises.
- Introduce SHE to potential partner organizations (e.g. other nonprofits with whom we might collaborate).
- Occasionally attend and participate in SHE solar cooking demonstrations and educational presentations and briefings.
- Commitment and belief in the benefits of solar cooking technology.
- Experience in any areas fields related to SHE’s mission (e.g. solar technology, international development, environmental issues, health, finance, livelihoods) is desirable, but not required. So too are experience with non-profit management and foreign language skills, particularly Spanish and French.
- Resource Development / Management
- Grant Writing / Research
- Environmental Education
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- A few hours a week on average