Auction Fundraiser Team Member for Sustainability Nonprofit

Cause Areas


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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Sustainability Awards Gala


Work with a fun and awesome team! 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 Auction FundraiserTeam Members who are dedicated to creating and maintaining sustainable communities. Working with staff and other volunteers including the Auction Fundraiser Coordinator, this volunteer will help coordinate the silent auction fundraiser at Sustainable Contra Costa's annual prestigious Leadership in Sustainability Awards Gala in September, 2018, as well as the live auction at our Farm-To-Table Dinner fundraiser on the evening of Saturday, May 19th, 2018: Party with a Purpose: A Feast from our Local Farms in celebration of Sustainable Contra Costa’s 10th Anniversary. This will be the first ever fundraiser party for SCOCO, celebrating 10 years of resilience-building community action and connection. It will feature the Last Minute Band playing classic Soul and R&B, and take place under the redwoods at the Old Yellow House, an historic 1890s Orinda building which has been transformed into a model sustainable, zero energy home.

Auction Committee Team Members will solicit and acquire auction donations from local businesses by making contact in person or via phone calls and email communications, which will be tracked using an online spreadsheet. The team member may also pick up some donations. 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 our organizational capacity.

We are looking for someone who has strong organizational skills, is friendly and enjoys working with a wide variety of people, and ideally someone with a flexible schedule. Previous experience with nonprofit fundraisers is a plus! This volunteer will work remotely on their own computer when not attending planning meetings or providing direct event support. Hours and location are flexible, and they must be comfortable structuring their own time. They may also have an opportunity to do writing, editing and research, as well as education and outreach to the public, if this is of interest.

Sustainable Contra Costa depends on 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 fundraising, event planning, 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:, with AUCTION FUNDRAISER TEAM MEMBER 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: , or email THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION!


  • Program Management
  • Organization
  • Fundraising
  • Relationship Building
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

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