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The Outreach volunteer assists the Communications Manager in the development and distribution of media content across single or multiple content steams and media channels for campaigns and general communications. Specific jobs include writing, editing, photography, videography, graphic design, social media dissemination, editorial assistance (crossposts). The Analysis volunteer assists Communications Manager in the collection, interpretation, and presentation of communications analytics data.

Working closely with the Communications Manager, volunteers must learn basic organizational and campaign information, apply that information to related tasks, and improve work products based on constructive feedback. Volunteers must be familiar with the basics of community based social marketing.


Initially on-site at Cool Davis with potential for remote work after attendance at volunteer orientation and workflow is established.


Unpaid / satisfying feeling of being part of a team solving the big problems


  • Outreach
  • Analysis

Responsibilities & Expectations

Ability to follow through with tasks and timelines required. Initiative and self-motivation a bonus. Volunteers must be able to attend an introductory orientation and periodic meetings. Must be able to commit to regular hours and communicate regularly via email, phone, text, or other method. Hours may be completed off-site as well.


Command of English language required: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Spanish or Chinese proficiency a plus. Ability to work well with others required. Basic word processing, content management, project management, and communications software required. Proficiency with social media platforms a must, especially Facebook and Twitter. Preference given to those with background in relevant fields. Advanced knowledge of strategic messaging, video production, or graphic design a super bonus.

Organization Description

Cool Davis is a non-profit community organization founded in 2010 in Davis, California. Our mission is to inspire residents to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to a changing climate, and improve the quality of life for all. In partnership with the City of Davis and Coalition members, Cool Davis engages the community in goal-based campaigns to adopt sustainable technologies and behaviors around transportation, energy, and consumption with forums, screenings, ride and drives, showcases, original online web content, email-based news, adoption goals, and networking.

Application Process

  • Application due: ongoing
  • Apply online at org/volunteer
  • Sign up for our newsletter: org/signup
  • Visit org and @cooldaviscity on social media for more information
  • Screening email and phone call established to gather details about skills and goals and reasons why the Cool Davis mission is a good fit for you. Please follow up with resume. Optional: provide link to online portfolio of relevant projects.
  • Attend volunteer orientation.

Cool Davis Contact

Leslie Crenna, Communications Manager,, 530-306-9185

More opportunities with COOL DAVIS

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.



PO BOX 4013, DAVIS, CA 95617, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to a changing climate, and improve the quality of life for all.


Cool Davis is an active network of residents, community organizations, businesses and community institutions committed to implementing the City of Davis' Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (D-CAAP). Davis’ goal is to achieve community level carbon neutrality by 2040. Cool Davis works with the City of Davis to achieve these goals and is specifically tasked with the community engagement portion of the D-CAAP. As a result we work primarily with households to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In order to help households make change we must engage all of the community and all of our creativity in the process. Cool Davis works with its 80+ partners to incorporate good food, laughter, music, art, poetry, dance, visual arts, and film in our work.

Since its founding, Cool Davis has engaged hundreds of households in active reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; hosted prominent public events including talks, workshops, bike rides, showcases, film screenings, and panels, presents annual Eco-Hero awards to dynamic change makers in our community, and has built a network of more than 80 partners. In 2013 they led the effort to become Cool California Coolest California City. In 2014 Cool Davis was awarded the regional Clean Air award.

Media & Broadcasting


We'll work with your schedule.


1623 5th StreetDavis, CA 95617



  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Content Management Systems
  • Project Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-10+ hours per week, 1 year minimum

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