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Outreach Volunteer for Cobb County Water System [Training Provided]

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Cobb County Water System's Communications and Education Division

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Be a part of our new Outreach Volunteer team here at Cobb Water! Basic training will be offered in Cobb County in March of 2021. Applications are being accepted now through Monday, March 1st, 2021. A link to the online application is below.

Enjoy meeting new people? Have a passion for protecting the environment and sustainably using our water resources? Do you wish to serve the community by educating others? Our Outreach Volunteer Program may be a great match and we are seeking volunteers just like you!

Purpose

Our Outreach Volunteer Program provides water quality and pollution prevention education and training to local county residents, who then give back to the community by assisting with simple, hands-on programs at local community events. Our volunteers make a difference by helping community members understand the connection between their everyday behaviors and environmental health.

Training

This program offers 9 hours of training in the following core competencies:

  • Local Watersheds and Non-point Source Pollution Prevention
  • Water Systems and Water Quality
  • Household Hazardous Waste Reduction
  • Community Outreach and Education Tools
  • Indoor & Outdoor Conservation 101

The program also offers continued education opportunities including seminars and hands-on activities.

The 6 basic trainings will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM from March 16th, 2021 to April 27th, 2021.

Volunteer Application

If you are interested in becoming an outreach volunteer, complete the outreach volunteer application

Outreach Volunteer Opportunities

To become an Outreach Volunteer, you must complete the basic trainings, and commit to 20 hours of volunteer service the year after training. To maintain your status as an Outreach Volunteer, you must continue to fulfill the yearly commitment of 20 hours of service. Outreach Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in a wide variety of settings such as festivals, fairs, festivals, and watershed programs. Examples of typical roles during these events include:

  • Greeting visitors
  • Leading visitors in educational activities and demonstrations
  • Assisting with the safe mobility of groups
  • Answering questions
  • Registering people for our newsletter
  • Setting up and breaking down displays
  • Distributing water-saving prizes and giveaways

For questions, please email waterefficiency@cobbcounty.org

COVID-19 Public Safety Protocols Trainings will be held primarily in-person, but special accommodations will be made to volunteers who request to attend virtually. The trainings will be conducted while following COVID-19 public safety protocols. Please see the answer to the next question for further details.
  • Equipment will be sanitized before, during and after events.
  • In-person group sizes have been reduced to not exceed 10 people.
  • Additional attendees, or attendees who make a special request will be accommodated by being offered the opportunity to attend virtually.
  • Increased hygiene and hand washing will be encouraged prior to and during events.
  • Maintain mandatory physical distancing of at least 6 feet during the event whenever possible.
  • Masks will be required to be worn always by all participants, including the instructor.

More opportunities with Cobb County Water System's Communications and Education Division

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About Cobb County Water System's Communications and Education Division

Location:

662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA 30060, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to engage and educate the Cobb community, providing them with the knowledge, opportunities, and resources to implement responsible water practices that protect and conserve our water resources. We envision a community in which all residents and businesses value our water resources, upholding with integrity their responsibility for water quality, conservation, and environmental health.

Description

Cobb County Water System (CCWS) is located in Cobb County, Georgia. The Water System as an agency of Cobb County Government is a utility operation responsible for water distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, and stormwater management.

Cobb County Water System’s Communications & Education Division (CED) is comprised of three teams: Communications, Water Efficiency, and Watershed Stewardship. Together, this group educates the community about issues impacting local water quality & conservation, fosters good habits & responsible behaviors, and promotes an ethic of respect for our natural resources. If you are passionate about the environment and care about water quality, you'd be an excellent fit for our service opportunities. We deeply appreciate our volunteers, because they are critical in helping make our vision below a reality. Join us!

  • The Communications Office's responsibilities include managing community engagement, media relations and resources, and the cobbwater.org and cobbstreams.org websites.
  • The Water Efficiency Office oversees public education programming that addresses water conservation and drought response.
  • The Watershed Stewardship Office oversees public education programming that addresses watershed protection, stormwater issues and prevention of nonpoint source pollution.
Community
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

Tue Mar 16, 2021 - Tue Apr 27, 2021
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM  

WHERE

662 South Cobb DriveMarietta, GA 30060

(33.93746,-84.54134)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Customer Service
  • Community Outreach
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • To become an Outreach Volunteer, you must complete the 6 basic trainings (9 hours total), and commit to 20 hours of volunteer service the year after training.

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