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Are you a handy person? Help weatherize low-income homes with us!

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ORGANIZATION: Energy Savers Network dba GREEN BUILT ALLIANCE

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Do you like using tools? Join us to help limited-income families save money on their rising energy bills while learning how to make their homes more energy-efficient AND reduce our overall carbon footprint to address climate change! Energy Savers Network needs "handy" volunteers who prefer using simple carpentry tools to weatherize low-income homes in Buncombe County, NC.

Our Volunteer workdays consist of going out to small and mobile homes to implement small energy-efficiency upgrades like replacing light bulbs, adding water aerators to sinks, sealing windows and doors (with caulk and door weather stripping), adding window inserts, and much more. Our workdays consist of 3 volunteers and 1 Team Lead working on any day(s) of your choice - Tuesday-Friday 10am - 3pm. We also offer group workdays once a month (max of 8 people) for those who want to volunteer with a team (i.e. school, business, or church). We especially welcome carpenters from construction companies!!

To learn more, signup for this opportunity and we will get in touch with you to schedule a day of your choice on our website calendar (includes a map option to show locations near you)! OR go directly to our Volunteer page on our website https://www.energysaversnetwork.org/volunteer/ Come learn new skills and enjoy meeting new people in the process!

1 Shift

  • 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
    ESN Client Workday
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Energy Savers Network dba GREEN BUILT ALLIANCE

Location:

PO BOX 17026, ASHEVILLE, NC 28816, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to mobilize our community (through volunteers) to work one house at a time to help lower the energy cost burden for our modest income neighbors. Our volunteers provide a suite of energy saving options and education at no cost to all clients, plus identify options for greater savings. We offer this as one among many solutions to the twin crises of climate change and inequality.

Description

Energy Savers Network (ESN) is a non-profit program of the Green Built Alliance (GBA) as part of an overall effort to achieve ambitious City of Asheville and Buncombe County goals of 100% renewable energy for the community by 2042. Energy Savers Network is part of the community response to this need through the Blue Horizons Project. We have served over 1,000 homes in the past few years and are funded by the City of Asheville, Buncombe County, Duke Energy, grants, private donations, and the good work of our volunteer corps.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Homeless & Housing
Community, Environment, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

1 Haywood Street4th floor Office 463Asheville, NC 28801

(35.59474,-82.55385)
 

SKILLS

  • Construction
  • Home Repair
  • Carpentry

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • 3-5 hr shifts
  • Wear comfortable and appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty or stained and is not offensive or objectionable. Closed toe shoes are required. We do practice COVID protocols for clients who are not vaccinated.

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