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ORGANIZATION: Root Solutions

Web Assistant

Root Solutions, an NGO and authors of Making Shift Happen , is seeking volunteers to join a team of visionaries, creators, and disruptors who want to re-shape the future of the environmental movement in North America and beyond. We are currently looking for a Web Assistant to join our team. Although this is a volunteer position, you will be an active member of our team and a listed staff on our website and in correspondence. You’re vital to the success of programs that will transform the environmental movement and the planet. This is a great opportunity for a web-savvy designer who wants to add some pro bono consulting experience to their portfolio - or for a company who would like to fulfill a volunteer commitment by helping a local nonprofit.

Overall Function

The website assistant will be responsible for updating our website, building forms, optimizing SEO, and in general helping us with things we might not even know we need! We are looking for someone:

  • Proficient with Wordpress (self-hosted installation)
  • Proficient with HTML, CSS and PHP
  • Familiar with OceanWP theme and Elementor plugin
  • Experience developing / editing Wordpress plugins
  • Knowledge of responsive web design
  • Ability to convert mock-ups into web pages
  • Ensuring that all communications presents the vision, mission and values of Root Solutions

Location & Logistics

This position is 100% remote. Candidates must have access to reliable internet to connect with us via Zoom. Volunteers must also have access to Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.

This position is part-time. We ask for a total commitment of 100 hours over a six to eight month period. We are happy to offer flexibility with your schedule and are open to any variants of days and hours that work best for you.


This is a volunteer position

Application Materials

Please submit a brief email along with your choice of the following - a resume, portfolio (or sample of previous works), or a detailed cover letter - to:

Volunteer Coordinator


Subject Heading: Behavior Design Project Assistant

Indicate whether you are able to work for class credit or note whether you will receive any work-study or grant money for this position.

Thank you! Our work for a healthier planet relies on the generosity of volunteers like you.

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About Root Solutions


405 14th Street, Suite 164, Oakland, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

Root Solutions is dedicated to providing environmentalists and policy makers with tools and resources informed by the proven methods of behavioral science - allowing them to create more effective campaigns, policies, and strategies that reflect how people actually make decisions that are good for the environment.


Decisions are at the root of our environmental challenges and solutions
The environmental movement needs a robust arsenal of proven, cutting edge methods to help slow and eventually reverse the world’s ongoing environmental degradation. In order to encourage people and policymakers to make smarter environmental decisions and engage in actions that will contribute to environmental health, understanding human behavior and how we make decisions needs to become the environmental movement’s new expertise. Because when you come right down to it, decisions and the actions that result are at the root of all the environmental challenges we face, and the solutions we need to address them.

Behavioral Science and Root Solutions: A powerful approach and a new organization to help apply it

The good news is that for the past 20+ years, the disciplines which make up the field known as "behavioral science" have been researching what motivates behavior, how people make choices, and the factors which lead to less than optimal decision making. In fact, it’s been said that we are right now, in the "golden age" of decision science.

People working in a wide variety of sectors including business, public health, and politics have been putting this learning into action with impressive results. It’s time for the environmental movement to do the same. Root Solutions is dedicated to helping make that happen.




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