Being a Green@Home volunteer is fun and rewarding. I enjoy sharing my passion for energy efficiency and sustainable living with anyone who's interested! Acterra is a great organization and a great way to meet other people who care about the environment and reducing our energy consumption.
Green@Home has many opportunities for individuals or groups to help expand our program and learn how to make our homes more energy efficient. Green@Home starts by making small changes that add up to a significant impact - and develops the community spirit that results in policy level shifts, as well. Join us in building a grassroots movement to curb climate change! Here are the many interesting and rewarding volunteer positions:
Green@Home HouseCall Volunteers help hundreds of residents of Cupertino and Palo Alto reduce their energy use by providing free home energy audits and installing basic energy saving devices. Acterra is seeking volunteers to serve in these cities.
To become a HouseCall Volunteer, you must attend a two-part training program. A $30 deposit is required at the start of training, and will be refunded after performing a minimum of two HouseCalls within two months or so following training. Volunteers work in teams and will be expected to perform approximately two 2.5 hour HouseCalls a month with a minimum of 10 HouseCalls performed. HouseCalls are scheduled at a time that is convenient for the volunteer.
July 24 AND 31
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: Free after refund of required $30 deposit. Details above.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to attend the Palo Alto Volunteer Training classes. [REGISTER NOW]
Want to learn how to save money on household energy and water bills? Then check out our new, free Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Workshop, which will teach you how to:
1. Assess your own energy and water use
2. Understand your energy bill
3. Install basic energy- and water-saving devices in your home
4. Develop a simple conservation plan
Workshop participants may receive a retractable clothesline, low-flow water devices, weather stripping, and compact-fluorescent light bulbs to install at home.
"Do-It-Yourself" workshops are currently being scheduled. Please check back later for an updated schedule of events.
Green@Home Outreach Volunteers help spread the word about the program. Do you have one to two hours to walk a neighborhood in Cupertino and Palo Alto to help fight climate change? Groups are welcome! We are also looking for Outreach Volunteers to help publicize the Green@Home program by posting and distributing flyers in public places in Cupertino and Palo Alto.
If you are interested in becoming a Green@Home Outreach Volunteer please contact us at greenathome*acterra.org or 650-962-9876 x380.
Green@Home Kit Managers support the HouseCall Volunteers and help keep things running smoothly. The Kit Manager restocks and maintains the tool kits needed for HouseCalls, monitors kit availability, and provides their home as a pick up location. We are looking for a number of Kit Managers throughout our service areas of Cupertino and Palo Alto. This is a great job for people who wish to volunteer from home. If you are interested in becoming a Green@Home Kit Manager please contact us at greenathome*acterra.org or 650-962-9876 x380.
Green@Home Office Volunteers help maximize the impact of our program. We are looking for people to send publicity by email, do phone interviews with participants, schedule HouseCalls, enter data, assemble program materials and do other office tasks. If you would like to spend a few hours a week working with others at the Acterra office please contact us at greenathome*acterra.org or call 650-962-9876 x380.