Volunteer Opportunities at Acterra

Our mission is to bring people together to create local solutions to climate change! Through our volunteer opportunities, we hope to bring you closer to our organization and to our collective goal to protect our environment. We have a variety of opportunities, small and large, which we hope will help you feel a level of ownership of our work and give you a chance to learn more and engage with your community.


Do-It-In-A-Day Volunteer Opportunities

Event Volunteers:
Help us with set-up, check-in, and logistics for one or more of our events.

Spring Public Lecture Series
Dates and Times TBA
May 11, 2017, 7:30pm

GoEV! Ride and Drives
Times and Dates TBA

Green@Home to Grid Ready One-Day Volunteers:
Contact Violet Saena at violet.saena@acterra.org

Canvassers:
Come door-to-door with us to help get the word out about our Green@Home to Grid Ready program! We’ll be canvassing neighborhoods in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven in Menlo Park to find households that can benefit from this program.

Stuff an Envelope
Contact Katie Marcus Reker at katie.marcusreker@acterra.org

Help our fundraising team at one of our mailing parties! Bring a friend and enjoy the company while helping the environment.


Become an EV Ambassador, 2-10 hours per month

If you own an electric vehicle and love it, become an EV Ambassador to share your experiences and provide encouragement to prospective owners! Provide consultations to prospective owners and give test drives or rides in your car! Contact Ariane Erickson at arianee@acterra.org.


Long Term Volunteer Opportunities

Green@Home to Grid Ready Project Associate
10 hrs/wk, 3-month commitment

·     Contact homeowners
·     Schedule home visits/house calls
·     Assist with outreach and canvassing (includes phone calls and in person)
·     Assists with trainings and workshops
·     Spanish speaking preferred, but will accept anyone willing to volunteer their time

Contact Violet Saena at violet.saena@acterra.org.

Acterra Blog, Guest Writer, Flexible commitment
Help us launch our Acterra blog by becoming a guest writer! We’re looking for community members to help us write articles on local environmental issues, event recaps, local climate heroes, and more!

Contact Katie Marcus Reker at katie.marcusreker@acterra.org with a writing sample.

Event Coordinator, Party for the Planet
5 hr/week until April 20

Interested in event planning and want to gain some experience? Join our Development team in planning for our largest event of the year! Party for the Planet is our annual gala event held to honor a local hero and the planet.

We’re looking for a motivated volunteer with some experience in event planning/coordination who can commit to 5 hours per week until our event to help us with:
·     Event logistics
·     Event registration details
·     Finding silent and live auction items
·     Volunteer coordination
·     Day-of event help

Event Details:
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6pm
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center

Contact Megan O’Mahony at megan.omahony@acterra.org