The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots organization for a reason – our volunteers are an integral part of everything we do! Whether you’re interested in attending a meeting, tabling at an event, analyzing policy, helping us fundraise, or lending your handy skills around the office, there’s a place for you!
Below are a few things we’re looking for some specific help with right now, but there’s always plenty of work to be done! If you don’t see something that interests below, please fill out our volunteer form and let us know how you can help!
Citizen’s Land Use Planning Toolkit
In some circles, land use planning and Oregon are synonymous, and good land use planning can facilitate environmental benefits ranging from saving forest land to reducing greenhouse gases. The land use development process can be complicated and most citizens are disengaged from it. The Oregon Chapter is looking for a volunteer to help generate a citizen’s toolkit to help demystify the process and help your fellow Oregonians take a more active role in deciding how and where Oregon communities will develop.
A number of resources are available to define and explain components of system but comprehensive, easy-to-use guide is not readily available. Help us pull the pertinent information together and create an on-line guide to navigating the process and help citizens advocate for sustainable land uses. So let us know if you have good written communication skills and an understanding, or interest in discovering, land use development procedures. (This could also become a great internship for an interested student). Contact Scott Chapman at email@example.com if you want to help out or have questions.
Fundraising Volunteer or Intern
Times are tough for many of us, and that makes good fundraising crucial to the continued work of the Sierra Club’s Oregon Chapter. We’re looking for someone willing to learn the ropes of effective fundraising and put those skills to work for the benefit of Oregon’s environment. Learn how to plan house parties, research potential donors, draft good fundraising letters, develop grant proposals, and more! This is a great opportunity for a volunteer looking to learn new skills or for a college student looking for a great internship. Contact Brian Pasko at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Do you love gardening? Well, we have a job for you! If you’re an Oregonian, you’re probably familiar with buddleia, otherwise known as butterfly bush. And if you’re familiar with them, you know how big they can get. The Sierra Club office has a few of them surrounding our office, currently blocking the sunlight through our windows. Come on down and bring your loppers and clippers and help us keep our space looking clean and professional. Call Joy Keen at 503-238-0442 x300 or email her at email@example.com to let her know when you can help.
Help keep the volunteer/member database updated with correct contact information and volunteer interests. Occasional phone calling to members.
TIME COMMITMENT: 1-2 hours a week; on-going
BENEFICIAL SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE: Comfortable working on a computer at home or in the chapter office, communicating over email and phone. Organized and efficient with capturing fresh data and entering in database.
CONTACT: Joy Keen (503) 238-0442 x300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Database training will be provided.