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Volunteer opportunities

Thanks for your interest in joining a USGBC committee or working group. We are always on the lookout for candidates desiring to use their individual talents to strengthen USGBC, LEED and the green building movement as a whole. Without volunteers, this movement simply would not be possible.

Below is a current list of volunteer opportunities. Check back often for updates.

Current volunteer opportunities

National Community Chair

Regional Community Liaison

Strategic Initiatives Chair

Test Development Volunteer Opportunities

USGBC Students Regional Chair

All USGBC volunteers, who serve on a Committee and/or Working Group, are required to read and agree to abide by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Code of Conduct for Committee and Working Group members. This includes an acknowledgement of the Antitrust Policy, the Anti-Harassment Policy, and Policies and Procedures for Committees and Working Groups.




National Community Chair

Interested in building community, collecting and sharing great stories, and leading on USGBC’s new skill-based volunteering program?

Opportunities include:

  • Serving as the expert within your region for USGBC’s new ADVANCE campaign focused on millennials, project-based sustainability programming, and community building
  • Developing targeted tools and resources for the program and distributing to regional leaders within your designated region
  • Collecting stories from regional and local leaders to share the impact and sustainability change-making happenings in your region
  • Building a high-performing network of change makers in your region

Commitment requires:

  • Serving as a link between your Regional Community Liaisons and USGBC
  • Regular communication with Regional Community Liaisons through monthly reports, as well as email, phone call or in-person meetings to discuss building the regional USGBC network for events and programming
  • Working with Regional Community Liaisons to find inspiring stories to share with the larger community
  • Ability to commit to the position for a one-year period starting in May 2015
  • Ability to commit two to five hours per week to the position
  • Available to attend training in San Diego, CA from June 27-July 2, 2015. All expenses paid.

How to Apply:

Visit this application and choose “National Community Chair.”

Applications Close Sunday, April 12th at 11:59 P.M.



Regional Community Liaison

Interested in building community, collecting and sharing great stories, and leading on USGBC’s new skill-based volunteering program?

Opportunities include:

  • Leading as a region’s expert for USGBC’s new ADVANCE campaign focused on millennials, project-based sustainability programming, and community building
  • Delivering targeted tools and resources for the program to local leaders within your designated region
  • Becoming the go-to storyteller for the impact and sustainability change-making happenings in your community
  • Serving as a liaison between your USGBC Emerging Professionals National Community Chair and 5-7 USGBC Chapter Emerging Professionals Committees within your region

Commitment requires:

  • Regular communication with established USGBC local leaders via email, phone call or in-person meetings to discuss progress on initiatives as well as understanding on-the-ground needs in real time
  • Reporting metrics and delivering on story deadlines to your National Community Chair
  • Working with local USGBC chapters to effectively recruit and retain new members.
  • Ability to commit to the position for a one-year period starting in May 2015
  • Ability to commit two to five hours per week to the position
  • Available to attend training in San Diego, CA from June 27-July 2, 2015. All expenses paid.

How to Apply:

Visit this application and choose “Regional Community Liaison.”

Applications Close Sunday, April 12th at 11:59 P.M.



Strategic Initiatives Chair

Interested in building community, collecting and sharing great stories, and leading on USGBC’s new skill-based volunteering program?

Opportunities include:

  • Developing talent and resources for ADVANCE, pairing community organizations with volunteers and experts in the USGBC community to create and implement sustainability initiatives.
  • Creating resources for local EP groups for four national USGBC events, such as:
    • Earth Day
    • USGBC Mid-Year Meeting
    • USGBC Green Apple Day of Service
    • USGBC Greenbuild Conference and Expo
  • Documenting successes and opportunities for improvement from ADVANCE events.
  • Strengthening the relationship between Emerging Professionals and ADVANCE through storytelling
  • Supporting the creation and management of the new ADVANCE Ambassador program

Commitment requires:

  • Ability to commit to the position for a one-year period starting in May 2015
  • Ability to commit two to five hours per week to the position
  • Available to attend training in San Diego, CA from June 27-July 2, 2015. All expenses paid

How to Apply:

Visit this application and choose “National Strategic Initiatives Chair.”

Applications Close Sunday, April 12th at 11:59 P.M.



Call for Expression of Interest: Test Development Volunteer Opportunities

Open call for Subject Matter Experts who hold a LEED Professional Credential or Certificate to assist in the following areas.

  • Item writing: meeting in which volunteers write test questions
  • Item review: meeting in which volunteers review test questions
  • Job Task Analysis: meeting in which volunteers help establish test specifications for each credential
  • Translation verification: meeting in which volunteers validate translations of test items and supporting material
  • Standard setting: meeting in which volunteers set a test's passing score
  • Form review: meeting in which volunteers review a collection of questions slated to appear on the same exam
 

Time Commitment

Depending on the type of event, meetings can last from 3 to 8 hours via telecommunication software to in-person meetings which can last up to 3 days.

Qualifications

Subject Matter Experts must be:

  • Active as a LEED Green Associate, LEED AP with specialty, LEED for HOMES Green Rater, or LEED Project Reviewer (depending on the volunteer opportunity)
  • Knowledgeable on the appropriate LEED content including, but not limited to, the exam references
  • Able and willing to follow guidelines and be trained in exam development techniques
  • Unassociated with any test preparatory organization or activity

CE Hours

Subject Matter Experts will be awarded 1 CE hour per hour of volunteer work for up to 50% of your total CE hours.

How to Submit an Expression of Interest with USGBC

Subject Matter Experts interested in serving in a Test Development volunteer opportunity must complete the Expression of Interest Form online. There is no deadline for submissions as this is an open call. Invitations to participate will be sent approximately eight weeks prior to the event.