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Community-Based Outreach Engagement Volunteer

Community-based organizations such as community development corporations, social services and cultural institutions have a lot to gain from the benefits of green buildings - reduced operating expenses, improved human health and increased livelihood of the communities they serve. However, many don’t know how to get started on the green building journey. That’s why we need you!

Join the USGBC network of volunteers as we engage with community-based organizations locally to advance their sustainability initiatives. Contact your local USGBC chapter, or sign up online, to join in on this locally-driven initiative.

Sign up for this position:

Why should I volunteer?

  • Advance sustainability & green building activity locally
  • Inspire new audiences to adopt green building principles
  • Gain exposure to new audiences
  • Demonstrate your green expertise
  • Network with USGBC volunteers, leaders and partners locally and nationally
  • Access valuable green building tools, resources & trainings
  • Acquire LEED Credential Maintenance hours are available as a volunteer.

Position Overview:

USGBC Community-based Campaign Managers across the country are building a network of Outreach & Engagement Volunteers within their community. These volunteers will help develop and execute an annual campaign for outreach, engage and collaborate with local community-based organizations. Outreach & Engagement volunteers will make presentations and exhibits to raise awareness of the benefits, strategies and resources available to increase the health and resource performance of community-based organizations facilities and congregations. Each volunteer will ‘adopt’ a community-based community for a deeper level of engagement and collaboration, including helping them to implement green strategies.

Time Commitment:

This volunteer position requires a 1-3 hour/week volunteer commitment. Work activities include regular communication/meeting with the Campaign Manager and other Outreach & Engagement Volunteers, organizing and delivering outreach presentations and engagement with at least one community-based organization.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development, implementation & evaluation of your chapter’s campaign plan (with the goal of reaching at least 2000 people in 2014) by January 30
  • Develop personal work plan for outreach & engagement that aims to present to at least 15 different community groups by December 31, 2014 that reaches at least 750 new people.
  • Establish longer-term relationship with at least one community-based organization that facilitates the greening of their facility/community and establishes at least one new Green Apple Day of Service project.
  • Coordinate all efforts in conjunction with Campaign Manager & the Chapter’s plan
  • Track & report metrics, results, opportunities & issues to Campaign Manager


  • Deep respect for and knowledge of a diversity of religious and cultural traditions.
  • Ability to translate the benefits of green buildings and communities for diverse public audiences.
  • Volunteer/people management experience
  • Effective advocacy and facilitation skills that motivate people to action.
  • Support of your local USGBC Chapter’s Board of Directors.