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Faith-Based Campaign Outreach & Engagement Volunteer

Faith-Based Campaign Outreach & Engagement Volunteer

Did you know that faith-based organizations own and operate over 400,000 facilities in the US? Green building principles answers these organizations’ desire to reduce their operating expenses, improve human health and demonstrate stewardship of resources. However, few know how to get started on the green building journey and access credible resources. That’s why we need you! Join the USGBC network of volunteers as we engage with faith 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: https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/s1dk6uz70tkf4ya/

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 Faith-based Campaign Managers across the country are building a network of Outreach & Engagement Volunteers within their community. These volunteers help develop and execute an annual campaign for outreach, engage and collaboration with local faith-based organizations. Outreach & Engagement volunteers will raise awareness of the benefits, strategies and resources available to increase the health and resource performance of faith-based organizations facilities and congregations. Each volunteer will ‘adopt’ a faith-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 Action Team, organizing and delivering outreach presentations and engagement with at least one faith-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 faith-baed groups by December 31, 2014 that reaches at least 700 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.