By Ryan Duffy, Communications Fellow
Are you passionate about sustainability, efficiency, and the environment? Do you have familiarity with green building and understand how the built environment affects all of us and the world?
If yes, then you should consider joining our volunteers! We have a variety of open positions with different responsibilities, qualifications, and time commitments, and all positions receive some kind of benefit!
Throughout the year, we also have special posts. Some examples include Boston's Greenfest and the Northeast Building Facility Managers Show coming up this summer – if any USGBCMA friends or members are planning on attending the exposition, we are looking for volunteers to serve as ambassadors at our booth.
We also hold service project volunteer opportunities – usually in the fall with our Green Apple Day of Service – so stay tuned for those programs.
With any of our short-term or long-term volunteer positions, you will be an integral component of our operations and gain a greater understanding of our organization, its mission and its goals, and how we organize our events, advocate, and conduct outreach.
Volunteer assignments include LEED Study Jam Group Instructor, Webinar Proctor, Green Building Analyst/Reporter, USGBC Ambassador, Green Building Tour Coordinator, Outreach Committee Co-Chair, and Committee Leadership.
Each position has its own details and specifics, but with any of these opportunities you will get to know the ins-and-outs of our organization, green building, and more!
If you're interested, you can learn more from our volunteer page or fill out our volunteering questionaire form. We are very flexible with time commitment, the window of time in which you would want to volunteer, and prior experiences and qualifications.
Volunteering with the Chapter will qualify for credential maintenance hours for GBCI – up to half of your required hours can be earned through volunteering with us. Usually this is much more engaging than sitting through a webinar late at night!