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Volunteer Orientation Recap 2014

By Kenn Koichi

I’m enthusiastic about helping potential volunteers become involved in our work. To this end, we held our first volunteer orientation of the year on Tuesday, April 1st.  About a dozen potential volunteers attended, a mix of members and new faces, and they learned about the work we do and about the large number of ways to get involved.  Mac McDowell, our executive director, gave an overview of the different types of events we did last year and some of the outreach and education events we’ve got planned for 2014. 

I’m looking forward to revitalizing our volunteer outreach program and helping connect people to the solar world.  If you’re reading this and interested in helping us out as a volunteer, we’d be delighted. By volunteering with Solar Oregon, you’ll have an opportunity to network with others in the renewable energy and non-profit fields, gain experience doing meaningful work, and help to expand solar energy adoption in Oregon. Oh, and have some fun in the process! This month we’ve tabled at several Earth Day events, including events at Intel, Nike, and Wells Fargo.  

We’re planning on hosting regular volunteer orientations and our next one will be on Tuesday May 20th from 6:30-8pm at the Solar Oregon headquarters. You can RSVP for the event here.  We’re still looking for a systems analyst to help us with our membership systems, an event planning assistant, and several more people to help with outreach.  In addition, we are looking for help at our monthly Solar Drinks networking events. 

So, if you’re at all interested in helping us out, please let me know at  503.231.5662.

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