Every year volunteers help achieve our mission, and there are a variety of ways to engage with our organization. Opportunities include serving on a committee, helping day-of at an event, and donating time to a project. If you have volunteer ideas, we'd love to hear them; contact Leah Wirgau. Note that some volunteer opportunities require individuals to have individual membership.
Committees typically meet in-person and/or by-phone on a monthly or quarterly basis and are a great way to dive into a specific focus area of the organization. See committee opportunities below.
If interested in a specific committee, please email the committee contact with questions and for details about the next meeting date and time.
Development - For those interested in cultivating short- and long-term financial support for the organization.
Contact Margaret Salamon
Education & Programs - For those interested in planning events and programs for the the green building community.
Contact Leah Wirgau
Member Engagement - For those interested in attracting and retaining individual members for the organization.
Contact Joseph Parisi
Policy & Advocacy - For those interested in legsislative advocacy.
Contact Katie Bartolotta
Living Building Challenge Community - For those interested in helping coordinate LBC focused activites.
Contact Drew Lavine
Passive House Community - For those interested in helping coordinate Passive House focused activites.
Contact David Salamon
Delaware - For those interested in helping advance the green building movement in Delaware.
Contact Cory Budischak
Lehigh Valley - For those interested in helping advance the green building movement in Lehigh Valley.
Contact Christa Kraftician
Our major events (Sustainability Symposium, New Gravity Housing Conference, and Groundbreakers Awards) would not run as smoothly without the help of our volunteers. If interested in volunteering for one of these events, please contact Margaret Salamon.
Other event volunteer opportunities are announced in our e-newsletter as they become available.
The 2017 Community Impact Project was a dyanamic inititiave developed and led by volunteers. Volunteers released a request for concepts and after careful consideration selected NKCDC's Frankford Gateway initiative. Volunteers then raised funds, and coordinated logistics for a volunteer day where over 60 people prepared soil, weeded, picked up trash, and planted a variety of trees, shubs, and flowers.
We anticipate collaborating with partner organizations to have similar "roll-up-your-sleeves" events in the future, which will be announced in our e-newsletters.