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 with events, and donating time to a project. If you have volunteer ideas, we'd love to hear them; contact Leah Wirgau, Education & Engagement Director. 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
Member Engagement - For those interested in attracting and retaining individual members for the organization.
Contact Joseph Parisi
Policy & Advocacy - For those interested in legislative advocacy.
Contact Katie Bartolotta
Delaware - For those interested in helping advance the green building movement in Delaware.
Contact Bahareh van Boekhold
Lehigh Valley - For those interested in helping advance the green building movement in Lehigh Valley.
Contact Christa Kraftician
Living Building Challenge Community Council - For those interested in helping coordinate LBC focused activities.
Contact Drew Lavine
Passive House Community Council - For those interested in helping coordinate Passive House focused activities.
Contact Shannon Pendleton
Our major events (Sustainability Symposium, New Gravity Housing Conference, and Groundbreakers Awards) would not run as smoothly without the help of our volunteers. Opportunities may include:
Volunteer-led projects have taken a variety of shapes over the years. We currently have two opportunities:
1. The Demonstration Project is led by Living Building Challenge and Passive House Community volunteers. The two-part project focuses on rethinking how we design and build using above code standards as a guide for future development. Volunteers welcome - learn more!
2. A dedicated group of volunteers is also coordinating a second Community Impact Project (CIP). This year they are working with Vare-Washington to coordinate a day-of service. If interested in volunteering, please contact Leah Wirgau for details.