Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are integral to Green Building United.

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.


committee work

Committees

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 ValleyFor those interested in helping advance the green building movement in Lehigh Valley. 

Contact Christa Kraftician

 

Living Building Challenge Community CouncilFor 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





engagement

Events

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: 

  • Reviewing session or project submissions 
  • Coordinating conference tours 
  • Facilitating day-of in conference rooms or at registration 
  • Supporting development efforts 

 

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. 


passive house charrette 2018

Projects

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 our 2019 Community Impact Project (CIP). This year we are working with Vare-Washington to coordinate a day-of service. Volunteers welcome - learn more

 

Legacy Partners

Platinum Partners

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