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Organization: Volunteer Services
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
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Make Friends With a Lonely Child This Year!

Organization: Great Life Mentoring, Columbia River Mental Health
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportu...




Make Your New Year Count - Mentor a Child In Need

Organization: Great Life Mentoring, Columbia River Mental Health
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportu...




Mentor A Lonely Child in your Community this Winter

Organization: Great Life Mentoring, Columbia River Mental Health
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportu...




Care for Blood Donors in Seattle, Everett and Eastside

Organization: Bloodworks Northwest (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center)
Dates: this is an Ongoing o...




Volunteer And Plant A Tree For Our Cedar River Watershed!

Organization: Forterra
Dates: Mar 04, 2017
Location: 19901 Cedar Falls Rd, North Bend, WA 98045
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Administrative Assistant Volunteer

Organization: Snohomish County Visitor Information Centers
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
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Help Kids Learn More About The Tech Field!

Organization: Accelerator YMCA
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 2100 24th Ave S, Sui...




Be a STUDY ZONE TUTOR at the Fall City Library and give students the tutoring...

Organization: King County Library System
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: Fall City ...




SE Seattle Adult Day Health Care Center

Organization: Full Life Care
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 4712 35th Ave S., Seat...




Cafe assistant at drop in mental health care program

Organization: Full Life Care
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 800 jefferson street s...




Help Wildlife & Become A Habitat Steward! (Pierce Co.)

Organization: National Wildlife Federation
Dates: Feb 01, 2017 - Feb 22, 2017
Location: 2917 Morris...




Grant Writer

Organization: EKARI FOUNDATION
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: PO Box 18752, Seattl...




Program Committee Member – Program Development

Organization: EKARI FOUNDATION
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: PO Box 18752, Seattl...




Development Resource Coordinator Committee Member

Organization: EKARI FOUNDATION
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: PO Box 18752, Seattl...




Annual Event Committee Member

Organization: EKARI FOUNDATION
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: PO Box 18752, Seattl...




Lead the Pack: Education/Events Ambassador

Organization: Yakima Humane Society
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 2405 W. Birchfi...




Information Desk Ambassador

Organization: Yakima Humane Society
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 2405 W. Birchfi...




Program Support

Organization: StandUp For Kids - Seattle, WA
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: Seattl...




Cook needed for hungry volunteers!

Organization: RSVP of Snohomish County
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Location: 1918 Everett...




JARED POWELL
Director Of Communications
Casey Trees
• Casey Trees has a great volunteer program, and partners extensively with influential organizations, companies, and municipal government in the D.C. environmental community.
• Local universities are involved in many aspects of D.C.'s green economic development. In particular, George Washington University's Architecture and Landscape department, American University's Office of Sustainable Development, and the architecture and planning departments at Catholic University and the University of Virginia.
• Washington D.C. is a great place to be job-searching. Check out their very active Green Drinks chapter.
Unlike a lot of leading green cities that continue to lag in the planning of green space and stormwater mitigation, Washington D.C. is drawing upon one of its original strengths, its tree canopy, to meet city sustainability goals. Casey Trees, a non-profit focused on restoring and enhancing the city's tree canopy, plays a central role in the D.C. area's greening efforts. "It's a very green-focused city," says Jared Powell, Casey Trees Director of Communications, "The city council members are very focused and involved."

In 2009, former Mayor Adrian Fenty announced a tree canopy goal of 40 percent by 2035, which amounts to around 8,600 trees per year. "What's great about Casey Trees is we offer several ways to help residents plant trees for free," Jared says. Programs vary from providing logistical support to groups looking to find locations to plant, to youth education and job training programs, to providing trees for planting at a substantial savings at $50 per tree. Casey Trees also partners with the Washington, D.C. Department of the Environment on its Riversmart Homes program to provide treescape auditing. This is just one of several DDOE programs that are bringing green economic development to the city.

The Spring of 2011, concluding on May 7, is Casey Trees' largest planting season to-date. More than 450 mature trees were planted across the District in less than three months. Environmentally minded professionals can volunteer with Casey Trees to get a grasp of the local green scene. "It's a great way of seeing different parts of the city," Jared says, "and it's a great way of forging community."
ROB SISSON
President
Republicans For Environmental Protection
• Working as a staffer in a political organization is a good place to get into environmental politics.
• All members of congress employ an environmental legislative assistant.
• You can work on sustainability inside corporations. Look for positions as Corporate Responsibility Officers or Sustainability Officers.
Republicans for Environmental Protection is an organization dedicate to restoring the GOP's great conservation legacy. Rob cites several environmental Republican presidents who established milestones in our nation. Abraham Lincoln protected Yosemite. Ulysses S. Grant created Yellowstone, the first national park. Theodore Roosevelt championed conservation by designating 150 National Forests and five national parks. Even conservative icon Ronald Reagan ratified the Montreal Protocol to protect the Ozone Layer. Rob's expertise is in Republican environmental politics but his advice could just as easily translate to the Democratic Party. While any college major can lead to a career in politics, law degrees are very common and any classes in environmental science would also be helpful. Look for entry level positions as political staffers, at think tanks, or in foundations.
MICA ODOM
National Energy Media Director
Environmental Defense Fund
• Mica attended Columbia Business School and concentrated in Social Enterprise. Look to Ivy League MBA programs for business training in sustainable energy.
• Internships, even unpaid, or other networking opportunities are the key to getting your foot in the door in green and environmental industries.
• MBA and business students should look to Net Impact for networking opportunities in green and environmental industries. Net Impact has chapters on most campuses in many cities, and the web site includes a jobs page.
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a leading national nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law, and innovative private-sector partnerships. As National Energy Media Director for the Environmental Defense Fund, Mica Odom has insight into career success in green marketing. Mica points to the success of past EDF campaigns such as the 2007 landmark deal that canceled eight coal-fired power plants proposed in Texas and adopted an unprecedented set of environmental initiatives, preventing 57 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

Mica's career highlights the importance of business skills in the green and environmental industry. MBA programs in both the Ivy League and state schools are offering innovative programs that highlight green and environmental business training. The economic push from MBA students trained in sustainable business models is currently demonstrating the viability of green career fields such as engineering, green building, renewable energy finance, green marketing, and philanthropic foundations with an environmental focus.
JARED POWELL
Director Of Communications
Casey Trees
• Casey Trees has a great volunteer program, and partners extensively with influential organizations, companies, and municipal government in the D.C. environmental community.
• Local universities are involved in many aspects of D.C.'s green economic development. In particular, George Washington University's Architecture and Landscape department, American University's Office of Sustainable Development, and the architecture and planning departments at Catholic University and the University of Virginia.
• Washington D.C. is a great place to be job-searching. Check out their very active Green Drinks chapter.
Unlike a lot of leading green cities that continue to lag in the planning of green space and stormwater mitigation, Washington D.C. is drawing upon one of its original strengths, its tree canopy, to meet city sustainability goals. Casey Trees, a non-profit focused on restoring and enhancing the city's tree canopy, plays a central role in the D.C. area's greening efforts. "It's a very green-focused city," says Jared Powell, Casey Trees Director of Communications, "The city council members are very focused and involved."

In 2009, former Mayor Adrian Fenty announced a tree canopy goal of 40 percent by 2035, which amounts to around 8,600 trees per year. "What's great about Casey Trees is we offer several ways to help residents plant trees for free," Jared says. Programs vary from providing logistical support to groups looking to find locations to plant, to youth education and job training programs, to providing trees for planting at a substantial savings at $50 per tree. Casey Trees also partners with the Washington, D.C. Department of the Environment on its Riversmart Homes program to provide treescape auditing. This is just one of several DDOE programs that are bringing green economic development to the city.

The Spring of 2011, concluding on May 7, is Casey Trees' largest planting season to-date. More than 450 mature trees were planted across the District in less than three months. Environmentally minded professionals can volunteer with Casey Trees to get a grasp of the local green scene. "It's a great way of seeing different parts of the city," Jared says, "and it's a great way of forging community."
SANDY PICKARD
Business Manager
Solar Energy International
• Take classes at Solar Energy International. Workshops are offered in solar, thermal, green building, and even hydro technologies. Classes are offered in twelve locations around the US.
• Roofers can improve their skills by taking classes in solar energy installation.
• Solar energy installation and commercial size energy efficiency projects are the hottest areas of green technology.
Solar Energy International has been providing education in solar and other renewable energy technologies for 20 years. They have become one of the premiere institutions for accredited renewable energy workshops and offer classes in a number of locations.

Business manager Sandy Pickard highlighted the important work this non-profit does through their educational mission. Solar Energy International has expanded to include workshops in solar electric, solar thermal, micro-hydro, and wind energy. Classes are also offered online.
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