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Green Volunteer Gigs to Build Skills for Green Careers

By Carol L. McClelland

Part of Green Careers For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Volunteering is one of the most effective ways to gain skills, build your green network, and add accomplishments to your resume. Check out these opportunities:

  • Cool Cities: This green initiative, sponsored by the Sierra Club, has groups throughout North America. Check the map to find the nearest group to you.

  • Green team for your city: Talk with members of your local network and your city hall to find a grassroots or city-sponsored group committed to helping your region go green.

  • Idealist: This multifaceted site gives you access to thousands of volunteer opportunities, nonprofits, and people.

  • Orion Network: Explore this online network to discover environmental conservation opportunities.

  • Your local volunteer center: A Google search with the keywords “volunteer center” + your city/state/region name helps you find your local volunteer center(s).

  • Volunteer Match: Using keywords to identify your interests and your region, you discover volunteer opportunities close to home or available virtually.

  • Environmental organizations in your area: Search Google using “environmental organization” + city/state/region name.