Your Expertise Matters
The impact and outreach of Sustainable Silicon Valley’s initiatives wouldn’t be possible without a robust volunteer program. Our skilled, talented and committed volunteers provide the much needed bandwidth that allows us to continue to provide and expand the programs and services that support our partners’ success.
Please read the below list of Open Positions, then contact us to let us know how you would like to contribute.
SSV is helping businesses, government and NGOs make a difference in reducing their impact on the environment. Be a part of the action with a volunteer opportunity that enhances your resume and gives you an inside look at how some of the most forward-looking organizations in the Valley are implementing sustainable practices.
How Do I Become an SSV Volunteer?
- You can start by looking at the volunteer openings below. If one of them appeals to you, please reference it and E-mail your resume with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have other projects listed at the bottom of the page that might be of interest. Please let us know if you are able to assist with any of them!
- Once we receive your resume, we will review it and schedule a phone screen to discuss the position. If it seems like it might be a good fit we will set up a meeting between you and the team leader of the area you are interested in. They will give more information about the projects, SSV expectations, and work with you on defining goals and assignments.
Open positions at Sustainable Silicon Valley:
Human Resource Management:
- Graphic Designer
- Production House Design Lead
- Social Media Intern_Associate
- Website Marketing Coordinator
Research & Implementation:
- Energy Research Assistant
- Materials Management Content Contributor
- Materials Management Lead
- Energy Lead
- Water Content Lead
- Writer Copy Editor
- Transportation Content Leader
- Transportation Content Contributor
- Systemic Sutainability Lead
West Summit and Showcase:
Potential Projects for Volunteers
- SSV Website
- Maintain current site
- Build and add to wiki of best practices and resources
- Locate relevant websites, books, etc., and incorporate into our resources
- Social networking: Be our Twitter tweeter and Facebook guru
- Help plan and produce SSV events and staff tables
- Project Management
- Help to oversee existing project teams and define individual roles and tasks
- Help to document processes and create templates
- Marketing , Communications, Outreach and Engagement
- Help improve our process and design new and better ways to reach our partners and the larger community
- Help design and produce marketing collateral for programs and events
- Design ways for partners to interact with and learn from one another
- Help identify potential funders and funding areas
- Help write and assemble grant applications
- Help evolve SSV’s measurement system
- Help maintain partner energy and water use data (Hara tool)
- Help produce metrics data for Annual Reports
- Communities of Practice
- Help create programs and events for Sustainability Team leaders, EcoCouncilRT and others. Includes organizing meetings, assisting with meeting logistics such as catering, etc.
- Design, build and maintain wiki to capture best practices from members of the Communities of Practice
- Smart Grid
- Help define future proof of concept demonstration sites for the smart energy grid
- Contribute to the Santa Clara University Smart Grid pilot project
- Work with Communities of Practice to develop programming on water, addressing conservation, efficiency, watershed management, integrated pest management
- Help assemble advisory board and hone focus for SSV’s approach to water by talking to partners and others
- Help plan and produce quarterly meeting relevant to the business impact of water in conjunction with climate change
Our Volunteer Policy
- SSV is committed to providing a supportive environment in which differences are celebrated. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.
- SSV endeavors to create a collegial work environment, based on clear communication and mutually respectful behavior.
- Either party has the right to terminate the relationship if not satisfactory.
- Any publications or presentations produced in the course of the assignment will be copyrighted by SSV. You can share these materials freely as long as attribution is shared.
Check out the EcoCloud website
This site is meant to be a collaborative site. Using and encouraging other sustainability and business people to use the EcoCloud site to make change happen is also a way to contribute and help Sustainable Silicon Valley while getting us all closer to the goal of a healthier viable industrial ecology.