We are so glad you want to be involved! Every month, 350 Deschutes hosts volunteer committee meetings with current climate activists and new volunteers who want to make positive changes within their community.  You can develop your own job using your unique skills and interests, or help us with clean energy projects and educational events, including our annual Go Clean Energy Conference.

Contact us and we’ll send you a volunteer application. We will review your information and our areas of need to see if we can help each other. You’ll be contacted by our Program and Volunteer Manager for a follow-up discussion but can also reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Contact Satya Austin-Opper at or our Executive Director for details at


Join our Electrify Bend Petition Committee!

Committees typically meet monthly and are currently virtual.

Are you looking for a chance to make a difference in your community? A way to have a real impact on climate issues that directly affect you, your business, your friends and neighbors and future generations? Then join our Electrify Bend Petition Committee that are working to create presentations that combine hard facts and true stories to persuade our local governments to enact policies that will protect our climate and our community.


CPACE for Commercial Building OwnersJoin the CPACE Committee: Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy

Thanks to the dedicated work of our volunteers and community stakeholders, Deschutes County has authorized the use of CPACE. This special financing allows for commercial building owners to include clean energy, efficiency, water conservation, and electric vehicles into their buildings. Sectors that are eligible include nonprofit, manufacturing, multifamily 5 units+, hospitality, agriculture and many more. Long term financing enables these improvements to pencil, and many soft costs, such as energy and engineering audits can be included. This allows for many projects to come together with little or no cash down. An additional bonus is that cash flow is increased. This committee works to establish CPACE in Central Oregon Counties and to ensure that equity is integrated into this work.  Learn more. 


Join the Go Clean Energy Conference Committee

Do you like to talk to leaders in the energy and efficiency space? Do online research to identify who the thought leaders are? Join this group of volunteers to plan our annual conference. It’s a great way to get to know people and participate in a premier event that reaches businesses, individuals, and government.  Volunteers are needed to help plan the conference, assist in the technical aspects, and on the day of the event.  The conference will be held Live & Virtually at the Bend COCC campus on October 6, 2022.




Working Board member: Job Description

Advisory Board member: Description

Volunteer Recruiter/Organizer

Learn management skills as you recruit volunteers at events and gatherings. If you accept that humans are causing climate change then you will fit right in with our work. Hours are flexible. Must be able to commute to Bend locations.

Website and/or Social Media Manager

Do you enjoy writing or computer work? If you like to post to social media, you can do this for 350 Deschutes as we expand our movement, educate, and advocate for the climate.

Another option is working on our website, either as a writer, or content developer. We have a WordPress website so if you’re a quick study on website development, or familiar with WordPress, then this job is for you. You can work from home, flexible hours, based on your schedule.

Be an Organizer-Meet and Greet:
Attend events, usually in a group of two or more. Greet people and ask them if they are interested in Climate change. If they feel that we should be doing something about it, offer to send them our newsletter, ask them to volunteer, and get their contact information.

Like to Write or Do Research?
We educate people in the community through Op-Eds, or feature articles in online blogs or publications.

Speak or testify at government meetings OR just show up to show support
We can provide 3-minute scripts, or you can write your own. These are usually late afternoon or early evening. Generally, they require waiting for 30 minutes to an hour before you are called to speak. Easy, anyone can do it!

Volunteer Coordinator
Like to meet people? Want to gain management experience? Ask people to volunteer. Inquire about their “special skills” that they might use for 350Deschutes.

Event Planning – Annual Go Clean Energy Conference is in Fall
No special skills, but an interest in doing research and contacting prospective speakers. We meet in person and by conference call to share ideas and make decisions.


PPEV Equitable EV Planning for Central Oregon

Individuals and staff from businesses, government, and nonprofits are invited to attend. Learn how to access the $$ millions coming for EV Infrastructure.

Stop GTN Pipeline Expansion

Sign the letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asking them to stop the proposed pipeline expansion