We are so glad you want to be involved. Every month, 350Deschutes hosts volunteer meetings and educational events, open to current climate activists as well as new volunteers! Develop your own job using your unique skills and interests, or help us with one of the tasks outlined below. Attend a meeting to learn what 350Deschutes is up to and how you can get involved or email acompton@350Deschutes.org
Next Event: Catching the Sun
Monday, May 20 at 6 pm
OSU Campus 1500 SW Chandler Ave, Bend
Tykeson Hall, rm 111 (ground floor)
Please RSVP here
Contact Anastacia at acompton@350Deschutes.org with any questions
A must-see film. An eye-opening look at workers and entrepreneurs on the forefront of the clean energy movement that will transform, and enliven the way you see the future. What is clear is the wonderful opportunity the transition to clean energy represents. — Mark Ruffalo
Join us for “Catching the Sun”, the award winning film by director Shalini Kantayya. Workers in Richmond California and entrepreneurs in Asia seek economic hope in the solar industry, as activists across the political spectrum, from Van Jones (Green for All) to Debbie Dooley (Conservatives for Energy Freedom) make the case that green energy is a benefit to all our communities. Hosted by the Cascades Student Sustainability Initiative Club and 350 Deschutes. Monday May 20th at 6pm in Tykeson Hall (rm 111) OSU campus. Free admission. Snack and beverage served (bring your own cup to help us move closer to zero waste!) RSVP here
Next Volunteer Meeting
Monday June 3rd, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Central Oregon Social Justice Center (NEW LOCATION)
155 NW Irving Ave, Bend (near downtown)
Join us Monday June 3rd for our monthly meeting. We’ll discuss pending legislation (Clean Energy Jobs Bill, Trash Incineration) and how to address the increase in oil trains moving through Oregon, and the dangers they present to communities along their routes, including Deschutes County. We’ll bring some food – if you can, bring some snacks or sweets to share (your own re-usable cup or plate helps us get closer to zero-waste!) Contact Anastacia at acompton@350Deschutes.org with any questions. See you there!
From our April movie night:
Questions to Ask and Actions to Take: Explore the Things that Climate Can’t Change HERE.
ANYTIME OPPORTUNITIES: To learn more, email acompton@350Deschutes.org
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 350Deschutes as we expand our movement, educate, and advocate for the climate.
Another options 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.
Do you Sing? Do Theater? We need creatives to design skits, music, or songs that we integrate into our events to get media coverage. Whether individually or as a group, this is a powerful tool to engage the public.
Like to Write or 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!
Like to meet people? Want to gain management experience? Ask people to volunteer. Inquire about their “special skills” that they might use for 350Deschutes.
Help 350Deschutes Plan our Yearly Conference, happening in October
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.