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
Attend the 2019 Go Clean Energy Conference for Free: Volunteer!
On October 3rd, we will be holding our annual Go Clean Energy Conference, at Trinity Church in downtown Bend. We’re actively recruiting volunteers to help out on the day of the conference. Commit to volunteering for 4 hours and admission to the entire conference is free!
General volunteer tasks will include set up and break down, checking in guests, directing speakers and vendors to their rooms, setting out food for lunch and social hour, and generally making sure things go smoothly. We’re also looking for a couple people with an alcohol servers license, and a few folks with tech skills to help with sessions and make sure they stay within their time slots.
This conference draws people from business, government, NGOs and other organizations – volunteering is a great way to network, make connections and learn from success stories and challenges overcome. There will be multiple sessions focused on green building and development, and we’ll hear about sustainability at the city level, solutions for small to medium businesses, financing for projects, and the effort to bring clean energy and efficiency upgrades to low income communities.
Learn more about the conference here
and contact Anastacia at acompton@350Deschutes.org or 541-327-4358 to find out more about volunteering!
Support the Youth Climate Strike!
350 Deschutes and other local environmental and social justice organizations are supporting the Youth Climate Strike on September 20th. Young people across the globe will be taking to the streets to call attention to the rapid and catastrophic changes in our climate which threaten their future and increasingly, our present. In Bend, join us at 4:00 pm on Peace Corner (Greenwood @ Wall) and raise your voice for an equitable transition to a sustainable future for all our children.
Do you drive a plug-in EV? Curious about rebates and charging infrastructure?
We’re looking for a few folks to bring their EVs to the public launch of the new charging stations at COCC campuses in Madras (September 11, 4:30 pm) and Redmond (October 9, 4:30 pm.) We’d also love one or two folks to help set out food and info, and of course everyone is welcome to attend the event! This won’t be a ride-and-drive, just an opportunity to show off your wheels and talk to interested future EV drivers. There will be food and beverages, and we’ll be giving people information on rebates and incentives, and thanking Pacific Power for their generous funding of these new, free, Level 2 charging stations. Please contact Anastacia at acompton@350Deschutes.org or 541-327-4358 if you can come help spread the enthusiasm for EVs and the growing charging infrastructure.
It’s Summer in Central Oregon!
We don’t have any volunteer meetings scheduled for the next couple months – so many of us are in and out of town! But the work we’re doing on behalf of the planet doesn’t stop.
We’re working on a petition to ask the City of Bend to pass an ordinance on oil and LNG by rail coming through the heart of our city. Oil trains have been increasing for a while now, and a new executive order out of the White House opens the door for liquefied natural gas by rail as well. You can sign the petition online here, and if you see us or any of our friends in other local environmental groups circulating it at a market or event, come say hi! Contact Anastacia at acompton@350Deschutes.org if you’d like to get involved, gathering signatures, going to a city council meeting, writing a letter to the editor, or otherwise boosting the signal!
We have our yearly Go Clean Energy Conference coming up in the fall, and planning is in full swing! Business, government, organizations and individuals will come together to share the latest on We’re contacting prospective speakers, sponsors, planning food and beverages and everything else that goes into creating a great event! For the latest on the conference, click here, and contact Diane at dhodiak@350Deschutes.org if you’re interested in helping plan!
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.