The Chapter Office in Berkeley needs volunteer receptionists to be energetic, service-oriented and gracious team members, answering the phone, directing calls, greeting guests, responding to inquiries, and providing general office support. Shifts include Mondays and Thursdays 2 – 5 pm and alternate Thursdays 10 – 2. We request a six-month commitment. Training and on-going support. Call office manager Deirdre Ashby at (510)848-0800, ext. 315.
Interview candidates wanting Sierra Club endorsements
Before the Sierra Club Bay Chapter endorses candidates for local office, it sends them questionnaires and interviews them. Help us find the best candidates; get involved by participating in some interviews this spring and summer. It’s a great chance to learn about local issues and about the Club’s political process. You’ll take part in a one-hour training before interviewing. To help, contact:
Northern Alameda Group: Kent Lewandowski at email@example.com;
TriValley Group: Janis Kate Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webmaster and translators
Sierra Club California is the key guardian of our environment in Sacramento. It now has volunteer opportunities for:
people to help translate material to different languages (especially Mandarin).
To help, please contact Annie Pham at email@example.com.
Tree planters, every Saturday, 9 – 1
Two years ago the Northern Alameda Group began planting street trees in front of homes in Oakland (see article). Last winter Councilmember Jane Brunner offered to fund costs for this work, and she has renewed her commitment for this planting season. Our team is looking for more volunteers to help dig holes, plant trees, set stakes, etc.—any Saturday 9 am – 1 pm. We provide all tools and supplies. Groups from churches, schools, troops, businesses, etc. can work together on a given day. Contact Arthur Boone, tree-team lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510)910-6451 to arrange your participation.
Secretary for Northern Alameda County Group
The Group meets the fourth Monday of each month from 7 until around 9:30 pm at the Chapter Office in Berkeley to help take positions on local issues. The secretary records the minutes to help us stay organized. You need to be able to type and send the minutes via e-mail. A laptop can be provided for you. To volunteer, contact Group chair Kent Lewandowski at (510)547-1207 or email@example.com
The Chapter’s Nominations and Elections Committee administers next fall’s elections for the Chapter and Group Executive Committees. Tasks begin in April and last through vote-counting. They include:
recruiting candidates for the Chapter ExComm;
encouraging each group to recruit enough candidates;
preparing the Chapter election supplement;
increasing member participation in the election.
You don’t need to be an insider, but it helps to be organized and a self-starter. It’s a great chance to get to know lots of wonderful Sierra Club leaders and potential new ones.
To volunteer, contact Don Forman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510)848-0800, ext. 305.
Help plan Wilderness Act 50th anniversary
The Wilderness Act will turn 50 on Sep. 3, 2014 (see article), and celebrations around the country will mark the achievement. To help organize anniversary-celebration events in the Bay Area, or if you have ideas about ways we can promote and publicize wilderness during 2014, contact Vicky Hoover at (415)977-5527 or Vicky.email@example.com; or Cassie Barr, Chapter wilderness chair, at (510)336-7022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.