Monthly archives: June, 2015

Volunteer with some amazing organizations in June!

Volunteering is a great way to learn more about sustainability, as well as to market yourself for potential future jobs. Most of our volunteer opportunities require just a few hours of your time to help out at an event. See more at

Current Volunteer Opportunities, Summer 2015


June 29 – July 1| McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

As a volunteer you will receive complimentary admission to the Summit and meals. Complimentary Summit admission does not include travel or lodging costs, so please plan accordingly. Please be prepared to volunteer for two 4-6 hour volunteer shifts. Fill out an application here


June 12 – 19 | all over Chicago

Chicago Bike Commuter Challenge

The Active Transportation Alliance needs your help JUNE 12-19 with the Bike Commuter Challenge! They need help from volunteers to help out at Pit Stops in the City, which are located here:


Job Opening with Elevate Energy

Position: Bilingual Field Organizer

Elevate Energy

Elevate Energy, a Chicago-based energy efficiency and affordable housing non-profit organization, is looking to add to its field staff. The Field Organizer will implement community-based strategies to help communities stay affordable and strong. They will educate homeowners and local leadership how to save money and energy. This will include helping residents and building owners enroll in existing energy-saving and environmentally conscious programs. Here is a short list of some of the duties and responsibilities of the Bilingual Field Organizer:

  • Engage with residents, building owners, and local officials, including outreach to individuals at community events and house parties
  • Recruit, manage and train local volunteer teams
  • Build partnerships with community organizations
  • Help develop and implement neighborhood specific messaging with marketing staff
  • Follow-up with interested homeowners to encourage their participation in the program


We’re looking for someone who’s bilingual in Spanish/English, has a bachelor’s degree (ideally), and has a passion for economic/social justice, environmental issues, and/or energy efficiency. Also:

  • Ability to become well versed in residential energy use, including smart grid technologies, dynamic electric pricing, energy efficiency technology, and building science
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills – comfort in speaking to large groups, facilitating small group discussions, and excelling at one-on-one interactions
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and political beliefs
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively leading and collaborating with volunteers
  • Familiarity with community organizing or political campaign organizing strongly preferred
  • Access to reliable transportation, and a cell phone


Organization Description

Elevate Energy is a nonprofit whose mission is to deliver smarter energy use for all. Elevate designs and implements efficiency programs that lower costs, protect the environment, and ensure the benefits of energy efficiency reach those who need them most.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Elevate Energy is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


This is an Exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:

Elevate Energy

Human Resources – BFO

322 S. Green Street, Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60607

Fax to (888) 335-3261

Email to


No phone calls please.