The Newspaper of the San Francisco Bay Chapter
March - April 2007
Volunteer opportunities - how you too can get involved
The Sierra Club has lots of volunteer possibilities for you to choose from! The following volunteer jobs only hint at what's available, and new volunteers are always welcome. We need your help with local conservation issues (land use, preservation of open space, and many others), with outdoor recreation programs (become a leader for hikes or other activities), and with administrative and clerical projects. Have a look - and for more ideas, feel free to contact Chapter administrative assistant Joanne Drabek at the Chapter Office at (510)848-0800, ext. 315, or joanne -at- sfbaysc.org>
You don't need any special expertise to get started; what counts is your interest.
Marin Group two openings: webmaster and treasurer
The Marin Group seeks a volunteer webmaster and a volunteer treasurer - needed as soon as possible. You can see our current web page at http://sanfranciscobay.sierraclub.org/Marin/index.htm
If interested in either position, please contact Gordon Bennett at (415 )663-1881 or email gbatmuirb -at- aol.com
The Chapter Office in Berkeley needs additional volunteer receptionists who are energetic team members, service-oriented, and gracious. You will be directing calls, greeting guests, responding to inquiries, and providing general office support. Regular four-hour shifts are available weekdays, 10 am - 2 pm or 1 - 5 pm. We request a weekly commitment for a minimum of four months. Training and ongoing support are cheerfully provided. If you have a predictable schedule and would like to support the Chapter by helping in the office, call Joanne Drabek at (510) 848-0800, ext. 315.
LeConte Memorial Lodge
The LeConte Memorial Lodge is looking for dedicated volunteers to assist with seasonal operations. Volunteers are needed Sunday through Sunday from May 1 through Sep. 25. Hours of operation are from 10 am - 4 pm daily, and 8 - 10 pm for weekend evening programs. Volunteers must be members of the Sierra Club. They will enjoy free entrance to Yosemite National Park and free camping at the group campsite during the time they volunteer. For more information visit www.sierraclub.org/education/leconte/volunteering or contact Bonnie Gisel, the LeConte Lodge curator, at leconte.curator -at- sierraclub.org or (209) 403-6676.
The Bay Chapter Energy Committee needs volunteers to help us keep abreast of energy issues affecting the Bay Area and to work with other Sierra Club entities to encourage renewable energy and energy conservation. Current needs include:
We meet once a month, usually on the fourth Wednesday (see the Yodeler calendar or sfbayenergy.org for exact times/places), to discuss these and other local energy issues, and to hear presentations from energy experts. Experience in the energy field is helpful, but more important is an interest in learning the details of specific technologies and legislation. To get connected with our Energy Committee, sign up for its e-mail listserv for meeting and event announcements at http://groups.google.com/group/sfbayenergy
For more information, contact committee chairs Doug Beach (San Francisco/Marin Counties) at (415) 608-1439 or dbeach7 -at- mac.com or Tom Roberts (Alameda/Contra Costa Counties) at (415) 203-2781 or tc.roberts -at- mindspring.com
Alaska volunteers needed!
The Bush administration is attacking the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the western North Slope, and the Tongass National Forest all at once. Help the Sierra Club's Alaska Task Force and the Alaska Coalition defend Alaska's unique lands! To volunteer, contact Vicky Hoover, Sierra Club Alaska Task Force, at (415)977-5527 or vicky.hoover -at- sierraclub.org
Retired? Want a challenge?
Volunteer at the Club's national headquarters in downtown San Francisco (one block from BART and Muni); contribute your experience to help us come to grips with the environmental problems of the next century. You'll meet new people with similar interests; have access to computers, the Internet, and one of the best environmental libraries in the country; and expand your own interests while sharing your time and skills. Experience is useful in just about any field. We can use skills at translating from English into a wide range of languages. In addition, we need a volunteer to help with administrative support including filing, copying, and some light correspondence and Internet searches. For details, call Michele Perrault at (415) 977-5670.
Brighten a child's life (and yours!)
Have you ever seen a child's face light up during their first real experience with nature? Join the Club's Inner City Outings Program and open new eyes to the wonder of day-hiking, backpacking, and car-camping. ICO provides outdoor experiences for those who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity. Diverse volunteer opportunities exist throughout the year. Most needed are volunteers interested in mid-week day hikes. No prior experience is necessary, but a love of the outdoors and comfort with children are highly recommended. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org/ico/sfbaychapter/index.html or contact Sadie Rabe at (925) 768-2242 or email sadierabe -at- yahoo.com
Outings Office assistant
Every month Sierra Club's Outings Department in downtown San Francisco receives hundreds of requests for information. We need a few volunteers for about three or four hours every couple of weeks to help mail out responses. The hours can be any time between 9 am and 5 pm, Mon. - Fri. To help, call our volunteer coordinator at (415) 977-5686.
Help stop clearcuttingYou can help to stop massive clearcutting in California. Join other activists to work on this issue. You could help make phone calls, write letters, speak to other groups, help with mailings, collect signatures, create flyers, attend Board of Forestry meetings, or donate money to help support these activities - whatever your interest! Contact Patricia Jones at (510) 548-2204 or StopClearcutting -at- motherlode.sierraclub.org
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