Become a NC GreenPower Volunteer and help us spread the word.
Some of our requests will involve a formal presentation of a PowerPoint or Prezi to a small audience. Most of our requests are for volunteers to staff an outreach table at an event with one or two other volunteers. You may work on your own, but in most cases, volunteers work with a team. Speakers Bureau volunteers would be asked to greet event goers, answer brief questions about NC GreenPower and hand out promotional items, such as our recycled newspaper pencils. We will have information and photos of our projects. At outdoor events, we usually have a small solar project on display.
NC GreenPower operates using a small staff so to help us spread the word about the program, we depend on hundreds of volunteers to provide education and outreach to the public. In any given year, NC GreenPower may receive more than 200 requests to speak at or attend events. Volunteers assist us by staffing nearly half of these, especially during April’s Earth Month and October’s Energy Action Month.
If you have questions about volunteering, please contact us.
The NC GreenPower Speakers Bureau was created to help carry the message of our mission to all corners of North Carolina. Comprising more than 400 volunteers statewide, the Speakers Bureau provides free presentations to any group, business or organization that has an interest in learning more about clean energy alternatives, carbon offsets and their benefits. The Speakers Bureau also strives to increase participation in the NC GreenPower program, providing economic, environmental, and health benefits to all citizens of North Carolina.
The speakers come from a variety of backgrounds and include
NC GreenPower representatives, economists, environmentalists, electric utility representatives, renewable energy advocates and generators, government officials and more. Volunteer Speakers Bureau members might staff a table with other volunteers at an Earth Day event or present on their own to a Rotary Club.
If you have never been trained to volunteer, you have the option of attending a local training session, an online webinar or participating in a scheduled one-on-one training with one of our staff members. Refresher sessions take about 20 minutes and full training sessions last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. We also provide you with a booklet to take with you for reference and provide these same materials at the event you will be staffing.
Anyone may be trained to serve as a volunteer for the Speakers Bureau. To sign up to be a volunteer Speakers Bureau member, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide you with training prior to your first volunteer experience.
If you have questions about becoming a part of the
Speakers Bureau, feel free to contact us anytime by email at email@example.com.
To request a speaker, fill out the form below.