If you are interested in volunteering for Sustainable Fairfax, please email SustainFX@gmail.com.
As most of our community knows, Sustainable Fairfax runs on volunteer power. Without our talented, skilled, and committed volunteers, we would not have accomplished so much in our last 12 years.
We have a fantastic set of goals for the year, and we need your help to accomplish them. If you've been wanting to get involved, now is the time to do it. Our volunteers work hard, have lots of fun, meet great people in our community, and actually make a difference in Fairfax and beyond.
Zero Waste Committee
Sustainable Fairfax is looking for committee members to help with our Zero Waste campaign. Our 2012 Zero Waste campaignis focused on accomplishing our goals:
- Recycle day for ewaste, paper shredding, and prescription drugs
- Community outreach
- Event support
- Creating and promoting new recycling infrastructure
We are looking for committee members to define strategy and meet these goals. The move towards zero waste is increasingly important as landfill rates skyrocket. We have a plan to make a difference, but we need help.
Our committee will be meeting twice a month for about an hour.
The mission of the membership manager is to develop, maintain, and grow an up to date membership database in order to provide funding for the well being of SFx. Because thisis a key role to our success, we're looking for a two-year commitment.
- Attend monthly Board meetings the 3rd Friday of each month and report the committee actions.
- Maintain and develop membership database. Work with ED and Development Director on growing membership, sending out annual renewal letters and thank-you notes
- Work with the Development Director to cultivate donors
- Promote and maintain membership at individual, household and affiliate levels.
- Plan an annual membership party
Community Education Manager
The mission of the Community Education Manager is to design and plan community education projects that engage thecommunity with hands-on activities that expose them to aspects of sustainable living. Our past workshops have included composting, designing a greywater system and beekeeping for beginners, to name a few. Because this is such a key role, we're hoping for a two-year commitment.
Responsibilities are broad, including attending the monthly board meetings on the 3rd Friday of each month to report on committee actions and education plans to Board of Directors, and acting as the manager for events large and small. This person will work with the Executive Director and other board members to recruit volunteers, organize vendors, and make sure communication to everyone involved is clear and consistent.
The Volunteer Manager is responsible for developing, maintaining, and growing an up-to-date volunteer corps in orderto provide hands-on support for events and other Sustainable Fairfax activities. We're looking for someone who can organize our volunteer base and keep them engaged throughout theyear.
The Volunteer Manager will attend monthly Board meetings onthe 3rd Friday of each month and attend supplemental meetings as needed.
General Tabling and Event Support
If you don't have time to commit to an ongoing role, you can always make a difference by helping set up, break down, and man our table at planned events.