• Volunteers Make a Difference

Volunteer

Whether you  help at the Worldwide Office, participate in SCI's United Nations advocacy efforts in New York, or assist with a solar cooking field project in your community, SCI can engage your interests, challenge and satisfy you. You will make a difference.

Opportunities in Sacramento, CA:                        

Data Entry Volunteer: Experience preferred in routine data entry or customer relationship management software. Ability to use MS Outlook to check email messages and move messages to appropriate folders.  

Special Events Volunteer: Attend training session  for the Big Day of Giving which takes place May 3, 2016. Assist in implementing a steps to encourage people to participate. 

Opportunities in New York, NY:

By virtue of its special consultative status with ECOSOC since 1996, Solar Cookers International enjoys the privilege of participating in the work of civil society at the United Nations. 

All volunteer representatives cultivate strategic relationships at the request of the main rep or SCI staff with focused activities to promote the inclusion of solar cooking technologies in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Lives near United Nations New York. Needed:

Social media rep

Attends strategic side or parallel events; broadcasts event updates with appropriate hashtags on Twitter, Facebook. Writes updates for SCI’s LinkedIn page. Provides substantive support to the main rep in areas of responsibility. Communicates the science of solar thermal cooking at a level appropriate to the audience. Keeps up-to-date on sector developments through Solar Cookers International’s resources. Actively recruits high-quality potential leaders and United Nations representatives for Solar Cookers International from the New York community.

Research rep

Research delegations to identify those most likely to align with and support SCI’s platform position. Creates a directory of approachable delegates (with photos), with suggestions for individualized talking points. Provides substantive support to the main rep in areas of responsibility. Communicates the science of solar thermal cooking at a level appropriate to the audience. Keeps up-to-date on sector developments through Solar Cookers International’s resources. Actively recruits high-quality potential leaders and United Nations representatives for Solar Cookers International from the New York community.

Reporting rep

Attend meetings strategically selected in consultation with the main rep, records notes of side events, parallel events, and meetings attended, including the list of delegates and partners in attendance, with their contact information.   Provides substantive support to the main rep in areas of responsibility, including assistance with events Communicates the science of solar thermal cooking at a level appropriate to the audience. Keeps up-to-date on sector developments through Solar Cookers International’s resources.

Policy rep

Draft written and oral statements referencing foundational United Nations documents appropriately. Provides substantive support to the main rep in areas of responsibility. Communicates the science of solar thermal cooking at a level appropriate to the audience. Keeps up-to-date on sector developments through Solar Cookers International’s resources. Actively recruits high-quality potential leaders and United Nations representatives for Solar Cookers International from the New York community.

Global Volunteer Opportunities

The most effective way to spread a new technology is to use it yourself, and let others see it work. Organize a solar cooking event or teach a solar cooking class.

The SCI Worldwide Office values the passion and skills of volunteers worldwide who network, demonstrate, research, and photograph and film solar cooking. 

How to Apply

Please print the volunteer application, complete, and submit to info@solarcookers.org. SCI will contact you to schedule a time to discuss the volunteer position. SCI is committed to responding to all volunteers who reach out to offer their service. If you have not been contacted within 7 days, please contact the SCI Office to make certain your application was received.

For more information about volunteering with the SCI team, contact info@solarcookers.org or +1 (916) 455-4499.

More opportunities are listed on SCI's Volunteer Match Page