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Seeking Volunteer Workshop Leaders

Do you enjoy sharing information with others? Want to develop your skills (or share existing ones!) as a public presenter, community educator, and be on the forefront of bringing information on safety, energy conservation, and living more affordably to everybody? Want to learn more about energy conservation and lead poisoning prevention?

Community Energy Project is seeking Volunteer Workshop Leaders to present information on weatherization and lead poisoning prevention to the public. This is a great opportunity to have a direct impact on your community by empowering individuals!

See job description below:

Volunteer Workshop Leader

Community Energy Project serves over 1500 participants a year through workshops on weatherization, lead poisoning prevention, and water conservation. Develop your skills as a public speaker while delivering these multi-sensory, hands-on workshops in the Portland area. Workshop opportunities vary by time of year. Workshop leaders have an opportunity to share their unique knowledge and presentation style with the community, provide relief for staff and help deliver information with the highest possible quality.


Arrive ½ hour before workshop to assist Workshop Coordinator with set-up Stay ½ hour after the end of the workshop to answer participant questions, assist with distribution of materials, and clean up. Conduct Staff-facilitated workshops on weatherization and/or lead poisoning prevention in a way that accurately and clearly conveys information to a diverse audience Be available evenings, weekends, and occasionally in the daytime

Essential Skills

Excellent communication/public speaking skills – able to present information in a way that is comprehensive and interesting Ability to work with diverse groups of people with varied knowledge in the subject Ability to work with interpreters for bilingual/multilingual workshops

Desired Skills

Bilingual/bicultural or Multilingual / multicultural Knowledge in energy and water conservation, home safety, and environmental health issues

Training and Commitment

CEP provides approximately 15 hours of training - including a volunteer orientation and observation of three workshops. Conduct two training workshops followed by an evaluation Commitment to lead at least five community workshops Participate in annual refresher meeting

Requirements of the Position

May be asked to lift up to 35 lbs Workshops often take place in the evenings,  until after 8pm Must arrange own transportation to workshop sites


$25 stipend per completed workshop to help offset cost of transportation and a missed meal (limit 23 workshops per year to ensure access to this opportunity for several people)

If interested, contact:

Sherrie Smith

Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

Community Energy Project

422 NE Alberta St.

Portland, OR  97211

503.284.6827 ext. 106

[email protected]