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Create Plenty

Visit the organization web site: www.createplenty.org

What We Do

Create Plenty is a grassroots environmental and arts non-profit organization raising awareness and finding solutions to eliminating single-use plastic waste. Be part of an environmental movement to mobilize people toward a culture of resourcefulness and intentional daily living, creating waste-free, local alternatives that are practical and accessible by all.

Opportunities for service with us

Create Plenty announces volunteer internship openings based in Portland, Oregon to develop the Young Zeronauts Program and our Virtual Quilt. We are looking for 2-5 Environmental Educator/Organizers and one Virtual Quilt Coordinator.

We are also looking for a Fundraising Intern and an Inconvenience Store 1.0 Intern. The Inconvenience Store 1.0 is an entrepreneurial venture to support our environmental education programs.

Virtual Quilt Organizer

The Virtual Quilt is an online hub, currently in Beta, that will connect school sustainability teams by region in order to unite and organize their efforts more effectively. Our Virtual Quilt Coordinator will contact and follow up with leaders of school sustainability teams known for their strong sustainability accomplishments in order to compose a narrative for the site’s “square” as part of the Virtual Quilt. This position may also convene a virtual group to collaborate on a common effort to reduce some aspect of their waste stream. For example, if several schools want to ban plastic utensils from their school waste stream, they can jointly approach a mayor or legislature to accomplish this end.

 This position will remain open until filled.

Qualifications:

• Able to work independently and take initiative.

• Enthusiasm or experience with community organizing.

• Dependable and punctual, and able to make a strong commitment to Create Plenty.

• Excellent communication and organizational skills.

• Driven to work on behalf of environmental stewardship.

Commitment:

Three months, 3-5 hours per week, including attendance at monthly board meeting and other meetings as necessary.

 

Environmental Educator Organzier (EEO)

As an Environmental Educator Organizer will help to drive waste to zero at our public schools! The EEOs will adapt and implement our curriculum strategic vision for the Young Zeronauts program with students in grades 3-12 at five schools in Northeast Portland. Activities include leading a school waste audit, helping students create a solution campaign, connecting with other student groups to strengthen the campaign, identifying other adult stakeholders at the school site, collaborating with other NE Portland schools in common efforts, creating art from ordinarily wasted materials. 

Program runs from October thru early December. Time of day varies according to school site.Positions are open until filled and we will begin matching our successful EEO applicants to their sites during September, 2014.

Qualifications:

• Experience with Environmental Education or leading activities with student groups

• Resourceful.

• Dependable and punctual, and able to make a strong commitment to Create Plenty.

• Excellent communication and organizational skills.

• Previous project organization experience a plus

• Driven to work on behalf of environmental stewardship

Commitment:

8-10 weeks working with during or afterschool program in schools, time of day will vary according to assignment and availability.

 

Fundraising Event Intern

As Sponsorship intern for Create Plenty you will provide support for the Executive

Director and should expect to take on a leadership role.

Position summary:

• Secure small raffle donations

• Devise and accomplish volunteer poster canvassing strategy for events (as needed)

• Organize & promote restaurant benefits for Create Plenty

• Write and promote press releases (if applicable)

• Attend relevant community meetings and events to represent Create Plenty

• Create and follow an effective timeline for achieving the above

Qualifications:

• Experience organizing public arts, educational and/or environmental events

• Creativity and confidence in asking for donations and enlisting community support.

• Able to work independently and take initiative, seek help and delegate tasks as necessary

• Dependable and punctual, and able to make a strong commitment to Create Plenty.

• Must have reliable computer for telecommuting.

• Driven to work on behalf of environmental stewardship

Commitment:

Three months, 5-10 hours per week, including attendance at monthly board meeting and other meetings as necessary.

 

Inconvenience Store 1.0 Intern

Help manage weekly “store hours” and expand the services and offerings of this start-up social enterprise to support consistent access to environmental education and organizing. The enterprise will help to create an ultra local and waste-free food economy in Northeast Portland. This is an exciting opportunity to form collaborative partnerships with similarly minded organizations. If you are an aspiring trailblazer, inquire within! Any of the following tasks may apply to this position as time and interest allows.

 •Help manage weekly store hours

•Host regular potlucks for sellers and buyers to intermingle.

•Promote products listed on the store website

•Promote the weekly store hours on social media

•Write blogs about the “sellers”

•Create a membership program to increase seller participation and create revenue for project development.

•Initiate a delivery system.

•Assist with crowd-sourcing campaign for a brick and mortar  waste-free store.

Commitment:

Three months, 5-10 hours per week, including attendance at monthly board meeting and other meetings as necessary.

Preferred way to contact:
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Contact
Cheryl B. Lohrmann
503 757-9887
cheryl@createplenty.org
PO Box 11823
Portland, OR 97211 Directions
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