Monday, October 25, 2010

Volunteer with Sierra Club Chicago!

The Chicago Group of the Sierra Club is actively seeking volunteers for the following positions. Enthusiastic newcomers welcome! Also view the Sierra Club 101 primer for new volunteers.

Pass the Word- Anyone can be a volunteer by downloading, printing and passing around the flyers linked below to help make Sierra Club known in your neighborhood or in events that you attend. Print these PDFs on bright color paper, if available. Thanks for your help in drawing others to our mission! Half-page flyer for posting or handout.  Tear-off flyer for bulletin boards.

Social Events Coordinators – Do you like to dine out, go to parties, meet new people? If so, help set up social get-togethers for the Sierra Social Group. It’s fun and easy! Contact Social Committee Chair, Take’ Yamamoto at 773-528-7812 or e-mail to ch-socials@illinois.sierraclub.org.
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Fundraising Committee- FUN(d)raising can really be considered party planning with a purpose - flex a little creative muscle, and raise a few bucks for the planet in the process! It’s that easy. If you are interested in chairing this cause or being a member to assist in planning events, please contact Christine Williamson at birdchris@aol.com.

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Great Lakes Issues Montrose Beach Dunes Restoration Cleanups- The Chicago Group seeks volunteers who want to work on Great Lakes and Lake Michigan issues. Get your hands wet and dirty at our monthly monthly Montrose Beach dunes restoration and beach clean-ups. If you would be interested in participating, please contact Christine Williamson at

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Assistant Webmaster - The Chicago Group Webmaster is looking for an assistant to help convert articles, such as published in the quarterly Wild Onion, and special group announcements into Web page format. Requires basic Web page skills and FrontPage or similar graphical Web page editor. Also needed is programmer experience in ASP scripting for a special database project. Contact George Kollar at ch-webmaster@illinois.sierraclub.org.

Support Endorsed Candidates - The Chicago Group Political Committee is looking for help with phone-banking, leaflet distribution, publicity work and member-to-member communications.Call Cory Jones at 773-463-4072 or send e-mail to cory.jones@illinois.sierraclub.org

ICO Volunteers - Inner City Outings of Chicago – a youth outreach program designed to acquaint inner-city youth with the great outdoors – is looking for motivated people to introduce young people to the outdoors. Help with outings, fundraising and agency relationships. Contact Colin Tysoe by email: tysoe2@yahoo.comRead about Chicago Inner City Outings (ICO).

Outings Leaders– Help us to scout and run local trips – including hiking, biking, backpacking, canoeing, x-country skiing, etc. Begin immediately as an outing assistant leader, working with an experience leader, to learn what is involved. Contact Outings Chair, George Kollar at 773-935-3058 or email ch-outings@illinois.sierraclub.org.MORE

For other active opportunities within the Sierra Club, you can take a look at the Take Action page on the National Sierra Club server or contact the Illinois Chapter at 312-251-1680.

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