Volunteer Outreach and Advocacy

We're seeking help expanding and staying connected with our blossoming community

Volunteer Outreach Coordinator

 

The Outreach Coordinator promotes our chapter events and the work of the California Native Plant Society through various public forums.  The Coordinator works with chapter volunteers to staff information tables at community events such as the Science March, Sunday Streets, Earth Day and other nature and gardening related forums.

Every year the Coordinator receives invitations to public events from different organizations. He or she decides which ones the chapter should participate in, and then sends out an e-mail to chapter members asking for volunteers to staff an information table.  The Coordinator does not have to attend any event, but is responsible for finding volunteers to staff tables. He or she also needs to coordinate with volunteers to get any needed supplies to and from the event.

This is a fun position that lets you share your enthusiasm for CNPS with the general public and engage with chapter members. This position does not require any knowledge of plants, and it does not involve a big time commitment.

 

Native Plant Advocate

Like to be heard? Attend Environmental Commission meetings, Recreation and Park Commision meetings and the occasional Board of Supervisors meeting to advocate for local native plants, natural areas and biodiversity. You only have to attend these meetings about once a month or less. Your main task will be to speak out during the 2-3 minute public comment period. Yerba Buena chapter board members can supply talking points when needed.