Volunteer Outreach and Advocacy

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

Outreach Coordinator

The Outreach Coordinator promotes our chapter events and the work of CNPS through various public forums.  In collaboration with the chapter’s Outreach Chair a 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. This position decides which events our chapter should participate in, and then sends out an email 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.

Speak up for Biodiversity and Native Plants

We need informed community members to attend meetings of the Environmental Commission, Recreation and Park Commission, and occasionally the Board of Supervisors to advocate for local native plants, natural areas, and biodiversity. City officials both want and need to hear from their constituents. We’ll provide you with talking points, science-based information on specific issues, and our biodiversity goals and mission to help you with effective messaging. These meetings are once a month or less, to attend as you choose. Your main task will be to speak for 2-3 minutes during the public comment period.

Partnership Development Coordinator

Help the Yerba Buena chapter strengthen its bonds with communities, government agencies, and other non-profits. You’ll contact groups such as SF Parks Alliance, Plant*SF, Livable City, and Kids and Parks to find creative ways to extol the benefits of native plants and the wildlife that co-evolved with them.