Current Opportunities (If you're interested, call us at 426-4453)
If you have a place you enjoy hiking or walking that you
would like to share with others, think about leading an occasional hike for the
Ventana Chapter. Hike leaders need to attend training before leading hikes on
their own. Members residing in Monterey County call Anneliese Suter at 624-1467. Members residing in Santa Cruz County call George Jammal at 706-4233
We are starting up a new membership committee. Do you have
a sales background, or just enjoy interacting with people? You don't have to be
an expert in environmental activism, but rather someone who would enjoy activities
such as welcoming new members to the chapter, organizing classes or other activities
for current members and attending fairs on behalf of the chapter to invite prospective
members to join.
We need volunteers for our political committee who are interested
in local and regional politics. Members help the committee to develop endorsement
recommendations for local city councils, planning commissions, water district
boards, etc, but also help plan events where constituents get to hear from their
various public representatives.
If you want to have an impact on local environmental issues
but don't have much time, sign up for our new action alert e-mail list. We will
alert you once or twice a month when phone calls or letters are needed on environmental
issues in Santa Cruz County, and perhaps occasionally on regional issues. If we
are requesting a letter, a sample will be provided, so it will be easy for you
to edit the text and print out the letter. We may also include requests for attendance
at important public meetings in support of our issues.
Volunteers are needed from time to time to phone local Sierra
Club members and ask them to attend public meetings in their communities to support
Sierra Club issues. A script and calling tips will be provided. Sierra Club members
are good people, and we screen out those who ask not to be contacted, so this
should be a very friendly experience!
See if your local movie theater will run Sierra Club public
service announcements. Movie theaters always have ads that they run as slides
before the movie presentation starts. If you are willing to ask, they will often
add public service announcements to the mix. Sierra Club has some beautiful slides
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