MAKE A DIFFERENCE – VOLUNTEER!
All hands on deck! Being an active Boston CAN volunteer can be fun, social, creative, and empowering. Boston CAN is what you make it: everyone can play a role.
If you have just a small amount of time and want to see what BostonCAN is all about, you might join us at an event where we have an information table. With a little more time, you could host or co-host a house party, inviting your friends and neighbors to learn more about climate change and making Boston more sustainable. We also have one-time tasks related to our various events: check out our calendar and get in touch to help out at any of those.
If you’re able to make a bigger commitment, we’ve got some on-going campaigns that you can join: Cool JP, Green Justice, and Latino Engagement.
Cool JP focuses on building our membership in Jamaica Plain through educational events and Green Block groups. You can become a Green Block leader by hosting a house party and engaging your neighbors to support each other to take action to make Boston more sustainable. For more information, see the Cool JP page on this site.
Green Justice connects climate action with job creation for Boston residents. We need researchers and organizers for short-term projects, and campaign planners and folks who can attend daytime coalition meetings for longer commitments. For more on green justice, see Green Justice Coalition.
Latino Engagement builds on the rich traditions of activism in Latino communities and highlights climate impacts both in local Latino communities and in Latin America.
Membership development, fundraising, and communications: we always need dedicated people to help organize parties and public events, and to facilitate communication through email and this website. If you’ve got skills like event planning, bookkeeping, organizational development, writing, fundraising, or web design, this is a committee that could use your help, either for a couple of weeks or longer!
Global warming is such a complex problem that many people feel hopeless. By pooling our knowledge, time, and skills, BostonCAN supports our members and makes it easy for them to make a difference. Lose your hopelessness by joining with others to take simple, effective steps to reduce greenhouse gases and increase alternative energy production. Meet with other stakeholders and help build coalitions to make sure green collar job training programs meet the needs of Boston’s underemployed. See your actions magnified as we persuade our political and business leaders to make the large-scale changes we can’t make as individuals. Together we can face the biggest challenge of our generation and generations to come.
or write to: BCAN, PO Box 300984, Boston, MA 02130
Many thanks to Lisa Chase of Lucky Fish Communications for volunteering to train BostonCAN members in WordPress blogging!