Exciting updates to OEC’s volunteer and action network!
Are you ready to spring into action? I hope so, because I’ve got exciting news—OEC is launching a Grassroots Action & Information Network (G.A.I.N.), and you’re invited to join the fun!
We’ve loved the support of our active volunteers, but now we’re ready to expand what we can offer you. Are you interested in helping OEC protect Oregon’s climate, air and water? Join us!
In the past volunteer opportunities have often meant standing behind a table with one other volunteer for a few hours. We’re now focusing on activities that engage many volunteers at once, so you can network with environmentally minded peers. We will also offer citizen advocacy and leadership trainings. Not in the Portland area? Fret not! We’ll host events throughout the state, so you won’t have to be in Portland to participate.
As a part of this network, the activities you participate in will be directly connected to OEC’s programs, including our legislative priorities. Here are some examples of G.A.I.N. activities:
- Public rally or demonstration, such as last summer’s Climate March
- Phone banking or canvassing to help pass environmental legislation
- Mind the Store public awareness campaign, urging pharmacy retailers to stop selling products containing hazardous chemicals
- Letter writing campaigns
- Public art displays
- Lobbying at the Capitol
- Advocacy and leadership training
- Educational campaigns in your own communities –a chance to get creative!
Starting this week, the Volunteer Insider and the Action Alert lists will be combined to become the Grassroots Action & Information Network email list. Here we will continue to alert you when your voice is needed to secure wins for Oregon’s environment, and we will let you know when there is a fun event you can participate in.
We are aiming to triple the amount of volunteers we engage with through this new program. Office and program volunteer needs at OEC will still exist, but those opportunities will be promoted through our jobs page and social media. Opportunities through G.A.I.N. will be advertised through the new email list.
We hope you’ll be joining our Grassroots Action & Information Network, and joining us in protecting the Oregon we all love!