The Baltimore Energy Challenge hires AmeriCorps volunteers year-round at different times of the year. If interested in serving as an AmeriCorps with the Baltimore Energy Challenge, please complete a Civic Works corpsmember application and email it to email@example.com. Our Energy Efficiency Program Energy Educators install energy efficient equipment in Baltimore City homes while educating the resident on how to conserve energy through their actions and habits. Our Community Engagement Energy Educators work in Baltimore City neighborhoods and schools doing grassroots outreach activities in order to reach as many city residents about how to use less energy use through their actions and habits.
Civic Works is hiring a Director for the Baltimore Energy Challenge. Resumes and cover letters are due by 3/20/15. Click here for job description..
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Civic Works and the Baltimore Energy Challenge are hiring Energy Educators for our install, education, and outreach programs. An Energy Educator’s primary responsibility is to educate City residents on ways to conserve energy through their everyday actions. They will also install energy efficient products in the homes and businesses of Baltimore City while serving alongside BEC staff.
This is a public service position dedicated to meeting a critical need to educate Baltimore City residents, businesses and students about how to save energy in their homes, businesses and schools. The Energy Educator will serve as an AmeriCorps member, and is expected to finish the entire service term of 450, 900, or 1700 hours. The member will receive a living stipend biweekly, and a Segal education award after the service term is complete. Teams serve Monday-Friday with some additional evening and Saturday projects.
Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.
Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.
Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.
Clerical Service: AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.
Fund Raising: AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.
*The list above is a summary for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf
Living Allowance: $680 bi-weekly living allowance
Education Award: $1527.78 (450 hour) upon successful completion of service term $2887.50 (900 hour) upon successful completion of service term, $5775.00 (1700 hour) upon successful completion of service term.
The Baltimore Energy Challenge (BEC) teaches low to no cost ways to save energy to Baltimore City residents, businesses and nonprofits through a grassroots effort in neighborhoods and schools. We ask everyone to sign a pledge committing to reduce their energy use through behavior change and for that, we thank them with a kit of energy saving products (LED light bulb, draft stoppers, toilet tank bank, LED nightlight and informational materials). The resources we provide along with consistent energy saving behavior on behalf of the participants have helped communities reduce their energy usage from 4-13%, and Baltimore City achieve its goal of 15% reduction in energy use by 2015. Beginning late 2013, BEC introduced its Energy Efficiency Program to include installation of energy conservation equipment in the homes of Baltimore residents (i.e., programmable thermostats, energy-efficient light bulbs, water-saving fixtures, pipe wraps, etc.). The Baltimore Energy Challenge is a program of the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability in partnership with Civic Works, Inc. and the Baltimore Community Foundation. BEC’s current goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Baltimore City 15% by 2020.
Civic Works makes a positive impact on the community, each and every day, through job training and volunteerism. We are a non-profit working in Baltimore communities for over 20 years, and we are deeply committed to service. Our programs create sustainable opportunities and deliver tangible results through a combination of job training, skills development and community service