College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Other Opportunities 2011.10.04

October 3, 2011

- Volunteer at the Brower Youth Awards
- Apply for the Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute
- Compete in the Student Film Project
- Join Project Pueblo over winter break
- Volunteer with Audobon
- Participate in the Berkeley Energy and Resource Collaborative
- Team up with Wind Aid

Volunteer at the Brower Youth Awards
The Organization: This is a rare and unique opportunity to volunteer with Earth Island Institute (EII). EII, founded in 1982 by environmentalist David Brower, is the organizational home for over fifty projects promoting biological and cultural diversity around the world. Through education and activism, our projects promote the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the Earth. Visit: for more information about us and you can view our YouTube video at:
Event Information: Earth Island Institute is celebrating its Annual Brower Youth Awards ceremony. Each year, The Brower Youth Awards recognize people ages 13 to 22 who have shown outstanding leadership on a project or campaign with positive environmental and social impact. This year the event is on October 18, 2011 at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco.
Position Summary: Earth Island volunteers are energetic, outgoing, and friendly individuals who provide best-in-class customer service to the public at all times during the event. Volunteers are not only helpful but also ambassadors for the organization. This is a public event so volunteers interact with a wide range of individuals and are the front line contact during the event. All volunteers are guaranteed a seat during the event.
Volunteer Needed / Time Needed
Volunteer Coordinator Assistant / 3:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Event Preparation / 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stage Hand / 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Security / 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Welcome Greeter / 4:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Raffle Sales / 4:45 pm – 7:30 pm
VIP Registration / 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Information Booth / 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Registration (General Public) / 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Theater Usher / 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Donation Basket Assistant / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Information Booth / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Strike Team / 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Requirements: Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment with a diverse range of co-volunteers and patrons. Most shifts are 2-3 hours in length or as noted. Please let us know what your availability is on that day. A few administrative positions are still available for pre and post event coordination. If you are interested in donating your time prior to, or after the event, please let us know. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
How to apply: If you are interested to become a member of the Earth Island volunteer team, please send your name, telephone number, and email address to with BYA volunteer in the subject line and let us know which position you are interested in. To contact us by phone, please call (510) 859-9100.
If you would like more information on our New Leaders Initiative and the Brower Youth Award program, please visit

Apply for the Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute!
The Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley will host the 31st Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute in the summer of 2012! We are now accepting applications for the 2012 PPIA Program. The application deadline is November 1, 2011. For the application materials and to apply, visit:

The PPIA Program is open to college juniors from diverse backgrounds who are interested in being prepared for graduate studies and ultimately careers in public policy, international affairs and law. The program is an intensive seven-week summer program of classes and co-curricular activities promoting the professional and personal development of emerging leaders in public service. For more information regarding the PPIA Program at UC Berkeley, please visit:

Please contact Nadine Spingola, PPIA Program Coordinator, email: / (510) 643-9170, or Martha Chavez, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, email: / (510) 643-4266, or if you have any questions or need more information.

Compete in the Student Film Project!
Green Living Project is excited to announce the fall 2011 "Student Film Project"-- a unique filmmaking competition encouraging students to connect to sustainability through storytelling.

We look forward to your inspiring films and showcasing the winning films at GLP's 3rd Annual "Los Angeles Premiere" in December! For ideas about topics and storytelling, and to learn more about entry rules, please visit

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2011

Join Project Pueblo over winter break!
Project Pueblo is a student-led organization that connects passionate students with communities that truly need our help. We are currently planning an Early Winter Trip (Jan 2 - 8) to the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona, a region that has been negatively affected by historical, social, environmental and political forces. Here are some of the things that you can do:
• Improve sub-standard housing conditions and build affordable housing
• Learn about sustainable agricultural practices
• Build basic sanitation facilities (bathrooms and running water) for families that haven’t had them in the past 40 years.
• Learn about and help with environmental justice, public health, and social issues that the Navajo face
• Experience traditional Navajo Culture
If you would like more information on how to get involved and become part of the solution (and in the process reclaim for yourself Berkeley's legacy) please come out to one of Project Pueblo's info sessions:
Oct 24 (Monday) 7Pm – 8PM at Dwinelle 189
Oct 26 (Wednesday) 7Pm – 8 PM at Dwinelle 263
Nov 1 (Tuesday) 7pm – 8pm at Dwinelle 89
Nov 3 (Wednesday) 7pm – 8pm at Dwinelle 189

If you cannot make it to any of these times, please email us at or check our website for updates.

Volunteer with Audobon!
Audubon needs your help to spread the word for our upcoming volunteers trainings. We have had such fantastic support from UC students in the past; we would be so grateful if you could circulate the our call for volunteers for our fall/winter Eco-Education programs. Visit for more information. Also, here is a link to our new program video:

Participate in the Berkeley Energy and Resource Collaborative!
Are you interested in China and clean energy developments? Despite its reputation as one of the most polluted nations in the world, China is aggressively pursuing more sustainable technologies for a 21st century economy. Come learn more and keep up to date by participating in the BERC (Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative) Newsletter China Focus column!

If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to Jeffrey Wong, at

Team up with Wind Aid!
By locally building wind turbines, we provide clean and affordable electricity for communities in Peru who have no access to electricity. It would be of interest to all students or anyone with an interest in renewable energy, the environment/climate change or volunteering. We have had volunteers from 9 different countries with various
educational backgrounds and interests.

We are based in Trujillo, North Peru, and together with our volunteers we build 2.5 kW wind turbines for small communities that are part of some 7 million people living in Peru with no access to electricity. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience the life and cultures in Peru and by volunteering with us, get to fully manufacture, assemble and install a wind turbine that is then given to a community or school which needs it most.

Participants in our projects do not need any pre-requisite skills (Ability to Speak Spanish is not essential because we work speaking English) or knowledge of wind turbines, but can be involved in projects that have an immediate and direct impact on the lives of Peruvians. One wind turbine built by volunteers can provide lights for up to 37 homes, power 10 laptops for a school or run water pumps to bring running water to over 30 houses.

Practical experience with resin composites, carbon fiber, steel structure, electrical systems, aerodynamics, and many other disciplines are involved in our program. Additionally, the social aspects and unique entrepreneurial approach where success is measured in impact, not just bottom line, offer additional interesting learning experiences for the participants. The dates for our upcoming projects are:
2012 (Please note that there are now 1, 2, and 4 week programs.)
- 1st Jan - 13th Jan (limited space)
- 25th Jan - 17th Feb (limited space)
- 18th Mar - 24th Mar (limited space)
- 25th Mar - 31st Mar (limited space)
- 9th Apr - 4th May (open)
- 21st May - 15th June (limited space)
- 30th Jul - 24th Aug (limited space)
- 4th Sep 28th Sep (open)
- 8th Oct - 2nd Nov (open)
- 12th Nov - 7th Dec (open)
Each project is limited to 8 volunteers, and places do fill quickly (especially for the May - August projects), so interested volunteers should contact us as soon as possible. Long term volunteer positions are considered on a case by case basis.

Our website is, or please visit our Facebook group and take a look at photos of our past projects.