College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley


August 30, 2013

Apply Now | Volunteer with The Children’s Environmental Health Laboratory
Apply Now | Volunteer with Global Water Brigades in Honduras this Winter
Sept 7 | Volunteer at Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley
Sept 29 | Volunteers for the UC Botanical Garden's Fall Plant Sale
Jan - Dec 2014 | Volunteer with WindAid

Apply Now | Volunteer with The Children’s Environmental Health Laboratory

The Children’s Environmental Health Laboratory, located at the Richmond Field Station Campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is looking for qualified, enthusiastic and intelligent undergraduate student volunteers who have basic knowledge of biology, genetics, and/or environmental science. Previous lab experience is a plus. Students must be organized and efficient and able to prioritize tasks under pressure.

In Professor Nina Holland's lab, students will be working in teams organized by research project with graduate students, postdocs and other investigators. They will learn to conduct experiments in molecular epidemiology, toxicology and epigenetics, and participate in sophisticated biological sample processing, banking and retrieval for large clinical and population-based studies. This opportunity includes the possibility of receiving independent study units, working towards an Honor’s thesis, and/or becoming a member of the Holland research group.

2nd and 3rd year students are welcome to apply by submitting their CV, current GPA, and Fall semester availability to Ideal candidates will be able to volunteer 10-12 hours/week in blocks of 5-6 hours per day. Promising students will be contacted in order to schedule an interview.

The Children's Environmental Health Laboratory is part of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health. For more information about our lab, research interests, and transportation to our lab, please visit our site at

Apply Now | Volunteer with Global Water Brigades in Honduras this Winter

Are you interested in international and/or nonprofit work? Want to travel abroad this winter? Global Water Brigades at Berkeley is part of the world’s largest student-led and sustainable-development organization. Our mission is to empower communities to access sufficient clean water through infrastructural development, water treatment, community leader training and education. We travel to Honduras twice a year to assist in designing and implementing water systems to prevent water related illnesses in communities with limited access to clean water. Visit or contact for more information. We are currently recruiting members for our brigade this winter! You do not have to speak Spanish to participate in the brigade. Students of all majors are welcome!

Sept 7 | Volunteer at Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley

Want to learn and share exciting and interactive experiences with children and families? As a Hall volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help kids and families experience hands-on science, assist our instructors in our classes and workshops and be an ambassador of our mission and programs out in the community or here at the Hall.

Learn about our program and how you can get involved at our next adult volunteer orientation, Saturday, September 7th (10:00am to noon)

For more information and to sign up for orientation, visit

Sept 29 | Volunteers for the UC Botanical Garden's Fall Plant Sale

Do you enjoy participating in volunteer driven community events? We need your help at the UC Botanical Garden's Fall Plant Sale! This plant sale is a perfect opportunity for those that want to get involved in the local gardening community or just work at a fun event. Volunteer support is vital to this important fundraiser!

Sunday, September 29, 2013
Members' Preview Sale: 9 am-10:30 am
Public Sale: 10:30 am-2 pm

Volunteer shifts are as follows:
8:30 am-12:00 pm and/or 11:30 am-2:30 pm

Jobs include helping customers put plants into the hold areas, writing up tags for purchase at cashiers' station, moving/loading plants for customers, returning plants to stock after the sale, and clean-up.

You must be able to lift approx. 20 lbs and be willing to work cooperatively with others in a fun, but often hectic environment! Community service hours/credit available for those that qualify.

Please contact:
Grace Pegan Weltner, Volunteer & Tour Coordinator

Jan - Dec 2014 | Volunteer with WindAid

WindAid started up over five years ago with the simple idea to bring energy to a school in the rural mountains of Peru. Since then we’ve achieved an incredibly diverse set of installations with more than 35 projects bringing electricity to hundreds of Peruvians. We have installed the first wind park in Peru, two mobile turbines – both on an automobile and a ship, and the Guinness World Record breaking Highest Wind Turbine in the World! WindAid has won awards from the BiD Network at The Hague in Holland, and the Ashden Award in London, England.

Volunteers are involved in every part of the process of building and installing the wind turbines. They will learn and gain expertise in such materials and processes as; carbon fiber, fiber glass, resin composites, steel structures and welding, electrical systems, aerodynamics, and much more. We welcome all disciplines and levels of learning. We seek out passionate, enthusiastic individuals hungry to have the experience of a lifetime affecting positive change in the lives of others.

We are officially opening up applications for 2014. Though we have rolling applications we have already been approached by a number of highly interested individuals and universities, and will be filling spaces rapidly. Please explore our volunteering opportunities, and contact us directly to organize a specific program, including long-term volunteering. Or, chose from one of our 2014 program dates below:

6 January - 31 January
10 February - 7 March
17 March - 11 April
21 April - 16 May
24 May - 20 June
30 June - 25 July
4 August - 29 August
8 September - 3 October
13 October - 7 November
17 November - 14 December

Please also note that we do still have a very limited number of openings for 2013 left, and further information on WindAid and all available project dates and opportunities can be found on our website: