The Houston Group of the Sierra Club is looking for help in the following areas:
The Houston Sierra Club (HSC) is looking for a volunteer to post to our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.
Post articles at least three times a week. For news stories, one of our Chapter members circulates stories about the environment from the big Texas city papers every morning, no more than four, and usually only one or two. Every couple of days go through those, schedule them for posting, and include a quote from the article to grab folks' attention.
Post information about the Sierra Club's upcoming events. These events are posted on our Meetup events, and the primary events are on our web page.
If anyone messages the group with a request, send a copy of the message to the Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary of the Executive Committee by email so we can advise how to respond.
To volunteer, contact Arjumand Mubaarak at email@example.com.
The Houston Regional Group of the Sierra Club (Sierra Club) seeks a Volunteer Coordinator to implement volunteer identification and recruitment opportunities. The Volunteer Coordinator will interact with the Houston Sierra Club Executive Committee and Sierra Club leaders in this volunteer position.
The Volunteer Coordinator will help match Houston Sierra Club members with conservation, outings, administration, membership, political, lobbying, events, and other volunteer opportunities.
The duties of the Volunteer Coordinator include: promote and publicize volunteer opportunities; collect pictures and write articles about volunteers in action; interact with Sierra Club leaders to determine their volunteer needs; determine and address volunteers’ needs; promote volunteer recognition and appreciation; keep, organize, and retain volunteer information; train others for volunteer coordinator activities; and focus on entry-level volunteer tasks/jobs to facilitate new volunteers.
The Volunteer Coordinator is a motivated person, enjoys meeting people, and works with Sierra Club leaders and members to achieve their volunteer needs and expectations. To volunteer, contact Arjumand Mubaarak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you new to the Sierra Club Houston Group? You can help make our web site easier to navigate! No computer experience needed, just a desire to learn more about the Houston Group of the Sierra Club.
- Help update old web pages, where the information is outdated or wrong.
- Provide suggestions for ways to make things easier to find on our web site.
This volunteer position is flexible and requires approximately 5 hours of work each month. To apply, contact Arjumand Mubaarak at email@example.com.
The Houston Sierra Club (Sierra Club) seeks volunteers to provide outings and trail maintenance on the Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT), the longest continuous hiking trail in Texas. The LSHT was conceived, by the Sierra Club in 1966 and has been laid-out, constructed, maintained, and protected by the Sierra Club and others since that time.
The Sierra Club is working to reconstitute its LSHT efforts and needs your help. The Sierra Club needs dedicated volunteers to fill jobs who love hiking and the protection of the LSHT and Sam Houston National Forest. These jobs include:
LSHT Coordinator, Maintenance Section Steward, Hike Leader, Assistant Hike Leader, Maintenance Volunteer, Photographer, Table Captain, Tabler, Writer, and Communications Captain.
For more information contact Arjumand Mubaarak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the years the Houston Sierra Club has offered a variety of regional outings, including day hikes, canoe/kayak outings, bike tours and service outings; as well as camping trips to a variety of state and national parks in Texas and across the country. We have also organized hostel trips to various cities, including NYC, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, etc.
We are always looking to maintain and expand our pool of outings leaders. Our leader training (OLT 101) provides participants with the background requirements for leading a Sierra Club outing in the field. This class is a qualification to become an asst. leader or leader on our day outings or camping trips.
We will be scheduling a new leader training class soon (OLT 101) for those interested. Besides gaining rewarding personal experience, our leaders make an important contribution by creating opportunities for others to experience and enjoy the natural world. Also a big advantage of being an outings leader is that one gets to choose the destination and activity!
Below are the basic qualifications for becoming a certified outings leader with Sierra Club:
1. Be at least 18 years of age
2. Be a dues paying member of Sierra Club (so that liability insurance will apply)
3. Take the Outings Leader Training class (OLT101)
4. Have basic first aid certification (Red Cross or equivalent)
5. Lead an initial outing with a mentor leader
If you have an interest in becoming an outings leader, or have further questions, contact Frank Blake at email@example.com . Each class is approximately 2 hours long; there is no cost, and dates will be coordinated with participants.
Are you good with computers, amplifiers, wireless microphones, and projectors? The Houston Sierra Club (HSC) is looking for someone interested in the coordination, set up, maintenance, and repair / replacement of HSC owned and operated audio and video equipment. If you've always been drawn to electronics and are looking for a way to support your local Houston regional group of the Sierra Club please contact us!
Volunteers interested may contact Arjumand Mubaarak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Houston Sierra Club is looking for volunteers who have a love of and interest in the protection of federal forests. These federal forests include the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Big Thicket National Preserve, and the Columbia Bottomland forests in Brazoria and San Bernard National Wildlife Refuges.
Goals of the federal forest protection program are: 1) Reduction of environmentally harmful activities; 2) Gain knowledge about, get to know, and educate others about forests; 3) Support collaboration, administrative actions, and lawsuits; 4) Communicate the Sierra Club position for management of forests; 5) Document the status of forests; 6) Monitor and assess environmental impacts; and 7) Enjoy, have fun, and socialize while working to protect forests.
Jobs that need to be filled include: article writers, photographers, tablers, outings leaders, social media users, administrative and legislative lobbyists, letter writers, etc.
No experience is necessary. A heartfelt and patient approach to learning and advocating for federal forest protection is needed. Contact Arjumand Mubaarak at email@example.com.