Volunteer with Cool Davis

Festival Volunteers enjoy greeting visitors at Central Park.

Cool Davis wouldn’t exist without volunteers. Your work has delivered five spectacular festivals, engaged thousands of Davis residents in concrete plans to cut emissions, and led Davis to be declared California’s ‘Coolest City.’

As we move forward we have even more ambitious plans to engage our entire community! So if you have just a few hours a month or a few hours a week, please take a look and sign up!

Cool Davis volunteer teams

    • Household Engagement (Energy, transport, and consumption)
    • Coalition and Partner Outreach (Events)
    • Communications
    • Administration and Data Management
    • Fundraising and Community Relations

Volunteer orientations are held every other month on Fourth Thursdays from 6:30pm-8pm at the Cool Davis office. Following a general orientation, a short half hour is reserved for specialized orientations from 8:00pm-8:30pm.

Read about all the possibilities for action here and then use this form to volunteer and start the ball rolling.

Household Engagement

Join our household engagement team and help reach out to new households – tabling at the Farmers Market, other locations and events. Help coordinate tabling activities making/keeping the schedules, recruit & train other volunteers, help set up at events and assist with tabling. Receive special training and provide support for households and families making change.  Get involved in educational programs and providing resources for specific household actions to support our network of  of Cool Homes.

Some specific events you might find interesting as an engagement volunteer:

  • Be the expert at “Meet the Expert” at one of our tabling events at Farmers Market or other locations
  • Speak, present or demonstrate at a Cool Davis educational event or Cool Davis Festival
  • Join a task force or working group overseeing the campaign design and the selection of specific actions for greenhouse gas reduction.

Coalition and Partner Outreach

The Cool Davis Coalition is 80+ partners and growing strong. Cool Davis’s goal is that every organization in the City of Davis become a Cool Davis partner committed to the 2050 carbon neutrality goal and engagement of our community in GHG reductions. Help with the convening and hospitality for quarterly Coalition meetings. Join our Partner coalition and partner outreach team and help us reach our goals!

Communications Team

Our communications team is made up of writers, editors, web assistants, social media specialists, and content managers who give a little of their precious time each week or month. We are always looking for additional members. Our team is in need of talented and dynamic folks willing to learn and able to commit to helping implement a cohesive communications presence.

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Data input and Management Team

We are on the path to carbon neutrality by 2050 and we are measuring what we are doing. Whether its donors, volunteer contacts, household actions or organizations who are our partners — keeping us connected with the best information about our results is critical to our success. Data wranglers and data analysis are important roles that you can play in the Cool Davis team. Provide data management/list support for specific events and activities like Festival or Cool Homes. Data helps us do good planning, be effective in our work and make sure our households have the latest up-to-date information to make change.

Fundraising and Community Relations

Work with members of the Cool Davis board of directors on fundraising, sponsorship and community relations. Reach out to individuals and businesses to build support for Cool Davis events, programs and the One Cool City Campaign.

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