Volunteer

Protect Maui and Get Sierra Club Experience on Your Resume!

All positions require that you be a Sierra Club member. You can become a member for just $15.

To learn more about any of the opportunities listed below, email our Maui Group Coordinator at adriane.raff-corwin@sierraclub.org


Current Opportunities

Join the Outreach Planning Committee

  • DESCRIPTION: SCMG is working hard to inform the community about what we're working on and get their feedback. If you'd like to help us scout out more outreach opportunities and help plan educational events, this is the committee for you!
  • SKILLS REQUIRED: Organized, comfortable with talking to strangers.
  • TIME REQUIRED: 5-10 hours a month (more optional), with occasional in-person planning meetings

Join the Fundraising Committee

  • DESCRIPTION: This committee will help ensure the financial sustainability of Sierra Club Maui Group so that we can continue our important work. The Fundraising Committee is tasked with creating an annual plan to meet our financial goals.
  • SKILLS REQUIRED: Fundraising experience a plus, but not required; creative planner: good at planning effective and innovative ways to reach our goals; comfortable with regularly evaluating effectiveness of actions taken and changing strategy and tactics if needed; good at outreaching and talking to people in the community.
  • TIME REQUIRED: 5-10 hours a month (more optional), with occasional in-person planning meetings

Join the Sprouts! Committee

  • DESCRIPTION: SCMG is planning Sierra Club Sprouts, a young children's group (ages 5-12) that provides outings and educational events. If you are a parent, children's educator, or have other relevant experience, we'd love your help to make SC Sprouts a reality!
  • SKILLS REQUIRED: Creative, have ideas of what children would like to do and how to provide fun, hands-on education.
  • TIME REQUIRED: 5-10 hours a month (more optional), with occasional in-person planning meetings

Become a "Hike Leader"

  • DESCRIPTION: This position requires that the candidate obtain CPR training (arranged and reimbursed by the Sierra Club) and go through a short course in Sierra Club policies for Hike Leaders. Candidate should be athletic, like to hike and either be aware of natural and cultural items of interest on the hike or learn these to impart to the other hikers. Hike Leaders will be trained by assisting an experienced Hike Leader for a few hikes. Volunteer must participate in at least one Maui Group hike to start.
  • SKILLS REQUIRED: Job experience is not required, however a love of hiking is, as well as some experience in hiking. Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  • TIME REQUIRED: 10-20 hours per month (optionally more)
  • BENEFITS: Upon successful completion of 1 year of at least 1 hike per month, the Hike Leader will receive a written recommendation for skills including Hike Leading, wilderness safety, natural and cultural knowledge.
  • RELATED JOBS: Public relations, outdoor adventure companies, docent, park ranger
  • MATERIALS AND TRAINING PROVIDED, including:
  1. Outings Leader Handbook (PDF)
  2. Outings Leader Training 101 
  3. Outings waiver and sign in forms
  4. Leave No Trace Guidelines
  5. National Outings Leader Application (Once certified, you can lead National Sierra Club outings)

Become Our "Outings Assistant Coordinator"

  • DESCRIPTION: This position requires maintaining a schedule of Sierra Club Maui hikes, outings and activities online. The Coordinator will check in with the various hike leaders to gather information on hikes they have planned in the next 3 months, maintain the online schedule of hikes, and post to our social media accounts. Volunteer may also email members about upcoming hikes.
  • TIME REQUIRED: 4-8 hours per month
  • SKILLS REQUIRED: Work well with people, write comprehensibly and succinctly, comfortable using social media and online blogging software. Job experience is not required.
  • BENEFITS: Upon successful completion of one year of monthly hike coordination, the candidate will receive a written recommendation for skills including supervising, volunteer recruitment, writing and PR.
  • RELATED JOBS: Administration, public relations, outdoor adventure companies, docent, park ranger.

Become a "Hike Leader Recruiter"

  • DESCRIPTION: Recruit new hike leaders and make sure they are trained in CPR and Sierra Club Hike Leader training (all of this is paid for by the Sierra Club).
  • SKILLS REQUIRED: Must be a Hike Leader.
  • TIME REQUIRED: 10 hours per month (more hours optional).
  • BENEFITS: Upon successful recruitment of 5 new leaders, the Hike Leader Recruiter will receive a written recommendation for skills including Hike Leading, wilderness safety, supervision, and training.
  • RELATED JOBS: Public relations, outdoor adventure companies, docent, park ranger.

Become Our "New Member Liaison"

  • DESCRIPTION: On or about the 15th of each month, volunteer will log in to the Sierra Club database to download any new members who may have signed up. Candidate will give each new member a call, email or snail mail note to welcome them to the Maui Group and ask them if they have any questions. If they have not given their email, request it. Let them know how to access information on hikes, meetings and activities. Report back to the SCMG Coordinator and Executive Committee via email of the new members and your contact results.
  • SKILLS REQUIRED: Experience is not required. Candidate should be comfortable filling out an online form (e.g. if you ever bought something online or signed up for an email list, etc) and be comfortable talking to people on the phone. Candidate should have a warm personality.
  • TIME REQUIRED: 1-10 hours per month
  • BENEFITS: Upon successful completion of six months of service New Member Liaison will receive a written recommendation for skills including membership outreach and volunteer recruitment.
  • RELATED JOBS: Membership, outreach, volunteer recruitment, sales, any job that requires public contact.
  • MATERIALS and TRAINING PROVIDED, including sample letter, sample email, sample phone script, sample board report format.

Recruit New Members

  • DESCRIPTION: Using various means including social media, personal contact, attending environmental events, candidate will sign up new members to the Sierra Club. This requires having new members fill out a form, pay $15 and then mailing these to National Sierra Club.
  • SKILLS REQUIRED: No job experience is required. Candidate should be outgoing and persuasive with knowledge of the Sierra Club missions.
  • TIME REQUIRED: Depends on effectiveness
  • BENEFITS: Upon successful recruitment of 25 new members, candidate will receive a written recommendation for skills in membership recruitment and sales.
  • RELATED JOBS: Membership recruiting, outreach, sales, any job that requires public contact.
  • MATERIALS and TRAINING PROVIDED, including membership application, list of hikes, list of projects Sierra Club is doing.

Recruit Student Members and Young People

  • DESCRIPTION: Using various means including social media, personal contact, attending environmental events, candidate will sign up new high school and college members to the Sierra Club. This requires having new members fill out a form, pay $15, and then mailing these to National Sierra Club.
  • TIME REQUIRED: Depends on effectiveness
  • SKILLS REQUIRED: Must be a student member of the Sierra Club. No job experience is required. Candidate should be outgoing and persuasive with knowledge of the Sierra Club missions.
  • BENEFITS: Upon successful recruitment of 25 new members, candidate will receive a written recommendation for skills in membership recruitment and sales.
  • RELATED JOBS: Membership recruiting, outreach, sales, any job that requires public contact.
  • MATERIALS and TRAINING PROVIDED, including membership application, list of hikes, list of projects Sierra Club is doing.

Help Sierra Club Fund Raise!

Don't want to be on the Fundraising Committee but want to help? You can help us by being a fundraiser of one!

  • DESCRIPTION: Using various means including social media, personal contact and events (pre-approved by the board) candidate will raise money for the Sierra Club Maui Group. Sierra Club has two types of funds: Tax deductible and unrestricted. Both are nonprofit but only unrestricted (which is not tax deductible) can be used for our expenses like office rent. Candidate will be given talking points and materials describing the Sierra Club's mission.
  • SKILLS REQUIRED: Candidate should be passionate about Sierra Club causes (solving Climate Change, enjoying and protecting our natural environment, creating communities that work for the residents, maintaining our clean water and air, etc) and be comfortable sharing Sierra Club priorities and requesting money to support for these activities. At least two community references are required.
  • TIME REQUIRED: approximately 40-100 hours stretched over several months, depending on effectiveness
  • BENEFITS: Upon successful raising of $1000 of which at least $250 is unrestricted (e.g. not tax deductible), candidate will receive a written recommendation highlighting skills in nonprofit fundraising.
  • RELATED JOBS: Nonprofit fundraising, outreach, volunteer recruitment, sales, any job that requires public contact
  • MATERIALS and TRAINING PROVIDED, including solicitation script, background info on Sierra Club

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