Overview of 2024 Volunteer Opportunities and Activities

We are opening an array of volunteer opportunities to support research events and educational outreach.

Before you contact us, please consider a weekly time pledge. Even a few hours can make a big difference!

Other volunteer teams you can join:

  • Nature-Connected Artists – Creatives Team
  • Folks to spread the word in their interpersonal realtime networks rather than through social media – Educational Outreach Team

If you would like to raise awareness about the importance of community research ,we will walk you through talking points and provide educational outreach materials. You are welcome to participate in “continuing ed” outreach events online or in person.

| epi | Associates

As Associates, we work in teams and coordinate online. We train you in the use of our digital independence tech stack to support research in community settings. Privacy matters.

If you would like to be considered for a position as an Associate, please consider whether you might be able to commit to our technology privacy practices. We offer a training in digital independence. We train | epi | Associates who are ready to embrace next tier technology use in ways that are GDPR compliant. We are a privacy aware nonprofit. In this way, Associates protect their own information and in turn the information of others.

| epi | Associate roles we hope to fill in 2024:

  • On the Ground Community Coordinator(s) – Research Team – Associate level
  • Hand Drawn Mapping Coordinator(s) – Research Team – Associate level
  • GIS Bioregional Mapping and Data Display – Research Team – Associate level
  • Onboarding Coordinator for Associates – Organizational Team – Associate level [position filled]
  • The Groundwork Pilot Study Volunteers and Event Coordinators – Research Team – Associate level
  • Coordinator of IT Help Desk for Associates – Techculture Team – Associate level [position filled]
  • Coordinator of IT Help Desk for Communities and Volunteers – Techculture Team – Associate Level

Future hires

In 2025, we plan to center our attention on grant development. At that time and on a project specific basis, we expect to hire contractors from the trained pool of | epi | Associates.

We offer a participatory work environment in a flat organization built through teams and an enacted set of core values. We offer leading edge experience in an emergent field of research. Training and supplies are provided by the Institute.

To learn more about how we work, please visit the online overview of our team approach to organizational development. See this link for the onboarding process for | epi | Associates.

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