Volunteer

Transforming the built environment into something greener is no easy task. It takes a lot of talent, collaboration and innovative ideas…so join us!

Volunteer benefits include:

  • Contribute to the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s work to make every building a green building!
  • Earn 1 GBCI Continuing Education hour per hour of volunteer work for up to 50% of total CE hours. Hours must be self reported.
  • Attend exclusive volunteers-only professional development trainings
  • Build relationships with fellow Chapter volunteers
  • Earn recognition through the Above + Beyond Volunteer program

Volunteers are required to maintain current USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter membership. Click here to join or renew.

Community Build

The  Chapter’s Community Build Program contains many projects, all with the goal of making green buildings and green building education accessible to all. There are many ways to participate in our Community Build Program, including:

Click here to learn more about the Community Build Program

Chapter Committees

Promoting, collaborating, recruiting, educating…working committees are the lifeblood of the Missouri Gateway Chapter. Visit our Committee page to learn more.

To join a committee, contact the committee chair or Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Johanna Schweiss, (314) 577-0884.

Advocacy Committee

Chair: Kristin McKee, Lockheed Martin Energy
Meets
: 1st Wednesday, 12:00 -1:00 pm,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway office
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Activities:

  • Develop the 25 by 20 Voluntary Benchmarking Campaign
  • Support non-profits and community groups to green their building operations using USGBC’s ADVANCE platform
  • Maintain partnership with Missouri Interfaith Power & Light and support houses of worship to benchmark their building energy use
  • Oversee the Chapter’s Sustainable Project Assistance Program
  • Manage the Speakers Bureau

Learn more about the Advocacy Committee.

Education Committee

Co-Chairs: Julie Cooper, Development Strategies, and Abigail Adams, Edward Jones,
Meets: 1st Tuesday, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at USGBC-Missouri Gateway office
Activities:

  • Establishes the yearly education schedule including monthly evening programs, in-depth seminars, tech talks and the new Continuing Education Blitz

Learn more about the Advocacy Committee.

Green Schools Committee

Chair: Carolyn Green, Green Design
Meets: 4th Wednesday, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway office
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Activities:

  • Outreach to school districts
  • Provide Green Schools Presentations
  • Coordinate Green Schools Events
  • Manage the Green Schools Quest

Learn more about the Green Schools Committee.

Higher Education and Emerging Professionals Committee

Chairs: Chad Coker, Ross + Baruzzini
Meets
: 2nd Thursday, 12:00 pm – 1:00pm,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Office

Activities:

  • Works to engage and welcome current students, recent graduates and young professionals to hte Chapter
  • Collaborate with the St. Louis Regional Higher Education Sustainability Consortium
  • Oversee the Green Shadow Mentorship Program
  • Create community-building opportunities for students and Emerging Professionals, such as happy hours and green building tours.
  • Promote the adoption of LEED Certification by area campuses for new construction and substantial renovations

Learn more about the Higher Education & Emerging Professionals Committee.

Membership & Marketing Committee

Co-Chairs: Dave Lundberg, RJI, and Jennifer Thomas, Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, Washington University in St. Louis
Meets: 1st Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:30 am,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Office
Activities:

  • Develop and Implement Member Recruitment, Member Retention, and Brand Awareness Strategies
  • Organize Biannual New Member Welcome Events
  • Implement Marketing Projects
  • Manage Green Building Experts Program

Learn more about the Membership & Marketing Committee.

Questions? Contact Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Johanna Schweiss, (314) 577-0884.