Type: Volunteer

Location: Remote

Posted on: April 8, 2024

The Organization

Generation180 is a national non-profit organization based in Charlottesville, VA. We inspire and equip individuals to take action on clean energy. We create opportunities for new voices to be heard as clean energy advocates and we invest in their growth as leaders. 

Momentum for clean energy and climate action is at a high point and growing, putting us on the verge of a cultural and economic shift away from fossil fuels toward a cleaner, healthier, more equitable future for everyone. Generation180 works to accelerate this shift by providing individuals with clear pathways to action and popularizing a new narrative of agency and hope that says:

  • Your energy matters: you can take steps right now that will make an impact and accelerate our transition to clean energy
  • Together, we’ve got this: the solutions are ready and 100% clean energy is possible; the transition is happening and we’re making progress; the time to engage is now
  • A new, clean energy future can be more just and equitable, lifting up communities that disproportionately suffered under the fossil-fuel economy; we are demanding that it be so.

Generation180 runs national education campaigns using creative communications and organizing strategies rooted in behavioral science that inspire people to act. The focus of this Volunteer Organizer role will be on our Electrify Your Life campaign.


  • Electrify Your Life: a campaign that educates consumers, policymakers, and the media about electrification- including electric vehicles (EVs)- and equips enthusiasts to be ambassadors. 

Your Role: Paid Volunteer Organizer

Volunteer Organizers will create a plan to educate, engage, and inspire action in their local community. This plan can include, but is not limited to bringing others together, hosting virtual or in person events, and creating a community of people taking clean energy actions where they live. Organizers will deliver a plan, share photos/videos, collect stories, speak at events, share information and connect others to direct actions they can take in their homes and communities. Volunteer organizers are expected to contribute ~60 hours over 4-6 months and will be paid a $1,500 stipend toward their time and expenses. 

Applications from organizers in the following states will be prioritized – NC, PA, and VA.

Preferred Qualifications

We are seeking volunteers with a high degree of organization, and a positive, professional attitude. Ideal candidates will have experience with home or community electrification, local experience working for positive change, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a passion for Generation180’s mission. Generation180 welcomes and values volunteers with diverse and unique backgrounds and experiences, including women, people of color, and LGBTQA individuals.


Volunteer Organizers will work remotely and will focus on work in the region/state where they live. Volunteer organizer applications from the following states will be prioritized – NC, PA, and VA.

How To Apply

Please submit your application with a draft outreach plan via this google form. Please email any questions to nessa@generation180.org and mention Volunteer Organizer in the subject line.