Hello Metro Denver CRES Chapter. Looking for something fun, exciting, and rewarding to do this fall? Sign up to volunteer for the Solar Decathlon, a design build competition coming to Denver October 5-15, 2017.
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition challenges collegiate teams to design and build full-size energy-efficient, solar-powered houses. Free to visitors, it features a sustainability expo and many educational events.
You can guide tours of student-built sustainable houses, mentor middle school groups, or assist the site operations and event management crews.
Here is a brief list of roles that are available:
Greeters – welcome attendees and pass out programs, direct attendees to Docents for tours of the Solar village, and answer basic way-finding questions.
Visitor Liaisons – monitor the length of line wait times, count number of visitors, and answer basic village way-finding questions.
Docents – guide attendees on tours of the Solar Village which start every 15 minutes from both Welcome tents and last up to 20-30 minutes. This role requires pre-study of Decathlon houses, though we will provide talking points. This is a good opportunity for those in the industry and people passionate about solar or renewable energy.
Education Days Mentors – mentors are needed each day for Solar Decathlon Education Days, on Oct. 5, 6, 12, and 13. Mentors are needed to greet middle-school field trip groups starting at 10:45 a.m. and stay with their assigned group until the buses return for the end of the school day, approximately 2:00 p.m. There will be 3 rotating activities to guide the students through: about 1.5 hours in the Solar Decathlon village, 45 minutes in an educational workshop, and up to 45 minutes for lunch. We ask Mentors to arrive at 9:30 am to check in and be oriented.
Additionally – There are a few volunteer opportunities for volunteer registration (to assist at the volunteer desk), and Site Operations Water Delivery and Retrieval
Learn More & Register Today
at https://www.solardecathlon.gov/2017/volunteers.html or firstname.lastname@example.org
CRES folks to indicate on the form “Where did you hear about the Solar Decathlon” write in CRES