Volunteers for Energy

Are you, or do you know a retired engineer looking for part-time work?  If so, you’re in luck, and your skills are needed…

Here’s the skinny, from RVARC:

Volunteers for Energy Seeking Energy Assessors

Volunteers for Energy, a program of the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, is seeking part-time retired, volunteer engineers to perform energy and sustainability assessments at businesses, nonprofits, governments and industries in the greater Roanoke region.  These assessments provide specific strategies for organizations to cut their energy use, reduce waste, and implement other energy and environmental practices such as recycling programs, transportation demand management, and green energy, and are provided free of charge.

Volunteers should have industrial or facilities management experience with good communications and computer skills and an interest in sustainability and energy issues.  Experience in some technical, educational, or professional fields is also appropriate.  Volunteers for Energy staff provide training and assessment supplies, including all necessary tools.  A stipend is available and volunteers are eligible to be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the assessment process.

Interested volunteers should contact Jeremy Holmes, Coordinator of Sustainability Programs, at (540) 342-9393 or jholmes@rvarc.org.  More information and a volunteer interest form can be found at http://www.rvarc.org.  Just click the Volunteers for Energy logo.

Volunteers for Energy helps organizations improve environmental and energy management through efficiency techniques that save money.  The VfE team conducts on-site assessments and provides consulting services to businesses and public facilities throughout the greater Roanoke region.  Highly experiences volunteer engineers, scientists, and staff provide clients with innovative cost-saving strategies and resources to meet their goals.  Consulting services are confidential and are provided at no cost to the client, supported by a Department of Energy grant and the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission.

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