Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an integral part of DVGBC, and every year help achieve the mission to foster transformative impact in our communities through green building education and advocacy. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to support the organization by becoming members. There are a variety of ways to get involved with DVGBC as a volunteer: 
Short-Term Engagements
  • Attending a committee meeting
  • Helping with on site event logistics (set up, registration, wayfaring)
  • Volunteering for a service project (Green Apple Day of Service)
  • Helping make key connections (sponsors, legislators, press)
  • Providing expertise on key issues for decision-makers or constituents
Project-Based Work
High-Level Commitment
  • Serving on committee leadership (Branch, Committee Chair)
  • Helping organize other volunteers/programs
  • Serving on the Board of Directors
  • Contributing to organizational strategy and fundraising efforts
  • Creating programs (Sustainability Symposium, LEED AP Training)

If interested in getting involved in policy or advocacy, or green schools, please contact Katie Bartolotta, Policy and Advocacy Manager, at kbartolotta@dvgbc.org. Please note that Policy Committee volunteers must have DVGBC membership.  

If interested in planning/creating education programs, or organizing volunteer opportunities, contact Leah Wirgau, Education and Engagement Manager, at lwirgau@dvgbc.org. On site event volunteer opportunities will be announced in newsletters and social media.   


Committee Meetings

If you have questions about a committee please email the committee contact. Dates and times are subject to change so interested volunteers should check in with the contact before attending a meeting.   


Development Committee Meeting

When: Third Thursday of every month, from 9 - 10 am

Where: DVGBC Office, 2401 Walnut Street, Suite 103, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (every other month is via conference call)

If interested, please contact Margaret Salamon, Development Director, at msalamon@dvgbc.org


Education and Programs Committee Meeting

When: Second Tuesday of every third month, from 9 - 10 am

Where: DVGBC Office, 2401 Walnut Street, Suite 103, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact: Scott Kelly


Member Engagement Committee Meeting

When: Fourth Wednesday of each month, from 9 - 10 am

Where: Phone conference (typically) 

Contact: Aman Desouza


Lehigh Valley Committee Meeting

When: First Thursday of each month, from 5:30 - 7 pm

Where: Spillman Farmer Architects, 1720 Spillman Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015 

Contact: Christa Kraftician


Delaware Steering Committee Meeting

When: Second Thursday of each month, 4 - 5 pm 

Where: Mitchell and Associates, 1 Ave of the Arts #B, Wilmington, DE 19801

Contact: Terri Wasdyke


Delaware Outreach Committee Meeting

When: Second Tuesday of each month, from 1 - 2 pm 

Where: Panera Bread, Fairfax Shopping Center, 2311 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803

Contact: Terri Wasdyke


Delaware Advocacy Committee Meeting

When: Third Tuesday of each month, 3 - 4 pm 

Where: Pennoni Associates, 121 Continental Drive, Suite 207, Newark, DE 19173

Contact: Dan Schneckenburger


Passive House Meeting

When: Second Wednesday of earch month, from 6:15 - 8:15 pm 

Where: IEI Group, 428 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Contact: David Salamon


Living Building Challenge Meeting

See event calendar for open meeting dates and times