Green Civic Engagement Agencies, Opportunities, Internships, and Resources



The greening of Civic Engagement grows each day in scope and variety.  We have provided links to and descriptions of some of the resources, opportunities, agencies and internships that students can review.  The listings below are meant as starting points for students interested in  learning more about green issues and how to become active in green volunteerism.  New listings will be added periodically.

Environmental Protection Agency-- An environmental public record resource including air, water, soil, and industrial studies; their website includes information on how to be green in your community.

The National Atmospheric Administration--Issued a request for applications for projects designed to build capacity within NOAA's Science On a Sphere (SOS) Users Collaborative Network (Network) to enhance the educational use of spherical display systems as public exhibits.

NJ Department of Environmental Protection --Manages natural resources and investigates pollution problems.  Oversees compliance with regulations and policy and lists employment and internship opportunities.

Community Earth Councils | Serve Your Planet--Groups of elders (50+) and youth (16-28) working together to address global environmental and social challenges at the local level. CECs build community, helping young people find meaning and purpose while providing elders with a way to give back, inspire, and impact the future. --New Jersey's volunteer and charity resource brings together volunteers, donors, service groups and charities from across the state.

Earthday--Volunteer for local Earth Day activities or propose a project

CorpsNetwork--Offers both AmeriCorps and non-AmeriCorps options for full-time service.  Visit their site to locate a service and conservation corps in the state of your choice

AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers--Create and expand programs aimed at bringing people out of poverty, some with an environmental justice focus. Other AmeriCorps programs offer environmental work.

Handsonnetwork --To discover green volunteer opportunities, in the search box enter the keyword "green" and a zip code.

Volunteermatch --A clearinghouse for a variety of volunteer opportunities.  Enter the keyword "environment" and a zip code.

Hudson Basin River Watch--Works to improve the water quality of the Hudson River and all its tributaries through education, community involvement, and stewardship. HBRW provides hands-on science education programs to schools and streams monitoring workshops to environmental organizations, individuals, and agencies.

Echoing Green--Provides seed funding and support to social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for social change in order to launch groundbreaking organizations around the world.

Green Brooklyn--Serves Brooklyn and NYC communities in that it provides local and green news, initiatives, resources, and community info and links to encourage do-it-yourself grassroots greening.

Green For All--National organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.  By advocating for local, state and federal commitment to job creation, job training, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the emerging green economy, Green For All fights both poverty and pollution at the same time.

Green Corp--Trains organizers and provides field support for today's critical environmental  campaigns; supports activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow's environmental battles.

Green America --Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization that aims to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.  They provide information about socially responsible investing in the US.

Green Career Central -- A membership website for people who want to transform their passion for the environment into a prosperous green career.

Corporation for National & Community Service --The Corporation provides information about grants, training, and technical assistance to developing and expanding volunteer organizations

Oprah's Save Your Planet--Provides information and resources about being green, including links to other web sites devoted to green issues.

MSNBC Save the Planet --Provides information and resources to aid in energy conservation. --Sponsored by Consumer Reports, this site provides a tool kit for energy savings, information on products, community resources, a blog, and a free newsletter.

GreenFaith --GreenFaith inspires, educates and mobilizes people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership.

GreenJobsReady -- is an online informative portal offering the latest news views and resources on breakthrough green jobs training programs in the Renewable Energy world.

Going Green on Black Friday -- Get a headstart on green shopping tips for Black Friday.