There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer with MREA. Your volunteer efforts will help promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living. MREA has opportunities at annual events, and year-round support roles as a volunteer or working member. Learn more below.
May 14th – June 20th
And Saturday, June 11th!
Join the MREA’s Crunch Crew and we will show our appreciation by giving away a Free Vintage Hardcore Volunteer t-shirt (while supplies last) when you volunteer 12 or more hours between May 14, 2022 and June 20, 2022.
Tasks will mostly consist of:
- Tending the MREA Garden
- Other miscellaneous outdoor jobs
- Indoor cleaning/organizing/inventory
Scheduling is flexible prior to The Energy Fair. Volunteer groups welcome! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about group volunteering.
RSVP for the Crunch Crew Volunteer Day on Saturday, June 11th!
May 14th – June 20th
Join the MREA’s Crunch Crew and we will show our appreciation by giving away a Free Energy Fair pint glass (while supplies last) when you participate in Street Team for 12+ hours between May 14, 2022 and June 20, 2022.
Sign up for Street Team to get the word out about The Fair by distributing promotional materials.
*Materials will not be sent via mail for distribution. May 14th will be a material pickup day at the ReNew the Earth Institute in Custer. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions about receiving materials for distribution.
June 24th-26th, 2022
Each year, The Fair brings between 11,500-18,000 attendees together in the rolling fields of Custer, WI to learn about clean energy, connect with others, and take action toward a just energy transition. The Energy Fair features all things sustainable with inspiring keynotes and exhibitors, workshops, Energy professional CECs, live music, camping, food trucks, solar-brewed beverages, family-friendly activities, and a Clean Energy Career Fair! Through education and demonstration, the MREA (Midwest Renewable Energy Association) invites you to join us in this outdoor celebration and exploration of renewable energy and sustainable living for all!
Volunteer 12+ hours the week leading up to and during The Fair and become a Hardcore Volunteer! You’ll receive a free tee-shirt and entry to The Fair.
Join Crunch Crew and help prepare the ReNew the Earth Institute grounds for The Fair or take to the streets and spread the word about The Fair with Street Team!
Join us for a fun day of Fall cleanup at MREA’s headquarters in Custer, WI. We’ll prepare our site for the colder months, and we would love your help. Please dress for the weather, and warm up with our wood-burning masonry heater. Hot beverages and energizing snacks will be available as well as lunch for all participants.
Some tasks we will be focusing on:
- Spitting wood*
- REI grounds cleanup*
*Please consider bringing tools for your personal use
RSVP by October 8th to be entered to win a prize. Must be present to receive prize.
Introducing the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s Working Member Program: An Opportunity to Engage and Grow.
By contributing 24 hours of work within 1 year, Working Members receive access to membership benefits with no additional cost. Not only will they receive membership, but they will also be able to assist the MREA staff with a variety of tasks and projects. This will help the MREA be successful in all areas, as well as provide an opportunity for individuals to grow both personally and professionally.
If you support the MREA and want to help even more, this opportunity is for you!
Grow Solar is one of the many programs at the MREA. This grassroots program works across the Midwest and is a bulk purchasing program that helps going solar or another renewable technology in communities more affordable and simple.
Here’s how it works:
A community works together to host a group buy in their area. The program then hosts what is know as “Power Hours.” These Power Hours are educational presentations that help interested property owners determine whether the renewable technology being offered in the program is right for them. Power Hours typically last an hour including 15 minutes of Q&A. These can be either in-person or virtual and each program will have about 12+ Power Hours offered.
Where can you help?
These programs are successful because of community-led outreach. That means we need local champions to help spread the word about the program whether it be social media or going door-to-door with flyers. Local champions can also help by joining the program team to help plan, organize, and promote these programs.
Reach out to the Grow Solar team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know where you are located, your interest, and if you are willing to work on programs outside of your area.
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Other Ways to Show Your Support
Volunteer Interest Forms
Fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering with MREA!
Our first round of Working Members have completed hours and received their individual membership!
Now we’re onto another round of Working Members joining MREA’s mission.
Sign up below to join now while you can. The form will close when we reach our 10 member limit.