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. Let us know about your interests, expertise, and how you’d like to make an impact by filling our our volunteer interest form. We’ll connect you with current volunteer opportunities. MREA has opportunities at annual events, and year-round support roles as a volunteer or intern. Learn more below.
Join us for this all-day event as we work to transform our demonstration site at the ReNew the Earth Institute in scenic Custer, WI. Typical volunteer tasks include landscaping, clearing brush, painting picnic tables, preparing the MREA flower beds, and more! Move Some Earth Day happens rain or shine. Coffee, light breakfast, and an energizing lunch will be provided. Everyone is welcome. Bring gloves, tools, and outdoor work clothing.
*This event will adhere to CDC guidelines and the MREA Code of Ethics in order to keep staff and volunteers protected.
RSVP by May 8th to be entered to win a prize! *must be present to receive the prize.
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 and become a Hardcore Volunteer! You’ll receive a free tee-shirt and entry to The Fair.
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! Scroll down to find the Working Member Sign-up form.
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 email@example.com and let us know where you are located, your interest, and if you are willing to work on programs outside of your area.