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.
Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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. MREA will provide extra masks, disinfectant wipes, and hand sanitizer. MREA will implement physical distancing measures and try to ensure that tools are not shared without proper disinfecting procedures. The number of people on site will be limited and RSVP submissions are required to participate in this event.
RSVP by May 4th to be entered to win a prize! *must be present to receive the prize.
Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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 by our wood burning masonry heater. Food and drink will be provided.
Some tasks we will be focusing on:
- Spitting wood*
- REI grounds cleanup*
*Please consider bringing tools for your personal use
RSVP by Oct. 11th to be entered to win a prize! The drawing will be held during the event. Must be present to win.
Introducing the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s Working Member Program: An Opportunity to Engage and Grow.
By contributing 12 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! If you wish to build your resume and are looking to get professional references, apply now on the volunteer or membership page of the MREA website.
Who: Midwest Renewable Energy Association, Rising Sand Organics, and White Feather Farm.
What: “Central Sands Bike Tour” 20-mile* bike tour showcasing renewable energy and sustainable agriculture in the area. *If riding to first stop from Stevens Point, the loop will be closer to 40 miles.
Where: from Lost Creek Wetland -> Rising Sands Organics Cooperative Farm -> White Feather Farm -> Renew the Earth Institute ->back to Lost Creek Wetland
When: Saturday, August 21st. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Why: To connect folks with local sustainable initiatives and get people outside for a collective bike ride.
More information and signup to ride here!
Looking to help out with the ride? Sign up to volunteer here!
We want to hear about your experience volunteering with MREA! Please send us a video, photo, and/or written text that best represents your story. We will be featuring these on our website and social media pages. We hope you will continue to support the renewable energy revolution.