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The South Bay Cities Council of Governments, and its Environmental Services Center (SBESC) program, offers volunteers the opportunity to assist in the mission to help the South Bay, “Save Water, Energy, Money and the Environment.” Volunteer opportunities in the community include attending outreach events to educate South Bay residents about our programs while office-related opportunities include duties such as data entry, preparing for outreach events and general office support. Training is offered and the SBESC is happy to accommodate regular hours or flexible schedules.

Benefits of Becoming a SBESC Volunteer:

  • Development of a new understanding for becoming an environmental protector
  • Learn special skills by participating in trainings and workshops
  • Interaction with many different people that share a common interest of helping the environment
  • Satisfaction of being part of a team
  • New friends, acquaintances and networks
  • Experience new green tasks and environmentally responsible activities
  • Resume-building skills and experiences
  • Become a part of the solution, not the problem
  • Get acquainted with the South Bay communities

The SBESC Volunteer Program started in April 2008 and presently, we have a diverse group of 25 volunteers, ranging from high school students to graduate professionals, those new in the work force as well as retirees. We also have people from all over the world: Asia, Central, South and North America, Middle East and Europe. Our group is multi-culturally diverse with individuals who share passions of helping the environment and giving back to the community.

The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) is very fortunate to have dedicated community members working with us to advance the programs of our South Bay Environmental Services Center. Over the past five years, the SBESC volunteers have provided more than 16,000 hours of community participation though our volunteer program and all of these hours have positively affected the lives of people in the communities of the South Bay. 

12th Annual Volunteer Reception: November 2019

How to Become a Volunteer

The SBESC is continuously looking for volunteers that feel enthusiastic about helping their local community and the environment. If you are interested in getting involved and taking action to save energy, water and the planet, the SBESC would love to have you as part of the team.

Currently we are recruiting community outreach volunteers. The community outreach volunteer position is a challenging and rewarding opportunity, individuals are able to work at the grassroots level within local communities, providing environmental information that can directly influence behavior and choices. This volunteer needs to know how to develop relationships and one-on-one interaction. This is the perfect opportunity for those who like working with people and wish to make a difference at the community level. We are looking for outgoing and friendly volunteers with a positive attitude that enjoy both outdoor and indoor community events.

If you are ready to join the SBESC’s volunteer program, please click the link to the application below.

Volunteer Application

For more information, call us at (310) 371-7222 or email Martha Segovia martha@southbaycities.org

Volunteers, check out the Volunteer Feature section in SBESC's monthly E-Newsletter, engaging volunteer participation! This participation helps strengthen connections with South Bay communities and fellow volunteers.  Volunteers are invited to contribute ideas for articles. 

Our volunteer newsletter archive shares volunteers’ past stories, our work in the South Bay cities and information about sustainable practices.

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