Positions Available

Updated 9-5-19

Paid positions

The Institute has no employment or contract positions open at this time. Check back occasionally for new positions that may be available, or sign up for the newsletter to receive notifications.

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Volunteer Positions

Coral Restoration Volunteers with Reef Renewal Bonaire

On behalf of our colleagues at Reef Renewal Bonaire, we invite interested volunteers to train to restore coral on the island of Bonaire. Bonaire is a leader in marine protected areas and a bright spot for the future health and survival of Caribbean coral reefs. View this article on Scientific American for more information on the importance of the reefs around Bonaire.

Interested volunteers can contact Reef Renewal Bonaire directly at the link above to arrange for training and restoration activities. It helps if you are already certified to dive, but if not, you can get certified on Bonaire.

Native Parrot Rehabilitation - Echo Bonaire

On beahalf of our colleagues at Echo Bonaire, volunteers are advised of the same opportunity. Please contact Echo Bonaire directly to make arrangements. No previous experience is required.

Other information about volunteering on Bonaire

Volunteers that complete training and 30 hours of restoration with either Echo Bonaire or Reef Renewal Bonaire will be able to attend the Women Making Waves for Nature workshop in women’s leadership offered by the Institute on October 15th at no charge.

If you wish to attend the workshop, please contact us well in advance to coordinate your volunteer time with attendance at the workshop.

Volunteers must cover their own trip costs and make their own arrangements.

Other volunteers

We are currently seeking volunteers in our fundraising, event planning and communications team, and accounting. Please read information below for more details and how to apply.

About Volunteering and Interning at Seventh Generation Institute

The Institute is particularly interested in "skills-based volunteers" (which typically includes interns). A skills-based volunteer is a different breed of volunteer, one who brings higher level skills or knowledge to volunteering - hence the name. Skills-based volunteers contrast with "traditional volunteers" who typically help with tasks uch as stuffing envelopes or serving food in a soup kitchen.

Skills-based volunteers are seeking more challenging ways to serve, to use existing knowledge and skills, or to build new skills. Skills-based volunteers may be found different phases of life and with different motivations but share a strong desire to make a difference in a nonprofit setting with work that speaks to them.

Some examples:

  • Professionals wanting to add more meaning to their life outside of their workday.

  • Graduate school students kick-starting their professional careers.

  • Retirees wanting to find a new or different purpose in life through contributing to a better world.

If this level of volunteering sounds appealing please be in touch. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please email us at our contact address and send a CV (resume) and cover letter that details your interest. Once we review your CV and cover letter, one of our staff members will get in touch with you. No phone calls please.

There is considerable flexibility in the amount of time volunteered and in scheduling. You can spend a few hours a day, week, or month, or go all in and spend a couple of weeks full time on a field expedition.

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