Selection Team Volunteer

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Volunteer Job Description

Solarize Northwest is a Spark Northwest program designed to bring clean and affordable solar energy to communities in Washington and Oregon. By partnering with community groups and local installers, we help neighbors come together to save time and money through the group purchase of solar systems.


To streamline the process of going solar for your neighbors by competitively selecting a solar installer to best serve the needs of the neighborhood.


  • Brainstorm community priorities for solar installation partner
  • Review Request for Proposals templates and update to reflect community priorities
  • Review and evaluate received proposals
  • Interview top solar installers and select a firm to serve the neighborhood


Approximately 25-35 hours.


  • Volunteer orientation meeting
  • RFP planning meeting (if required)
  • Proposal evaluation meeting
  • Solar installer interviews

On your own time:

  • Review RFP templates and brainstorm changes
  • Read and score received proposals


  • Comfortable with technical information
  • Able to accommodate 1-2 half- or full-day meetings
  • Not affiliated with a local solar installer
  • Experience with green building, architecture a plus!

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