Part-time Volunteer Job Description: Event Team Member


Sustainable Ballard, a blueprint for Everytown, USA, educates, inspires, and engages neighbors to take action to live more sustainably both individually and collectively. Our vision is an inclusive, joyful, sustainable community co-creating a world for this and future generations where ecosystems are healthy and peace is inevitable. more:

In this position you will help strategize, organize, and produce events. A successful event helps us create exposure for Sustainable Ballard activities and projects and it may have a fundraising component. A successful event would also support member loyalty and prospective member engagement. Our target audience includes individuals, families, businesses, and allied non-profits in Ballard.

Our goal is to produce one successful event each month. The time commitment expected for each event will vary and you will share the responsibility with a team. Be involved event-by-event or on an on-going basis.  We need both.

Essential functions of the Team

  • Creativity: Develop fundraising event ideas (monthly) in cooperation with Board and team.

  • Relationships: Develop and maintain relationships with service vendors, volunteers, event sponsors.

  • Marketing: Make the event irresistible. ID target markets, plan media and promotion.

  • Communications: Stay in touch with team and update board liaison regularly about proposed events and planned event status.

  • Budgeting: Develop and work within an approved budget.

  • Evaluation: Report to Board liaison on success of each event.

Core strengths may include

Background in, aptitude, or just enjoyment of event production. Motivated self-starter. Initiative. Collaboration. Creativity. Communication skills. Marketing. Logistics.

Additional skills and abilities

  • Use collaborative organizing tools such as Google docs and similar.

  • Attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture.

  • Passionate about the mission of Sustainable Ballard!

Application process

If interested please contact Jenny Heins.  Thank you.