WEN Colorado is committed to engaging our membership to make an impact in our community by creating positive social change and promoting women in the energy industry. Volunteering is an incredibly rewarding way to spend your time while enriching the lives of others.
Volunteer service opportunities with WEN Colorado vary by providing our membership with a variety of agencies working cooperatively to promote women in the energy fields. Our partnerships include: Energy Industry Association Group, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, Grid Alternatives, Girl Scouts of Colorado, Women’s Oil and Gas Association, Women of Wind Energy, Women in Solar Energy, Oil Field Helping Hands, Electric Utility Consultants, Inc., and many more.
Recent Volunteer Events:
COLORADO ENERGY DAY – SEPTEMBER 2017
Colorado Energy Day was Colorado’s first FREE family festival showcasing exhibits focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). With over 40 volunteers, WEN Colorado was the sole source of volunteers for the day long STEM event.
WE BUILD RETREAT – AUGUST 2017
In partnership with Grid Alternatives and Poudre Valley Electric, the WE BUILD Retreat, “She Shines”, aims to bring more women into the solar industry and support their professional advancement. This women’s only renewable energy project required lots of WOman power. Volunteers installed solar panels for a 1.9 MW system dedicated entirely to 175 low-income households.
ENERGY INDUSTRY VOLUNTEER DAY – MAY 5, 2017
In partnership with the Energy Industry Association Group, WEN Colorado organized volunteers from all energy sectors to provide breakfast to the residents of the Ronald McDonald House. Not only was our event a huge success, in sum over 100 volunteers from 65 companies across Colorado joined together for the inaugural event.
Here’s what one WEN Colorado Member had to say about this experience:
“Having the opportunity to cook for families at the Ronald McDonald House was truly a humbling experience. I had the opportunity to sit with two mothers and their children. Although visibly sick and in some pain, these kids were no different than my own daughter. We talked about the Aquarium and the Zoo and our favorite animals and what we like to do for fun. They were so grateful to us for coming in, cooking a warm meal and sitting down for a little small talk.” ~ Sonja Borodko, BOK Financial
Discover ways to give! Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
2018 Planning is underway! Check your emails, newsletters, and back here soon for upcoming volunteer opportunities!
What’s WEN Colorado up to?!
Our Events Calendar contains all of the energy events across the state. While we may not be hosting an event, we have worked diligently to provide our members with opportunities to be involved in events across Colorado.
Is your organization interested in a partnership? Contact: Destenie McMillen, Community Initiatives Director, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in volunteering please contact complete the below form and someone will be in touch with you to discuss open opportunities.