Volunteer at Green Festival

You’ll meet new people, have fun and support a great cause! Since 2002, amazing volunteers have enjoyed fun jobs at Green Festivals across the country. Volunteering at Green Festival is a rich and rewarding experience for people of all ages and backgrounds. Thanks in advance for sharing your time, energy, skills, enthusiasm and commitment!

- Join the conversation on the Green Festival Volunteer Facebook Page! 

Make a difference with us!

2016 Volunteer Registration is open! Click the link below to join us!

There is a job for every interest at the Green Festival. Click here to see a list of Volunteer Job Descriptions. If you have questions, visit the Volunteer FAQ.

Is your question not answered in FAQ? Please e-mail volunteer@greenfestivals.org.

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one 4.5 - 5 hour shift and receive:

- Free access into the festival all weekend

- An exclusive volunteer t-shirt

- Snacks and relaxation in the Volunteer Lounge

- Meet new friends in your area

- Great networking experience

- Explore over 250 green exhibitors

- The opportunity to meet influential people in the sustainability industry

- Build relationships with exhibitors in regards to future employment, other volunteer opportunities, possible internships and more

- Receive community service hours

- Free/optional memberships to Global Exchange and Green America – new members only


A few important things to know about volunteering:

Volunteering with a Group

If you'd like to bring a group to volunteer, please contact volunteer@greenfestivals.org to arrange a group volunteer reservation.

Volunteers Under Age 18

All Volunteers must be 10 years and older. Volunteers aged 10 to 16 years must volunteer with a parent, guardian or adult over the age of 18 at all times.

All Volunteers under age 18 must have a volunteer waiver. Visit the volunteer registration website 2 months prior to each event to download the waiver.

Other Notes:

Volunteers who are hearing impaired, deaf, or handicapped are encouraged to volunteer. If you have questions or concerns about what volunteer positions will fit your needs best, please e-mail volunteer@greenfestivals.org.

Questions?: Contact the National Volunteer Manager by email volunteer@greenfestivals.org or by phone at 828-333-9415.

Thank you for being a part of our amazing team of Green Festival volunteers!

 

 

Careers

 

Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.

Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.

Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.

Green Festival is a unique and powerful platform for connecting potential customers, retailers, wholesalers and corporations - all under one roof. It provides excellent opportunities for green brands to generate business-tobusiness and business-to-consumer sales, build awareness and strengthen relationships in an expansive and engaging green marketplace.

Mission and Vision
Green Festival is inspiring and empowering consumers, communities and businesses to work green, play green and live green.

At Green Festival, we are committed to:

    Showcasing the best and latest green products and services in the market
    Making ‘green’ practical, viable and accessible to everyone by promoting sustainability in everyday life choices and actions
    Providing the ultimate marketplace for green brands and consumers who want to integrate sustainability into their lives
    Striving to be a zero-waste marketplace where consumers can be assured that companies are committed to environmental sustainability
    Representing a diverse, sustainable community that is socially and environmentally responsible
    Encouraging companies to adopt green and fair trade principles through Green America’s certification process
    Supporting vegan-vegetarian diet alternatives focused on organic, non- GMO and local artisanal foods as part of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle
    Serving as a launching pad for Corporate Social Responsibility efforts and consumer programs in sustainability

In 2013, Green America and Global Exchange, two pioneering nonprofit organizations involved in sustainable economy and social justice issues, have joined forces with Messe Stuttgart, a leading international tradeshow organizer producing Europe’s largest consumer show on sustainability, green products and fair trade. Messe Stuttgart contributes extensive tradeshow experience to Green Festival. This dynamic partnership leverages extensive networks to bring major corporations and businesses together with thousands of consumers and advocates to expand the reach and impact of Green Festival.

Finding the best team members for the job of representing Green Festival is our top priority, therefore the process of review is extremely important to us. If you don’t see a position that fits your needs, keep looking as we will be updating this board frequently throughout the year. Please only apply for positions posted on the board. Once you have filled out your application form and submitted your resume and cover letter, you will receive a confirmation. If by chance you don’t, follow up at careers@greenfestivals.org. We will follow up with you if we are missing a vital piece of information. Positions posted on this board will be both temporary event positions and a variety of internships, so please read each description carefully before submitting your information.

Thanks so much for your interest in working with Green Festivals, Inc. and we look forward to receiving your applications!

 

 

 

About Green Festival

 Sign language interpreters are available at each expo 

Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.

Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.

Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.

Green Festival is a unique and powerful platform for connecting potential customers, retailers, wholesalers and corporations - all under one roof. It provides excellent opportunities for green brands to generate business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales, build awareness and strengthen relationships in an expansive and engaging green marketplace.

Mission and Vision:

Green Festival is inspiring and empowering consumers, communities and businesses to work green, play green and live green.

At Green Festival, we are committed to:

  • Showcasing the best and latest green products and services in the market
  • Making ‘green’ practical, viable and accessible to everyone by promoting sustainability in everyday life choices and actions
  • Providing the ultimate marketplace for green brands and consumers who want to integrate sustainability into their lives
  • Striving to be a zero-waste marketplace where consumers can be assured that companies are committed to environmental sustainability
  • Representing a diverse, sustainable community that is socially and environmentally responsible
  • Encouraging companies to adopt green and fair trade principles through Green America’s certification process
  • Supporting vegan-vegetarian diets that are focused on organic, non-GMO and local artisanal foods as part of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle
  • Serving as a launching pad for Corporate Social Responsibility efforts and consumer programs in sustainability

Green Festival is a brand of Messe Stuttgart.

Past & Current Speakers & Presenters

Alisa Gravitz, President, Green America

Alan Tratner, Chairman, Environmental Education Group

Alexandra Nagy, Organizer, Food & Water Watch

Amy Goodman - Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now!

Amy Greeson, Executive Director/ Founder (Healing Seekers) and CEO (Natural Discoveries, Inc.)

Annalisa Roger, Founder, DotGreen Community, Inc.

Annie de la Bouillerie Goeke, Co-Founder/Executive Director, Earth Rights Institute

Anya Deepak, Commercial Toxics Reduction Associate, Department of the Environment

Aura Vasquez, Sierra Club My Generation Campaign

Avis Richards, CEO & Founder - Birds Nest Foundation

Brendan Shane - Chief of the Office of Policy and Sustainability, District Department of the Environment

Caroline Kinsman, Communications Manager, Non-GMO Project

Clint Wilder, Senior Editor at Clean Edge

Colin O'Neil - Director of Government Affairs, Center for Food Safety

Colin O'Neil, Center for Food Safety, Director of Government Affairs, New York

Dan Harris, ABC News Anchor Man

Debbie Raphael, Director of the Department of the Environment – San Francisco

Elizabeth Meer, Special Assistant for Pollution Prevention and Green Procurement – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Eric Alterman, The Nation, The Center for American Progress, CUNY

Erika Podest, Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

Gil Friend, Chief Sustainability Office, City of Palo Alto

Graham McLaughlin Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility The Advisory Board Company

Ian Fisk - Executive Director, William James Foundation

Ian Foraker, Executive Director, Western Division, Cleantech Open

Jessica Aldridge, Organizer / Executive Dir of Burbank Green Alliance, SoCal 350 Climate Action Coalition Ally, Coordinating Committee

Joan Harper, Coordinator, Fair Trade LA

Jon Coleman, Ph.D., Fleet Sustainability & Technology Manager, Ford Motor Company

Joseph Robertson, Citizens' Climate Lobby, Strategic Coordinator

Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director, Sustainability - The George Washington University

Kevin Danaher, Co Founder, Global Exchange

Kevin Slaten, Program Coordinator at China Labor Watch

Mark Chambers, Sustainability & Energy Management Director, DC Department of General Services

Marshall Saunders, President & Founder Citizens' Climate Lobby

Melanie Welch, Associate Director, Freshwater Future

Michael Kramer, Managing Partner - Natural Investments

Mike Dieterich, Founder, Renew and Sustain

Pamela Hess, Executive Director, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture

Ralph Nader, American Political Activist (former United States Presidential Candidate)

Randy Durband, Chief Executive Officer, Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen

Ron Kamen, CEO & Founder, EarthKind Energy

Sarah Moskowitz, Director of Outreach - Citizens Utility Board

Scott Pomeroy, Downtown DC Business Improvement District, Sustainability Manager

Scott Ryan, Founder, The Manifesto Project

Sharon Jaye, Director of Sustainability - NYC Department of Education

Sylvia Washington, Founder and Executive Director for Sustainability - Green Buddha Life Sustainability Center

Ted Smith, Coordinator, International Campaign for Responsible Technology

Theodore Casparian, Sustainable Investing 4 All

Tiffany Finck-Haynes, Friends of the Earth, Food Futures Campaigner

Zoe Carpenter, Washington Editor, The Nation Magazine

Zoe Weil, President, Institute for Humane Education & Solutionary School NYC 

Green Festival is a brand of Messe Stuttgart

messe stuttgart logoGreen Festival has joined forces with Messe Stuttgart, a leading international tradeshow organizer producing Europe’s largest consumer show on sustainability, green products and fair trade. This dynamic partnership leverages extensive networks and tradeshow experience to expand the reach and impact of Green Festival.

Messe Stuttgart is the organizer of a series of concurrent consumer shows in the Sustainable Economy, including shows like “The Market for good taste – the Slow Food Trade Fair,” “FAIR HANDELN – international exhibition focusing on Fair Trade and globally responsible trade and activities,” “Garden outdoor environment – exhibition for garden and lifestyle,” “i-Mobility – exhibition for intelligent mobility, environment and technology,” “YogaExpo – the trade fair for yoga, Ayurveda,” “Haus Holz Energie – the large sustainable building and energy trade fair,” and more. The concurrent events featuring over 1,150 exhibitors attract more than 80,000 visitors annually.

Messe Stuttgart and the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart, a business division of Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, have been setting sustainable trends since they first opened in October 2007. Their central concern is the conservative use of resources and the promotion of an environmentally responsible attitude, including energy use, waste management, water conservation, green transportation, good food and conscious employees. http://www.messe-stuttgart.de/en

 

Finn Partners

finn partners logoWe have partnered with a national public relations agency to expand the reach and impact of Green Festival as we promote the best in sustainability and green living. Finn Partners, a global public relations firm with a distinguished track record in corporate social responsibility and environmental issues, will help us engage more consumers and businesses with our messages about sustainability. This is part of our new effort to grow and maximize visibility for sponsors, partners, businesses and speakers participating in Green Festival. We’re excited about our partnership with Finn Partners, and hope you will contact us at pr@greenfestivals.org to learn more about how to get involved in our events this year.

 

Green America
GreenBusinessGreen America® is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Our Vision
At Green America, our programs are helping millions—families and businesses—to build a green economy and a more just and sustainable world, greening your life, work and world through safe food, clean energy, fair labor and fair finance.

What Makes Green America® Unique

  • The Green Business Network™ (GBN) helps green companies emerge and thrive.
  • The Green American magazine and The National Green Pages® gives you the powerful tools, steps, goods and services you need to green your lives, your communities, and the world.
  • The GMO Inside program supports both labeling initiatives and removal of GMOs from our food systems.
  • Fair Trade Action and Fair Labor programs work for a green economy that lifts up its workers and pays them fairly, rather than relying on sweatshop-, child-, or forced labor.
  • Our clean energy programs include Climate Action, Clean Energy Victory Bonds, Fossil Fuel Divestment and the Better Paper Project.
  • Our green finance programs include Socially Responsible Investing, the Break up with Your Megabank Campaign and the 1% in the Community Campaign

 

Global Exchange

GXGlobal Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice since 1988. We are a 501 c3 registered non-profit. We’re changing the rules across the globe from a profit-centered global economy to thriving people-centered local economies; from the politics of greed to a living democracy that respects the rights of workers and nature; and from currency to community.

Our holistic approach reaches thousands of members and supporters, through educating the U.S. public about root causes of injustice and the impacts of U.S. government policies and corporate practices. We inspire change by building people-to-people ties, engaging grassroots education for action and linking social and environmental movements.

Over the last 25 years, we have won victories big and small on behalf of workers, small farmers, the environment and vulnerable communities around the world. We helped build a thriving Fair Trade movement. We championed campaigns to stop and end wars, challenge corporate power and bring attention to the exploitation of the current global economy. We monitored elections in Colombia, Mexico, and in the U.S. We built the largest sustainability event (Green Festival) in the country from the ground up and trained young adults in green careers. We have organized social conscious travel around the globe on our Reality Tours. And we are still going strong!

For more detailed information: www.globalexchange.org