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Ways to Get Involved

Become Involved with BEC by Volunteering

We owe our sucess to the on-going support we recieve from our community of volunteers, interns, partners, and those who financially contribute to our efforts. Being a community supported non-profit means there are always many ways you can become involved with what we are doing. From helping with events, folding newsletters, serving on a committee, or joining us in a internship, this structure is the true backbone of this grassroots organization. We are always on the search for passionate and involved people with a variety of interests, availabilities and skills.

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Apply for an Internship

The BEC Internship Program
BEC welcomes internships year-round but typically has interns during the spring and fall, coinciding with the school year. We welcome students from Butte College, Chico State, high school and even recent grads. We can help you fulfill course requirements through your academic program and will offer structure and guidance throughout your internship to make it a meaningful experience. We usually recruite to fill specific internship roles such as Education Program Intern, Event Planning Intern, Publicity/PR Intern, Advocacy Intern, or Garden Assistant and these needs fluxuate based on semester. There is an expectation that you will make a commitment for a specified time period and that you will be self-motivated and assertive about stepping up for projects. Many of BEC's former interns have gone on to do great things following their experiences with us and we believe you'll learn a great deal during your time at BEC!
To learn more about upcoming internship opportunities, click here for information and application.
Please send completed application to our General Manager, Danielle, at

Serve on a BEC Committee
One of the most valuable ways to help BEC is to volunteer as a member of a BEC Committee.  Whether you're interested in advocacy issues, planning events, helping with the community garden, or helping with BEC administrative tasks, your participation on a committee would be most welcome.  You must be a BEC member to serve on a committee.
Serve on the BEC Board of Directors
The BEC Board is responsible for overseeing organizational governance and policy but members of the board usually serve because they are interested in being active in BEC's work.  Each board member has an opportunity to pursue their advocacy passions on environmental issues or apply their skills and interests in an administrative or creative capacity. You must be an active BEC member to serve on the Board. Visit the board page to learn more about expectations and responsibilities and to download an application form.
Fulfill Community Service
If the court has ordered you to fulfill community service to pay off a fine, we will typically direct you to our Humboldt Community Garden where we need assistance doing physical labor outdoors such as digging, pushing wheelbarrows, weeding, etc.  We do not always have enough "light duty" office work on a consistent basis to help fulfill community service requirements.  Call the BEC office to inquire about this possibility.