Volunteer with UpGrade Athens County

Our work would not be possible without the help of local volunteers, just like YOU! Below you may find some opportunities to help the spread the UpGrade Athens County mission. Keep your eyes on the prize and volunteer with us!


We are looking for regular volunteers that we can call on when we need help. Email Mat () to be an UpGrade ambassador!

LED bulb bagging party:

November 8th, 2016 | 5-7 PM | Baker University Center (Maggi Davis room; bottom floor)

Following the (November 8th) bulb bagging party, we will be asking participants if they would like to help distribute the LED bulbs to under-served areas of Athens County. If you would like to volunteer or have an idea for a volunteer event much more, contact us below:

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How Do You Live Your Green Values?

Link to Survey

Message from Kev Polk, tiny house extraordinaire:

I’m using the last of this gorgeous Fall weather to work on Beech (house #3: a whopping 100 square feet!) and hope to finish before winter sets in. I’ll post pics of that to this list. After that, I’ll probably stop posting here for awhile as I shift focus to a new project.

As part of that project, I invite you to take a 2 minute survey that explores how environmental values meet real-world choices. Feel free to share this with friends before it ends on Friday. If you want to know the results and what the new project’s about, just include your email at the end of the form, because I don’t plan to spam this list with not-so-tiny topics.

Feel free to use this list to share your latest tiny tales with other loosely Athenian tiny housers, or send us a link to your favorite tiny FB group.

Home Energy Data:

Link to Survey

Can you spare less than 5 minutes to help a local energy management startup gather data about home energy use!

Message from Sense Labs:

We will be using this information for the selection of participants whose historical electrical energy data will be used to determine energy-use patterns in the home. All information gathered by this questionnaire will be held in confidence and available only to the founders, employees, and consultants of Sense Labs.

If selected for the study, you will be asked create an on-line account with AEP Ohio, download historical data from that account (instructions will be provided), attach the data file to an email and email that to us.

This data too will be considered confidential, any information identifying you or your home will be removed, and the data will be provided to Ohio University students for analysis.