What’s New?

Become a Volunteer Workshop Leader!

Back for its second year, Community Energy Project invites you to become a Volunteer Workshop Leader (VWL) and help teach workshops on Weatherization and/or Lead Poisoning Prevention. We will be hosting a 5-week training course in which participants will learn about adult education practices, public speaking, working with interpreters, and workshop content. VWL’s make it possible to bring in a diverse array of presenting

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Now Hiring Community Educators!

CEP Community Educators have the incredible opportunity to share valuable skills with participants through our dynamic, comprehensive workshops! This is grassroots community education at work, a chance to do on the ground work that is challenging and fulfilling. If you have a talent for public speaking, love sharing with others, and have a passion for home health and energy conservation, then this could be

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Downspout Disconnect Workshop

            We are happy host a guest presentation on how to disconnect your downspouts from the main system, presented by the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services.  Learn how to disconnect and maintain your gutters and downspouts yourself, taking into account issues like the foundation, basement, drywells, and more. There will be a hands-on portion to give you

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PGE Volunteers with CEP

PGE – Portland General Electric – joined us on November 14 for their annual volunteer day. Eight employees put in some sweat equity and accomplished a lot in the homes of two clients. In total, we installed 13 window kits! These make a huge difference in the homes of seniors, bringing increased comfort and energy savings. Check out more pictures from the day here.

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Interface Engineering Volunteer Day

Interface Engineering joined CEP on Nov 12 for their first inaugural volunteer day. With 6 employees, we split up and tackled 2 houses, installing 12 window kits. It was a great day, and we’re proud of the accomplishments. One of the clients from the day had this to say about the group: “Thank you for the wonderful work your team did in my home

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Become a Crew Leader

We have 15 group weatherization events a year where teams of volunteers weatherize homes in teams of 3-7 people each. Crew Leaders help to coordinate volunteers to weatherize homes while staff members can focus on more complicated safety repairs. They get additional training and have the chance to volunteer in the field more than once a year, something most people cannot do because of

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DIY Insulation Workshops are BACK!

Back by popular demand, we have a new series of DIY Insulation workshops. We have received funding from Energy Trust of Oregon to conduct workshops through December 31st. We hope you can make it to a workshop! This workshop covers Attic insulation installation. “Attic” in this case refers to the space between the roof and the ceiling that isn’t being used for storage or

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In Home Services Accepting Clients

As the calendar pages turn from June to July to August, we enter a new season for installing weatherization materials and conducting home repairs. We want you to know that we’re ready! Do you need a grab bar? Are your doors drafty? Give us a call at 503-284-6827 and go through our intake process. Our new staff member, Zee, is scheduling audits, and Emanuel

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CEP representation on NOVAA Board

Rob Hemphill, CEP’s Program Coordinator for volunteer and outreach, started his position today as a NOVAA Board member and the chair of the membership committee. NOVAA is the Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association, and a partner CEP has long participated in. NOVAA expands professional development and networking opportunities for volunteer managers in the Portland area. The group hosts trainings, learning communities, and breakfast, lunch,

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The Translation Project

This year more than 1,100 families participated in CEP workshops. While more than a third of our workshops were translated, the quality of translation varied greatly. We cannot afford translation for all of these workshops, and so we rely on the generosity of host sites and volunteers. At times that means a child translates or a bilingual adult has to translate concepts that are completely

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