We sent you another email.

SolarCorps Fellows

GRID Alternatives
No listings recruiting at this time

SolarCorps Fellows gain valuable experience in the solar and non-profit industries to help launch their renewable energy careers, while making significant contributions to GRID and the low-income communities we serve. Construction Fellows interact directly with homeowners and complete installations while also training volunteers in solar installation.

Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid.

Service Activities

• Assist Construction staff in staging, loading, and unloading equipment, including packing and unpacking parts, boxes, and bins from trucks before and after installation projects.
• Assist Construction staff with maintaining warehouse inventory, tool management, and organization.
• Help receive equipment pickups and deliveries.
• Assist Construction staff at solar installations.
• Conduct site visits to screen potential sites for solar access and safety issues.
• Train and lead volunteers on solar installations.
• Participate in activities associated with National Days of Service.

Community Need Addressed

Single-Family Solar
We provide low-to-no cost solar electric systems to families that qualify as low income, and install them using a barnraising model that gives volunteers and job trainees hands-on experience they can use to get jobs in the growing solar industry. In California, GRID Alternatives is the statewide program administrator for the Single-Family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) program and the solar portion of the Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP).

Multifamily Affordable Solar
We make solar easy for multifamily affordable housing developers, owners and operators by providing no-cost comprehensive assistance and turnkey in-house solar design and installation services.

Community Solar
GRID, in partnership with cooperative, municipal and investor-owned utilities, is developing the first community solar arrays in the country that exclusively benefit underserved communities, as well as collaborating with for-profit community solar developers to help ensure that the energy generated by their community solar systems are accessible to all.

Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid.

Position Outcomes

Clients served
Kilowatts installed
Money saved by clients


Health coverage, Stipend

Professional development opportunities

Skills you will gain

Feedback, professional behavior, CPR, first aid, public speaking, salesforce

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner
Creativity & Problem Solving
Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Select and implement well-considered solution
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Stay positive and outcome oriented
Accepts responsibility, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Environment
  • Length of Service 10 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting National Nonprofit/Affiliate
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

Hosted By