CascadiaNow! is a hub for the Cascadian social and cultural movement and we thrive on the passions and skills of our volunteers. Though we have various opportunities, we welcome and encourage new project ideas from our members and volunteers to promote positive change across Cascadia! Fill out the form below or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. You can also check our upcoming events calendar, as well as plug into our social media!
CN! Seattle Chapter Outreach and Events
Tabling at local events such as marches, rallies, festivals and other community gatherings to spread the word about Cascadia, CascadiaNow!, and bioregionalism! These events include Cascadia Northwest Festival, HempFest, and many more! Keep up to date with our Upcoming Events Calendar as well as our Facebook Page to get involved! Email email@example.com for more info.
- Marches, rallies, and festivals
Check our upcoming events calendar for information on Seattle events that will have a CascadiaNow! presence like Seattle's Solstice Parade and Pride Parade! Attend an art mobilization to build signage, resistance art, and meet a community of people dedicated to expressing our Cascadian values through peaceful civil disobedience.
- Art Mobilization for rallies, marches, and festivals
Help us build Cascadian inspired signage and art for various events CN! will be participating in. For a full list, check out our Upcoming Events calendar.
- Community art build nights
Come together in our art space to work on creative projects that highlight and promote beauty, diversity, and resilience of Cascadia with fellow artists in the Seattle community! If you are interested in joining, check out the Seattle Cascadia Arts Collective on Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visual and Written Media Volunteers
We are constantly looking for contributors to help us creatively communicate the beauty and diversity of our bioregion. This can take many forms, like helping us better design our social media channels, contributing to bioregion centered blog posts and social media campaigns, writing op-eds, helping to create film projects that can help educate about Cascadia and CN!, etc. etc.! Cascadia is a vibrant, artistic community that we want to showcase visually! If this strikes a chord with you, email email@example.com
- Build teams
Have a knack for construction projects? Come help us build our future HQ space in Ballard! We currently host our Art Build nights in a Ballard Shipyard, and are working with local artists and craftsmen to create a literally homemade Cascadia headquarters. Experience is not necessary, but appreciate. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
Independent Volunteer Projects
Looking to start your own project that will positively impact Cascadia and engage and connect your fellow community members? We want to help you! Drop us a line at email@example.com
Are you interested in grant writing? Learning more about the nonprofit sector? Budgeting and finance? We are always looking for more support in our operations and development to help us flourish as a nonprofit and better serve and connect our community!
Check out All the Volunteer Opportunities with CascadiaNow!'s Fiscally Sponsored Projects:
Become a Cascadian Ambassador in your community! As an ambassador, CascadiaNow! members are able to promote, educate, and organize in their communities- spreading the word about Cascadia and bioregionalism, but also capitalizing on the local culture of their community to celebrate their unique value as a piece of our beloved Cascadian bioregion! Ambassadors attend a monthly conference call with CN! staff, and actively work to organize events in their communities. We currently have ambassadors in Portland, Spokane, Bellingham, Eugene, and many more communities across Cascadia.
Core CN! Project Support
- Made in Cascadia Directory:
The Made in Cascadia Directory supports a network of locally owned, independent businesses and producers that are sustainable and ethical, upholding the strength, vibrancy and diversity of Cascadian communities. Engaging with local businesses and growers, we will create an open source “Made in Cascadia” regional directory and brand. Read more about the project here and email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to get involved.
- Bioregional Passport:
The Bioregional Passport will help to educate and celebrate our incredible bioregion. Using the Ecoregions of Cascadia map created by the Cascadia Institute as a starting point, we have divided Cascadia into seven smaller regions for purposes of fitting education about the bioregion into a tangible passport. One goal of this project will be to have the Bioregional Passport be used to get stamps when visiting participating “Made in Cascadia” businesses, generally helping promote travel and culture across Cascadia. Email email@example.com for more information!
- Bioregional Curriculum:
The goal of the curriculum is to create learning materials that promote the mission of CascadiaNow! through by building a social and placed based curriculum by compiling reading lists and resources on Bioregionalism and the Cascadia movement, with the goal of creating a Cascadia curriculum and certifying course to be offered throughout the year. Learn more on our website, and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
- Visual and Written Media Volunteers
We are constantly looking for contributors to help us creatively communicate the beauty and diversity of our bioregion through journalism, photography, and film. This can include helping us better design our social media channels, contributing to bioregion centered blog posts and social media campaigns, writing op-eds, helping to create film projects that can help educate about Cascadia and CN!, etc. etc.! Cascadia is a vibrant, artistic community that we want to showcase visually! If this strikes a chord with you, email email@example.com.
We are looking for interns!
CN! works with interns to develop an intern project that furthers your own professional goals while contributing to positive impacts in Cascadia.
As a 501(c)3 organization, CascadiaNow! provides academic internships for students looking for credit or to expand their resumes. If you are interested, CN! will work with you to help design a program around an existing program or need, or design a project around your needs and what you would like to get out of it.
Graphic Design Intern
We are seeking graphic design interns to assist us in collaborative projects to further our social movement. Expand your portfolio and gain communications experience through an internship with CN! Projects a graphic design intern would be involved with include:
- Web design to help us streamline and simplify our website for increased ease of use while maintaining educational component and transparency.
- Merchandise Design
- Core programming projects such as the 'Made in Cascadia Directory' and Bioregional Passport
- Mobilization Projects
If you are interested, please contact Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finance and Administration Intern
Support a growing grassroots nonprofit in developing a robust administrative structure! Potential projects include researching competitive employment practices, streamlining financial data, developing resource materials for grassroots projects, collaborating with a friendly and dedicated board of directors, and a variety of research projects related to nonprofit management.
- Strong communications skills and the ability to work independently are a must.
- Minimum time commitment 8 hours/week for three months.
- CascadiaNow! is dedicated to providing ongoing professional support and references to all of our awesome interns.
- To learn more, send your resume and a brief statement of interest to email@example.com.
Development and Grant Research Intern
Work directly with our Member Engagement Manager, Joel Selling, to research or write grants for CascadiaNow! and sponsored CN! programming. If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Research and Communications
Help CN! research and update our "In the News" page with a new book list, Cascadia in popular culture articles and other bioregional writing to share with website visitors. This position is not location specific, though Seattle is preferred, and we ask for a minimum three month commitment.
Get inspiration here by seeing some of the awesome projects our past interns have done!