SunWork's volunteers are what make it work. By sharing their time, enthusiasm, and effort to help put up solar systems, they open this renewable way of meeting energy needs up to people who otherwise could not practically adopt it.
SunWork volunteers participate in an orientation session training them in the basics of solar, electricity, and construction. On site, they work together with SunWork's small staff, attaching racking, running conduit, hanging inverters, and mounting the solar panels that make a system tick.
Most SunWork volunteers are people from all around the Bay Area who are passionate about the environment and who are excited about doing something constructive to forward its cause. Volunteers work along side other people who care about this shared aim, pooling their energy and helping each other to accomplish something worthwhile and visible. Many SunWork volunteers are also drawn to the practical experience they gain and the opportunity to apply it beyond these projects, sometimes taking a first step towards a career working in this exciting and vital field.
Home owners who are getting solar installed with SunWork also have the option of participating in the installation. Home owner participation is helpful to SunWork and this may allow us to serve areas where we don't have many volunteers.