Bring Solar to Your Community and Train for a Solar Job in the RE-volv Solar Ambassador Program
Are you a college student passionate about renewable energy and looking to make an impact in your community? Become a RE-volv Solar Ambassador and gain experience in the solar industry by helping bring clean, renewable energy to a local nonprofit near your school!
Through the Solar Ambassador Fellowship Program, you’ll have the opportunity to spearhead a solar project for a local community-serving nonprofit using RE-volv’s innovative solar financing model. As a Solar Ambassador, you’ll also lead a grassroots educational campaign to spread solar and renewable energy education on campus and in your community. We’ll provide you with exclusive programming about renewable energy and connect you with employers hiring for internships and jobs.
Ready to take action on climate change? Sign up to become a volunteer Solar Ambassador Fellow and receive the tools, training, and kick start your solar career!
- Form a team of college students or community members.
- Get trained! Complete our online Training Course and virtual Solar Ambassador Leadership Summit in the fall.
- Work with community-serving nonprofits in your area to help them go solar with RE-volv.
- Educate your community and host events about the benefits of solar and renewable energy.
- The Solar Ambassador Program is open to college and university students located in the United States who are interested in a career in solar, renewables, climate justice or sustainability.
- Able to commit to roughly 120 hours of programing throughout the school year (August- May).
Benefits of Being a Solar Ambassador
Since 2014, RE-volv has trained nearly 400+ Solar Ambassadors at 30+ universities across the country.
As a Solar Ambassador, you’ll receive training in solar energy, technology, finance, and policy, event planning, project management, communications, and community engagement - all the skills needed to help bring solar to a nonprofit near your university!
Training and educational opportunities include our Solar Ambassador Training Course, a 2-day virtual Leadership Summit, and monthly webinars with industry experts from leading environmental organizations and solar companies. Ambassadors will also receive 1:1 support and mentorship from RE-volv throughout the program.
The Solar Ambassador Program helps college students launch their careers in solar, renewable energy, and sustainability fields. Many of our program alumni are now employed at top solar companies, including Sunrun, Rocky Mountain Institute, Mosaic, Solstice environmental and engineering firms, and many more.
All Ambassadors receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program year and we’ll work with graduating seniors to connect you to our employer partners.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
RE-volv’s mission to empower people and communities to invest in renewable energy is predicated on the belief that clean energy is for everyone and that includes clean energy careers. We cannot achieve our vision of a world where all communities are thriving powered by clean energy without the voices, talent, and creativity of those who have been historically left out of the solar revolution.
The Solar Ambassador Program is an opportunity for any student, regardless of the available courses at their school, background, race, or gender, to access solar education and career connections. RE-volv makes an intentional effort to recruit a diverse cohort of Ambassadors each program year and partners with employers who share our values.
Solar Ambassador Testimonials
Being a RE-volv Solar Ambassador gives me a sense of leadership that is important when advancing my career. I have learned accountability, the push to complete a project from start to finish and a better grasp on handling any challenges thrown my way.Danielle Kvadas, Coastal Carolina University Solar Ambassador 2018 - 2021
There is a place for everyone in RE-volv. You can learn about anything from finance to communication to videography. If you join, there is no way you will not develop a skill which will carry over into your career in some way, shape, or form.Sabato (Sam) Dasco, University of Dayton Solar Ambassador 2018 - 2021
I became a RE-volv Solar Ambassador because I think solar energy is contagious and I want to help bring that to my community at college. I have become much more aware about clean energy and feel that I can be an advocate at the state level for legislation.Kiara Nia Smith, Dickinson College Solar Ambassador 2020 - 2021
Solar Ambassador Alumni Stories
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2021-2022 Solar Ambassador Team Highlights
University of Dayton
The Solar Ambassador Team at the University of Dayton helped bring solar to Oak Tree Corner in Fall 2021 and celebrated with a Solar Ribbon Cutting.
UC San Diego
The Solar Ambassadors at the UCSD joined thousands of solar employees in a rally to help save solar in California from proposed net metering changes.
The Solar Ambassador Team at Gonzaga brought solar to Transitions, a nonprofit that works to end homelessness and poverty for women and children.
Solar Ambassador University Teams
Looking to hire one of our experienced Solar Ambassador Alumni? Head over to our Employer Center to learn more.
RE-volv's Solar Ambassador Fellowship
The Solar Ambassador Fellowship is a year-long fellowship for college students who want to prepare for solar careers while helping a community-serving organization near their campus go solar! RE-volv trains ambassadors in solar policy, community engagement, and project management. In turn, the Solar Ambassadors educate their campus communities about solar energy, develop a deep understanding of the energy sector, produce a tangible reduction in carbon emissions, and build a national network of environmental stewards.
Interested in applying? Sign up to become a volunteer Solar Ambassador Fellow today or reach out at email@example.com to set up an intro call.Learn more about being a Community Champion