Volunteering with the AHANW
The American Hydrogen Association Northwest is an excellent place to start your renewable energy career along with getting hands on experience from our staff that actually have experience in hydrogen. We have been providing research/development and education to the public since 1997.
Our staff & organization boasts an impressive knowledgebase available to the public via our website, forum and classes. Our staff has built several curriculums for Universities and Colleges along with several internal classes that we offer at a nominal cost to spread the word of renewable hydrogen energy.
We find that the way to educate is with a detailed examination at the technology visually, textually, and tactically. We do this through research, which include; white papers from the past and current technologies, engineering and lab work along with education. We find that when you teach something you end up learning even more than your students’ do, so this is a great way to keep the skills honed.
WE DO THIS EVERYDAY - Not just a catchy tagline, it is true. Our staff work in the renewable energy sector, building electro/thermal chemical technologies and our staff are instructors at both Universities and Colleges across the country. When we aren't educating we are in the lab proving that this technology can work in a safe, efficient and clean process. We do this in the effort to bring hydrogen to the mainstream.
We are not a political organization, we are a scientific organization built on facts. This is the main attraction that many people have when they come to us. This is why they stay and why we will do our best to help answer any questions that you may have about hydrogen. Our goal is to share our knowledge openly and without reservation, people know that when we tell them something that they are being told both the positives and negatives of a certain technology based on facts not fluff. We pride ourselves in testing and cutting through the bull that is out in general circulation right now.
So what will you get out of Volunteering?
As stated earlier as a volunteer you will get the opportunity to work with something genuinely exciting. You will have the opportunity to:
- help the educate the public about renewable hydrogen via classes, conferences, running booths at events
- learn about the energy sector
- learn about stationary and transportation sectors
- learn about tax credits & incentives that help get small and large scale projects off the ground
- learn how to do energy audits and look for areas of efficiency improvements
Work in renewable energy -- While working with staff at AHANW you will be working in the renewable energy sector, you will be learning hands on information to get your projects & dreams to come true while helping others to achieve their dreams. Collaboration is the key to our success. AHANW will bolster your success in finding a job in engineering, renewable energy and the utility sectors, it has for our us. We are a member based organization and 50% of our staff and volunteers work in renewable energy, while the other 50% have directly or indirectly been positively effected with the work that AHANW does.
You will have the opportunity to gain leadership, management, business, IT, and marketing skills that keep the lifeblood of the organization healthy and lively. Many of our staff and volunteers have had the opportunity to work with the board, department heads to make critical thinking to shape the way the organization operates, they have developed smooth running processes to make communication easier with technology between a diverse region. While 62% of our visitors are from the USA, 38% are international visitors. At the AHANW you can get valuable experience for your current or next job. Bring your skillset and we'll help develop it and tune it in our constantly progressing organization.
Looking forward to seeing you!