Make an impact with local organization in your community!

The Sustainable Facilities Mentor program is for members and volunteers who would like to gain skills in sustainable operations, and use that knowledge to help buildings in their community meet sustainability goals. This program requires a year-long commitment and includes free training sessions and support in finding an organization to work with.

The Sustainable Facilities Mentor program includes eight training workshops, covering topics from water, waste, and air quality walkthroughs to discussing sustainable operations strategies. Following training completion, mentors will support a building in the community to meet their goals.

Check out our volunteer description for a Sustainable Facilities Mentor here. We are currently not accepting applications, but check back in a few months for more information about the Sustainable Facilities Mentor program.


Our first cohort of SFM volunteers completed training virtually in August 2020! Learn more about these volunteers here. They have also started to connect with organizations in their communities. Take a look at the impact these volunteers are making here!

Our second cohort of SFM volunteers finished training in June 2021! Learn more about these volunteers here.

Learn more about the possible support you could offer an organization for their facilities. See our case study about one volunteer’s work with the Chicago Youth Center—Sidney Epstein.


If you have questions about the Sustainable Facilities Mentor volunteer program, please reach out to Katie Kaluzny at kkaluzny@illinoisgreenalliance.org.