Project Support Volunteer

Energy Garden

Brixton, London

Volunteer • Full or Part Time

energygarden.org.uk rhys.williams@repowering.org.uk 020 3674 7519 Rhys Williams

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, food, farming & horticulture, sustainability

Closing date: Tuesday, 13th March 2018  


Energy Garden is looking for an office volunteer to join the team!

Role description

We help community groups to design, install and maintain community gardens on their local London Overground station. You will be working directly with the community groups, project managers, project officers and provide administrative support to the Directors. There will be both office based duties and on the ground assistance at the sites of our various projects. The successful applicant will have an understanding of the personal nature of voluntary work and the need to nurture relationships within the community to develop projects.

Energy Garden are ideally looking for individuals with experience in gardening and/or social media. Experience in one would be great. Experience in both would be perfect!

This role is unpaid, however travel expenses will be reimbursed.

About Energy Garden

The Energy Garden team supports communities across London to transform London Overground platforms and stations into thriving gardens that incorporate food growing plots and solar energy providing on-site renewable energy for lighting, water pumps or other small scale station amenities. Energy Gardens promote food and energy security, create resilient communities and improve the health and well-being of Londoners.

Energy Garden aims to:

  •  Add beauty to London Overground Stations
  •  Support community and individual positive activism
  •  Increase awareness of renewable energy generation
  •  Create and maintain community gardens
  •  Inspire community youth through employment opportunities and internships
  •  Help to address food and energy inequalities in London
  •  Create a legacy fund to sustain the gardens in the long term

Skills:

  • Must have a strong command of English language
  • Must be competent at promoting our activities through Twitter, Facebook and other social media, with an understanding of how to use social media as a tool to generate public engagement.
  • Experience in gardening would be beneficial but is not essential as long as you are keen to learn.
  • Able to quickly analyse text and data to generate documents, spreadsheets, reports, posters, newsletters, etc
  • Able to write clearly and concisely. This can range from simplifying information for a wide audience to generating high level reports with clear technical information
  • Must be competent with desktop programs such as Word, Excel & PowerPoint

The opportunities offered by this role:

The structure of this position will vary depending on the skill set of the individual, however it is likely you will begin by taking on a wide range of tasks in a supporting role. By being part of our small team you will quickly gain an understanding of how government and organisational policies impact projects and working with community groups and residents. 

This role therefore offers extremely valuable experience in a rapidly expanding sector of London’s sustainable development.

To apply for this role please send a brief cover letter (300 words max) and your CV to rhys.williams@repowering.org.uk


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