Volunteer Roles with SWLEN
Volunteer energy saving advisors: Would you like to help reduce our impact on the environment by helping others save energy? You can acquire new skills and help people to reduce their energy bills.
After a short training session and practical exercises, you will make energy advice visits to private homes and premises used by community groups, accompanied by an experienced advisor who will act as your mentor until you are proficient. You record each opportunity to save energy and later compile a report with recommendations and a short list of energy saving tips.
Initially, you will make home visits within the borough of Richmond in SW London, which take 1 – 2 hours and run from Oct 2018 – Apr 2019 and from Oct 2019 – Apr 2020. After a visit you record findings and create a report, working at home and at times that suit you. Later in the project, there may be opportunities to visit community buildings in Richmond and Ealing.
Visits are scheduled to fit around your availability. We need several people for this role. Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed.
Please see more about this role and apply at https://www.environmentjob.co.uk/
SWLEN Trustee: To be a great charity we need great people with passion, skills, experience and enthusiasm. We are looking to recruit new trustees to complement our existing board of trustees to govern our dynamic charity. We are also looking for non-executive directors for our trading arm, which generates income from the skills and experience of the charity’s staff with surpluses donated to the charity.
What are we looking for?
Following a board skills audit we are seeking local people with one or more of the following skills/experience:
Our charity is responsible for collecting and collating biological data in the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames and submitting these to the regional biological records centre. Both Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames Boroughs have an amazing array of parks, green spaces, riverside frontage (Richmond is the only Borough that sits on both sides of the Thames) and habitats. Hounslow Borough has two SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) and 10 Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) and 47 Sites Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC). Richmond Borough has three SSSIs, six LNRs and 53 SINCs. Both boroughs are populated with an incredible diversity of species.
Through one of our social media channels and email newsletters, we engage with circa 5,000 local people. We ask people to submit photos and sightings of species that are of interest to us. We are looking for help with this, from collecting and collating it, recording it, using the data to create maps of species distribution, as well as submitting the information to regional ecological records centre, GIGL.
The post holder
We are looking for a long-term volunteer who could volunteer one day a week on either a Monday, Tuesday or Friday and one evening a quarter to attend the Richmond Biodiversity Partnership meetings. The post holder would need to feel comfortable using spreadsheets and social media. We have existing accounts on these social media channels so you wouldn’t need to use your own accounts, or even have accounts on social media.
The existing biological team consist of two volunteers and a small percentage of the Chief Exec’s time (he chairs the Richmond Biodiversity Partnership).
Please contact Colin Cooper for a chat about the role or to submit your CV and short letter/email outlining your interest and suitability for the role by 3rd September 9am.