Sustainability in the Local Community
Does volunteering interest you? Are you looking to help out in your local community? Or get some experience of working with an environmental charity? Or simply looking for an opportunity to get back on your feet and the chance to meet other people?
We’ve got a variety of green sustainability related activities across Waltham Forest. Have a look!
Upcycling Toy Volunteers – In collaboration with Hackney Council’s ‘RePresent Christmas’ project, we will be sorting through pre-loved toys and finding a home for them to go to this January 2018. Volunteers will learn how to safety check, steam clean, sort and help deliver toys, which will brighten up the lives of children and families across London this coming new year. Volunteers will be needed for Thursdays and based in the Leytonstone area.
Carpentry & Woodwork – Based in our yard in Bakers Avenue, we are offering the chance to gain some basic woodwork and carpentry skills, including sawing and sanding scaffold boards and building shelving, benches and planters. Tuesdays and Thursdays. New term beginning in January 2018 – sign up now!
Textiles & Fabrics Pathway – based at Bakers Avenue, we’re beginning a wonderful new pathway, upcycling discarded textiles and fabrics. So much perfectly good fabric is sent to landfill due to the whims of a changing fashion industry. We step in to rescue the metres of fabric and recreate it into wonderful designs. If you are interested in learning sewing and textiles skills, or have a creative inner spirit – get in touch! Beginning in January 2018 on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Paint & Warehouse Assistant – The warehouse is where it all happens & is a vital component of supplying the shop. Volunteers here help mix, sort and quality control the paint stock, as well as assisting customers who come to buy direct. Time & Days: 10am – 4pm Tuesdays to Fridays. Based in Leyton.
Organic Food Grower – With our partners, Audacious Veg, we offer a food growing volunteer role based in Hainault, Redbridge. You’ll get the chance to grow food and flowers to sell to restaurants in a lovely market garden. Time & Days: 1pm – 5pm Mondays & Thursdays.
Conservation Volunteer – With our partners, The Conservation Volunteers, we offer a chance to maintain and improve the wildlife habitats of the parks up in Chingford, Waltham Forest, as well as meeting new people and get some exercise. Times & Days: Wednesdays 10am – 1pm & Fridays 11am-2pm.
Depending on your interests, the placements will last up to 3 months in total and will be part-time hours of 1 to 3 days weekly. But we understand that life happens and we are flexible.
This is a great opportunity to learn and experience different green jobs and sustainable activities, as well as meeting new people in a safe environment. We are happy to provide references and signposting to other projects you might be interested in afterwards. We can provide £3 a day