We are looking for Environmental Volunteers from local communities connected to Waltham Forest, London, especially those who are at risk of marginalisation and social exclusion. Many people can feel socially excluded or at risk of being marginalised. This could include being unemployed for some time, having experienced homelessness or mental health challenges, being a refugee or migrant, using a food bank, or being a member of a discriminated against community based on sexuality, gender, religion or age.
We propose you to join in a programme of variety of green sustainability related activities across the borough.
Retail & Customer Service – Do you have a passion for helping customers and the environment? Then volunteering at our shop on Bakers Avenue could be for you. You’ll get the chance to learn about sales, recycling of paint and scaffolding and meet the local community. Time & Days: 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday.
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 Thursdays. Based in Leyton.
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: Tuesdays 10am – 1pm.
Coming soon! Carpentry & Woodworker – Based in our yard in Bakers Avenue, we will soon be offering the chance to gain some basic woodwork and carpentry skills, including sawing and sanding scaffold boards and building shelving, benches and planters.
Depending on your interests, the placements will last up to 4 months in total and will be part-time hours of 1 to 3 days weekly.
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. There is some scope for us to provide a percentage of travel costs for travel within the borough.