Current volunteering opportunities

Community Volunteers

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 the East London. Have a look!

Opportunities:

Research Intern – We’re looking for a volunteer to support our business development and charity fundraising by conducting research on trending sustainability topics, specifically including the circular economy and urban regeneration. We’re looking to evidence our impact both environmentally and socially.

The volunteer will follow news stories on policy, business, industry and market trends, technological advances in a variety of industrial sectors, and other current events relating to the state of sustainability nationally and globally.

This is a great opportunity for students and professionals who want to start a career in sustainability; new volunteers looking to become exposed to the third sector and anyone desiring to build content knowledge with good writing skills. Contact sarah-jane@frponline.org.uk with your CV and a brief paragraph about your interest.

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: Wednesdays 10am – 1pm.

Carpentry & Woodworker – 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.

Duration:

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. But we understand that life happens and we are flexible.

Benefits:

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

To apply send this Volunteer Application Form at sarah-jane@frponline.org.uk

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