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.
These could include learning and assisting with recycling through our Green Office project; being part of a team and gaining experience in retail and customer service through The Paint Place; or getting outdoors and making an impact in the community through conservation work or food growing. You will be supported by our project team, who will have regular chats with you and help answer any questions.
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.