Energy Information & Awareness volunteer
When We Need You
From 01/09/2009 onwards
ALIenergy has been awarded funding from the Climate Challenge Fund, to develop the Argyll Energy Information and Awareness Project over the next two years. The project involves the establishment of a network of drop-in energy information and advice points, in seven locations around Argyll and Lomond, i.e. in Dunoon, Lochgilphead, Bute, Islay, Mull, Balloch and Cairndow. Each information/advice point will be hosted by a partner organisation and staffed by a mixture of organisation staff and volunteers. In addition to the drop-in facilities, the project also involves working with local community groups to raise awareness of climate change and energy saving issues; identify and deliver energy saving activities that each community prioritises and help and support each community to develop their own energy saving and renewable energy projects. ALIenergy is looking for volunteers to help raise awareness of energy issues within their community; to promote community involvement; build community capacity on responding to energy issues and to support community action on energy saving. This may include giving talks and presentations to community groups; helping to organise and run events; distributing energy saving information and DIY Home Energy Check leaflets and giving some advice and information on energy efficiency in the home.
About Argyll, Lomond and the Isles Energy (ALIenergy)
Skills & Experience
An interest in climate change issues and energy saving. Good communication skills and an ability and willingness to engage with other people within their community to raise awareness of energy saving and what each individual can do to reduce their carbon
Opportunities are available in Dunoon, Lochgilphead, Mull, Islay, Bute, Balloch, Cairndow – at different locations within each community. Most activity is expected to be very local to the volunteer’s home base but help will be provided regarding transport where this is required (i.e. lifts will be arranged). Travel and subsistence costs will be reimbursed.
Application Form, Informal Chat, Police Check
Advice / Information giving
Travel costs at public transport rates and a mileage rate of 20p per mile. Volunteers can be reimbursed on a weekly basis but must produce evidence of spend –i.e. a note of the reason for travel and mileage incurred; receipts/tickets if available.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
No minimum age has been specified for this opportunity
Opportunity Provided By
Contact: Dr Mandie Currie
Tel: 01631 569195/565183