Home Energy Volunteer
When We Need You
From 22/09/2010 onwards
Alness Transition Town Group (ATTG) was established in 2008 to raise awareness of the twin challenges of peak oil and climate change and to provide encouragement and support to help Alness to evolve into a sustainable community. In 2009, ATTG became part of the Community Powerdown Consortium; a network of Scottish villages, towns and islands that are workig towards reducing their dependence on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. The Alness Home Energy Project was launched in 2010 to provide free and impartial energy efficiency advice to households in Alness and surroundign areas. Qualified Home Energy Advisors offer free home visits to provide professional yet personal service to help people save energy and money whilst also saving the planet. Home Energy Volunteers will help promote the Home Energy Advice Service in the local community as well as carry out home energy checks.
About Alness Transition Town Group
Working on four deliverables - sustainable transport, domestic energy, local food and awareness raising in schools. Actively investigating suitable proejcts and including the community.
Skills & Experience
- committed and enthusiastic, with a willingness to learn - friendly and approachable with good communication skills - ability to complete a level 2 qualification and fill out simple surveys - reliable and responsible in providing basic advice to householders - enjoy working as part of a team
The Home Energy Project is based at the West End Community Centre, Firhill, Alness, although the volunteering will be carried out across Alness.
Volunteers will need to successfully complete a City & Guilds Level 2 qualification. This qualification is not appropriate to people under the age of 16 years.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, References
Training and Induction Details
All volunteers will be given initial induction relating to organisation and project. A City & Guilds Level 2 qualification in Energy Awareness will be funded as part of the opportunity - this involves 3 days of learning and one day of assessment.
Advice / Information giving
All reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be reimbursed providing original tickets/receipts are kept. Mileage will be reimbursed at a rate of 40p per mile. Expenses reimbursed weekly or after each day as required.
Frequency & Commitment
Flexible - between 5-10 hours per week for up to 6 months if required. Minimum commitment of 3 months would be preferable.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Bridgend Business Park
Contact: Highland Third Sector Partnership