ZERO WASTE Champion
When We Need You
From 11/02/2013 onwards
Recycling a single aluminium can will save enough energy to run a T.V. for 3 hours! Join us and support our mission to reduce waste sent to landfill. Min age 18. Deliver support and advice on composting, reuse and other activities which relate to our daily lives. As a Zero Waste Champion you will help run and attend events, workshops and meetings focused on our four main campaigns: Love Food Hate Waste, Home Composting, Recycle Now and Stop the Drop. You will be able to advise people on the best techniques for composting and recycling and on ways to manage food waste. We are very flexible. Volunteers can specialise in their own areas of interest and choose how they would like to contribute to the project. A typical session could involve: • Manning an advice stall on reducing food waste, giving tips and ideas for ways to reduce household food waste and save money. • Giving advice to a local group on planning for meals, recipe ideas, portion sizes and freezing food. • Giving a composting workshop for a local community group. The kinds of events we attend range from anything from major shows like the BBC Good Food Show to local events within the community. HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED? Ideally you should use the REGISTER INTEREST form/button below or phone us during office hours, and within 5 working days we'll send you an application form. It can take 4-6 weeks to get you started.
About The Wise Group - ZERO Waste Campaign
To promote the sustainable development of the communities in which we work by reducing the environmental impact of business, individuals & communities. To help disadvantaged people & communities to access & sustain labour market opportunities & so move into a life free of poverty. To improve & regenerate the physical environments of the communities in which we work.
Skills & Experience
You should have an interest in the environment, have good interpersonal skills, keen to learn, team worker. Own car drivers are particularly welcome but it's not necessary!
Local community areas throughout the Glasgow City Council Area.
Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Interview, Police Check, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
You will receive induction training on how to deliver information on the four Zero Waste Scotland campaigns mentioned above. There's also refresher training throughout the year and ongoing support through monthly meetings.
Marketing / PR / Media
We pay public transport rates on submission of receipts/tickets. Mileage rate is 45p per mile.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
Minimum commitment of 2 hours per month for 6 months.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
72 Charlotte Street
Contact: Eva Barry
Tel: 0141 303 3131