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Volunteer Education Assistant
About The Opportunity :

Support the Education Officer with hands on education work. Help to develop and prepare resources, support the schools and communities that we work with and prepare the Education Centre for visits. This role is particularly suited for people looking for long term volunteer

About Renewi’s Educational Outreach Programme :

Renewi is one of the largest providers of local authority waste services in the UK. Renewi work in partnership with Wakefield Council to manage the district’s waste and have built a state of the art new waste treatment facility which helps to reduce landfill, recycle more and create sustainable energy.

As part of the contract between Renewi and Wakefield Council we run a waste education programme which aims to educate the local community about the importance of recycling and caring for the environment.

We have a purpose built education centre in South Kirkby where we deliver educational events for schools and communities and also go out to visit local groups to deliver interactive workshops and talks. Last year we delivered 144 events across the Wakefield area and worked with over 4500 people.

The scope of the programme is broad, we work with adult groups, primary schools, secondary schools, scouts, guides, groups with learning disabilities and anyone who may value from our work. We also run a number of specific campaigns throughout the year which are targeted around specific issues.

What we're looking for :
  • A volunteer interested in gaining experience in supporting an Environmental Outreach programme.
  • An interest in education and engagement work is essential but specific qualifications are not
  • You need to have good interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.
  • An eye for detail
  • Training and ongoing support will be given. A DBS check will be required.
Practical considerations :
  • You will have an enthusiasm for environmental education and a desire to market our services.
  • You can volunteer during normal working hours which typically range from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday but occasional weekend and evening work is sometimes required. You can help out over a short term or long term basis although we do have some minimum requirements. We would like someone who can commit to a minimum of two hours per week over a period of at least 4 months for this role. Contact us for further information and to discuss your options.
  • We are based at Renewi, South Kirkby Business Park, Brigantian Way, South Kirkby, Pontefract, WF9 3TH. You may be able to work from home on occasions in this position.
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24th October 2019