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Support our Trees for Reading initiative!

Advocacy / Campaigning volunteers needed for Ethical Reading

Role: Trees for Reading Volunteers

Purpose

We’re looking for one or two volunteers who are passionate about sustainability and specifically the benefits trees can bring to the urban environment to join our sustainability team. They will work with the lead director and existing volunteers to further develop and run our Trees for Reading initiative.

Description

Trees in towns and cities create a haven for wildlife, improve air quality and lock away carbon. They help to cool the air in summer and absorb heavy rains. They also create a better ambience, helping to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of people who live and work nearby.

We’re seeking volunteers with a range of previous experience, ideally including liaising with senior business decision-makers, to support our Trees for Reading initiative.

The work may include the following activities, depending on your previous experience and preferences:

  • Budgeting and financial control
  • Helping to generate new income streams for the initiative
  • Helping to run the initiative day to day
  • Liaising with fellow volunteers to provide mutual support and sense checking
  • Helping to come up with creative solutions to any issues that might arise
  • Liaising with Reading Borough Council, Reading Tree Wardens and current and potential commercial partners, supporters and collaborators
  • Helping to organise events and community engagement to raise awareness

Support given:

  • Volunteer induction and coaching
  • Regular meetings with the lead Director
  • Training on Ethical Reading (Microsoft) systems
  • Volunteers monthly meeting and monthly “Friday drinks”

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Good organisational and project management skills
  • Good numerical and budgeting skills
  • Some background in a related area (eg sustainability, urban planning, environmental sciences or arboriculture) would be helpful but is not essential
  • Comfortable using a PC and online tools including email, SharePoint and virtual meeting platforms

Time commitment:

  • 4-8 hours per week
Organisation
Contact person firstname
Gurprit Singh, Director
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07958269799
Mobile?
07958269799
Contact instructions?
email any day of the week

Location description
Working from home
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
4 to 8 hours per week
Task type?
Advocacy / Campaigning
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedPrecise and methodicalBusiness orientatedNetworkerSerious and determinedCommunicatorActivist
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Training on Ethical Reading (Microsoft) systems
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Volunteer induction and coaching, Regular meetings with the lead Director, Volunteers monthly meeting and monthly “Friday drinks”
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel & Business Expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
24 June 2021

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