The London Community Resource Network are now recruiting for their next intake of volunteers on their REalise programme. It might not be a job, but they hope that the skills volunteers gain will help them become more employable and gain a foothold in the environmental charity sector. See below for more info and how to apply:
The REalise programme is a two year programme funded by Trust for London and the London Reuse Network which aims to improve employment opportunities for people aged 16-24, by providing in house training at the London Community Resource Network (LCRN) and work placements in our membership of Community Waste Member Organisations. Are you interested in working within the Environmental Charity sector? If so, we are looking to recruit you.
The aims of the REalise programme are to;
1. Recruit and train 2-4 volunteers a month in-house at LCRN in basic work and social enterprise skills, and then find, develop and broker work placements in the LCRN membership, just for you. Though youth focused, other far-from-work groups such as ex-offenders will also be included.
2. Tackle issue of under representation of minority communities within the community resource sector and help bolster the representation from these communities in the running of the sector. Though not entirely focused on minority communities, the Programme is especially interested to hear from volunteers with these backgrounds.
We will be there to support you the whole way through your training with us, into your work placement then in the continued search for paid work. We aim to get as many as possible into work in the community resource sector or at least give you the skills and experience to make finding employment in the wider field of sustainability a more real prospect. This is an ongoing programme, so you can apply to take part in the programme at any time over the next 2 years.
As a volunteer you will gain;
• Free tailored IT training course through Happy Computers with accreditation
• One month’s part time office experience at LCRN
• Improved basic employment skills (CV writing, interview technique, IT)
• Basic training in key transferable skills
• Specialist training in sustainability and resource management
• Work placement matched to your skills and desires (minimum 1 month)
• Contacts within the industry
• Improved employability
• Job Application information and support
• Continued support in finding paid employment
• References provided on completion of the training and work placement
• Progress Certificate
• Expenses covered