Let’s Waste Less Volunteers encourage people in their local community to reduce the amount of waste they throw away; this could be via composting, food waste reduction, recycling more, reusing or repairing items or not generating the waste in the first place.
Anyone can be a Lets Waste Less Volunteer! You do not have to be an expert in waste prevention as you will receive training on all aspects of waste before the start of any activities, you just need plenty of enthusiasm!
You can specialise and concentrate on one area of waste reduction such composting, food waste, repairing or fashion waste, or you can advise on all aspects of waste reduction – it's up to you!
We would ideally like you to try to commit to around 30 hours a year but this includes all travel, training and preparation time, some of it could be time spent posting on social media or writing articles. Many of our volunteers continue their voluntary work long after they reach this target however this is not compulsory. You will be required to submit a log of the work done so that we can ensure a wide range of activities are being carried out across the county.
You will need to commit to your initial training as well as occasional meetings and further training, some of this will be online and some in person. We’re able to offer training in a wide range of areas and if you would like to focus on something specific we can try to accommodate that. All travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed to you.
How do I apply?
In the first instance contact Resource Futures, who are running the Lets Waste Less Volunteer programme on behalf of Worcestershire County Council.
They can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
They will send you an application form which you can fill in and return and that will begin the process.
The initial training takes place over 1-2 days (usually a weekend) and you will be given a basic grounding on all aspects of waste prevention and recycling as well as tips on how to communicate with the public.
Having an event? Do you want the LWL volunteers to attend?
If you are having an event at your school or in your community and would like the Lets Waste less volunteers to attend to promote waste and recycling to your visitors please contact: