Are you passionate about recycling? Green transport? Making things more accessible?
Do you want to get out and about in your local community whilst giving a helping hand?
The Tamfourhill Tenants and Residents Organisation are looking for volunteers to help with a new Project which aims to support people who don’t have access to the recycling centre due to lack of access to a car or other accessibility barriers.
In order to enable people to get rid of rubbish and recycling, our team of volunteers will visit houses which have booked a collection, pick up waste, transport it onto e-cargo bikes and then load up a van which will be driven to the recycling centre.
This will not only keep the area cleaner in terms of waste, it will also reduce emissions by limiting car trips to the recycling centre and promote cargo bikes as a travel option.
This will ensure Camelon and Tamfourhill is a cleaner community for everyone and tackle social isolation.
Volunteers are needed in x2 roles:
Note: If you are interested in becoming an E-Cargo Bike volunteer, Forth Environment Link will be providing training so you can cycle with confidence (even if you have never ridden an e-bike before!).
The project will initially run for 4 x 2 week blocks (8 weeks in total) in September and November 2023 and then January and March 2024, so, we are looking for people who can volunteer for a minimum of 4 days (weekdays or weekend days - days meaning 4/5 hours onsite) during the 8 month project.
Volunteers will be safety briefed by Tamfourhill Tenants and Residents Organisation and PPE will be provided. All volunteers will also be well supported throughout and there will be a ‘on call’ volunteer available to help, advise and solve any issues.
All walking and cycling during collections will be on residential streets.
If you are interested in this role please contact Babs McCool, Project Support Volunteer via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 07746 073782
Tamfourhill Community Hub SCIO is operated on a not-for-profit basis and, and is a registered charity with OSCR Scottish charity regulator. We support Tamfourhill in every way we can, with the objective of improving and protecting community life. The Committee is responsible for the bookings, maintenance, marketing, financial management and security of the Hub. We would be delighted to welcome any volunteers who would like to help with the management of the Hub. If you have any free time and would like to be involved, then please get in touch. We regularly host a variety of community functions including classes, pantomimes, dinners and fun days. The Tamfourhill Hub space can be utilized in several ways and we would be delighted to discuss accommodating almost all community events. The hall boasts a complete range of services for your function including soft play and inflatable hire. Contact us for up to date let prices.
Experience required: - Friendly and able to chat to residents or other volunteers during collections
- Team Work
E-Cargo Bike Volunteers should be able to ride a bike but full training will be provided to use the e-cargo bikes and experience is not needed.
Travel details: The opportunity will happen mostly in the areas of Camelon where car ownership is lowest, plus other parts of Camelon and Tamfourhill, areas which lie on the western edge of Falkirk. The project is based in Tamfourhill Community Hub. Volunteers will be paid expenses for travel by public transport (there is a train station in Camelon as well as bus services). There is also parking at Tamfourhill Community Hub.
Minimum age: 16
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses paid daily or fortnightly depending on when or for how long the volunteer is involved.
This opportunity is also advertised across Falkirk.