You can volunteer throughout the year as a Green Impact Project Assistant or for one day in April as a Green Impact Auditor.
Green Impact Project Assistants
You'll provide support to your department's team completing by:
- motivating teams to achieve higher awards
- explaining how Green Impact works and how to complete criteria
- completing actions
- communicating and promoting Green Impact
Project assistants are recruited and trained at the start of the academic year and assigned to teams. Volunteering hours are flexible and vary depending on the needs of the teams as well as your own workload, but you must complete at least 25 hours to achieve the Big Essex Award.
The 2016-17 programme has now ended. The programme will start again in the new 2017-18 academic year.
Green Impact Auditors
Each year, typically in late April or early May, we look for volunteer auditors to visit Green Impact teams and conduct audits. Each auditor will be fully trained on the skills and content of auditing during the first half of the day. Auditors will then complete one or more audit putting their newly developed skills into practice. An audit takes between one and two hours to complete depending on the size of the department.
By becoming a volunteer auditor you can:
- gain experience and skills associated with auditing through training approved by the IEMA
- make a positive impact to your local community
- improve your CV and gain valuable employability skills
- discover more about sustainability issues
No technical knowledge is needed! Full training will be provided to fit in with any learning or access requirements. All you need is an interest, enthusiasm and commitment.
How to apply
More details will be available nearer the time.
If you’ve got queries about the auditor process, contact the University’s Sustainability Project Assistant, Daisy Malt email@example.com