Volunteering & Internships
Would you like to join us?
Interested in working for an education centre promoting sustainability, justice and equity?
We offer training and development on issues surrounding peace, justice, sustainable development and global citizenship.
BPEC works with local businesses, schools, organisations, councils, communities and the general public. We rely on volunteers and interns to help run the centre and to assist with the fulfilment of our aims and activities.
Volunteers are an essential part of our team, without whom we cannot run our organisation, projects and workshops. Read on to find out more.
What does a volunteer do?
Works 4 hours per week (minimum) 12-6 Tues-Thurs/11–3 Sat
Commits to a 6-month programme
Has a defined role according to skills. This is regularly reviewed
Undergoes an induction, IT training, work plan and ongoing training
Works to a plan, manages their workload and has input on decisions
What we do?
Recruit volunteers every 6 months for specific roles and needs
Invite suitable candidates for an interview and, if successful, an induction
Provide volunteers with job descriptions and workplans
Offer guidance, support, skills development and training
Provide references for your CV or future employment
For a Volunteer application form download here
We have an opportunity for a volunteer fundraising co-ordinator download the details here
Internships: Would you like to join us on a more full time basis working up to gain knowledge and experience about working in a medium sized charity? Internships are varied depending upon projects and initiatives we are running at any given time, however you can probably expect the following:
What does an intern do?
Works on specific projects - Education, Climate Connections or Green Pages
Maintains our library & resource centre with over 2000 specialist titles
Has input on our website, e-bulletin and newsletter
Helps out on stalls at events and festivals
To be committed to our aims and values
To commit to a period of 3 months for 18 hours per week
That you can work on your own initiative
You are available between 12-6 Tues - Thurs (optional 11– 3 Sat)
You are willing to help out at talks and events in the evenings / weekends if possible
For a Internship volunteer application form download here