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CREW Energy

CREW is a community energy group working with local people to reduce fuel poverty and carbon emissions. Mainly based in SW London (a few minutes on the train from Waterloo), CREW holds Energy Cafés in public buildings and community venues where volunteers advise people on how to reduce their bills, improve their energy efficiency and reduce their water usage at home.

Student volunteers will be trained in the best way to assist local people in meeting these aims. As a result, they will develop their knowledge base on this important subject and have the opportunity to positively impact people’s lives.

CREW is a community energy group working with local people to reduce fuel poverty and carbon emissions. Mainly based in SW London (a few minutes on the train from Waterloo), CREW holds Energy Cafés in public buildings and community venues where volunteers advise people on how to reduce their bills, improve their energy efficiency and reduce their water usage at home.

Role Aim: 

The aim of the role is to have a tangible impact on local people’s lives by reducing fuel poverty. This is achieved by advising them in an informed and personable manner to help them make a positive change.

Duties: 

The main duties for this role will involve:

- Taking part and eventually leading Energy Cafés in community venues to make an impact in the local communities in South West London.

- This will focus on engaging with local people to discuss their utility bills and how much they are paying for their energy.

- The volunteer will then work the individual to understand the best way to help them, whether by changing energy supplier, putting them in touch with an organisation that can write off some of their debt or improving energy efficiency in their home.

Skills needed: 

Willingness to learn; Comfortable speaking to member of the public; Ideally an interest in energy/environment/fuel poverty

Training: 

This will be an introduction into:

- The aims and activities of CREW

- The community we work in

- How an Energy Café works

Student volunteers will be trained in the best way to assist local people reducing their utility bills and energy/water efficiency through combined knowledge development and role play training sessions

Location: 
164 Trentham Street London SW18 5DJ
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
Mainly weekdays, Monday-Friday

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here