Saturday 3rd October 10am – 3.30pm (please arrive to start at 10)
@ Greenhouse, 1 Trevelyan Terrace, High St, Bangor, LL57 1AX
Lunch and refreshments provided
Please bring a copy of your CV for the file
This day is open to all who are interested in volunteering at Greenhouse and does not commit you to anything. You can come, take part and see if the Greenhouse is for you – and if its not we will still be glad to have met you.
The Greenhouse is probably one of the longest running “community interest companies” in the UK – that means we are a not for profit social enterprise dedicated to serving the community of Bangor. The Greenhouse is a community owned building with meeting rooms, therapy room, office and hot desking space. We are not reliant on grants because we make our own income so we have a thing or two to share with the world in terms of sustainability! The focus of the Greenhouse has always been radical, progressive, grassroots action for social change with a particular commitment to environmental matters. If you think about the metaphor of a Greenhouse – new projects, enterprises and groups are like seedlings planted here to grow before being re-planted out into the community when they are strong enough to thrive.
We ask volunteers to commit a morning or afternoon per week (4 hours) to cover our reception desk, answer the phones, take bookings for rooms and handle enquiries. Full training is given. In return you can use the wifi and office facilities to do your own work while covering the desk OR if you are particularly interested in one of our projects you can help us work on them.
Our volunteer development programme is second to none – those that volunteer at the Greenhouse often find that connecting into the place and space offers surprising ways to learn, grow and get to know yourself better. A community of great people, a spirited and loving environment to hang out and a meaningful and important role in the community life of your city.
If you would like to come on Saturday 3rd please confirm you are able to attend by emailing me (Alexandra, Greenhouse Manager) on firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mobile number and I look forward to meeting you there!