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Environmental Assistant

Organisation:

Keep Alexandra Clyde Beautiful

Category:

Conservation

Hours:

Evenings/Weekends

Locations:

Alexandra

Keep Alexandra Clyde Beautiful is an organisation that is affiliated to Keep New Zealand Beautiful. They are a group of volunteers that are involved with litter abatement, beautification and civic pride. They encourage the involvement of schools and service groups.

The group is involved with Clean Up New Zealand Week, the Best Street Competition and the beautification of various sites around Alexandra and Clyde such as the hanging baskets in the Golden Block and the cherry tree avenue in Clyde. 

Keep Alexandra Clyde Beautiful projects span two decades and have contributed to council owned and managed open spaces, such as Kamaka Walkway, Rail Trail tree planting, Look Out estate reserve, Linger & Die the historic themed mural.

Keen volunteered are needed for working bees which can involve garden type work, plantings, maintenance or rubbish clean-ups.  Volunteers need not necessarily commit to every working bee.  Projects are often very relaxed with the opportunity for breaks and a chat.  Volunteers bring their own tools but extras are available for use.

Within this role, volunteers gain practical skills relating to the work undertaken including planting, weeding, landscaping and maintenance, and organisation and communication skills. Volunteers can also benefit from being in a social environment with a relaxed group of fun, diverse people who enjoy each others company and working outside for a fantastic community cause.

Requirements

Interested volunteers must:

  • Have an interest in and support the main aims of the group
  • Be physically able to use various garden tools
  • Integrate well with a variety of people
  • Have a good sense of humour

Time commitment

Planting and activity days vary and are sometimes on weekends. Volunteers choose how much time they can give, all are welcome!

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

Ref: 1735


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