Information Monitoring Assistant



Project Overview
Action 21 carries out various diverse re-use and recycling activities such as bicycle refurbishment, waste metals segregation, clothes and furniture collection and reselling, re-use of donated fabrics, books and music, testing and reselling electrical goods.

The environmental impact of each individual activity is not currently measured.

On this basis we require a new monitoring system to be formulated and set up to measure the environmental impact of each of our activities.


Volunteer tasks

  • Research and document our current re-use and recycling activities
  • Understand the nature of the environmental impact of each individual activity
  • Formulate a system to monitor the ongoing outcome from each process
  • Put in place a simple reporting system for each process


Skills/previous experience sought

  • Very good level of literacy
  • Experience of researching and writing up information
  • Good computer skills – knowledge of MS Office an advantage
  • Able to use own initiative, work independently and meet deadlines.

Minimum age: 18

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Excellent work experience, especially for people pursuing a career in community/charity work or the environmental field. You will be able to develop research and data analysis skills, and build up a portfolio of information.
  • Expenses: We believe that volunteers should not be out of pocket for giving their time and effort and so we make a contribution to volunteers’ travel expenses. There’s also refreshments available.
  • On the job training and support is provided, including review sessions to check you’re enjoying your volunteering placement and that your needs are being met
  • You’ll be part of the wider network of Action 21 volunteers, receiving regular updates and information on our projects.

Times needed:

  • Weekdays
  • Volunteers usually commit to a minimum of 1 shift of 3 ½ hours per week (9:30am-1pm or 1pm-4:30pm) but please speak to us about your circumstances are there is some flexibility.
  • The ability to commit to a minimum of three months in the role is necessary.



  • The Action 21 office at the Re-Useful Centre

Enquire about role