KPC Volunteer Opportunities

 

Kinning Park Complex relies on the work of volunteers to keep the centre running and to deliver our programme of activities. To keep developing the building and its community KPC has received funding from the Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CFF) and from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to create a number of different volunteering positions.

All volunteer roles can receive travel expenses, training and an induction, as well as the opportunity to earn a Community Achievement Award (recognised qualification) if you volunteer for more than 40 hours.

Volunteering with ‘Waste Not Want’

Waste Not Want is KPC’s main project this year and aims to reduce carbon emissions and turn the KPC into a zero-waste building, providing tasty & healthy intercepted food and meals to the local community through the KPCafé on Social Sundays, Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings; create & provide wider community learning about recycling, up-cycling, reducing and re-purposing waste through classes, workshops, videos, info-graphics and play-kits; and accredited volunteering opportunities through KPC's partnership with Kelvin College by supporting volunteers through a Community Achievement Award

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following roles:

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Kitchen / KPCafé volunteers:

KPC runs two weekly pay-what-you-want meals on Thursday evenings and on Sunday lunchtime as part of the Social Sunday, and is now also opening an informal café style drop-in on Tuesday during the day. We need volunteers to help the resident Chef Danny and team prepare food in the kitchen and distribute excess food to local food banks, set up and break down the hall during these times, and/or help welcome & orientate people and serve tables on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Arts and Crafts /Workshop volunteers:

On Sundays and Thursday evenings resident Artist Elena will run free recycling and up-cycling themed arts and crafts workshops reusing and re-purposing materials that would otherwise go to waste. We’re looking for crafty (or craft-enthusiast) volunteers to help with supporting and sharing their skills with participants in these workshops.

Waste & Sustainability Officer Jon will be using specialist equipment and machinery to re-purpose plastic, glass, paper, wood and metal to make useful objects for the building and community. We’re looking for handy and hands-on volunteers to help him sort and manage waste streams, assist in the making of re-purposed objects and assist people to fix and mend electric goods at the regular Repair Café.

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Communications, media and learning materials volunteers:

We’re looking for skilled or enthusiastic volunteers in graphic design, illustration, film, photography, social media, data gathering & analysis, sound & radio, journalism, blogging or ‘vlogging’ to assist and work with Communications Officer Clare to help us document and spread the word about the Waste Not Want Project at KPC, monitor and evaluate participation and changes in attitude or behaviours in reducing waste, and produce carbon literacy learning materials for community members and/or building users of all ages and backgrounds.

Other Volunteering Opportunities

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Garden Volunteers:

KPC garden is being rebuilt as a herb and sensory garden, and will continue to need ongoing maintenance (weeding, watering, sweeping, tidying, re-potting/planting). If you’ve got some spare time during the week or on Sundays, have green fingers, or simply enjoy hands-on work and being outdoors then please get in touch.

Fundraising Volunteers:

We are always looking for volunteers to help plan and run fundraising events such as our new members evenings. The KPC fundraising volunteers will be supported by the KPC Office Team.

Musicians:

We’re always looking for folks that can brighten up our Social Sundays, KPCafé on Thursday evenings, and other community events. If you fancy bringing your voice, decks, an instrument, or playing on our piano then please get in touch.

If you have some time to spare and would like to get involved at Kinning Park please fill in your information here: www.volunteerwithus.kinningparkcomplex.org or email volunteer@kinningparkcomplex.org