New events lined up for volunteer energy champions

Draught-busting training sessions for Bristol volunteers

5 September 2011

If you think you could help others in your community save energy, it’s still not too late to get involved in CSE’s latest volunteer project.

Tapping into the already well-established network of community groups and volunteer organisations across Bristol, Bristol Volunteers Get Energy offers champions the opportunity to inspire and educate friends, peers and fellow volunteers about energy efficiency.

So far around a dozen volunteers have signed up and undertaken the introductory session – and further events are planned for the end of September.

Launched this summer, Bristol Volunteers Get Energy is offering a variety of ways for volunteer champions to learn more and then pass on their skills. For example, at the start of October, the scheme will be running draught-busting training sessions.

Verity Saunders is leading the drive to recruit volunteers and said: “We’ve had a fantastic response to Bristol Volunteers Get Energy so far, and there’s still plenty of time to get involved. Each volunteer has the potential to reach dozens of people in their community, so that’s hundreds of people who could be helped to reduce their energy – and bills.”

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Find out more about the new Bristol Volunteers Get Energy project here.

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