Zero Waste Area Committee

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What is the Zero Waste Area?

The Zero Waste Area has been established in the Union Shop as a new initiative for 2019-20 with funding from NUS Student Eats.

A zero waste shop, in essence, is a plastic-free shop. Our Zero Waste Area is part of our Union Shop and sells wholefoods and other eco-friendly products completely plastic free!

We are now looking for a team of student volunteers to act as a steering group / committee, helping staff decide what products should be stocked, and where profits should be spent. The Zero Waste Area is a social enterprise and all profits will be used for social and/or environmental purposes (this may include reinvestment back into the enterprise).

What can you get out of being involved in this project?

Are you interested in nutrition and health promotion? This experience will create an ideal starting point for building up your CV in this area.
You could also gain experience in marketing, food safety, food hygiene and display, customer service, and teamwork.

You will be provided with advice and guidance on the finance side of the enterprise which will also improve your skills in these areas.

Working as part of a team can help you make friends and improve mental health and wellbeing.


If you're interested, please sign up here and we'll be in touch with more details.

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Required Role

Zero Waste Area Committee

Key responsibilities

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Desirable Skills

  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Team Work

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • IT, Computers and Web Skills
  • Marketing
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Practical
  • Problem solving
  • Project Management
  • Teaching and training
  • Team Work
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a month

Start Date: 11-09-2019

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Fylde Rd, Preston PR1 7BY, UK

To one-click apply for this opportunity you need to have completed the following:

  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up