Who we are
Who we are In a nutshell:
Action 21 aims to raise awareness of the climate crisis, to promote sustainable living and to reduce the environmental impact of the local community. We do this by running a second-hand shop which sells donated items to save them from landfill. The income raised is used to support the business and promote other local sustainability-themed projects.
Action 21 was set up by members of the Leamington and Warwick community to put sustainable development into p
Action 21 is looking for volunteer trustees with an interest in sustainability to strengthen the diversity of its current board and to fill a number of skills gaps.
Who we are
We are a volunteer-based registered charity which aims to reduce waste, promote reuse, increase knowledge, and support our community in living more sustainably.
Action 21 was set up in 1996 by members of the Leamington and Warwick communities to put sustainable development into practice at a local level. Over the years it has organised many projects to promote sustainability and income came from statutory funds, charitable trusts and membership fees as well as self-generated income. Nowadays the main source of our revenue comes from the sale of donated goods and bikes at The ReUseful Centre in Court Street, South Leamington where our volunteers PAT test small electrical items and we have a separate unit for the refurbishment of donated bicycles. We also support a bi-weekly free craft club which offers artistic solutions to re-using every day items
sourced from our shop.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Action 21 responsible for ensuring that the organisation has a clear strategy, that it remains true to its original vision, and that it complies with all necessary rules and legal obligations.
We welcome applicants from prospective trustees with expertise in the following areas:
– Human resources: overseeing our policies on the recruitment and management of employees and volunteers
– Promotion: publicising the mission and work of Action 21 and promoting our values
– Property: finding new premises, negotiating leases and liaising with our landlord
Previous experience as a trustee is not necessary.
What it involves
Fancy a new challenge as Trustee of a local charity?
This is an unpaid role. The trustees meet about ten times a year on a weekday evening. The meetings take place by zoom or face to face and last about an hour. Trustees may undertake other tasks depending on their area of responsibility. Trustees are encouraged to visit the Re-Useful Centre and some of them do volunteer shifts there.
What it brings
Action 21 trustees:
– Contribute to the local community
– Help to promote awareness of sustainable living
– Develop skills as a trustee
If you would like more information, send a message to Belinda Pyke at [email protected]. Have a look too at our website https://www.action21.co.uk/ and follow us on Facebook @Action21(2010)Ltd.