The Warehouse building has a number of different things going on as those who visit it regularly will no doubt be aware. The Warehouse Café, One Earth Shop and Sprockets Cycles are all open to the public. There is also a meeting room available to hire, and a number of other organisations (for example, CND) rent office space from us in parts of the building more hidden from view.
At the heart of the Warehouse is Birmingham Friends of the Earth (BFOE) reception which acts as a signpost for users as well as providing a wealth of information and resources and a small gift shop selling recycled and fair trade products. Whilst we get lots of interest from people wanting to volunteer their time to work on reception in the week, we urgently need help with Saturdays, both in the morning and afternoon, typically 10 till 1 or 1 till 5.
The role mainly involves being a friendly welcoming face to visitors, directing people to the right part of the building, answering queries in person and by telephone and operating a very old till, possibly dating back to prehistoric times. It would suit someone with an interest in the environment, who enjoys working with members of the public and is happy to work independently. Induction and training would be given and we pay all travel expenses.
If you're looking to help a worthy cause then your time and energy would be much appreciated by everyone here at Birmingham Friends of the Earth. Please contact Phil Burrows on 0121 632 6909 for more details.