Volunteer to help run our society and our hydro scheme

Some great new volunteers have got involved with Reading Hydro in the past year. However, we’d still appreciate some more people. Does one of the roles below sound like you? If so please email volunteer@readinghydro.org. Don’t be put off if you couldn’t cover all the tasks in a role description.

Compliance team

  • Insurance lead – to make sure that Reading Hydro maintains appropriate insurance cover and to advise on whether any new activities to be undertaken are insured. Role description
  • Compliance document manager – to keep documents like risk assessments, health & safety manual and roles descriptions organised and available to people that need them.

People team

  • People lead – to maintain the supportive culture of Reading Hydro, and to ensure that volunteers are recruited and supported, and concerns are followed up. Supports other volunteers in the People team. Role description.

communications and Education team

  • Visits coordinator – to organise visits for members and other people interested in Reading Hydro. Role description.
  • Events coordinator – to arrange for Reading Hydro to have an active presence at local events.
  • Teachers and others with education experience – to help develop, review and deliver our education programme.
  • Communication materials manager – to keep all our communications materials organised and up-to-date.

Operations and maintenance team

  • Clearance leads and assistants – to stop debris from blocking the inlets to the turbines through both scheduled and emergency clearing – ideally volunteers who live or work near the site. Watch a video on what’s involved with being on the clearance team: https://youtu.be/o0M46AAwgn4, and take a look at the Role description for a Clearance lead.

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If you support Reading Hydro’s aims, you can join our Community Benefit Society to stay in the loop with what we’re doing, and have a say in how the Society is operated through voting at our AGMs. Simply contact us, putting ‘membership’ in the subject headline. It costs £1 to become a member.

Reading Hydro Members at 2018 AGM