Auditing volunteering – Professional development opportunity

We need Green Impact auditors!  Expressions of interest due Friday 10 August 2018

Green Impact is a staff change and engagement program that is being trialled at La Trobe this year. The program helps people understand sustainability and social responsibility, shows them what they can do to make a difference and supports them in achieving these actions.

 

Auditing

A vital part of the project is auditing team actions to see what has been achieved across the organisation. To achieve this, we are looking for volunteer auditors to visit staff Green Impact teams and conduct audits.

Each auditor will be fully trained on the skills and content of auditing through a half-day of training. Auditors will then complete one or more audits putting their newly developed skills into practice. An audit should take between one and two hours to complete depending on the size of the department.

 

Professional development opportunities!

 If you want to:

  • gain the skills and knowledge associated with auditing?
  • make a positive impact in your local community?
  • improve your CV and gain valuable employability skills?
  • do a course that is IEMA[1] approved?
  • have a fun day learning practical skills and meet like-minded people?
  • find out more about sustainability issues? 

…then you’re the kind of person we want!


What skills do I need?                                              
No technical knowledge is needed! Full training will be provided – all you need is an interest, enthusiasm and commitment!

***Training and audits will take place on Thursday 4 October2018***

 

How do I apply?

If you’re eager to get involved with Green Impact in an auditing capacity, please outline your interest in this opportunity in no more than 250 words.

Please email your application to Sustainability@latrobe.edu.au by COB Friday 10 August 2018. 

More About Green Impact

Green Impact is new to Australia, with many Unis piloting the program this year. The program is a simple and fun way to engage staff in direct sustainability actions on campus, and La Trobe has 16 teams, with over 100 people registered this year. Each year awards are given to teams within each organisation, adding light competition and a useful way of inspiring and recognising achievements.

Students receive training to enable them to support and verify each program, aiding their own understanding of sustainability and social justice as well as their professional development. All departments participating in Green Impact are audited to verify their level of achievement… and this is where you come in!

Over 400 organisations have used the model to date to reach more than 100,000 people, 20,000 of whom have actively taken part in the program. Over 2,500 students have been trained and participated too. For more information visit www.nus.org.uk/greenimpact.