Could you be a waste reduction champion?

Would you like to meet new people, learn new skills and share your knowledge and know-how with your local community? If so, Hampshire County Council is looking for volunteer ‘champions’ to help encourage others to reduce the waste they throw away.

Hampshire residents create over a tonne of waste per household per year. Reducing the amount of waste we all throw away has environmental benefits and can save you money too.

Since 2015, the Smart Living Champions have volunteered over 500 hours of their time to support over 100 events, speaking to 4000 people about reducing food waste and home composting. Their work has contributed towards reducing Hampshire’s food waste by 8,000 tonnes – that’s 1,300 elephants!

The type of activities you could be involved in as a Champion are:

Giving talks to community groups, students and businesses

Attending local events and shows to provide tips and advice to local residents.

Contributing to articles for websites, community newsletters and the local media.

The Council is looking for volunteers to help spread the word on how families can save as much as £60 per month by making the most of the food they buy, throwing away less and trying out home composting.

Champions will be fully trained and involved in passing on tips and advice to help local residents reduce the amount of waste created in Hampshire.


Good communication skills


  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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This opportunity is available in the following areas:

County Wide

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