eWaste workshop assistant

ID: 121867
  • Disability Services
  • Regular - more than 6 months
  • Accessible

About this opportunity

EWaste Connection is a social enterprise established to provide skills, support and friendship through electrical waste recycling. Our aim is to be a community resource, offering valuable work experience for individuals with disability or disadvantaged background, and volunteering opportunities for people in Brisbane’s western suburbs.
• Assist people with a disability to be able to participate in work
• Provide real world exposure to work and social skills training
• Provide social experiences and build relationships in an inclusive environment
• To reduce the amount of e- waste being disposed of as land fill

The role of our volunteers is to engage with our participants with a disability to encourage them as they work on the disassembly of ewaste. This may involve assisting in selecting an item to recycle, identifying tools needed (mainly manual screwdrivers) and making suggestions regarding how to dismantle items. Participants may need help in correctly sorting parts.

You will need to assist in ensuring that safety protocols are followed and help to keep the workshop clean and clear of obstacles.

You may also deal with the public as they arrive to donate ewaste items.

We try to make the workshop as much like a work place as possible so that our participants can gain valuable work skills. We also try to make it as fun and social as possible, in order to build social skills and confidence.

Through recycling we are not only keeping ewaste our of landfill, but we are building friendships in the community. You can be part of this process and see yourself and others grow in self confidence and gain skills that may have previously been thought impossible. It is truly rewarding to part of this process and to contribute to the lives of others in a positive way.

Good for

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18

Additional requirements

  • National Police Certificate*
  • Working with Children Check*
• No experience necessary
• On job training/induction provided
• No electrical/electronic background required
• All we ask is you bring a positive attitude
• Preparedness to interact with disabled participants

Ideally, you will be required to commit to a regular attendance of one shift per week which is either 3 hours (mornings) or 2 hours (afternoons) at our workshop in Kenmore.

* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.

Time required

One of: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings (9am to 12pm), Wednesday afternoon (3pm to 5pm) or Saturday (2pm to 4pm)

Interested in
  • Companionship & Social Support

Provided on the job

Kenmore Hills, QLD