A group from Transition Bath got together at The Grapes in Westgate Street on Sunday 15 October to welcome an impressive 17 new volunteers to its eco fold.
Transition Bath is a charity largely staffed by volunteers and the new people who have joined will help us achieve our goals of reducing carbon emissions and making Bath a healthier city to live in. The new volunteer roles include a transport vlogger, a role liaising with and co-ordinating volunteers, clean air researchers, project researchers, those helping with writing funding opportunities, those helping with the e-bike scheme, website and social media communication roles, guerrilla gardeners and a wild food educator.
Trustees welcomed everybody with drinks and nibbles – with the atmospheric sounds of the live jazz band playing below resonating through the floor – and spoke to the group about the work of the charity and their individual contributions. The work of Transition Bath covers many different areas – from transport initiatives to community food projects – and it is invaluable for volunteers working in different areas to meet up in person and share their motivation and stories. Volunteers come from all different walks of life but have a common aim – to give Bath a cleaner and more sustainable future.