Do you want to help your neighbors save on their energy bills? Become an Energy Fixer at Energiefixers071!
What do the Energiefixers071 do?
The Energiefixers071 talk to residents about what they can do to save energy in their home and how they can gain better insight into their energy consumption. Energiefixers071 also work with local residents to install radiator foil, radiator ventilators, LED-bulbs and water saving showerheads, to name a few. By working together in the neighborhood, something negative such as a high energy bill is converted into a positive action. This helps the neighborhood as a whole! In 2023, Energiefixers071 managed to 'fix' a total of 200 houses. Leiden residents thus saved an average of €500 per household per year! Read more about our activities on www.energiefixers071.nl.
How can you help?
We are still looking for volunteers for the upcoming project in February and March. Energiefixers are volunteers who help neighbors implement energy-saving measures. You always work in pairs, so even if you have no DIY experience, you can help others and learn something new!
What do you get in return?
The Energiefixers071 team consists of a diverse group who speak different languages. This is also your opportunity to learn and practice Dutch in a working environment. Fun is paramount and that is why we have a joint kick-off meeting on Thursday evening 8 February and a delicious lunch every saturday during our fixing days. An optional volunteering compensation is 5 euros per hour.
We will be working in Leiden ZuidWest for 6 Saturdays in February and March. A team of two Energiefixers visit two houses per day; one in the morning and one after lunch. We hope to help 100 homes in total to save on their energy bills. A visit takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. Not always available? No problem. You can also come and help for 1 day or even half a day!
Energy coach training
Beside training-on-the-job, you can also follow a training course to become a recognized 'Energy coach for tenants' via Energiefixers071! Normally this training costs €299, but through us you can do this course for free.
Do you want to volunteer?
You can sign up by sending your interest to email@example.com or via WhatsApp or mobile to Bart Groeneweg: 06 - 40228067. Provide your name, email address and preferred Saturdays in February and March.
Information evening at Huis van de Buurt Vogelvlucht
On Thursday, February 8 between 7 and 9 p.m. we will have an information evening at Huis van de Buurt Vogelvlucht in Leiden ZuidWest, where we will share our instructions with the volunteers while enjoying a drink and a snack. Feel free to join us!
This project is possible thanks to Leiden Municipality, Fonds 1818 and Druckerfonds