Become a Community Energy Champion with support from Exeter Community Energy

Get training to advise people in your area on cutting bills and carbon emissions

Get training to advise people in your area on cutting bills and carbon emissions

The rising cost of energy is at the forefront of many Devon households’ minds right now. Further price increases are likely before winter arrives again. Meanwhile, residents want to help reduce carbon emissions. However, it can be tricky to know where to turn for advice and how to make the most efficient energy savings in the home. ECOE is training Community Energy Champions to help with these problems. Now we’re looking for more people to train!

Following the success of our first training program for ten local Energy Champions which we delivered in January-May 2022, we’ve secured funding to train a further ten volunteer Community Energy Champions.  Being an Energy Champion means supporting your friends, neighbours and communities to reduce their energy usage. You will help them become more energy efficient, helping them to save on their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.

You will receive comprehensive training on the subject of household energy, from ECOE’s in-house experts and via accredited courses run by National Energy Action.

Whilst these roles are voluntary, training can help you gain invaluable transferable skills for your career development. Also, it can provide you with the satisfaction of giving back to your community.  You may already be a key community adviser looking to diversify into energy advice. You may be new to the field, but passionate about all things green.

ECOE welcomes applications from people who can commit at least four hours per month to the role.  To find out more or to apply, contact Tara Bowers on or call 0800 772 3617.