Sustainability Volunteering Opportunities

University of Bristol Opportunities

Volunteering with the University's sustainability department offers a great, time-flexible way to gain a range of transferable skills as well as experience in the environmental sector. We currently have the following opportunities:  

Green Labs – Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Volunteers (LEAV) 

Green Labs is looking for students with lab experience and a passion for sustainability to conduct lab assessments for the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) as well as helping us gauge the sustainability of scientific research across the University. For more information and application details, please see the attached LEAV_Role_Description (Office document, 68kB).

Climate Action Bristol Volunteer

The University’s Sustainability team is looking for volunteers to be involved in an innovative project which aims to help businesses in Bristol to tackle the climate emergency. The volunteer role will help assess the sustainability of a business with the aid of an on-line action-planning tool. This supports businesses to explore their impacts and sets out a wide range of actions from energy use through to advocacy.  For more information and application details, please see the attached Climate Action Bristol Volunteer (Office document, 15kB).

Pop Up Events for the Bristol Big Give 

We will be running pop-up stalls to raise awareness of this project and get more donations from students. The aim is to engage students and ensure they are aware of this project happening In December-January, as well as at the end of the academic year. For more information and application details, please see the attached Pop_Up_Events_for_the_Bristol_Big_Give (Office document, 23kB).

Bristol SU Volunteering

Are your students interested in sustainability and want to take action in the local community? Bristol SU is home to 14 student-led volunteering projects and a large number of clubs and societies that are working in this area. From reducing food waste, helping the homeless and supporting refugees to conservation and community gardening, there is something for everyone. Students can even get support to start their own volunteering project

Students can also browse through hundreds of charities and community groups looking to recruit volunteers via the Bristol SU websiteFor opportunities delivered straight to your inbox, sign up to the Bristol SU Volunteering newsletter.

Sustainability Careers

Volunteering is often an essential way to find a way into a career in Sustainability, but there is advice from the Careers Service and each year there is a Sustainability Careers week (usually February) details at Careers Service Events .

External Opportunities

Bristol Energy Champion

Bristol Energy Network’s vision is for every neighbourhood in Bristol to have an ‘Energy Champion’ - a local person to turn to for energy advice who would champion energy saving in their community. Training will be provided to Energy Champions to help enable them to support energy groups in the city, work with community groups wanting to run energy programmes or to start their own projects.  For more information and application details, please see the attached Bristol_Energy_Champion (Office document, 39kB).

Assistant thermal-imaging surveyors

The Cold Homes Energy efficiency Survey Experts (C.H.E.E.S.E) Project are looking for volunteers to help with Heatview™ thermal surveys of people's homes.  For more information and application details, please see the attached CHEESE (PDF, 419kB)

 

 

 

Become a LEAV

Sign-up to be a LEAV 2020. For more information and application details visit our webpage.

Check out Bristol SU's website for further volunteering opportunities.

Are you interested in sustainability and want to take action in the local community? Volunteering offers a great, time-flexible way to gain a range of transferable skills and experience working in the environmental sector. Please find internal and external opportunities below:

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