Sustainability 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:
University of Bristol Sustainability
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 LEAF_Volunteer_Role_Description (Office document, 69kB)
Green Impact Project Assistant (GIPA)
The GIPA role is for students who want to take action to improve sustainability within the University by helping departments to complete sustainable actions and achieve their Green Impact Award. Specific activities of each GIPA will depend upon the assigned department’s objectives.
This opportunity is not currently open.
Climate Action Bristol Volunteer
Climate Action Bristol (CAB) is an innovative project placing student volunteers with local organisations to develop and implement Climate Action Plans. The volunteer role will help assess the sustainability of an organisation with the aid of our bespoke on-line tool, supporting organisations to explore their impacts and therefore set out a wide range of actions, from energy use through to advocacy, to take climate action.
This opportunity is not currently open.
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).
University of Bristol SU & Careers Service
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 website. For opportunities delivered straight to your inbox, sign up to the Bristol SU Volunteering newsletter.
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 .
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).
Energy Pledges Volunteer
Bristol Energy Network are seeking a volunteer to help record EnergyPledges. These are collected at events and allow people to capture what they want to do to help Bristol become carbon-neutral. For more information and application details, please see the attached BEN_Energy_Pledges_Volunteer (Office document, 21kB).
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)