Volunteering opportunities

When you graduate you will be joining thousands of students each trying to find their first graduate position in the environment sector. Employers are looking for candidates who stand out from the crowd, who have developed their skills, abilities and ambitions and who are not afraid to get involved. Volunteering and extra-curricular activities can help you achieve and demonstrate this.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved with practical sustainability at London Metropolitan University.  By volunteering, you can:

  • gain new, practical skills and develop your confidence
  • make a positive contribution to the Universities
  • meet new people and develop your network
  • build your CV
  • Do something different!

Learn skills in environmental auditing, improve your CV and gain valuable employability skills with course that is IEMA approved!

The opportunity

London Metropolitan University has opportunities for students to attend free environmental auditing training sessions. Green Impact is an environmental change and engagement programme with an awards element, run across the UK and now internationally by the National Union of Students. There are currently over 200 organisations on- and off-campus across the UK taking part in Green Impact. 

Description

You will receive a 3-hour training session approved by IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment), teaching you about the Green Impact programme and environmental auditing. You will then immediately put your new skills into practice by conducting a number of audits. 
 

Skills that you will learn/develop include time management, teamwork and communication. You will also receive further resources including information on career development, further reading and a recommendation letter from NUS.

The commitment

One full day, comprising:

  • 3 hour training session
  • At least 2 hours conducting audits

What skills do I need?

No technical knowledge is needed. Full training will be provided to fit in with any learning or access requirements. 

If you have all the information you need about this role, please fill in the application form below and send it to sustainability@londonmet.ac.uk. Please note, auditors will be selected from this application. 

Auditor application form 2018

TRAID Charity in conjunction with London Metropolitan University Sustainability Team is offering an opportunity to our students to take part in exciting project.

About the project:

It is a window installation.

The key to a successful window installation project is that the theme of the project is on sustainability, textile waste, or focussed on an aspect of the textile supply chain eg. Workers' rights, ethics, consumption, globalisation etc. so the project is having a link between the students work and TRAID. 

To support the theme for a project set by London Metropolitan University that ties in with the ethos of TRAID by a TRAID visit to give a talk on sustainability/consumption etc., a visit to a TRAID shop or to our TRAID clothes sorting warehouse for a tour - to increase student's understanding of TRAID but provide inspiration for students to create a piece in response.

Window installations must have element of upcycling or highlighting environmental issues (through waste).  A window display would be up for 2 weeks before being taken down so there's lots of scope to reach a wide audience on a busy London high street.

TRAID have 5 sale dates a year so a window installation would need to be timed for installation outside of these sale times once a project has been decided.

For more details on previous projects for window installations please read this blog - University: https://traid.org.uk/stitch-in-shepherds-bush/

For interested students we offer TRAID warehouse visits (minimum attendance is 5 students) or TRAID talks.

What will happen after the visit or the talk?

To determine which student will create a window installation students will require to send in an artistic response to the challenges in the fashion industry. If any other titles are suggested, students must notify they Course Leader. Ideally students would use sustainably sourced materials to tie in with the theme. Students submit their work by an agreed date - this date can be decided by Course Leader to fit with their timetabling. 

Installation date would be decided by TRAID following agreement of submission date to ensure fits our window timetabling.  It would be likely that window installation will be at TRAID Dalston.

 

If you wish to take part, please email us at sustainability@londonmet.ac.uk

 

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