Volunteering opportunities

Two female students in the Learning Centre

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!

The Global Generation is looking for a team of Local Food Ambassadors to help Islington respond to the climate emergency through food. We can change Islington for the better and respond to the climate emergency by growing food, building soil, harvesting water, and managing food waste locally.

Who is running this programme?

Global Generation and Octopus Communities Network are local organisations with lots of experience growing food in cities and running programmes with the Islington community.

Where will the programme take place?

Because of the pandemic, this programme will start digitally, with sessions on Zoom. When local regulations allow, we will meet at Global Generation’s Story Garden, and at other community growing sites across Islington.

How often will the training sessions take place?

The session will probably take place every two weeks, but this depends on the preferences and availability of everyone involved.

How can you get involved?

If you are interested and want to find out more, please email: Judy@globalgeneration.org.uk.

Learn skills in environmental auditing, improve your CV and gain valuable employability skills on a 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

Two half-days, comprising of:

  • Three hour training session
  • At least 2 hours conducting audits
  • Make sure you are available on 30 April and 4 May 2021, 2-5pm

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. 

Green Impact Auditor application form 2021

Green Impact Auditor video 2017-18

We are looking for passionate and proactive Social Media and Communications ambassadors to join our team. As sustainability is so important to us and we would like to let others know how we are doing, we are seeking to improve our social media presence.

This role provides the opportunity for a talented and passionate communicator to improve our visibility and gain invaluable experience. As a Social Media and Communications ambassador, you will play a key role within a small and dynamic team.

The successful candidate will be provided with professional support and development opportunities.

To apply for this role please fill in Social Media and Communications ambassador form and send it to sustainability@londonmet.ac.uk

We have several design projects available and student can choose one out of all (depending on the length of the volunteering required).

Projets include designing Green Week programme, develop digital content for Switch Off (Christmas or Easter related) or design sustainability event digital promotion for dgital screens and social media platforms.

Digital Media (Graphic Design) volunteering description

To apply for this role please send your CV and your examples of portfolio work to sustainability@londonmet.ac.uk. There is no closing date for this application.

Need a break from your studies? Want to spend more time outdoors? Get involved with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), in Haringey!

Who are TCV?

The Conservation Volunteers work across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone. We do this by connecting people and green spaces to deliver lasting outcomes for both. We undertake a range of activities from planting trees and wildflower meadows, to creating new food growing projects. But some things are constant, how good it feels to be part of a team making a real difference to a valued outdoor place and our promise that every day you will learn new skills, meet new people, and make a difference!

Volunteering for TCV

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for TCV Haringey, you can sign up to the TVC newsletter, to get all volunteering updates and information.

How would you, as a student, benefit from Volunteering with TCV?

1. Spending time outdoors and connecting with nature, improves mental and physical well-being.
2. Meet new people and learn new skills!
3. Make a difference to your local green space.

What you will need to wear on a volunteer project day:

• Comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting muddy!
• Protective footwear e.g. walking boots or wellington boots
• Waterproofs when raining

What you will need to bring on a volunteer project day:
• A drink and a snack
• Yourself!

To find out more, please get in touch and email Helena Taylor: helena.taylor@tcv.org.uk

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