Volunteering News November 2022

Volunteering News Nov 2022 Sustainability Special

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With Cop27 coming to a close, we wanted to keep sustainability on the agenda, so this month's Volunteering News focuses upon sustainable and environmental volunteering.

Where can I find volunteer opportunities?

We have partnered with local and national volunteer providers who can offer opportunities to suit your interests and time commitments.

You can find out more about VAST, (Staffordshire), Support Staffordshire and Do.it (National) opportunities here 

Meanwhile, we've picked out some sustainability specials for you:

SOS-UK. Students Organising for Sustainability

Social Media Content Creators

Gain transferable skills and support SOS-UK to reach more people

Whether you love taking photos, or are a whizz at making graphics, or want to create videos, we want to hear from you! We need support to reach more students via social media.

You can commit as much or as little time as you would like. Express your interest and they'll get in touch about how you can get involved!

Sustainable Accomodation Volunteers

Make your accommodation more sustainable at university.

  1. Follow our sustainability top tips
  2. Get involved in our activities
  3. Learn more about the climate crisis

Whether you live in halls of residence, with family, or privately rented accommodation with other students, there are many ways you can take action to be sustainable.

Sign up to the campaign here

Wild Ideas

Environmental Campaigns Assistant (Remote working)

Wild Ideas exists to support and empower individuals, groups and communities to create change in favour of people and nature.

As an Environmental Campaigns volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to raise awareness of a range of wildlife and environment issues and help to develop calls to action which empower communities to have their voices heard on issues from wildlife protection to energy and climate change.

Social Media Officer (Remote working)

In the role of Social Media Officer, you will research and undertake wildlife activities and create blog, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and/or Instagram content from your activities. You will be passionate about conservation and wildlife and keen to support a wide range of people to participate in and share wild lifestyle activities from home, garden and beyond.

Wildlife and Wetlands Trust

Protected Areas Researchers (Home Based)

Home-based for six months (one day a week minimum), a laptop will be provided.

  • Reviewing of how areas qualify for Protected Area status in the UK
  • Contacting experts
  • Providing reports
  • Working directly with the Director of Conservation

We are looking for someone who is passionate about nature conservation, has some experience of desk-based research, excellent literacy skills, an eye for detail, and who is happy to communicate with experts. Find out more here.

Stoke Campus Litter Pick

If you're looking for something closer to home - why not support your fellow students from the Cosplay Society and Project Earth Society in the Stoke campus litter pick on 30th November.


These are just a tiny selection of roles and opportunities that are available, EnvironmentJob is a great resource to find the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.





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