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- Environment Officers
- Volunteer Coordinator - Record Keeping
- Carbon Footprinting in Schools
- Conservation & allotment days
- Sustainable Futures short courses
- Leicester Award for Sustainability
- Food production project
Two members of Union Council are sought to work closely with the University’s Environment Team to manage their growing volunteer base and disseminate the University’s environmental agenda to all students. Working on a volunteer basis they will work closely with the Students’ Union’s Engagement Officer, attend all relevant Union meetings and regularly report developments to Union Council.
The Environment Team offer one volunteer each year the opportunity to work with the team to keep track of all the volunteer hours and help with their communications and event planning. The successful candidate will be expected to work one day a week during term time in our office and will be fully trained.
This opportunity is now closed
This is an exciting project aimed at providing students with teaching experience, educating school pupils about sustainability and helping schools to reduce their carbon footprints. Volunteers will complete workshops on carbon footprinting and teacher training sessions, then will be placed in schools where they will carry out a carbon footprint and share their findings with pupils and teachers at the school. The objective for the students is to provide teaching on environmental issues and to highlight ways in which the school can improve their environmental performance.
This award-nominated project was piloted in Leicester schools last year. Environment team volunteers were placed in schools to produce carbon footprints for the school and then teach pupils about carbon and climate change. This year there are just 15 places on the project but we’re hoping to grow this into a student-led initiative and also start going into small businesses to carbon footprint too!
This opportunity is now full
These are some of our most popular events and offer Environment Team volunteers the opportunity to spend some time outside in the fresh air and work at the University’s Blackthorn Manor or learn how to grow your own fruit and veg at the local Saffron Acres Allotment.
Places are limited so please only book if you intend to turn up.
Free transport is provided.
Conservation Day on 23rd November is now full!
Keep checking here to sign up for December.
Not really a volunteering opportunity per se but if you’re interested in sustainability but you want to learn more you can by joining the Sustainable Futures short courses. These are non-credit bearing courses (unless you are an I-Science or Physics student) where the emphasis on learning is around structured workshops and online learning. So if you can’t get onto the Leicester Award or have slightly less time to commit then you can take part in one or more of these courses in either Semester 1 or 2.
Deadline for registration is Friday 6th December
This award allows you to gain full recognition for your efforts with the Environment Team and you will end up with your award printed onto your degree transcript when you graduate. The award not only gives you recognition for your volunteering but also gives you full and comprehensive training on sustainability and gives you an insight into what it would be like to work in the sector.
This opportunity is now closed
Fancy volunteering for a project that aims to change the way we think about food or you just want to get physical and get your hands dirty? Maybe you would like to improve your employability by taking on specific project responsibilities, whether it is by leading a mini-project or a diary blog?
You may or may not have heard that there is a new food project starting this year! Based on London Road and on campus, whether gardening or gastronomy is your passion, the food project has something to offer you. We have plans for a kitchen garden, portable plots, enterprise opportunities, event cook-ups, retail and community education and maybe even bees too!
You can choose what you want to be involved in and whilst we can’t promise to realise all of your dreams, we welcome ideas and innovation – after all if you don’t ask, you don’t get! Putting student’s front of the decision-making means you get to shape the development and growth of the project with the aim of it being something built by students, for students!
There will be informal 30 minute ‘Meet and Eat’ this week so that we can hear what you have to say about the project! Please feel free to come along and share your vision for this food projects future! We’re hoping to start clearing the site the week after.
Register your attendance here: http://doodle.com/khuipa8xrdpit8ts
Any questions or even just to register your excitement for this project please email Charlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org