Volunteering at Changeworks
At Changeworks we value the important work that our volunteers do. Volunteering at Changeworks is a rewarding and enriching experience, and we’ll support you all along the way.
We’ve been Investors in Volunteers accredited since 2009, so you know that we try our best to give you the best volunteering experience possible.
People volunteer with us for a number of reasons:
- To experience and develop skills for a career in the environmental sector
- To help take tangible action against the climate emergency
- To meet like-minded people
- To make a positive difference to other peoples lives
- To get involved in something new
Training and support
Whatever your reason for volunteering, Changeworks is there to support you along the way. When you volunteer with us, you’ll have a designated volunteer coordinator to speak with.
There are also plenty of opportunities for training and upskilling, depending on the projects you want to get involved with. Some of our projects require some specific training before you can start, but we’ll make sure you have everything you need to get going.
We want you to be happy at Changeworks, and will never ask you to do anything you aren’t completely comfortable with. When you volunteer with us, there’s a variety of project you can choose to get involved with depending on your interests and what you want to get out of your experience.
What does volunteering look like?
Wondering what you could get involved with? At the moment our two most common opportunities are:
Heat Hero Volunteer – You’ll help to provide energy advice to people in at need at either community events or visiting their homes.
Low Carbon Community Volunteer – You’ll support communities and individuals to start or continue their journey to low carbon living.
Depending on the work we are doing at the time we may also have different opportunities that come up.
What’s in it for you?
We value the time and effort that our volunteers put into helping us achieve our mission. When you volunteer with us, we’ll cover all of your travel and subsistence expenses whilst you’re volunteering.
We understand a lot of our volunteers want to go onto a career in the environmental industry. Our volunteers have the opportunity to apply for our internal only job opportunities, as well as those advertised externally. You’ll also be able to attend some internal training courses.
It’s important to us that you feel part of Changeworks, so you’ll also be invited to our Annual Staff and Volunteer Gathering, as well as summer and Christmas social events.
You’ll also receieve a fortnightly volunteer newsletter to keep you up to date with everything that is going on.
Login to our Volunteer Portal using the link below.
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