Volunteer with us if you’d like to make a difference during your time at the University of Leeds. You will meet and work with other students and staff committed to making positive changes on campus and beyond. Most of all you will gain key sustainability knowledge and skills and have a great time doing so!

Become a sustainability volunteer and you’ll have the chance to get involved in a whole range of projects and events, all designed to make the University of Leeds a more environmentally and socially responsible place to be.

There are all kinds of different projects and events throughout the year for you to get involved with, ranging from litter picking to biodiversity monitoring, cycle maintenance and projects in the local community. We provide all the training and support needed to take part and get the most out of volunteering with us.

Want to get involved?

You can find our existing volunteering opportunities through our Eventbrite and MyCareer.

Join our sustainability newsletter mailing list to stay up-to-date with all the opportunities available via the Sustainability Service.

If you want to make an impact and can commit a little more time then take a look at our Staff and Student Sustainability Architect roles.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Industry knowledge of sustainability in practice
  • Experience of community engagement
  • Insight into effective engagement and communication methods
  • Team working
  • Skills boosting – leadership, networking, organisational , project management, public speaking ad creative thinking
  • Chance to support and encourage others

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide our activity. Our volunteering work is linked to the following SDGs:

  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 13: Climate action
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

Find out more about our impact on the SDGs.