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Volunteering is a great way to build your skills, make a positive impact and have fun while doing it. By volunteering with the Sustainability Service you will meet and work with other students and staff committed to making positive changes on campus and beyond. You will also gain key sustainability knowledge and skills and have a great time doing so!

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What could you do?

There are a whole range of projects and events throughout the whole year to get involved with. They are all designed to make the University of Leeds a more environmentally and socially responsible place to be. You could choose to join us on a monthly litter pick or take part in biodiversity monitoring. We also run cycle maintenance sessions as well as a variety of 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.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

As well as feeling that you've done something worthwhile, volunteering can increase your employability by helping you to develop:

  • Understanding of sustainability in practice
  • Experience of community engagement
  • Insight into effective engagement and communication methods
  • Team working skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Useful networks of people
  • Project management skills

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.

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.