Volunteering

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 more environmentally and socially responsible place to be.

Interested? Find a volunteering opportunity through MyCareer.

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.

What do sustainability volunteers do?

There are all kinds of different projects and events throughout the year for you to get involved with. We provide all the training and support needed to take part and get the most out of volunteering with us.

If you’re an undergraduate student and you volunteer for 30 hours or more, you’ll also have your efforts credited in your Leeds for Life Higher Education Achievement Record – the summary of your academic and extra-curricular achievements. Simply keep track of your hours and what you’ve been up to and email this to sustainability@leeds.ac.uk to get formal recognition of your efforts.

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

Keep in touch

Join the mailing list to stay up-to-date with all the volunteering opportunities.

You can also join our dedicated sustainability volunteering Facebook group to find out more information about some of the amazing things that sustainability volunteers are involved with right now.

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.