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Do you want to help others to live, play, study and work in a more environmentally and socially responsible way? Do you want to meet and work with other students committed to making a positive change on campus and beyond? Do you want to gain key sustainability skills for your future career? If your answer is yes, join our team of Sustainability Volunteers today!

Sustainability Volunteers provide a key role in supporting sustainability projects and events and make a valuable contribution to delivering positive, sustainable change for the future.

We have a range of different projects and events throughout the year for you to get involved with. We will give you the training and support needed to take part and get the most out of volunteering with us. Including getting those all-important CV boosting skills!

For your contribution to sustainability, we will credit all students who volunteer 30 hours or more on our projects by recognising your volunteering in your Leeds for Life Higher Education Achievement Record. Keep track of your hours along with what you’ve been up to and send this to along with your student ID number to get formal recognition of your efforts and use this to impress future employers.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Sustainable Transport: Help us create a walking and cycling-friendly campus!  This includes helping out at the Bike Hub with bicycle hire and maintenance.  Find out more and apply. 

Up Your Street: Work on projects that make Hyde Park an even better place to live! Welcome new students to the area and help them to get to grips with living independently as well as helping to make the area cleaner, greener and more neighbourly!  Find out more and apply.

Plastic Free Auditors: Help us to deliver on the #2023plasticfree pledge and remove single-use plastics from campus! Find out more and apply.

Sustainability in the Curriculum: Support the delivery of our Annual Student Sustainability Research Conference, an opportunity for all students across disciplines to share their sustainability research, add to their learning experience and add value to their degree at Leeds. Find out more and apply.

Sustainability into Schools: Contribute to the sustainability education of local children and create a more sustainable future for our city. Find out more and apply.

Living Lab projects:  Projects that are researching and trialling sustainable solutions, using the University as a test-bed, often seek volunteer support for e.g. data collection, observations or support on engagement days etc. We will advertise specific opportunities as and when they become available. Find out more about the Living Lab here.

Sustainable Campus: Projects that work to audit and enhance sustainability on campus. Find out more and apply. 

Biodiversity: Support projects to improve and map biodiversity on campus. Find out more and apply.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

By volunteering with us, you will be working towards projects that aim to help achieve one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To find out more about the SDGs visit

UN Sustainable Development Goals