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Green Schools Project

Green Schools Project helps schools to support young people to lead environmental projects such as energy saving and encouraging walking to school, helping to inspire their school and community to go green. It involves them in social action, building their leadership, communication and teamwork skills as well as their confidence and wellbeing.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver Green Schools Project and support the school Eco-Team in their mission to raise awareness and encourage action on environmental issues.

Role Aim: 

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver our programme in schools. This commitment would see you support a school Eco-Team to take action against the climate and ecological crises. You would help plan and deliver environmental projects, for example to reduce carbon emissions or encourage wildlife and pollinators.

Duties: 

• Visit schools for their Eco-Team meetings once a week or at least once every two weeks.

• Support the school coordinator to promote student leadership of the environmental projects that the school is carrying out.

• Motivate and inspire the Eco-Team members to change the behaviour of staff and students at their school.

• Carry out impact measurement for Green Schools Project and the participating school.

Skills needed: 

• Communication: Particularly with young people.

• Organisation: You will need to arrive on time every time with a well-planned session.

• Resilience: We want people who are willing to keep going to overcome challenges.

Training: 

• Background of environmental education in schools: Where we are and where we would like to be.

• Communication: How to and how not to interact with staff and pupils at the school.

• Guidance on Green Schools Project materials: The opportunity to familiarise yourself with the resources and methodology of Green Schools Project.

• Safeguarding: Understanding the procedures required to maintain the safety and wellbeing of the pupils involved.

Location: 
Various schools
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
Dependent on placement school
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here