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We are CPRE, the countryside charity. We want a thriving, beautiful countryside for everyone.We believe in countryside and green spaces that are accessible to all, rich in nature and playing a crucial role in responding to the climate emergency.With a local CPRE group in every county in England, we’re advocating nationwide for the kind of countryside we all want: one with sustainable, healthy…
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We’re passionate about making the countryside a better place for everyone to enjoy. This flexible, micro-volunteering role is a great way to stand up for the countryside if you don’t have much time to spare! You’ll take easy online actions to support our campaigns from home (or wherever you have internet access!) at a time that suits you.

We're particularly keen to recruit people aged 18 - 30 (although this is open to everyone!) based across England as we want to bring younger voices into our campaigning work. In the run up to the 2024 General Election, it’s now more important than ever that we amplify your voices in our campaigning work.

By taking simple online actions, you’ll help champion environmental issues including the climate emergency, countryside next door, the green belt and affordable rural housing.

We’ll ask you to take and feedback on campaigning actions, to inform what we do in the future. Your ideas will shape the way we campaign in the future.

We’re looking to build a team of activists to take up to 6 actions in the run up to the General Election (depending on when exactly the election is called). You’ll actively shape the future of this work, and you’ll be testing an exciting new way to volunteer with CPRE! Interested in taking part? No prior experience is needed for this role. Sign up is easy – we just need your name and email address! Find out more below.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse CPRE in which everyone feels supported, valued, and always able to be themselves when volunteering. We recognise that a diverse and inclusive volunteer community is important in achieving our vision of a thriving, beautiful countryside and urban green spaces that contribute to wellbeing for everyone.

People of the global majority and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sectors. CPRE wants to be part of bringing underrepresented groups into the sector. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. If you identify as a person of these or other underrepresented groups, we are particularly interested in receiving your application.

Duties

Why we want you

We want to gain the support of people with many different experiences of the countryside to inform what we do so we can work towards a thriving countryside for everyone.

You'll join a group of enthusiastic volunteers taking actions and giving feedback that directly supports our campaigning work. Some actions will take as little as 5 minutes!

Sign up is easy - we just need a few details and then you'll join our activist pool. Please note you must be over 18 to sign up for this role.

What you will be doing

The types of actions we’ll ask you to take part may include:

  • Build our understanding of what motivates you to support our campaigns, what you’d like to see us do in the future and how best you’d like to take part through surveys and feedback
  • Sign a petition, send a letter to your MP using a template or take a survey
  • Read / share articles & like / share posts / blogs
  • Attend an online session / webinar / training eg on lobbying
  • Feedback on campaigns content (reports, website, podcasts)

The skills you need

  • An interest in the countryside and environmental issues
  • Willing to give feedback as part of the role, as this is a test
  • Access to a computer, tablet or smartphone with internet
  • No experience necessary!

What's in it for you

  • Use your enthusiasm, skills and experience to make a positive difference to the countryside
  • Opportunity to influence future campaigning asks, and feedback on what works
  • Access to online campaigning training and webinars
Who will the volunteers be working with?
You'll take part as a remote volunteer, either as an individual or attending an online webinar
Training
There is no specific training for this role, but you will be offered the chance to attend our national online induction to learn more about the campaigning work of CPRE - The Countryside Charity.

Time commitment

We’re looking to build a team of activists to take up to 6 actions in the run up to the General Election (depending on when exactly the election is called). This role is likely to start end Summer 2024 / early Autumn and last for approx 3 months.
Application deadline

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.