Voluntary 1-2 days a week. Birmingham based

Looking to gain new skills and experience? An enthusiastic individual who cares about their local community? Interested in environmental issues? Then Birmingham Friends of the Earth has an opportunity for you!

Birmingham Friends of the Earth are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing individuals to help us build support and raise awareness of environmental issues and Birmingham Friends of the Earth campaigns in their local communities and amongst their local councillors and MPs.

Birmingham Friends of the Earth campaigns for a greener city through public engagement, events, lobbying and research. By volunteering with us you would help us connect with more people and different communities across Birmingham.

Ideally we are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least one day a week’s volunteering for at least three months. Occasional travel and work in our office in Digbeth is also required.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Writing to election candidates, MPs and councillors about our campaigns and their positions on key environmental issues.

  • Meeting with local MPs and local councillors.

  • Spreading the word about Birmingham Friends of the Earth campaigns in your area through social media and distribution of our materials and newsletters.

  • Helping organise, promote and run campaign events in your local area.

  • Organising and staffing Birmingham Friends of the Earth stalls in your local centre.

  • Contacting and building relationships with other organisations in the community such as residents’ groups.

  • Attending Birmingham Friends of the Earth meetings to give feedback and keep up to date with campaign progress.

Skills and Experience

  • Good links with your local community, or the ability to form these quickly.

  • Excellent personal skills with the ability to engage with a variety of different people.

  • Excellent team working skills.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to speak to different audiences and communicate complex ideas simply & succinctly.

  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to write engaging articles for both web and print.

  • The ability to assimilate new knowledge quickly and apply it.

  • Flexibility with the ability to adapt to new and changing situations quickly.

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • Knowledge of and interest in environmental issues, and sympathy with Friends of the Earth’s position.

This is an ideal opportunity if you are looking to develop your campaigning skills and gain experience of working in the environmental campaigning sector.

If you are interested then please send us a letter of application along with your CV to campaigns@birminghamfoe.org.uk If you have any questions please email us at the same address or phone us on 0121 632 6909.