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Volunteering

Volunteering

Our student bike hire scheme runs with the help of volunteers.

We have opportunities for Leeds Beckett staff and students to get involved with a range of activities to develop your skills, including:

  • Bike maintenance.
  • Organising and running events.
  • Working with our partners such as Leeds City Council, Sustrans and the University of Leeds.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us for more information.

Volunteering opportunities are also available via Leeds Beckett Students’ Union. A range of opportunities are available including one off volunteering, micro volunteering, local community volunteering and student led volunteering. For more information contact the Volunteering Office.

Student intern

This opportunity is open to Leeds Beckett University students. We employ one student intern a year, on a full time basis on a 12 month contract. This role involves:

  • Working with the National Union of Students (NUS) to implement their Green Impacts award across Leeds Beckett University.
  • Supporting the Sustainability Team in marketing and awareness raising campaigns. Work will focus on promoting our sustainability identity, student bike hire and maintenance, energy efficiency and waste management.
  • Helping to achieve the objectives and targets set in our Carbon Management and Transport Strategies.
  • Helping to develop and support a student volunteer programme and look at the potential for increasing student involvement.
  • Supporting bike hub activities, including bike hire, cycle training and bike maintenance.
  • Taking and responding to enquiries from staff and students on sustainability initiatives.

If you are interested in working with the Sustainability Team please send an email with your contact details to sustainability@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Green Impact Scheme

Green Impact Universities, run by the NUS, is a nationwide strategy for promoting sustainability. The scheme brings staff together to play an active role in making our University more sustainable.

We are looking for volunteer auditors to visit Green Impact teams and conduct audits, offering students the opportunity to improve your CV and gain valuable employability skills, find out more about sustainability issues and complete a course that is IEMA (the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) approved. Each auditor will be fully trained on the skills and content of auditing through a half-day of training. Auditors will then complete one or more audits putting their newly developed skills into practice. An audit should take between one and two hours to complete depending on the size of the department.

No technical knowledge is needed. Full training will be provided, all you need is an interest in environmental issues.

Project location: City Campus and Headingley Campus 
Project dates: October 2016 – Date to be confirmed
Application deadline: October 2016 – Date to be confirmed
How to apply: Please get in touch if you would like to get involved with Green Impact in an auditing capacity, or if you have any further questions, contact the Sustainability Team.