Volunteer with Us

The climate emergency involves us all, but the good news is that we all have skills and information that we can share to improve our lifestyles and inspire others. Volunteer with us and join the Sussex Green Living community.

So whether you want to participate in our many events, especially the Bright New Future roadshow, recycle at one of our TerraCycle (single-use plastic) drop-off locations, or set up a new one,  join one of our groups such as the Sussex Green Ideas group or Youth Eco-Forum, we’d love to hear from you.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Eco Forum Co-ordinator and Volunteers

Since around June 2020, we’ve been overseeing a youth group comprising individuals aged 14 to 20, guided by a DBS-checked young adult mentor. Traditionally, they’ve held bi-weekly Zoom meetings and engaged in impromptu real-life projects like shop window displays and exhibits at Horsham Library. During the summer of 2023, they actively volunteered at the Sussex Green Hub and participated in public events on our Eco Float.

The group’s accomplishments include designing their own zines, one of which, funded by a RePower Balcombe grant, was printed and distributed to secondary schools across north and mid-Sussex. They successfully secured a grant and organised youth-focused events.

Members autonomously coordinate meetings and exchange ideas and updates through a WhatsApp group. The current leader of the Youth Eco Forum, Tash, has taken on a demanding full-time job, prompting the need for a new leader. If you believe you can contribute, please contact Carrie at . Meanwhile, the Youth Eco Forum will continue with less frequent Zoom meetings until a new leader is in place.

Nextdoor Marketeer

Are you a user of https://nextdoor.co.uk/? We’re seeking a proactive and enthusiastic community connector to discreetly engage with Nextdoor users. The goal is to share ideas about lifestyle changes, possibly extracted from our newsletter, and to inspire individuals to join our monthly Sussex Green Hub. In the past, utilising this platform for volunteer recruitment has introduced fantastic new members to our tribe. If you’re interested in helping, please reach out to Eve at .

Amberley – Recycling Volunteers Required for Drop-Off Locations

We are looking for people to join our village teams of volunteers to sort through recycling.  You would help to empty, sort and box up single use plastics collected in Amberley.

The frequency is to be agreed with the existing volunteers, but the day can be flexible.

This is part of our recycling scheme, run across 22 locations in the Horsham District and surrounding area.  Learn more here: All these materials are recycled through our Sussex Green Living TerraCycle account.  Training will be given.  Plastic gloves are needed.

What skills do I need? No skills needed, just a willingness to help us and the environment

If you are interested or would like to find out more, please contact Carrie at .

Volunteer Repairers Needed

Do you have knowledge of electrical or mechanical repairs or are you a master of the sewing machine? We are looking for volunteer repairers to help at Repair Cafes within Horsham District, learn where they are here.

If you would like to learn more and or volunteer contact us here.

Sussex Green Hub

Sussex Green Hub Volunteers

Our monthly hub hosts a number of green initiatives from repair cafe, Community Fridge, to a Refill service and Recycling advise. We need help with staffing the activities, set up and pack up. Time involved: one Saturday a month. Learn more HERE

A Word from the Volunteers

Volunteering is fun and really rewarding but don’t take our word for it! Watch the video opposite of our volunteers explaining why they give up their time for us.

Get Involved

If you would like to get involved but these opportunities aren’t quite for you, don’t despair! We have lots more opportunities and experiences we can offer. To find out more, contact Carrie at .

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you can download our Volunteer Policy HERE