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
Horsham Repair Cafe Reception Manager and Digital Booking Co-ordinator Needed
At Sussex Green Living we work as a charity to help our local community to live more sustainably. Amongst a myriad of things, we run a monthly Repair Cafe in Horsham. It takes place on the last Saturday of every month as part of the Sussex Green Hub in the United Reformed Church hall, behind Wilko near the bus station. It was the 1st repair café in West Sussex launched in 2017 and now one of 7 in Horsham District.
Sadly, our current co-ordinator Karen is leaving after two fantasticyears, recently she wrote a guide to setting up a repair café which is available to read. The repair cafe is well established with digital booking systems and we feel it is time to recruit two people to take over from Karen.
Horsham Repair Cafe Reception Manager
We are looking for an organised and committed volunteer to manage the Repair Cafe one Saturday a month from 10-2.30pm plus help set up on the Friday evening. The role will suit someone who enjoys meeting people, with excellent customer service skills, who likes managing a busy booking system on the day and is an organised administrator. This rewarding role is a very practical way of seeing how we can all make a difference in our local community. You get to see items coming in for repair, and very happy customers going away with small household items, clothes and bikes, usually fixed! You will be helping to prevent items from being dumped and help people develop a ‘repair not replace’ mentality. Saving money and helping the planet!
Horsham Repair Cafe Digital Booking Co-ordinator
We are looking for an organised committed volunteer to manage the booking system and enquiries for the monthly Repair Cafe. The role is for someone with good IT skills, particularly in Excel and Mailmerge, preferably with a knowledge of Calendly, our booking system. You will deal with general enquiries around items for repair, keep the repair team informed of the bookings coming up for the month and print paperwork ready for the Repair Cafe each month. We are looking for someone who can take on this regular commitment on a long term basis. Is this you?
For a copy of our guide to setting up a repair cafe, or for more information about either of the above positions, please email: .
We hope you will come and join our team!
Kirdford and 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 and Kirdford.
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 .
Bid Writing/Fundraising Trustee
We want to enhance our ability to raise funds for our essential work in the field of combating climate change. We are looking for someone to join our Board of Trustees who can successfully help the charity achieve an increased level of income and secure medium to long term financial security. Your principal role will be that of sourcing (with others), writing and submitting applications for grant funding and talking with potential sponsors. Additionally, as a trustee of the charity you will be expected to actively participate in quarterly board meetings and occasionally attend events.
Time: approx 15 hours a month preparing and submitting funding applications, ad hoc event attendance and quarterly 2-hour board meetings a year.
If you are interested or would like to find out more, please contact Carrie at
Video Creator and Editor
We are looking for an experienced video creator and editor who can produce ad hoc videos suitable for our website and social media. Time Involved: As much or little time as you have! For more information, please contact Eve 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.
Our Youth Eco Forum is a group of 14-21 year olds who discuss environmental topics and organise community activities from outdoor education events, rewilding walks, creating a digital recipe book and writing and creating a quarterly e-zine. Time involved: Volunteers can take part or help organise any and more of these activities, involvement is as much or as little as you want. Learn more HERE
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.
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
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