All our projects and events are run by local people – who give up their time for free – because they are passionate about the environment, and want to make a difference.
These are our current vacancies: we would love you to join the community here!
Types of Roles
Administration and Co-ordination of Projects
Our projects are all volunteer run. We always need extra group members, to enable us to do even more.
The groups muck-in together and divide up the things that need doing between them. They are friendly and approachable. Most meet in the evenings.
Groups which particularly need new members currently are the schools group, the thermal imaging camera group, the events group, and the Repair Fairs, but all our groups would be delighted to hear from enthusiastic new people.
- Our schools group is looking for an educator who can help restart the Sustainable Schools Training Day.
- Our Repair Fairs need extra Fixers who are great are getting broken things (electricals, clothes, bikes) going again.
Help with Communications
Each project needs help with updating their project website page, doing regular social media posts, creating fliers and newsletters, plus we need central comms support with the website, posting blogs, doing social media, and press releases.
Researching funders and drafting funding applications, either for SSA as a whole or for a particular project.
Volunteering at our stalls or events
If you’d like to join our team of volunteers to do ad hoc volunteering on our market stalls and marshalling at our markets, please get in touch.
Our Events Team and the Our Planet Our Future team (in Harpenden) both need 2-3 more people who can help plan, arrange, promote and run these events. The Our Planet Our Future team is particularly looking for a volunteer who could help us run hybrid events.
Become a Trustee of Sustainable St Albans
There are currently eight trustees, who share the responsibility for strategy, governance and finances for SSA, and who also do a lot of the organising as well (we have no permanent staff).
Two are planning to retire at this year’s AGM, after several years of service. We therefore need another 2-3 trustees who can bring their skills and also – critically – their time to bear, to help SSA flourish.
Become a Climate Champion
Become a Climate Champion and talk at events about climate change and local action. We are currently building up a group of people who are comfortable to speak at events about the climate, why action is important, and what SSA does. Training provided on climate issues and speaking in public.
See pdf here and below for more information about the role and how you can get involved. If you are interested, you’ll find a short form on the pdf. We’d love to hear from you!