How do the groups work?
They usually meet monthly to plan their activities and organise events and campaigning in their local area. You don’t have to attend every meet-up to be part of the group, but it’s a great way to get to know like-minded people and have fun at the same time, so getting along to one every now and then is a good idea. Most groups have a small core of friendly, enthusiastic people, so it won’t take long before you know everyone and start having fun as well.
Anyone and everyone. Thousands of people donate their time, offering a wide range of skills and expertise. We have volunteers who are students, parents, working or retired professionals working in creative, health, business and a huge range of other sectors. Whatever level of knowledge on environmental issues, we always need more volunteers so you’ll be welcomed to your local group.
There are plenty of other roles to get stuck into. Making links with other local organisations, running social media accounts, liaising with local media, organising events, or speaking to people on the high street – whatever your skills, there’ll be something you can take on.
There’s only one rule: you must be over 18 to be a local group member. If you’re under 18, there’s still plenty you can do, such as organising a fundraiser, arranging for a speaker to visit your school or college, or campaigning online.
What if there’s no group near me?
You could start one yourself! No, seriously. You’ll be given lots of support and training, and you’ll join a network of people around the country determined to make changes happen. Get in touch with the Outreach team at email@example.com to find out more – coordinating our efforts across the country makes them so much more effective, so it’s important to talk to us first. There are also tons of other ways you can get involved.
Find your local group