1. Volunteer Program

Growing Together

The growing together program focuses on individuals seeking opportunties to acquire or improve work skills and/or gain work experience and those with an interest in the environment. This program falls in to 3 broad categories;

  • Environmentalists, e.g. we welcome volunteers who wish to pursue their love of the environment and/ or follow a career in this field. 
  • Work seekers, e.g. we welcome volunteers who receive Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), Work Related Activity Group ESA (WRAG) and Support Group ESA.
  • Health Seekers, e.g we welcome volunteers with chronic illness, mental health problems and learning disabilties.

Growing food at Manor Hill

Partnerships

The Partnership program focuses on building relationships within the local community and seeks to offer opportunities to learn about an holistic approach to caring for the environment. This program falls into 3 broad categories;

  • Business, e.g. we have worked with American Express, Coca Cola and Bupa
  • Education & Training, e.g. we have worked with Roedean School, Brighton and Sussex University and the Prince's Trust
  • Community Groups, e.g. we have worked with Can It and Plastic Free Ovingdean   

Students from Roedean School

Global Connections

The Global Connections program focuses on relationships around the globe so that we may celebrate diversity, share ideas and strengthen the sense of global family. We have enjoyed working with the following organisations;

  • Concordia International - an organisation providing opportunities for International volunteers.
  • DSC Regen and Rey Europe - an organisation providing internships for Italian citizens.
  • Global Hearts Against Poverty - an organisation in Kenya who we do voluntary work for.

Manon from Paris

Current Volunteer Opportunities

One Planet Living Community Team

The One Planet Living Community Team will meet on the first Monday of the month from 12noon until 4pm. The purpose of the team is to develop the One Planet Living activities of the Brighton and Hove Community. 

In 2022 our theme is URBAN GARDENING.

Please contact info@thegreencentre.co.uk to express your interest in becoming part of this team.

Zero Waste Team

There are 2 opportunities to join our ZERO WASTE TEAM:

Tuesday - attend for a one off session or make it a regular thing  

Thursday - come and help on our stall in Brighton Open Market plaza. 

Please contact info@thegreencentre.co.uk if you would like us to include your name on our waiting list.

Home / Community

Some of these positions can be done working from home. We are currently looking for the following;

  1. Admin assistant [from home]- minimum 3 hours a week and 3 month committment.
  2. Experienced Fundraiser [from home] - past experience writing grant applications.
  3. Experienced gardener - minimum one hour a week and a 3 month committment.
  4. Researcher [from home] - minimum of 2 hours a week and a 3 month committment.  

Please contact info@thegreencentre.co.uk to express your interest in volunteering.

2. Sponsorship

Every year we need to raise £15,000 to deliver our project. This includes rent for an office, workshop and storage, a vehicle, insurances, volunteer expenses, etc. Our income streams include; 

  • revenue from recycling
  • revenue from the sale of donated goods
  • grants and sponsorship 

Our volunteer team have donated over £500,000 in volunteer hours (based on Living Wage) over the least 13 years. You can support our efforts through sponsorship for as little as £5. Over a year that's just 1.4 p a day! 

£5  -  pays for a single rapid charge for our electric van
£10 - pays for the volunteer team's refreshments for 1 week 
£25 - pays for volunteer travelling expenses for 1 month 
£50 - pays for one month's insurance
£100 - pays for volunteer training for one day 
£250 - pays for our storage costs for one month
£500 - pays for our volunteer team's Christmas drinks and meal

3. Share our Message

Our mission is to provide carefully researched and qualified, information and advice, to all members of the community on matters that have an effect on the future of our planet, locally, nationally and globally. You can play a vital role by following us through our social media and sharing vital information which can help in the process of building a sustainable community.