Volunteer roles in your local area

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Greenpeace

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London, United Kingdom

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30+ days ago

If you’ve ever seen someone in a Greenpeace shirt asking you to write a message about plastic pollution or ending new oil and gas extraction, you’ve already met your local Greenpeace volunteers.


Up and down the country, people concerned about our planet’s future work together on Greenpeace campaigns. It’s all about showing those in power that there’s huge support for urgent action to take on climate change and protect our living world. It’s worth mentioning that Greenpeace is an international organisation so our volunteers often work across global campaigns. That’s not to say we won't ever work on local issues, but we often think big because we’re lucky to have offices all around the world and we often work to support the Global South.


There are lots of different things you can do as part of a group so there’s a role for everyone. Fancy getting involved? Here are the list of specific roles you can take up within Local Greenpeace Groups - you’re also welcome to get involved as a member of the group, even if you don’t want to take on a specific role:

  • Social Media Coordinators - each Greenpeace group has a Facebook, Instagram and Twitter account which are vital to spreading awareness of Greenpeace campaigns and the group itself in the local community. If you’re social media savvy, or fancy being trained up, this role could be perfect for you. Posting images and videos doesn’t require much time, it’s flexible, and it can be done on the move!

  • Local Press and Media Coordinators - each Greenpeace group has a dedicated person who gets local press coverage of the Group’s campaigns and activities. This involves sending out press releases, writing letters to the Editor of a paper, taking photos, and building relationships with journalists.

  • Events Coordinators - Our Local Groups don’t just campaign, they have events too! These events are an added activity which support fundraising, raising awareness and volunteer recruitment. They often take the form of film nights, pub quizzes and gigs. If you like organising events or want to gain event management experience, then this is the role for you.

  • Local Group Coordinators - every Local Group needs a Local Group Coordinator. They are the main contact with Greenpeace UK and are responsible for the smooth running of the Local Group. This role involves chairing the monthly meeting, coordinating the monthly campaign activity and delegating roles. This is a dynamic and rewarding role for someone who can spare 10-12 hours a month.

At the moment, we'd particularly love to hear from you if you're interested in the following within the listed locations:

Social Media Coordinators:

  • Aberdeen

  • Bath

  • Huddersfield

  • Leicester

  • Milton Keynes

  • York

Local Press and Media Coordinators:

  • Bristol

  • Exeter

  • Leicester

  • Merseyside

  • Milton Keynes

  • Portsmouth

  • Suffolk

Events Coordinators:

  • Aberdeen

  • Bath

  • Chester

  • Edinburgh

  • Leicester

  • Milton Keynes

  • York

Local Group Coordinators:

  • Belfast (you’d be working with another person!)

  • Huddersfield


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 getactive.uk@greenpeace.org 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.


Otherwise, we have plenty more volunteer opportunities here on the Greenpeace website. From lobbying your MP to helping us with research in the office - there’s something for everyone.