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 and Coca Cola
  • 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, Plastic Free Ovingdean and 

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

Tuesdays: Peacehaven

We are currently looking for help at our base at Farrington Storage Depot, Peacehaven 

  • Processing recycling helping sort, count / weigh and prepare for drop off or pick up
  • Processing re-use  - helping sort and prepare for sale or for the charities we support
  • Administration - completing petty cash, recording statistics, etc

Thursdays: Open Market

We are currently looking for help with our stall which is based at Brighton Open Market;  

  • Early Birds - we need help between 8.30am and 12.30pm to unload van, set up stalls, process materials, run the stall, etc. Minimum 2 hours.
  • Afternooners - we need help any time between 1.00pm and 5.00pm to process materials, run the stall, make tea, pack up stall, load van, etc. Minimum 2 hours. 

Any day: Home/Community

We are currently looking for help with research based at home or in the community;

  • Research - you will need access to a computer, the internet and Word.
  • Field work - you will need to be out and about in the community attending meetings, liaising with organisations, etc.

THERE IS CURRENTLY A WAITING LIST FOR BOTH THESE POSITIONS

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 one gallon of fuel for the Green Centre bus to travel 7 miles
£10 - pays for the volunteer team's refreshments for 1 week 
£20 - pays for volunteer travelling expenses for 1 month 
£50 - pays for daily pitch fees for the Green Centre bus
£100 - pays for volunteer training for one day 
£250 - pays for the parking space for the Green Centre bus 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.