1. Volunteer Programme

Growing Together

The growing together programme focuses on individuals seeking opportunities 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


The Partnership programme focuses on building relationships within the local community and seeks to offer opportunities to learn about a 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 programme focuses on relationships around the globe so that we may celebrate diversity, share ideas and strengthen the sense of our 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 meet on Mondays from 12noon until 3.00pm. The purpose of the team is to develop the One Planet Living activities of the Green Centre and the Brighton and Hove Community. 

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming part of our Monday team.

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.

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming part of our remote volunteering team.

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

The value of the time our co-founder Melanie has donated to the Green Centre since 2006 is £500,000. This has been matched by co-founder Tony. Team GC have matched this, donating £1,000,000 since 2009. That's a total of £2,000,000!

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 25 miles in our electric van
£10 - pays for refreshments for the volunteer team for 1 week 
£25 - pays for travelling expenses for a volunteer for 1 month 
£50 - pays our electricity bill for one month
£100 - pays insurance costs for one month 
£250 - pays for book keeping and accountancy costs per quarter
£500 - pays for storage costs for 2 months

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.