Volunteer

Do you want to put your time and effort into making The Living Coast thrive? There are many ways to get involved, from one-off volunteer days to long-term positions and paid work.

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Long-term volunteering positions & jobs

Old Tree Brewery Sales Rep

Could you be the new sales rep for this ethically minded CIC? Spread their live products throughout Sussex from their brewery based in the village of Glynde. Closing date 26th May 2024.

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Volunteer at ONCA

At ONCA, we provide opportunities for people to gain experience in a professional arts environment while supporting ONCA’s activities and development.

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Ranger Assistant - Young Person Placement at National Trust

Do you love being outdoors and working as part of a team, where no two days are the same? Do you want to develop new skills that could help with future job opportunities? We’re offering the opportunity for a young person aged 16-24 to work alongside our Ranger team delivering nature conservation in the South Downs. 

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Catering manager at Emmaus Community Kitchen

Management of all aspects of running this busy Community kitchen in Portslade.

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Charity Manager at Brighton Permaculture Trust

We are looking for someone who shares our values and is passionate about improving life for both people and nature in Sussex, especially in disadvantaged communities. Closing date 13th May 5pm.

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Co-optee Member at South Downs National Park

We have a position for someone to add their voice to our Policy and Resources Committee. We are inviting applications for a new co-opted member to be involved in our discussions and who can bring their own perspective, skills and experience and influence our decision-making.

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Farm shop manager at The Sussex Peasant

The right candidate will be interested in connecting local farms to local people, be passionate about selling local produce and celebrating what makes our farms different and better. Not to mention wanting to work outdoors all year around! Closing date 21st May 2024.

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Changing Chalk Volunteers

Love being outdoors? Changing Chalk is a partnership of organisations working together towards a sustainable future for the eastern South Downs. Led by the National Trust, the partnership is restoring lost habitats, bringing histories to life and providing new experiences in the outdoors.

The National Trust welcomes volunteers to get involved in the project in many ways. Visit the volunteers hub

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Conservation Group on Landport Bottom

Join us at Landport Bottom to look after this special area, doing practical tasks and surveys. Receive training, and learn about the rare species. Families welcome. Meet at the gate at the bottom of tumuli field and Old Racecourse Road. Every third Saturday of the month, 10am-1pm.

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Volunteer with the Friends of South Downs

Friends of South Downs has plenty of opportunities including fundraising, area access, planning, recruitment and more. Open to people of all ages, abilities, skills and fitness levels. Help protect the landscape and heritage of the South Downs.

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Help out at a community food project

A great way to support the community, meet new people and gain a variety of skills. Community groups urgently need more volunteers to help pack, deliver or cook food. See this list of local groups to get volunteering.

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Volunteering opportunities with Railway Land Wildlife Trust

There are opportunities to help out with wildlife surveys, guided walks, and some practical habitat management days. Railway Land is also looking for Dog Ambassador volunteers, engaging with people about positive dog behaviour on chalk grassland.

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Marketing & Operations Assistant at Enjoolata Foundation

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Marketing & Operations Assistant. This is an excellent opportunity for someone living in the Brighton area who is looking to develop their IT and marketing skills or for those with some prior knowledge in these areas. You will play a crucial role in supporting the planning and execution of our workshops, networking events and attending partner visits.

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Vacancies at Tablehurst Farm and Farm Shop

We currently have vacancies for Butcher, Trainee Butcher and Shop Staff. 

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Project Officer at Lewes District Food Partnership

We are looking for an exceptional individual with a passion for food security and equity to support the work of Lewes District Food Partnership relating to dignity and participation. 

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Fabrica Trustee Vacancy

We are looking for new Trustees to join our Board and provide independent oversight and constructive challenge to our executive team. You will also bring your own perspective and insights to our board discussions and decision-making, ensuring that we deliver on our mission and vision.

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Orchard team manager at Brighton Permaculture Trust

We are looking for someone to manage the team and coordinate our orchard planting and maintenance for approximately two days per week. The work will include site assessments, record-keeping and hands-on tree planting. Closing date 20th May 5pm.

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Sussex Bay Seascape Research Lead

The role will focus on the development of the Sussex Bay Seascape Strategy. With the support of partners and universities, the role will co-produce the research-led Sussex Bay Seascape Strategy; identifying current activity underway with partners, and then co-produce a framework for future activity over the years ahead, enabling nature to take the recovery lead.

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Walk the Chalk Volunteers

Would you like to be connected with a friendly, local community and the beautiful Sussex landscape? Walk the Chalk is looking for #volunteers and would love your help! There are lots of different opportunities available:
• Become a tour guide
• Join the Walk the Chalk Music Makers
• Be a workshop facilitator
• Steward a walk
• Join our hospitality team
• Be part of the event production team

Email us to find out about volunteering opportunities

Learn land skills with Growing Hollingdean

This local collective needs help with community gardens and wildlife spaces in Hollingdean.

Become a Tree Guardian and learn to scythe, weed and mulch at their orchard. Or help grow fruit and veg as a Garden Volunteer.

 

Stanmer Wellbeing Gardens

Want to spend more time in nature? Stanmer Wellbeing Gardens are a space for people to find sanctuary and nurture wellbeing. Find out more about our how to get involved in the site, including how to hire the space, volunteer, and visit the gardens.

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Community Garden Volunteers needed

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership are looking for more people to help upkeep community garden projects around the city, daytime weekdays. All experience welcome. Most importantly it’s an opportunity to get outside, into nature and put the rest of life on hold for a few precious hours.

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Saunders Park edible garden

Group accessible to all including those who wish to further their horticultural knowledge, as well as those wanting to improve their wellbeing. This is an accessible and sustainable garden, featuring a permaculture design, community orchard and wildlife pond. You don’t need any gardening experience.

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Volunteer with Wildflower Lewes

You can volunteer to help manage and monitor wildflowers across Lewes and at their new tree and wildflower nursery in South Malling. Help Wildflower Lewes bring more wildflowers, bees and butterflies, birds and amphibians into Lewes town & across the District. 

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Volunteering resources from our partners

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Community Works (Brighton & Hove)

The umbrella body through which you can find local volunteer places.

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City Parks (Brighton & Hove City Council)

Email to learn more about opportunities on green spaces around the city (Fridays and every other weekend).

cityparks.volunteers@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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South Downs National Park Authority

Join their Volunteer Ranger Service to help look after precious land and habitats.

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Brighton & Hove Green Spaces Forum

A local forum to find and connect with your local greenspace group.

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Brighton & Hove City Council

Become a Volunteer Path Wardens and Adopt-a-Path to keep an eye on Brighton & Hove’s public rights of way.

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Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

A range of volunteer opportunities are on offer.

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Greenhavens Network

Greenhavens Network

A network of green and open spaces groups in Telscombe, Peacehaven, Newhaven, and Seaford.

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Sussex Wildlife Trust

A Brighton ‘Hit Squad’ meets monthly on a Saturday.

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huwmorgan@sussexwt.org.uk

Natural England

Natural England

Help on our two National Nature Reserves of Castle Hill and the Lewes Downs.

VolunteerEnquiries@naturalengland.org.uk

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