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.
Upcoming volunteering events
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Long-term volunteering positions & jobs
Outdoor group leader
Do you enjoy sharing your love of the outdoors and its wellbeing benefits with others? Are you skilled at leading groups for a wide range of people, including vulnerable adults? This maternity cover position is an opportunity to lead outdoor activities and gardening groups at Brighton & Hove Food Partnership.
Partnership Developer vacancy
City Food Share seek a candidate with a strong sales background and a passion for the cause. This commission-based role will expand the restaurant network for the Love Food Share Food campaign.
Outdoor food job opportunity
The Outdoor Classroom are hiring a food officer, to provide nature connection activities for urban children and adults. This varied role will include administrative work and cooking vegetarian group meals on an open fire. Closes 5th January 2024.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lewes House Garden Project Support Worker
A part-time role to deliver therapeutic horticulture sessions and supporting adults in the beautiful gardens of Lewes House.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteer with BHESCo Energy Saving Team
Can you spare 20 hours of your time to support BHESCo to update their client records with data gathered from BHESCo’s Energy Saving Team following recent energy assessments?
Volunteering resources from our partners
Community Works (Brighton & Hove)
The umbrella body through which you can find local volunteer places.
City Parks (Brighton & Hove City Council)
Email to learn more about opportunities on green spaces around the city (Fridays and every other weekend).
Brighton & Hove Green Spaces Forum
A local forum to find and connect with your local greenspace group.
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.
A network of green and open spaces groups in Telscombe, Peacehaven, Newhaven, and Seaford.