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"Volunteering with The Carbon Literacy Project has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and learn something new about climate change every day and gain many new skills along the way."

Belkais Zagandi

"There is a well developed volunteer support structure and the role offered substantial experience for my CV as well as being tailored to my personal goals. I left to work full-time as a copywriter with Media City based communications agency Media Agency Group, and used much of my experience from working with The Project."

Micaela Rossi

"As an environmental graduate, volunteering with The Carbon Literacy Project has been such a positive and inspiring experience at a time where there is so much uncertainty about climate change. I was encouraged and supported to work on ongoing projects and any new ones that I expressed interest in. The skills and insight I have gained will be very useful for any future work that I go on to do."

Natalia Phipps

"Volunteering for The Project has encouraged me to understand different industries and their perspectives. It has expanded my knowledge of climate change and my understanding of the importance of reducing our carbon footprint. It has also taught me a new skill set in terms of data management and teamwork. The great teamwork atmosphere in the office has motivated me to be better and encourage others."

Fiona Ieong

"Volunteering for The Carbon Literacy Project was just overall a really great experience. I felt very supported in practising the design skills I came to develop, and the whole team was really friendly. I ended up learning loads just through swivelling my chair around and joining in with whatever the team was chatting about!"

Oskar Walin

"Undertaking a placement year with The Carbon Literacy Project has given me the opportunity to learn and develop new professional skills as well as expand my knowledge on current climate change issues and our future impact. The work of The Project has equipped and inspired me for future opportunities, as I have gained knowledge and skills I can use to make a real change and encourage others to do the same."

Rebekah Clarke

"Being a Carbon Literacy placement student has been invaluable. My confidence, diligence, and task management skills have developed ridiculously quickly. Not to mention having the opportunity to attend events like COP26! The team have shown me how an organisation can grow exponentially whilst still upholding the highest quality of work and employee wellbeing."

Nicole Baldwin

"Being a volunteer and subsequent placement student at the Carbon Literacy Project, I learn so much from assessing people's pledges. It gives me a great sense of hope for the future seeing all the different positive actions that people plan to take. It's also incredibly fulfilling helping to bring Carbon Literacy training to organisations, as I know that’s increasing the number of people who are helping to make a difference."

Anna Romachney

"Working on placement for the CLP has been a great experience. The team are so helpful and will assist you on any enquiries. Having the ability to delve into different areas within the project has developed my skills and enriched my knowledge on climate change. Additionally, I have learnt various strategies to reduce carbon footprint individually and on an organisational basis. The work experience I have gained from CLP will be very useful as I approach my final year of university."

Tega Efemini

"My time with The Carbon Literacy Project as a Placement Project Officer has been very rewarding. The team is very helpful and the organisation as a whole fosters a fantastic environment for growth and skill development. Personally, I have improved my technical and communication skills and enjoyed the amount of autonomy granted to me at such a junior position. I look forward to the last few months of my placement and hope to keep on working with The Carbon Literacy Project in the future."

Lucas Nabarro

Why Volunteer?

The Carbon Literacy Project is currently going through an exciting period of growth, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without the help of our dedicated Volunteer Workforce who have given us their time and expertise over the years. In order to support the scale-up, we need Volunteers who can offer anything from a regular day a week, to full-time project assignments.

At the moment these roles are unfunded, but we do cover expenses for reasonable public transport travel expenses (including a bike travel allowance), and a lunch allowance for city-centre working. Volunteering at The Carbon Literacy Project provides an opportunity to gain documented experience for qualification support or CVs, as well as contributing to a globally unique, ground-breaking project.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community. This is a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds and particularly encourage applications from individuals who are:

  • Black, Asian, or belong to an ethnic minority group in the UK
  • from working-class backgrounds
  • living with a disability

… all of whom are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

Volunteer Application Form


Volunteer Project Worker

Applications Deadline: Ongoing

Induction Days: Regular induction days taking place monthly

We need a wide range of skills and experience for different tasks and from different people, these include:

  • Administrative support
  • IT database and web skills
  • Desktop publishing and graphics
  • As we expand internationally, we’re keen to work with people who have a high proficiency or are native speakers in languages other than English

In addition, for specific roles, The Carbon Literacy Project needs individuals with practical experience of:

  • The school and education sector
  • Commercial business experience
  • Community engagement experience

We ensure that all our volunteers are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will look to find a course that you can attend to gain certification. Volunteering with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path, and will look to involve you in areas of work that you’d like to gain experience in.

If you are interested and think you might have the skills and enthusiasm to offer, please complete our downloadable volunteer application form above and, along with a recent CV, email to info@carbonliteracy.com listing ‘Volunteer Application’ as the subject.

Please note that this role is permanently advertised, so you may be added to our waiting list until such time that a position becomes available.

Museums and Cultural Sector Volunteer

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Working hours: At least one day per week (flexible approach welcome).

Role duration: We are looking for someone who can commit to at least six months in this role.

The Carbon Literacy Project is seeking a volunteer to work alongside our Museums Coordinator to advance the take up of Carbon Literacy in the cultural sector.

Beyond the Carbon Literacy Toolkit for Museums, we are supporting libraries, archives, historic buildings, theatres, cinemas, and the wider cultural sector to become Carbon Literate. The successful volunteer will be to work to help advance the take up of Carbon Literacy in the cultural sector, offering support with a variety of tasks, including processes, administration, advocacy, research and communications.

Download the role description in full here.

If you are interested and think you might have the skills and enthusiasm to offer, please complete our downloadable volunteer application form above and, along with a recent CV, email  listing ‘Museums & Cultural Sector Volunteer Application’ as the subject.

CLAD Certification Volunteer

Team: Operations Team

Application Deadline: 20th October 2023

Role duration: We are asking for a minimum commitment of 5 volunteering days plus 2 days training/induction (7 in total), over a 6-8 week period.

We are recruiting a Volunteer Certification Officer in the context of our annual global campaign Carbon Literacy Action Day (CLAD) as we experience a high increase in the number of Carbon Literacy certifications for the Action Day. We are pleased to hold CLAD for the third edition this year on the 4th of December 2023 to coincide with the UN COP28 Climate Negotiations. CLAD isn’t just an event; it’s a movement that unites organisations, alongside individuals, trainers, sectors, and nations worldwide, in a shared commitment to address climate change and create a low-carbon future.

As a Volunteer CLAD Certification Officer working with The Carbon Literacy Project, you will be fully immersed in the workings of our small team, pitching in with daily activities, being assigned personal responsibilities and tasks, and carrying out specific project work as and when the need arises.

Download the role description in full here.

If you are interested and think you might have the skills and enthusiasm to offer, please complete our downloadable volunteer application form above and email info@carbonliteracy.com listing ‘CLAD Certification Officer’ as the subject.


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