Volunteering and Jobs

*NEW* Greenhouse Volunteer Sought
We propagate plants to raise funds for Carshalton Community Allotment. We are looking for a volunteer to help look after the plants in the green house in our peaceful Victorian Walled Garden at The Lodge. Could you help once a week or so? You can also let us know if you are interested in the Victorian Walled Garden by answering a few questions.


Cycle Delivery – we occassionally have an opportunity for an enthusiastic local bicycle courier rider for ad hoc work in the local area. You will need your own bike. Email trevor@ecolocal.org.uk to register your interest in occasional work.


Please follow the links below for more details about our opportunities

Carshalton Community Allotment

Inclusive Cycling Sessions

Wallington Farmers’ Market

Carshalton Environmental Fair

Victorian Walled Garden

Carshalton Frost Fair

Held on the first Saturday in December this very popular local event offer craft and local produce, music and children’s activities and is the perfect start to the festive season.

Could you lend a hand setting up the event on Saturday morning – either building a marquee, putting up canopies or helping with electics. Or if lighter duties are more your thing we need teams of people to help as stewards and collect dontaions to help cover the cost of the event. We also would be be delighted to hear from people who could turn up fresh and full of energy to help us pack up the event in the evening!

Please contact tansy@ecolocal.org.uk

Social Network Systems and Blog Researcher / Writer

EcoLocal has recently started using Facebook and Twitter. We have also started an e-newsletter. We are looking for one or two local volunteers with experience and interest in social networking sites as well as good writing skills to help us develop these activities.

This role requires:

  • an interest in social network sites and how they can be used to communicate and engage with a wider audience
  • knowledge of the technicalities of how to work social network sites
  • writing and / or journalistic skills
  • a keen interest in developing an understanding of the work EcoLocal does and in helping us engage people and organizations in our activities and services
  • someone who is reliable and enthusiastic
  • the ability to work with us to project the image we feel is best for the purpose of the charity and our social enterprises

email trevor@ecolocal.org.uk

If your area of interest is not currently listed, please do feel free to send us your details as skills are often transferable and new opportunities may arise.

EcoLocal periodically has both paid and voluntary positions available, covering subjects such as:

  • local food growing and nature conservation projects
  • green travel schemes
  • cycle projects
  • energy
  • recycling
  • youth work
  • event organisation
  • consultations
  • office administration
  • project development and fundraising
  • professional skills

Do you have an interest in working (paid or voluntary) in any of the above fields?

Would like to us to put your contact details on file in the event of a vacancy? If so please send an email stating your interest, plus an up to date CV or summary of your experience and interests, to trevor@ecolocal.org.uk

Please note that by emailing us as per the above, you are agreeing to us keeping your contact details and nature of interest on file for up to 6 months.

Please be clear whether you are looking for paid or voluntary work.

We are happy to keep expressions of interest on file, but we make no offer or undertaking to offer paid or voluntary work to those replying to this advert.

EcoLocal is an equal opportunities employer.

For more green jobs see environmentjob.co.uk