Whether you want to reduce the carbon footprint of your food consumption, or are interested in donating your time to a local organisation, there are plenty of ways for individuals to get involved with Cambridge Sustainable Food:
- Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, which provides information about events in Cambridge, updates to our campaigns and local sustainable food news.
- Take a look at our ‘What is sustainable food?’ pages, and think about how you could make your diet and lifestyle more sustainable.
- Volunteer with us! Sign up to our volunteer mailing list below and join our Facebook group for volunteering opportunities. Read about some of our current volunteers and their roles here.
- Get involved with or volunteer for other community food projects.
- Become an intern with us.
For other great opportunities, with us and other organisations working to promote sustainability, see http://www.environmentjob.
Current Volunteer Opportunities with CSF
The Cambridge Pumpkin Festival is a celebration of food and autumn, which creatively encourages us to think about the food we throw away. The festival returns for the third time in October 2017, with events ranging from cookery workshops and fine dining, to a pop-up farmers’ market and kids’ disco soup. Volunteers contribute hugely to the success of the festival, and we would love for you to get involved this year. Visit our Pumpkin Festival website for more information about the events that take place, and email email@example.com if you would be able to help out.
Thyme to Cook
We are seeking a number of volunteers to help out at our after-school family cookery workshops, Thyme to Cook. Activities include assisting attendees with cooking, keeping the youngest children entertained and helping to clean up afterwards. We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly volunteers who are able to work within a team. Experience in childcare would be a plus but is not essential.
We have regular cookery workshops on a Tuesday at the Arbury Community Centre from 3.30pm-6.30pm, during term time only. Please contact Leanne (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in volunteering.
There are also several six-week courses that happen throughout the year in other locations across Cambridge. If you would like to find out more, please contact Leanne (email@example.com) or watch this space for details of upcoming courses.
We run a range of different awareness-raising stalls throughout the year and are always looking for volunteers. Depending on the event, we focus on a range of issues such as food waste, healthy and sustainable diets, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions via food consumption choices. We often have tasters, freebies and activities for children.
If this sounds like something you may be interested in, please contact Bev (firstname.lastname@example.org), or sign up to our volunteer mailing list below for updates!
During the summer and throughout the year we take on interns, who get involved and help with a wide range of activities, projects, campaigns and administrative duties. The internships are for a minimum of eight weeks, for four days a week. This role is unpaid, but on work days the intern will receive a free lunch, and a contribution may be made towards travel and/or accommodation expenses. Please see here for more details or contact email@example.com.
Other Volunteering Opportunities
At Cambridge Sustainable Food we sometimes have other volunteering opportunities including working with businesses (volunteers need some business experience), doing research for the website and projects, as well as website editing and managing social media. If you have experience in any of these fields and would like to get involved, please contact Bev on firstname.lastname@example.org.