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We find the perfect role for everybody!

 

Get involved

We are always short on volunteers and need helping hands to run our projects. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us! The opportunities vary from administrative roles (Marketing, Fundraising, or Event Management) to project based involvement.

You can add your volunteering hours to your CV and might even get a Student Award for your engagement!

We're always happy to meet up for a chat about what being a Go Green volunteer can involve, so send us an e-mail at gogreen@rguunion.co.uk or just a quick message on Facebook page or Instagram (RGU GoGreen) to let us know about your interest.

 


Become a member

As a member you can join all of our workshops and volunteer with us in the roles listed below. After signing up as a member, please email us your preferred role to gogreen@rguunion.co.uk

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Volunteering Roles

General

Events Management Volunteer

If you like to oversee and organize events that will make an impact to our target audience, don't hesitat to join our events management team! You'll ensure that everything we organise is successful and cost-effective, paying attention to budget and time constraints. We want to see enthusiastic candidates with fresh ideas and good organizational skills.

 

Fundraiser

To help reduce our of pocket expenses for members, we strongly encourage fundrasing (either through organising events or through contacting sponsors). Being part of our finance team means you'll be reaching out to people and companies to ask for funding for our events and expenses. Also you will keep track of our spending, this will improve your financial management skills.

 

Secretary

You will act as a liaison, replying to emails and document minutes during meetings. Another responsibility is making sure everybody is registered with the union and organising the list of members.

 

Marketing Volunteer

You are creative, enjoy writing and have a passion for social media? If you have a passion for writing and are full of creative ideas? Then become one of our content creators. By joining our team, you'll help to:

  • spread the word about environemntal topics
  • write descriptions for events and the weekly bulletin
  • prepare and send email newsletters
  • create and post content on our social media pages

 

BikePad

Bikepad mechanic

Working in close partnership with Go Green staff and other volunteers, the role of BikePad mechanic is to keep as many bikes on the road as possible, fixing up donations and helping to feed them into the steadily growing fleet of bikes for hire. So if you would like a hands on opportunity - no-matter what your current level of competency - to learn maintenance and repair skills Bikepad is the place. Bikepad is a great place to work within a team, have fun and employ creative thinking.

 

Bike Hire Support

If you have a flare for organisation and administration this role is  for you! Skills to be gained include working with a budget, project planning, IT literacy and as with every area of GoGreen, teamwork!

 

Kaim Shop

Shop Assistant

As a Kaim Shop Assistant you spend time in the shop and explain the project to visitors, helping them look around and answering their questions! You weigh donated items and display them nicely. We work with a huge variety of donations from pots and pans to DVDs, books and clothes so if you enjoy putting together outfits and processing our donations, Kaim is the place to gain some experience curating! This role will provide you with Visual merchandising and PR experience as well as learning about the environmental benefits of the circular economy.

In this role you also help organising Pop-up shops. The Pop-up shop is a mobile unit where we take a selection of interesting items from Kaim out to different locations on campus. Once set up the Pop-up is great for talking to students, publicising Go Green's initiatives.

No experience necessary for this job, but a creative flare curating disparate items and a sociable manner with the participating student community would be great!

 

Administrator

Due to the nature of our free shop we get a lot of donations! As the Kaim Shop Administrator you will help input weighing data into our Excel sheet, helping to calculate how many tons of goods we have saved from landfill whilst enhancing your carbon literacy skills! 

 

Workshop Leader

Working with donated items means we get a huge variety of donations in various states of age and quality. Some items are worn beyond the use that they were intended for but, given our zero waste aspirations we are on the lookout for creative volunteers to come up with repurposing ideas that reuse and recycle old goods, reducing our environmental impact. As a Workshop Leader you will host creative workshops focused on these goals, helping others acquire the skills to find new uses for old things.

So if you would like to gain some workshop/teaching experience or knowledge in creative project design we would love to have you! You can run your own workshops or equally if you're already a confident designer/maker we would love to showcase your work.

 

LivEco Café

Kitchen assitant

One Friday every month, our team of dedicated and enthusiastic kitchen volunteers help preparing ingredients, cooking, serving meals and cleaning any equipment. Within this role, you can develop your cooking, teamwork and communication skills while meeting new people and becoming a part of a community.
If you enjoy cooking and want to make a positive impact on the environment, this position is just for you!

 

LivEco Driver

We always aim to use fresh, raw ingredients that would have otherwise ended up in landfill to reduce food waste. In order for us to obtain these ingredients, a driver must be ready to transport goods between RGU, CFINE and Ruthrieston Community Centre, however, one may not always be available. Thus, to ensure the continual functionality of the care, we are hoping to find driver volunteers. While you need no prior experience for this position, you are required to have a driver's license.

 

VegBag

General volunteer

Promoting a healthy, environmentally conscious and friendly lifestyle is at the core of VegBag and Go Green. To encourage more people to live such a lifestyle, we hope to recruit volunteers to aid with the smooth-running of the project.

As a general volunteer, you will help with a variety of responsibilities including the packing of bags, facilitating collection, researching recipes, and supporting drivers with the unloading of goods. Working with VegBag is a great way to build on your communication and teamwork skills while also developing some financial management skills.

 

VegBag Driver

If you have a driver's license and want to participate in the VegBag scheme, this role may be just for you! As the scheme sources its vegetables and fruits from a local farm in Stonehaven, drivers are needed for the acquiring and transportation of goods to RGU. You will be responsible for driving the electric van on a biweekly basis, for either an hour or two, depending on traffic, but you can also expect to learn a lot about the logistics of this scheme and improve your communication skills in the process!

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