Programme Funding Volunteer

CPRE London


Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Sunday, 30th June 2024  

CPRE - England’s leading countryside charity - are seeking a volunteer with fundraising, marketing or communications experience, to assist their London branch with applications to grant makers and project progress reports.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a Programme Funding Volunteer who will support on researching and tailoring applications to grant makers and help with producing project progress reports with a level of detail suited to the funder. There may also be opportunities get involved with other income streams, including digital fundraising, sponsored events (focused on promoting climate friendly actions) and establishing more sustainable funding through regular giving from individuals. The Programme Funding Volunteer will have the opportunity to initiate funding relationships that will ultimately help us support London to move closer to being a zero-carbon city, help strengthen biodiversity, and nurture nature for the good of wildlife and Londoners. The role is accountable to the Director, CPRE London. It is home based with an optional one day in the office on Tuesdays or Thursday where this works for the candidate. We hope that you will be able to contribute 14 hours each week for a minimum period of 8 weeks. Our team will provide you with training and support to develop in your role.

Benefits of the role

  • The use of your skills and experience to contribute to the success of our charity and make a positive difference to making London a greener city
  • The opportunity to meet like-minded people and enjoy being part of a team
  • Our support to help you develop in your volunteering role and provide you with relevant training
  • The opportunity to enhance your CV by developing additional new skills and gaining valuable experience
  • The opportunity to become involved with events and workshops on a local and national level
  • We will provide a reference for any future work or volunteering
  • We provide out-of-pocket travel expenses

What are we looking for?

Skills / Experience Essential (E) or Desirable(D). Please provide examples or evidence where possible.

  • Excellent written communication skills (E)
  • Strong research skills (E)
  • Good interpersonal skills (E)
  • Educated to at least degree level (E)
  • Some past experience of fundraising, marketing or communications work (E)
  • Understanding of the environmental sector (D)
  • Some experience of using layout and design software (D)

What difference will you make?

This is an opportunity to mobilise resources to help London move towards its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030, strengthen biodiversity and to nurture the well being of nature and Londoners through improved access to quality green spaces.


There is an option to come to the office one day a week for this role although this is not essential if you would prefer to work from home.

How to apply

Applications should be made by submitting a short letter to [email protected] explaining how you believe you could use your skills to help CPRE London. Please also include a CV. Closing Date for Applications: 30th June 2024. Please apply ASAP as we reserve the right to appoint before the deadline.