Environmental Start-up Volunteers

Adventure and Environment CIC

Remote working

Volunteer • Full or Part Time

www.adventure-environment.co.uk connect@adventure-environment.co.uk

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Would you like the opportunity to be a part of shaping the work of a new environmental social enterprise that will operate from hyper-local to national levels, joining the current team (of two founders) as our journey begins?

Adventure and Environment (æ) seeks to fight environmental and social challenges through, at its most basic level, creating and utilising natural places for the benefit of nature and humans. We will:

  • establish, regenerate and safeguard UK ecosystems, to fight the effects of climate change and protect biodiversity
  • encourage sustainable recreational use (aka ‘adventure’) by humankind, to improve mental and physical well being
  • provide opportunities for all generations to engage with the natural environment, so that they may have positive experiences in nature and understand the basics of how to interact with it appropriately
  • provide people with access to local nature, rather than relying on drive-to beauty spots
  • provide outdoor experiences and educational programmes for the likes of schools and youth groups, where children can learn survival skills from armed forces’ veterans
  • provide opportunities for local community engagement through shared gardens and allotments
  • offer support services to the vulnerable through therapeutic horticulture
  • provide training and employment opportunities

You can read more about our vision at www.adventure-environment.co.uk.

We are reaching out to gather volunteers, to help turn this vision into reality, and would love to join with people who are passionate about creating real change. This is an unusual and exciting opportunity to support Adventure and Environment during the early stages of development, as we create our community plus build relationships and collaborations with key partners (e.g. government agencies, local authorities, environmental charities).

We would be particularly keen to hear from you if you have skills and ideas to share in the following areas, and wish to work with / learn from others with expertise in:

  • Business management (e.g. creating business plans) for a CIC
  • Fundraising / income generation for social enterprise
  • Website and social media for non-profit organisations
  • Land / contract law
  • Partner and community engagement

Volunteer contributions can be flexible, with ongoing support or involvement in one-off projects. Currently all volunteer activity will be conducted remotely, so interest is welcome from anywhere.

Please email connect@adventure-environment.co.uk with your expression of interest, including details of what you can bring to the party, and let’s talk next steps.

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