Fundraising Lead Volunteer


Home-based, or the Zero Waste Hub, Edinburgh

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


We’re a cooperative in Edinburgh working for a world without waste! At SHRUB we empower our community to live a low carbon life. Born from the student community, we were the UK’s first student-­led community cooperative, and now we are a community-led cooperative supporting low carbon activities such as learning to fix a bike, swapping preloved things and enjoying rescued food. 

Our Purpose

  • To provide a welcoming space for rethinking our relationship to waste, reducing consumption and developing effective use of resources
  • To support community empowerment in Edinburgh, learning and sharing skills to make a practical difference to the world we share
  • To deliver innovative waste prevention, creative reuse and repair practices in a living laboratory of Circular Economy

Job Description

We're looking for volunteer support to help reach our fundraising goals. As a Cooperative, we rely heavily on grants to empower our community to live a low carbon life and to make a circular economy accessible for all.

As the Fundraising Lead Volunteer, you will lead the Fundraising Working Group to help research and source potential funding opportunities, and support on writing fund bids. 

This is a part-time, volunteer role with the suggested volunteer time of 3 hours per week. We need some fairly immediate support in this area, so if you believe you have the skills we need however can contribute on a short-term basis or in another way, please do reach out to us on [email protected] and we can discuss this further. 

Experience needed

Ideally we're looking for some with experience of fundraising for charities, with working knowledge of various fundraising methods, such as finding relevant funding sources, writing fund bids, corporate sponsorship, and online fundraising. 

We'd love to hear from you! To apply, please send an email to [email protected] with a short explanation of why you are interested in this role and any relevant experience you may have. Please put the name of the volunteer roles in the subject of your email.

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