Become a Student Green Impact Project Assistant!
By: Eve Pawsey
Last updated: Tuesday, 31 October 2023
Do you want to help our University drive forward sustainability projects across campus?
Apply to become a Green Impact Project Assistant to develop skills in project management, communications and leadership, and ultimately shape real-world implementation of sustainability.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday 15 November 2023.
The University of Sussex is working with SOS-UK to offer an exciting volunteering opportunity where you can work together with Schools and departments across the University, supporting and motivating staff teams to improve the sustainability of their department.
You’ll work directly with staff to gain a better understanding of sustainability in the workplace and implement tangible sustainable change on campus.
After in depth training, delivered by SOS-UK, you will be assigned to a department at the University where you will spend a few hours each month supporting them with their sustainability goals and help them achieve a Green Impact award. The role will be shaped by your own skills, interests and experience, as well as your assigned Green Impact team’s needs.
Typical GIPA tasks could include:
- Attending or leading Green Impact team meetings
- Brainstorming ideas
- Assisting with project plans and case study documents
- Developing communication materials
- Collecting feedback
- Estimating impact
- Maintaining the online toolkit and collecting evidence
- Conducting research, surveys or baseline audits
- Presenting sustainability ideas to the team
- Identifying achievable actions to inform next steps
- Liaising with the central Green Impact team to resolve team queries
- Put your mark on sustainability at Sussex
Volunteering will be flexible around your studies and other commitments and you will be supported by SOS-UK throughout the process. At the end of the academic year, you will get a digital badge to demonstrate your experience.
Successful applicants will be invited to training on Wednesday 29 November, 2-4pm.