Passionate about the planet and want to help make a difference? Birmingham Friends of the Earth (BFoE) is looking for a Stalls and Events Volunteer to help us make local change that’ll have global effects.

BFoE are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing individuals to help us organise events and stunts as well as co-ordinate our presence at stalls across the city.

About Birmingham Friends of the Earth:

We are a local volunteer led group based in Birmingham. We have been running since 1973 and based in The Warehouse in Digbeth since 1977. We have covered so many issues in and around Birmingham. As well as local issues we also campaign on national and global issues as part of the Friends of the Earth network.

We do this largely through events, public engagement, lobbying and research. Your work would play a vital role in helping us organise exciting events and stunts and engaging people from across Birmingham.

About the role:

As a lot of the work would be based in our office, ideally you would be able to travel regularly to our office in Digbeth. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least one day a week’s volunteering for at least three months.

What it involves:

Duties might include:

Seeking out and booking stall opportunities at various events and locations around the city.
Working with staff and volunteers to coordinate staffing of stalls.
Working with other campaigners to develop creative ideas for stunts and days of action.
Promoting events and stunts online, via email, through social media, and using various contacts and networks.
Attending BFoE campaign meetings to give feedback and keep up to date with campaign progress.
Why it’s important and how it helps us win campaigns
Our group works to influence local decision-makers to do the right thing for the climate and environment, so it’s important that we build support from the public as well as decision makers. Your work will also help us get more people interested in joining our group, which will ultimately grow our influence and therefore our ability to achieve change!

Who it would suit:

The role would suit someone:

  • With the ability to engage with a variety of different people
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good research skills
  • Flexibility with the ability to adapt to new and changing situations quickly.

You will have access to lots of guidance, support, training and resources from us along the way.

How many hours a week it will be:

This role would require a minimum of a half a day of work per week and ideally the role would be carried out at our office in Digbeth.

If you have any of your own ideas about how the role could work or what else you could bring to it we’d love to hear from you. If you don’t feel this role’s for you, you’re very welcome to join anyway. There’s lots to do in the group regardless of what you feel your ‘skills’ are. We want our group to be accessible to everyone so if there’s anything we can do to help you get involved let us know!

Please note we’re a volunteer led group so this is an unpaid role.

Get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] if you have any questions.
To apply for the role email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]