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Volunteer with us

Our volunteers help us tackle the climate emergency and end the suffering caused by cold homes.

Our volunteers – we currently have about 80 – help us reach different communities and enrich our energy advice. Volunteers are crucial to our work, particularly with people in cold homes.

A group of people of all ages stand around a table covered in seedlings in a polytunnel and smile and wave at the camera.
A training session for CSE volunteers, held at a city farm in April 2023.

As a CSE volunteer you could come to our Bristol office or support at events in your own community. We currently work with volunteers in Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Our amazing volunteers are people who have an interest in the environment, green homes or supporting vulnerable members of their community. We have volunteers who’ve built their own eco-home, some who are studying, and others who are looking for office experience to get back into work. Read Louisa’s volunteering story here.

No matter your knowledge or experience – we want to hear from anyone who shares our passion for tackling the climate emergency and reducing the suffering caused by cold homes.

How you can make a difference

Volunteering with CSE is flexible. We will do our best to match up your interests and experience with our suitable opportunities. Here are just some options:

Please note that the large majority of volunteering opportunities take place withing working hours and there is limited weekend and evening volunteering.

In the video below, one of our volunteers, Jan, uses her training to help carry out a home visit:

How we’ll support you

We’ll make sure you get the right training for the volunteering jobs you want to do.

This could include:

What’s in it for you …

We offer dedicated volunteers the opportunity to complete a funded City & Guilds qualification into Energy Awareness. We also host regular training and social events so there’s lots of opportunities to meet like-minded and enthusiastic people, in addition to those you’re working with.

Join us!

We’re always keen to hear from people who want to volunteer with us. Send us an email and we can have a chat about what might be suitable.