Volunteers, Interns, Elective Students

The Centre's work has been developed by both funded staff and exceptionally committed volunteers. Volunteers have joined from around the world, some for a few months and others for several years. Some have volunteered alongside a regular job, intensively during the holiday months as a student, or in retirement. 

If you would like to help our work, we ask for a minimum commitment of 8 hours per week for a period of 6 months or a 4 days per week for a period of 4 weeks.  The next scheduled intake is 31 August, 2021; for later dates please get in touch.

To apply, please send a short note with your background, specific project interests and skills, and dates that you are available to: info@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk

Recent elective placement experiences are described here and here, and two current volunteers are profiled below.

Thank you to our volunteers, interns, and elective students (July 2020 – July 2021):  Adeolu Orogade, Angela Cecil, Anna Moore, Bob Soin, Chloe Legard, Elena Bax, Helen Perry, Hira Ahmed, Inga Williams, Ismini Panayotidis, James Hu, Jennie Newton, Jennifer Lee, Jennifer Young, Jessica Burt, Judith Eling, Kiana Mostaghini, Kirthi Shamanur, Lara Somerset, Lily Andrews, Michael Xie, Mike Tomson, Nian Li, Peter May, Rachel Foote, Rebecca Gee, Sam Scott, Sarah Eastwood, Sarah Lim, Shiwei Oo, Sophie Norman, Tamsin Ellis, Tommy Adams and Victoria Lau.


Judith is a Specialist Registrar in Public Health in the London region, currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research interest is in green and blue spaces and she is currently conducting a rapid review of the mental wellbeing impact in children of green space interventions in educational settings. Formerly a GP in refugee health, Judith is also qualified as a landscape architect. Recent placements include PHE's Healthy Places Team (2018) and Surrey County Council (2019). 


Aless is a SouthWest Neonatal Trainee with an ever-increasing ecoanxiety driving her passion for sustainability both inside and outside of work. Aless volunteers with the CSH and is a member of the RCPCH Climate Change Working Group, looking to effect National healthcare culture change.