Volunteers, Interns, Elective Students

The Centre's work has been developed by both funded staff and exceptionally committed volunteers from around the world.  Some have volunteered alongside a regular job, others intensively during the holiday months as a student, and some in their retirement.  If you would like to help our work, we ask for a minimum commitment of 6 hours per week for 6 months or a 4 days per week for a period of 4 weeks*.  All volunteering positions are currently primarily remote / online, with optional day visits to our offices in Oxford.  The next intakes are:

  • Monday 31 January 2022 (4.30-5.30pm)
  • Monday 28 March 2022 (4.30-5.30pm)
  • Tuesday 19 April 2022  (4-5pm)
  • Tuesday 3 May 2022 (4-5pm)

To apply, please comeplete this application form

*At CSH we see volunteering as an education and training experience which is most effective for people who have a minimum amount of time available. If you are not able to commit this amount of time, but would like to learn about sustainable healthcare, please visit our free learning modules Building a Net Zero NHS and Sustainable Quality Improvement or join one of our short courses (10-12 hours total).

A few current volunteers are profiled below. Descriptions of student elective and internship experiences can be found here.

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 Ooi, Sophie Norman, Tamsin Ellis, 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.


Jenn is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, currently completing an MSc in paediatric dentistry at Ohio State University.  Her research evaluates the carbon footprint associated with paediatric dental care and aims to inform policies to increase preventative measures and decrease the carbon footprint of dentistry.

NHS Graduate Management Trainee

As part of the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme I worked in operational and project management in Buckinghamshire Primary Care. After a 2-month secondment with CSH, I will continue into strategic management in Secondary Care. I have a BSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and MSc Neuroimaging for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience from The University of Manchester. I love the ocean (particularly manta rays and sharks), all animals and swimming.