Volunteers, Interns, Elective Students
The Centre's work has been developed by staff and exceptionally committed volunteers from around the world. Some have volunteered alongside a regular job, others intensively during the university holiday months, and some in their retirement. All volunteering positions are remote. If you would like to help our work, we ask for a minimum commitment of 6 hours per week for 6 months or 30 hours per week for a period of 4 weeks*
To apply as a volunteer, intern or elective student please complete this form
The next induction dates are:
- Friday 1 December 2023 (4:45 pm -5:45 pm GMT)
- Monday 5 February 2024 (4:45 pm - 5:45 pm GMT)
- Monday 25 March 2024 (4:45pm - 5:45pm GMT)
- Monday 8 April 2024 (4:45 pm - 5: 45 pm BST)
- Monday 22 April 2024 (4:45 pm - 5:45 pm BST)
- Monday 15 July 2024 (4:45 pm - 5:45 pm BST)
If you do not see a suitable date for your elective please contact email@example.com to arrange an alternative.
Induction: Once you are accepted you will be sent a package of preparatory instructions and activities. On the start date that you have chosen you will join an online induction to meet the Education Director, Volunteer Coordinator and discuss your interests and possible projects. You will then be enrolled in our flagship course Introduction to Sustainable Healthcare and begin working on projects with CSH staff.
Weekly timetable: You will work singly or in pairs with a CSH staff member on a sustainable healthcare project. On Thursdays at 4.45 pm an online meeting is held to to share progress and findings with each other. New projects are assigned at that time; for full-time placements it is not uncommon to work on two or three different projects in a given week.
*We consider volunteering to be an educational experience which is of most use for those who have at least 6 hours per week available. If you are not able to commit this amount of time, but would like to learn sustainable healthcare skills, please visit our free learning modules Building a Net Zero NHS and Sustainable Quality Improvement or join one of our short courses.
A few current volunteers are profiled below. Descriptions of student elective and internship experiences can be found here.