Getting Involved

We recognise that bringing together a range of people – across sectors – is integral to effective sustainable change. If you would like to get involved with our work, please see below for opportunities.

While we are based in Bristol (UK), we have worked with people across the world so don’t let geography get in the way of getting in contact!Pero's Bridge

Collaboration

While we cannot usually provide funding, we are always keen to hear about projects and link up with organisations and individuals working to achieve similar aims. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we should hear about your work (emmelie@schumacherinstitute.org.uk).

Volunteers

We offer a range of opportunities for anyone wishing to participate in our volunteer programmes, including community projects, research and administrative and organisational activities. We are always interested in hearing from anyone who is willing to volunteer and we will post specific opportunities on this page. We have limited resources and therefore cannot offer paid internships at the moment – we do however welcome people who have secured their own funding for a placement. We do take interns to support specific funded activities, projects and research as opportunities arise. These will be advertised on this page as they become available. Please check in again soon.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering or internships please contact Ian Roderick (ian@schumacherinstitute.org.uk) for further details

To find other environmental volunteering opportunities and jobs, visit Environment Job.

Prepare for Change – volunteers and self funded interns needed

The project (Prepare for Change) provides horizon scanning services for businesses, government and civil society to improve resilience and sustainability. It formed a component in the city’s successful bid for the Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities Network (Bristol is one of the first 33 cities selected).

The core process in Prepare for Change is called the Monitoring Unit, which uses a wiki as a repository, or an ‘archive of the future’. Volunteers will contribute to this wiki by building up the structures and populating the databases with opinions, forecasts, predictions, trends and other factors that will assist people to think about the complex global issues we face in the coming decades.

Contact Ian Roderick (ian@schumacherinstitute.org.uk).