For more than 30 years Friends of the Earth Hackney and Tower Hamlets has been campaigning for a greener, safer, healthier environment in London, and further afield.

 

 

We Are All Volunteers - Join Us!

We have a group of committed regulars who make up "Our Team" (scroll down to see who we are), but we're always excited to hear from people like you. If you want to do more to help the environment, and the people and animals who live on it, you’ve come to the right place. 

Want to volunteer with us? Here are some things to know:

  • No minimum time requirement: We have a number of campaigns and projects on the go at any given time, each requiring different levels of commitment. From spending 2 hours helping us out at an event, to leading your own campaign, you can give as much or as little time as you’re able.
  • No experience necessary:The more the merrier! Whether you’re well-versed in environmental issues, or are simply driven by the desire to do some good, makes no difference. If you care about our planet, we care about having your help.

There are many ways you can help

  • Collect petition signatures
  • Help us fundraise for, organise or promote an event
  • Volunteer at a monthly Restart Party
  • Start your own campaign!
  • Support our events by coming along

How to get involved

We have monthly meetings where anyone and everyone is free to stop by. This is a great opportunity to see what we’re working on, identify areas or of interest, and opportunities for getting involved. There are subgroup meetings for those interested in specific campaigns.

Our monthly meeting details are posted on the events calendar.

You could also drop us an email with your questions or show up to one of our events.

If you decide after a few meetings that you would like to join us in our quest for a greener world, we have an annual club fee of £12 per person. This helps towards our running costs and comes with no obligations.

 

People with specific jobs...

The group wouldn't function without some people doing some specific jobs, here's more about them and how you can contact them.

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Deborah Borg Brincat
Our coordinator

Kate Hand
Our treasurer and Clean Air lead

                               

                              

                Catherine Sempill                    Our membership and social secretary

Contact the team

 

Campaign leads

Friederike Hanisch
Hackney Fixers

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Luke Allen
Bee Cause

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Adam Schneider
Divest Tower Hamlets

Made up entirely of volunteers, we encourage everyone to get involved with what we do, with however much or little time you have. Whether you have an interest in a local environmental issue, you want to do more locally to tackle climate change or you just want to find out more, you'll be very welcome!

Volunteer With Us

As a volunteer-driven organisation, we are always excited to hear from people like you. If you’re thinking about volunteering with us, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are some things to know:

  • No minimum time requirement: We have a number of campaigns and projects on the go at any given time, each requiring different levels of commitment. From spending 2 hours helping us out at an event, to leading your own campaign, you can give as much or as little time as you’re able.

  • No experience necessary:The more the merrier! Whether you’re well-versed in environmental issues with a background in policy development, or are simply driven by the desire to do some good, makes no difference. If you care about our planet, we care about having your help.

There are many ways you can help

  • Collect petition signatures

  • Help us fundraise for, organise or promote an event

  • Volunteer at a monthly Restart Party

  • Start your own campaign!

  • Support our events by coming along

How to get involved

We have monthly meetings where anyone and everyone is free to stop by. This is a great opportunity to see what we’re working on, identify areas or of interest, and opportunities for getting involved. Our meeting details are posted on the events calendar.

You could also drop us an email with your questions or show up to one of our events.

If you decide you would like to join us in our quest for a greener world, we have an annual club fee of £12 per person. This helps towards our running costs and comes with no obligations.

 

Roles we're recruiting for

Role: Group Coordinator

Description

To support our activity we are looking for a coordinator (or two joint coordinators) to keep our group and campaigns running smoothly. We have a treasurer, campaign leads, a new members’ secretary, but we need a coordinator to help keep us on track with our regular meetings and annual goals.

You will also receive ongoing advice, training and support from a dedicated member of staff at national Friends of the Earth. Please note that you will need to live in or near Hackney or Tower Hamlets and be prepared to commit at least 4 hours a week to this role.

Responsibilities

  • Organising and attending monthly meetings (although we revolve chairing/minute-taking each meeting)

  • Promoting communication and planning, and helping to create a group environment that is inclusive and rewarding

  • Welcoming new members to the group and making sure the group’s interests are reflected in campaigning activities

  • Keeping the group updated with key activities and actions

  • Acting as a contact for the group with Friends of the Earth HQ

  • Ensuring the group has goals and stays focused on them

  • Supporting other members of the group in their roles

Requirements

  • Organisational skills

  • Reliable

  • Motivated and enthusiastic

  • Good at delegating

  • Friendly, open and approachable

  • Good at communicating (phone, in person, or email)

  • IT literate – using internet, email, word processing

  • Supportive of the Friends of the Earth agenda, and generally aware and concerned about environmental issues

  • An ability to dedicate time on some evenings and weekends

What's in it for you?

  • An opportunity to take part in environmental causes that matter to you

  • Bump up your CV/Linkedin profile with additional skills/volunteer work

  • Learn about the issues facing the environment and the campaigning process

The recruitment process

If you wish to apply for this role, please send an email to hackneyandtowerhamletsfoe@gmail.com with a paragraph in response to the following questions:

  1. Why does the group coordinator role appeal to you?

  2. What makes you a good candidate for the role?

Depending on interest in the role, we may contact you for an informal chat about you, the role, and to answer any questions you might have.

Fundraiser

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who can manage our fundraising activity from conception to execution, working with the group to come up with fundraising ideas be they events, email campaigns or other means. You will be required to take ownership of fundraising projects, and achieving the financial targets we agree on as a group. 

Responsibilities:
- Achieve fundraising goals
- Brainstorm, plan and execute fundraising strategies
- Delegate tasks to other members of the group

Requirements:
- Ability to commit at least 2 hours a week for a year
- Clear communication

Experience in a fundraising role would be beneficial, but is not essential. It is more important that you are willing and able to put in the time.

What's in it for you?
- An opportunity to take part in environmental causes that matter to you
- Bump up your CV/Linkedin profile with additional skills/volunteer work
- Learn about the issues facing the environment, and the campaigning process

The recruitment process:
If you wish to apply for this role, please send an email to hackneyandtowerhamletsfoe@gmail.com with a paragraph in response to the following questions:
1. Why does the role of volunteer fundraiser appeal to you?
2. What makes you a good candidate for the role of volunteer fundraiser?

Depending on interest in the role, we may contact you for an informal chat about you, the role, and to answer any questions you might have.

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