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.

DBB FOE

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

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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

Social Media Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who can give our social media pages some love. Social media is a great way to increase our group’s visibility and show casual visitors that we are active and always open to new volunteers. We need someone who can post regular, relevant content that is both fun and informative, and monitor any comments or messages which come via messenger.

Role Responsibilities:
- Plan & source content for our Twitter & Facebook accounts
- Respond to comments & messages, forwarding pertinent communications to the relevant group member

Requirements:
- 2 hours a week for at least a year
- Ability to liaise with other group members regarding content

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 social media manager appeal to you?
2. What makes you a good candidate for the role of social media manager?

 

Clean Air Campaign Manager

Our clean air campaign is one of the most active (ergo demanding & rewarding) campaigns. In the past, we have been heavily involved in improving the Tower Hamlets Council Air Quality Action Plan. Our current focus - Reclaiming Streets - is investigating how we can make St Paul’s Way, a busy Tower Hamlets thoroughfare, more pedestrian-friendly, and thus decrease the air pollution produced by the traffic. This campaign is being run jointly with Poplar HARCA housing association, and Our Air Our Health. We are now in the process of using this feedback to decide the next stage of the campaign. And this is where you come in. 

We are looking for someone who is willing to commit a decent amount of time to managing this campaign.

Responsibilities:
- Think strategically about the direction of the campaign, considering the multiple stakeholders involved
- Liaise with partners on the direction of the campaign
- Attend meetings with partners, community bodies and occasionally, council members
- Keep up to date with local TH politics
- Project manage & attend Reclaiming Streets events

Requirements:
- Strategic thinker
- Good people skills/team work
- Ability to commit to 4 hours a week for at least a year
- Confident decision-maker
-Campaigning or project management experience would be beneficial to this role, but not essential. Most important is that you are able to put in the time, and are willing to learn on the job. You will have access to support from our Clean Air team and our group’s coordinator, and questions will always be welcome.

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 Clean Air campaign appeal to you?
2. What makes you a good candidate for the role of Campaign Lead?

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.

 

Events Coordinator

We hold regular events to raise money for the group’s activities and attract new members. These range from wildflower planting and film screenings, to small gigs and talks. Events are an important part of the group’s activity so we are looking for a volunteer who can throw themselves into this role and really take ownership. 

Responsibilities:
- Plan and organise the group’s events, sometimes in conjunction with Campaign leads, sometimes independently
- Liaise with venue managers & group
- Delegate event-related tasks to group members

Requirements:
- 2- 4 hours per week for at least a year
- Clear communication skills
- Ability to delegate tasks

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. What appeals to you about the volunteer events coordinator role?
2. Why do you think you are a good candidate for the role of volunteer events coordinator?

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