A warm welcome awaits! Transition Cambridge is a great place to meet new people who are interested in creating low impact sustainable lifestyles, to practise or share your skill sets and even learn a few new ones. Here are our latest opportunities:
If you've got the time, energy and enthusiasm to help with some of the following, we'd love to hear from you! (E-mail us here.)
Be a part of the extraordinary community that aims to build a circular economy!! Feel the satisfaction of intervening to beat consumerism and save things from recycling or landfill. Nothing beats the smile on someone’s face when we bring their old/damaged/broken item back to life!
Skills needed: Repairers: an ability to engage people with their items' repair, plus specific practical skills e.g. sewing expertise, electronics know-how, mechanical skills, bike repair skills, software and hardware problem-solving. Non-repairing volunteers: meet and greet, admin, run the kitchen/café area, help set up and take down.
Time commitment: 2 - 6 hrs, on Saturdays or Sundays. 3 - 4 times a year in Cambridge city, plus opportunities in South and East Cambs
Contact Kate for more information.
Our fortnightly bulletin is a core part of Transition Cambridge activities, helping our diverse community to stay connected and informed about the local environment and sustainability scene. We need new writers to compile and edit the bulletin, social media users to spread the word, and bloggers to write short pieces about sustainability, environment and community.
Skills needed: Enthusiastic communicators with a decent grasp of written English, online editing skills and Wiki mark-up knowledge – desirable but training will be given.
Time Commitment: 1-3 hours per hours per bulletin, approximately once per 6 weeks.
If you can help with any of the items below please contact us.
Please get in touch if you would like to join us in communicating about sustainable food in and around our local area.
We regularly have stalls at the big public events in Cambridge (eg Mill Road Winter Fair, Food, Garden and Produce show) and we need people to help to staff the stall. This involves talking to the public about food sustainability issues and promoting our wonderful projects (cropshare, garden share etc). Don’t worry – we’ll give you the info you’ll need! Also, we welcome donations of produce (fruit and veg), and little plants in season. They are offered on our stalls in exchange for donations (of money!).
From time to time, there are opportunities to do a workshop on aspects of producing food eg growing your own fruit and veg, keeping chickens. Sometimes we’re asked to do a talk on a food-related topic eg ‘Making the most of food’.
We often need help publicising our events – designing posters, putting them up, updating this website and others, social media, and so on.
Please get in touch if you would like to help us. You’re also welcome to come along to one of our regular fortnightly meetings in Cambridge. These are on Tuesdays 6.30 till 8.30pm – you can find the dates and venues in the Transition Bulletin and the Transition Events page.
Please email us if you would like to help or contribute your ideas, whether or not you can come to meetings.
At the moment we are particularly looking for assistance with:
The SkillShare group (a partnership between Transition and Cambridge Carbon Footprint) is in need of some new energy, so would very much welcome some new people to get involved. Over the last couple of years we've helped run SkillsFests, Repair Cafes and a Restart Party, all of which were very popular. We'd love some help taking these ideas or other skillsharing ideas forward! (Email us here.)