Volunteer with Transition Cambridge!

Want to join us?

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:

Admin, organisation and publicity activities

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.)

  • fund-raising or writing grants
  • facilitating meetings or acting as secretary to help new TC groups get off the ground
  • writing press-releases or liaising with the media
  • updating parts of the website and helping with web design (using pmwiki)
  • putting up posters for events around town and helping with publicity
  • coordinating and running stalls at events, including printing, and keeping track of leaflets
  • admin – keeping resources together, answering emails, many assorted tasks
  • running workshops and giving talks as we are invited to do so and for special events
  • liaising with council as required according to local consultations

We look forward to hearing from you!

Repair Café Repairers and Helpers

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.

Join our Communications Team!

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.

Contact: Anna

Permaculture group Help Wanted

If you can help with any of the items below please contact us.

  • Looking for items of interest to group and arranging visits. Admin group will publicise.
  • Letting us know what will help you develop your practice.
  • Sharing your experience with the rest of the group.
  • Hosting visits to where you are practising permaculture.
  • Editing and updating these permaculture pages.

Food Group Help Wanted

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.

Energy Group Help Wanted

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:

  • Authoring FAQ pages and fact sheets, both writing the answers and writing the questions so you don't have to be an expert to help. Some ideas for more:, heritage buildings ...

Skillshare Group Help Wanted

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.)

Our Mission

Transition Cambridge aims to help Cambridge make the transition to ways of life that are more resilient in the face of rising energy prices and a changing climate.

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