Volunteer opportunities

Plastic Free Chesterfield is working to create a plastic free community in Chesterfield with Surfers Against Sewage. A community dedicated to minimising Chesterfield’s contribution to the single-use plastic crisis.

In order to achieve this, our group is run entirely by volunteers. We would love you to join us in helping us to raise awareness about single-use plastics and work with our community to bring everyone on board with our campaign.

Volunteer Social Media Assistant

As a Volunteer Social Media Assistant you will help to grow Plastic Free Chesterfield’s social media following across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Your creativity and ideas for engaging posts will enable people to interact with posts and encourage discussion on reducing single-use plastic both individually and across the community.

Volunteer Schools Outreach & Engagement Assistant

In order for to build a Plastic Free Community, we need to sign up Chesterfield’s schools (primary and secondary) to join the Plastic Free Schools programme (or if not at least sign the Plastic Free Pledge).

Therefore we are recruiting Volunteer Schools Outreach and Engagement Assistants to contact schools to talk to them about the Plastic Free Schools programme, as well as potentially give talks to the school on the subject of plastic pollution. We working hand in hand with our ally, Chesterfield FC Community Trust on this.

A full briefing will be provided.

Please note you do not have to live in Chesterfield to apply for this role, especially with schools not accepting outside speakers to come in at present due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Volunteer Community Outreach and Engagement Assistant

In order build a Plastic Free Community, community organisations such as churches, community groups, charities, community centres, and community events must sign the Plastic Free Pledge, pledging to take action to reduce their own plastics, as well as support Plastic Free Chesterfield and plastic free initiatives in Chesterfield.

Therefore we are recruiting Volunteer Community Outreach and Engagement Assistants in order to reach out to these organisations and get them to become a Plastic Free Ally by signing the Plastic Free Pledge.

A full briefing will be provided along with some sample text.

Please note you do not have to live in Chesterfield to apply for this role, as the role can be completed from your own home.

Volunteer Digital Video Creator

Raising awareness about single-use plastics and plastic pollution is critical to the work of Plastic Free Chesterfield.

Therefore we are recruiting for a Volunteer Digital Video Creator to create a number of short digital videos for use on our social media pages.

The videos will include: plastic pollution awareness, about the Plastic Free Chesterfield campaign, highlighting our Plastic Free Champion businesses, highlighting our Plastic Free community Allies.

You do not need to be based in Chesterfield as content can be created at home and interviews / video content can be collected via Zoom etc.