WEAct has a number of different projects and roles available for you to get involved with, if any of the roles below of are interest to you, or you would like further information about what is involved, let us know!
We look forward to hearing from you via our email
In the meantime, please keep up to date with our work on Instagram or Facebook (both @wokingenvironmentaction), Twitter (@actionwoking).
We are currently operating a climate hub in Woking Town Centre. The aim of the hub is to engage people in local climate action. Volunteers help us run the hub by taking on shifts, usually around 2 or 3 hours – we have both daytime and evening slots available. You will receive full training and be supported by a more experienced volunteer whilst you start.
WEAct Hub Core Team
We also have a ‘core’ team of volunteers who meet weekly at 8pm over zoom to discuss the hub, upcoming events and administration requirements. We have a what’s app group which you can join to get involved and receive zoom meeting links.
We are keen to start a number of Terracycle collections from the hub but need a team of people who would be willing to take responsibility for sorting and packing the items collected.
Climate Action Group
Our Climate Action Group acts as a critical friend to the council, scrutinising it’s climate action plan and making recommendations on how it can meet it’s net-zero goals. We also arrange events to raise awareness of climate change and its impacts, such as Woking Great Big Green Week. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month, either online or in person. We have a what’s app group that you can join to receive notification of our meetings.
Woking Biodiversity Group
WBG hosts regular practical outside volunteering days across Woking, including pulling up Balsam and planting wildflower. Volunteers are added to an e-mail distribution list and receive regular emails informing them of when volunteering days are taking place.
Woking Hedgehogs aims to increase hedgehog numbers in Woking, by raising awareness of hedgehog friendly gardens. Volunteers with this project can help by supporting awareness raising events (eg at school fetes) and/or the administration of loaning out of our wildlife cameras.
Plastic Free Woking
This project aims to achieve Plastic Free Community status for Woking. Our project co-ordinator has had to step back due to other commitments so we are looking for someone to lead this project!
We also have a number of ‘back-office’ roles – perfect if you are looking to volunteer but can’t commit to specific times.
- Administrative support – answering e-mails, setting up eventbrites, taking actions etc.
- Social media or website support – updating our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter Accounts. Maintaining our website – WordPress experience required.
- Fundraising – helping us write bid applications for different community funds.
- Charity status – WEAct would like to apply for charity status but we need volunteers to help us with our charity status.