Get Involved as a Volunteer in Edinburgh’s Climate Action Network

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the environment and your local community? Would you like to contribute your time, energy, and skills to advance climate action in Edinburgh? If so, we invite you to join the Edinburgh Climate Action Network (ECAN) as a volunteer. Volunteering with ECAN offers a fantastic opportunity to enhance your abilities, connect with like-minded individuals, and become part of a supportive team dedicated to creating a greener and more sustainable future. Whether you’re interested in event coordination, community engagement, communications, research and data analysis, partnership development, fundraising, or workshop facilitation, we have exciting roles available. Join us today and play a vital part in the community climate action movement!

How to Get Involved: Getting involved with ECAN is straightforward. To join our team of dedicated volunteers, please get in touch via email at In your email, kindly provide details about your skills, interests, and the specific volunteer role you are interested in. We would love to hear from you and discuss how your unique talents can contribute to our mission.

Current Volunteer Positions:

  1. Event Coordinator: As an Event Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in organizing and coordinating various events such as the Summer Garden Party and networking events. Your responsibilities will include logistical planning, venue management, participant registration, and ensuring the smooth execution of events. This role requires excellent organizational and communication skills.
  2. Community Engagement Volunteer: In the Community Engagement Volunteer role, you will actively engage with community groups and individuals interested in climate action. This involves reaching out to community organizations, conducting one-on-one meetings, and participating in networking events to foster relationships and gather valuable input from the community.
  3. Communications Volunteer: If you have a flair for communication and digital platforms, the Communications Volunteer role is perfect for you. As part of our communications team, you will assist with email updates, website maintenance, and social media management. You will help disseminate information about upcoming events, share relevant resources, and engage with the community through online platforms.
  4. Research and Data Analysis Volunteer: As a Research and Data Analysis Volunteer, you will contribute to ECAN’s decision-making processes by conducting research and analyzing data related to climate initiatives, community needs, and best practices. Your work will help gather valuable information, analyze survey responses, and contribute to reports and recommendations that support our mission.
  5. Partnership Development Volunteer: In the Partnership Development Volunteer role, you will focus on building and nurturing relationships with other community groups, local authorities, and third sector organizations. You will have the opportunity to reach out to potential partners, initiate collaborations, and work towards joint projects and initiatives that further climate action goals.

*** Upcoming Volunteer Positions ***

  1. Fundraising Volunteer: As a Fundraising Volunteer, you will play a vital role in supporting ECAN’s fundraising efforts. Your responsibilities will include researching funding opportunities, assisting with grant applications, and organizing fundraising campaigns or events. Your dedication will help secure financial resources to support ECAN’s activities and initiatives.
  2. Workshop Facilitator: As a Workshop Facilitator, you will have the opportunity to share your expertise and knowledge on topics related to climate action and sustainability. You will lead educational sessions, empowering individuals and community groups with the necessary knowledge and skills to make a positive impact. Specific areas of expertise, such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, or sustainable transportation, are highly valued.

By becoming a volunteer with ECAN, you can actively contribute to advancing community climate action in Edinburgh. We are looking for dedicated individuals like yourself who are committed to making a positive change. Join our team today and become part of a community-driven movement towards a greener and more sustainable future. Together, we can make a difference!

For more information and to express your interest, please visit or email us at