Volunteering at Friends of the Earth


NGO & Institutes

Location (s):

  • United Kingdom
  • Worldwide


Friends of the Earth is the UK's most influential environmental campaigning organisation and part of the most extensive environmental network in the world - but we can only be successful with a strong team of volunteers and employees.



We love our volunteers. We’re hugely grateful when you gift us your time and skills. Come and create some memorable experiences with us.

We believe in creating a fairer world where people and nature thrive.

To help make this happen we need to involve far more people, from different backgrounds, in our work. We're excited about making our network more diverse.

Of course we welcome applications from anyone. But we'd particularly love to hear from people who don't feel represented in the green movement – including black and minority ethnic people, women, and people with disabilities.

How to apply

Download our application form, fill it in and either email it to us, or post it to: Friends of the Earth, The Printworks, 1st Floor, 139 Clapham Road, London, SW9 0HP.

What happens next?

We'll keep your application on file. And as soon as we have something for you, we'll be in touch. If you have any questions, you can contact us.


We see things differently and know there are ways to fix the problems on our planet:

  • We want to see nature being better protected and recovering.
  • And we want to see people across the world enjoying a better standard of living.

We're famous for:

  • Winning the world's first climate change law
  • That green recycling bin on your doorstep
  • Support for green energy.

Individuals are our lifeblood. We rely on people who want to protect the environment – and want to help.

We know that when you choose to intern for us it's more than just work experience. 

What's more, you'd be joining a charity with awards for being one of Britain's top employers. We are also an organisation that is committed to diversity. We are keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement, for example, black and minority ethnic people, and woman in senior positions.

Who we are And how we work

Together we make things happen

The first images of Earth from space inspired a movement of people who wanted to protect the only planet we have to call home. It looked beautiful yet vulnerable.

Friends of the Earth stands with anyone who cares about the world we live in, whether you’re a first time supporter or a seasoned campaigner. We work with local groups, experts, business leaders and politicians. And we push for change on causes that matter to you:

  • Protecting your home and local environment.
  • Promoting safe and healthy food and water everywhere.
  • Supporting alternative energy solutions that can change the world for the better for everyone.

Together, with us, your voice is louder, your actions more significant, your impact greater. We’re with you every step of the way: supporting your local community, defending human rights, protecting nature, moving mountains.

Together, with you, we are determined to change the world for good, creating a cleaner, healthier, fairer world for everyone, for today and generations to come.

Together we can protect people and planet

  • Save the bees
  • Fight air pollution
  • Save the climate, stop fracking
  • Reduce plastic in the oceans

Our amazing community

When you join Friends of the Earth, you become part of the biggest grassroots environmental campaigning community in the world. It covers 75 countries – from Norway to Australia, from South Korea to Colombia.

We're talking around 5,000 local activist groups and over 2 million members and supporters worldwide. All of them doing incredible things for a healthier, fairer world.

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