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Sustainable Business Event Assistant

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We run weekly sustainability-themed events for the business community. These are mostly multi-speaker seminars with networking, Q&A and refreshments, and are 2 - 2.5 hours long. Topics can range from renewable energy to agriculture, technology to social sustainability, carbon neutrality to construction, wellbeing to B Corp. Sometimes our events are workshops or roundtables.


Experience To Be Gained

This role is suitable for any student looking to gain experience in any of the following:

  • Events and event management
  • Sustainability, sustainable development, the climate and ecological emergency, biodiversity and other environmental topics
  • The business community
  • Networking and professional interaction



When our events are online, volunteer roles are usually (but not limited to):


  • Facilitating networking in break out groups 
  • Note taking and creating a write up or article about the event (if wanted)
  • If there are other roles you are interested in, please make contact and we will see how we can help!


When our events are hybrid, volunteer roles are usually one or two of the following (but not limited to):

  • Registration and welcome of attendees (main role)
  • Health and safety support (sometimes)
  • Social media support (sometimes)
  • Photograph and video support (sometimes)
  • Support with keeping the venue tidy and clean (sometimes)
  • Running speaker interviews (if wanted)
  • Note taking and creating a write up or article about the event (if wanted)
  • If you have a preference, do let us know.



Our online events are on Zoom at the moment. To take part, you will need to have a computer with Zoom downloaded and strong WIFI access. Zoom is not suitable for those with hard of hearing as it does not include closed captions.

When our events go physical again, most of our events are in central Bristol. Sometimes they take place in North Somerset, BANES, and South Gloucestershire.


Our Event Topics

You can find all of our events here, and most are open for volunteering opportunities:

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Required Role

Sustainable Business Event Assistant

Key responsibilities

Registration and welcome of attendees (main role if event is physical) Facilitating networking (main role if event is virtual) Health and safety support (sometimes, if event is physical) Social media support (sometimes, if event is physical) Photograph and video support (sometimes) Support with keeping the venue tidy and clean (sometimes, if event is physical) Running speaker interviews (if wanted, if the event is physical) Note taking and creating a write up or article about the event (if wanted)

Desirable Skills

  • Communication
  • Positive attitude
  • Team Work

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Event Planning
  • Listening
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Practical
  • Problem solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Networking

When can you do this role/Calendar

Start Date: 19-01-2021

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  2. MORNING monday
  3. MORNING tuesday
  4. MORNING wednesday
  5. MORNING thursday
  6. MORNING friday
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  2. AFTERNOON monday
  3. AFTERNOON tuesday
  4. AFTERNOON wednesday
  5. AFTERNOON thursday
  6. AFTERNOON friday
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  2. EVENING monday
  3. EVENING tuesday
  4. EVENING wednesday
  5. EVENING thursday
  6. EVENING friday
  7. EVENING saturday
  8. EVENING sunday

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  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up