Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Volunteering opportunities for staff

If you're passionate about one or more areas of sustainability, you can build them into your work by becoming a social responsibility and sustainability champion. Join our staff networks for sustainability, active travel, academics and community engagement.

Take part in the Sustainability Awards

The Sustainability Awards offer an opportunity for staff to work in teams to make a difference in their area and contribute towards the University becoming more socially responsible and sustainable.

Take part in the Sustainability Awards 

Join the Academic Network

Existing as an email list, the network allows members to share ideas and calls for collaboration on: research projects; funding opportunities; teaching; student placements; events; knowledge exchange and impact activities; and other projects. The list encourages academic input into University policy and practice. PhD students are welcome to join as well as academic staff.

Find out more about the Academic Network

Become a staff Sustainability Champion

Sustainability Champions banner - two hands either side of earth, with Sustainable Development Goal colours
Join a network of staff and students making the University of Edinburgh more sustainable. We will help you develop the skills you need to lead positive change in your area of work.

Become a Sustrans Active Travel Champion

Are you interested in helping friends and colleagues be more active through walking or cycling? Become a Sustrans Active Travel Champion or get involved with the Staff Cycle Community.

Get involved with the local community

Community engagement - Edinburgh skyline
Find out how you can have a positive impact on the surrounding Edinburgh community.