Get Involved! Volunteer with en-form!

Picture of some of our Eco Festival 2021 volunteers
A few of our Eco Festival volunteers in 2021

Did you know that volunteering is one way to boost your mental health and wellbeing?

It is well known that acts of kindness and social connection reduce stress and anxiety, so by volunteering with en-form you can boost your own wellbeing and help make the world a little better at the same time.

Like most charities, en-form and the many environment groups we work with rely on volunteers like you.

Whether you looking to donate, time, skills or expertise; looking to learn more about the environment and the issues facing it, to socialise, get fit, gain experience, go outdoors and to give something back to society, we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to volunteer with en-form, one of its projects or one of the other groups we work with drop us a line at and we will be in touch.

What can I do?


We are currently looking for volunteers for two of our projects – Love your Flow and our Water Project.

Love Your Flow

If you live in Colchester, Benfleet and Southend, you may be interested in becoming one of our reusable sanitary wear ambassadors. You will receive free training and be paid to deliver workshops locally to schools, colleges and other organisations. Want to get involved and find out more? Get in touch ✍️

Water Project

We also need volunteers and in some cases we may be able to pay you, to deliver water saving workshops and promote water issues at events.

Water Workshop.
Grace Darke delivering a Water workshop in 2022

And here are a few tasks that always need doing. Take a look through them and see if any of these take your fancy.

Administration – we always have a range of administration tasks we need help with. Can you take minutes? Can you research and write reports? Can you produce fact sheets and articles for our website? Can you write press releases and marketing letters?

Social Media – Are you a whizz on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and particularly Instagram as that is what young people use? What about Tik Tok? Come to think about it what is Tik Tok? If so, let us know as we are not and could do with some help in improving our posts.

Events & Festivals – Would you like to help us run events? We receive many requests to attend events during the year and we just don’t have the resources to accept them. And we are of course looking for volunteers to help us run the Eco Festival. We will need lots of volunteers for that.

Recycling – Perhaps you love sorting through and recycling rubbish. If so we are always looking for new volunteers. Our Terracycle team sort through masses of old crisp packets and biscuit wrappers every year. Or perhaps you could set up a collection point at work or at home and collect the neighbours recycling. If so let us know.

Litter Picking – Of course there is nothing to stop you doing your own litter picking at any time. Many of our supporters do. However, if you want to become part of a litter picking group check out the Colchester Litter Pickers Facebook Group.  

Conservation – Perhaps you like getting involved in hands-on Conservation tasks like planting trees, maintaining wildlife sites, removing invasive species or even horticultural tasks. Admittedly, we at en-form don’t do many of these tasks ourselves but we support many groups who do and we will put you in touch with them. Also take a look at:

Colchester Borough Council Rangers

Essex Wildlife Trust

TCV Essex

Fundraising – Do you have an idea for a fundraising event? If so let us know as we are always on the lookout for much needed funds.

Your Own Projects – Have you always wanted to set up or run your own environmental project? If so let us know and we may be able to help you make your dream a reality.

All the Small things – Finally you may be time poor but every little helps. Help us spread the word. Share our social media posts, like our posts. Invite your friends and family to join our Eco Colchester Facebook group.