Become a short or long term volunteer at CAT

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  • Our Story

    Volunteers are extremely important to our work here at The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), our achievements over the last 30 years simply wouldn’t have happened without the hard work, inspiration and dedication of the initial idealists who founded the centre in 1975.

    Sylvie in Engineering

    Supporting the volunteers service

    Dan in Engineering

    Volunteers were responsible for starting CAT over 35 years ago. Today they still form an invaluable part of the CAT family.

    Supporting our volunteers means that you help us do more work while keeping our costs down, but you also support the training and development of young people keen to help all of us move to a sustainable future.

    “It allowed me the chance to acquire hands on experience, a real sense of achievement and enabled me to pick up invaluable skills from a trained professional. It was hugely satisfying seeing a project from beginning to end.” Dan Halahan, Engineering Volunteer

    Previous volunteers have gone on to work at Forum for the Future, Greenpeace, CAT, Dulas Engineering, further study, to manage Anaerobic Digestion plants at Marmite, run eco-teams for Global Action Plan and work in marine conservation and gardening projects.

    “Working hard, for free, is a serious contribution to the centre, each influx of committed eager and enthusiastic people brings a renewed sense of purpose to the centre.” Alana Hughes Gardening Volunteer 2007

    £1000 contritubes towards a volunteers costs, including travel expenses, a free hot lunch every day, safety equipment, tools and a place on two CAT short courses.

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