Join our team – CCF Trustee

Join our trustee team


Are you concerned about climate change? Volunteering with Cambridge Carbon Footprint (CCF) as a trustee, you’ll get to work with a supportive and friendly team who share a common purpose, driving forward meaningful, community-led climate action.

We’re currently looking for people of all ages and backgrounds to join our Board of Trustees. You don’t need any previous experience of charities or as a trustee. All you need is experience of working in teams and coming to joint decisions.

We encourage all members of our team to bring their own expertise, skills and experiences to our work. Currently, we would welcome new trustees who can support our fundraising and communications to better enable us to share the impact of our work and expand our activities to where they are needed most.

Who are CCF?

We’re a small and lively climate change charity supporting people to reduce carbon emissions and empowering them to lead on carbon reduction in their social circles, communities and places of work. We centre our approach on what climate action means to people in their everyday lives – in terms of their beliefs, values and capabilities to make real change. Some of our notable projects include Open Eco Homes, Net Zero Now and the Cambridgeshire Repair Cafe Network.

What is involved?

With support from our small and friendly team of staff and volunteers, you’ll work with other CCF Trustees to ensure that CCF has the people, structures and systems in place to be effective and impactful. Trustees meet six times a year, with one or two additional strategy meetings which involve staff and trustees putting their heads together to discuss new ideas, ensuring our focus and activities stay relevant, and thinking creatively about collaborations and funding opportunities. Some Trustees also contribute in other ways, depending on their skills, interests and availability.

Here’s what two recent CCF Trustees have to say about being part of the team:

“I love being part of a group of like-minded people working locally to make a real difference. The climate emergency is global and can feel overwhelming – doing something about it and seeing results locally gives me hope.” – Bev Sedley

“I love working with the Trustee team, who bring a wealth of different experiences and skills to decision making. All to make CCF more effective in reaching and supporting more people to make big changes towards net zero, and telling that story to others.” – Tom Bragg

What support will be available?

Being a CCF Trustee is a flexible, voluntary opportunity that’s both engaging and rewarding. Our staff and existing Trustees will help you get to know CCF and find ways for you to usefully help our work, providing all the training you need to get involved and ensure you’re able to effectively carry out your responsibilities as a Trustee. You’ll work with a friendly and supportive team of people who share a common purpose, helping to address the climate emergency together.

Everyone is welcome!

We aim to recruit and retain a diverse mix of colleagues who are representative of our local communities to help us build thriving, zero-carbon communities together. We value belonging and community and are committed to supporting one another to contribute effectively to local climate solutions.

How do I get involved?

Download our trustee information pack to read more about us and the Trustee role.

Please email Nicole Dang (CCF Trustee) at if you’d like to find out more about becoming a Trustee.

If you’d like information about volunteering in other ways at CCF, please email Nicole Barton (CCF Volunteer and Events Organiser) at