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Green Impact student opportunities

We have volunteer opportunities for students to get involved with the Green Impact scheme, by becoming Project Assistants (GIPAs) or Auditors.

Green Impact Project Assistant (GIPA)

This volunteering opportunity will provide you with valuable work experience, improve your skills and give you the chance to help improve the environmental performance of the University.

You can gain skills in project management, communications and leadership by supporting and motivating staff participating in Green Impact. You will receive training, support and recognition at our awards ceremony. The role is flexible; you can tailor the role so that you develop the skills that you need to, whilst providing teams with the support they want.

Have a look at the Green Impact Project Assistant Role Description to find out more.

Green Impact Auditor

Auditors will visit the teams/departments that have taken part in Green Impact and audit them, checking that they have completed the actions from the toolkit they have submitted.

This is a great short-term volunteering opportunity, where you can gain the skills and knowledge associated with auditing, gain valuable employability skills and make a positive impact.

Each volunteer auditor will be fully trained on the toolkit and what they need to do in order to audit through a half-day of training. This is an IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) approved course. Auditors will then complete one or more audit in pairs. An audit should take around an hour to complete depending on the size of the department.

How to get involved

If you are interested in becoming either a Green Impact Project Assistant or Auditor then email Neva Mowl on

All specific volunteering opportunities are advertised on the Environment and Sustainability Facebook page and Salford Advantage.