Social Media Volunteers

About the Role

Do you know your memes? Would you like to gain experience coordinating social media for an environmental charity?

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to run our social media pages to help us promote our events, volunteer opportunities and sharing lots of zero waste content to grow our audience.

Volunteers will gain experience in:

  • Contributing to a social media strategy
  • Working with a team to manage content across Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  • Monitoring engagement data and developing content in response to what our audience likes
  • Attending and live tweeting from SHRUB and Zero Waste Edinburgh events.

Skills and Experience

  • Good English writing skills.
  • Planning and organising.
  • Graphic design skills desirable but not essential.
  • Would suit PR & Marketing student or anyone interested in gaining experience in communications or campaigning for a charitable organisation.

Practical details

  • 2 to 4 hours per week at a time to be agreed with the communications coordinator.
  • Workgroup meetings every Wednesday at 6pm, at our office on 17 Guthrie Street.


  • References for job applications.
  • Meet like minded people and join a community of environmental activists.
  • Free volunteer membership of Shrub giving you access to: decision making in our open meetings, free stuff from our member’s freeshop, and invites to our monthly Shrub parties!
  • Saving the planet.

About Shrub Coop & Zero Waste Edinburgh

SHRUB Coop is a grassroots organisation which aims to provide a welcoming space for rethinking our relationship to waste and developing creative solutions based on the principles of the circular economy.

We operate…

The Swap Shop on 22 Bread Street, where you  can swap your unwanted things for something else that’s been pre-loved.

The Wee Spoke Hub on 13 Guthrie Street, a DIY workshop where we empower you with the skills and the tools to repair your own bicycle.

SHRUB also coordinates the Zero Waste Edinburgh programme, over the next 2 years, we’ll be:

Creating a Food Sharing Hub to distribute surplus food to those who need and want it within the community, funded by Pay As You Feel donations.

Running a Material Matters workshop programme themed around Textiles, Bicycles, Electronics, and Furniture that will upskill the community and create new upcycling enterprises.

Establishing a Zero Waste Advocate Network of local community members who share the vision of an Edinburgh without waste and will support each other in reducing waste in their patch.

How to Apply

Please send an e-mail to with a short explanation of why you are interested in this role and any relevant experience you may have.

After receiving your application, we will ask you to come in for an informal chat about the role.