LEAP (Livestock, Environment and People)
Volunteer with LEAP to promote research into the impact of meat and dairy consumption on human and environmental health.
Oxford Hub
Sorry! All our volunteer placements are currently full on this programme.
To register your interest for future opportunities to volunteer with LEAP, please email lizzie@oxfordhub.org.
What is LEAP?
Interested in the impacts of meat and dairy on the environment and human health? We're looking for volunteers to help us share our research with the public.
LEAP (Livestock, Environment and People) is an Oxford University science research project which aims to investigate the impact of eating meat and dairy products on the environment and human health. As we’re funded by the Wellcome Trust, bringing our research directly to the public is a key part of what we do.
You can learn more about our current research outputs and events on our website [here].(https://www.leap.ox.ac.uk/news-and-events.)
What does volunteering for LEAP involve?
We need articulate and engaging volunteers to help bridge the gap between our scientists and the public. Our volunteers will be talking directly to the public about our research, seeking personal views and helping to engage people in a range of creative and engaging activities at a wide variety of events from the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition to the Cowley Road Carnival.
We aim to empower our volunteers so we’d also be open to volunteers co-creating new activities to engage the public and would welcome your input!
Volunteers need to attend to a three hour training session prior to getting started. Once trained, you can take part in a wide variety of LEAP out-reach events! We ask that volunteers commit to two days of volunteering as a minimum, although we’re happy for this to be spread over several smaller events.
Benefits of volunteering with LEAP
You will have the opportunity to connect with leading researchers who are working on key issues facing our planet across a wide range of disciplines from health behaviours to human geography to physics.
We will offer training in public engagement and science communication as well as giving you the opportunity to learn directly about our newest research from our scientists. Travel and lunch expenses will also be covered.
Upcoming dates!
The upcoming events that we are looking for volunteers are below.
  • Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham, 4th – 9th June 2019
  • Westgate Kiosk, Oxford, 24th – 30th June 2019
  • The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London – 1st – 7th July 2019
  • Cowley Road Carnival, Oxford, 7th July 2019
Support with your application
Oxford Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to everyone. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities, and can reimburse expenses such as bus tickets. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch at lizzie@oxfordhub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
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