Get Involved


Since our earliest days our work here at BHESCo has been powered by the enthusiasm and commitment of a dedicated team of volunteers.

We have a variety of roles available to put your unique skills to good use, whether that’s in data analysis, data management, web-analytics, content and media creation, event co-ordination, public engagement or whatever it is that you enjoy doing.

If you are motivated by a concern about climate change and want to  make a meaningful contribution to the community of Brighton and Hove then you won’t do much better than by volunteering for BHESCo.

Many thanks for your interest in joining the community energy revolution.

Current volunteering vacancies

Client Relationship Management - Records & Data Entry

About the work

Can you spare 20 hours of your time to support our Energy Saving Team with the update of our client records?

The work will involve updating our Client Relationship Management system (CRM) with data gathered from BHESCo’s Energy Saving Team following recent energy assessments. This could include updating client records such as name, address, contact details, etc, in addition to inputting data on property type, property observations (levels of insulation, type of windows and doors, boiler model) and energy bill details (supplier, tariff name, estimated annual consumption, meter type).

About you

The suitable candidate will have experience in data entry, a good level of attention to detail, and will be very patient with routine tasks.  The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs. You will be provided with access to a laptop, for use within the BHESCo office, along with training on the specific program we use.   This is an opportunity to assist with an innovative, interesting and worthwhile project and to get to know more about community energy work and improving the energy efficiency of Brighton’s housing.

When and where

Our ideal candidate will start asap and will be able to offer at least 4-5 hours per week.  We work standard office hours and can be flexible to suit your other commitments. The office is on the Old Steine in Brighton.

How to apply

Please contact Diane Smith, giving details of relevant experience and your availability.  If you have one, please also supply a CV.


Tel:  01273 284470

What's is like being a BHESCO volunteer?

“Being a part of BHESCo and the broader community-energy movement is a radical act, the full impact of which we have yet to fully comprehend.”


“Small cooperatives with genuinely innovative solutions and business structures have the potential to alter energy consumption on a wide scale. BHESCo provides an inspirational service to the local community and simultaneously benefits the planet as a whole. Although my volunteering plays a tiny part, it is fantastic to be involved in this enthusiastic and dedicated team who are achieving groundbreaking work.”


“Working with BHESCo during my summer vacation was the best volunteer experience so far. I can learn environmental justice, policy and management at UC Berkeley, but the best way to understand the actual process of reducing local greenhouse gas was to work for BHESCo. Surrounded by passionate and hard-working BHESCo members truly inspired me and made me think about what I’m going to do in the future to preserve Earth’s natural resources.”


“ I definitely have you all to thank for providing me such a rich and interesting learning experience to feed into it.”


Please tell us why you want to become a volunteer, what it is that you would be interested in doing and what skills you can bring and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.