Get Involved

St Albans Street Festival Volunteers

Sunday June 19th 2016: Volunteer an hour of your time to help at the St Albans Street festival and help boost 10,000 people’s recycling! Details & sign-up here.

Join our mailing list to get our monthly newsletter

Email us here and ask to join our mailing list to receive the monthly newsletter and updates about future meetings, events and related local information. Please note that at present most of our energy is focused on Sustainable StAlbans week 21-28 Nov – and volunteers welcomed to help with this!

Becoming a member of Transition

Being a member of Transition is being involved in any way that suits you. If you want to come along to the Open Meetings you can meet other members and find out more about the various groups that are running and get involved.


  • Open Meetings: usually on the third Wed of each month, on different subjects, open to all. Click title to find more.
  • Transition Streets: you can start your own ‘Transition Streets’ group in your road or neighbourhood; it’s a good way to get to know your neighbours, find out more about energy issues, food, transport, household waste, and we help you to get started.
  • Energythe group welcomes people interested in developing ideas around energy; this year we are looking at Community Energy projects for St Albans
  • Food: if you like food, want to try growing it, can help us maintain the ‘Courtyard Cafe’ garden, or want to find out more about gardening.
  • Food Smiles: Local Food for St Albans:  if you are interested in developing or being involved in a local community food project
  • Zero Waste – this group is around what we can do in our city to reduce waste
  • Social Events: have a look on the events calendar for dates of ‘Green Drinks‘ where you can meet up with other people for interesting conversation in a friendly setting. This is a good place to start to get to know a few other people who share an interest in environmental issues. Or come along to any of the other events, including our Open Meetings or the OpenFoodGardens in the summer months.

Transition is built through the ideas and energy of people in the local community; if you have ideas that you would like to develop, please get in touch.

Volunteer Roles

We’re looking for communicative, creative and committed individuals who can help us promote Transition St Albans and our work to the public. We’ll provide you with some basic tools and training to get started, so you don’t need to be a marketing expert, but you do need to be someone with excellent communication skills, who is enthusiastic about what TSA does.

Communications & PR volunteers will help TSA by promoting our social media content, writing blogs, and promoting local events. You should also bring your own ideas for raising awareness about TSA in our local area.

For more info, and how to apply, click here.

Could you help us raise funds to carry out more work in St Albans?  If you’ve got a little bit of time to research trusts &  foundations and, alongside our workgroups, put together application forms then we’d love to hear from you.  Or maybe you could help us approach local businesses for resources?

Half a day a week would be enough to make a real difference.

 To apply, or find out more, contact
Start a Transition Streets group on your street:
In our new project,  Transition Streets, groups of neighbours meet together to discuss their own ‘carbon footprint’ and what practical action they can take to reduce  it.  They save on their household bills whilst getting to know each other better.  TSA will support each group to get started and will give each group member a workbook with clear sections to work through together over seven meetings, to  inform the discussion.  If you might be interested in running a group on your street, get in touch!  streets AT transitionstalbans DOT org.
For more information, look at the Streets section of this website.

Open Food Garden Co-ordinators:

The Plant Extravaganza, OpenFoodGardens and Grow it, cook it, eat it projects will continue to be run for next summer. In order to make the existing projects happen we will need support:

  • help with the OpenFoodGardens project
  • volunteers to help organise and administer the scheme
  • people to grow small vegetable plants for the Plant Extravaganza
  • people to help maintain and plant The Courtyard Café garden

We would like to move on to more ambitious projects such as fruit harvesting and land share.

If you would like more information about any of these projects or would like to be involved in any of them please contact us at: info AT transitionstalbans DOT org.

One response to “Get Involved

  1. Pingback: Street Festival won’t be a load of rubbish! | Environment Matters on Radio Verulam 92.6FM

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