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Get Involved

We’re always keen for anyone in the community to get involved in what we do. Keep an eye on the monthly newsletter for the latest volunteer requests. Opportunities include Wild Wantage work parties, helping in The Market Garden and volunteering to help collect and share out surplus food with The Mix Community Fridge and Wantage Community Larder. Our work requires quite a bit of behind-the-scenes administration to ensure it is effective so there may be opportunities to provide admin support to specific projects.

Sustainable Wantage is a non-profit organisation, run for the benefit of Wantage, Grove and surrounding villages. We rely on grants, income from refills and hires of The Mix Community Space, and on donations from the public. If you would like to make a donation please use our donation form for online payments or contact us if you would like to donate in another way. Thank you!

Become a member
Sustainable Wantage is a Community Benefit Society, a special form of co-operative, owned and run by our members. Membership is open and we would love you to join and support us. It’s £5 per year to be a member, plus a one-off payment of £1 to buy a share in the co-op. Click here for more details including how to apply.

Reduce your impact
A really important way to help what we do is to see how you can reduce your carbon footprint and therefore your impact on the environment.
Some actions that can make a difference:
Food – reduce meat & dairy consumption, reduce food waste, shop with local producers & grow your own.
Energy – reduce energy usage and avoid energy wastage, insulate your home, switch to a renewable energy supplier, install renewable energy technologies, invest in renewable energy projects.
Transport – walk, cycle, use public transport or car share; choose electrical vehicles if you need to travel; reduce or stop flying.
Waste – buy only what you need; reuse, repair, recycle.
Campaigning – use your voice to speak up for the environment.
Nature – encourage more wildlife to where you live.