What’s it like to volunteer?

Volunteering for the Idling Action project made me feel as if I was doing something positive about the problem of poor air quality in my area of the City. With an issue that needs action at a government level to properly resolve, one can feel powerless, but [this] project did make a real difference locally and that was satisfying. It was good to meet other volunteer residents and City workers who also wanted to do something positive and it was an enjoyable way to spend a morning. The distinctive blue tabards prompted passers-by to ask questions and raised awareness of the issue and what the City was doing about it. The response from drivers was generally very positive and it was also good to thank drivers who were not idling – rewarding good behaviour!Sarah, an Air Quality Champion for City of London

Sarah, an Air Quality Champion volunteer

Get Involved

As the Idling Action London volunteer-led action event programme is drawing to a close, we are no longer taking details of those wishing to volunteer with the project. If you would like to get involved with air pollution or vehicle enginge idling activities in the future, please contact your local authority directly.