As the part of the RTPI that gets to the heart of planning with communities, Planning Aid England ensures volunteers are at the core of what we do and offers a wide range of opportunities to get involved!
What can I do as a volunteer?
We're supporting a range of groups along their Neighbourhood Planning journeys. In order to deliver this volunteer-led service, we need a whole range of people.
There are also opportunities for volunteers to help us:
- provide our advice line, email and web resource services
- promote the whole service within your own organisations and/or area
- as a casework volunteer, supporting eligible individuals or groups with planning related matters.
Have a look at our volunteering leaflet (pdf, 1 mb) to find out more.
Do I need to be MRTPI?
You don't need to be MRTPI to volunteer with Planning Aid England, but only Chartered Member volunteers can give planning advice. Volunteers who are at a different stage of RTPI membership (e.g. Licentiate, Retired), or are not RTPI members, will be able to get involved in other activities depending on their interests and skills. More information about the kind of roles available.
I'm interested. What next?
If you'd like to volunteer for Planning Aid England, you'll need to complete our registration form.
Once you've registered as a volunteer with us, our Planning Advisors will let you know what's happening in your area and the volunteering opportunities available.
Please be aware that these opportunities will depend on the needs of the communities or groups we're working with, so will be flexible and vary in terms of time commitment. We don't offer fixed-term placements or work shadowing.