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Galway City reusable coffee cup campaign

Environment/Animal welfare

Galway City reusable coffee cup campaign

Galway City Council


At a Glance

  • Start Date:22/06/2022
  • End Date:30/11/2022
  • Closing date:30/11/2022
  • Post Updated:15/06/2022
  • Min Hours:2
  • Role Type:Lobbying/Campaigns

Requirements:English required, other languages welcome to engage with Tourists


Are you sick of all the coffee cup waste that we are seeing all over the City?

Galway City Council are launching a major new environmental campaign to dramatically reduce single use coffee cups in Galway City- Use your Mug! 200 Million coffee cups are thrown away each year in Ireland which leads to huge environmental consequences.

Volunteers will stand beside a giant coffee cup on a trailer with discarded coffee cups on a fishing net and engage the public on the issue of coffee cup waste and environmental sustainability.

This will be in various locations around the City over the next few months including Shop Street, Quay Street and the Salthill Promenade.

Volunteers will get full training prior to the role.

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Talk to the public about the impacts of coffee cup litter and waste and sustainability in general

Tell the public about local cafes that offer discounts for a reusable cup.

Skills required for this role:

Good communication skills

Passion for the environment

Confidence in dealing with the public

Knowledge of sustainability issues

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Once a week for about 2 hours

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Galway City Councils environmental awareness officer will call the volunteers and arrange training prior to the volunteering.


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Tiarnan McCusker

Address: Galway City Council, Environment Department

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