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JOB: Volunteer Community Fundraising Champions

BE4: N / A

LOC: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire*

PAY:

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

We know that a personal touch goes a long way in persuading people to get involved in causes that are close to their hearts, either through cash donations or getting more actively involved. Get to know your local neighbourhood and use your approachable personality to find locations for collection tins, set up fundraising events or attend local meetings. If you can travel around your local area and would like to bring people together to raise funds for wildlife then we would love to hear from you. Commitment is flexible, give as much or as little time as you can spare. *With regular contact with our fundraising team in Oxford. BBOWT works to secure a better future for wildlife in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. ASK: For more information about the role contact fundraising@bbowt.org.uk.

JOB: Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officer

BE4: 13/12/19

LOC: Mid & West Cornwall

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: Cornwall Wildlife Trust

4 days a week for 9 - 12 months. Join the Mid & West Cornwall Nature Reserves Teams as a trainee & gain skills vital for starting a career in the wildlife & countryside sector. You will learn practical conservation & land management across a range of habitats & develop your wildlife knowledge & volunteer leadership skills. Formal training package to include chainsaw, tractor, first aid, brushcutter & pesticides application. Species ID & surveying courses are also available. We have an excellent track record of trainees going on to find employment in the conservation sector. Rel quals are desirable but not essential. Applicants must enjoy working outdoors & be physically fit to undertake practical tasks. Full UK driving licence essential. ASK: Send CV & covering letter to rich.moore@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, please quote Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officer.

JOB: Volunteering Learning Assistant Internships - Various Locations

BE4: 18/1/20

LOC: Various locations*

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

Looking to get some quality experience with Europe's largest conservation charity, engaging with young people and delivering environmental education? We are looking for volunteers to deliver clearly defined sessions to groups of up to 30 young people of all ages and abilities. You would mainly be delivering to school groups but will also have opportunities to gain experience working with families and adults. You’ll get: training in delivery, local species ID, equipment safety and first aid, mentoring, lots of first-hand experience, a uniform as required and expenses. You will need: a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; an enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills; a resourceful/flexible approach to be able to cope with a wide variety of ages and abilities; good communication skills. Must be 18 years old or over and have achieved A-levels or equivalent. Time Commitment: 2 to 3 days a week from 9am to 5.15pm for 3 months or more (March to September 2020). *Locations: Rainham Marshes in Greater London, Leighton Moss in Lancashire, Conwy in North Wales, Old Moor in South Yorkshire, Sandwell Valley in west Midlands and Saltholme in Middlesbrough. ASK: For further information visit https://c-js.co.uk/32Ksrq3

JOB: Voluntary Traineeships x 3

BE4: 5/12/19 5pm

LOC: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

PAY: Training budget of £1500 available

FOR: Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Looking to kick start your career into the environment sector? Shropshire Wildlife Trust is offering 3 Voluntary Traineeships: Hedgehog Officer (Engagement), Conservation (Reserve Management) and Species Monitoring (Surveying). Each Voluntary Traineeship is 3 days a week for 12 months. You will gain practical experience and training that will boost your chances of successfully gaining paid employment on completion. ASK: For an informal discussion please contact Tom Howells, Growing Confidence Project Officer, 01743 284297 tomrj@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Trustees

BE4: 2/1/20 5pm

LOC: London

PAY: Expenses

FOR: The Orchard Project

The Orchard Project is looking for two new trustees to join our friendly & lively board. We are particularly interested to recruit trustees with experience in any of the following: marketing & communications; fundraising & income generation for charities/social enterprises; strategic understanding & application of digital technologies. Get under the hood of our ambitious & dynamic charity & help us with our mission. As a national charity we have reach, but are also small enough to be very agile with decision making. Your input will make a huge difference to our development. The roles are unremunerated, although reasonable expenses are paid. The annual commitment will be based around 4-6 Board meetings. ASK: For more information & to apply, please download the job description https://c-js.co.uk/2nbGtC3. Chat: Kath Rosen CEO, The Orchard Project on 07977457395 or email ceo@theorchardproject.org.uk.

JOB: Skokholm Long Term Volunteers

BE4: 10/2/20

LOC: Skokholm Island, SW Pembrokeshire

PAY: Training

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales

Each season we invite 4 volunteers to help the wardens manage the Island & monitor its wildlife. 2 positions run 1/4/20 to 30/6/29 & 2 from 1/7/20 to 30/9/20. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on one of Britain’s most spectacular islands & gain experience in a wide range of survey techniques. You will also be integral to all aspects of island management from providing clean visitor accommodation to boat deliveries & helping with physical management such as pond digging. Each volunteer has their own bedroom & shares facilities with our paying guests. No qualifications or specific experience required as training given, but candidates working towards a career in conservation preferred. We are looking for people with enthusiasm for UK wildlife & a desire to learn & get involved in a range of tasks. Must be of a hardy nature as working days can be long & in a range of weather conditions. ASK: Please see our website to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2CL0ROZ

JOB: Grounds and Surveying Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Nettlecombe Court Field Centre, Williton, West Somerset.

PAY: Tea and cake

FOR: Field Studies Council

We are looking volunteers to help us maintain our wildlife garden, extensive grounds and be part of our long-term wildlife surveying programme around the centre. Nettlecombe Court is a Tudor and Georgian mansion, which is now a residential field centre nestled within fantastic oak parkland, in a secluded valley on the edge of Exmoor. Knowledge of gardening and maintenance work beneficial. Regular volunteer days held on the last Friday of each month. ASK: To find out more email: education.nettlecombecourt@field-studies-council.org or call Verity Jones on 01984 640 320.

JOB: Parks in Mind Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Bournemouth, Dorset

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

We’ve created ecotherapy volunteer groups in Parks across Boscombe & Bournemouth to help improve participant’s health & wellbeing while enjoying being outdoors. With a focus on nature conservation, green exercise & other activities, you’ll enhance your own wellbeing while making improvements to local parks for people & wildlife. The project includes elements of nature study, art in the environment, relaxation & confidence building workshops. The emphasis is on providing a relaxed & friendly atmosphere while taking part in practical & sociable outdoor activities to improve the environment. You chose the activities you want to take part in & work to your own limits, between 2 hours to 20 days a month it’s completely up to you! No prior knowledge required, with the chance to learn from both the project leaders & the other people taking part. If you like to be outdoors, enjoy meeting new people & doing light manual work this is the perfect role for you! ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2yNn3pU

JOB: Events Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sevenoaks

PAY: 0

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We’re looking for friendly and outgoing volunteers who can help us deliver events at various locations. The tasks are as varied as our events program, and you will always have a lot of fun! Kent Wildlife Trust's events program offers a diverse range of county-wide events for all to enjoy throughout the year, from walks and talks, to workshops and family days out. These events help to support Kent Wildlife Trust's work in conservation and projects to protect wildlife across the county. If you enjoy working with people, are looking to gain experience in a fun atmosphere, or looking to expand your skills and knowledge this is the role for you. Volunteers are welcome on a weekly, monthly or ad-hoc basis, working across multiple locations or sticking to just one if you prefer. There are also opportunities to take up team leader roles and learn to deliver events yourself. Volunteers must be over 16 and confident to talk to members of the public. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/30sfFfN

JOB: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Bournemouth

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

An exciting opportunity to support our Visitor Centre at Kingfisher Barn, the gateway to the Stour Valley Nature Reserve. With over 90,000 visitors a year you'll be welcoming people to the Centre, letting them know about the local area & showing them round the Centre exhibition. Can you provide a warm welcome to all visitors, hand out information & make a good cup of tea? Full training given, & don't worry - you don't need to be a 'font of all knowledge' on the area, although some local knowledge would be beneficial. For those with green fingers, there is plenty to be done in the wildlife garden too. Whether you can help with a morning a month or become a regular weekly volunteer, we'd love to hear from you. ASK: Find out more here: https://c-js.co.uk/2JuOauf 01202 451548 stour.valley@bournemouth.gov.uk

JOB: Romney Marsh Visitor Centre Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: New Romney

PAY: 0

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We're looking for volunteers to join our Visitor Centre team at Romney Marsh through the summer months. Fortnightly commitment. Our volunteers support our work by greeting visitors, working on our grounds, serving in our small tea bar and shop, helping out in our art gallery and guiding visitor around the grounds; you'll also be sharing information about our exciting Fifth Continent project. We're looking for volunteers that would like to share their knowledge about Romney Marsh, wildlife and would like to help us to connect people with nature.  You don't need to be an expert in all things wildlife, as you'll be learning alongside our friendly and knowledgeable staff members, but you'll need to comfortable mucking in and carrying out a range of duties across the Centre. You'll be meeting new people, gaining new skills and making a huge difference to our work.  We are happy to provide references for regular volunteers.  ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2YAS6Ql

JOB: Roadside Nature Reserve Wardens

BE4: N / A

LOC: Roadside Verges, Kent

PAY: 0

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We're looking for volunteers to join our Roadside Nature Reserves Team across the county. Our volunteers help us on task days, and keep an eye on our roadside verges throughout the year. Fortnightly commitment. Roadside Nature Reserves can link existing wildlife areas, helping to reconnect and restore landscape so that wildlife is no longer struggling to survive in isolation. This supports a living landscape, which benefits both people and wildlife and makes nature more resilient to future change. They provide vital wildlife corridors for many species, particularly reptiles such as slow-worms and viviparous lizards, and mammals such as badgers.  Our Roadside Nature Reserve Volunteers help us by participating in task days, carrying out essential work on the verges and roadside alongside our staff team.  Volunteers can join us for a full or part day, and you don't need any previous experience in conservation work, so long as you are enthusiastic and willing to learn. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2HwF53y

JOB: Roadside Wardens

BE4: N / A

LOC: Kent

PAY:

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We're looking for Volunteer Roadside Wardens who can help us to keep an eye on the roadside verges and roads close to their homes.  We're currently looking for volunteers in the Dover, Swale and Medway areas, as well as some other areas across Kent (please see the application form for more information). This is a flexible role, and monitoring can be carried out at your convenience during daylight hours.  We'll need you to monitor the verges on at least a monthly basis.  You will be provided with full and on-going training and you will be provided with a point of contact to report any issues or concerns. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2HwF53y

JOB: Sevenoaks Visitor Centre Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sevenoaks

PAY:

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We're looking for volunteers to join the largest of our Visitor Centres during our summer period.  Weekly commitment Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays. The Visitor Centre is in the centre of our beautiful wildlife reserve containing lakes and ponds and is very popular with visitors from across the county and beyond. Our volunteers greet members of the public and provide information about the reserve (you don't need to be an expert, it's the perfect place to learn more about wildlife!) and you'll also be serving in our on-site shop and café. You'll need to be confident to welcome our visitors to the site, and happy to carry out light cleaning and stock checking, as well as serving in our cafe area and in the shop.   We offer full training, and there are lots of opportunities to get involved with our work on the reserve and with our events.  We are happy to complete reference requests for regular volunteers.  ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2w7x8w4

JOB: Volunteer Warden Internship

BE4: 6/12/19

IV: 16/12/19

LOC: RSPB Otmoor, Oxfordshire

PAY: Training / travel expenses available.

FOR: RSPB

If you want a career in conservation then this internship can really help you on your way. It will give you great insight into how nature reserves function and help you to gain and develop the management and practical skills required. You'll gain valuable experience of managing wet grassland, reedbed and hedgerow habitats on an important wetland reserve and gain lots of experience in species identification and carrying out a range of surveys. What's more, you will gain appropriate practical training and qualifications e.g. chainsaw, brushcutter, tractor operation and ATV use; (depending on seasonal needs). We'll give you training and experience of using specialist computer software and opportunities to meet key RSPB staff. Time commitment, 3 days per week for 6 months. ASK: For a full job description, go to: https://c-js.co.uk/2Rd4GpD. To request an application form, email fergus.mosey@rspb.org.uk or to discuss this great opportunity, you can ring on 01865 351163.

JOB: Learning Volunteer

BE4: Open

LOC: Gibside, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG

PAY: Full training & travel expenses

FOR: National Trust

National Trust Gibside are growing their Learning Activities Volunteer Team this winter. Starting in November with our very popular Christmas Trails for primary schools & winter birthday parties programme. We aim to train new volunteers over the winter period to prepare & deliver a range of educational activities to school & community groups throughout 2020. The opportunity to be a volunteer with the Learning Team is a fantastic opportunity to develop outdoor education skills & would be ideal for anyone who has worked in education or is interested in developing the skills necessary for a career in education. This volunteer role is open to people from lots of backgrounds. For example, you may be looking to share a skill from your prev education / employment or be looking to develop new skills & experience, or just eager to be outdoors in a busy activity focused environment.  Time commitment: full & half days. ASK: For more information: gibsidestablesldc@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: European Solidarity Corps Volunteer Island Birds Project

BE4: 20/11/19

LOC: Croation Islands / Nature Parks

PAY: All travel and living expenses

FOR: Association BIOM, BirdLife partner Croatia

10 months, 1/2/20-30/11/20. Excellent European Solidarity Corps opportunity for 4 young persons (aged 18-30) to gain voluntary experience in carrying out fieldwork for a number of wild bird conservation projects in Croatia and learning to promote nature conservation within the local communities. Applicants must be passionate about nature conservation, have good teamwork skills, be fit and able to live and work in remote locations on challenging terrain, and are ready to step outside of their comfort zone. Successful applicants will be positioned in a series of locations in Croatia including remote islands and the Učka Nature Park. Successful applicants will also be asked to carry out a range of tasks including monitoring seabirds from boats, participation in invasive mammal eradication, bird ringing, and organising and running public engagement activities (including for children). Bird identification skills and driving licence desirable. Ability to communicate in English or Croatian essential.  ASK: For more information please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2WTawfH

JOB: Immersive Volunteer Ranger Box Hill and Headley Heath

BE4: 27/11/19

LOC: Dorking, Surrey

PAY: Shared accommodation, training

FOR: National Trust

We are looking for an Immersive Volunteer to join an energetic & innovative team at Box Hill & Headley Heath. Both sites are home to some extremely important & rare habitats, & an experienced & enthusiastic team of volunteers & rangers.  This role will suit you if you are:  a motivated & enthusiastic individual with the willingness to persevere & use their own initiative, with the ability to embrace new projects & challenges. Interested in gaining experience in countryside management or nature conservation. Looking for a detailed & immersive experience of the National Trust or the sector. Interested in understanding how we care for our special places over time. Interested in volunteering for up to 12 months. Over 18 with a full UK driving licence as driving the National Trust vehicles will be essential to the role.   We provide induction, uniform, PPE & training essential to the role. ASK: Contact David Benjamins on 07770 887673 or david.benjamins@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Trustee

BE4: 3/12/19

IV: 20/12/19

LOC: Stratford Upon Avon

PAY: 0

FOR: Heart of England Forest

Our goal is to create a huge, unbroken or contiguous woodland of 30,000 acres, a refuge where people can rediscover nature & wildlife can flourish. We are looking for new Trustees to join our Board, people who are passionate about woodland creation in the heart of England. If you have the time to commit, can think strategically, are committed to the Nolan Principles of Public Life, & have expertise in at least two of the areas below, we would like to hear from you. Charity finance; outdoor education; investment management; networking & relationship building; good working knowledge of the geographic area of the Heart of England Forest. You will help to ensure that we fulfil our duty to our beneficiaries through delivering our charitable objects, vision, mission & values. ASK: To download a role description, & for more information see https://c-js.co.uk/2r5oXBt

JOB: Volunteer Role - Health and Safety Officer for Friends of Staunton Country Park

BE4: N / A

LOC: Staunton Country Park

PAY: Parking, refreshments and training as needed.

FOR: Friends of Staunton Country Park

Friends of Staunton Country Park is local group committed to supporting Hampshire Countryside Service in the preservation and conservation of Staunton Country Park, including its buildings and other identified sites of interest.  The Friends of Staunton Country Park group are looking for a Health and Safety Officer to ensure that that the group carries out their duties in relation to health and safety within the group and any visitors/public they may come into contact with. Their projects seek to educate the public about the Park's history and draw attention to the diversity of flora and fauna present in the Park. Duties would include; reviewing and updating current health and safety procedures, carrying out risk assessments for activities, events or trips and ensuring good practice. Ideally the volunteer would also have an interest in safety issues and have good attention to detail, as this would be a key part of the role.  ASK: For more information email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk

JOB: Expedition Leaders

BE4: December 2019 or ASAP

LOC: Training around the UK, possibly Peru, India, Iceland Finland or Scotland

PAY: Travel expenses, insurance and subsistence during expedition

FOR: British Exploring Society

British Exploring Society is a youth development charity that brings diverse people together to work in challenging environments. It creates expeditions that help equip young people with the courage, skills & resilience to make the most of their future. Expeditions are between 2 & 6 weeks long & take typically place in the spring, summer & autumn holiday periods. We are recruiting passionate, skilled volunteer knowledge leaders. These leaders bring with them experience working with young people in remote settings & are able to facilitate the personal development of young people by inspiring curiosity in science activities, media projects & the natural environment. They will be responsible for designing & delivering activities incl the John Muir Conservation Award, scientific fieldwork & creative media projects. ASK: Visit www.britishexploring.org for further info about our volunteer roles & to apply. Feel free to contact us on expeditions@britishexploring.org or call 020 7591 3141.

JOB: Practical Reserve Management Placements

BE4: 20/11/19

IV: 2/12/19

LOC: UK wide at WWT centres

PAY: Accommodation incl utility bills available at some centres. Full induction, training on use of brushcutters, tractors, pedestrian mowers and ATVs if relevant to role at centre, H&S and customer service training

FOR: Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

Join the team at one of our magnificent wetland centres and develop useful skills for the UK job market in areas of ecology, conservation and reserves management. These full-time one-year placements are ideal for those looking for a placement on a sandwich course or looking to gain practical experience in the field.  A 12 month placement allows you to see all that the seasons bring and with it a variety of activities from habitat management to surveys, wildlife sightings to supporting events.  So you will need to enjoy being outdoors in all winds and weather, have a good level of physical fitness and enjoy being part of a team.  Accommodation incl utility bills available at some centres. Full induction, training on use of brushcutters, tractors, pedestrian mowers and ATVs if relevant to role at centre, H&S and customer service training. ASK: Full details and an application form are at www.wwt.org.uk/placements

JOB: Reserve Management HQ – Office & Research placement

BE4: 20/11/19

IV: wb 2/12/19

LOC: WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

PAY: Accommodation incl utility bills. Full induction. Training package relevant to the role amay include GIS software (QGIS), biological recording systems (Recorder 6) and Conservation Management System (CMSi), research design, water quality and ecological mo

FOR: Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

Join the team at our wonderful WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre & develop useful skills for the UK job market in areas of ecology & conservation. We are looking to recruit a full-time volunteer for a 12 month period in a role that will provide support in all of the work undertaken at our reserve management headquarters. This will include desk & field based research, project design & data analysis supporting us in our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. A great opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in conservation & to see how our reserves are managed throughout the seasons. Accommodation for this role is provided locally, incl utility bills. Full induction. Training package may include GIS software (QGIS), biological recording systems (Recorder 6) & Conservation Management System (CMSi), research design, water quality & ecological monitoring, botanical & other taxa identification. ASK: Full details & an application form are at www.wwt.org.uk/placements

JOB: Practical Conservation Grazing Placement

BE4: 20/11/19

IV: wb 2/12/19

LOC: WWT Martin Mere, Lancashire

PAY: Accommodation & training

FOR: Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

Join the team at our magnificent WWT Martin Mere wetland centre and develop useful skills for the UK job market in areas of ecology, conservation grazing and reserves management. This full-time one-year placement is ideal for those looking for a placement on a sandwich course or looking to gain practical experience in the field.  A 12 month placement allows you to see all that the seasons bring and with it a variety of activities from cattle management and grazing, as well as in wetland management and species monitoring. So you will need to enjoy being outdoors in all winds and weather, have a good level of physical fitness and enjoy being part of a team.  Accommodation incl utility bills. Full induction, training relevant to role may include animal husbandry, brushcutter, ATV, 4x4 and tractor driving training. ASK: Full details and an application form are at www.wwt.org.uk/placements

JOB: Animal Presentations Placement

BE4: 20/11/19

LOC: WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

PAY: Accommodation incl utility bills Full induction, training relevant to the role may include presentations skills, customer services,

FOR: Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is one of the UK’s leading conservation organisations with a long history of managing wetland sites, animal husbandry, conducting research and engaging with visitors. Each year we offer a small number of opportunities to those looking to do long-term placements. These new placements provide a rare opportunity to gain practical experience with a wide range of animal species including birds, mammals and amphibians. This will be a varied role with activities including animal husbandry, assisting with animal training protocols and developing presentation skills.  It would suit those who enjoy being part of small enthusiastic teams, have a good variety of skills and love being outdoors. Two placements are available - one starting in early 2020 for up to 8 months and the other starting in August / September 2020 and running for 12 months. Accommodation incl utility bills. Full induction, training relevant to the role may include presentations skills, customer services. ASK: Full details and an application form are at www.wwt.org.uk/placements

JOB: Midweek Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Greater Manchester

PAY: Training in practical conservation activities

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

We are a charity that specialises in taking volunteers out into the greenspaces of Greater Manchester to do practical conservation activities. We have been active in the area for over 20 years. We provide fully trained leaders who have first aid qualifications and can give you all the support you need throughout your time volunteering with us. Volunteer with our Midweek Group and get involved in tasks all over Greater Manchester. You can learn practical skills such as path and steps construction, tree felling, pond creation, tree planting and traditional skills such as hedge-laying and dry-stone walling. No previous experience is necessary as full training is given. ASK: If you're interested in learning more, email manchester@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Role - Minutes Secretary for Friends of Staunton Country Park

BE4: N / A

LOC: Staunton Country Park

PAY: Parking, refreshments and training as needed.

FOR: Friends of Staunton Country Park.

Friends of Staunton Country Park is local group committed to supporting Hampshire Countryside Service in the preservation and conservation of Staunton Country Park, including its buildings and other identified sites of interest.  The Friends of Staunton Country Park group are looking for a Minutes Secretary to take notes during meetings and carry out general administration to ensure meetings are well organised. Their projects seek to educate the public about the park's history and draw attention to the diversity of flora and fauna present in the Park. Duties would include; being available to attend and participate in meetings, taking accurate notes, writing up and disseminating these appropriately, plus carrying out other general administration. Ideally the volunteer would also have good attention to detail, as this would be a key part of the role. ASK: For more information email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

JOB: Visitor Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

Our visitor volunteers work across the visitor centre & the lakeside viewpoint, making a large flexible team whose focus is great customer service & promoting this special nature reserve. We know that wildlife inspires people, so interpreting the wildlife here is important, whether it’s pointing out swans or swallows, hoverflies or hawthorn. The visitors centre will have basic refreshment facilities & equipment to hire, you will help visitors get what they need. Collect car parking payments at the till & help with keeping the welcome area clean & tidy.   RSPB membership really is the lifeblood of the society & underpins every single thing we do. Introducing visitors to the idea of membership is important too. You will have the confidence to strike up a conversation with strangers & a desire to help, an enthusiasm for conservation & wildlife; but most importantly of all you will need a friendly demeanour & a ready smile. Full induction & training for the role will be provided as well as the opportunity to attend a whole host of training opportunities, such as H&S, wildlife ID courses & even face painting training. Commitment 3 hours per week. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Schools On Reserves Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

Do you remember finding your first ladybird? Share in the excitement as a volunteer and you will have the opportunity to deliver our education programme to visiting schools where typical activities range from hands on exploration of meadows, woods and ponds to playing environmental games. Essential skills / exp needed: a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills; a resourceful and flexible approach to be able to cope with a wide variety of ages and abilities of children; the confidence and ability to lead or facilitate a fun and active day's education programme, both in the field and the classroom, with a group of students and their teacher. We'll give you training and exp to build your confidence in helping children have a wonderful hands-on exp with nature. 1 day a week especially between April-July. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Forest School Volunteer Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Exeter, Devon

PAY: Travel expenses & in house training

FOR: A Touch of the Wild

We are looking for volunteers to help on weekdays and weekends at our holiday club, education groups, family events and birthday parties. Volunteers will be supporting the Club leaders to deliver fun days in the woods for children aged 5-14 years, packed with opportunities to take part and learn some amazing skills. Volunteers will need some exp of working with children or young people or feel confident in supporting groups of children in nature based activities. If you are interested in delivering outdoor learning, have enthusiasm, dedication and excellent communication skills this is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable exp. In house training will be provided with opportunities to learn bushcraft, green woodwork, plant ID and many more skills. A love of the great outdoors and own transport is essential! Volunteers working with vulnerable adults or children will need to take a DBS check that will be paid for by A Touch of the Wild. Volunteers are not required to make a commitment to regular days a week, although this would be helpful. ASK: Contact Hannah Standen, info@atouchofthewild.co.uk

JOB: Volunteer Gardeners

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cragside, Northumberland, NE65

PAY:

FOR: National Trust

If you love gardens as much as we do then you’ll know they need a lot of care & attention. Volunteer Gardeners do practical work to help keep Cragside in peak condition & looking eye catching. What's involved? Helping the gardens team with everyday practical tasks to keep the garden looking at its best; looking after garden machinery & equipment; being a friendly face for visitors & answering any questions; helping with projects like new planting or clearing overgrown areas. This role will suit you if you are: keen to work in a team; happy to work outside in all weathers; interested in gardening & have a bit of exp; available at least once a fortnight. Any day to suit you, our core volunteer days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, we can offer weekends too. ASK: Apply online at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer & search Cragside or call 01669 620333.

JOB: Cycle Ride Leader/Assistant

BE4: 31/3/20

LOC: Kirkcaldy

PAY: Training and reasonable expenses

FOR: Greener Kirkcaldy

Greener Kirkcaldy runs activities encouraging people to walk and cycle more. We are looking to create a network of volunteers to run and assist with cycle rides across Kirkcaldy. Rides will vary from 2-14 miles in length. Volunteers can run activities for their own communities, groups or organisations, or assist with our public rides. We're looking for a team of committed volunteers to lead (or assist with) bike rides, carry out basic bike safety checks, make people feel welcome, encourage less confident cyclists and promote cycling as a mode of transport. Volunteers can also plan routes and carry out risk assessments if they would like to. Volunteers will need a bike in good working order, basic cycling skills and the ability to cycle at least four miles. Good communication skills and reliability are also important. We ask a regular commitment of at least once a month. ASK: Contact susan@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk or on 01592 858458 for more information.

JOB: Community Talks Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

Help us help our local community, by spreading the word about RSPB Sandwell Valley, and giving engaging presentations. RSPB Sandwell Valley is an enchanting urban green space located in the middle of a vibrant and diverse community. You will deliver engaging and inspiring talks about RSPB Sandwell Valley to local community groups, inspiring them to come and visit. The talks will cover a range of topics relating to the nature reserve, such as nature and wellbeing, the history of the site, and the wildlife in Sandwell Valley. Commitment flexible / as needed. ASK: Contact cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Community Forum Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

The community forum is a group of volunteers who ensure we remain relevant to and engaged with our local community. You will attend a meeting every 2 months where we plan and discuss projects and activities that will encourage more people to visit the reserve. ASK: Contact cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Wildlife Gardening Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

If you enjoy wildlife gardening, spending more time outdoors and working in a small team then this is the role for you. The Wildlife Gardeners will look after and develop our wildlife friendly gardens around the visitor centre. These include flowerbeds, herb beds, wildflower meadow, lawns and wildlife homes. We are looking for an experienced gardener to join the enthusiastic team. 2 days per month. Thursdays, 10am-1pm. ASK: Contact cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Sandwell Swans Assistant Youth Group Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

You will work as part of a team to enthuse children with the outdoors and wildlife. Your duties will include helping run a variety of craft activities and outdoor activities. Knowledge of wildlife is not essential as this can be built up over time as you go forward with your new role. A DBS check will be carried out for this role. 4 hours on one Saturday afternoon per month. ASK: Contact colin.groves@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Event & Activities Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

We have a packed calendar full of events and activities on the reserve, from bat detecting events to wild art days to wildlife friendly gardening events. All of which are designed to get people closer to nature and interested in the work of the RSPB. We need event volunteers to help deliver the activities, but also work with setting up and packing away afterwards. 1 day a month. ASK: Contact: alex.sharrod@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Baby Birds Parent & Toddler Group Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

Baby Birds meet every Wednesday for parents and toddlers to discover more about nature and have fun sharing time together. There is a mix of indoor and outdoor play activities with an emphasis on connecting with nature. The sessions run for 2 hours in the morning and afternoon. Experience of working with young children in outdoor activities is essential. School term time, every Wednesday except May and June. ASK: Contact lucy.fleming@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Forest School Volunteer

BE4: 13/12/19

LOC: Itchen Valley Country Park, Southampton

PAY: Training*

FOR: Youth Options

Help us support, develop & engage children & young people to realise their abilities, aspirations & make a valuable contribution to their communities through forest school & outdoor learning. You will need to be passionate about engaging young people in a process of personal & social development through parent & child groups, school visits, 1:1 support & community groups. *On the job training as well as opportunities to attend relevant training courses incl H&S, risk assessment & first aid. All roles are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. A min commitment of one morning or afternoon session a week is required. ASK: Please submit an application form or contact jamieboyd@youthoptions.co.uk for more information. For more information or an application pack contact: 01794 525510 admin@youthoptions.co.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2nfvuaz

JOB: Membership Development Volunteer

BE4: 30/11/19

LOC: RSPB Dove Stone Reservoir

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

RSPB Dove Stone needs an enthusiastic and passionate individual with excellent people skills to join the RSPB’s dynamic membership team and help Give Nature Home. You will be based at our lovely reserve surrounded by hills and rewarded by fabulous views. You will enthuse and inspire the public to join the RSPB by using sales techniques, storytelling, and utilising wildlife spectacles. Thanks to your vital presence and work, you will be ensuring that nationally agreed membership recruitment targets and key performance indicators are achieved. If you have the ability to engage with a wide range of people face to face, and have experience in delivering wildlife and conservation messages, then this is the volunteering role you were looking for. Commitment: 1 day, 6 hours a week. ASK: To apply and find more information about the role, please contact our Visitor Experience Officer at angel.sanchezdevera@rspb.org.uk or call us 01457 819880.

JOB: Community Outreach Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

Help us help our local community by spreading the word about RSPB Sandwell Valley, and leading fun activities! We are looking for volunteers to help us reach out to local people and share their love of nature. You will attend local venues (museums, children’s farms etc.) and community events, as part of a small team. You’ll be chatting to people, inspiring them about nature and RSPB Sandwell Valley. You’ll deliver fun nature-inspired crafts or activities such as making bee homes or leaf crowns, bird bingos and scavenger hunts. 1 day a month. ASK: Contact cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Woodland Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Penllergare Valley Woods, Penllergaer, Swansea, SA4 9GS

PAY: Training

FOR: The Penllergare Trust

The Penllergare Trust relies on volunteers to help us to preserve and restore Penllergare Valley Woods; a magical, green oasis which provides a haven for wildlife and a peaceful place to walk and enjoy the countryside. We are looking for new woodland volunteers to join us for Phase Two of our project - restoring the Walled Gardens. If you are willing to work hard and get your hands dirty helping us to preserve the local history of the Penllergare Estate, we would love to hear from you.  We are starting a new volunteer group to work every Monday 9am-2pm, alongside our Estate Team and existing volunteers.  This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and be a part of saving this  beautiful and unique landscape and historical site.  ASK: Please email volunteer@penllergare.org or call 01792 344 224 for further information. Thank you.

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: N / A

LOC: Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire

PAY:

FOR: Hampshire County Council

Hampshire Countryside Service are looking for volunteers to help maintain and improve four of our sites around Bishop's Waltham. These sites are: Claylands, The Moors, Dundridge Meadows and the Rail Path; each covering a variety of different habitats to manage. Our tasks run twice a month, on a Tuesday, from September to March and once a month through the rest of the year. Tasks begin at 10:30am and run until about 3pm. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in conservation work and to meet like-minded people. The work can vary from scrub control to infrastructure repairs and surveys. Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided free of charge, as are all tools and equipment. ASK: If you are interested, please contact the Central Sites Team on: centralcountrysidesites@hants.gov.uk for more information.

JOB: Voluntary Reserve Assistant

BE4: 20/11/19

LOC: Goss Moor National Nature Reserve

PAY: Training, PPE & expenses

FOR: Natural England

6 hours per month. A monthly practical task day is launching this autumn to increase community involvement in the management of Goss Moor NNR. Tasks will vary from cutting scrub & maintaining the multi-use trail, to creating charcoal, & livestock management. Your input will help to diversify the landscape of the moor, & improve the habitats for notified species like the marsh fritillary butterfly. All are welcome to come along & pick up a hand tool - no prior experience is required; just a passion to be part of a team & a love of the outdoors, working in all weather. ASK: For further information email crystal.edwards@naturalengland.org.uk.

JOB: Truleigh Hill Project Volunteer - 'Pondscapes' Champion

BE4: N / A

LOC: Truleigh Hill, South Downs Way, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5FB

PAY: Training

FOR: South Downs National Park Authority

Assist the Truleigh Hill Community Landscape Officer in the creation, management and monitoring of ponds, supporting terrestrial habitats and the development of 'Pondscapes'. Involves: practical habitat management, creation and surveying (including dusk and dawn surveys and inputting data onto a national database), working with the team, volunteers, the public and project partners including Froglife and people of varying backgrounds. The ability to support at events and to have an interest in ponds, wetlands and associated species particularly amphibians. All reasonable equipment will be provided. Benefits: project and site induction, personal safety and ongoing support. Ideally volunteers will have their own transport, alternatively they can join specified project workdays delivered by the SNDPA where transport will be provided. Initially the practical activities will be delivered over Saturdays with opportunities for weekday involvement. October 2019 to March 2020) with a review for spring / summer 2020 - extension onto further years funding dependant. ASK: Please contact vrs@southdowns.gov.uk with any queries or to apply.

JOB: Independent Events Team Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Across Norfolk

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

On average one day per month. We are building a team of enthusiastic volunteers with excellent communication skills to represent the Trust at a variety of events throughout Norfolk. You will be supporting NWT and raising awareness of our work by providing friendly face to face contact and distributing information and events leaflets.  ASK: For more information about this opportunity please visit the webpage https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv where you will be able to download a role description and an application form or contact Alan Marchbank alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk or on 01603 598360.

JOB: Surrey Countryside Partnerships Voluntary Internships

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Based at Caterham (Downlands) & / or Epsom (Lower Mole)*

PAY: Experience

FOR: Surrey Countryside Partnerships (Hosted By Surrey County Council)

Gain a wide range of practical conservation experience working to maintain/restore a diverse range of habitats, in particular rare chalk grassland & woodlands. Principally weekdays; we are flexible on duration/days of week. You would be joining in on scheduled task days, gaining essential on-the-job experience learning about targeted countryside/rare habitat management practices; helping to prepare for tasks, carpentry & opportunities to work with our Downlands Partnership grazing service; some formal training (brushcutters etc.) could also be made available. We work closely with volunteers of all ages, plus school & corporate groups so excellent communication skills are required & you need to be able to work confidently as part of a small busy team.  Physically demanding at times and involves working outdoors in all weathers. Full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle essential. An ideal first internship during / post countryside management studies. *but required to work across partnerships' area (principally North / NE Surrey and in to Croydon, Sutton, Kingston). ASK: Please email your interest and CV to: countrysidepartnershipsteam@surreycc.gov.uk. Find out more: https://c-js.co.uk/2wttDTU.

JOB: Showing People Wildlife Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Across Norfolk

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

On average one day per month. We are looking for friendly, outgoing people who have knowledge of and enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation, have good communication skills and are confident in dealing with people of all ages to raise interest in and awareness of Norfolk’s wildlife by showing members of the public / visitors to sites some of Norfolk’s most spectacular wildlife events. These could include Great Crested Grebes’ courtship displays, Marsh Harriers passing food to each other, Swallowtail butterflies emerging, or other wildlife spectacles that you have knowledge of or interest in. ASK: For more information about this opportunity please visit the webpage https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv where you will be able to download a role description and an application form or contact Alan Marchbank alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk 01603 598360

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Plymouth & Surrounding Area

PAY: Training

FOR: Plymouth Environmental Action (PEA)

We carry out a variety of projects including: tree planting; beach cleans; species & habitat surveys; wildlife pond creation; hedgelaying; invasive plant species management (e.g. rhododendron, parrotfeather, Himalayan balsam etc.); coppicing (a traditional woodland management technique); dry stone walling, to name but a few! Events each weekend, but no requirement to commit to a certain number of days. You will gain valuable nature conservation skills in countryside management, such as how to create & restore important habitats for wildlife & people. You will also gain other key skills such as communication, team working & leadership. If you are really keen you may want to progress to become a Volunteer Project Officer (VPO) & get more involved ‘behind the scenes’ planning & leading practical projects & social events. You don’t need to have any skills, experience or abilities to join as a volunteer; all you need is a love of the outdoors & be a good team player. ASK: Find out more from Chris Bond, plymouthenvironmentalaction@hotmail.co.uk https://www.pea-volunteering.co.uk

JOB: Schools Outreach Session Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: Greater Manchester

PAY: Training / expenses provided

FOR: RSPB

You will be working with primary school children in their school playgrounds. Giving children the chance to explore & learn about the nature around them. Helping them find mini-beasts. Encouraging them to use their senses to discover the sights, sounds, smells & textures of the plants & animals nearby. Supporting them to discover nature’s treasures & find the words to talk about them. Your Schools Outreach Officer, Rachel Robinson, will support & train you at all stages, & you will get all the resources you need. Training will be done around Manchester & in schools. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is considering a career in environmental education or would like to work with children. Requirements: an interest in wildlife & a love for nature; exp or desire to work with children; enthusiasm & willingness to communicate with adults & children; well organised; able to commit to 2 days a month. ASK: Email rachel.robinson@rspb.org.uk & complete an application form.

JOB: Nature Reserve Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Slapton Ley Field Centre, Devon

PAY: Lunch

FOR: Field Studies Council

1 day a week. Conservation Tasks might include: Clearing vegetation with hand tools, constructing woodland paths and steps, hand pulling invasive plants, constructing fences and stiles. You will need to be physically fit and happy to work out in all weathers. Some experience of using hand tools would be helpful. ASK: Find out more from Alice Henderson on 07734 781374, volunteer.sl@field-studies-council.org

JOB: Event Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses*

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As an Event Volunteer you'll be helping to run nature based activities for families in Cardiff's parks, greenspaces and family friendly indoor venues, from libraries to community centres. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable more children and families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. Time commitment: at least one event every month. *Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2S28aHd. Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Myplace Ecotherapy Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Lancashire

PAY: Training / Expenses

FOR: Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Up to 4 hours per week. Myplace works with people who have physical or mental health issues and / or are experiencing long-term unemployment. We aim to empower people, encouraging them to take action, participating in environmental activity that has positive benefits for their own health and mental wellbeing, as well as for their local community. We do this through the delivery of 5 themes of Ecotherapy: Conservation, Growing, Nature Walks, Mindful Environments and Bushcraft. Volunteers are needed to help support our weekly sessions which are delivered across East, West and Central Lancashire for all ages (13+). This role will suit people who are empathetic with good interpersonal skills and are able to work with people from all walks of life. ASK: If you would like to make a difference in a person’s life whilst developing new skills and knowledge then get in touch: myplace@lancswt.org.uk 01772 872007

JOB: Volunteer Primate Research Assistant

BE4: Dates throughout the year

LOC: Lajuma Reserve, Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa

PAY: Training

FOR: Primate and Predator Project

Min 6 months. The majority of your time will involve working with samango monkeys and possibly vervet monkeys and chacma baboons. You will spend lots of time out in the field, alongside an experienced and passionate team of field biologists, and it’s likely that you’ll be involved in tasks such as: behavioural observations of habituated primates through full day follows and collection of standardised behavioural and demographic data from our study troops; experimental titrations of predation risk based on giving-up densities or predator detection experiments using predator models; habituation of new groups, possibly tracking via VHF receivers to maintain contact; phenological transects and vegetation plots to estimate primate food availability; general data entry; assisting PhD students based at PPP with their data collection as required. We are looking for someone who is passionate, reliable, responsible, self motivated and enjoys working as part of a team. A biology / zoology / ecology background would be preferential. ASK: Email: primate.predator@durham.ac.uk

JOB: Schools Outreach Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As a Schools Outreach Volunteer you'll be responsible for delivering outreach sessions in primary schools and nurseries across the city helping children to discover and learn about the nature in their school grounds. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable children and their families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. We also have Welsh speaking roles available. Ideally one day a fortnight, subject to school bookings. During school hours and school term time. Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2DDIuvu Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Practical Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Across Penwith, Cornwall

PAY: Travel expenses & training available

FOR: Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Come & learn more about the work we do across Penwith in practical conservation, archaeology, ecology improving public access & farming practices. We are running volunteer sessions to clear vegetation to uncover some of Penwith’s archaeological treasures, restore Cornish hedges & improve access along trails connecting ancient sites. We need people who are willing to roll up their sleeves & get stuck in, embrace learning new skills & enjoy working outside in all weathers. The sessions are fascinating days out with friendly people - a great way to boost your health & wellbeing. Bring sturdy footwear, lunch & waterproof / outdoor clothing.  All training, tools, equipment & refreshments (tea / coffee & biscuits!) provided. Other volunteering opportunities are available for a range of different tasks. ASK: For more information and to register contact Holly on holly.berwick@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk or visit https://www.penwithlandscape.com.

JOB: BogLIFE Project Voluntary Warden

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses NNR, & NNR Base (N Shropshire)

PAY: Travel expenses / Training

FOR: Marches Mosses Boglife Project

A great opportunity to assist with the restoration of Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised peat bog as part of the Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project. The National Nature Reserve is 690ha & straddles the English / Welsh border, 4 miles from Whitchurch, Shropshire & 10 miles from Wrexham. Role is varied & can include practical estate & habitat management tasks, surveying / monitoring, assisting with events / guided walks & office projects. Protective clothing & some formal courses & in-house training provided. Suitable for a student looking for a work placement or someone wanting to gain further experience in the conservation sector. Applicants must be reliable & enthusiastic, have a keen interest in wildlife & conservation and be physically fit & prepared to work outdoors. ASK: Apply to Steve Dobbin, Reserve Manager and Volunteer Adviser; steve.dobbin@naturalengland.org.uk, 01948 880362

JOB: Wigan Conservation Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Lancashire

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & North Merseyside

Our Conservation Volunteers get stuck in with a variety of practical conservation tasks such as path work, fencing, coppicing and wetland work on sites in the Wigan area. Volunteers need to be enthusiastic with a reasonable level of physical fitness.  Full training and supervision by LWT staff. ASK: To find out more please email volunteer@lancswt.org.uk 01772 318374.

JOB: Dragonfly Recorder

BE4: N / A

LOC: Homebased

PAY: Training

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) needs your help in protecting Britain’s dragonflies. Join the DragonflyWatch and record dragonflies at your local wetland sites. Your records will help the BDS monitor the health of dragonfly populations across the county, identifying important sites, and influencing conservation action. Beginners are always welcome and advice, and support, is available to those who need it. BDS recorders are also encouraged to pursue other volunteering activities for dragonflies, depending on their personal interests, including fundraising, engagement, research, and practical habitat management. ASK: Visit https://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/content/get-involved

JOB: Local Outreach Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Homebased and local area – England and Wales only

PAY: Training & some expenses

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

Do you love dragonflies? Would you love to share your passion for these iconic insects with others? As a Local Outreach Volunteer you will be an ambassador for our charity and for dragonflies and their conservation. Duties may include giving talks to local groups in your area about our work and the wonderful world of dragonflies, representing us at local events, taking leaflets to local venues, running dragonfly identification courses, or leading guided walks at local nature reserves/parks to see dragonflies. We can provide templates and content for talks, materials for event displays and all the support you will need to make the role your own. The role is very flexible and it is totally up to you which type of events you cover and how much time you can give. ASK: Please get in touch with Conservation Outreach Officer Fiona to find out more and to apply for the role: fiona.mckenna@british-dragonflies.org.uk

JOB: Residential Volunteers - NNRs in the Scottish Highlands

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Creag Meagaidh NNR; Beinn Eighe NNR and Rum NNR

PAY: Accommodation and training

FOR: Scottish Natural Heritage

1 to 6 months (restricted to max 3 months for EU citizens). The Scottish Highlands are world renowned for their breath-taking scenery & nature.  Residential volunteering opportunities are available now for our National Nature Reserves (NNRs) for committed people who can stay for 1 to 6 months. Previous experience isn’t necessary but the longer you stay the more you’ll learn & you’ll gain a better understanding of what we do. This is an excellent chance to gain practical work experience, make new friends, & improve your CV.  See our volunteering leaflet: https://c-js.co.uk/2Cl6NhB. Volunteers should bring an enthusiasm for nature & eagerness to learn new skills as to keep our NNRs in good condition, we need help with a variety of estate work & tasks including working with livestock (Highland cattle & ponies); deer management; fixing paths, woodland management; species & habitat monitoring including butterfly, moth or rare bird counts; welcoming & helping visitors to our reserves, & connect people with nature. ASK: Send your initial enquiry to volunteer@nature.scot citing Alison Rowe (Beinn Eighe NNR) Linda Simpson (Creag Meagaidh NNR) Lesley Watt (Rum NNR) for further information on the reserve you are interested in.

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Grangemouth (covering East Central Scotland)

PAY: 0

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Any day Monday to Thursday. You are free to choose your commitment but if you volunteer, you must be available for a full day. A varied range of outdoor practical tasks on our nature reserves such as grassland, woodland & peat bog management.   Travel from Grangemouth to the work sites & back is provided. You should be interested in the environment & in carrying out physical work outdoors sometimes in poor weather. Willing to work as part of a team.   ASK: Information from pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Events & Activities Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire

PAY: Travel expenses*

FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Brockholes has a packed & varied programme of events & activities running throughout the year for visitors of all ages from tots to grown ups! We run lots of children’s activities, walks, talks, theatre performances & even Santa comes to Brockholes in December. Events & Activities Volunteers assist us with event set up, meeting & greeting, delivering the sessions & packing away at the end & helping to ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience! The majority of our events & activities are held at weekends & school holiday periods, so you will need to be available to volunteer then. *Free parking, restaurant & shop discount, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. ASK: Go the https://www.brockholes.org to find out more

JOB: Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Assistants

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Farnham & Hazeley Heath RSPB Reserves

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

Are you able to inspire people about nature? We are looking for people to chat, help and have fun! We want to make Farnham & Hazeley Heath reserves a wonderful place for everyone. Although we do not have a visitors centre we do attend local activities and are looking for people like you who can bring the personal touch to the world of nature and be able to enthuse people about wildlife and the RSPB locally. Your tasks will be varied but will include: assisting with guided walks; helping to set up, run a small event stand and pack away afterwards; chatting to people about our heathland reserves and the work of the RSPB; assisting with creating promotional work; creating information displays.   This is a seasonal role but we tend to be busier during the spring and summer. Time commitment: At least 1 day per month. ASK: Contact: Mary Braddock, RSPB, c/o Rural Life Centre, The Reeds, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL, 01252 795632, 07714 271024 mary.braddock@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Nature Force Group Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Wakefield District

PAY: Training / DBS check

FOR: Open Country

We run every Tuesday throughout the year. The Nature Force Group is run by the disability charity Open Country's 'Wild about Wakefield' project. The Harrogate-based charity enable people with disabilities to access the countryside more, mainly through a series of outdoor activities. Every Tuesday we carry out fun conservation tasks with adults with learning disabilities across the district. We need your help assisting these disabled adults to do tasks such as tree planting, scrub clearing, wildflower planting and more! We are based at Thornes Park near the centre of Wakefield but go out for the full day with minibus provision. No experience is necessary, all training, tools and PPE are provided. ASK: Contact Ella, Project Officer, on 07426 716677 for an informal chat or email wakefield@opencountry.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire

PAY: Travel expenses*

FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Volunteer Rangers are our eyes and ears out on the reserve. The role involves patrolling the nature reserve and carrying out daily checks as well as being on hand to assist in emergencies or out of the ordinary situations. You’ll need to share your enthusiasm for the reserve, our wildlife and our conservation work with our visitors and promote the work of the Wildlife Trust and all that Brockholes has to offer ensuring our visitors make the most of their visit. * Free parking, restaurant and shop discounts, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. We are looking for Volunteer Rangers for all 7 days of the week. Time: 2 hour slot on a weekly basis. ASK: Go to https://www.brockholes.org to find out more.

JOB: Visitor Engagement Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire

PAY: Travel expenses & benefits*

FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & North Merseyside

4 hours per week as part of a rota, morning or afternoon slots available. Our Visitor Engagement Volunteer Team are based in the Welcome Centre on our floating Visitor Village and have an essential role to play in providing a warm welcome to all our visitors. This role involves helping our visitors to plan their day and get the most out of their visit. You’ll need to share your enthusiasm for the reserve, our wildlife and our conservation work with our visitors and promote the work of the Wildlife Trust and all that Brockholes has to offer. *Free parking, restaurant & shop discount, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme, social events. ASK: Go to www.brockholes.org to find out more

JOB: Small Steps Big Change (SSBC) Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

Assist Family Mentors to deliver the SSBC Family Mentor programme across Bulwell & Aspley. Volunteers will be supporting families to increase their confidence & ability in group activities such as Triple P, Active Play, Stay & Play, Songs & Rhymes, Bump, Birth & Baby, Infant Massage & Cook & Play. Min 2 hours per week Monday to Saturday. Skills / exp: being a parent & / or grandparent; working with children; being supportive; a good listener; developing relationships. ASK: For more information contact kat.navrouzoglou@groundworknottingham.org.uk.

JOB: Wildlife Care Assistant

BE4: N/A

LOC: Highbridge, Somerset

PAY: Training provided

FOR: Secret World Wildlife Rescue

A minimum of one shift every other week for a period of six months – permanent. We specialise in the rescue, rehabilitation and eventual release of orphaned and injured wild creatures. Run entirely on donations we run a wildlife rescue service in the South West of England. Each year, over 5,000 wild animals are helped by Secret World. Volunteering as a wildlife care assistant is quite physically demanding and requires working indoors and outdoors. It also requires a reasonable level of admin skill to accurately understand and complete animal casualty records. Ideally be able to work independently, with initiative, and be able to follow written and verbal instructions. Tasks involve the handling and capture of animals for assessment and transport, cleaning enclosures to a good hygienic standard, preparation and delivery of food and water, providing enrichment and monitoring the condition and behaviour of the animals. ASK: For further information please visit https://www.secretworld.org/volunteer or contact Claire on 01278 768704 volunteer@secretworld.org

JOB: Volunteer Community Fundraising Champion

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: In your local area, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire

PAY: Training & limited expenses

FOR: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Flexible! Give as much or as little time as you can spare. We know that a personal touch goes a long way in persuading people to get involved in causes that are close to their hearts, either through cash donations or getting more actively involved. Get to know your local neighbourhood and use your approachable personality to find locations for collection tins, set up fundraising events or attend local meetings. If you can travel around your local area and would like to bring people together to raise funds for wildlife then we would love to hear from you. BBOWT works to secure a better future for wildlife in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. You will be part of a friendly team, inspiring people to look after wildlife in your local area and gaining valuable fundraising experience. Access to free meetings, events and training for volunteers. ASK: For more information about the role contact fundraising@bbowt.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Centre Volunteers at College Lake

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring

PAY: Training & limited expenses

FOR: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Any time, however large or small, during the week, weekends or bank holidays. As soon as visitors arrive at College Lake, we want them to have a memorable and enjoyable visit. As one of our remarkable team of ‘meet and greet’ volunteers, you will help people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, experience and learn about our wonderful wildlife. By communicating the value of nature, we believe people become more inclined to care for their environment and take action to preserve wildlife. If you enjoy meeting people and would like to share your enthusiasm with others then this could be just the role you are looking for. No prior knowledge needed! We will provide you with appropriate training and information. Access to free meetings, events and training for volunteers. ASK: Contact collegelake@bbowt.org.uk to find out more.

JOB: Education Team Volunteer

BE4: Available constantly

LOC: The Yorkshire Arboretum

PAY: Training

FOR: The Yorkshire Arboretum

The Education Officer will provide a diary of school visits and you can sign up for as many or as few as you like. Most schools arrive around 10am, stay for a picnic lunch and leave mid-afternoon. The job is to support the Education Officer in providing stimulating learning and activity sessions for schools and assist the children with practical activities (pond dipping and minibeast hunting). Also to help with producing and maintaining educational resources, materials and equipment. Experience of working with children is useful but not necessary. You will need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All school visit activities take place outdoors and whatever the weather, so you will need to be happy working in sunshine, rain and cold weather and provide your own suitable clothing and footwear. A certain amount of walking sometimes over rough, muddy or hilly ground is involved. ASK: Please contact visit@yorkshirearboretum.org. Please include a telephone number(s).

JOB: WWOOFing opportunity

BE4: 01/03/2020

LOC: Cheshire

PAY: Accommodation

FOR: Mere Brow Farm

Mere Brow are delighted to announce that we are now signed up as WWOOF Hosts. WWOOF stands for WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms. A worldwide movement linking visitors with organic farmers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange thereby helping to build a sustainable community. We have a new purpose built bunkhouse that sleeps 6 dormitory style, with separate bathroom and kitchen/diner/lounge area. Most importantly it is toasty warm in the winter months! Availability: 8/9/19 – 27/10/19 (sharing with a WWOOFer) & from 9/2/20 onwards. 5 days per week. We will consider families. Previous experience of WWOOFing or volunteering is preferable. We are an organic farm and undertake all our work to permaculture principles. ASK: You will need to request a placement through wwoof.org.uk our membership ID is #1004105 so you can find us on the Find a Host page. For any other questions you can contact us on volunteering@merebrowfarm.co.uk

JOB: Wildlife Care Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Sidlesham, West Sussex

PAY: Training

FOR: Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital

Animal husbandry, incl feeding, cleaning and provide care to wildlife patients. Assisting staff with other tasks inside the hospital as required. At least once a week. ASK: Further information: 01243 641672 enquiries@brentlodge.org

JOB: Animal Husbandry Internship

BE4: ?

LOC: Costa Rica, Central America

PAY: The intern receives free accommodation and meals

FOR: Volunteer Latin America

This project is looking for long-term interns to help with the daily feeding and care of many animals, including sloths and macaws. Duties range from providing enrichment for the animals to training new volunteers. Interns are provided with a unique experience and will gain an in-depth understanding of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation work. Interns work 5 days per week from 7am to 3pm. Students seeking to earn credit with their university are welcome. ASK: A full project description is provided on the Volunteer Abroad section of our website, including contact details and web address. www.volunteerlatinamerica.com

JOB: Residential Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Magdalen Farm, Winsham, Chard, Somerset

PAY: Accom. Incl Meals & Training

FOR: Magdalen Environmental Trust

A 132 acre organic educational & therapeutic centre that welcomes c. 4,500 visitors of all ages & abilities in a residential & day visit capacity. For the last 25 years we have engaged with & educated visitors using nature & the farming environment as our resource; it is fun, inspirational & innovative. Most of the help required is horticultural. There is also animal care which involves feeding up & putting our lovely poultry to bed! We always have the need for help with conservation & construction such as building wooden bridges. Time: 3 weeks to 2 months. We teach volunteers basic animal care, seasonal horticultural skills & organic vegetable growing. Experience not essential as we can teach you. As we are in a rural setting & not a community you will need to be fairly self-sufficient & being sociable is really important too. Self-motivated, enthusiastic, committed & willing to get involved.   ASK: Contact rebecca@magdalenfarm.org.uk to request a volunteer application pack.

JOB: Our Past, Our Future Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: New Forest National Park

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: New Forest National Park Authority

The Our Past, Our Future Landscape Partnership Scheme volunteers can take part in archaeological digs, botanical surveys, digitising historical documents, recording the history of commoning, clearing invasive plants, surveying historic routes & much more. The range of activities are supported by 11 different partners to inspire a new generation to champion & care for the New Forest. Volunteers can give as much time as they would like. No previous experience or qualifications required, just a desire & passion to learn about, improve & enjoy the New Forest National Park. ASK: Contact Richard Austin, richard.austin@newforestnpa.gov.uk for more details.

JOB: Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cornwall

PAY: Training

FOR: Wild Futures The Monkey Sanctuary

We have a variety of short term placements throughout the year, some are funded and some which are not if you do not meet the ESC criteria or you want to stay longer.  Non-funded placements require the volunteer to pay a £40 per week donation to cover food and accommodation costs. Our short term placements are for 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 8 weeks throughout the year. Long term placements run for 12 months and start every October, please see our website for more information. All volunteers must be 18 years old with at least a level B in English. No experience is needed, however volunteers must be physically fit and able due to the working nature and the working environment. An enthusiasm for hard work is important as up to 60% of the work will involve cleaning, be it the monkey rooms or the public areas.  ASK: For more information please contact hayley_oliver@wildfutures.org

JOB: Volunteer Media Coordinator

BE4: N / A

LOC: Home based / Staunton Country Park, Havant

PAY: Parking, refreshments, training

FOR: Friends of Staunton Country Park

We are a local group committed to supporting Hampshire Countryside Service in the preservation & conservation of Staunton Country Park, incl its buildings & other identified sites of interest. The projects that the group gets involved in seek to educate the public about the park’s history & draw attention to the diversity of flora & fauna present in the Park.  Duties would include; maintaining a positive public profile, taking responsibility for the creation & maintenance of a web page & Facebook group & to be the main point of contact for any media enquiries (with support from the Committee as required). Time commitment flexible, ongoing. The role would suit someone with prev exp / interest in working with community groups or charities, they would also need be confident in IT, web page construction & social media. ASK: Email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

JOB: Practical Conservation Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Across Worcestershire

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation, carrying out thousands of hours of practical conservation across our reserves each year.  We have volunteer work parties based on reserves all across Worcestershire - joining your local volunteer group is a great way to meet new people, get fit (and stay fit!) and get closer to the wildlife that's local to you.  Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. Time commitment is variable – you decide. From woodlands to wetlands, from gentle tasks to a full 'wild work-out', there is something for everyone. ASK: Why not visit our website to find out more about the opportunities local to you: https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N or contact Helen Dorey, Conservation Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919.

JOB: Youth Engagement Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Hindlip, Worcester & nearby nature reserves

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Our youth engagement team is recruiting volunteers to help deliver formal and informal outdoor learning sessions for young people between the ages of 11+.  We are looking for volunteers to help on a with our new University Volunteering Group, as well as a pool of volunteers to help deliver our ad-hoc activities with uniform groups, schools and holiday activities. You can sign up to help with one or both - how much time you give is up to you. Examples of typical tasks are: leading or assisting with a range of outdoor education activities from pond dipping and mini-beast hunts, to tree ID and shelter building; supervising practical conservation tasks out on the reserves (in all weathers); helping young people to carry out wildlife surveys; helping to deliver practical activities such as bushcraft and green woodworking. Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. ASK: See https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N for full details. Contact Ben Rees ben@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919

JOB: Volunteer Fundraiser

BE4: N / A

LOC: Home based / Staunton Country Park, Havant

PAY: Parking, refreshments, training

FOR: Friends of Staunton Country Park

Friends of Staunton Country Park is local group committed to supporting Hampshire Countryside Service in the preservation & conservation of Staunton Country Park, including its buildings & other identified sites of interest.  The Friends of Staunton Country Park group are looking for a Volunteer Fundraiser to help them to apply for grants & to raise funds for identified projects. These projects seek to educate the public about the park’s history & draw attention to the diversity of flora & fauna present in the Park. Duties would include; researching, identifying & applying to funders & promotion of the Friends of Staunton Country Park group. The role would suit someone with previous exp / interest in working with community groups or charities. They would also need to be confident in undertaking research using the internet & able to complete online or written applications, as this would be a key part of the role. ASK: For more information email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

JOB: Conservation Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Staunton Country Park, Havant

PAY: Parking, refreshments, training

FOR: Hampshire County Council

This role will work alongside other volunteers and Staunton Country Park Ranger staff to carry out a wide variety of conservation tasks. This is an exciting time for Staunton Country Park, which has been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to restore Staunton’s Regency heritage, enhance community facilities for visitors and to increase our volunteer offer. Dependent on the seasons, conservation tasks could include; clearing overgrowing vegetation over paths or fence lines, installing and maintaining gates, fences, signs and benches, coppicing, scrub management, wildlife surveying /monitoring and keeping the park tidy and litter free.  No specific skills are needed for this role, although, as most of the work is based outdoors, an interest in the countryside and a willingness to volunteer in all weathers is desirable. A basic level of fitness is needed, as conservation tasks require physical activity on uneven terrain. Volunteers must be able to follow instructions and comply with our health and safety procedures. Flexible time commitment. ASK: Email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

JOB: Living Seas Wales Volunteer

BE4: Open year round

LOC: South / West Wales area

PAY: Training / some expenses

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

We’re looking for volunteers to become involved in the Living Seas Wales Project, an exciting new, Wales wide coastal project. Volunteer tasks can include marine and coastal surveys, attending our Living Seas Live roadshow (set locations), community engagement / education, collecting / archiving historical records and more! Some activities can be undertaken in your local area or from home. Volunteering is a great way to experience our amazing marine life, contribute towards marine conservation, gain new skills and have fun! We’re looking for wildlife enthusiasts, people with a passion for marine conservation, those interested in coastal heritage / history or individuals aiming towards a career in conservation. You don’t need a background in science to become involved!  ASK: For more information please contact volunteer@cbmwc.org or 01545560224. You can also visit https://goo.gl/QknrVd

JOB: Jaguar Care & Maintenance

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Argentina

PAY: Free accommodation and food

FOR: Volunteer Latin America

3 months min. This wildlife reintroduction project is looking for volunteers to help take care of jaguars at a breeding centre and maintain the facilities. This is a good opportunity to work in a remote and natural setting with an endangered species. The project provides free accommodation and food. ASK: Further information on the VLA website: www.volunteerlatinamerica.com

JOB: Community Ambassador

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gosforth NE33XT

PAY: Travel costs covered

FOR: Northumberland Wildlife Trust

An excellent opportunity to spread the word about Northumberland Wildlife Trust in your local community! If you are willing to speak up, comfortable talking to people about wildlife, raising the profile of the Trust and promoting our events and visitor centres, then this is the role for you. Talking to people in your community about us (residents’ association, local groups, your local magazine). Visiting places (doctors, dentists, shops, libraries) and leave magazines or leaflets, put up posters. Representing NWT at local events and gatherings (fetes, allotment shows, sports events). Organising local fundraisers (coffee mornings, challenges and sports events). Leading volunteer teams, e.g. putting leaflets through doors. Visiting local businesses, giving information about corporate membership. Organising visits to schools to do assemblies on climate change and wildlife. Raising our profile on social media by sharing stories. 0.5 / 1 day per week. ASK: Contact john.gibbon@northwt.org.uk for my more details or check our website www.nwt.org.uk

JOB: Social Media Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Garden House St Nicholas Park

PAY: Travel costs covered

FOR: Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Are you really comfortable with social media? Do you have a passion for nature? We need help with the day to day running of our social media channels. Can you help us make a difference through ‘storytelling’ so that we can create a greater awareness of the beauty & value of the natural world? What’s involved? Writing & posting new content (planned & ad hoc); testing & monitoring new techniques to build profile & engagement; acting as a first-line responder to social media posts using the Trust’s FAQ guide; researching competitors & trends. Knowledge & experience of social media - especially Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Linked-In, Hoot suite. Creativity - we want to test & try new ways of doing things. Excellent command of English & a good eye for detail (especially for proof-reading). Organised & systematic as we will be scheduling content & monitoring impact. 0.5 / 1 day per week. ASK: Contact john.gibbon@northwt.org.uk or our website www.northwt.org.uk

JOB: Events Assistant

BE4: 1/12/19

LOC: Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre

PAY: Travel expenses paid*

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

We're looking for events volunteers to join our team and help to deliver fun and educational events to the public. Our events volunteers gain excellent experience in public engagement, environmental education and events management. We run events most weeks throughout the year but there is no commitment to assist with every event. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved! *Gain events management and environmental education experience. ASK: Please apply to falkirkranger@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Biodiversity Surveyor

BE4: 8/1/20

LOC: Various locations in Charnwood Borough

PAY: Travel expenses reimbursed where needed

FOR: RSPB

The RSPB is partnering with idverde, the UK’s largest grounds maintenance company, to conserve biodiversity in parks and green spaces managed by idverde on behalf of Charnwood Borough Council. To help wildlife in our green spaces, we need to know which species are present. Help us survey the wildlife in Charnwood’s green spaces, so we can better conserve them, and to monitor the effectiveness of our conservation efforts.   This a great opportunity to assist the RSPB in biodiversity conservation and make a real difference in your local area. It’s also a chance to spend time in nature and possibly discover a local or national rarity! You’ll gain useful experience of survey work and improve your identification skills. Flexible and reliable, you will need to have a decent amount of identification knowledge in either birds or insects ... or other! Time commitment: flexible, from a few days a month to a few days a year. ASK: Contact: Rita Gries, 07881615080 or rita.gries@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Communications Volunteer

BE4: 8/12/19

LOC: Loughborough

PAY: Travel expenses reimbursed where needed

FOR: RSPB

The RSPB is partnering with idverde, the UK’s largest grounds maintenance company, to conserve biodiversity in parks and green spaces managed by idverde on behalf of Charnwood Borough Council, and empower the community to help their local wildlife. You will help promote all the conservation work done by volunteers, increase appreciation for Charnwood’s wildlife and green spaces and promote volunteering opportunities. You will use a variety of media to achieve this: social media, columns in the local paper, press releases. You will visit Charnwood’s parks and green spaces to take awe-inspiring photos and liaise with local volunteer groups. This is a flexible role, which can fit around your schedule to suit you! 0.5 days a week – flexible. You will need to have good social media and written communications skills, as well as good people skills: friendly, tactful and diplomatic.  You will need good photography skills, and to be enthusiastic about wildlife and nature conservation. ASK: Contact: Rita Gries, 07881615080 or rita.gries@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Office Angel

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Arne Work Centre, Dorset

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

The RSPB would not be able to save nature without all the work that goes on behind the scenes in our lovely office at Arne. We need your help to support the team here with admin tasks, data entry and phone cover. Competent with Microsoft Outlook, Excel & Word. Confident communicating in person and on the phone. Excellent attention to detail and happy to do some repetitive tasks. One day per week. ASK: Please contact Emma Stephens, 01929 557821 emma.stephens@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: TCV Hollybush Conservation Centre, Leeds

PAY: Training & travel

FOR: TCV

Joining TCV as a Volunteer Officer and assisting staff with the delivery of practical conservation work has a wide range of benefits to offer you. These include: developing useful and transferable practical conservation skills, using a multitude of manual and powered tools, formal courses in First Aid, leadership, safeguarding and risk assessment, developing your group leadership and project organisation skills, learning event organising and publicity skills with a national charity, improving your confidence, self-esteem and interpersonal skills, inclusion training to enhance your ability to support volunteers with diverse individual needs. Being supported in your role by experienced staff through an individual development plan and regular meetings. Work experience with flexible hours and responsibilities as desired and a personal budget for work clothing and travel expenses (incl. bus travel within Leeds reimbursed). 3-4 days per week. ASK: Contact ian.dowson@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Land of Oak & Iron Events Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Derwent Valley, NE England

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Land of Oak & Iron (through Groundwork NE & Cumbria)

Approx. 1 day / month. Provide support to the Land of Oak & Iron staff team & partner orgs in organising & helping on the day at a range of events to promote Land of Oak & Iron & opportunities for local people to take part. Tasks may incl event planning & publicity, setting up on the day, running activities & talking to members of the public. Individuals need no prior exp, just enthusiasm & passion for the area. ASK: Find out more from Kath Marshall-Ivens kath.marshall-ivens@groundwork.org.uk 01207 524883 / 07966 330028

JOB: Trustee

BE4: N / A

LOC: Home or Monks Risborough

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Campaign to Protect Rural England Buckinghamshire

4-6 meetings per year. Do you care about protecting the Buckinghamshire countryside? Are you a champion for affordable, sustainable housing - but in the right places? Please consider joining CPRE Buckinghamshire as a trustee. This is an ideal opportunity for people who live in & love Buckinghamshire & who want to support environmental & conservation campaigns. You will be part of the local branch of a highly regarded, national charity & feel part of a friendly & highly-engaged group. Experience in organising / administration or fundraising would be especially appreciated. ASK: Contact: office@cprebucks.org.uk

JOB: Voluntary River Steward

BE4: N/A

LOC: Sheffield

PAY: Training / reasonable travel expenses

FOR: River Stewardship Company

2 or 3 days per week for a continuous 9 month period. The Voluntary River Steward will assist the RSC Landscape team to deliver a variety of waterway maintenance tasks and habitat improvements on Yorkshire’s waterways. The successful post holder will gain experience in tasks including: felling, coppicing and pollarding trees; planting trees, shrubs and other flora; habitat creation such as the erection of kingfisher perches and otter holts; invasive species control and litter and debris management within the river channel, banks and riverside footpaths. There will also be an opportunity to assist in the delivery of a variety of community engagement activities, such as running practical volunteer days. ASK: Contact Sarah Emberson sarah.emberson@the-rsc.co.uk

JOB: Community Outreach Volunteer, Riverlands. National Trust

BE4: 1/12/19

LOC: National Trust Estate Office, Holnicote, Exmoor TA24 8TJ

PAY: Full training and travel expenses

FOR: National Trust

Riverlands aims to increase local people’s connections with their rivers and streams and the wildlife found in them. The projects Engagement Officer, Sammy, is looking to recruit a team of volunteers to support her with this aspect of the project’s work. This role will involve helping to run community events, attending local events to meet people and promote the project, working with schools and families. This will be an extremely varied role with the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people from all ages and backgrounds. This project will also focus on working with those who will benefit the most from nature, reaching out to new audiences. This role would suit someone who is confident, outgoing, enjoys working with a wide variety of people and can inspire others. Training is provided. ASK: Contact samantha.fraser@nationaltrust.org.uk 07741129245.

JOB: Park Explorers Leaders

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: National Trust Morden Hall Park, South London

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

Mondays during school term times. You will help to lead an innovative programme of weekly activities for children aged from 18 months to 4 years and their parents / carers. Bring Morden Hall Park to life for families as they learn through outdoor activities, storytelling, crafts & songs.   Friendly & enjoy working with families; enthusiastic about being outdoors, developing & leading activities that get young children hands on to explore & learn about the natural world. Enjoys storytelling, leading songs, creating & leading craft activities. Strong communicator with good customer service skills, enjoys being part of a team & comfortable leading & giving directions to others. Suitable for somebody looking to improve their CV & gain hands-on early years exp. ASK: For more information visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer or contact the Learning Assistant on 0208 5456853 or mordenhallparklearning@nationaltrust.org.uk with any enquiries.

JOB: Photographer and/or Film Maker, Riverlands

BE4: 1/12/19

LOC: National Trust Estate Office, Holnicote, TA24 8TJ

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: National Trust

Riverlands is a national project that aims to create rivers and catchments that are clean, healthy and rich in wildlife. We also want the project to inspire people to connect with rivers, nature and wildlife, increasing the relevance of rivers and other freshwaters in our lives. The Porlock project area includes the River Aller, Horner Waterand Hawcombe Stream. It lies in the north-east corner of Exmoor National Parkand has a combined river length of 44km. Working in collaboration with others, we will restore the rivers and their tributaries, improve water quality, protect endangered species such as the water vole, develop opportunities for species reintroduction such as beaver, and improve land management practices, both on land owned by the National Trust, as well as that of our neighbours. We’re looking for someone who has a keen eye for a good image to help us capture this project work and showcase the benefit it has for nature and the local community. We are also interested in making films with local schools. Riverlands is a national project, so this would be the perfect opportunity to promote the work of local photographers and film makers. ASK: Contact samantha.fraser@nationaltrust.org.uk 07741129245.

JOB: Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels - Volunteer Grey Squirrel Control Officers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Dumfries & Galloway

PAY: 0

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway’s red squirrel networks to deliver red squirrel conservation in Annandale, Gatehouse, Glenkens, Kirkcudbright, Lower-Nithsdale, Mid-Nithsdale, & the Solway Forests. Together they utilise targeted grey squirrel control to prevent replacement of red squirrels by the invasive non-native grey squirrels. The control is delivered by a combination of project staff, landowners funded via The Forestry Grant Scheme, & volunteers, all trapping grey squirrels in carefully chosen project areas. You’ll be an ambassador for the network & the project, providing support to existing volunteers, project staff & partner organisations to deliver the project’s aims across the area. What we are looking for is someone with availability over a period of time, able to offer 4 days per month & enthusiastic about protecting red squirrels.  ASK: For further information & to download application form visit https://c-js.co.uk/2QPvSWR. Please send completed application forms to squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels - Volunteer Grey Squirrel Control Officers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Scottish Borders

PAY: 0

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Scottish Borders red squirrel networks to deliver red squirrel conservation in Berwickshire, Teviot & Rule, Upper Tweed Valley & the surrounding areas. Together they utilise targeted grey squirrel control to prevent replacement of red squirrels by the invasive non-native grey squirrels. The control is delivered by a combination of project staff, landowners funded via The Forestry Grant Scheme, & volunteers, all trapping grey squirrels in carefully chosen project areas. You’ll be an ambassador for the networks & the project, providing support to existing volunteers, project staff & partner organisations to deliver the project’s aims across the area. ASK: Further information & to download application form: https://c-js.co.uk/2QPvSWR. Completed application forms to squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Garden Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Totnes, South Devon

PAY: Expenses paid and lunch provided

FOR: The Sharpham Trust

If you want to learn more about gardening, tree-care and horticulture, you might like to join our team of garden volunteers. You can stay all or half a day, joining in all kinds of active, hands-on tasks to be done in our 18th century walled kitchen garden, our formal gardens (designed by Percy Cane) or our sublime woodland gardens.  You don’t need experience - our gardener Bryony Middleton will give guidance each week. Plus you’ll enjoy a warm lunch with the Sharpham team. ASK: Contact Lucy Bell on 01803 731802 or email volunteer@sharphamtrust.org to find out more information

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Totnes, South Devon

PAY: Expenses paid

FOR: The Sharpham Trust

If you like gratifying, physical work outdoors, you can help us with the conservation of Sharpham’s breath-taking parkland - thought to have been laid out by England’s most famous landscaper Capability Brown - which surrounds Sharpham House, a Grade 1-listed Georgian villa. This summer the group will be helping to restore some of the paths and steps around the Estate and building some new fencing near the orchards. The volunteers have just finished creating a new oak circular bench beside the River Dart amid the reed-beds. Our conservation volunteers meet by the coach-yard at the back of Sharpham House. No experience is necessary as guidance will be given by group leader Martin Beat from our partners Ambios ASK: Contact Lucy Bell on 01803 731802 or email volunteer@sharphamtrust.org to find out more information

JOB: Trail Watcher: England Coast Path

BE4: N / A

LOC: Somerset County Wide

PAY:

FOR: Somerset County Council

The England Coast Path in Somerset currently stretches from Brean Down to Minehead. This section takes in 58 miles of the beautiful and diverse coast of Somerset. On clear days the fortified promontory of Brean Down offers panoramic views of the whole stretch to Minehead. The path takes you to Burnham on Sea, along the flood banks of the River Parrett to Bridgwater and back to Stert Point then along the open coast to Hinkley Point. From Hinkley Point it heads west, passing through the historic port of Watchet, before continuing to Minehead. As an England Coast Path Trail Watcher you will regularly walk your adopted path(s) (3-4 times per year); carry out regular light cutting back of vegetation from around gates, stiles, bridges, way mark posts and signposts; promote responsible use of the Public Rights of Way network; report any problems encountered on local rights of way. ASK: Contact rowvolunteers@somerset.gov.uk for more info.

JOB: Adopt a Path Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Somerset County Wide

PAY:

FOR: Somerset County Council

The Adopt a Path scheme is a great way to get outdoors, see the countryside near my home and get to meet some people who are really passionate about the countryside. At the same time by keeping the paths clear and open for others to enjoy perfect for getting out and about more.  As a volunteer you will only need to walk the path 3-4 times a year so the role is completely flexible and can be combined with your dog walking or exercise. As an Adopt a Path volunteer you will: regularly (3-4 times per year) walk your adopted path(s); carry out regular light cutting back of vegetation from around gates, stiles, bridges, way mark posts and signposts, etc; promote responsible use of the Public Rights of Way network through observing the Countryside Code; report to issues via Explore Somerset. ASK: Contact rowvolunteers@somerset.gov.uk for more info.

JOB: Visitor Centres Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Holme Dunes, Ranworth Broad & Hickling Broad

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Several opportunities exist for volunteers to help in our busy seasonal visitor centres at Holme Dunes, Hickling Broad & Ranworth Broad, all of which are fabulous locations. You will be the welcoming face of NWT, sharing your enthusiasm, handling money & promoting our work. They are open 7 days a week, so there are a variety of flexible roles to fit into the rotas, incl regular commitments or more occasional cover, with a particular need for weekends & school holidays. We are especially keen to find more volunteers to help out at our Information Centre on Malthouse Staithe, near our Ranworth Broad Visitor Centre, especially on Sundays. ASK: For a full role description & to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv & send your application forms to alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Outdoor Leaders - Youth

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Chatham Green, Chelmsford, Essex

PAY: Expenses & training

FOR: Wilderness Foundation UK

Volunteer Outdoor Leaders required for our environmental youth programme at our Essex base. Placements include: school visit group leaders (week days), forest school assistants (Saturdays), holiday day camps leaders (school holidays). Time commitment to suit, can be 1 - 5 days per month. Applicants should have: an interest in nature and the outdoors, an approachable and welcoming demeanour suitable for working with children aged 5 - 10yrs, ability to work safely and responsibly with children in the outdoors. Excellent opportunity to engage young people with the natural world, build experience and skills and get some quality outdoor activity for yourself too. ASK: Please contact jenna@wildernessfoundation.org.uk 0300 123 3073 for a volunteer form. A DBS will be processed through us, and you will be asked to complete basic child protection training.

JOB: Conservation volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: West Dunbartonshire*

PAY: Training

FOR: West Dunbartonshire Council

We are looking for more volunteers to join us on our practical conservation workdays (weekly) and our wildlife surveys (3 a month June - September across the 3 sites) *Balloch Castle Country Park, the Saltings LNR, Brucehill Cliffs pLNR.  Around 5 hours commitment per week. Benefits: lunch / refreshments / travel reimbursement / PPE / on job training. No particular training necessary, just a willingness to join in and learn on the job. All dates and locations are published on our website and there is an online booking form there.  We are also looking for people willing to help with data input so we can update our biological records and contribute to the local records centre.   ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2HZazjX

JOB: Primate Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Looe, Cornwall, UK

PAY: Travel, food & accommodation*

FOR: Wild Futures

You will assist in all parts of work at Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary. There will be general maintenance work of the site. You will also receive education talks by staff members on each species, the organisation, darting, medication, anatomy etc. Assisting at the café & children’s workshop will add variety to the volunteer’s day & ensure they interact with the general visiting public during opening hours (weekends, & half- term / summer holidays). The work at the Sanctuary is hard & physically demanding so volunteers must be fit & able. Min 2 week commitment. *Some funded opportunities for UK residents & non-UK residents (EU only). Travel, food & accommodation are free, you will also receive about £160 a month as pocket money. If you are not eligible for the funded placements we have non-funded placements too, however we ask for a £40 a week contribution for food & accommodation. ASK: More information: Hayley Oliver, hayley_oliver@wildfutures.org

JOB: Farm Visit Supporter

BE4: N / A

LOC: Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Bedfordshire

PAY: Travel expenses paid

FOR: The Country Trust

Farm Visit Support volunteers assist The Country Trust staff to take urban children out to farms, nature reserves, woods, rivers and the coast to learn about the working countryside, and where their food come from, as well the wider natural world. The volunteers ensure the smooth running of these visits and work alongside host farmers and staff to enhance the children’s experience of the countryside which in the long term, helps them to widen their horizons and have greater aspirations. Given the nature of our visits, it is important that you are fit enough to cope with rough terrain on occasions. We are looking for people who have an interest in working with children and a willingness to share knowledge of the countryside. ASK: Please email ahuggins@countrytrust.org.uk or ring 07926 889527.

Immersive Volunteer Role

National Trust Ranger team, Black Down Estate, Haslemere, Surrey.

c.30 hours per week for a period of 6-12 months (maximum 12 months).

The successful candidate would get an opportunity to develop their experience of countryside conservation on an estate with a variety of habitats including woodland, grassland and heathland as well dealing with small herds of in-hand cattle. This role will suit people who are looking to develop a career in the countryside management or conservation sector and want to gain practical experience on the ground in a variety of areas.


  • Closing Date: 26/11/2019
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers Countryside
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 05/11/2019


Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.