Voluntary Opportunities - Full and part time placements

36 pages in total, the lead article is from the Woodland Trust detailing how they aim to plant a quarter of a million trees in a mass youth engagement project to create the UK’s first Young People’s Forest. Student Volunteering Week runs from 11 – 17 February. It’s a fantastic way for charities to work with students. South Downs National Park has around 300 active volunteers; they discuss the different ways they get people involved. This year the Forestry Commission is celebrating 100 years of forestry, as part of the celebrations they are promoting staff a volunteering scheme. Until 2016 RSPCA didn’t involve volunteers in the work of their Inspectorate; following a successful pilot they now recruit Wildlife Casualty Volunteers – find out what’s involved. Volunteering isn’t all manual labour; find out what the Events & Publicity Volunteers get up to with the Mendip Hills AONB. Volunteers’ Week runs from 1-7 June every year, organised by NCVO it’s a chance for organisations to celebrate the millions of volunteers who give their time; find out how you can get involved. This edition also carries lots of voluntary vacancies and work day opportunities. Read it here http://c-js.co.uk/CJSFocus

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Full and part time voluntary placements, updated weekly.

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JOB: Greeter Volunteer at Red Bull Welcome Station

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Kidsgrove, nr Stoke on Trent

PAY:

FOR: Canal & River Trust

1 -2 days / week. This is an opportunity to be the 'face' of the Canal & River Trust, playing a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience & ensuring visitors leave with a greater understanding & affinity to the waterways. It will involve being on hand to talk to visitors, increasing their understanding of the exhibits, enlightening them to the work that the Canal & River Trust carries out & informing them about the what, where, when & why of your local waterway, surrounding area & the charity as a whole. We're not looking for people who are experts in the nation's waterways, but we are looking for people who are friendly & approachable & know who to ask if they don't know the immediate answer. If you've got a passion & interest in the waterways, you can share it with others or if you enjoy pointing people towards the local pub or chippy, you'll no doubt be able to do this as well. This role could work well for couples or friends to work together. ASK: See more: https://c-js.co.uk/2VUJROu

JOB: Goytre Wharf Visitor Centre Greeter

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Goytre Wharf, Abergavenny

PAY:

FOR: Canal & River Trust

1 day per week min. This is an opportunity to be the ‘face’ of the Canal & River Trust and the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canal Trust at our partnership Visitor Centre at Goytre Wharf . You will play a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience and ensuring visitors leave with a greater understanding and affinity to the waterways. It will involve being on hand to talk to visitors, increasing their understanding of the work that both Trusts carry out and inform them about the what, where, when and why of the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.  If you’ve got a passion and interest in the waterways, enjoy talking to people and sharing local knowledge then you will find this a great opportunity to get involved. ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2DjSKdn

JOB: Anderton Boat Lift Event Steward

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich, Cheshire

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Canal & River Trust

2 - 3 days / month We are looking for volunteers to help out at events that take place in or around Anderton Boat Lift, activities range from help setting up and clear down, craft days, fun days, safety rangering. We are looking for volunteers to either lead or support others on some of our event days, these will be spread throughout the year and will vary in nature. Your participation can be arranged around personal commitments, if you are available on any of the event days then fantastic, if not you may be available for a future event. We are looking for volunteers that are outgoing in nature and are willing to work with varying age groups depending on the nature of each event. ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2QUjQLv

JOB: Volunteer Forum Members

BE4: 22/2/19

IV: 22/02/2019

LOC: Exeter

PAY: Generous mileage rate

FOR: Devon County Council

The Devon Countryside Access Forum is a statutory local access forum under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000. It has 17 members who advise on the ‘improvement of public access to land for the purposes of open-air recreation & the enjoyment of the area’. We are currently appointing members to the Forum & would welcome applications from anyone with an interest in recreational access. Formal meetings are held 3 times a year. There are occasional small working groups & a yearly training day. All applications will be considered & we would love to hear from landowners & managers, access users & people with other relevant professional interests such as planning, education, sport, sustainable transport & business. Applications from walkers, horse riders, tourism providers & those with a knowledge of the definitive Map review process would be particularly welcome. ASK: For details & an application form please see www.devon.gov.uk/dcaf

JOB: Northern Living Landscapes Voluntary Trainee- Craven Area

BE4: 18/2/19 9am

LOC: Skipton Office

PAY: Travel expenses and training budget

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Would you like to gain skills and experience in nature reserve management and monitoring? Our North region team has an opportunity for a new Voluntary Trainee to join the team. Our reserves in North Yorkshire are incredible sites where you can see wildlife spectacles throughout the year. From incredible woodlands, to the flower-rich meadows found in the Yorkshire Dales, with this opportunity you can expect to gain valuable experience in nature reserve management across a broad range of fascinating habitats and locations. Our reserves in North Yorkshire are incredible sites where you can see wildlife spectacles throughout the year. From incredible woodlands, to the flower-rich meadows found in the Yorkshire Dales, with this opportunity you can expect to gain valuable experience in nature reserve management across a broad range of fascinating habitats and locations. Time commitment: 6-12 months at 3 days a week. ASK: To apply for this role please visit the opportunity webpage here. https://www.ywt.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/voluntary-traineeships

JOB: Invasive Non Native Species Volunteer

BE4: 20/2/19 (9am)

IV: 20/02/2019

LOC: Aire, Calder & Derwent River Catchment Areas

PAY: Training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Are you passionate about Yorkshire’s waterways, & alarmed by the spread of alien species? These diverse eco-systems are under grave threat & need protecting! We need energetic volunteers to take the fight to species such as Himalayan Balsam. To help protect our rivers we are looking to recruit & train a team of INNS volunteers to locate these invaders, & undertake treatment to restore native species. 1-2 surveys a month & training days. ASK: Apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2CHAPMa

JOB: Balsam Bashing – Task Day Leader

BE4: 20/2/19 (9am)

LOC: Aire, Calder & Derwent River Catchment Areas

PAY: Training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

1-2 task days a month. Aliens are invading Yorkshire! Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) are the second largest threat to global biodiversity & all along Yorkshire’s waterways we can see the colonisation spreading year by year. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are battling the tide of INNS such as Himalayan balsam, Japanese knotweed & giant hogweed. To win, we need volunteers to help us lead the fight by running task days to eliminate these invaders. ASK: Apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2CHAPMa

JOB: Volunteer Trainee Warden Darland Banks

BE4: 25/2/19 12pm

IV: 25/02/2019

LOC: Tyland Barn, Maidstone

PAY: Travel expenses & tailored training programme

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector? We are looking for someone to help our Reserves team in the practical management of Darland Banks, a nature reserve in the Medway Valley area by assisting with the following: practical management; working with/leading volunteers; working with stock graziers and Trust livestock; surveys and monitoring; publicity and promotion of the Trust and its work; health and safety. Training and certification will be given in specific skills where this is required. If you feel you have the enthusiasm and capacities to meet the challenge of this role, we would be very interested to hear from you. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Robert Pennington on 01622 357824. ASK: To apply, please visit our website to download an application pack. www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs Applicants should read the guidance notes carefully before completing the applicant information form supported by cover note and CV.

JOB: Centre Assistant

BE4: 26/2/19

IV: 26/02/2019

LOC: Caernarfon, North Wales

PAY: Training, accommodation & £55 paid work per week

FOR: Arete Outdoor Centre

Starting end of April for 12 months. Opportunity to gain skills & experience in the outdoor industry, while helping out at Arete Outdoor Centre. We offer a range of activities including rock climbing, mountaineering, gorge, coasteering, canoe & kayaking on rivers sea & lakes & underground exploration. It is suitable to applicants who wish to undergo training & work towards ML, SPA, Mine leader level 1 & BCU level 1 qualifications. A mentor scheme will progress your skills as you initially observe then work alongside experienced instructors. Three activity days per week are possible. There will be two days of paid work helping out around the centre including store maintenance, kitchen duties & cleaning. Food will be provided, while kitchen staff are catering for groups. Extra paid work around the centre can be provided on days off or evenings. ASK: Please see http://www.aretecentre.co.uk for more information on the centre. Further information on the post please email Gareth Davies, info@aretecentre.co.uk

JOB: Education, Families and Youth Volunteer Intern

BE4: 24/2/19

IV: 8/3/19

LOC: RSPB Minsmere, Saxmundham

PAY: Travel expenses*

FOR: RSPB - East England

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Education, Families and Youth Intern at Minsmere Nature Reserve. You will be undertaking a large variety of roles, including interacting with our curriculum linked Schools on Reserves Programme, in addition to planning, organising, and running a variety of events across the reserve.  You would also be responsible for engaging with the public in order to enthuse them about nature. You will help us evaluate and monitor the people engagement and education work we do, through surveys, visitor feedback and event evaluation. *The RSPB can offer to cover the full cost of a second class return rail ticket to Darsham rail station. Alternatively, personal mileage at 15p per mile up to the cost of the equivalent second-class return rail ticket. Time commitment: 5 days a week residential, 3 days a week non-residential for a minimum of 4 months. Applicants must be: at least 18 years old; available for 4 months or more; have achieved A-levels or equivalent; IT literate. ASK: Email Christopher Ford on christopher.ford@rspb.org.uk for more information and an application pack.

JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Conservation) West Berkshire x2

BE4: 18/2/19 9am

IV: 26&27/2/19

LOC: Estovers, Berkshire RG19 8BZ

PAY: Limited expenses

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

The Wildlife Trainee position is a voluntary role, with the largest part of the time involving practical, outside, physical tasks on nature reserves, to help restore and improve habitats for wildlife, and maintaining the infrastructure like gates, signs and fencing. The management of these reserves is strongly supported by volunteers, including a weekly volunteer team which you will lead. You will also help to look after the herd of Exmoor and New Forest ponies and occasionally with cattle and sheep. There are opportunities to assist with some species and habitat surveys, and also preparing and delivering occasional community events, corporate tasks and environmental education projects. Time commitment of 3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. ASK: For more information about the role please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2WvKwq2

JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Conservation) North Buckinghamshire x2

BE4: 22/2/19

IV: 1/3/19

LOC: Meadow Farm, near Bicester, Oxfordshire

PAY: Limited expenses

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

As a Trainee you will gain employer-valued practical experience of conservation techniques, ranging from scrub clearance and vegetation management to maintenance of site infrastructure and helping to manage our livestock. You will take part in a varied training programme, tailored to your role (including outdoor first aid certification, and for those electing to commit to 12 months, NPTC Chainsaw). You will have a dedicated mentor who will monitor your progress and help with personal development throughout your placement. Based at Meadow Farm (OX25 1TW), you will join a skilled and knowledgeable team delivering a programme of works across our North Buckinghamshire reserves, which include magnificent woodland reserves at Finemere and Whitecross Green Woods and the Upper River Ray Living Landscape. Time commitment of 3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. ASK: For more information about the role please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2DLJz5C

JOB: Sustrans Schools Cycling Volunteers - I Bike Scotland

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Various locations across Scotland

PAY: Training*

FOR: Sustrans Scotland

Are you passionate about cycling and walking and would like to help inspire young people to be more active? We're currently looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer with our fantastic I Bike schools projects in Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Dumfries; Falkirk; Glasgow; Inverness; Midlothian; Perth & West Lothian. You would be supporting activities for children aimed at encouraging more cycling, walking and scooting. What could be better than helping children to ride their bike without stabilisers for the first time! You don't need to be an expert cyclist - we're looking for people who are enthusiastic, committed, reliable, patient and good communicators. We offer an induction and training package for volunteers to develop your confidence in working alongside our I Bike officers in schools. We also provide regular support and opportunities to socialise with other I Bike volunteers, and you will be part of the wider Sustrans volunteering network. *All training provided, including Cycle Ride Leader, bike maintenance and safeguarding. Time commitment: at least once a month. ASK: Please contact annie.cousins@sustrans.org.uk for more information or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Uy0WfQ

JOB: Volunteer Wildlife Watchpoint Assitant (Full time)

BE4: 17/2/19 11pm

LOC: The Lizard, Cornwall

PAY: Accommodation can be provided if needed. ‘On the job’ training and (depending on work plans) access to more formal courses to further your career e.g. first aid, survey skills etc. We will cover any out of pocket expenses (agreed in advance).

FOR: National Trust

6-8 months, 28 hpw incl weekends. You will: help coordinate & collaborate with volunteers; assist with regular volunteer communications; help manage wildlife & disturbance data; monitor breeding choughs & helping prevent disturbance around nest site; providing educational activities; contribute to website, blogs & social media; work outdoors in all weathers; learn about The Lizard, its history, landscape, &  nature & sharing this with others; help everyone feel welcome, while thinking about the needs of all visitors; maintain good relationships with people who share the land; get to know health & safety & property procedures. You will be: outdoorsy, whatever the weather; keen to work with people & animals; good communicator & well organised; friendly, outgoing & enthusiastic about wildlife & conservation; enjoy sharing your enthusiasm with others; interested in data collection / management; team player; active, fit & healthy - you’ll do lots of walking, lifting & shifting & possibly cycling. ASK: Application: CV & covering letter to kathleen.trokethomas@nationaltrust.org.uk. https://c-js.co.uk/2TsyxI0

JOB: Volunteer Park Ranger

BE4: 22/2/19 12pm

LOC: St Nicks Local Nature Reserve

PAY: Training / local travel expenses

FOR: St Nicks

6 months, 3 days a week (Tuesday -Thursday). With our support and ‘on the job’ training, you will help the St Nicks team to look after our unique and diverse nature reserve through a variety of tasks such as wildflower planting, scything, invasive species control, tree planting / transplanting; leading and supporting volunteer groups; surveying and monitoring species and habitats; improving site access and maintaining signage; engaging with nature reserve users; and helping out at events. With various habitats to manage over 24 acres and diverse groups of volunteers to lead and supervise, the Volunteer Park Ranger role presents and exciting and challenging opportunity for those looking to embark on a career within the sector. There will also be opportunities to take on and lead LNR projects such as improving and monitoring riparian habitats, helping us to create educational resources for visitors and volunteers and developing methodologies for habitat or species surveys to help us better monitor our wildlife. ASK: Apply: https://stnicks.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/ or email volunteer@stnicks.org.uk

JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Education) Berkshire x3

BE4: *See below

LOC: Education Centre in THATCHAM, MAINDENHEAD or WINDSOR

PAY: Limited travel expenses

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

As one of our 20-30 BBOWT Wildlife Trainees, you will spend 2-3 days per week over a period of 6-12 months, developing your skills in environmental education, building experience in working with children in an outdoor setting & inspiring the next generation at our beautiful nature reserves. You will be based at one of our three education centres, all located within exceptional wildlife sites. There will be ample opportunity to be involved with our varied & exciting range of educational programmes. This includes assisting with & leading school group activities, both at the centre & offsite, planning & delivering events for families & developing resources. *Nature Discovery Centre & Woolley Firs BE4 22/2/19 (9am) IV 6/3/19; Windsor Great Park Environment Centre BE4 8/3/19 (9am) IV 18/3/19. ASK: For more information & to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2M6Igko

JOB: Assistant Ranger

BE4: 19/2/19 10.00hrs

IV: Skype interviews likely to be held on 26/2/19

LOC: St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve, SE Scotland

PAY: Training / shared accommodation*

FOR: National Trust for Scotland

We are looking for an Assistant Ranger to come and join our Ranger Team at St Abbs for 7 months from April to October; would suit recent graduates or someone starting a career in nature conservation.   The role involves assisting the Rangers with the daily management of the nature reserve including biological monitoring, visitor liaison (including education and policing), practical management of habitats and countryside estate infrastructure and membership recruitment. This is a live-in position in shared accommodation and includes regular weekend working.  * On the job training, experience and shared accommodation including utilities & Wi-Fi. Some knowledge / experience in the relevant field is required, but enthusiasm, flexibility and a desire to learn is what is really essential. An ability to work under own initiative and good communication skills necessary, as will a willingness and ability to undertake physical work (sometimes strenuous) in all weathers, and be comfortable working near cliffs. ASK: For more details and an application form please contact Liza Cole at lcole@nts.org.uk. No CVs please.

JOB: Publicity Officer

BE4: 28/2/19

LOC: Cuxton, nr. Rochester, Kent

PAY: Reasonable expenses

FOR: West Kent Downs Countryside Trust

We are a small registered charity which partly owns & manages the Cuxton & Cobham Woodland for the local community. This is 100 acres of mixed woodland near Strood, Kent. We need someone to take on the task of raising awareness of the project, encouraging attendance at our monthly workdays & to encourage membership of the charity, using local resources & social media. Occasional hours to suit you. You will have a good knowledge of the natural world & a flare for creating interesting content which will appeal to a variety of audiences. Familiarity with Twitter, Facebook & Instagram will also be an advantage. ASK: Please email the Secretary, Mike Adams at mike@mikeadams12.plus.com with details of how you could help us.

JOB: Trustee

BE4:

IV: 01/03/2019

LOC: Eastnor, Herefordshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Vincent Wildlife Trust

Due to the retirement of one of our long-standing trustees, there is a vacancy on the Vincent Wildlife Trust Board. We are looking for someone to complement the skills of the existing 6 trustees & help move VWT through a new period of growth based on the 10-year strategy being developed. We are looking for a person with skills in business management & one or more of the following: investment management; fundraising / major donor networking; financial systems / accountancy; digital marketing. Whilst an interest in the conservation of wildlife is important, there is no requirement for experience or specialist knowledge of wildlife or conservation. Preference will be given to those with good connections in their field & who can bring a new perspective to help navigate the Trust through the challenges ahead. ASK: For a recruitment briefing pack & further information please contact: Chief Executive, Lucy Rogers, lucyrogers@vwt.org.uk 01531 636441.

JOB: Volunteer Environmental Assistant

BE4:

IV: 17/02/2019

LOC: Birmingham

PAY: Basic travel expenses

FOR: Canal & River Trust

2-3 days per week over 12 weeks. The Canal & River Trust are the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways, because we believe that life is better by water. Our waterways support some of the UK's most important wildlife - could you help us protect these special places? This spring we are offering a volunteer Environmental Assistant 12-week placement (2-3 days per week, flexible start date), based at our central Birmingham office. Please note that this is not a salaried role, but we can cover basic travel expenses.  ASK: If you have a good understanding of and passion for environmental issues, please submit your CV and a covering letter to amanda.morgan@canalrivertrust.org.uk.

JOB: RSPB Sandwell Valley Young Volunteers Group

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve, Great Barr, Birmingham

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

1 day per month. Our young volunteers group is aimed at 13 to 18 year-olds who want to help nature. The group meets once a month and contributes to keeping the reserve in great shape for both people and wildlife, delivering conservation work under the guidance of our group leaders. Activities might involve habitat management, wildlife surveys, creating wildlife homes and more. The aims of the group are: to contribute to the maintenance of the reserve, to gain experience, skills, confidence and to have fun! We're looking for enthusiastic and energetic young people with an interest in wildlife and the outdoors. You will need a willingness to get stuck in, learn new things and get work done in (almost) all weathers. You do not need any previous experience of volunteering or any knowledge of wildlife or conservation: we can help you pick this up after you start. ASK: Please contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk 0121 3577395.

JOB: Usk To Wye Grassland Conservation Trainee

BE4: 27/2/19

IV: 7/3/19

LOC: Dingestow and Penallt, Gwent

PAY: Training & agreed travel expenses*

FOR: Gwent Wildlife Trust

Part time, 6 months. Gwent Wildlife Trust is seeking an individual with a strong desire to develop their skills, knowledge & interest in grassland conservation & management in the spectacular Wye Valley region of Monmouthshire and assist with the day to day management of the livestock based at Pentwyn Farm nature reserve. They will be part of the Usk to Wye Living Landscape team carrying out conservation land management on nature reserves. There will be opportunities to work on other nature reserves across Gwent. *Training offered includes ATV us Wednesday 27th February 2019 9ame, tractor driving & brushcutter use (NPTC or LANTRA certs). This exciting opportunity would suit a recent graduate seeking further experience in conservation grazing & grassland management, or a candidate from an agricultural background looking to develop their conservation skills & knowledge.  Full, clean driving licence is essential. ASK: For an application form & job description visit www.gwentwildlife.org

JOB: Reserves Volunteer

BE4: 1/6/1901/06/2019

LOC: WWT Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Rd, Comber, Newtownards BT23 6EA

PAY: 0

FOR: WWT

Assist in providing the highest standards of management & conservation on site & support our staff in ensuring we manage the habitat at Castle Espie to the highest standards, as well as ensuring the centre is helping provide the visitor with a great day out & encouraging them to engage with & support our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. This will involve assisting wardens on the daily running of the reserve, incl daily checks & maintenance & practical habitat management, managing & monitoring a range of habitats, & contributing to wildlife monitoring & recording. ASK: For more information & to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2WGPIHy

JOB: Inspiring People Voluntary Trainee

BE4: 27/2/19 9am

LOC: Doncaster

PAY: Travel expenses and training budget

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

We are looking for a new voluntary Trainee who is great with people of all ages and has bags of enthusiasm for wildlife and learning. You will be involved in the planning of a diverse events and education programme at Potteric Carr nature reserve in Doncaster working with families, adult learning, and sessions aimed at improving health and wellbeing. As you will be based at Potteric Carr nature reserve and through this you will also gain invaluable ID skills and management experience alongside experienced staff. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is wants to have a career in the environmental education sector. 3 days per week for 12 months. ASK: More info and applications: https://c-js.co.uk/2KGcmdv

JOB: Natural Wellbeing Trainee

BE4: 3/3/19

IV: 18/3/19

LOC: Holly Bank House, Thornton-le-Moors, Cheshire CH2 4HU

PAY: Training & travel expenses*

FOR: Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Gain experience & skills in the area of natural wellbeing. Through volunteering for 1 year, 3 days a week, you will engage with vulnerable adults, support the delivery of practical volunteering sessions & help to monitor the project’s success. Whilst also completing practical habitat management tasks, which will increase your awareness of local wildlife & conservation. *Free access to CWT internal training courses. Training budget available for external training courses. Help with CV / job applications at the end of the placement & a reference. We are looking for someone with the following qualities: passion for being outdoors & an understanding of natures impact on wellbeing; experience of engaging with disadvantaged or vulnerable adults; reliable, proactive, able to use initiative; friendly, fun, creative & approachable. A good level of fitness & mobility is required as we will be spending a significant amount of time outside, often on difficult terrain. ASK: If you are interested in this volunteer role then please complete a trainee application form, found on https://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/traineeship & email this to Becky Stallard, bstallard@cheshirewt.org.uk along with your CV.

JOB: Wildlife Trainee (Community) Nature Discovery Centre

BE4: 22/2/19 9am

IV: 6/3/19

LOC: Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham, Berkshire

PAY: Limited expenses

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

You will gain experience of interacting with children and families, running events, sessions for groups and schools and practical conservation. There will be opportunities to get involved in our numerous wildlife clubs for children aged 2 to 16 as well as activities for local community groups such a Brownies and Cubs. We also run health and wellbeing projects, including a café for people living with dementia. There will be an opportunity to be involved in these projects as well. 3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. ASK: For more information about the role please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2UHsYW6

JOB: Conservation HQ: Conservation Science Placement

BE4: 1/3/19

IV: 13/3/19

LOC: WWT Slimbridge HQ

PAY: Accommodation provided while volunteering

FOR: WWT

At WWT, we create & conserve wetlands & save species. As one of the UK’s leading wetland conservation organisations we have a long history of managing wetland sites & species as well as conducting research into wetland wildlife. We are looking to recruit a full-time volunteer for 12 months, staring August / September 2019, who will be based at our Headquarters in Slimbridge, & will help provide support in the work undertaken by our conservation science department. This will include desk & field based research, laboratory work & data analysis supporting us in our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in conservation. Accommodation for this role is provided locally ASK: Please go to http://c-js.co.uk/2fhjBb2 to see details of this role & then complete & submit the application form.

JOB: Trainee Country Park Ranger/Gardener

BE4: 22/2/19 12 noon

IV: 28/2/19

LOC: Cockington Country Park, Torquay, Devon

PAY: Accommodation / £2000 training budget / on-site-training

FOR: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

You will be helping to deliver the Heritage Lottery funded Green Heart Project aimed at rejuvenating Cockington Country Park. Volunteering in Torbay’s largest & most renowned historic park is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to gain experience, learn & develop skills & further their knowledge in landscape maintenance, public engagement & working with volunteers. You will: use a range of machinery, incl; brushcutter, trimmer, mowers, chainsaw & leaf blower; assist with grass cutting, maintaining paths & park furniture; look after a collection of trees, lakeside plants & rose garden; help lead volunteer groups & engage with visitors.  Free shared accommodation is offered in the restored 16th century Gamekeepers Cottage in the heart of the park.  ASK: For further details & to apply; www.countryside-trust.org.uk/about-tcct/vacancies. Please contact: Mardie 01803 606858 / 07786388019 or mardie@countryside-trust.org.uk

JOB: Horticultural Therapy Volunteer

BE4: 30/6/19

IV: 30/06/2019

LOC: Ryton Gardens, Coventry

PAY: Training / travel expenses

FOR: Ryton Organic Gardens

We have provided ‘Growth’, an overarching social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) programme, for more than 20 years at Ryton Organic Gardens. Our specialist, trained and experienced staff and volunteers work with individuals to establish what their interests are and the skills and outcomes they hope to achieve by working with us. We design and provide organic, therapeutic and social activities in our specifically designed gardens. We also develop broader life skills including; team work, communications, building positive relationships and managing boundaries. We currently work with adults with disabilities / autism, disadvantaged young people and more recently those living with dementia and those with a caring role. Our volunteers support the Education Officer / Horticultural Therapist in delivering a meaningful experience to young people or adults with a range of Special Educational Needs and / or challenging behavioural needs. ASK: Chat: 024 7630 8208. For further details and an application form email hr@gardenorganic.org.uk. Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Bpx5Py

JOB: Volunteer Farm Tutor

BE4:

IV: 08/03/2019

LOC: Water Orton, North Warwickshire

PAY: Training

FOR: Hillcrescent Farm

The voluntary role will require the person to work with small groups of vulnerable adults & young people, so experience of this nature is desirable. We would like to welcome someone who is passionate about working outdoors & has experience working with small & large farm animals. This role would be suitable for someone looking for tutoring experience & the opportunity to work with adults & young people with learning disabilities & mental health issues. The successful candidate will be approachable, be willing to lead groups, share their knowledge to enrich our students experience. Being compassionate & driven to help people to meet their goals is imperative & having a good sense of humour is essential! The Volunteer Farm Tutor will be required to be DBS checked, undergo safeguarding training & successfully complete a First Aid Training course. ASK: If this post interests you, please contact Katie - hillcrescentfarm@hotmail.co.uk with your CV attached. Chat 07966769927.

JOB: Volunteers

BE4: 1/3/19

IV: 01/03/2019

LOC: Isle Of May NNR off Fife, Scotland

PAY: Training, accomm (not food) & some travel expenses

FOR: Scottish Natural Heritage

Start mid-April to August 2019 but length & starting date can be discussed (short term opportunities are available). To assist with three areas of work on the island: visitor management, meeting & providing information to daily visitors, help run events & manage visitor facilities; species monitoring – ringing, monitoring & population counts; practical maintenance of the reserve including habitat management & basic maintenance tasks. We provide training, ongoing support & field equipment. You need to be at least 18 years old. You’ll be personable, approachable, enthusiastic, a good communicator with excellent spoken English. Able to fit into a small island community, working in a team or alone. Strong interest in conservation, a good knowledge of Scotland’s natural heritage; physically fit with a responsible attitude to H&S. Willing to work outdoors in all weathers, keen to learn & adaptable. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2tdxgcl Apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2RDYJgJ Return completed form with CV to david.steel@snh.gov.uk or David Steel, SNH, 46 Crossgate, Cupar, Fife KY15 5HS

JOB: Volunteer Ranger - Farne Islands

BE4: 17/2/19

IV: 17/02/2019

LOC: Farne Islands

PAY: Expenses / training

FOR: National Trust

Visitor work & seabird monitoring. Experience of customer service & wildlife conservation preferred. ASK: Apply online on National Trust website - search 'Farne' & email cv & covering letter to gwen.potter@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Data Processors

BE4: N / A

LOC: Vogrie Country Park, near Gorebridge, Midlothian

PAY: Full training, reasonable mileage expenses paid

FOR: The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC)

Due to our expansion into central Scotland, additional office volunteers are needed to support the processing of biological records for the TWIC area. Volunteers will be responsible for processing datasets from a variety of sources, incl computerising Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Local Wildlife Sites data for Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for an environmental charity. We are looking for volunteers to commit a minimum of 1 day per week. Applicants must be competent in using Excel, have an eye for detail and be able to work well as part of a small team. An ecology-related degree and good knowledge of the UK flora or other species group would be an advantage. ASK: CVs should be sent to Natalie Harmsworth, Records Ecologist, natalie@wildlifeinformation.co.uk or phone 01875 825968 for a chat. You can download the job description and person specification on our website: https://www.wildlifeinformation.co.uk/about_volunteering.php

JOB: Social Media Officer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Newcastle Upon Tyne

PAY:

FOR: Natural History Society of Northumbria

We are looking for someone to join us as part of our ‘Towards 2029’ project and work alongside NHSN staff to plan and deliver exciting natural history content across our existing social media channels. The ideal candidate will have: a sound knowledge of the natural world; good organisational and planning skills; great written skills; a flare for creativity; familiarity with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; strong IT skills; self-motivation; a firm grasp of the type of content that appeals to different audiences. ASK: Should this role interest you, please email a CV and short introductory email (no need for a cover letter) to james.common@newcastle.ac.uk. A drop-in session will be on Wednesday 9 January to allow candidates to meet the staff.

JOB: Arundel Welcome Team

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Rd, Arundel BN18 9PB

PAY: Uniform and training provided where necessary. Free entry to all WWT centres, and a discount in the cafe and shop on volunteering days.

FOR: WWT

At WWT Arundel Wetland Centre we want to ensure that our visitors receive a warm, friendly welcome to ensure they have a comfortable and enjoyable visit. In this role you’ll be part of the team providing a helping hand to ensuring that our visitors have a great day to remember from start to finish. You’ll also be a key representative and champion of WWT actively engaging our visitors, providing them with information and advising them on our latest conservation initiatives and the benefits of our membership scheme. You receive free entry to all WWT centres, and a discount in the cafe and shop on volunteering days. Time commitment: one day per week, between 10am & 3pm, with breaks. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2RHq96q

JOB: Estate Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cannock

PAY: Meals & accomodation

FOR: The Beaudesert Trust

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer estate assistant, to assist our estate manager with a variety of tasks around our 120 park.  Tasks include grass cutting, tree work, construction, repairs and maintenance, littler collection and cleaning.   Some training available. Time commitment, 6 months min ASK: Please contact centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

JOB: Estate Assistants

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cannock

PAY: Some training available

FOR: The Beaudesert Trust

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer estate assistant, to assist our estate manager with a variety of tasks around our 120 park.  Tasks include grass cutting, tree work, construction, repairs and maintenance, littler collection and cleaning. Time commitment: flexible from one day a month to more regular. We can also take a group who want to do a community or conservation project. Our estate manager is always looking for groups to do a day of Rhodi clearing or help with general tree work, putting up or repairing a fence etc. ASK: Please contact centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

JOB: Residential Volunteer - Learning Assistant

BE4: 28/02/2019

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: Accommodation & all utility bills included

FOR: RSPB

5 days a week for 6 months (negotiable). You’ll help us to inspire children of all ages through the delivery of a range of fun and creative learning programmes. Children visit as part of school trips to the reserve or via youth group sessions and you’ll work with our Learning Officer and other learning volunteers to prepare educational resources and deliver our learning programmes. Main duties: help to produce educational resources and activities for use during the season; attend all Learning Team training; lead school and youth groups, including on days when the Learning Officer does not work; help to promote our education offer via social media and other marketing activities; support post-season preparation for 2020; help deliver the reserve’s visitor experience in August when there are no educational visits. ASK: For more information: please contact Sarah Aitken, Visitor Experience Manager at sarah.aitken@rspb.org.uk or call 01262 422213, all enquiries are welcome.

JOB: Residential Volunteer - Marketing Assistant

BE4: 28/2/19

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: Accommodation provided including all bills

FOR: RSPB

5 days a week for 6 months (negotiable). Every year over 100,000 visitors come to Bempton Cliffs, & around half of those have never been before so we have to work hard to get them here. You will be the eyes & ears of one of the busiest nature reserves in the UK - finding marketing opportunities around every corner & stories in everything, you’ll help to drive footfall to England’s largest mainland seabird colony. Main duties: create daily posts / tweets for our vibrant social media platforms that maintain targets on reach / engagement; work with the Communications Officer to write press releases, news articles & liaise with the media, including radio & TV interviews; producing posters & publicity materials; collecting & collating information to expand an email database; working with other marketing volunteers & reserve volunteers. ASK: For more information: please contact Maria Prchlik, Communications Officer at maria.prchlik@rspb.org.uk or call 01262 422202, all enquiries are welcome.

JOB: Learning Assistant Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

1 day a week for 3 – 4 months. At Bempton Cliffs, school and youth groups book onto sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve; enabling them to make their own connection to nature. As a Learning Assistant you will lead our education sessions using resources, games and play to engage children. Please note that this role requires someone who is available and able to lead school groups one day a week from March to July to cover school terms and you will need to be confident and a quick learner. If you have any doubt about your availability please speak to Kerry before applying for this role.  ASK: Contact: Kerry Fieldhouse, Learning Officer kerry.fieldhouse@rspb.org.uk 01262 422203

JOB: Marketing Assistant Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

We need to spread the word about Bempton Cliffs far and wide. New ways of communicating with our audiences are springing up every day and we need to make the most of these free tools. That’s why we’d like assistance with populating / monitoring social media and developing online promotional opportunities, for example, What’s On listings. So if Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are some of your favourite places to be, we’d love to hear from you. ASK: Contact: Maria Prchlik, Communications officermaria.prchlik@rspb.org.uk 01262 422202.

JOB: Volunteer Membership Recruiter

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Bempton Cliffs is a very busy reserve. We aim to deliver first class customer care at all times, as well as giving an outstanding home to nature. We are looking for someone to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors, providing them with the information they need to make the most of their visit. We need you to be able to enthuse people about wildlife & the RSPB, & actively encourage non-members to join. Other duties include promoting pin badge sales & promoting events / activities. ASK: Contact: Scott Smith, Visitor Operations Manager scott.smith@rspb.org.uk 01262 422210.

JOB: Environmental Education Session Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Old Moor, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S73 0YF

PAY: Full training, support, uniform and travel expenses provided (up to 25 miles each way).

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about engaging children with nature and are happy to deliver outdoor activities to classes of up to 30 children (after a period of training) in all but extreme weather. You will be working outside and on the go all day as part of a small but busy education team inspiring children of all abilities about wildlife through practical, hands on activities such as pond dipping, investigating mini-beasts and seasonal sensory activities. Good communication skills and enthusiasm are essential and some experience of working with children would be helpful. Being willing to learn new skills with a resourceful and flexible approach will make you a valuable member of the team. Tasks will include: Leading education workshops to children (4-11 years). Assisting with equipment and resource maintenance as necessary. Assisting with promoting our education programme to primary schools. *Full training, support, uniform and travel expenses provided (up to 25 miles each way). Time commitment: minimum of one fixed day per fortnight, during term time march to October. ASK: To apply contact catherine.walker@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Young Volunteers Group Leader

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: RSPB

One Saturday a month. RSPB Sandwell Valley’s young volunteers (13 to 18-year-olds) contribute to keeping the reserve in great shape for both people and wildlife, whilst learning new skills and having fun. We need adult volunteers to lead the group, ensuring it remains a safe, welcoming and fun space for teenagers. You will work as a team with other leaders to plan, organise and deliver the sessions, ensuring RSPB policies are followed.  We are specifically looking for someone with previous experience of practical conservation work and knowledge of safe working methods including tool use. You need to be able to understand and apply Health and Safety policies. You will be making a meaningful difference in the life of young people, empowering and enabling them to volunteer. Help create the next generation of conservationists and contribute to essential work on the nature reserve. ASK: Contract sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk for further information.

JOB: Community Talks Volunteer

BE4: ?

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve, Great Barr, Birmingham

PAY: Support, training & travel expenses

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

Help us help our local community, by spreading the word about RSPB Sandwell Valley, and giving engaging talks! RSPB Sandwell Valley is an enchanting urban green space located in the middle of a vibrant and diverse community. We are looking for volunteers to help us reach out to local people working 1 day every 2 months minimum commitment. You will deliver 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 of Sandwell Valley. We are looking for someone with the “gift of the gab”! If you enjoy meeting new people, being in the spotlight, and are a confident speaker, this is the role for you. You will be making a meaningful difference in your local community and support the work of RSPB Sandwell Valley. ASK: Contact Rita Gries rita.gries@rspb.org.uk for further information and to apply.

JOB: Assistant Ranger & Estate Assistant

BE4: 18/2/19

IV: 18/02/2019

LOC: Lundy Island

PAY: Accommodation & training

FOR: Landmark Trust

Would you like experience in practical conservation? Could you live within a small community off the coast of North Devon? Are you a hard worker, ready to help out wherever needed?  Then this could be the one for you. We’re posting for two positions to assist the full time Ranger on Lundy island- a stunning and unique island, designated a SSSI it also supports the UK’s first Marine Conservation Zone. This position provides a great opportunity to gain hands on experience and join the Lundy team over the summer. Work includes a wide range of practical conservation and estate management tasks including; grounds maintenance, dry-stone walling, rhododendron eradication, bracken management, vegetation control, stock fencing, footpath maintenance, volunteer supervision and tree maintenance, and assisting with general island duties. The positions run from 4 April through to the end of October 2019, it’s a volunteer role but with provided accommodation, food and a suitable training course provided at the end of the season. ASK: For an application form and job description call 01237 423233 or email: admin@lundyisland.co.uk Job description: https://c-js.co.uk/2Sff1Oe

JOB: Residential Visitor Experience Intern - Dorset

BE4: 31/5/19

LOC: RSPB Arne, Dorset

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

The RSPB reserves in Dorset are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic individual to join the visitor experience team at the south west’s flagship reserve, RSPB Arne. This role is a unique opportunity to gain a valuable insight into the visitor operation on a busy nature reserve, and a perfect opportunity for someone looking towards a career in conservation. 37.5 hours per week. Regular weekend and evening working will be required. Good people and communication skills and an approachable personality are essential for this role, as is the ability to work as part of a small team. You will also be adaptable, self-motivated and ready to turn your hand to the multitude of different tasks required on a nature reserve. Specialist knowledge is not necessary, but an enthusiasm for wildlife and an interest in conservation is. ASK: Please send all enquiries to arne@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Seabird Cruise Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

1 day a week for 3-4 months. RSPB Bempton Cliffs is home to almost quarter of a million seabirds over the spring & summer months, incl puffins, gannets & kittiwakes. We run a series of very popular weekend seabird cruises from Bridlington harbour to show visitors our ‘Seabird City’ at close quarters. We are looking for knowledgeable volunteers for these three hour cruises to help ensure that passengers not only enjoy their experience but also learn from it. This is an opportunity to be part of the country’s largest nature conservation charity; a chance to pass on your knowledge of & passion for nature to others; to use & develop skills & personal initiative. You need: a good knowledge of seabirds in this area, or willingness to learn; a good stomach for sailing; an awareness of the RSPB’s work & the ability to talk about it; the enthusiasm & confidence to greet & initiate conversations with members of the public; good speaking & listening skills; availability for several weekends between May-September. ASK: Contact: Kim Smales, 01262 422206, kim.smales@rspb.org.uk or visit www.rspb.org.uk.

JOB: Live Seabird Interpreter

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

We need live interpreters so that visitors can meet a friendly face out & about on the reserve; helping visitors to identify wildlife & point them in the right direction. This role serves to enhance the experience visitors have on the reserve & encourages return visits. It’s an opportunity to spend your days out on the sea cliffs surrounded by up to a quarter of a million nesting seabirds & the chance to pass on your passion for nature to enthuse others. The skills you need: approachable, with a friendly demeanour; willingness to undertake appropriate training & personal development; ability to stand for long periods of time in all weather; confidence to initiate conversations with members of the public; enthusiasm for wildlife & conservation; own transport. You need to be fit, able to stand for long periods of time in all weathers, should be a quick learner & comfortable with using optical equipment efficiently (training provided). Must be over 18 & able to work without a chaperone. ASK: Contact Sarah Aitken 01262 422213, sarah.aitken@rspb.org.uk or visit www.rspb.org.uk

JOB: Animal Care Voluntary Student Work Experience Placement

BE4: 31/3/19

IV: 31/03/2019

LOC: Devon

PAY: Training

FOR: Shaldon Wildlife Trust

Shaldon Wildlife Trust is able to offer a number of work experience placements which will give you a unique understanding of working for a conservation organisation. There is the chance to develop your skills across a variety of departments at Shaldon, incl the animal keeping, education, conservation and administration departments. There is the opportunity to complete research projects and dissertations during your placement. Shaldon Wildlife Trust is a small zoo on the Devon coast. Set in an acre of woodland, we are the smallest member of BIAZA and EAZA. Despite this we are active members of the zoo community and support conservation projects all over the word. Skills required: enrolment on an animal science related course; previous animal-related work exp; good communication skills; adaptable to different working environments; able to work in a team and independently; physically fit for the demands of the post. ASK: Please send a CV and covering letter to: Carly Murray, Head Keeper, Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Ness Drive, Devon TQ14 0HP or email carly@shaldonwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: National Whale and Dolphin Watch Assistant

BE4: 10/3/19

IV: 11-17/3/19

LOC: New Quay, Ceredigion

PAY: Training

FOR: Sea Watch Foundation

This position will suit a volunteer who has a strong interest in marine conservation, education and in raising awareness by involving the public.  The assistant is responsible for their own travel and living expenses, but it is generally quite easy to obtain part-time paid work in the area if required. The National Whale and Dolphin Watch event (July 27th-August 4th) was created to increase public awareness of the diversity of cetaceans - a collective name for all whales, dolphins and porpoises - found around the British Isles, and to draw attention to the need for conservation, protection and continued research into their status, distribution, and abundance. ASK: Please send your CV and a cover letter reporting any rel exp you have, as well as contact details of two referees, to Dr Chiara Giulia Bertulli chiara.giulia.bertulli@seawatchfoundation.org.uk

JOB: Explorers Education Volunteer - East London

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Enfield and Ponders End

PAY:

FOR: Canal & River Trust

If you enjoy working with children and want to inspire them to learn about our local heritage, wildlife and landscape, join our team of Explorer Education Volunteers based in the Lee Valley in East London! We host school and group visits to the waterside, broadening learning through hands-on activities, workshops and events. We also deliver within schools, providing resource-rich learning opportunities. You will need some previous experience of hands-on learning with children, or a strong desire to gain experience in this area, and be able to volunteer flexibly to respond to group requests, committing to at least 3 or 4 days a month (usually between 9am - 3.30pm with at least two weeks' notice). Benefits: The opportunity to learn more about waterway heritage and wildlife; use your skills and learn new ones; be in an attractive environment; meet new people and of course, inspire children! ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2MmjE7i

JOB: Explorers Education Volunteer - Naburn

BE4: 28/2/19

LOC: Naburn Lock, nr York

PAY: Training / travel

FOR: Canal & River Trust

3 - 4 days a month. Join our brand new team of education volunteers based at Naburn Lock, on the River Ouse south of York. We lead school, Cub scout and Brownie groups on waterway visits as well as running sessions in the classroom. All of our sessions are designed to inspire young people in science and geography as well as the heritage and wildilfe of the area. We are looking for volunteers who have: previous experience of working with children; the confidence to talk to, and deliver workshops with groups of children; the ability to enthuse young people through practical activities; the flexibility to volunteer in different locations, working independently and as part of a team. We provide you with resources and full training on how to lead groups of children at this specific location as well as in a more traditional classroom environment. You will have the support of an education officer as well as the other volunteers in your team. ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2MmjE7i

JOB: Urban Buzz Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Bristol

PAY: Expenses and some training

FOR: Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust

Seeking volunteers to assist in the creation of pollinator friendly habitats in parks & green spaces across Bristol. Tasks will incl practical habitat management, plug planting, meadow creation, tree planting & bulb planting. Seeking help on Wednesdays & some Mondays too. Time Commitment: Urban Buzz project ends March 2019. ASK: Contact: hayley.herridge@buglife.org.uk

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: 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: Visitor Volunteer

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

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 Learning Assistant

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

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: Parent and Toddler Group Leader

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We need enthusiastic & friendly volunteers to help organise a parent toddler group which run weekly at the reserve. Activities with the children will be run by a member of staff but we need help in setting up & putting away toys. You will gain exp in environmental youth work with the very young. Very little exp is needed; just be prepared to get involved. Exp of playing with young children & chatting to parents is useful. A well organised approach will help everyone but most important is to be welcoming, friendly & approachable Volunteers play a major role in the work of the RSPB & we regard volunteers as a very important part of the success of our reserves. We will ensure you receive all the training & support needed for you to enjoy volunteering at Sandwell Valley. Time Commitment: A morning or afternoon per week. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Events and Activities Volunteer

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We regularly hold events on the reserve to encourage visitors to get closer to nature and learn more about the wildlife at Sandwell.  Annual events include bat and moth nights, bird ringing and family favourites like Easter egg hunts. You will be helping our visitor experience team by helping us deliver events on the nature reserve. You might be welcoming visitors, pond dipping or taking payment. The event activities vary every time and you will help us make them a success. You will also help by setting up activities in the first place and then helping us clear away afterwards.  We just need you to come with bags of enthusiasm and an interest in wildlife and the outdoors; we can supply and training you might need.  Experience of working with children would be helpful as our events are often family focused. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Community Forum member

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

To advise on how the reserve can remain engaged with and relevant to the local community.  To act as a champion for, and raise awareness of, the reserve amongst the local community.  To support, give advice on and monitor the progress of community projects, including funding sources.  Networking with the local community and other groups.  Attending some events on the reserve to engage with community and gather feedback  Contribute to promotion of the community forum and recruitment of forum members. Attend CF meetings.   ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Gardener

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We need help to keep the wildlife friendly garden at this reserve in good condition as an example & motivation to our visitors This will require carrying out weeding, pruning, mowing & a whole host of other gardening tasks Do you have green fingers? Do you want to learn more about gardening in an environmentally friendly way? If you have loads of enthusiasm, an interest in gardening, a love of conservation & enjoy working as a team then this may be the role for you. Enthusiasm & an interest in conservation are crucial for this role & experience in gardening is an advantage. No specialist skills are required though a good level of fitness & a desire to work outside is essential. You will need an up to date tetanus injection & to enjoy working as a team. Time Commitment: once a month or more if you would like. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Nature's Reach Cleaner

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

You will help us make sure the visitor experience here is a fantastic one. First impressions mean a lot so making sure the visitor centre is sparkling is incredibly important. Sticky fingers on windows can quickly spoil the view of the lake & walking boots through the visitor centre can soon make muddy floors, so keeping on top of this is important. We will do our best to tidy as we go along, but a weekly visit from a cleaning angel will help us keep on top of things. The role will include cleaning the floors & windows, keeping the refreshment area hygienic & presentable & of course the loos clean too. If you are a whizz with a mop & enjoy getting things clean & tidy then we need you! You will help maintain high standards of cleanliness & hygiene around our site. Time Commitment: 2 hours, 1 or 2 days a week. 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 Fundraiser (Pin Badges)

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: South West - Home Based

PAY: Training / equipment

FOR: RSPB

Do you want to do something rewarding for nature? It only takes a couple of hours a month! It doesn't matter if you are retired, employed, unemployed or just looking for something to do by becoming a pin badge volunteer in your area, looking after our pin badge boxes you will be able to raise vital funds for nature. Managing the boxes is easy & flexible working around your lifestyle giving you the chance to get out & about in your area, developing your fundraising & communication skills which can be added to your CV. Gaining you useful skills while being part of the movement to save nature. Everything you need will be provided & you will have the support of the area community fundraiser to guide you on your volunteering experience.    ASK: Contact: Anna Canvin 01392 453753 anna.canvin@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Assistant Data Manager – North Wales

BE4: N / A

LOC: Bangor

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for someone to join our team & help us manage data in its paper, electronic spreadsheet & digitally mapped formats. Most data are held on Merlin, RSPB's bespoke ESRI based mapping & Geographic Information System (GIS). This is an office based position. You will have a strong interest in nature & the environment. Some exp in reading maps, & using Excel & GIS would be advantageous, but further training will be provided. Knowledge of welsh place names & pronunciation is desirable. Knowledge of bird distribution in Wales would likewise be beneficial. Min: At least one day per week. Opportunity to develop Excel & GIS skills & to get a thorough understanding of how the RSPB works & the breadth of work being carried out by the organisation. The internal mapping system Merlin is key to many roles within the organisation so you will get to work with a variety of people in different departments. There may also be the opportunity to develop skills on Merlin's parent programme, ArcGiS, which holds some of the more complex databases the conservation team work with. ASK: Contact: Martin Clift, North Wales Regional Office, 01248 672850, martin.clift@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2OeMNVe

JOB: Reserve Assistant – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We require volunteer help in the areas of habitat management, wildlife surveying & reserve maintenance. All tasks are vital for conservation of the site & for retaining good access to, & around the reserve. Enthusiasm & an interest in conservation are essential. A variety of skills are needed from surveying, research, habitat management, estate maintenance, A good level of fitness is essential. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection & to enjoy working in a team. We have an opportunity to join our Monday or Wednesday team. Hours are generally 9.30am-3.30pm but this is negotiable. Benefits include: working as part of the reserve team & learning more about the reserve; the opportunity to build up skills; this is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity. ASK: Contact: Tim Wallis, Conwy, 01492 584091, tim.wallis@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2On5E0B

JOB: Visitor Centre Welcome Volunteer – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We want people coming onto our reserve to be met with a smile. You will actively provide a friendly & informative welcome to all visitors, enthuse about wildlife & the RSPB. You'll need: to be good with people, with a friendly disposition, enthusiasm for the RSPB & wildlife, tact & diplomacy, the confidence to strike up conversations with visitors & a desire to help, the ability to listen & respond appropriately, to be reliable & punctual. Min: 1/2 to 1 day per week, incl weekends. You will be part of a friendly & enthusiastic team who dedicate their time to this special nature reserve. You'll have a chance to share your enthusiasm for nature with others & gain a valuable insight into the RSPB's work. A wonderful opportunity to meet new people, staff & fellow volunteers. You'll be making a real difference to the work of the RSPB. You will receive training in all aspects of the role, this will incl till operation & membership recruitment. ASK: Contact: Clare Kenyon, Conwy, 01492 584091, clare.kenyon@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Dxv6vW

JOB: Environmental Education Volunteer Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Skelton Grange Environment Centre, Leeds

PAY: Local travel expenses

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

2 to 4 days per week (Mon - Fri) for 6 months or more. Do you want to work in the environmental sector, but lack the experience to land your first job? Do you want to share your passion for the environment with the next generation? You could spend your time learning to teach children about the world around them, & try your hand at a variety of practical conservation skills. You will gain excellent work experience that will be valued by employers, develop a whole range of transferable skils, take part in a comprehensive training programme, & best of all jpin a friendly & supportive staff & volunteer team in a green oasis hidden away in South Leeds. Previous volunteers have gone on to work for organisations such as the Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Groundwork, Sustrans, Leeds City Council & The Conservation Volunteers! ASK: http://www.tcv.org.uk/skeltongrange/volunteering

JOB: Gardening Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nr Bridge Trafford, Chester

PAY: Travel expenses / meals

FOR: Trafford Hall

Trafford Hall is home of the National Communities Resources Centre. Are you green-fingered, enjoy working outdoors, would like to meet new people, learn new skills, & help the gardens team make a visit to Trafford Hall one to remember? Time commitment flexible. ASK: Crispin Spencer, Head Gardener, Trafford Hall, Ince Lane, Wimbolds, Trafford, Chester CH2 4JP c.spencer@traffordhall.com Reception: 01244 300246 http://www.traffordhall.com

JOB: Event Volunteer - Mass Engagement

BE4: N / A

LOC: Birmingham, Hereford, Oxford, York

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

The Events Programming Team work nationally across the Woodland Trust to deliver mass audience events which raise brand awareness of the Woodland Trust. The aim is to engage and inspire those audiences about the aims and work of the Woodland Trust and to encourage them to get involved and support our cause. We are looking for volunteers to assist us at events in 2019 in the following locations: Birmingham; Hay-on-Wye, Hereford; Oxford; Castle Howard, York. You will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills, to volunteer alongside the staff at the event, to engage with large audiences and support our delivery of events. As part of our events team you will: be part of the staff rota for an event; attend pre-event briefing calls over the telephone / video conferencing; engage with the public and deal with questions and queries at the event; give post-event feedback so each event can be evaluated going forward; collect names and addresses of members of the public, adhering to data protection / GDPR; help with tidying up after the event. Please only apply if you are interested in volunteering at one or more of the above locations. ASK: For further details and to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2CqpRw7

JOB: Volunteer at Animal Rescue Centre

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Costa Rica

PAY: Accommodation*

FOR: Volunteer Latin America

3 weeks minimum. This project in Costa Rica is looking for like-minded animal lovers to help with animal care, gardening, walking the dogs, & many other tasks. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in a stunning location, surrounded by lush cloud forest, in close proximity to Arenal Volcano. *In exchange for their help volunteers receive free accommodation, 3 meals per day (vegan / vegetarian) & laundry service. This is good volunteer project for animal & nature lovers, vegans & vegetarians. ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2zqpMaW

JOB: Bird Identification Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Flexible

PAY: Some training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We get lots of emails usually with pictures of birds and wildlife from people who are asking what they have seen in their garden or out and about. The Supporter Services department of the RSPB is a front line customer service team and we aim to provide a prompt and knowledgeable answer to these queries. Our aim is to engage people in regards to Wildlife and this role would be key to us fulfilling this objective, by reaching as many people as we can and connecting them to nature. The skills you need: wildlife knowledge to sufficiently ID birds; able to work as part of team and independently; computer literate; able to use programmes such as Microsoft Outlook. Flexible - from one hour to one day a week - from one month to an ongoing basis. All year round. ASK: Contact: Emma Whiteway, emma.whiteway@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Support & Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

Here at Conwy, school groups book onto Sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve. You will help us inspire children and their accompanying adults, assisting with the games and lessons and supporting children as we go. During school terms, but mainly April to July. Training and support will be given, and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. Relevant RSPB clothing and equipment will be provided, and you will be treated as part of the team at RSPB Conwy. ASK: Learning Support Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2q8cZU2 Learning Assistant Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2H08xk4

JOB: Voluntary Survey Assistant (Casual), Bats

BE4: N/A

LOC: Manchester area

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Angela Graham Bat Consultancy Service Ltd

I'm looking for voluntary assistants in & around the Manchester area to help with dusk emergence & dawn return-to-roost surveys, from April / May to September / October inclusive. Applications accepted throughout but please apply as early as possible. This casual work can be a useful addition to the CV of anyone interested in ecology & wildlife conservation. It can be done around your other commitments, perhaps once or twice a week, possibly incl weekends. Short-term availability is acceptable. Dawn availability is particularly useful. With 30 years' exp of working with bats, I offer a learning opportunity for anyone interested in working with bats. Existing exp of watching bats in flight & / or using a heterodyne detector is useful. Punctuality, reliability, good concentration skills & professional approach are vital. The closer to BL9 you live the more opportunities you are likely to have. Most reasonably-local applicants get the opportunity to participate. Due to the unsocial hours involved, access to a vehicle is usually necessary. Please supply your name, e-mail address, 'phone number & summer address for an application pack. There may be an opportunity for you to gain exp of other aspects of bat & bird survey work. ASK: bat.consultancy@talktalk.net 0161 763 6171

JOB: Visitor Experience Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

PAY: All training provided

FOR: Forestry Commission

Help our visitors get the most out of Dalby & present a knowledgeable & enthusiastic welcome to the public. You could be giving general information about the facilities, advising on the best cycle trail or explaining where to spot the Gruffalo! Dalby is a special place to many people & we always want to provide a top quality experience for our hundreds of thousands of visitors. Your knowledge of Dalby, combined with warm enthusiasm, will be the icing on the cake to make a good day a great one. Volunteering with us is a great way to get outside, meet people, learn something new & develop new skills, all in the beautiful setting of Dalby Forest. We’re looking for volunteers during our busiest times, weekends & school holidays. ASK: volunteering.yorkshire@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

JOB: Help Fight Corruption & Wildlife Crime

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sub-Saharan Africa

PAY: No volunteer fees, training provided

FOR: Volunteer 4 Africa

This project is looking for activists who want to be at the forefront of the fight against wildlife crime by tackling corruption & the lack of justice within society. Participants will be given training & tools to pursue the activism path, initially in wildlife related issues & later as they choose. Get involved in the fight against wildlife crime & corruption in 9 African countries. There is no cost to participate but applicants are responsible for covering their own living expenses. Time: 2 months minimum ASK: info@volunteer4africa.org http://www.volunteer4africa.org

JOB: Conservation Volunteer – The Faughan Valley – Derry

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Londonderry, Northern Ireland

PAY: Expenses (up to 30 miles)

FOR: Woodland Trust

Would you like to use your passion for the environment to help conserve the natural beauty of the Faughan Valley by assisting the Faughan Valley project team with the practical management of the landscape with varied tasks from woodlands in Killaloo to farmland in Kilcreen?  Tasks incl woodland maintenance, tree planting, invasive species control, wildflower seed collection & meadow creation / maintenance.  The Faughan Valley runs from the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains along the beautiful River Faughan to the outskirts of Derry, Londonderry, covering some 80 square miles.  Pockets of precious ancient woodland, a habitat even rarer in Northern Ireland than elsewhere in the UK, have been the inspiration for us to build a project around their protection. ASK: For further details & / or to apply please visit our website: https://c-js.co.uk/2Q7QSbv

JOB: Environment Monitor - The Faughan Valley - Derry

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Londonderry, Northern Ireland

PAY: Expenses (up to 30 miles)

FOR: Woodland Trust

You will be helping to conserve the natural beauty of the Faughan Valley by assisting the project team with the practical management of the landscape.  Surveys are an important part of this as the results determine what management plans to put in place to help conserve, protect, maintain & enhance the sites in the Faughan Valley.  This is primarily a seasonal role to support the development of a major landscape-scale woodland project across the Faughan Valley. Surveys are varied, covering anything from generic hedgerow, woodland or habitat surveys to more specific: bat, lizard or frog orchid surveys. These tasks will cover the whole of the Faughan Valley from Ness Wood to Claudy Country Park & will feed into our plans for delivery. Anyone who is capable of a little light work & enjoys spending time outside is welcome to join us regardless of age, ability & motivation.  Some background knowledge of the flora & fauna to be surveyed would be preferable. This role also supports our Heritage Lottery Funded Project. You will need to live locally (within 30 miles).  ASK: For further details & to apply please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2PBtaYe

JOB: Volunteer Biological Records Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Court Hey Park, Huyton-with-Roby, Knowsley. L16 3NA

PAY: Experience / training

FOR: Merseyside BioBank

We need office based volunteers to help capture wildlife information which is shaping conservation and decision taking across North Merseyside, including St Helens, Sefton, Knowsley and Liverpool. This role is essential for keeping information current and our service users up-to-date with the latest available information. Better data leading to better decisions for our local environment. The role is open to anyone, no previous experience of qualifications necessary and may be of particular interest to people looking to develop basic skills in IT, demonstrate their data handling and accuracy or gain work experience in an office environment. Ideally working at least 1 day a week (Tues-Fri). ASK: More on us: https://www.merseysidebiobank.org.uk. Contact Ben at ben.deed@merseysidebiobank.org.uk for more information and to express an interest.

JOB: Practical Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Across Penwith, Cornwall.

PAY: Travel expenses and training available

FOR: Cornwall Wildlife Trust

First & Last - Our Living Working Landscape. Come & learn more about the work we do across Penwith in practical conservation, archaeology, ecology & footpaths. We run volunteer sessions Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10am - 3pm, to clear vegetation, 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: Contact Holly for more information & to register: holly.berwick@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, 01736 805306, www.penwithlandscape.com.

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 – Community Engagement Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Glenkens Area of Dumfries & Galloway

PAY: Training, mentoring & travel expenses of 35p/mile

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Ideally one day per fortnight. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Glenkens Red Squirrel Group to deliver red squirrel conservation in the Glenkens area. Help us raise awareness of the project by arranging & attending public events in the area. Tasks will include helping to increase the number of active volunteers by engaging with the public, mobilising the project’s network of volunteers in the area to attend public events, booking event stalls, arranging volunteer rotas, stall set-up, & volunteer engagement & support.   Passionate about red squirrels & want to spread the word about our exciting project. Good communication skills, enthusiastic about protecting red squirrels, diplomatic & tactful, able to explain project strategy & persuade others to get involved, well-organised with a good eye for detail, adaptable & flexible.   ASK: www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Volunteer Admin Support

BE4: N/A

LOC: Glenkens Area of Dumfries & Galloway (Home-Based)

PAY:

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Half a day per week. You will help with the administrative tasks involved in running a successful volunteer organisation. Tasks incl data recording, basic computer tasks, contacting volunteers, emailing & phone calls, & other office based tasks as & when they arise.   Enjoy getting involved with exciting local conservation projects & encouraging people. People person, with good communication skills, enthusiastic about protecting red squirrels, diplomatic & tactful, able to explain project strategy & persuade others to get involved, well organised with a good eye for detail & able to follow data management protocol, familiar with MS Office. ASK: www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.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: Woodland working group member - Swan and Cygnet Woods - Stock - Essex

BE4: N / A

LOC: Stock, Essex, CM4 9QW

PAY: Expenses will be paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for active enthusiastic people to join our Woodland Working Group at Swan and Cygnet Woods in Essex.  The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading conservation charity, caring for the long term management and conservation of Swan and Cygnet Woods. Old blends nicely with new at Swan Wood and its appropriately named smaller recently planted neighbour, Cygnet Wood. Swan Wood is an ancient site with both a distinctive and delightful character. As a Woodland Working Group Member you will form part of a working group of volunteers that focuses on performing practical tasks within the Woodland Trust’s sites. ASK: Please visit our website for further details & to apply via a short form: https://c-js.co.uk/2Kmc9hY

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 and love Buckinghamshire and who want to support environmental and conservation campaigns. You will be part of the local branch of a highly regarded, national charity and feel part of a friendly and highly-engaged group. Experience in planning, media or fundraising would be especially appreciated. ASK: Contact: F Lahiguera, CPRE Buckinghamshire Trustee, falahiguera@gmail.com

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: Wild Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Pigneys Wood (near North Walsham)

PAY: Training

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

We are looking for volunteers to help the wildlife of NWT’s Thorpe Marshes through assisting with habitat management. This runs once a month on a Friday & is part of the Broads Landscape Partnership project Water, Mills & Marshes, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). We also require volunteers on a Wednesday, once a month, at Pigneys Wood to assist with habitat management, increase our knowledge of wildlife on the reserve through assisting with wildlife surveys, & to help visitors enjoy this site by helping with keeping pathways open & improving access. This activity is run in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers, funded by the HLF. ASK: Contact Mark Webster 07843 069567 markw@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Centres Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Holme Dunes or Ranworth Broad

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Several opportunities for volunteers to help in our busy seasonal visitor centres at Holme Dunes & Ranworth Broad, both 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 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: 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 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer or contact the Learning Assistant on 0208 5456853 or mordenhallparklearning@nationaltrust.org.uk with any enquiries.

JOB: Rochdale Green Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Rochdale Borough - Greater Manchester

PAY: Training

FOR: Rochdale Borough Council

It’s the skills, time and passion of our volunteers that make our borough special. Whether you want to try your hand at hedge-laying, sowing meadows or creating a sensory garden, we have something exciting for you to get involved in close to home. With no previous experience necessary, we offer guided practical activities for a wide variety of fun environmental tasks. You can even access accredited training and qualifications to expand your employment opportunities. We make sure that you’re kitted out with everything you need from uniform and protective equipment to travel expenses. To be a Green Volunteer you need to be over 16. ASK: Get in touch and register your interest on 01706 373421 or email adam.clayton@rochdale.gov.uk. www.rochdale.gov.uk/volunteering

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: Woodland Working Group Member - Canal Wood - Poyntzpass

BE4: N / A

LOC: Poyntzpass, County Armagh

PAY: Expenses will be paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

Your local wood needs you! We are the UK’s leading conservation charity, caring for the long term management & conservation of Canal Wood, a low lying wet woodland site forming a linear wedge between the old canal to the east & the mainline railway to the west. You will form part of a working group of volunteers that focuses on performing practical tasks within the Woodland Trust’s site in line with the management plan & as agreed with the Woodland Working Group Leader & the Volunteer Manager. ASK: Please visit our website for further details & to apply via a short form https://c-js.co.uk/2txrtyG

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: 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: Events & Engagement Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Worcester

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

We're looking for friendly, engaging people to get involved and join our team!  We run a series of public engagement events and activities at Lower Smite Farm and in public parks and greenspaces throughout Worcestershire across the year. From family activities to county shows, these are the perfect opportunities to engage and enthuse children and adults with the environment and wildlife conservation.  You will assist with these public events and activities alongside Wildlife Trust members of staff and other volunteers. The tasks vary with the types of events but may include: engaging children and adults in outdoor, wildlife-themed activities such as walks, talks, bug hunts, pond dipping, crafts, games etc.; being an ambassador for our work; helping with set-up and pack-down at events; selling raffle tickets. Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. Time commitment is variable – you decide.  ASK: See https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N for full details. Contact Sadie activities@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: 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: 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 recently been awarded a £2.75 million Heritage Lottery Funded grant to enhance its physical environment and upgrade community facilities for visitors. Dependent on the seasons, typical conservation tasks include:  coppicing, woodland management and dead hedge laying and scrub management; installing and maintaining gates, fences, signs and benches; keeping footpaths accessible by clearing overgrowing vegetation and maintaining the surface; wildlife surveying and monitoring. No specific skills are needed, although most of the work is based outdoors so an interest in the countryside and a willingness to work in all weathers is desirable. A basic level of fitness is needed as conservation tasks require physical activity on uneven terrain. Flexible time commitment. ASK: Email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.



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