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Administration, support and IT. vacancies: administration and office support roles including IT.

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JOB: General Help

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Netheridge Farm, Gloucester, GL2 5LE

PAY: Some training & expenses

FOR: Barn Owl Centre

We're looking to increase our voluntary team to help with our new 4 acre gallery trail. It's an all-weather, all-season countryside space around nature that will exhibit work of photographers, artists, crafts, wildlife garden & more. We're creating a facility where local communities can connect to exhibitors in open countryside with refreshments served from our new cafe area. Are you in a position to join an exciting team, day or evenings, to offer valuable time, this could be by helping out with basic labouring tasks, graphics, wildlife gardening, cafe & much more. We are an established conservation charity located about 2 miles from Gloucester city centre. ASK: If this is of interest to you or a friend, please give us a call on 01452 383999, we would love to hear from you.

JOB: Bird Identification Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Flexible

PAY: Some training & expenses


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: Reception and Administration Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Chilton Moor

PAY: 0

FOR: Durham Wildlife Trust

We are currently looking for individuals for Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays between 10am and 3pm or part thereof. What’s involved? Help us to give a warm welcome to all our Rainton Meadow visitors by: answering the phone, the front door, processing post and receiving parcels; assisting with general computer based tasks such as online research, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Gmail; signing up new members, signing out bird hide keys and filling relevant paperwork. What will you get out of it? Confidence on the telephone; experience in an office administration environment; on the job training relevant to tasks undertaken. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2L1pDwG for more info.

JOB: Visitor Engagement Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Rainton Meadows or Low Barns Nature Reserves

PAY: 0

FOR: Durham Wildlife Trust

We are looking primarily for individuals for weekends and school holidays. You will support the income generation team and visitor centre assistants with their events. Be an ambassador for Durham Wildlife Trust, promoting and impassioning the wildlife and wider benefits of the nature reserve. Attend events, helping with car parking, sign-in, entrance fees and general tasks. Talk to members of the public about membership, signposting them and being a welcoming face for the site. Help to keep entrance areas and bathrooms clean and tidy and keep the visitor centre looking welcoming. Focus on weekends and schools holidays, when the site is busiest. Daily site upkeep, including litter picking, emptying of bins and upkeep of signage. What will you get out of it? Learn about different wildlife and the work of Durham Wildlife Trust; gain confidence in speaking to people; helping to raise income for wildlife conservation from Tees to Tyne ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2L1pDwG for more info.

JOB: Trainee Leader/Volunteer Officer - Uxbridge Green Gym

BE4: 1/10/18

LOC: Uxbridge

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

This opportunity is ideal for anyone wishing to gain the experience vital for working in the environmental and / or community sector for at least 2 days a week for 6 months. A full training package is provided including project leadership, first aid, risk assessment, and safeguarding vulnerable groups. Within each project there is scope for you to tailor the role to your requirements and you can have a positive influence on the project's development. Pre-project planning: risk assessments, site surveys, and liaising with health referral partners, local authorities, and clients. Practical wildlife and green space management & leadership: leading and assisting groups of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds on project days to complete conservation tasks such as creating wildlife habitats, sowing or scything meadows and planting hedgerows. Administration & marketing: supporting the day to day running of the project including database management, creating newsletters and promotion. ASK: For further information email gg-uxbridge@tcv.org.uk.

JOB: Project Support

BE4: N / A

IV: 10/08/2018

LOC: Northumberland Coastline

PAY: Training

FOR: Coast Care

From a few hours / week to full-time (flexible around volunteer commitments). Responsibilities: supporting Coast Care project staff to run an efficient project office; communicating with volunteers, landowners, partner staff and others (including answering the phone and emails); preparing posters, taking minutes, sending emails, filing and other office duties; keeping and collating records (including volunteer information, ecological data, archaeological). Existing skills & experience needed: essential - positive attitude; committed to the core values of Coast Care; able to understand and respect need for confidentiality; trustworthy and honest. Desirable - basic office skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Knowledge of google systems an advantage. Training in risk assessment and H&S; first aid training depending on commitment and availability; specialist ecological and heritage skills training; opportunity to attend volunteer networking days; opportunity to build experience for career development. ASK: Email: info@coast-care.co.uk Tel: 07813563047 https://c-js.co.uk/2JkkE8I

JOB: Scouts Appointments Committee Secretary

BE4: 1/9/2018

LOC: Bristol

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: The Scout Association

This is your opportunity to work alongside other members of a valued Scout committee based in central Bristol, contributing your views to shape adult recruitment in Scouting. You will be tackling the administrative challenges due to a growing youth provision whilst gaining volunteer secretarial experience. Duties: administer in a timely manner the recruitment process within the local Scout District; receiving and sending Criminal Record check forms to Headquarters, registering adult applications with Scout Headquarters, reviewing progress of appointments and advising where action is needed, maintaining records of all appointments within the Scout District using provided online tools. Key skills: organisation and time management skills, attention to detail, assertiveness, the ability to be proactive and use your initiative, competent use of standard software packages such as Microsoft Office. Commitment: 4 hours per week. ASK: Please email David at d.griffin2@hotmail.co.uk with a cover letter.

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

BE4: N/A

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


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: 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: Voluntary Officer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Leicester / National Forest

PAY: Travel expenses, full training provided for trainee leader roles

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

2+ days per week. A range of posts available for keen people wanting to be involved in conservation - we have opportunities for practical conservation and leadership roles including for complete beginners, but also vacancies for back office work e.g. in publicity and social media, funding applications, communications for those with relevant skills. Get in touch and we will find you a niche! We are also looking for casual volunteers for our practical work days. ASK: Please contact K Thompson at kay.thompson@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Finance, Education, Office, Garden & Event Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: South London

PAY: Travel and lunch expenses, some training

FOR: The South London Botanical Institute

Dependent on the role, finance 3 days per month approx, all others 1 day per week. Varied roles are available. ASK: Please look at our website www.slbi.org.uk/getinvolved to find out more about these, or contact us direct. Please contact us by email: info@slbi.org.uk

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.