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Full and part time voluntary placements, updated weekly.

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Arboriculture vacancies: working with and for trees, woodland and in forestry, includes tree nursery.

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JOB: Volunteer Woodland Reserves Officer

BE4: 24/10/18

IV: 24/10/2018

LOC: Dingestow, Monmouth, working across sites in the lower wye valley

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: Gwent Wildlife Trust

3 days a week for 6 months. To help implement practical management, primarily of SSSI woodland nature reserves through the winter period (Nov-Apr). This will involve coppicing, felling & extraction with firewood & charcoal production & will include some survey work. Full chainsaw training (NPTC CS30 & 31), first aid & brushcutter with other internal training courses such as hedge laying & local woodland owner workshops. This would suit someone looking to gain exp & certificated training to gain paid employment & preferably completed / working toward an environmental / land management qual. A hard working, enthusiastic individual able to work on difficult ground in all weather. Full UK driving licence with some exp of habitat management & working with volunteers would be an advantage. ASK: Contact Doug Lloyd, Woodland Officer, Usk to Wye 01600 740600 for an informal chat. To apply send CV & covering letter to dlloyd@gwentwildlife.org

JOB: Gems in the Dunes Regular Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Ainsdale, Merseyside

PAY: Training

FOR: Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust

1-2 days per week. We are looking for volunteers to assist with habitat management for our rarest species including sand lizards, natterjack toads, northern dune tiger beetles and petalwort. The habitat management work is varied and will involve removing invasive scrub, creating areas of bare sand and digging new breeding pools. You will also assist with the monitoring of these species and will receive training in identification and survey techniques. You need to be hard working, willing to work outdoors in all weathers and work well in a team. We also run volunteer weekends every third weekend of the month. ASK: To find out more, please contact us at gems-in-the-dunes@arc-trust.org or call 01704 571575.

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: Woodland Working Group Member - Canal Wood - Poyntzpass, County Armagh

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: Volunteer Grounds and Garden Assistants

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Holt, Norfolk


FOR: Holt Hall - Norfolk County Council

Volunteer in a beautiful environment and gain woodland management and horticultural skills. Would you like to help with conservation work in the grounds or lend a hand in the walled garden whilst staying active and meeting new people? Holt Hall is an environmental and outdoor learning centre set in 75 acres of ancient woodland, lawns, lakes and gardens on the outskirts of Holt. We focus on offering high quality residential and day visit experiences for schools both in and outside of Norfolk. ASK: Contact Ben Grange, ben.grange@educatorsolutions.org.uk. https://www.holthall.org.uk https://www.facebook.com/holthallnorfolk

Shadow Ranger Voluntary Placements

Forestry Commission England are providing a voluntary placement known as Shadow Rangers. These placements are targeted at individuals seeking to gain experience in the countryside sector. 

A number of 6 - 12 month placement are available across Central England Forest District. Volunteering 1-3 days per week, each placement allows volunteers to develop on the job skills in their chosen work area. 

  • Closing Date: 19/10/2018
  • Sector: Arboriculture Countryside
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 04/10/2018

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.