Full and part time voluntary placements, updated weekly.
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Community and Volunteers vacancies: projects looking at community involvement and countryside volunteer management.
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JOB: Sustrans Schools Cycling Volunteers - I Bike Scotland
LOC: Various locations across Scotland
FOR: Sustrans ScotlandAre 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Uy0WfQ
JOB: Community Conservation Voluntary Placement
LOC: Urban Wildlife Centre, Corfe Mullen
PAY: Travel expenses from the Urban Wildlife Centre to other DWT sites when required.
FOR: Dorset Wildlife Trust3-4 days a week over 6 months from July 2019. This role would be suitable for a student industrial placement full time. You will be assisting with Dorset Wildlife Trust's community engagement and conservation work in east Dorset including at our Brownsea Island and Living Seas Visitor Centres. Tasks will also include assisting with our work with people with physical / mental health issues; assisting with social media, website and other publicity; helping with campaigns and conservation projects. There will be opportunities to get involved with other aspects of our work, including practical work parties. ASK: For more information visit https://c-js.co.uk/2XoB4VX or contact email@example.com.
JOB: Volunteer Ranger Dunham Massey
LOC: Dunham Massey, Altrincham, North West, WA14 4SJ
PAY: Accommodation, reasonable travel expenses & training*
FOR: National Trust, Dunham MasseyVolunteer with us and you could find youirself undertaking, invasive species control, leading volunteer groups, site presentation work, deer management, fencing and any other tasks required to keep this successful property running in tip top condition. *A training package to enable this is included, this includes in-house training on our plant and machinery such as tractors, flail mowers and sawmill, and external certification in chainsaw use (lantra basic felling 200mm), NPTC brushcutter, and pesticide use (PA1 and PA6) This volunteer Ranger role covers all aspects of the Ranger role, helping with our ambitious plans for nature conservation, implementing the historic conservation management plan in the SSSI parkland or engaging with our local communities, this role will provide numerous transferable skills. This role would also suit students looking for a placement year. Time commitment: 4 days. ASK: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about this role. More details and apply online at https://myvolunteering.nationaltrust.org.uk/opportunity-search
JOB: Trainee Country Park Ranger x 3 (3 roles)
LOC: Cockington Country Park, Torquay
PAY: Accommodation & training
FOR: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust9-12 months. Want to: Learn & gain experience in a land-based sector? Gain a range of transferable skills? Contribute to the care of an historic country park? Becoming a trainee country park ranger is a fantastic opportunity to discover your potential & gain new skills, which may help focus build your career path. This may well be the next step into gaining employment in this diverse & exciting sector. Help us deliver the Heritage Lottery funded Green Heart Project, aimed at rejuvenating Cockington Country Park. Free shared accommodation, in a restored 16th century Gamekeepers Cottage, in the heart of the park - £1000 training budget. Use a range of machinery; brushcutter, trimmer, mowers, chainsaw & leaf blower. Assist with grass cutting, maintaining paths & park furniture. Look after an important landscape within a conservation area. Help lead volunteer groups & engage with visitors. ASK: For further details & to apply; https://www.countryside-trust.org.uk/about-tcct/vacancies
JOB: Coast and Countryside Volunteer Ranger
LOC: Botallack, St Just
PAY: Training budget (£750) / accommodation
FOR: National TrustA 12 month opportunity involved in the conservation and management of the West Cornwall estate including areas of SSSI, World Heritage Sites, AONB‘s and over a hundred Scheduled monuments within a landscape of an intensity of archaeology that is rivalled by few places in Western Europe. Getting involved you could: gain experience of working with people of all ages and backgrounds in a beautiful outdoor setting; gain skills in estate management and knowledge of nature conservation from the ranger team; develop skills and gain experience in working with volunteers, visitor engagement and working in the heritage sector; gain experience of working within a historically important landscape; become part of a small, friendly and dedicated team; share your skills, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm with others; various projects & events to build on and develop your work experience. ASK: Contact - email@example.com for more information and application form.
JOB: Community Engagement Voluntary Internship
PAY: Expenses covered, training & uniform provided
FOR: RSPB Cymru2-3 days per week from May - Oct 2019. We need someone to help us deliver wildlife workshops in primary schools & nurseries across Cardiff, run nature based activities for families in Cardiff’s parks & greenspaces & support the daily running of a busy & exciting project (Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff) delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council & Buglife. You’ll need to be enthusiastic about learning outdoors & community engagement with a keen interest in wildlife, have excellent social skills & be a great team player with a positive, can do attitude, resourceful, flexible & keen to learn. Gain valuable experience with Europe's largest conservation organisation & acquire the training, skills & confidence to help you gain future employment in the conservation & education sectors. ASK: Full details at https://c-js.co.uk/2Fc6CY8
JOB: Volunteer Assistant Ranger
LOC: Swanage, Dorset
PAY: Training, on-site accommodation
FOR: Dorset County CouncilStart date of late march / early April, running till the 4th May. To assist the ranger team in the practical maintenance of Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve. Working alongside the rangers & other volunteers to complete outdoor & indoor practical tasks in all weathers & conditions. Using & maintaining tools, machinery & equipment in safe working order; developing practical land management skills. Assisting with surveys, educational & family events as well as other visitor engagement activities. Essential: good communication skills; confident & approachable manner. Computer literate & comfortable using office software packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher & Outlook. Desirable: Some practical or conservation experience an advantage, but full training provided. ASK: For more information, contact Doug Hart, 01929 424443, firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Learning & Community Assistant
LOC: Gibside, Gateshead
PAY: Accom, basic food costs, funding for training
FOR: National Trust37 hpw, usually Monday to Friday, some evenings and weekends when required. A full time residential volunteer opportunity for 6-12 months to help in the preparation and delivery of educational activities to school and community groups. You will help in the day to day management of the bunkhouse, deliver family engagement activities incl birthday parties, and help create interpretation. This role will suit people who enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities and who are looking to develop their own skills and experience of working in the heritage sector. You should have some knowledge and exp of British natural history, working with young people and have the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. This role can be physically demanding so you need to be reasonably fit and willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions. ASK: To apply please send a CV and cover letter to email@example.com For any questions please call 01207 541200.
JOB: Community Forum member
BE4: N / A
LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG
FOR: RSPB Sandwell ValleyTo 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Help Fight Corruption & Wildlife Crime
BE4: N / A
LOC: Sub-Saharan Africa
PAY: No volunteer fees, training provided
FOR: Volunteer 4 AfricaThis 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: email@example.com http://www.volunteer4africa.org
JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Community Engagement Volunteer
LOC: Glenkens Area of Dumfries & Galloway
PAY: Training, mentoring & travel expenses of 35p/mile
FOR: Scottish Wildlife TrustIdeally 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Volunteer Officer
LOC: TCV Hollybush Conservation Centre, Leeds
PAY: Training & travel
FOR: TCVJoining 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 email@example.com
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 WalesWe’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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 01545560224. You can also visit https://goo.gl/QknrVd
Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.