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Community and Volunteers vacancies: projects looking at community involvement and countryside volunteer management.

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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: Volunteer Officer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Leeds

PAY: Clothing and travel expenses

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

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: Camden Volunteer Conservation Officer

BE4: 1/9/18

LOC: Camden & Islington

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Our leadership program is second to none and this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to gain the exp vital to land a paid position working in the environmental or community sector. At least 2 days a week for 6 months. A full training package is provided including first aid, project leadership, risk assessment, and safeguarding vulnerable groups and full support and mentoring is provided by the Project Officer. Within each project there is scope for you to tailor the role to your requirements; you can have a positive influence on the project’s development. Essential to this role are excellent communication / people skills and an enthusiasm for the outdoors and the environment. If you have an interest in gaining practical conservation skills, learning about leading groups, community engagement and organising work days, this role is for you. A confident cyclist with a full clean or near clean driving licence is desirable but not essential. ASK: For further information email p.hutchings@tcv.org.uk.

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: Communications & Visibility Officer (Intern)

BE4: 31/7/18

IV: 31/07/2018

LOC: Lusinga, Democratic Republic of Congo

PAY: Accom, food & travel expenses

FOR: Forgotten Parks Foundation

Starting 1/9/18 for 6 months with the prospect of extension. Upemba & Kundelungu National Parks. To help oversee the protection of a long-forgotten national park, from its basic planning & strategy formation to its overall vision & development. An opportunity to be part of a meaningful conservation initiative with the potential to become a conservation hot-spot in the near-future & that, if successful, will be used as a conservation management template for years to come. We are looking for a young & dynamic self-funding professional with appropriate academic quals wishing for a real challenge before moving into a career in a related field. Alternatively, we would welcome someone who has recently retired with a well-developed set of transferable skills who wants to contribute towards a conservation initiative & is prepared to work in a difficult & challenging environment. Ideally, 5 years of communications work with increasing responsibility in the conservation sector; we will consider students of conservation or media studies, with a passion for the environment, with excellent academic references. ASK: Please send cover letter & a chronological CV in PDF format to jobs@forgottenparks.org. The cover letter will be used to judge the quality of your application. References requested with your application.

JOB: Volunteer Trainee Countryside Ranger

BE4: 7/8/18

IV: 07/08/2018

LOC: Dawlish Warren NNR, South Devon

PAY: 1700 training allowance & travel expenses

FOR: Teignbridge District Council

3 to 4 days per week for 6 months with possible extension to 9 months. The Reserve is famous for its extraordinary mix of internationally important wildlife, it is also a high profile resort with a fabulous landscape. Working with our countryside rangers, your role will be largely practical, with the management of the National Nature Reserve & its key species & habitats, but you will also be involved in delivering environmental education to schools & universities, assisting the public on this busy site, as well as bird protection & monitoring work. You will gain experience in working with ponies used for conservation grazing. Knowledge & experience of countryside management & / or nature conservation is highly desirable. You will ideally have a relevant qualification in conservation, wildlife or countryside management but this is not essential. Keen interest in countryside management, wildlife & people with ability to engage with a variety of interest groups & visitors essential, along with a full driving licence. ASK: Chat: Philip Chambers, 01626 863980. Apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2tXxZ1S

JOB: Site Warden

BE4: N / A

IV: 10/08/2018

LOC: Northumberland Coastline

PAY: Training

FOR: Coast Care

Responsibilities: reporting incidents within the community or designated site; carrying out minor repairs / conservation works (with guidance from Coast Care team); observing coastal damage and erosion; conducting beach cleans; recording injured or deceased wildlife; recording data and reporting to Coast Care team. Existing skills & experience needed: commitment to working outdoors in all weathers; physically able to conduct beach surveys / beach cleans; effective communication skills (keeping in touch and providing updates / reports). Training in risk assessment and H&S; first aid training depending on commitment and availability; on task training in use of tools, practical conservation techniques / practice, ID skills; specialist heritage skills training; machinery training depending on commitment and availability. A regular commitment is required but this can be in your own time. ASK: Email: info@coast-care.co.uk Tel: 07813563047 https://c-js.co.uk/2JkkE8I

JOB: Photographer

BE4: N / A

IV: 10/08/2018

LOC: Northumberland Coastline

PAY: Training

FOR: Coast Care

Conduct fixed point photographic surveys to monitor alterations in the landscape and urban environment; compile historic images of Northumberland and create an archive to examine long term changes. Essential: commitment to working outdoors in all weathers; photographic experience and use of own camera; familiarisation of computers to create photographic archives; effective communication skills. Training provided in the use and care of GPS and valuable camera equipment. Training in risk assessment, H&S and first aid; opportunity to display in a photographic exhibit; impact on historical record keeping; specialist heritage skills training; opportunity to attend volunteer networking days hosted by Coast Care and partners; opportunity to build experience for career development. A regular commitment is required but this can be in your own time. However, regular timesheets will be required and volunteers must keep in regular contact with the Coast Care project team. ASK: Email: info@coast-care.co.uk Tel: 07813563047 https://c-js.co.uk/2JkkE8I

JOB: Coast Care Intern

BE4: 10/8/18

IV: 10/08/2018

LOC: Northumberland Coastline

PAY: Training

FOR: Coast Care

Placements are full-time or part-time for 3-9 months. Working closely with AONB Partnership staff to: engage landowners; write habitat and heritage management plans; identify funding sources; apply for funds; implement management plans. Existing skills & experience needed: essential - excellent written skills; commitment to Coast Care project values; reliable, trustworthy and enthusiastic. Desirable - degree or equivalent in ecology / environmental conservation/heritage management; ecological identification skills; experience of writing management plans; historic environment knowledge. Generous expenses & training budget allowed. Support and advice will be provided by project and partner staff. Opportunity to: join other project training events (heritage skills, first aid, risk assessment etc); attend volunteer networking days hosted by Coast Care / partner organisations; opportunity to build experience for career development. ASK: Email: info@coast-care.co.uk Tel: 07813563047 https://c-js.co.uk/2JkkE8I

JOB: Volunteer Countryside Ranger

BE4: 16/8/18

IV: 20/8/18


PAY: Accommodation, travel and training allowance

FOR: National Trust

An exciting opportunity to work with a small Ranger team in a stunning coastal property. Carrying out practical estate management work throughout the area - part of the South Devon AONB. Working with the team, you will learn practical conservation skills and high quality site management to ensure visitors have an enjoyable experience throughout the estate that we manage. Working 4 days a week for 6 months. Training provided and free accommodation in shared bungalow in a beautiful but isolated location 20 minutes from the workshop. Some experience in working with volunteers and other groups with a good understanding of the countryside and recreation. Experience of the use of hand tools. Excellent communication skills and a ‘have a go’ attitude and drive to improve and succeed. Ability to work outside in all weathers. Driving licence and own transport essential. ASK: For further information and an application form email lorna.sherriff@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Horsey Windpump Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Horsey Windpump, Horsey, nr Great Yarmouth

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: National Trust

Min 3.5 hours a fortnight. During 2018, the restoration project of Horsey Windpump will complete & reopen to paying visitors & to our members. This is your chance to get involved right at the start, to continue the restoration project, share the story ‘so far’ & engage visitors with our local industrial heritage. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring alive the story of Horsey Windpump for our visitors & help maintain & look after this broadland icon. We have exciting & flexible roles in which no 2 days will be the same. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2N2LZza or contact Alex 01263 740241, horseywindpump@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Voluntary Communities and Wildlife Officer

BE4: 10/8/18

IV: 22/8/18

LOC: Peterborough and North Cambridgeshire

PAY: Training

FOR: The Wildlife Trust BCN

3 days per week for 6-9 months. An exciting new voluntary role ideal for those wishing to begin a career in community engagement work.  An enthusiasm for wildlife and excellent communication and team-working skills are a must.  Main tasks include helping with design and delivery of a range of events and activities to a diverse range of Peterborough communities; design and production of resources for use with community groups; some practical and survey work associated with site management; undertaking some management planning.  Benefits include in-house training workshops, externally certificated courses in first aid. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2tPy8Uj or contact rachel.price@wildlifebcn.org for more info / application form.

JOB: Volunteer Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: TCV Hollybush Conservation Centre, Leeds

PAY: Training & travel


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: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Grey Squirrel Control Officer, Annandale

BE4: N / A

LOC: Annandale Area of Dumfries & Galloway

PAY: Training / travel expenses

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Annandale Red Squirrel Group to deliver red squirrel conservation in Annandale.  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 group & the project, providing support to existing volunteers, project staff & partner organisations to deliver the project’s aims across the area. ASK: www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk 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: 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: Lead Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Pembrey Woods

PAY: Training

FOR: Pembrey Conservation Trust

To support the organisation of small work parties to work within the 2,800 acres of coastal woodland where the trust works in partnership with NRW and the butterfly conservation trust to manage key habitats, 25km of access routes and recreation areas. Experience of risk assessment, habitat and group development would be great but overall the ability to commit one day a week would be desirable. You will be literate and numerate with a good knowledge of countryside skills and equipment aptitude, motivational skills and an ability to communicate with all levels of society. Sounds a lot but it’s really a great place to volunteer with a committed team - interested ??? ASK: Contact thomasnick7@hotmail.co.uk for a chat

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Norwich

PAY: Training in practice conservation techniques

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Time: You can come along for as long as suits you. The Conservation Volunteers help hundreds of thousands of people each year to reclaim green places. Through our own environmental projects and through our network of 2,000 community groups, we see people every day, and all across the UK joining in and feeling good. The Conservation Volunteers receive no core funding from the government to carry out our work supporting people and places. We rely entirely on the generous help of our volunteers and supporters. ASK: Debbie Murray 01603 274512 07740 899691.

JOB: Swingbridge Community Boats Volunteer Crew

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Guildford / Woking / Elmbridge

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Surrey Care Trust

We need people with all kinds of talents: an aptitude for mechanics, an enthusiasm for environmental work, coaching skills or just an all round willingness to help out. But above all we're looking for a good sense of humour, patience & empathy to encourage our supported volunteers who may have mental health problems, mild learning difficulties or are dealing with addiction or the aftermath of family breakdown or unemployment. Regular/occasional commitment required. ASK: Contact Miranda Soane, Community Boats Co-ordinator, miranda.soane@surreycaretrust.org.uk 07712 652675

JOB: Trust 10 Co-ordinator

BE4: N/A

LOC: National Trust Brean Down

PAY: Training will be provided

FOR: National Trust

4th Sunday of the month. Our Trust10 Co-ordinators are great leaders, who inspire people to get things done, on the day of the monthly running event. They motivate a group of volunteers to share their passion for running, the outdoors and working as a team. After 50 hours volunteering you will receive a membership card and discount in NT shops and cafes. ASK: Contact breandown@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteering Opportunities

BE4: N/A

LOC: Various

PAY: 0

FOR: Inland Waterways Association

Love Your Waterways with Inland Waterways Association. Our volunteers enable us to be a powerful champion for the nation’s inland waterways, protecting and expanding the network for everyone. Our volunteer community takes action to: speak for the waterways: listen to those who love the waterways and campaign, fundraise and influence to provide a sustainable waterway environment for everyone. Protect: conserve the heritage, environment and facilities for all along the waterways through advice, practical tasks and commenting on planning applications affecting the waterway corridor. Restore: bring the waterways back to peak condition for navigation and recreation through expert advice and our hands-on Waterway Recovery Group canal camps and weekend digs. Inspire: engage others in the waterways and our work both in person with walks, talks, educational and promotional events and communicate locally, nationally and online. ASK: For more information or to get involved visit www.waterways.org.uk/volunteer

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: Lead Volunteer Standedge Visitor Centre

BE4: N/A

LOC: Marsden, West Yorkshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Canal & River Trust

We are looking for a Leader for our volunteers at Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre, undertaking tasks like outside garden and maintenance work, and indoor DIY/maintenance. You'll work alongside staff and volunteers to plan, deliver, and celebrate volunteering at this fascinating and inspiring site at Marsden, West Yorkshire. This is a responsible role with a lot to offer the right person, so if it sounds just what you've been looking for, we'd love to talk to you about it. ASK: Find out more at http://c-js.co.uk/2E45McU

JOB: Waste Reduction Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Cheshire

PAY: Training / travel expenses

FOR: Keep Britain Tidy

No min length of commitment, this is a fully flexible role. Events & talks take place during the week, weekends & evenings & you can attend as little or as many of these whenever you are available. Help us to reduce waste across Cheshire West & Chester by doing any of the following: attending events, local shows, fetes & fairs, giving individual advice; delivering workshops in schools; working with community groups; writing articles for press or websites; delivering talks & presentations to local groups & organisations; working with waste management departments at larger events; or anything that suits their skills! Benefit from developing communication skills in a variety of settings with a wide range of people, whilst helping local people save money & help the environment.Age 18+. Driving licence & vehicle may be necessary to attend events. ASK: See: http://c-js.co.uk/2DjlJj4 Margaret Warren, Project Coordinator margaret.warren@keepbritaintidy.org 07583 019497

JOB: Lead Volunteers Asset Delivery

BE4: N/A

LOC: Lapworth, Stratford upon Avon canal, Solihull

PAY: 0

FOR: Canal & River Trust

We are looking for potential Leaders for our expanding volunteer teams on planned works, on tasks like moving boats to lock repairs, installing towpaths, and maintaining bridges. You'll work alongside staff and volunteers to plan, deliver, and celebrate volunteering, particularly on the Grand Union and Stratford Canals in Warwickshire. This is a responsible role with a lot to offer the right person, so if it sounds just what you've been looking for, we'd love to talk to you about it. ASK: Find out more at http://c-js.co.uk/2FOdDMc

JOB: Volunteer Officers & Leaders

BE4: N / A

LOC: Essex

PAY: Work experience

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Role is flexible & negotiable but usually involves 2 days per week for a min of 6 months. We have 4 weekly vol groups & work with community groups across the county. Whether part of one of our action teams or helping to organise & deliver projects to improve green spaces; vols are essential to everything we do. Volunteer officers & leaders can train to lead vol groups on a range of practical conservation activities & can get involved in all aspects of running projects depending on their interests & skills they want to develop. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain work experience in conservation, community building or someone looking to use their skills to help others. We can provide: work experience in conservation & community building; opportunity to use your skills to help others; leadership experience. All level of experience is welcome. Enjoy working outdoors; passion for nature. Community orientated & enjoy assisting people. ASK: Further information from Nicola Downs, Senior Project Officer, 01206 764470 essex@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Hertfordshire Health Walks Ambassador

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Countywide Opportunities

PAY: Training & materials provided

FOR: Countryside Management Service, Hertfordshire CC

1 or 2 hours per week. Man stalls at health & wellbeing awareness events; give talks to community groups & orgs who are potential advocates (GP patient participation groups etc.) or to potential walkers (diabetes, pulmonary rehab or cardiac support groups etc.); actively seek out opportunities for promotion & building partnerships within your local community to increase awareness of & signposting to the Health Walks initiative; lobby locally, use social media & engage with press to promote the Health Walks locally; support new walks & struggling walks to ensure sustainability long-term; attend 3 x yearly Ambassador steering groups with CMS & provide feedback for the 3 x yearly Health Walk Leader meetings in your area; maintain a stock of up-to-date promotional literature (programmes, flyers, posters etc.) at libraries, GP surgeries, tourist information etc. This role requires & can help to develop the following skills: ability to think creatively & communicate the health & wellbeing messages supporting the initiative; public speaking experience & confidence speaking in front of groups; ability to motivate others into action; proactive & organised; ability to plan ahead & see a project or task through to the end. ASK: Find out more on 01992 588433, healthwalks.cms@hertfordshire.gov.uk

JOB: Community Engagement Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: North Yorkshire

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: North Yorkshire County Council

The role involves promoting the North Yorkshire Rotters project and offering information and practical advice about the ‘three R’s’: reduce, reuse and recycle - by promoting campaigns such as love food hate waste and home composting. You will have chance to talk to the public at events and help them to find out about ways that they can reduce waste sent to landfill and protect the environment. Opportunities are also available to help deliver waste prevention workshops to schools and deliver talks to community groups in your area. You should have an interest in helping your community, good communication skills, enthusiastic and enjoy volunteering as part of a friendly and helpful team. ASK: For further information and to apply email nyrotters@northyorks.gov.uk or 01609 797212. http://c-js.co.uk/2DT6NZd

JOB: Garden Project Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Kings Heath Park, Birmingham

PAY: Induction, training and support given

FOR: Thrive

Anticipated time commitment required: one day per week. Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. Our Garden Project Volunteers support our horticultural therapists in delivering a high level of service to our client gardeners by working alongside them encouraging them in the work and in developing social interaction with others. Tasks include demonstrating and guiding for instance sowing seeds, watering, weeding etc. Watching out for the health and safety of those you are working with. Taster days - second Monday of each month - come and find out more. ASK: To find out more, please look at our website: http://thrive.org.uk or call 0121 2934531 or send an email to birmingham@thrive.org.uk

JOB: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

PAY: Accomodation provided. Volunteering at this reserve will give you the opportunity to work in this beautiful environment with skilled practitioners, discovering new capabilities and learning new skills. This is an excellent chance to gain work experience a

FOR: Scottish Natural Heratige

To assist us with managing the reserve. Your role will be related to practical work as well as some survey work including: tree nursery work, woodland management, deer culling, path maintenance, removal of non-native plant species, visitor management, habitat & species monitoring. You'll be personable, approachable, enthusiastic, good communicator with fluent level of spoken English, strong interest in conservation & a good knowledge of Scotland’s natural heritage, a good team-worker, respecting others. Physically fit & have a responsible attitude to H&S, complying with procedures designed to keep you & others safe. Willing to work outdoors in all weathers, keen to learn & adaptable. At least 18 years old. There will be a small number of volunteer placements available throughout the year, each for a min of 1 month, the more time you stay with us the more jobs you will be likely to experience & the more you will learn. ASK: Further information please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2GWsA3K

JOB: Dragonfly Centre Volunteer for British Dragonfly Society

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Wicken Fen Dragonfly Centre, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP

PAY: Full training and support will be given

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

We would like to be able to open our Dragonfly Centre at Wicken Fen every weekend and bank holiday from May-Sept every year. We need plenty of enthusiastic volunteers to help us make this a reality! If you have an interest in wildlife, like chatting to people and live within travel distance of Wicken Fen please get in touch! We would love to welcome you to our small friendly team. Full training will be given and you can do half day or full day - whatever time you can spare will be appreciated. No experience needed, all welcome! We look forward to hearing from you. Time Commitment: As much as you can give, 1 day a year or 1 day a week in the summer, it all helps us out. ASK: Contact: Fiona McKenna fiona.mckenna@british-dragonflies.org.uk

JOB: Community Champion - RSPB Sandwell Valley

BE4: 04/04/2019

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

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us engage with the local communities of Sandwell and Great Barr, so everyone can enjoy RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve. We have lots to offer to our community: somewhere to relax, play, enjoy nature and learn new skills. We need you to help us reach out to local people of all ages and backgrounds. Our Community Champions will lead fun activities, chat to people about nature at local events, and/or give talks to community groups. All the necessary training, support and background information will be provided and we will cover your travel expenses. This is a varied role, and you will be able to mould it to suit you, for example, if you love giving presentations but not delivering activities (or the opposite!). You will meet a wide range of people and help them reap the benefits of spending time in nature. This is a great opportunity to make a difference to urban communities and help nature! 1 day a month minimum. ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2GCXbPC

JOB: Conservation Assistants and Walking Guides

BE4: Ongoing and no formal interview

LOC: Wakefield, from Thornes Park

PAY: Full training will be provided

FOR: Open Country

At least one day a month. Open Country is a disability charity based in Harrogate, working to enable any adult with any disability to access the countryside. We achieve this through delivering a suite of outdoor activities and by providing information, training and advice. Open Country have recently set up a new outreach project - Wild about Wakefield - based from Thornes park and we are now running weekday walks, conservation work parties, evening tandem cycling and weekend outings. We need volunteers to support us on the full days with guiding visually impaired adults, pushing wheelchairs and helping with the conservation activities. If you have an empathy for people with disabilities, a passion for the outdoors and want to make a real difference locally, we'd love to hear from you! You do not need any specific quals but a friendly nature and patience is very important. ASK: Ella Dixon, 'Wild about Wakefield' Project Officer, Open Country, Community House, 46 East Parade, Harrogate HG1 5LT Tel: 01423 507227 Mob: 07426 716677 www.opencountry.org.uk

Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve Volunteer Placement

Duration: Six months from September 2018, up to 5 days per week.

We are looking for someone keen to enter a career in conservation based education and/or practical conservation management to join our team at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve for six months from September 2018

  • Closing Date: 15/08/2018
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 17/07/2018

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.