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Countryside vacancies: Ranger posts, including those in greenspace and urban parks and estate workers. You'll also find vacancies for countryside officers, rural policy makers.


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Volunteer Shadow Ranger

Forestry 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 placements 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: 02/05/2019
  • Sector: Arboriculture Countryside
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: Midlands North East North West
  • Posted: 16/04/2019

Volunteer Trainee Nature Reserve Warden - Sevenoaks x 2

Salary Range: This is an unpaid voluntary role however, travel expenses and a tailored training programme will be provided.

Based at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector as a Nature Reserve Warden? We are looking for someone to help us with the general and practical management of Sevenoaks Nature Reserve, whilst gaining experience working with and leading volunteer tasks, working with stock graziers and Trust livestock, carrying out surveys and monitoring and gaining certificates for various practical skills such as brushcutter and chainsaw.


  • Closing Date: 29/04/2019
  • Sector: Arboriculture Countryside Ecology Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 29/03/2019

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Eglinton Country Park and other North Ayrshire sites

PAY: 0

FOR: North Ayrshire Ranger Service

Help support North Ayrshire Ranger Service by taking part in a variety of conservation tasks in Eglinton Country Park and other sites around North Ayrshire.  No experience required, tools and training provided.  Learn new skills, meet new people and have fun.  ASK: Contact North Ayrshire Ranger Service on 01294 551776 or email joannejohnstone@north-ayrshire.gov.uk for further information.

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: Volunteer Warden - Long term placement

BE4: End of April 2019

LOC: Insh Marshes Reserve - Cairngorms National Park. Scotland

PAY: Accommodation, some training

FOR: RSPB

Ideally 6 to 12 months; please enquire if you are interested but unsure how long you can commit. Full time, but we are flexible to allow volunteers to seek part time work to fund this position if needed. This volunteer warden position is an ideal opportunity for someone with an aspiration to work in conservation and reserve management. With only three full time staff members on the 1030 ha reserve, long term residential volunteers are crucial in assisting with the work programme and implementing the reserve management plan on this internationally important site. You will contribute to practical conservation and learn about running and managing a nature reserve. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for conservation and wildlife. Skills needed - enthusiasm, ability to work as part of a team, ability to carry out strenuous manual labour, interest in conservation. You need to be at least 18 years old and have a full clean driving licence.. ASK: Please contact Cat Owen-Pam on 01540 661518 for further details

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: 30/6/19

LOC: North Cave, East Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Mires Beck Nursery

The estate team manage our 14 acre conservation site comprising of a commercial plant & tree nursery, 5 acre woodland & soon to be wildflower meadow open to the public, working with adults with learning difficulties. We also maintain an unadopted access road to the nursery which runs alongside the beck the nursery was named after. As part of the charity's aim to bring life skills & improve social abilities, the trainees work with staff & volunteers who make up the team & we are always open to welcome new people to our nursery. ASK: If you are interested in joining the estate team please contact lorraine@miresbeck.co.uk 01430 421543 or applications by post to Mires Beck Nursery, Low Mill Lane, North Cave, HU15 2NR https://www.miresbeck.co.uk

JOB: Community Conservation Voluntary Placement

BE4: ?

LOC: Urban Wildlife Centre, Corfe Mullen

PAY: Travel expenses from the Urban Wildlife Centre to other DWT sites when required.

FOR: Dorset Wildlife Trust

3-4 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 sholford@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk.

JOB: Voluntary Marine Assistant Placements

BE4: N / A

LOC: Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre, Kimmeridge

PAY: 0

FOR: Dorset Wildlife Trust

This opportunity would suit a student or young person, with an interest in marine conservation, the marine environment and / or environmental education. The placement is available from April, throughout the summer, is unpaid and involves working one weekend per month. However, there would be the opportunity to extend this if the placement wishes to be involved in further weekend activities. Own transport and accommodation are essential. All posts are subject to a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure Check. ASK: To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Julie Hatcher, Marine Awareness Officer, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre, Kimmeridge Bay, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5PE. Tel: 01929 481044. Email kimmeridge@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk. For more information visit https://c-js.co.uk/2XoB4VX

JOB: Wild Weymouth Internship

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Radipole Lake Discovery Centre, Weymouth, Dorset

PAY: Travelling expenses, people engagement and occasional practical work

FOR: Royal Society for Protection of Birds

Interested in starting a career in conservation? The RSPB in Weymouth, Dorset are offering internships at Radipole Lake & Lodmoor Nature Reserves. We're looking for someone to be a friendly and welcoming face for visitors who come to experience the incredible wildlife on our Weymouth reserves. You will be an integral part of the team, and be trained up to help run our Discovery Centre as a Duty Manager, leading a team of volunteers, planning and running events and getting to know the nature on the reserves really well! This role has the opportunity to be extremely flexible, offering you the chance to pursue your own projects, and gain experience in a variety of areas including working with our practical and survey team. This role will give you the confidence and training required to make that first step into a career in conservation. Time commitment: 3-5 days a week. 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. ASK: Read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2NYTt7v

JOB: Residential Volunteer Warden

BE4: 17/5/19

LOC: RSPB Arne - Dorset

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

You will be part of a busy team covering 9 reserves across Dorset. These include Arne heathlands, Weymouth wetlands and Garston ancient woodland developing skills and knowledge dealing with this varied range of habitats. Duties are likely to include gorse coppicing, scrub management, ride & glade management, footpath maintenance, fencing, installing & maintaining visitor infrastructure and assisting with surveys. Training will be provided for key tasks to be carried out, this may include chainsaw, brushcutter and survey techniques. Relevant qualifications and previous experience within the environmental sector would be a benefit. We are looking for someone who is keen to learn, shows initiative and happy to work within a busy & varied team. Key species include Dartford warbler, nightjar, smooth snake, ladybird spider, marsh harrier, bearded tit, white admiral and ancient woodland flora. Time commitment: 6 - 12 months. ASK: Please contact Stewart Milburn for more information on 01929 553360 or stewart.milburn@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Spurn Reserve Voluntary Trainee

BE4: 29/4/19

LOC: Spurn NNR

PAY: Accommodation, Travel expenses and Training budget provided

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

12 months for 3 days week. Do you enjoy learning in a fast paced setting and enjoy being part of multi-faceted team? If you'd like to learn the various aspects of managing a National Nature Reserve that includes habitat management, visitor engagement, surveying and much more, then this could be the perfect training and development opportunity for you to get stuck into. We’d like a new Voluntary Trainee to join the team at Spurn that is enthusiastic, dynamic and a real people person that can help us with our work, while learning plenty of new skills for yourself. You will gain a wide range of skills and knowledge centred on reserve management, visitor engagement and running a programme of events at a large visitor centre. A driving licence is essential for this role. ASK: For more information or to apply for this role email volunteering@ywt.org.uk

JOB: Marine Conservation Volunteer

BE4: 30/4/19

IV: 30/04/2019

LOC: St Abbs

PAY: 0

FOR: St Abbs Marine Station

St Abbs Marine Station is currently accepting applications for volunteers to work in our research aquarium and laboratory for 1-3 months, 3-5 days a week. Applicants must be aged 18 or over and have strong interest in marine environment and conservation.  ASK: Please send your CV and cover letter to hello@marinestation.co.uk. Please include information about your availability and access to personal transport.

JOB: Volunteer Officer

BE4: Ongoing

IV: 02/08/2019

LOC: Sedum House, Mallard Way, Doncaster, DN4 8DB

PAY: Training at a value of approx. £1,000 + expenses

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Two to three days per week (Monday - Friday), for six months or more. Volunteer Officers assist and lead on a variety of sessions from green gyms, community events to educational activities. This role involves aspects such as planning and organising tasks, equipment maintenance, volunteer recruitment, and helping to deliver tasks with a view of leading tasks in the future. There are 3 Volunteer Officer positions available. Based in Doncaster with the view of practical work across our sites in Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley. Some knowledge of practical skills is desirable but not essential. No experience required as training will be provided, however, good communication skills and an enthusiasm for the outdoors is essential. A driver’s licence would be beneficial but not essential and this role is subject to the completion of an enhanced DBS. ASK: To register your interest please call 01302 388832 or email southyorkshire@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Eco-Ranger Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

PAY: Training / lunch voucher / uniform

FOR: Zoological Society of Hertfordshire/ Paradise Wildlife Park

Help us achieve our mission in encouraging sustainable behaviours in our visitors. If you love to take action for wildlife & all things conservation; this is the role for you! The role involves, engaging visitors in fun activities linked to topics such as recycling, climate change & poaching; participation in annual animal fundraiser events where all money raised is donated to wildlife conservation projects around the world; carrying out events & activities designed around annual conservation holidays such as World Oceans Day. There the potential to assist with other on-site & off-site education events. ASK: If you are 18+, confident in speaking to the public & have an interest in conservation email Barbara & Jenna on volunteer@pwpark.com

JOB: Engagement Volunteer

BE4: 17/5/19

IV: 17/05/2019

LOC: Slapton Ley Field Centre, Devon

PAY: Accom, food and relevant training

FOR: Field Studies Council

6 weeks. This role will involve: Observing and assisting with educational events and activities working towards leading events and activities for visitors such as fire lighting, shelter building, pond dipping and bat walks. Engaging with visitors, providing them with information and helping them discover what Slapton Ley has to offer. Assisting the ranger in management of the nature reserve including assisting with various monitoring projects. There may also be an opportunity to carry out your own independent project. ASK: Find out more from Alice Henderson on 07734 781374, volunteer.sl@field-studies-council.org

JOB: RSPB Loughborough Local Group Leader

BE4: 30/4/19

LOC: Loughborough

PAY: Expenses / training

FOR: RSPB

Are you a great 'people person', have well-honed people management & organisational skills & the ability to inspire others? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you! RSPB local groups are run by volunteers to promote the aims of the RSPB in the local community. They offer RSPB members & the public the opportunity to get more involved in our work to save nature. Groups run activities like indoor talks & outdoor walks. They fundraise & campaign for the RSPB & attend local community events to inspire people to support the RSPB. We're looking for the right individual to lead the Loughborough Local Group. You don't need to be an expert in birds - people skills are much more important for this role. Min commitment of 15-20 hours a month for a duration of max 5 year term of office. ASK: Further information & apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2FA3sfI

JOB: Full Time Volunteer Ranger

BE4: 25/4/19

IV: 1/5/19

LOC: North Cornwall - Tintagel to Holywell

PAY: Training & accommodation

FOR: National Trust

Want to be a Ranger but need to increase your skills & knowledge first?  Working 4 days a week alongside staff & volunteers, gaining the knowledge, skills & experience to help you get that perfect job. Live in shared accommodation which is walking distance from the rangers’ base & the South West Coast Path. Three bedroom house rent free just money towards bills to pay. The work is predominantly hands-on practical estate management work, access work & habitat conservation work. You will also assist with events & surveys. As your experience increases, so too will your opportunities & responsibilities. You will use a wide variety of tools, machinery & equipment.  A full driving licence is essential. This will suit those of a very practical, friendly nature, are good communicators, physically fit, enjoy working outdoors & looking for a career in nature conservation. 6-12 months’ time commitment required. ASK: Contact Sarah Stevens sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk.

JOB: Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Old Hall Marshes

BE4: ASAP

LOC: Old Hall Marshes, Essex

PAY: Training / accommodation / expenses

FOR: RSPB

6 months. We are looking for an enthusiastic residential volunteer to join our small warden team at Old Hall Marshes, an internationally important wet grassland with a centuries-old grazing tradition. We want you to be involved in all aspects of reserve management and to play a part in improving how the reserve is managed for the diverse range of wildlife it supports.  The reserve programme is very varied and will allow you to gain a wealth of experience necessary for pursuing a career in nature conservation. You will need enthusiasm, a positive attitude and the ability to work as part of team. You should have a keen interest in nature and a commitment to nature conservation. You must be prepared to undertake strenuous manual labour outside in all weathers. You must be over 18 and have a full clean driving licence.  ASK: For further details https://c-js.co.uk/2I1obfQ or contact rachael.carson@rspb.org.uk, tel 01767 680551.

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: Braintree Local Group Volunteers

BE4: 1/6/19

LOC: Braintree

PAY: Training

FOR: Essex Wildlife Trust

Committee Chairperson You will act as a spokesperson for the local group, chair the quarterly meetings & respond for the local group where required. The group also organise fundraising events & local walks & talks. It would be an advantage if you have a good knowledge of the local area & are used to dealing with people from all backgrounds. Volunteer Warden Working independently, you will visit the site on at least a weekly basis to act as the Trust’s eyes & ears on the reserve. You will be supported by our North West Area Reserves team who will be on hand to provide you with advice & guidance. You will patrol & inspect the reserve & deal with any problems as appropriate & carry out yearly site audits & feed this back to the team. Suitably fit to work outside & able to walk across uneven terrain & be comfortable working on your own. Outdoor Events Co-ordinator Help manage, co-ordinate & promote the programme of outdoor events on behalf of the Trust. ASK: Further information: volunteering@essexwt.org.uk

JOB: Trustees

BE4: 18/5/19

IV: 18/05/2019

LOC: Newcastle

PAY: 0

FOR: Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is inviting members of the public to join its board of trustees. Three vacancies have arisen through trustees having served their maximum permitted three-year tenure. Following a review of the skills of its current board of trustees, the wildlife charity would really welcome applications from people with expertise in conservation, farming / land management or public health. Throughout the course of a calendar year, trustees generally attend four board meetings, two half day ‘away-days’ & one AGM. ASK: Anybody over the age of 18 can apply by requesting an information pack from Paula Turner, Northumberland Wildlife Trust HR & Payroll Officer on 0191 2846884 or via email at paula.turner@northwt.org.uk

JOB: RSPB Fairburn Ings - Reedbed Monitoring Volunteer

BE4: 31/7/19

LOC: RSPB Fairburn Ings, The Visitor Centre, Newton Lane, Ledston, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 2BH

PAY: Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary.

FOR: RSPB

Once per week - March to August. We need knowledgeable people to help us to monitor the breeding activity of some of the reserve's most iconic species, whilst helping the visitors to the reserve enjoy the wildlife spectacle, & minimising disturbance. An opportunity to develop field skills & make a great contribution to conservation. Gain valuable experience in specific species monitoring as well as public engagement skills. You will hone your existing skills with the support of the warden & visitor experience team & inspire visitors with your passion for wildlife. You need a genuine interest in birds, wildlife & conservation. Some basic bird identification skill is essential, but no previous survey experience is necessary.  You also need to have good people skills & be happy to approach & talk to a wide range of visitors to the reserve. ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2D7ANhA

JOB: Volunteer Trainee Ranger

BE4: 8/5/19

LOC: Gibside

PAY: Training budget / expenses

FOR: National Trust

30 hpw, some evening and weekend support may also be involved. As a Volunteer Trainee Ranger (VTR) at Gibside you will get the opportunity to develop and learn the skills needed to work outdoors. Alongside the guidance of the conservation ranger team you will help deliver volunteer tasks and events, learning about heritage and landscape conservation. You will have a mentor who will guide you through your journey and help you to get to where you want to be. The role requires both practical skills and excellent people skills. You must be willing to work outdoors whatever the weather, up for a challenge and able to commit to the year duration on the traineeship. ASK: Please send a CV and covering letter outlining why you thing you are suitable for the role to Jodie Peachey: jodie.peachey@nationaltrust.org.uk or for an informal chat call 01207 541 225

JOB: Yorkshire Peat Partnership Voluntary Trainee

BE4: 13/5/19

IV: 28/5/19

LOC: Skipton

PAY: Travel expenses and training budget

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Yorkshire Peat Partnership’s objective is to increase the amount of peatland restoration activity in Yorkshire’s uplands through a combination of restoration, management and monitoring. Through our work we want to preserve the peat that remains and help to reinstate functioning, peat forming ecosystems. This will help restore the hydrological processes, increase biodiversity and reduce the amount of carbon loss. In this role you will be working alongside the YPP Research Officer to feed into the three-year research project investigating the ecosystem service impacts of peatland restoration. If you like the idea of being out in the field collecting data (vegetation, hydrological and greenhouse gas flux surveying) in some of Yorkshires most beautiful landscape, combined with analysis of the data when you’re back in the office, this could be just the role for you. ASK: To apply please download an application form from our website https://www.ywt.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer

JOB: Martin Mere - Reserve volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, L40 0TA

PAY: 0

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

We create and conserve wetlands and save species. Here at Martin Mere we have 214 hectares of wild nature reserve which are managed by our wardens and are a haven for wildlife. We are looking for a keen volunteer to help out with practical reserve management work! We are currently recruiting for a Tuesday / Wednesday volunteer. ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2WGPIHy

JOB: Wildlife Planning Voluntary Trainee

BE4: 13/5/19

IV: w/c 20/5/19

LOC: York or Doncaster

PAY: Travel expenses and training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

3 days a week for 6 months. Our Conservation Policy and Planning team comment and give advice on a range of planning applications; from small scale housing developments, to huge new housing estates with hundreds of homes in the offing. New roads, new power stations and railways are all developments that are increasing, which impact on Yorkshire’s wildlife and put enormous pressure on our wild places. We give expert advice to developers, local authorities and businesses objecting to any development that will have a detrimental effect on wildlife but also advise how development can be sympathetic towards and make gains for wildlife and our natural environment. The team would like an enthusiastic and passionate new voluntary trainee to join their team to help with this vital work. You’ll assist the team with prioritising which applications you will comment on, carry out research associated with applications, and attend meetings with developers, Local Authorities and other stakeholders. ASK: Apply: https;//www.ywt.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer

JOB: Snowdonia Society Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Snowdonia National Park

PAY: Fuel expenses and parking costs can be claimed back

FOR: Snowdonia Society

Commit to 5 hours per volunteer day. The Snowdonia Society is a member-based conservation charity that works with local communities, organisations, businesses and individuals to help look after Snowdonia.  Since 1967 the Snowdonia Society has worked tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all. Through our conservation work we provide helping hands and a strong voice for Snowdonia’s special landscape.  But ultimately it is about the heart - the relationships people have with the nature, landscape and culture of Snowdonia. The Snowdonia Ecosystem Project carries out regular practical conservation volunteer workdays to help enhance and maintain the natural beauty of the National Park. From toads and trees to footpaths and fungi our project is an ideal way of getting directly involved in the conservation and management of Snowdonia National Park, whilst having fun and meeting new (and familiar) faces. ASK: Please email Owain or Dan for further details on how you can get involved. owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Officer

BE4: 31/5/19

LOC: Glasgow

PAY: some formal and informal training provided

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

We need Volunteer Officers to support our full-time Project Officers working from our Glasgow office delivering practical conservation and food growing days. You will shadow experienced staff until you are confident in your leadership skills to take groups out. You will work across a variety of greenspace locations in and around Glasgow and gain experience in areas such as footpath maintenance, woodland and habitat management, food growing, carpentry and bush craft. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of community engagement activities. Time commitment: at least one day a week for a six-month period. We can help you access a range of training such as: first aid; community engagement; leadership skills; environmental education; species identification workshops. Essential: full UK driving license; excellent time management skills; good communication and organisation skills; passion and enthusiasm for working in conservation. ASK: Please apply with a CV and letter of application to: juliette.walsh@tcv.org.uk

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

JOB: Murlough Volunteer Boardwalk Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Murlough National Nature Reserve, County Down

PAY: Training

FOR: National Trust

Working with the Boardwalk Ranger, you will carry out formal inspections of all parts of the boardwalk network including way marking, signage, interpretation and the boardwalks themselves and will look at sustainable ways to repair / replace boardwalk. You will be working with a broader team of countryside staff and volunteers on the property and delivering an excellent service to visitors. If you have a friendly and enthusiastic manner and enjoy working outside in particular, this role may suit you. This role can be physically demanding and you may be on your feet all day in all types of weather. Why not become part of a friendly and dedicated team and gain invaluable experience working on a Nature Reserve? ASK: There may be other activities where we could use your help, have a look on our ‘Join In’ web page for more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2AsPpai or email murlough@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Parks in Mind volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Bournemouth

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

Parks in Mind provides fun nature conservation & other outdoor activities in Bournemouth’s beautiful parks to deliver health & wellbeing benefits to the people taking part. The project creates free volunteering opportunities suitable for anyone looking to improve their health, meet new people & learn new skills. The emphasis is on providing a relaxed & friendly atmosphere while taking part in practical & sociable outdoor activities to improve the environment. With a focus on nature conservation, green exercise & other activities, you’ll enhance your own wellbeing while making improvements to local parks for people & wildlife. It also includes elements of nature study, art in the environment, relaxation & confidence building workshops. You choose the activities you want to take part in & work to your own limits. No prior knowledge is required, with the chance to learn from both the project leaders & the other people taking part. ASK: Contact: info@bournemouthparksfoundation.org.uk 01202 451513

JOB: Murlough Volunteer Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Murlough National Nature Reserve

PAY: In-house Training

FOR: National Trust

The volunteer positions here at Murlough are essentially practical conservation based but there are opportunities to get involved in environmental education, flora / fauna surveys & guided walks. You would be involved in scrub clearance, habitat management, path maintenance, litter clearing. You will learn outdoor practical skills, gain an understanding of how habitats are managed, improve your communication skills & get your hands dirty while enjoying the great outdoors. If you have a friendly & enthusiastic manner & enjoy working outside in particular, this role may suit you. This role can be physically demanding & you may be on your feet all day in all types of weather. Why not become part of a friendly & dedicated team & gain invaluable exp working on a nature reserve. ASK: There may be other activities where we could use your help, have a look on our Join In web page for more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2AsPpai or email murlough@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Mountain Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Murlough National Nature Reserve

PAY: Accommodation

FOR: National Trust

Work as part of our dedicated ranger & volunteer team on the breathtaking Mourne Mountains which covers approx 526 hectares & forms a very important part of the Eastern Mournes ASSI & SAC. You will be providing much needed support for our existing mountain rangers in our exciting Mournes Path Improvement Project. You will be working with contractors & getting involved with the repair &, where necessary, replacement of the c7km path on Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland's highest peak & Slieve Commedagh. If you are interested in working outside in mountainous terrain, & would like to be part of a small friendly team, please apply.  ASK: There may be other activities where we could use your help, have a look on our Join In web page for more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2AsPpai or email murlough@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Swingbridge Community Boat Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: Surrey

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Surrey Care Trust

Surrey Care Trust needs people with all sorts of talents to help run Swingbridge: an aptitude for the practical side of boats, an enthusiasm for environmental work and above all the ability to motivate and enthuse others. A number of our trainees and some of our volunteers need support from others in the team. ASK: For more information email info@swingbridge.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Crom Estate, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, BT92 8AJ

PAY: Accommodation*

FOR: National Trust Fermanagh

25 - 30 hpw for up to 1 year. Assist in the management of Crom Estate, working on a wide range of practical conservation skills. Monitoring work including compilation of fauna surveys & botanical quadrats / transects. Invasive species control. Environmental education & interpretation work including website articles & press releases. Maintaining good working relationships with tenants, farmers, neighbours, other voluntary organisations, local communities & local authorities. Welcoming & liaising with visitors by providing information & guidance, which may include public speaking & guided walks. Undertaking such other appropriate practical & administrative tasks. This role will suit you if you: enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions; work well as part of a team; have an appreciation & enthusiasm for the wildlife & the outdoors; prepared to undertake physical work; full driving licence essential. *Various household bills, travelling expenses, on the job training, & potential certified training (as & when needed by property). ASK: Email jade.blair@nationaltrust.org.uk for more info.

JOB: Usk to Wye Practical Conservation Weekly Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: GWT sites across Monmouthshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Gwent Wildlife Trust

The Usk to Wye volunteer group carries out practical conservation tasks on a variety of our reserves. The work is varied throughout the year but there is always something for people of all abilities. We provide all tools & protective equipment but please wear sensible clothing for the time of year & sturdy work boots (steel toe caps if you have them) & bring a packed lunch. ASK: Further details: https://c-js.co.uk/2TbefFM

JOB: Surrey Countryside Partnerships Voluntary Internships

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Based at Caterham (Downlands) & / or Epsom (Lower Mole)*

PAY: Experience

FOR: Surrey Countryside Partnerships (Hosted By Surrey County Council)

Gain a wide range of practical conservation experience working to maintain/restore a diverse range of habitats, in particular rare chalk grassland & woodlands. Principally weekdays; we are flexible on duration/days of week. You would be joining in on scheduled task days, gaining essential on-the-job experience learning about targeted countryside/rare habitat management practices; helping to prepare for tasks, carpentry & opportunities to work with our Downlands Partnership grazing service; some formal training (brushcutters etc.) could also be made available. We work closely with volunteers of all ages, plus school & corporate groups so excellent communication skills are required & you need to be able to work confidently as part of a small busy team.  Physically demanding at times and involves working outdoors in all weathers. Full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle essential. An ideal first internship during / post countryside management studies. *but required to work across partnerships' area (principally North / NE Surrey and in to Croydon, Sutton, Kingston). ASK: Please email your interest and CV to: countrysidepartnershipsteam@surreycc.gov.uk. Find out more: https://c-js.co.uk/2wttDTU.

JOB: Myplace Ecotherapy Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Lancashire

PAY: Training / Expenses

FOR: Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Up to 4 hours per week. Myplace works with people who have physical or mental health issues and / or are experiencing long-term unemployment. We aim to empower people, encouraging them to take action, participating in environmental activity that has positive benefits for their own health and mental wellbeing, as well as for their local community. We do this through the delivery of 5 themes of Ecotherapy: Conservation, Growing, Nature Walks, Mindful Environments and Bushcraft. Volunteers are needed to help support our weekly sessions which are delivered across East, West and Central Lancashire for all ages (13+). This role will suit people who are empathetic with good interpersonal skills and are able to work with people from all walks of life. ASK: If you would like to make a difference in a person’s life whilst developing new skills and knowledge then get in touch: myplace@lancswt.org.uk 01772 872007

JOB: BogLIFE Project Voluntary Warden

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses NNR, & NNR Base (N Shropshire)

PAY: Travel expenses / Training

FOR: Marches Mosses Boglife Project

Great opportunity to assist with the restoration of Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised peat bog as part of the Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project. The National Nature Reserve is 690ha & straddles the English / Welsh border, 4 miles from Whitchurch, Shropshire & 10 miles from Wrexham. Role is varied & can include practical estate & habitat management tasks, surveying / monitoring, assisting with events / guided walks & office projects. Protective clothing & some formal courses & in-house training provided. Suitable for a student looking for a work placement or someone wanting to gain further experience in the conservation sector. Reliable & enthusiastic, keen interest in wildlife & conservation, physically fit & prepared to work outdoors.   ASK: Apply with Pete Bowyer, Senior Reserve Manager peter.bowyer@naturalengland.org.uk 01948 880362

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Grangemouth (covering East Central Scotland)

PAY: 0

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Any day Monday to Thursday. You are free to choose your commitment but if you volunteer, you must be available for a full day. A varied range of outdoor practical tasks on our nature reserves such as grassland, woodland & peat bog management.   Travel from Grangemouth to the work sites & back is provided. You should be interested in the environment & in carrying out physical work outdoors sometimes in poor weather. Willing to work as part of a team.   ASK: Information from pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Conservation Volunteer - North East

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Dundee - to Cover North East Scotland

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Any full day Monday to Thursday. We are looking for volunteers to work with our Reserves Project Officer based at Dundee to undertake a varied range of outdoor practical tasks on our nature reserves such as grassland, woodland & peat bog management.   Travel from Dundee to the work sites & back is provided. You should be interested in the environment & carrying out physical work outdoors sometimes in poor weather. Willing to work as part of a team. ASK: Contact Peter Gilbert pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk for details

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire

PAY: Travel expenses*

FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Volunteer Rangers are our eyes and ears out on the reserve. The role involves patrolling the nature reserve and carrying out daily checks as well as being on hand to assist in emergencies or out of the ordinary situations. You’ll need to share your enthusiasm for the reserve, our wildlife and our conservation work with our visitors and promote the work of the Wildlife Trust and all that Brockholes has to offer ensuring our visitors make the most of their visit. * Free parking, restaurant and shop discounts, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. We are looking for Volunteer Rangers for all 7 days of the week. Time: 2 hour slot on a weekly basis. ASK: Go to https://www.brockholes.org to find out more.

JOB: Canal & Lock Maintenance Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

To support the maintenance & upkeep of the Beeston Lock & Canal. Volunteers will be involved in various activities to help keep a 2km stretch of the Beeston Canal including lock, maintained for boaters, walkers & the local community. Role to include: painting fences, rails, mooring posts & step edges; clearing paths, planting, litter picking vegetation clearing, manual dredging. Volunteers will show a commitment to the aims of GGN & improving outcomes for the environment. You will not be required to have experience, however, it may be useful of you have any experience of: gardening; planting; maintenance. Volunteers will be asked to complete a minimum of 3.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. ASK: For more information please phone 0115 9788 212 or email gn@groundworknottingham.org.uk

JOB: Canal & Lock Maintenance Project Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

To assist the Volunteer Co-ordinator to facilitate the maintenance & upkeep of a 2 km stretch of the Beeston Canal including lock, maintained for boaters, walkers & the local community. The role includes: contacting potential volunteers; supporting volunteers on the day; co-ordination of activities on site. Volunteer Project Leaders will show a commitment to the aims of GGN & improving outcomes for the environment. You will not be required to have exp, however, it may be useful of you have any experience of: gardening; planting; maintenance; team management. Volunteers will be asked to complete a minimum of 3.5 hpw, Monday to Friday. ASK: For more information please phone 0115 9788 212 or email gn@groundworknottingham.org.uk

JOB: Our Past, Our Future Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: New Forest National Park

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: New Forest National Park Authority

The Our Past, Our Future Landscape Partnership Scheme volunteers can take part in archaeological digs, botanical surveys, digitising historical documents, recording the history of commoning, clearing invasive plants, monitoring water quality & much more. The range of activities are supported by 11 different partners to inspire a new generation to champion & care for the New Forest. Volunteers can give as much time as they would like. No previous experience or qualifications required, just a desire & passion to learn about, improve & enjoy the New Forest National Park. ASK: Contact Richard Austin, richard.austin@newforestnpa.gov.uk for more details.

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: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Plymouth & Surrounding Area

PAY: Training

FOR: Plymouth Environmental Action (PEA)

We carry out a variety of projects including: tree planting; beach cleans; species & habitat surveys; wildlife pond creation; hedgelaying; invasive plant species management (e.g. rhododendron, parrotfeather, Himalayan balsam etc.); coppicing (a traditional woodland management technique); dry stone walling, to name but a few! Events each weekend, but no requirement to commit to a certain number of days. You will gain valuable nature conservation skills in countryside management, such as how to create & restore important habitats for wildlife & people. You will also gain other key skills such as communication, team working & leadership. If you are really keen you may want to progress to become a Volunteer Project Officer (VPO) & get more involved ‘behind the scenes’ planning & leading practical projects & social events. You don’t need to have any skills, experience or abilities to join as a volunteer; all you need is a love of the outdoors & be a good team player. ASK: Find out more from Chris Bond, plymouthenvironmentalaction@hotmail.co.uk https://www.pea-volunteering.co.uk

JOB: Volunteering in the Highlands of Scotland

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Creag Meagaidh NNR, Aberarder, Kinlochlaggan, PH20 1BX

PAY: Accommodation / training provided

FOR: Scottish Natural Heritage

Min one month, up to twelve months. Make new friends, improve your CV & have a great time at Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve. Volunteers should bring enthusiasm for the Nature of Scotland, a willingness to learn new skills & a good level of fitness would be an advantage. Exp not necessary. You will help with: variety of estate work including working with our livestock, sowing seeds for the field bird trail, fixing paths, woodland management; species & habitat monitoring which could include counting rare birds, trapping mink or pond dipping in the summer checking for invertebrates; talking to & helping visitors at the reserve; deer management. ASK: Check out YouTube to see what a previous volunteer says about Creag Meagaidh: http://c-js.co.uk/2orbxun. For more information or to apply email Linda Simpson on volunteer@nature.scot

JOB: Conservation Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: All over Scotland

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust for Scotland

NTS is always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers to join our Conservation Volunteer Groups based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen & Inverness. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills & work in beautiful gardens & stunning countryside throughout Scotland. Must be over 18 & reasonably fit. ASK: Contact Julie Bond, 0131 4580315, jbond@nts.org.uk

JOB: Adopt a Path Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Glen Finglas, Brig o’ Turk (Callender), Great Trossachs

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

The Great Trossachs Path is both a long distance path and a network of paths across The Great Trossachs Forest. This is an interesting volunteering opportunity where you will be acting as an extra pair of eyes on our path network, looking for problems before they arise as regular inspections can prevent expensive repair work in the long term. Your role will involve monitoring and undertaking basic maintenance of your chosen section of path network; we would appreciate a minimum of two path assessments per year. You will receive an induction and regular contact with your volunteer manager. Ideally you will be local to the area, or within approximately 30 miles. ASK: For more details about the role: https://c-js.co.uk/2DIn55n

JOB: Residential Volunteers - NNRs in the Scottish Highlands

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Creag Meagaidh NNR; Beinn Eighe NNR and Rum NNR

PAY: Accommodation and training

FOR: Scottish Natural Heritage

1 to 6 months. The Scottish Highlands are world renowned for their breath-taking scenery and nature. Residential volunteering opportunities are now open for three of our National Nature Reserves (NNRs) for committed people who can stay for 1 to 6 months. Our volunteers get the chance to learn a manner of skills, and experience working in the spectacular landscapes of Scotland. The more time you stay with us the more you will experience and the more you will learn. This is an excellent chance to gain practical work experience, make new friends, and improve your CV. See our volunteering leaflet: https://c-js.co.uk/2I2XAjF Volunteers should bring an enthusiasm for the nature of Scotland, a willingness to learn new skills & a good level of fitness would be advantageous. We need help with a variety of work to keep our NNRs in good condition, welcome visitors, and to connect people with nature. ASK: Contact: volunteer@nature.scot

JOB: Task Force Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Rainton Meadows or Low Barn

PAY: Training

FOR: Durham Wildlife Trust

1 day a week. Practical habitat management incl scrub clearance, tree felling, burning, coppicing, tree planting/maintenance, hedge laying, meadow raking, balsam control, bracken control, path mowing and reed cutting as part of a group of volunteers. Assist with fencing work and infrastructure repairs or new installation of bridges, steps and surfaced footpaths. Help move livestock. Assist with survey work & habitat management, learn to use hand tools and gain carpentry and fencing skills with opportunities to learn practical management skills. On the job training relevant to tasks undertaken. Improve communication skills & have the opportunity to learn/enhance/share local knowledge of wildlife and conservation. ASK: To find out more and apply contact Zoe Hull on 0191 5843112 zhull@durhamwt.co.uk

JOB: Voluntary Officer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Leicester / National Forest

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

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Time: 2+ days per week. A range of posts available for keen people wanting to be involved in conservation - we have opportunities for practical conservation 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: Nature Reserve Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Slapton Ley Field Centre, Devon

PAY: Lunch

FOR: Field Studies Council

1 day a week. Conservation Tasks might include: Clearing vegetation with hand tools, constructing woodland paths and steps, hand pulling invasive plants, constructing fences and stiles. You will need to be physically fit and happy to work out in all weathers. Some experience of using hand tools would be helpful. ASK: Find out more from Alice Henderson on 07734 781374, volunteer.sl@field-studies-council.org

JOB: Hounslow Heath Conservation Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Hounslow, Middlesex

PAY: Local tool box talk training

FOR: Lampton Greenspace 360

1 day per week min. Various volunteer roles available including work with grazing herds (cattle / goats / sheep), survey work (adders / birds / butterfly / moth), and practical habitat management across a number of countryside sites within Hounslow. ASK: Contact the Rangers at countryside@hounslow.gov.uk

JOB: Woodland Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Penllergare Valley Woods, Penllergaer, Swansea, SA4 9GS

PAY: Training

FOR: The Penllergare Trust

9am-2pm approx, every Monday (we also have volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays). The Penllergare Trust relies on volunteers to help us to preserve and restore Penllergare Valley Woods; a magical, green oasis which provides a haven for wildlife and a peaceful place to walk and enjoy the countryside. We are looking for new woodland volunteers to join us for Phase Two of our project - restoring the Walled Gardens. If you are willing to work hard and get your hands dirty helping us to preserve the local history of the Penllergare Estate, we would love to hear from you.  We are starting a new volunteer group to work every Monday 9am-2pm, alongside our Estate Team and existing volunteers.  This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and be a part of saving this  beautiful and unique landscape and historical site.  ASK: Please email volunteer@penllergare.org or call 01792 344 224 for further information. Thank you.



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