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Full and part time voluntary placements, updated weekly.

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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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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: 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: Volunteer Warden at Stanmore Country Park

BE4: 10/1/19

LOC: Stanmore, Harrow, Middlesex

PAY: Expenses & training*

FOR: Harrow Nature Conservation Forum

One full day per week. We are looking for a volunteer warden for this 33 hectare biologically rich site, recently awarded Countryside Stewardship funding. The position would suit an ecology or nature management undergraduate or graduate or an active early retiree who is interested in nature. Main responsibilities: walking around regularly to check on the site and interacting with the public; defining and organizing volunteer and contractor work on the site. The warden will be supported by a management committee and by the Harrow Nature Conservation Forum. The site has an up to date and detailed management plan. This role is a great springboard towards a career in conservation: two of our volunteer wardens have moved on to full time paid positions at the Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust and DEFRA. *All reasonable expenses paid. We will pay for any useful training (techniques e.g. chainsaw; knowledge e.g. FSC courses). ASK: For more information on the site, visit www.harrowncf.org/SCP_home.html. Chat: Steve Bolsover at admin@harrowncf.org or on 0779 483 7302.

JOB: Wild Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Pigneys Wood (near North Walsham)

PAY: Training

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

We are looking for volunteers to help the wildlife of NWT’s Thorpe Marshes through assisting with habitat management. This runs once a month on a Friday & is part of the Broads Landscape Partnership project Water, Mills & Marshes, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). We also require volunteers on a Wednesday, once a month, at Pigneys Wood to assist with habitat management, increase our knowledge of wildlife on the reserve through assisting with wildlife surveys, & to help visitors enjoy this site by helping with keeping pathways open & improving access. This activity is run in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers, funded by the HLF. ASK: Contact Mark Webster 07843 069567 markw@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Winter on a Tropical Organic Farm

BE4: 31/12/18

LOC: Grenada, Caribbean

PAY: Work Exchange*

FOR: Garden of Eden, Grenada

Garden of Eden: where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean Sea - B&B in Main House (closed), cottages, organic garden & secluded beach. Originally a seaside resort, neglected for several years. Jason & I are doing our best to maintain the property. Volunteers - experienced, independent, mature, responsible, hard-working required for 1 month, hopefully longer. Plumbing / electrical know-how a great asset. *Work exchange for accommodation & 2 meals - mornings 6:30 - 12:30, 5 days week. Duties incl garden work, preparing soil, compost; harvesting, weeding, new garden plots, building, maintenance, repairs. Clear land for cocoa, nutmeg & soursop at rainforest property. Share with domestic chores. Accommodation is a cottage with private veranda overlooking the sea & comfortable king-size bed. No electricity or running water in cottage but equipped with bathroom. Rain water is stored in drums outside the cottage (bathing & flushing). Bring candles & flashlight, battery lamp for reading. ASK: Email lauraingrenada@gmail.com The island of Grenada is truly a tropical paradise…

JOB: Skomer Island Long Term Volunteers

BE4: 25/1/19

IV: 25/01/2019

LOC: Skomer Island NNR, Pembrokeshire

PAY: Accommodation, boat transport & rel training

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales

Three placements, one running from 30/03/19 until 15/07/19 & two from 15/07/19 until 30/09/19. Successful candidates will assist in welcoming visitors to the island, conducting species monitoring, maintaining visitor accommodation, leading educational activities, maintenance work & other tasks where necessary. They will have a love & enthusiasm for wildlife & conservation, have a hardy nature, & be willing to work in all weathers with unsociable hours in remote locations. They will have a high level of motivation, be happy to work independently, be physically fit & happy to spend long periods of time on the island without visiting the mainland. ASK: Contact https://c-js.co.uk/2QqP55D or Sarah Parmor on skomer.vo@welshwildlife.org

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: Estate Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cannock

PAY: Meals & accomodation

FOR: The Beaudesert Trust

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer estate assistant, to assist our estate manager with a variety of tasks around our 120 park.  Tasks include grass cutting, tree work, construction, repairs and maintenance, littler collection and cleaning.   Some training available. Time commitment, 6 months min ASK: Please contact centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

JOB: Estate Assistants

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cannock

PAY: Some training available

FOR: The Beaudesert Trust

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer estate assistant, to assist our estate manager with a variety of tasks around our 120 park.  Tasks include grass cutting, tree work, construction, repairs and maintenance, littler collection and cleaning. Time commitment: flexible from one day a month to more regular. We can also take a group who want to do a community or conservation project. Our estate manager is always looking for groups to do a day of Rhodi clearing or help with general tree work, putting up or repairing a fence etc. ASK: Please contact centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

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: RSPB Residential Volunteer Interns

BE4: 11/1/19

LOC: Across the UK

PAY: Free accommodation and training

FOR: RSPB

1 year, some 6 month internships available. Are you looking for a career in practical conservation or are you a people person looking for experience in a public facing role? We have a range of opportunities offering structured training and development in locations across the UK for which we are now recruiting. There are internships on offer for Practical Conservation, Visitor Experience, Specialist Surveyors and All Rounders, all including a full training package with hard and soft skills built in (please note this will vary from location to location). We will give you free accommodation and the chance to live and volunteer in some spectacular locations, immersing yourself in RSPB reserve life, and offering the skills and experience to equip you for your chosen career in the conservation sector. Come and join us in our mission to save nature. ASK: For details please go to our website at https://c-js.co.uk/2IyrBCw

JOB: Mentoring Officer

BE4: 21/12/18

IV: 21/12/2018

LOC: Home Based

PAY: Small stipend to cover expenses

FOR: A Focus on Nature

You will play a pivotal role in helping young people find exciting mentoring opportunities & enable them to secure & pursue careers in the nature conservation sector. You will co-ordinate our network of mentors (a group of leading figures & experts in the sector, with skills ranging from photography to political advocacy). You need to be confident in dealing with people & have good interpersonal skills to support both mentees & mentors. You will have an interest in nurturing young people & helping them to develop & will be passionate about improving inclusivity within conservation. Applicants must be below the age of 28 at the time of application. We expect the role will with be for a min of one year, max of 3. It is anticipated the role will require an average of 4-6 hpw, although this will increase in September 2019. ASK: More information: www.afocusonnature.org/vacancies

JOB: Grounds - Gardening

BE4: N / A

LOC: Washington Wetland Centre

PAY: 0

FOR: WWT

At WWT, we shape unforgettable experiences. You will assist with the maintenance of all aspects of gardening within the grounds at Washington in order to exhibit our waterfowl & mammals from around the world to the highest standards. This will help to provide our visitors with a great day out & encourage them to engage with & support our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. We are looking for volunteers to help on Fridays, 10am - 6pm. This role includes: assisting with development & maintenance of visitor centre grounds, planting, weeding & pruning; helping us maintain our visitor infrastructure to a high standard incl path clearance, & furnishings; engaging visitors at our Washington centre. ASK: Visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2Qq8geY

JOB: Residential Volunteer Internship - Central Highland Reserves & Loch of Strathbeg

BE4: 11/1/19

LOC: Inverness (Central Highland Reserves or Crimond, Aberdeenshire (Loch of Strathbeg)

PAY: Accommodation & training

FOR: RSPB Scotland

We are looking for 4 people that want the opportunity to develop their skills & exp with the goal of achieving employment in the conservation sector. 5 days per week for 12 months. *2 people will be based at Central Highland Reserves (Inverness) & 2 at Loch of Strathbeg (Aberdeenshire). You will be involved with the running of the reserves, surveys, habitat management, working with volunteers & office based tasks.  We will provide you with training, incl certified courses, each internship will provide opportunities for you to take advantage of to gain skills, knowledge & exp. Free accommodation (incl utility bills), training rel to the role (specific training will vary on the location of the internship) & opportunities to further develop your skills & exp. You must be 18 or over, have a full manual driving licence & a demonstrable interest in conservation. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2TU9vSC or contact isabel.morgan@rspb.org.uk. Your application will be sent to both reserves for shortlisting.

JOB: Northern Living Landscapes Voluntary Trainee x 2

BE4: 7/1/19

IV: 17/1/19

LOC: York and reserves across North Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses and Training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

3 days per week for 12 months. Across North Yorkshire, our reserves team carries out vital practical conservation tasks, leading volunteer groups & carrying out office-based reserve management to enhance & protect nature. We are offering the opportunity for two new voluntary trainees to gain valuable experience within this team & develop skills in all aspects of habitat management. Both roles will be split between office-based tasks & practical habitat conservation work on various public nature reserves throughout North Yorkshire, with most time spent at our nature reserves. Tasks often involve working with local volunteers to manage sites & part of the role will include leading volunteer groups in practical activities. There are the following roles available: role one - Harrogate & Ripon Reserves with York head office as a base & role two - Hambleton, Ryedale & Scarborough Reserves with York head office as a base. ASK: For more information visit https://c-js.co.uk/2KGcmdv

JOB: Welney - Guide in the Hide

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Welney

PAY: Discount & uniform

FOR: WWT

As a Guide in a Hide you will provide a warm welcome to our visitors & encourage them to make the most of their visit to WWT Welney Wetland Centre.  In this role you will engage visitors of all ages & backgrounds in our bird hides by pointing out birds of key interest, providing identification tips & assisting them to use optical equipment & guide books. You will need to be equally at ease interacting with groups of children & families as you are talking to adult birders & photographers. In addition, you will undertake some basic maintenance tasks to keep the hides presentable & clean. We are looking for volunteers to come in on Sundays, but are flexible about specific hours. Suitable uniform provided to all regular volunteers, Discount available at cafe & shop on volunteering days. ASK: More information & to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2FV8QgW

JOB: Cardiff Conservation Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training

FOR: Cardiff Conservation Volunteers

6-7 hpw. We hold conservation tasks every Sunday in different locations in & around Cardiff. Every task is different & we teach skills such as dry stone walling, woodland maintenance, pond building / clearance, footpath / step / boardwalk building, coppicing trees, planting etc. You don't have to commit to every Sunday so it's completely up to you what task is suitable for you to join. We also go away for the weekend a couple of times a year. We're always looking for volunteers so we welcome everyone to join when they can. It's a great way to meet new people, get some exercise, learn new skills & discover the countryside around Cardiff & South Wales. Our primary aim is to promote the conservation, protection & improvement of the physical & natural environment anywhere, whilst having an enjoyable time doing so. Just bring a packed lunch & come in old clothes. ASK: Visit our website www.cardiffconservation.org.uk for more information or contact 07450700214 (Our CCV hotline).

JOB: Trainee Ranger

BE4: 31/12/18

LOC: Branscombe, East Devon

PAY: Travel and training

FOR: National Trust

3 1/2 days per week (Monday - Friday). Kick start your career with this trainee ranger placement with the National Trust. The East Devon Countryside team are looking for a trainee ranger to join the team in Branscombe. You will receive on the job training as you carry out countryside tasks incl coppicing, hedgelaying, step building, scrub clearance & fencing tasks. You will also complete external training courses (chainsaw, polesaw, chipper, brushcutter & pesticides) that are kindly sponsored by the Sid Vale Association. Applicants must be 18+, have a full, clean manual driving licence & live in East Devon. ASK: To apply please send your CV & cover letter to lucy.buckingham@nationaltrust.org.uk. For further information call 01297 680507

JOB: Volunteer Countryside Ranger

BE4: 7/1/19

IV: 14/1/19

LOC: Malborough nr Salcombe, South Devon

PAY: Training / expenses / accommodation*

FOR: National Trust

An exciting opportunity to volunteer with a ranger team in a stunning coastal property, 4 days a week for 6 months. Carrying out practical estate management work throughout the area - part of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Volunteering 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. Skills and qualifications required: Some experience working with volunteers and groups with a good understanding of the countryside and recreation. Experience of the use of hand tools, excellent communication skills and a can do attitude and drive to improve and succeed. Ability to work outside in all weathers. Driving licence and own transport essential. Ideal experience for a career in ranger work. *reimbursement of reasonable expenses as agreed with your line manager. Accommodation in shared bungalow in a beautiful and quiet location 20 minutes from the workshop. ASK: For further information contact emma.reece@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Farm and Grazing Voluntary Trainee x 2

BE4: 18/12/18

LOC: Appleton-le-Moors, Pickering, North Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses and Training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

12 months, 3 days per week. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is developing its Living Landscapes vision at two farms in North Yorkshire and would like to recruit 2 Farm and Grazing Voluntary Trainees to help with the varied tasks. Appleton Mill Farm is an established 230 acre beef and arable farm with 100 acres of woodland that holds many ancient woodland indicator flora such as bluebells, wild primrose and wood sorrel. Low Carr Farm is a 100 acre grassland farm where most of lambing takes place for our Hebridean sheep. Part of the role will assist the grazing team to ensure the successful conservation grazing of over 30 nature reserves with cattle and sheep throughout the year. As a Farm and Grazing Voluntary Trainee you will assist in all aspects of farm conservation and management at both sites and play a key role in the conservation grazing plan. ASK: For further information please contact volunteering@ywt.org.uk

JOB: Maintenance - Vehicle and Machinery

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Martin Mere, Burscough, Ormskirk, L40 0TA

PAY: Uniform and training*

FOR: WWT

We create & conserve wetlands & save species; here at Martin Mere wetland centre we have a wild nature reserve as well as a captive collection of birds & mammals which are managed by our wardens & a small, dedicated team of volunteers. To help us to maintain this special area we need a variety of vehicles & pieces of equipment to help us in our work. This all needs constant maintenance & repair in order that it can be used to its maximum potential. This is an excellent opportunity to hone skills in machinery maintenance & repair while keeping a ‘hands on’ approach, & spending time in a beautiful wetland environment. We are looking for volunteers to help out 1 day per week. Hours to be mutually agreed. *Free entry to all WWT centres, & a discount in the cafe & shop on volunteering days. ASK: To read more & apply visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2DqWHNx

JOB: Skokholm Long Term Volunteers

BE4: 12/2/19

IV: 12/02/2019

LOC: Skokholm Island, SW Pembrokeshire

PAY: Training

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales

Each season we invite 4 volunteers to help the wardens manage the Island & monitor its wildlife. 2 positions run 1/4/19 to 30/6/19 & 2 from 1/7/19 to 30/9/19. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on one of Britain’s most spectacular islands & gain experience in a wide range of survey techniques. You will also be integral to all aspects of island management from providing clean visitor accommodation to boat deliveries & helping with physical management such as pond digging. Each volunteer has their own bedroom & shares facilities with our paying guests. No qualifications or specific experience required as training given, but candidates working towards a career in conservation preferred. We are looking for people with enthusiasm for UK wildlife & a desire to learn & get involved in a range of tasks. Must be of a hardy nature as working days can be long & in a range of weather conditions. ASK: Please see our website to apply: www.welshwildlife.org/volunteer/long-term-volunteers/

JOB: Woodland Working Group Member

BE4:

IV: 28/12/2018

LOC: Stoke Wood, Bicester, Oxfordshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

Would you like to join a friendly Woodland Working Group at Stoke Wood?  We are looking for local volunteers (within 30 miles) to assist with practical conservation tasks at this attractive woodland.  Located just outside Bicester, Stoke Wood is a peaceful 35-hectare ancient woodland with a mix of conifer and native broadleaves.  The local volunteer group play a really important part in making this site a haven for wildlife, nature and people. Tasks include assisting with the maintenance and restoration of the woods, scrub clearance, coppicing and path repairs.  This role supports our aim of protecting, restoring and creating woodland for people and wildlife. ASK: For further details and to apply please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2B86Nl9

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: Practical Volunteer Officer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Manchester

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Why We Need You: You will help us deliver our Midweek Group volunteering days, and guide volunteers on practical projects to help them make the most of their experience. Being a VO can give you management skills and help your career. You will also help the Project Officer with promotion, site visits, completing quotes.  Benefits to You: This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of conservation, working to improve the green spaces of Greater Manchester. What You Need: Enthusiasm Communication skills  Interest in the environment and nature  No experience is necessary, but any background in conservation is desirable   How Much Time:A minimum of two days is required. One office day (Monday or Friday), and one practical day (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday). It is possible to do more days.  For further details and information on how to apply, contact Abby at Abigail.mcbrien@tcv.org.uk or call  07764655689  2 days minimum ASK: For further details and information on how to apply, please contact Abby abigail.mcbrien@tcv.org.uk or telephone 07764655689.

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: Parks in Mind volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Bournemouth, Dorset

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

We’ve created ecotherapy volunteer groups in Parks across Boscombe & Bournemouth to help improve participant’s health & wellbeing while enjoying being outdoors. 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. The project includes elements of nature study, art in the environment, relaxation & confidence building workshops. The emphasis is on providing a relaxed & friendly atmosphere while taking part in practical & sociable outdoor activities to improve the environment. You chose the activities you want to take part in & work to your own limits, between 2 hours to 20 days a month it’s completely up to you! No prior knowledge required, with the chance to learn from both the project leaders & the other people taking part. If you like to be outdoors, enjoy meeting new people & doing light manual work this is the perfect role for you! ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2yNn3pU

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: 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: 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 principally 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: 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:

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 exp in conservation, community building, leadership exp or someone looking to use their skills to help others. All level of exp 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: Volunteer Ranger - Farne Islands

BE4: 17/2/19

IV: 17/02/2019

LOC: Farne Islands

PAY: Expenses / training

FOR: National Trust

Visitor work & seabird monitoring. Experience of customer service & wildlife conservation preferred. ASK: Apply online on National Trust website - search 'Farne' & email cv & covering letter to gwen.potter@nationaltrust.org.uk

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: Green Academies Project Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Erddig, Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre

PAY: Volunteer card

FOR: National Trust

Conservation & horticulture volunteering at Erddig with the Green Academies Project (GAP), National Trust, Wrexham. The GAP team at Erddig is looking for volunteers with a love for the outdoors, nature conservation & / or horticulture to help us develop & maintain our community green spaces at Felin Puleston & in our local communities. You can also get involved in delivering outdoor activities, support & encouragement for our young volunteers. Roles & time commitment are very flexible depending on the availability of our volunteers. GAP supports young people 11-24ys & local communities to grow the skills & exp they need to look after nature on their doorstep. We help them develop a passion for the environment, learn new, practical skills & prepare for education & employment. GAP is part of Our Bright Future, a £33m programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund. ASK: Contact: mieke.delathouwers@nationaltrust.org.uk, 01978 356 223. Website: https://c-js.co.uk/2CrCTLj Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenAcademiesProjectNT/ , www.facebook.com/ErddigNT

JOB: BogLIFE Project Voluntary Warden

BE4: Ongoing

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

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Marches Mosses Boglife Project

Great opportunity to assist with the restoration of part of Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised peat bog as part of the Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project. The NNR is 690ha & straddles the English / Welsh border, 4 miles from Whitchurch, Shropshire & 10 miles from Wrexham. Volunteer work parties take place every Thursday, tasks carried out include estate management, fencing, habitat management and some monitoring works. Protective clothing & in-house training provided.  The role is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is physically fit & prepared to work outdoors.   ASK: Apply with David Tompkins, Volunteer coordinator david.tompkins@naturalengland.org.uk 01948 880362 or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2LMgfS1

JOB: Ranger Volunteer

BE4: 1/2/19

IV: 01/02/2019

LOC: Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: National Trust

By getting involved, you could: help look after important landscapes for future generations; use your passion for the outdoors and share your knowledge with visitors; work alongside passionate countryside management professionals and learn new skills along the way; join a friendly and varied team and make some new friends. What's involved? Help the ranger team with practical work to keep the countryside in great condition, dry stone walling, scything hay meadows, improving our ancient woodland, footpath maintenance, construction tasks, invasive species removal, timber extraction and general estate repairs. Act as information assistants for the National Trust, communicating with the public whilst onsite, maintaining exceptional standards of customer service as part of delivering the visitor experience. Maintenance of vehicle and cleaning tools and maintaining a clean and tidy workshop, container and yard. Make each visitor feel welcome and help people understand why we need to take care of special places and thinking about the needs of all visitors. Let staff know of any issues with fences, footpaths etc and maintain good relationships with people who share the land. ASK: Contact: Emily Taylor, 01535 607075, emily.taylor@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Conservation Volunteering

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Edinburgh

PAY:

FOR: Lothians Conservation Volunteers

We carry out practical nature conservation work every weekend in and around Edinburgh and the Lothians for the benefit of wildlife, people and the environment. This can range from woodland management, removing non-native invasive plant species, pond work, meadow creation or even path maintenance. No previous experience is required and we only ask you commit to a single day task, so it’s a perfect opportunity for someone who is curious about the conservation sector and wants to find out more. ASK: For further information about our current tasks and how to get involved please visit www.lcv.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: Guided Walk Leader

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: North West Wales

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

Your volunteering role will include planning, promotion and delivery of guided walks at our beautiful sites in North West Wales. Coed Cadw (the Woodland Trust in Wales) manages over 100 sites across Wales, a diverse mix of urban and rural woods. You will share your natural enthusiasm, people skills and passion for nature, history and stories to help us engage with visitors through the delivery of guided walks. You will deepen visitor awareness of the work of the Trust through leading people on group walks in a welcoming, safe and enjoyable way.  You will be provided with regular support from your volunteer manager and you will be volunteering in conjunction with at least one other volunteer or Trust member of staff who will act as a back marker for you on the day of your guided walks. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2o6g9q8 for further information.

JOB: Nature's Calendar Champion - Lead Student Recorder

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: UK Wide

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

Lead and coordinate student recording for our Nature's Calendar project. In this role volunteers will be working with the conservation team to create support for Nature’s Calendar within their university. The lead student will be expected to coordinate and oversee the recording of their fellow students. We see this as an opportunity for lead students to develop their skills and knowledge. This role is ideal for volunteers who want to use initiative, plan and identify how their university can contribute to Nature’s Calendar. Nature’s Calendar is a Woodland Trust citizen science project which tracks species responses to climate change. We have biological records that date back to 1736.  By becoming a lead recorder you’ll be contributing to this long dataset, while also helping scientists to answer important questions regarding the effects of climate change in UK wildlife. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2MSO17M for further information.

JOB: Roadside Nature Reserves Volunteer Wardens

BE4: N / A

LOC: Dover, Swale, Medway & More

PAY: Training*

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

Roadside Nature Reserves link existing wildlife areas, helping to reconnect and restore landscape so that wildlife is no longer struggling to survive in isolation. Our Roadside Nature Reserve Volunteers help us by participating in task days, carrying out essential work on the verges and roadside alongside our staff team. Volunteers can join us for a full or part day, and you don't need any previous experience in conservation work, so long as you are enthusiastic and willing to learn. You'll get to see the wildlife and their habitats in a totally new way! *& practical conservation experience, develop knowledge of the ecology, reasonable expenses covered, flexible around your commitments, beneficial for health & wellbeing. ASK: To apply visit www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/volunteering-opportunities or call 01622 662012

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: 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 2 km 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: Buzzing Bee Road Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Swale, Kent

PAY: Training / reasonable expenses*

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

1+ days per week. Making a Buzz for the Coast is an ambitious new project led by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in partnership with Kent Wildlife Trust. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us with our Bee Road work, helping to conserve rare bumblebees and other pollinators in the Swale. We have a number of different volunteer roles, including practical tasks on sites and wildlife monitoring. *Training, practical conservation experience, develop knowledge of the ecology and habitat requirements of bees, reasonable expenses covered, great team environment, beneficial for health & wellbeing. ASK: To apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2NoGSfS, or call 01622 662012

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: Habitat Restoration Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

IV: 28/12/2018

LOC: Forres

PAY: Training

FOR: Wild things!

4 - 8 hours a month. We need enthusiastic volunteers to help with our Habitat Restoration Programme removing Giant Hogweed and other invasive non-native species from the River Findhorn. ASK: Find out more from Elspeth Nawrocki on enquiries@wild-things.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: Tree Team Volunteer - Thursdays

BE4: N / A

IV: 28/12/2018

LOC: Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst, Kent

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: Forestry Commission

A new & exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of a small team undertaking practical work in Bedgebury Pinetum, an internationally renowned conifer collection. Work includes clearing scrub & weeds around specimen trees. Exp of working in a horticultural or arboriculture environment is desired, & you need to be a keen team player with a positive & friendly outlook. A commitment is required to work Thursdays, 10:00 - 15:00, throughout term time & some holidays. Full training is provided as well as the opportunity to partake in other volunteer events at Bedgebury such as annual picnics, awaydays & Thank You Barbecue. Free pass to Bedgebury Pinetum after seven sessions. ASK: Email liz.randall@forestryengland.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: Swingbridge Enviroboat Volunteer Crew

BE4: N / A

LOC: Surrey

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Surrey Care Trust

Experience is not required as training is provided but we do need people with 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. Work undertaken by our crew includes cutting back overgrown vegetation to improve views, access & safety, creating wildlife havens, hedge maintenance & planting, painting lock gates, litter clearance & controlling invasive species. ASK: For more information email swingbridge@surreycaretrust.org.uk

JOB: Dunsmore Living Landscape Volunteering

BE4: N / A

IV: 18/01/2019

LOC: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, CV3 3GW

PAY: Travel expenses / training

FOR: Warwickshire Wildlife Trust / Dunsmore Living Landscape

The Dunsmore Living Landscape scheme, run by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, aims to link up Warwickshire’s ancient woodlands, hedgerows, grasslands and ponds, and reconnect people with their local wild places. We work on nature reserves, farms and country parks throughout the Living Landscape area. Join us to get stuck in with practical habitat management and surveying in this beautiful area. Tasks include hedgerow restoration, coppicing, meadow management and wildflower surveying. ASK: Email anna.jennings@wkwt.org.uk to get involved. See www.exploredunsmore.org for more info.

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: 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: Resilience for Natives - Volunteer Mid Wales, Ceredigion & Gwynedd

BE4: N / A

LOC: Home Based

PAY: Training and equipment loaned

FOR: British Association for Shooting & Conservation

Time: Weekly to daily. The project, continues BASC conservation work with trusted partnerships and collaborations including the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and Bangor University. The project is looking to recruit local people, including BASC members, to establish networks of volunteers to monitor and remove mink in four key areas for water vole in Ceredigion and one in Gwynedd adjacent to the Menai Straights, and improve habitat for water vole in key locations. The project will also continue to support the Mid-Wales Red Squirrel Project by further developing the grey squirrel control network around the Tywi Forest area, and assessing the effectiveness of using volunteer surveys to assess the level of tree bark damage from grey squirrels.  ASK: See https://basc.org.uk/conservation/green-shoots/green-shoots-in-wales/ for further details and registration form.

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: N / A

LOC: High Wycombe, Bucks

PAY: Some internal training

FOR: Chiltern Rangers CIC

Weekly, monthly, yearly - the choice is yours!  Longer term placements are available. Come and join our award-winning Ranger team.  Have fun outside and gain new skills whilst learning about the management of woodland, chalk grassland and chalk streams.  Feel the benefit of being in the outdoors surrounded by nature – we make a good cup of tea too.  No experience required.  Applicants must be 16 or over.  ASK: Contact steph@chilternrangers.co.uk for 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: Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Weaverham, Cheshire

PAY:

FOR: Mere Brow Farm Ltd

12.5 acre permaculture led organic farm in Cheshire.  We are always looking for volunteers (with or without experience) to come and join us and help us for as much or as little as a volunteer can commit to. ASK: Contact Sadie Platt, 07808774173, sadie.platt@merebrowfarm.co.uk or find out more on https://www.facebook.com/merebrowfarm

JOB: Beinn Eighe NNR Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

PAY: Accommodation

FOR: Scottish Natural Heritage

Stay for a month or come for up to six months. Volunteering at this reserve will give you the opportunity to work in this beautiful environment with skilled practitioners, discovering new capabilities & learning new skills. This is an excellent chance to gain work experience. Volunteering in the Highlands of Scotland, make new friends, improve your CV & exp Highland life at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. Volunteers should bring an enthusiasm for the nature of Scotland, a willingness to learn new skills & a good level of fitness would be an advantage. We need help with a variety of estate work incl woodland management, path maintenance, deer management, species monitoring & help with visitor management incl working in our Visitor Centre (open Easter to late October). ASK: More information about Beinn Eighe & Loch Maree Islands NNR can be found at: https://c-js.co.uk/2GWsA3K. For more information or to apply email alison.rowe@nature.scot or phone 01463 7001660.

JOB: Trustee

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Gwent, South Wales

PAY: Training and expenses reimbursed

FOR: Gwent Wildlife Trust

Approx 1 day per month. Do you have a passion for wildlife conservation and expertise in the field of ecology, environmental education or charity and business management? With a new 5-year strategic plan in development and significant investment being made in fundraising and project development, this is a particularly dynamic time to join Gwent Wildlife Trust's Council as a trustee. We'd particularly like to hear from anyone with a background in fundraising, charity finance, ecology or law. ASK: Visit www.gwentwildlife.org/jobs or email info@gwentwildlife.org for more info.

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 the https://www.brockholes.org to find out more

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 julia.colpus@nature.scot or volunteer@nature.scot

JOB: Far Ings Reserve Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Far Ings National Nature Reserve

PAY: 0

FOR: Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Half day to a day weekly or when available. Volunteers help the warden to carry out the management plan, maintaining and creating habitats on the reserve and helping with general maintenance of facilities. You will need to be friendly, enjoy working in a group with people of all ages and backgrounds, be prepared to work outside and get mucky. Some tasks can be physically demanding. Training will be given for the use of tools, volunteers with carpentry and mechanical skills would be very welcome. ASK: Please contact the warden Simon on 01652 634507 or farings@lincstrust.co.uk

JOB: Visitor Engagement Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire

PAY: Travel expenses*

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

We are looking for Visitor Engagement Volunteers for Friday am and Sunday am and pm. Our Visitor Engagement Volunteer Team are based in the Welcome Centre on our floating Visitor Village and have an essential role to play in providing a warm welcome to all our visitors. This role involves helping our visitors to plan their day and get the most out of their visit. 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. *Free parking, restaurant and shop discount, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. ASK: Go the https://www.brockholes.org to find out more

JOB: RSPB Sandwell Valley Young Volunteers Group

BE4: Ongoing

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

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

1 day per month. Our young volunteers group is aimed at 13 to 18 year-olds who want to help nature. The group meets once a month and contributes to keeping the reserve in great shape for both people and wildlife, delivering conservation work under the guidance of our group leaders. Activities might involve habitat management, wildlife surveys, creating wildlife homes and more. The aims of the group are: to contribute to the maintenance of the reserve, to gain experience, skills, confidence and to have fun! We're looking for enthusiastic and energetic young people with an interest in wildlife and the outdoors. You will need a willingness to get stuck in, learn new things and get work done in (almost) all weathers. You do not need any previous experience of volunteering or any knowledge of wildlife or conservation: we can help you pick this up after you start. ASK: Please contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk 0121 3577395.

JOB: Ancient Tree Recorder

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Homebased

PAY:

FOR: Woodland Trust

Would you like to get involved with recording ancient, veteran and notable trees? Ancient trees are important culturally and ecologically. Their many niches provide vital habitat for wildlife and many of our most famous ancient trees have links to famous people from our history. The Ancient Tree Inventory (ATI) - https://ati.woodlandtrust.org.uk/ - is a living database of ancient, veteran and notable trees. So far over 170,000 trees have been added to the ATI, but there are still lots of amazing trees to be discovered. The growing database gives us a much better understanding of where our most important trees are. Recording them is the first step towards getting ancient trees the protection they need. ASK: For further details and to register, please visit our website here : https://c-js.co.uk/2RLKisC

JOB: Urban Buzz Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Bristol

PAY: Expenses and some training

FOR: Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust

Seeking volunteers to assist in the creation of pollinator friendly habitats in parks & green spaces across Bristol. Tasks will incl practical habitat management, plug planting, meadow creation, tree planting & bulb planting. Seeking help on Wednesdays & some Mondays too. Time Commitment: Urban Buzz project ends March 2019. ASK: Contact: hayley.herridge@buglife.org.uk

JOB: Assistant Data Manager – North Wales

BE4: N / A

LOC: Bangor

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for someone to join our team & help us manage data in its paper, electronic spreadsheet & digitally mapped formats. Most data are held on Merlin, RSPB's bespoke ESRI based mapping & Geographic Information System (GIS). This is an office based position. You will have a strong interest in nature & the environment. Some exp in reading maps, & using Excel & GIS would be advantageous, but further training will be provided. Knowledge of welsh place names & pronunciation is desirable. Knowledge of bird distribution in Wales would likewise be beneficial. Min: At least one day per week. Opportunity to develop Excel & GIS skills & to get a thorough understanding of how the RSPB works & the breadth of work being carried out by the organisation. The internal mapping system Merlin is key to many roles within the organisation so you will get to work with a variety of people in different departments. There may also be the opportunity to develop skills on Merlin's parent programme, ArcGiS, which holds some of the more complex databases the conservation team work with. ASK: Contact: Martin Clift, North Wales Regional Office, 01248 672850, martin.clift@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2OeMNVe

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: Student Work Experience Placements

BE4: 31/12/18

IV: 31/12/2018

LOC: Jersey

PAY: Training

FOR: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Durrell is delighted to be able to offer a number of work exp placements which will give you a unique understanding of working for an international conservation organisation. Develop your skills across a variety of departments, incl the mammal, bird, herpetology, lab & veterinary, education & marketing departments. There is also the opportunity to complete research projects & dissertations during your placement. Please download the guidelines here https://c-js.co.uk/2PPssD0. We will be taking applications from mid-September 2018 for: summer placements (min eight weeks) - starting May / June 2019 to September 2019; short-term placements (min eight weeks) - starting September 2019 to May / June 2020; long-term placements (9-12 months) - 1st September 2019 to August 2020. If you are selected for interview we will arrange to contact you via Skype or telephone in early January 2019. If you are required to complete a research project during your placement please indicate this at the time of your application. ASK: To apply please send a CV & a letter of application to eluned.price@durrell.org. Please indicate which placement & your preferred department(s). Chat: Eluned Price, eluned.price@durrell.org, 01534 860044

JOB: Reserves Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Washington Wetland Centre, Tyne & Wear, NE38

PAY: Training & discounts

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

1 - 2 days per week. A very rewarding experience and ideal for those considering work within the conservation sector. Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering. By working as part of the reserves volunteer team you will assist with the management of all aspects of the nature reserve. This will help to provide our wildlife with the most beneficial of habitats and provide visitors with a great day out and encourage them to engage with and support our work to save wetlands for wildlife and people. You will be: removing invasive plant species; assisting with maintenance of hedges and trees; assisting with maintenance of meadows; creating and maintaining infrastructure such as pathways and hides; creating and maintaining wildlife habitat including ponds, woodland and meadows; assisting with wildlife and wildflower surveys. ASK: To find out more please contact Amy Hannan on amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk or 07584171420.

JOB: Canoe Safari Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough, Lancashire

PAY: Training & benefits*

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

We need friendly, outgoing people to help with the canoe safari operation, ensuring that our visitors feel part of something amazing. What will you be doing? Assisting the staff to give health and safety briefings, covering all of the aspects of canoe safety applicable to Martin Mere canoe safari. Assisting with providing instruction and advice to visitors on using the canoe safely and to ensure buoyancy aids are fitted correctly paying particular attention to the sensitivities of older people and children. To ensure health and safety instructions and standards are strictly adhered to. Assisting the staff with handling money taken for canoe trips. Illustrating the use of canoes and paddles, including demonstrating. 1 or 2 days per week. *Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering. Training opportunities will be provided. Free entry to all WWT wetland centres throughout the UK on presentation of your WWT name badge. ASK: To find out more please contact Amy Hannan on amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk or 07584171420.

JOB: Guided Walk Leader - Nidd Gorge - Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

PAY: Expenses paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for guided walk leaders at Hackfall to include planning, promotion & delivery of guided walks. This ancient woodland has been restored to its former glory & boasts original features such as grottos & glades, rustic temples & waterfalls, as well as carpets of bluebells in spring & an impressive number of woodland birds. In this role you will use your natural enthusiasm, people skills & your passion for nature, history & stories to help us engage with visitors to ensure that they have an exceptional exp during their first & subsequent visits to the woodland.  Through the delivery of your walk you will also deepen our visitor’s awareness of the work of the Trust & the opportunities available to those interested in supporting our work & visiting other Woodland Trust sites. ASK: Visit our website for further details & to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2MjTCAC

JOB: Guided Walk Leader - Hackfall - Grewelthorpe, Ripon, North Yorkshire

BE4: N / A

LOC: Ripon, North Yorkshire

PAY: Expenses paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for guided walk leaders at Nidd Gorge to include planning, promotion & delivery of guided walks. This woodland, near Knaresborough clings to a dramatic steep-sided valley. Its patchwork of habitats supports a wealth of wildlife & flora, with relics of an intriguing history dating back to the Iron Age. In this role you will use your natural enthusiasm, people skills & your passion for nature, history & stories to help us engage with visitors to ensure that they have an exceptional experience during their first & subsequent visits to the woodland.  Through the delivery of your walk you will also deepen our visitor’s awareness of the work of the Trust & the opportunities available to those interested in supporting our work & visiting other Woodland Trust sites. ASK: Please visit our website for further details & to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2KvT7BC

JOB: Volunteer Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Waltham Forest, London

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: TCV

3 or 4 days a week for min 6 month. Help deliver the Biodiversity Action Team programme in East London, which provides opportunities for people to keep fit & gain skills while improving & engaging with their local green spaces through practical conservation sessions. You will assist the Project Officer in elements of planning, promotion, delivery & administration of the project. The role will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on exp of practical conservation work, developing your knowledge & skills. Free training includes courses in leadership, first aid, risk assessment, H&S, safeguarding & practical conservation skills. At the end of your placement you will have a set of skills & exp that should better equip you to find paid work in the environmental sector. No prev exp required, just an enthusiasm for the environment & outdoor work. Full UK driving licence for at least 1 year & willingness to take MiDAS assessment. Over 18s only. ASK: Contact Tom Nandi t.nandi@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Woodland Working Group Member

BE4: N / A

LOC: Londonthorpe Wood, Grantham, Lincolnshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

The Woodland Working Group at Londonthorpe Wood are seeking new members to perform practical tasks at this attractive wood.  Londonthorpe boasts a range of habitats including an area of mature woodland and a pond, divided into three parts by roads. Grass pathways meander through the trees and open meadow areas ablaze with wild flowers in spring and summer. 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 site in line with the management plan and as agreed with the Woodland Working Group Leader and the Volunteer Manager. Time commitment: once a month, Sundays, October to March. ASK: For further details and to apply, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2NOaGiA

JOB: Seed Collection Volunteer - Wales

BE4: N / A

LOC: Various sites, Snowdonia, Wales

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for a seed collector to join a small team of volunteers undertaking a large scale collection of local provenance Welsh tree seed and cuttings.  You will be assisting the Volunteer Manager in planning and delivering the collection of native tree seed and cuttings on a seasonal basis from woods in North West Wales, particularly Meirionnydd Oakwoods, Coed Felinrhyd & Llennyrch, Maentwrog, to improve the availability of local provenance Welsh trees for planting in the region. This may involve the use of simple hand tools and equipment. If you have a genuine interest in wildlife conservation and woodlands, especially Western Atlantic Oakwoods, and the ability to identify different native tree species we would be very happy to hear from you.  You will also need an awareness of the importance of biosecurity. ASK: For further details and to apply please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2K0qaOi

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: Wade's Ranger Volunteers

BE4: 20/12/18

LOC: Armley and Gotts Parks, Leeds

PAY: Training / reasonable travelling expenses

FOR: Leeds City Council

Do you want to make a difference to Armley and Gotts Park? Do you enjoy the outdoors, being active and learning new skills, then why not join us to carry out vital work in both parks? We meet every second Sunday of the month (10 am - 12 noon) or every fourth Thursday of the month (10 am - 3 pm). All are very welcome, no experience required. ASK: Please contact Claire Rogers at claire.rogers@leeds.gov.uk for more information or telephone: 07891 277006

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

Volunteer Ranger x 2

North Pembrokeshire

Accommodation & training

5 days a week for at 12 months.

Join the North Pembrokeshire Ranger team on the spectacular North Pembrokeshire coast and inland heaths. Working alongside staff & other volunteers, you will gain knowledge, skills & experience in countryside management, whilst ensuring the protection & enhancement of the environment for all to enjoy.


  • Closing Date: 18/12/2018
  • Sector: Countryside
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: Wales
  • Posted: 20/11/2018

Countryside Assistant (Access)

Countryside Estate Team

Salary £10,920 pa (£10 per hour for 21 hours per week) fte £18,200 pa

If you have a passion for the countryside, enjoy sharing knowledge and engaging with others whilst undertaking practical tasks, this part time, outdoor role is for you. The core role of the Countryside Assistant is to encourage greater access and participation within the countryside estate managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust, ensuring it is safe and welcoming with opportunities for volunteers and visitors to get stuck in.


  • Closing Date: 04/01/2019
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers Countryside Visitor Management
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 06/12/2018


Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.