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Full and part time voluntary placements, updated weekly.

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Ecology vacancies: roles covering ecology, biodiversity, mitigation, consultancy roles e.g. Ecological Clerk of Works and advice provision also fieldwork such as bat surveys and EIA.

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JOB: Volunteer Trainee Warden Darland Banks

BE4: 25/2/19 12pm

IV: 25/02/2019

LOC: Tyland Barn, Maidstone

PAY: Travel expenses & tailored training programme

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector? We are looking for someone to help our Reserves team in the practical management of Darland Banks, a nature reserve in the Medway Valley area by assisting with the following: practical management; working with/leading volunteers; working with stock graziers and Trust livestock; surveys and monitoring; publicity and promotion of the Trust and its work; health and safety. Training and certification will be given in specific skills where this is required. If you feel you have the enthusiasm and capacities to meet the challenge of this role, we would be very interested to hear from you. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Robert Pennington on 01622 357824. ASK: To apply, please visit our website to download an application pack. www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs Applicants should read the guidance notes carefully before completing the applicant information form supported by cover note and CV.

JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Conservation) North Buckinghamshire x2

BE4: 22/2/19

IV: 1/3/19

LOC: Meadow Farm, near Bicester, Oxfordshire

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

As a Trainee you will gain employer-valued practical experience of conservation techniques, ranging from scrub clearance and vegetation management to maintenance of site infrastructure and helping to manage our livestock. You will take part in a varied training programme, tailored to your role (including outdoor first aid certification, and for those electing to commit to 12 months, NPTC Chainsaw). You will have a dedicated mentor who will monitor your progress and help with personal development throughout your placement. Based at Meadow Farm (OX25 1TW), you will join a skilled and knowledgeable team delivering a programme of works across our North Buckinghamshire reserves, which include magnificent woodland reserves at Finemere and Whitecross Green Woods and the Upper River Ray Living Landscape. Time commitment of 3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. ASK: For more information about the role please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2DLJz5C

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: Reserves Volunteer

BE4: 1/6/1901/06/2019

LOC: WWT Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Rd, Comber, Newtownards BT23 6EA

PAY: 0


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: Conservation HQ: Conservation Science Placement

BE4: 1/3/19

IV: 13/3/19

LOC: WWT Slimbridge HQ

PAY: Accommodation provided while volunteering


At WWT, we create & conserve wetlands & save species. As one of the UK’s leading wetland conservation organisations we have a long history of managing wetland sites & species as well as conducting research into wetland wildlife. We are looking to recruit a full-time volunteer for 12 months, staring August / September 2019, who will be based at our Headquarters in Slimbridge, & will help provide support in the work undertaken by our conservation science department. This will include desk & field based research, laboratory work & data analysis supporting us in our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in conservation. Accommodation for this role is provided locally ASK: Please go to http://c-js.co.uk/2fhjBb2 to see details of this role & then complete & submit the application form.

JOB: Volunteers

BE4: 1/3/19

IV: 01/03/2019

LOC: Isle Of May NNR off Fife, Scotland

PAY: Training, accomm (not food) & some travel expenses

FOR: Scottish Natural Heritage

Start mid-April to August 2019 but length & starting date can be discussed (short term opportunities are available). To assist with three areas of work on the island: visitor management, meeting & providing information to daily visitors, help run events & manage visitor facilities; species monitoring – ringing, monitoring & population counts; practical maintenance of the reserve including habitat management & basic maintenance tasks. We provide training, ongoing support & field equipment. You need to be at least 18 years old. You’ll be personable, approachable, enthusiastic, a good communicator with excellent spoken English. Able to fit into a small island community, working in a team or alone. Strong interest in conservation, a good knowledge of Scotland’s natural heritage; physically fit with a responsible attitude to H&S. Willing to work outdoors in all weathers, keen to learn & adaptable. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2tdxgcl Apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2RDYJgJ Return completed form with CV to david.steel@snh.gov.uk or David Steel, SNH, 46 Crossgate, Cupar, Fife KY15 5HS

JOB: Wildlife Trainee (Conservation) Warburg Nature Reserve, Oxfordshire

BE4: 11/3/19

IV: 22/3/19

LOC: Warburg Nature Reserve near Henley, Oxfordshire

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. As one of our 20-30 Wildlife Trainees, you will have a fantastic opportunity to learn through hands-on experience as well as more formal training, all designed to give you the skills and qualifications you need to gain paid employment in conservation. Your role will involve practical conservation on the reserve; restoring and improving habitats for wildlife. You will help to look after our livestock, repair and install site infrastructure, operate power tools and machinery, carry out species surveys and work with volunteers. We would like you to be able to chat to visitors and deliver guided walks after some training and there is also an opportunity to assist other Oxfordshire teams with environmental education and events. Alongside the day-to-day learning experiences, you will receive a substantial amount of training. ASK: For more information about the role please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2S2vDb5

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: 1/3/19

LOC: North East Ranger Service / Crathes Castle

PAY: Accommodation / training

FOR: The National Trust for Scotland

Full time with weekend & occasional evening work. Min 4 months. Based at Crathes Castle & covering other NTS properties in the region, you will be involved in practical conservation work, biological recording, environmental education & visitor management. You will assist with guided walks & events, regular patrols, camera trapping for wildlife monitoring (including pine marten & wildcats) & promotion of the Ranger Service on social media, invasive species control & trail maintenance. Volunteering with us is ideal for individuals with a keen interest in the environment & excellent interpersonal skills who wish to gain valuable experience & offers the opportunity to work as part of a team & learn new skills. Along with on the job training there will be opportunities to participate in training days through the Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA) which the Ranger Service helps to run. Full clean driving licence desirable but not essential. ASK: Apply online https://www.nts.org.uk/volunteering/opportunities/. More information: Judy Baxter (Head Ranger), jbaxter@nts.org.uk, 01330 844810

JOB: Volunteer Marine Programme Assistant

BE4: 17/3/19

IV: Skype interviews expected to be held w/b 1st April

LOC: Lamlash, Isle of Arran

PAY: Expenses*

FOR: Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST)

WWe are seeking two individuals with the skills and enthusiasm to help COAST at their new Marine Activities and Learning Centre - The Octopus Centre -  on the shores of Arran's community-led No Take Zone and Marine Protected Area. They will be assisting in Centre management and visitor experience, communications and outreach. We are looking for two volunteers to work closely with staff, local volunteers and research students to support the development of our new hub. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join our friendly team this summer. These roles will involve being the first point of contact for our visitors and volunteers so it is essential the volunteers project a positive and knowledgeable image of COAST and ensure everyone who visits or calls feels welcome and is well attended. *Subsistance package negotiable. ASK: For full details of the post, please see our application pack: https://c-js.co.uk/2BCuYrx

JOB: Bradford Urban Discovery Project Voluntary Trainee

BE4: 12/3/19

IV: 22/3/19

LOC: West Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses and training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

12 months for 3 days week. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has an exciting new voluntary trainee opportunity that is part of a new community engagement initiative. The Bradford Urban Discovery (BUD) project, funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, that will deliver community engagement activities across seven green spaces in South West Bradford. In this role you will have a unique opportunity within the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to work with both our Nature Reserves Team and our BUD project Inspiring People Officer.  The role will be a fantastic mix of practical conservation tasks and creative and playful engagement activities within a project team with lots of experience and passion for working in urban greenspaces and with diverse and hard to reach communities. As a voluntary trainee you will be supported to develop your skills in land management, practical conservation and community engagement. The role's office base is Huddersfield but you will be working mainly in the Bradford area. ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2KGcmdv

JOB: Trainee Countryside Ranger

BE4: 28/2/19

IV: 28/02/2019

LOC: Berry Head NNR & SSSI, Brixham

PAY: £1000 training budget & free on site accommodation

FOR: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

Start date: March/April 2019. 9 to 12 month placement. To assist with delivering the practical countryside management programme, assist with ongoing scientific studies, stock handling & public engagement. Living on the reserve, you will be able to fully immerse yourself in one of the most important sites in the region. The ranger team, based at the NNR, work with volunteer groups & help to staff the visitor centre. The successful applicant will initially assist then eventually lead events such as Bat Walks & volunteer work parties. Working duty weekends & occasional evenings will be required. These placements are a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the day to day management of a National Nature Reserve through the changing seasons. Those selected for interview will have the opportunity to come & spend a day on site, with a reserve tour & practical session in the morning & interviews in the afternoon.   ASK: Any queries please call office on 01803 882619.

JOB: Volunteer Conservation Traineeship

BE4: 13/3/19 noon

IV: 13/03/2019

LOC: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-Le-Spring

PAY: Attractive training package

FOR: Durham Wildlife Trust

An enthusiastic person with good communication skills, dedicated to nature conservation and working with people is required to assist in the delivery of the Trusts varied range of habitat and access management across its 37 nature reserves. Working with our accomplished volunteer teams you will gain valuable experience in volunteer leadership, reserves management and project development. You will also gain skills and experience relevant to communicating the importance of nature conservation to the public and in generating the resources required to deliver nature conservation activities, & of ecological survey techniques, particularly for protected species, by supporting the work of the Trust’s ecological consultancy. In addition an attractive training package is available which includes;- Chainsaw, Pesticides, First Aid, Off Road (4x4), ATV, Brushcutter qualifications. A contribution towards mileage is available. Requires commitment for a minimum of 12 months, working 4 days p/w. ASK: Full role details can be found here https://durhamwt.com/jobs/ Apply: Chris Jones, Living Landscape Officer (North) cjones@durhamwt.co.uk or 0191 584 8949.

JOB: Volunteer Trainee Countryside Ranger

BE4: 10/3/19

IV: 10/03/2019

LOC: Teignbridge, Devon

PAY: £1700 training allowance & travel expenses

FOR: Teignbridge District Council

To help manage the internationally important nature reserve at Dawlish Warren. To support the ranger team and work with the reserves volunteers. You will be helping to deliver the reserves management plan, and environmental management agreements. In addition you will be helping deliver environmental education programmes, assisting the public and representing the Council to thousands of visitors. During your work at Dawlish Warren you gain valuable first hand, frontline experience, with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge on a high profile site which carries many levels of designation, huge ecological diversity and large visitor numbers. ASK: To view full details of the job advert/description and to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2BCO80z

JOB: Adder Survey Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Blackdown Hills

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: Blackdown Hills AONB

We are looking to recruit a team of volunteers to work alongside staff & volunteers from the AONB, Somerset Reptile & Amphibian Group & the Forestry Commission. Volunteers will be split into groups of 3 or 4, each group allocated a site which we would have asked them to survey at least 3 times in appropriate conditions. Survey volunteers will need to attend a survey training day, with the plan to start surveys between mid-March & the end of May when adders become difficult to find. Skills required: an understanding of wildlife surveys, the identification & behaviours of adders (but not essential as full training provided); ability to work safely in an outdoor setting; good attention to detail & ability to understand survey methods & accurately record data; own trans port or ability to get to survey sites independently; ability to work in a team; confident working with a wide variety of people & ages. ASK: Get in touch with the AONB Volunteer Co-ordinator, Sammy, sfraser@somerset.org.uk

JOB: Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer

BE4: N / A

IV: 15/03/2019

LOC: Blackdown Hills

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: Blackdown Hills AONB

We are working with Paignton Zoo to safeguard the future of crayfish by identifying ‘ark’ sites where native crayfish can be translocated & perhaps one day be put back into the river. Ark sites in this case are lakes & ponds where crayfish can lived safely & breed away from the threat of invasive species. This is a vital part in the long-term protection of this native species in the Blackdown Hills. Three potential new ark sites have been identified & now need further regular monitoring during 2019, before crayfish can be released in 2020 & we are looking to recruit a volunteer to assist with this process. The volunteer will be trained & supported by AONB staff & a crayfish specialist to collect & analyse water quality samples from potential ark sites to confirm suitability. You need to have the following skills: ability to work safely in an outdoor setting; good attention to detail & ability to understand survey methods & accurately record data; a methodical approach & comfortable using sensitive scientific equipment (full training provided); own transport; ability to work as a team with project staff. ASK: Get in touch with the AONB Volunteer Co-ordinator, Sammy, sfraser@somerset.org.uk

JOB: Data Processors

BE4: N / A

LOC: Vogrie Country Park, near Gorebridge, Midlothian

PAY: Full training, reasonable mileage expenses paid

FOR: The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC)

Due to our expansion into central Scotland, additional office volunteers are needed to support the processing of biological records for the TWIC area. Volunteers will be responsible for processing datasets from a variety of sources, incl computerising Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Local Wildlife Sites data for Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for an environmental charity. We are looking for volunteers to commit a minimum of 1 day per week. Applicants must be competent in using Excel, have an eye for detail and be able to work well as part of a small team. An ecology-related degree and good knowledge of the UK flora or other species group would be an advantage. ASK: CVs should be sent to Natalie Harmsworth, Records Ecologist, natalie@wildlifeinformation.co.uk or phone 01875 825968 for a chat. You can download the job description and person specification on our website: https://www.wildlifeinformation.co.uk/about_volunteering.php

JOB: Young Volunteers Group Leader

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley

PAY: Travel expenses


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: 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: Reserve Assistant – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses


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: Voluntary Survey Assistant (Casual), Bats

BE4: N/A

LOC: Manchester area

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Angela Graham Bat Consultancy Service Ltd

I'm looking for voluntary assistants in & around the Manchester area to help with dusk emergence & dawn return-to-roost surveys, from April / May to September / October inclusive. Applications accepted throughout but please apply as early as possible. This casual work can be a useful addition to the CV of anyone interested in ecology & wildlife conservation. It can be done around your other commitments, perhaps once or twice a week, possibly incl weekends. Short-term availability is acceptable. Dawn availability is particularly useful. With 30 years' exp of working with bats, I offer a learning opportunity for anyone interested in working with bats. Existing exp of watching bats in flight & / or using a heterodyne detector is useful. Punctuality, reliability, good concentration skills & professional approach are vital. The closer to BL9 you live the more opportunities you are likely to have. Most reasonably-local applicants get the opportunity to participate. Due to the unsocial hours involved, access to a vehicle is usually necessary. Please supply your name, e-mail address, 'phone number & summer address for an application pack. There may be an opportunity for you to gain exp of other aspects of bat & bird survey work. ASK: bat.consultancy@talktalk.net 0161 763 6171

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: Volunteer Biological Records Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Court Hey Park, Huyton-with-Roby, Knowsley. L16 3NA

PAY: Experience / training

FOR: Merseyside BioBank

We need office based volunteers to help capture wildlife information which is shaping conservation and decision taking across North Merseyside, including St Helens, Sefton, Knowsley and Liverpool. This role is essential for keeping information current and our service users up-to-date with the latest available information. Better data leading to better decisions for our local environment. The role is open to anyone, no previous experience of qualifications necessary and may be of particular interest to people looking to develop basic skills in IT, demonstrate their data handling and accuracy or gain work experience in an office environment. Ideally working at least 1 day a week (Tues-Fri). ASK: More on us: https://www.merseysidebiobank.org.uk. Contact Ben at ben.deed@merseysidebiobank.org.uk for more information and to express an interest.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.