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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: Long Term Residential Volunteer - Practical Conservation

BE4: 1/11/19

LOC: Insh Marshes, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands

PAY: Training / accommodation

FOR: RSPB

This is an ideal opportunity for someone with an aspiration to work in the conservation sector. Insh Marshes reserve is flanked by the Cairngorm & Monadhliath mountain ranges & is home to a fantastic & unique array of wildlife. With only three full time staff members on the 1030 ha reserve, long term residential volunteers are crucial in assisting with the work program & implementing the reserve management plan on this internationally important site. Work includes habitat management (this involves strenuous work in all weathers), infrastructure maintenance, & surveys & monitoring in the spring. We are looking for a motivated & enthusiastic individual with a passion for conservation & wildlife to become a valued member of our team. You'll need to be at least 18 years old, have a full driving licence & ideally be available to start in October. 3 - 6 months, 5 days a week Monday to Friday. Some weekend working may be expected. ASK: Contact Pete Moore Inshmarshes@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Wildlife Monitoring Volunteer, National Trust. Exmoor

BE4: 1/9/19

LOC: National Trust Estate Office, Holnicote, TA24 8TJ

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: National Trust

There are a wide range of wildlife surveys that you can get involved in throughout the year at Holnicote working alongside the Ranger team, this includes water vole monitoring as part of the Riverlands project, bat and butterfly surveys and more. No previous experience is required but attention to detail, willingness to work outside in variable weather conditions, your own transport and a commitment to the survey is essential. ASK: Contact samantha.fraser@nationaltrust.org.uk 07741129245.

JOB: Trainee Countryside Ranger x 2

BE4: 23/9/19

LOC: Occombe Farm, South Devon

PAY: Accommodation & training

FOR: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

This is a fantastic 9-12 month training opportunity based at Occombe Farm, set in the beautiful countryside of South Devon. The placement gives the opportunity to work on a wide variety of sites and habitats, including SSSI calcareous grassland sites, the award winning Cockington Country Park, LNR Woodlands, and the stunning South West Coast Path. The main focus will be on delivering the practical countryside management programme; some of the key work areas include habitat management and woodland management in winter and coast path cutting, footpath maintenance in the summer. Free basic accommodation is provided on site and there is a budget for relevant training. ASK: Download a job description and application form at https://www.countryside-trust.org.uk or call 01803 520022 for more information.

JOB: Voluntary Intern

BE4: 2/9/19 5pm

LOC: Keswick, Cumbria

PAY: Training and some expenses

FOR: West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Are you looking for work experience in the conservation sector? Do you enjoy standing in rivers? If yes, West Cumbria Rivers Trust are looking for an Intern to join their team. The role is a voluntary position, but costs for training and expenses are available. WCRT is a charity dedicated to improving and enhancing rivers and lakes in West Cumbria for people and wildlife. The successful candidate will be given experience across the work of the Trust including wildlife surveying, events, education sessions and farm visits. Applicants will need to be confident working in the outdoor environment and have a full driving licence. The role is offered full or part time for six to twelve months and working hours will be flexible. ASK: For full role description visit our website https://www.westcumbriariverstrust.org. For more details and to apply contact philippa@westcumbriariverstrust.org.

JOB: Biodiversity Surveyor

BE4: 8/1/20

LOC: Various locations in Charnwood Borough

PAY: Travel expenses reimbursed where needed

FOR: RSPB

The RSPB is partnering with idverde, the UK’s largest grounds maintenance company, to conserve biodiversity in parks and green spaces managed by idverde on behalf of Charnwood Borough Council. To help wildlife in our green spaces, we need to know which species are present. Help us survey the wildlife in Charnwood’s green spaces, so we can better conserve them, and to monitor the effectiveness of our conservation efforts.   This a great opportunity to assist the RSPB in biodiversity conservation and make a real difference in your local area. It’s also a chance to spend time in nature and possibly discover a local or national rarity! You’ll gain useful experience of survey work and improve your identification skills. Flexible and reliable, you will need to have a decent amount of identification knowledge in either birds or insects ... or other! Time commitment: flexible, from a few days a month to a few days a year. ASK: Contact: Rita Gries, 07881615080 or rita.gries@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Butterfly Surveyor

BE4: N / A

LOC: Somerset

PAY: 0

FOR: League Against Cruel Sports

A safe haven for many animals, you will encounter an abundance of wildlife at our sanctuaries; including rare butterflies such as small pearl-bordered Fritillary and Clouded Yellow. Using your wildlife identification skills, you will conduct a survey that identifies and records the butterfly (and moth) species present. A crucial role in shaping future sanctuary management plans, your results will also be fed back to the Butterfly Conservation. Benefits: working with the Head of Conservation & Education, this is a fantastic chance to learn more about conservation, develop new skills, meet like-minded people and spend time in the outdoors surrounded by an abundance of wildlife living free from persecution. The League Against Cruel Sports is Britain’s leading charity working towards a kinder society where persecuting animals for ‘sport’ is in the past. United, we will end animal cruelty in the name of ‘sport’.  ASK: To see the full volunteer description, please visit https://www.league.org.uk/animal-charity-jobs. To apply, please send a letter of interest to applications@league.org.uk

JOB: Voluntary Reserve Officers (up to 2)

BE4: 30/8/19

IV: wb 9/9/19

LOC: Reserves across Northamptonshire

PAY: Training & travel expenses.

FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

3+ days a week for 9 to 12 months. Volunteers with the Reserves Team will gain experience with the physical work managing nature reserves.  This includes habitat management of grassland, wetland, woodland sites, and access maintenance. There will also be opportunities to work with and lead volunteer work parties and assist with surveying and monitoring. You will receive the necessary formal training and certification in first aid, use of brushcutters and chainsaws, as well as a programme of in-house training central to their roles. You should be capable of using power tools and machinery and enjoy days of physical work outdoors in all weathers. Good team working skills and an ability to be self-motivated are essential. Some previous experience of practical conservation work would be an advantage but is not essential.  ASK: Application form and job description: www.wildlifebcn.org/volunteering-opportunities. Chat: ian.hilbert@wildlifebcn.org

JOB: Reserve Support

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

PAY: Training*

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

8am - 4:30pm, Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays. At the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust we create and conserve wetlands and save species. Here at Martin Mere we have 214 hectares of wild nature reserve which are managed by our wardens and are a haven for wildlife. To help us to maintain this special area we have a team of dedicated volunteers who support our staff in ensuring we manage the habitat to the highest standards. * Uniform and training provided where necessary. Free entry to all WWT centres, and a discount in the cafe and shop on volunteering days. This role would suit you if: you have experience of working practically in an outdoor environment; you have good bird identification skills and an interest in flora and fauna; you are able to work alone or as part of a team. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2WGPIHy

JOB: Bird Surveyor

BE4: N / A

LOC: Somerset

PAY: 0

FOR: League Against Cruel Sports

A safe haven for many animals, you will encounter an abundance of wildlife at our sanctuaries; including the bird species pied flycatcher, wood warbler and woodcock. Using your wildlife ID skills, you will conduct a survey that identifies and records the bird species present at our sanctuaries. A crucial role in shaping future sanctuary management plans, your results will also be fed back to the BTO. This is a chance to learn more about conservation, develop new skills, meet like-minded people and spend time in the outdoors surrounded by an abundance of wildlife living free from persecution. ASK: To see the full volunteer description, please visit https://www.league.org.uk/animal-charity-jobs. To apply, please send a letter of interest to applications@league.org.uk

JOB: General Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Somerset

PAY: 0

FOR: League Against Cruel Sports

A safe haven for many animals, you will encounter an abundance of wildlife at our sanctuaries as help provide the much-needed maintenance and upkeep support. With a love for wildlife, you will undertake various tasks such as building much needed bird, bat and dormouse boxes, coppice areas of hazel, restore Baronsdown’s butterfly garden and so much more. This truly is a fantastic opportunity to help create an environment where wildlife can continue to flourish. Working with the Head of Conservation & Education, this is a chance to learn more about conservation, develop new skills, meet like-minded people and spend time in the outdoors surrounded by an abundance of wildlife living free from persecution. ASK: To see the full volunteer description, please visit https://www.league.org.uk/animal-charity-jobs. To apply, please send a letter of interest to applications@league.org.uk

JOB: Mammal Surveyor

BE4: N / A

LOC: Somerset

PAY: 0

FOR: League Against Cruel Sports

A safe haven for many animals, you will encounter an abundance of wildlife at our sanctuaries; incl foxes, stags & hares. Using your wildlife ID skills, you will conduct a survey that identifies & records the mammal species present at our sanctuaries. A crucial role in shaping future sanctuary management plans, your results will also be fed back to the Mammal Society. Working with the Head of Conservation & Education, this is a chance to learn more about conservation, develop new skills, meet like-minded people & spend time in the outdoors surrounded by an abundance of wildlife living free from persecution. ASK: To see the full volunteer description, please visit https://www.league.org.uk/animal-charity-jobs. To apply, please send a letter of interest to applications@league.org.uk

JOB: North Living Landscapes Voluntary Trainee

BE4: 27/8/19

IV: 4/9/19

LOC: York

PAY: Training and travel budget

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

3 days a week for 12 months. Across North Yorkshire, our reserves team carries out front line nature conservation through practical conservation tasks, leading volunteer groups & carrying out office-based reserve management to enhance & protect nature. We are offering the opportunity for a new voluntary trainee to gain valuable experience within this team & develop skills in all aspects of habitat management. You’ll be involved with helping to look after a suite of nature reserves across central North Yorkshire with varied habitats including wildflower meadows, wetlands & rivers. As the range of sites that we manage varies so much in this area, you can expect to gain valuable experience in nature reserve management across a broad range of fascinating habitats & locations with this opportunity. ASK: For more information & to apply visit www.ywt.org.uk.

JOB: North Living Landscapes Voluntary Trainee- River Projects

BE4: 29/8/19

IV: 10/9/19

LOC: York

PAY: Travel expenses and training budget

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

3 days a week for 12 months. Across North Yorkshire, we manage 30 nature reserves & have a number of exciting conservation projects including two river restoration projects on the R. Foss & the R. Wiske.  The team carries out practical conservation tasks, leading volunteer groups & carrying out office-based reserve management to enhance & protect nature. We are offering the opportunity for a new voluntary trainee to gain valuable experience within this team assisting with the river restoration projects. You’ll develop skills in many aspects of river restoration, surveying & partnership working through liaison with landowners, contactors & partner organisations. There will be the opportunity to assist with the wider reserve team. Office-based work will incl researching, writing & developing management plans, preparing & supervising contract works, GIS & mapping, fielding queries, as well as other reserves administration. ASK: For more information & to apply visit www.ywt.org.uk.

JOB: Voluntary Conservation Trainee

BE4: 30/8/19

LOC: Surrey

PAY: Training & out-of-pocket travel expenses

FOR: Surrey Wildlife Trust

This is an excellent training opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in conservation and land management. The successful applicant will receive a diverse range of training from heathland management, sustainable woodland management, to conservation grazing, along with more transferable skills. We offer a selection of training covering outdoor first aid, brushcutter and NPTC chainsaw use, in addition to species ID, cattle welfare and habitat management. Applicants must have some previous practical conservation experience, good communication skills, be computer literate, a good level of physical fitness, with a full driving licence. A rel qual is desired. Candidates must have a keen interest in the environment and be seeking a career in this field. Trainees anticipated commitment will be 3 days per week, for 12 months. ASK: For further information or to apply visit https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org, or to discuss the role email claire.courtier@surreywt.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Reserves Trainee

BE4: 16/9/19 8.30am

IV: 16/09/2019

LOC: St Albans, Hertfordshire

PAY: Reasonable expenses paid

FOR: Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

The Trust is looking for a Volunteer Reserves Trainee to assist the Reserves Officers to maintain, safeguard and develop the Trusts’ reserves, for people and wildlife, whilst promoting the Trust and its work to a wide audience. The Trainee will develop a wide range of practical career-enhancing skills and theoretical knowledge in countryside / conservation management. Based in St Albans, the Trainee will travel to sites across Hertfordshire and Middlesex. The role is for 22.5 hpw, Tuesday to Thursday, for a fixed term period of 12 months. ASK: For more information, download the role profile at https://c-js.co.uk/33jBUpU. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@hmwt.org

JOB: Surrey Countryside Partnerships Voluntary Internships

BE4: Ongoing

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

PAY: Experience

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

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

JOB: BogLIFE Project Voluntary Warden

BE4: Ongoing

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

PAY: Travel expenses / Training

FOR: Marches Mosses Boglife Project

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

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Grangemouth (covering East Central Scotland)

PAY: 0

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

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

JOB: Conservation Volunteer - North East

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Dundee - to Cover North East Scotland

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

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

JOB: 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: Hedgerow Surveyors

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Maidstone Area, Kent

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: Old Chalk New Downs Project, Kent County Council

We are looking to recruit a small team of dedicated volunteer surveyors to work on a hedgerow survey project. The survey is part of a bigger Heritage Lottery funded project called Old Chalk New Downs. The aim of the hedgerow survey is to ground truth a previously completed desktop study of historic hedgerows. The project will be using the “Hedgerow Survey Handbook” which is a nationally agreed methodology for recording the wildlife and cultural significance of hedgerows. ASK: For further information please contact matthew.pitts@kent.gov.uk

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: Dragonfly Recorder

BE4: N / A

LOC: Homebased

PAY: Training

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) needs your help in protecting Britain’s Dragonflies. Join the DragonflyWatch and record Dragonflies at your local wetland sites. Your records will help the BDS monitor the health of Dragonfly populations across the county, identifying important sites, and influencing conservation action. Beginners are always welcome and advice, and support, is available to those who need it. BDS recorders are also encouraged to pursue other volunteering activities for Dragonflies, depending on their personal interests, including fundraising, engagement, research, and practical habitat management. ASK: Visit https://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/content/get-involved

JOB: Volunteering in the Highlands of Scotland

BE4: Ongoing

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

PAY: Accommodation / training provided

FOR: Scottish Natural Heritage

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

JOB: Hounslow Heath Conservation Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Hounslow, Middlesex

PAY: Local tool box talk training

FOR: Lampton Greenspace 360

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

JOB: Voluntary Survey Assistant (Casual), Bats

BE4: N / A

LOC: Manchester area

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Angela Graham Bat Consultancy Service Ltd

To help with dusk emergence and dawn return-to-roost surveys, from April / May to September / October inclusive. This casual work can be a useful addition to your CV. It can be done around other commitments, perhaps one to three times a week, possibly incl weekends. You have the option of switching to being paid on a freelance basis when suitably experienced. Short-term availability is acceptable. Dawn availability is particularly useful. With over 30 years' experience of working with bats, I offer a learning opportunity for anyone interested in working with bats. Existing experience of watching bats in flight and / or using a heterodyne detector is useful. Punctuality, reliability, good concentration skills and a professional approach are vital. Otherwise most reasonably-local applicants get the opportunity to participate. Due to the unsocial hours involved, access to a vehicle is usually necessary.  There may be an opportunity for you to gain experience of other aspects of bat and bird survey work. ASK: Applications are accepted throughout but please apply as early as possible. Please supply your name, e-mail address, phone number and summer address for an application pack to bat.consultancy@talktalk.net. 0161 763 6171.

JOB: Grounds and Surveying Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Nettlecombe Court Field Centre, Williton, West Somerset.

PAY: Tea and cake

FOR: Field Studies Council

An opportunity to be part of a busy Field Studies Centre by helping to look after the surrounding grounds; creating wildlife friendly habitats and doing biological surveying work. Flexible hours to suit. No experience is necessary just an enthusiasm to work outdoors and be physically fit. ASK: To find out more email: education.nettlecombecourt@field-studies-council.org or call Verity Jones on 01984 640 320.

JOB: Roadside Nature Reserve Wardens

BE4: N / A

LOC: Roadside Verges, Kent

PAY: 0

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We're looking for volunteers to join our Roadside Nature Reserves Team across the county. Our volunteers help us on task days, and keep an eye on our roadside verges throughout the year. Fortnightly commitment. Roadside Nature Reserves can link existing wildlife areas, helping to reconnect and restore landscape so that wildlife is no longer struggling to survive in isolation. This supports a living landscape, which benefits both people and wildlife and makes nature more resilient to future change. They provide vital wildlife corridors for many species, particularly reptiles such as slow-worms and viviparous lizards, and mammals such as badgers.  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. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2HwF53y

JOB: Roadside Wardens

BE4: N / A

LOC: Kent

PAY:

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We're looking for Volunteer Roadside Wardens who can help us to keep an eye on the roadside verges and roads close to their homes.  We're currently looking for volunteers in the Dover, Swale and Medway areas, as well as some other areas across Kent (please see the application form for more information). This is a flexible role, and monitoring can be carried out at your convenience during daylight hours.  We'll need you to monitor the verges on at least a monthly basis.  You will be provided with full and on-going training and you will be provided with a point of contact to report any issues or concerns. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2HwF53y

JOB: Ecology Group Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Kent

PAY:

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

Location: Darent, Sevenoaks, Dover, Medway, Lower Stour, Weald Area, Ashford Area, Kent. We're looking for volunteers with a passion for conservation to assist us with carrying out Ecological Surveys throughout the county. Our Ecology Groups have been established to demonstrate the effect of our reserve management work and to assess the quality of the habitats we manage. You’ll be working as part of a team in the field. Typical tasks include identifying and recording plants in various habitats using industry-standard methods. You’ll learn a huge amount through this work, gaining skills to identify plants, provide valuable data and see it used to assist with conservation preservation in your area. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from experienced botanists who will help to develop your plant identification skills. We’ll need you to have an interest in botany and wildlife, although you don’t need a background or any prior knowledge in this, but you’ll want to grow your skills and help us to make a difference to wildlife in Kent. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/30quQXa

JOB: Buzzing Bee Road Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Kent

PAY:

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We are looking for volunteers to help out with the exciting ‘Making a Buzz for the Coast’ project in The Swale. The Making a Buzz for the Coast project is an ambitious 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 wardens on sites and wildlife monitoring. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/30ukeqj

JOB: Conservation volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: West Dunbartonshire*

PAY: Training

FOR: West Dunbartonshire Council

We are looking for more volunteers to join us on our practical conservation workdays (weekly) and our wildlife surveys (3 a month June - September across the 3 sites) *Balloch Castle Country Park, the Saltings LNR, Brucehill Cliffs pLNR.  Around 5 hours commitment per week. Benefits: lunch / refreshments / travel reimbursement / PPE / on job training. No particular training necessary, just a willingness to join in and learn on the job. All dates and locations are published on our website and there is an online booking form there.  We are also looking for people willing to help with data input so we can update our biological records and contribute to the local records centre.   ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2HZazjX

JOB: Voluntary River Steward

BE4: N/A

LOC: Sheffield

PAY: Training / reasonable travel expenses

FOR: River Stewardship Company

2 or 3 days per week for a continuous 9 month period. The Voluntary River Steward will assist the RSC Landscape team to deliver a variety of waterway maintenance tasks and habitat improvements on Yorkshire’s waterways. The successful post holder will gain experience in tasks including: felling, coppicing and pollarding trees; planting trees, shrubs and other flora; habitat creation such as the erection of kingfisher perches and otter holts; invasive species control and litter and debris management within the river channel, banks and riverside footpaths. There will also be an opportunity to assist in the delivery of a variety of community engagement activities, such as running practical volunteer days. ASK: Contact Sarah Emberson sarah.emberson@the-rsc.co.uk

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 been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to restore Staunton’s Regency heritage, enhance community facilities for visitors and to increase our volunteer offer. Dependent on the seasons, conservation tasks could include; clearing overgrowing vegetation over paths or fence lines, installing and maintaining gates, fences, signs and benches, coppicing, scrub management, wildlife surveying /monitoring and keeping the park tidy and litter free.  No specific skills are needed for this role, although, as most of the work is based outdoors, an interest in the countryside and a willingness to volunteer in all weathers is desirable. A basic level of fitness is needed, as conservation tasks require physical activity on uneven terrain. Volunteers must be able to follow instructions and comply with our health and safety procedures. Flexible time commitment. ASK: Email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.



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