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Environmental and Outdoor Education vacancies: interpretation, field work tutors, public engagement, adventure activities instructors also higher and further education roles.


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Assistant Ranger (Short Term)

£16,497 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 31/07/19)

Seahouses

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.


  • Closing Date: 03/02/2019
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers Countryside Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 11/01/2019

JOB: Greeter Volunteer at Red Bull Welcome Station

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Kidsgrove, nr Stoke on Trent

PAY:

FOR: Canal & River Trust

1 -2 days / week. This is an opportunity to be the 'face' of the Canal & River Trust, playing a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience & ensuring visitors leave with a greater understanding & affinity to the waterways. It will involve being on hand to talk to visitors, increasing their understanding of the exhibits, enlightening them to the work that the Canal & River Trust carries out & informing them about the what, where, when & why of your local waterway, surrounding area & the charity as a whole. We're not looking for people who are experts in the nation's waterways, but we are looking for people who are friendly & approachable & know who to ask if they don't know the immediate answer. If you've got a passion & interest in the waterways, you can share it with others or if you enjoy pointing people towards the local pub or chippy, you'll no doubt be able to do this as well. This role could work well for couples or friends to work together. ASK: See more: https://c-js.co.uk/2VUJROu

JOB: Goytre Wharf Visitor Centre Greeter

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Goytre Wharf, Abergavenny

PAY:

FOR: Canal & River Trust

1 day per week min. This is an opportunity to be the ‘face’ of the Canal & River Trust and the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canal Trust at our partnership Visitor Centre at Goytre Wharf . You will play a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience and ensuring visitors leave with a greater understanding and affinity to the waterways. It will involve being on hand to talk to visitors, increasing their understanding of the work that both Trusts carry out and inform them about the what, where, when and why of the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.  If you’ve got a passion and interest in the waterways, enjoy talking to people and sharing local knowledge then you will find this a great opportunity to get involved. ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2DjSKdn

JOB: Anderton Boat Lift Event Steward

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich, Cheshire

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Canal & River Trust

2 - 3 days / month We are looking for volunteers to help out at events that take place in or around Anderton Boat Lift, activities range from help setting up and clear down, craft days, fun days, safety rangering. We are looking for volunteers to either lead or support others on some of our event days, these will be spread throughout the year and will vary in nature. Your participation can be arranged around personal commitments, if you are available on any of the event days then fantastic, if not you may be available for a future event. We are looking for volunteers that are outgoing in nature and are willing to work with varying age groups depending on the nature of each event. ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2QUjQLv

JOB: Education and Outreach Internship

BE4: 4/2/19

IV: 04/02/2019

LOC: New Quay, Ceredigion

PAY: Training

FOR: Sea Watch Foundation

This position will suit a volunteer who has a strong interest in marine conservation and recognises the importance of educating and raising awareness by involving the public. The Assistant is required to stay for at least half of the season (choosing Period 1-2 or 3-4; Period 1-2: 08/04 – 14/07; Period 3-4: 15/07 – 20/10) but can also choose to stay the whole season. The assistant is responsible for their own travel and living expenses, but it is generally quite easy to obtain part-time paid work in the area if required. ASK: Please send your CV and a cover letter reporting any relevant experience you have and specifying the period(s) you would prefer to volunteer for, as well as contact details of two referees, to Chiara Giulia Bertulli chiara.giulia.bertulli@seawatchfoundation.org.uk. Please specify ‘EA Application’ into your subject title. https://www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Engagement Volunteer

BE4: N / A

IV: 01/02/2019

LOC: Rainton Meadows or Low Barns Nature Reserve

PAY: Expenses on discussion / training / uniform

FOR: Durham Wildlife Trust

One weekend day a week. You will be supporting the income generation team and visitor centre assistants with their events; being an ambassador for Durham Wildlife Trust; promoting and impassioning the wildlife and wider benefits of the nature reserve; attending events on the day, helping with car parking, sign-in, entrance fees and general tasks; talking to members of the public about membership, signposting them and being a welcoming face for the site; helping to keep entrance areas and bathrooms clean and tidy and keep the visitor centre looking welcoming; focus on weekends and schools holidays, when the site is busiest. What will you get out of it? Learn about different wildlife and the work of Durham Wildlife Trust; gain confidence in speaking to people; helping to raise income for wildlife conservation from Tees to Tyne; be part of a wonderful team of staff and volunteers; gain friendship and socialization. ASK: Contact Zoe Hull zhull@durhamwt.co.uk

JOB: Outdoor Activities Volunteer

BE4: 26/1/19

IV: 26/01/2019

LOC: Winsford or Chester

PAY: Training and travel expenses

FOR: Age UK Cheshire

2 hrs / week or fortnight. Do you love the outdoors? If the answer is yes, Age UK Cheshire would love to hear from you. We are seeking volunteers to help to deliver outdoor based activities in Winsford and Chester. As a volunteer you will support or lead outdoor activities for people who are living with dementia and their carers.  Activities may include: nature walks, bush crafts, conservation work and gardening. Age UK Cheshire’s Outdoor Activities is a Bright Memories project funded by Brightlife Cheshire and working in partnership with Warrington and Cheshire Carer’s Trust, and Alzheimer’s Society. ASK: Contact: Kate Bibby, Outdoor Activities Coordinator, 07747 011548, kate.bibby@ageukcheshire.org.uk

JOB: Fife Nature Records Centre Event Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Fife (various)

PAY: Training

FOR: Fife Nature Records Centre (based within Fife Council)

Help us engage the public in biological recording & the wildlife of Fife in person. Gain exp & develop transferable skills, work within a passionate team & access training opportunities. We hold a small number of events & training courses every year & attend a number of events with a small stand & display.  Depending on the event, the role may involve helping set up a display & / or training space, assisting with administration on the day & talking to the public. Depending on skills & interests, involvement could also include helping with event planning, preparation & production of materials. Events are anywhere in Fife, different days of the week & different times - we would like to gather details of interested individuals who we could contact when an opportunity arose. A friendly demeanour & interest in wildlife & biological recording are important. ASK: Roles can be tailored to your interests & availability, see https://c-js.co.uk/2QuhkjX

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: Residential Volunteer - Learning Assistant

BE4: 28/02/2019

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: Accommodation & all utility bills included

FOR: RSPB

5 days a week for 6 months (negotiable). You’ll help us to inspire children of all ages through the delivery of a range of fun and creative learning programmes. Children visit as part of school trips to the reserve or via youth group sessions and you’ll work with our Learning Officer and other learning volunteers to prepare educational resources and deliver our learning programmes. Main duties: help to produce educational resources and activities for use during the season; attend all Learning Team training; lead school and youth groups, including on days when the Learning Officer does not work; help to promote our education offer via social media and other marketing activities; support post-season preparation for 2020; help deliver the reserve’s visitor experience in August when there are no educational visits. ASK: For more information: please contact Sarah Aitken, Visitor Experience Manager at sarah.aitken@rspb.org.uk or call 01262 422213, all enquiries are welcome.

JOB: Learning Assistant Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

1 day a week for 3 – 4 months. At Bempton Cliffs, school and youth groups book onto sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve; enabling them to make their own connection to nature. As a Learning Assistant you will lead our education sessions using resources, games and play to engage children. Please note that this role requires someone who is available and able to lead school groups one day a week from March to July to cover school terms and you will need to be confident and a quick learner. If you have any doubt about your availability please speak to Kerry before applying for this role.  ASK: Contact: Kerry Fieldhouse, Learning Officer kerry.fieldhouse@rspb.org.uk 01262 422203

JOB: Learning Team Voluntary 6 month Internship

BE4: 4/2/19

IV: w/b 11/2/19

LOC: Across the county of Suffolk

PAY: Accredited training

FOR: Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Are you looking to develop your knowledge, skills and experience to gain future employment in the outdoor learning sector? Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the leading provider of wildlife and conservation learning opportunities in Suffolk, based around our nature reserves and centres.  This role focuses on helping people to discover nature and inspiring them with first hand experiences. You will be assisting in developing and delivering an activity-based family learning programme, school programmes and extended learning opportunities for all ages. You will play a full, active role in the learning team undertaking CPD, as appropriate and delivering activities at large SWT events and county events e.g. Suffolk Show and Latitude festival. Accredited training: Level 1 Forest Schools and Level 3 Wild Beach where appropriate. 3 days a week for 6 months. ASK: More information: www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/volunteer

JOB: Environmental Education Session Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Old Moor, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S73 0YF

PAY: Full training, support, uniform and travel expenses provided (up to 25 miles each way).

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about engaging children with nature and are happy to deliver outdoor activities to classes of up to 30 children (after a period of training) in all but extreme weather. You will be working outside and on the go all day as part of a small but busy education team inspiring children of all abilities about wildlife through practical, hands on activities such as pond dipping, investigating mini-beasts and seasonal sensory activities. Good communication skills and enthusiasm are essential and some experience of working with children would be helpful. Being willing to learn new skills with a resourceful and flexible approach will make you a valuable member of the team. Tasks will include: Leading education workshops to children (4-11 years). Assisting with equipment and resource maintenance as necessary. Assisting with promoting our education programme to primary schools. *Full training, support, uniform and travel expenses provided (up to 25 miles each way). Time commitment: minimum of one fixed day per fortnight, during term time march to October. ASK: To apply contact catherine.walker@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Wild Birthday Party Leader

BE4: 4/2/19

LOC: Doncaster

PAY: Training / some travel expenses

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

1-2 weekend days a month. Are you a party person, who loves to organise fun and games that brings joy to children, all with a wildlife twist? If that sounds like you, then maybe you are person we’re looking. We’d like a person who can create and lead wild birthday parties for children and their families, so that they have the opportunity to experience the best nature can offer and take away fantastic memories, which will hopefully embed a lasting love and respect for our wonderful wildlife. You’ll need to be a great communicator, plus knowledge and experience of working with children and young people is essential ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2UYNwu8 If you'd like to find out more before applying for this role, we are holding a Volunteer Open Day Potteric Carr Visitor Centre on Sunday 20th January 2019 10am-2pm.

JOB: Inspiring People Volunteer

BE4: 4/2/19

LOC: Doncaster

PAY: Training / some travel expenses

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Do you love putting a smile on people’s faces and spending time out in nature? Yorkshire’s wildlife is amazing and we want to tell everyone! We need passionate, inspiring volunteers to share the wonders of nature with people who come to our events at Potteric Carr nature reserve or one of our education group sessions, 1-2 days a month. You’ll be assisting staff with the smooth delivery of our events for families and education groups and helping to ensure people have a fun and memorable time with us. ASK: If you'd like to find out more before applying for this role, we are holding a Volunteer Open Day Potteric Carr Visitor Centre on Sunday 20 January 2019, 10am - 2pm or you can visit our website: https://c-js.co.uk/2UYNwu8

JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Education) Berkshire x 3

BE4: 1/2/19

IV: 11 or 12/2/19

LOC: 3 possible locations: Thatcham, Windsor or Maidenhead

PAY: Limited expenses

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

You will be based at one of our three education centres, all located within exceptional wildlife sites. Here there will be ample opportunity to be involved with our varied and exciting range of educational programmes. This will include assisting with and leading school group activities, both at the centre and offsite, planning and delivering events for families and developing resources. Time commitment of 2-3 days per week for 6-12 months, depending on the role. Applicants should have a strong interest in environmental education and conservation, working with children and enjoy engaging with people of all ages. Relevant volunteering or work experience is desirable. ASK: For more information please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2M6Igko

JOB: Wildlife Trainee (Education) Oxfordshire

BE4: 1/2/19

IV: 13/2/19

LOC: Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Didcot

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

Based at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, in Oxfordshire, you will have the chance to be involved with our varied and exciting range of educational programmes. This will include assisting with and leading school group activities, both at the centre and offsite, planning and delivering events for families and developing resources. One teacher, visiting with a Year 1 group said ‘A fantastic day. Totally engaging and well-paced to keep the children engaged throughout’. You could be a part of this. Time commitment of 2-3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. Applicants should have a strong interest in environmental education and conservation, working with children and enjoy engaging with people of all ages. Relevant volunteering or work experience is desirable. ASK: For more information please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2AClLiI

JOB: Seabird Cruise Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

1 day a week for 3-4 months. RSPB Bempton Cliffs is home to almost quarter of a million seabirds over the spring & summer months, incl puffins, gannets & kittiwakes. We run a series of very popular weekend seabird cruises from Bridlington harbour to show visitors our ‘Seabird City’ at close quarters. We are looking for knowledgeable volunteers for these three hour cruises to help ensure that passengers not only enjoy their experience but also learn from it. This is an opportunity to be part of the country’s largest nature conservation charity; a chance to pass on your knowledge of & passion for nature to others; to use & develop skills & personal initiative. You need: a good knowledge of seabirds in this area, or willingness to learn; a good stomach for sailing; an awareness of the RSPB’s work & the ability to talk about it; the enthusiasm & confidence to greet & initiate conversations with members of the public; good speaking & listening skills; availability for several weekends between May-September. ASK: Contact: Kim Smales, 01262 422206, kim.smales@rspb.org.uk or visit www.rspb.org.uk.

JOB: Live Seabird Interpreter

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

We need live interpreters so that visitors can meet a friendly face out & about on the reserve; helping visitors to identify wildlife & point them in the right direction. This role serves to enhance the experience visitors have on the reserve & encourages return visits. It’s an opportunity to spend your days out on the sea cliffs surrounded by up to a quarter of a million nesting seabirds & the chance to pass on your passion for nature to enthuse others. The skills you need: approachable, with a friendly demeanour; willingness to undertake appropriate training & personal development; ability to stand for long periods of time in all weather; confidence to initiate conversations with members of the public; enthusiasm for wildlife & conservation; own transport. You need to be fit, able to stand for long periods of time in all weathers, should be a quick learner & comfortable with using optical equipment efficiently (training provided). Must be over 18 & able to work without a chaperone. ASK: Contact Sarah Aitken 01262 422213, sarah.aitken@rspb.org.uk or visit www.rspb.org.uk

JOB: Marine Awareness Assistant x 3

BE4: 3/2/19 (5pm)

IV: 11/2/19

LOC: Wembury Marine Centre, Wembury, South Devon

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: Devon Wildlife Trust

Starting wb 18/3/19, 4 days / week for 6 months. Marine Awareness Assistants will be mainly beach and rocky shore based and involved in raising awareness of the marine environment through education and interpretation.  Full training will be given and tasks will involve organising and leading public events - including rockpool and snorkel safaris, beach cleans and guided walks - plus organising and leading environmental education activities with school groups on the rocky shore and in the classroom. Other tasks will include staffing the visitor centre, maintaining a cold water aquarium, community engagement, developing new interpretation materials and promoting WMC via social media and our website. Reasonable travel expenses covered; mixture of in house and formal training/qualifications. There will also be opportunity to gain skills and experience in managing volunteers. We are looking for aptitude and potential and envisage this would be an excellent opportunity for recent graduates wanting to enter the job market or for more experienced people looking for a change in direction. ASK: For more details and how to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2RkMOJt

JOB: Handa Long-Term Volunteer x 3

BE4: 11/2/19

IV: 11/02/2019

LOC: Handa Island, Sutherland

PAY:

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

We currently have three residential opportunities on Handa Island lasting from 15 to 26 weeks, giving you an exciting opportunity to live on a remote island and learn how our wildlife reserve is managed and to monitor the vast seabird colonies. You will have the chance to assist the Ranger with practical tasks, landing visitors and seabird monitoring. Placements on Handa are widely recognised as important field experience and provide excellent networking opportunities with Trust and RSPB staff, and several seabird researchers. Many former volunteers have gone on to paid employment on Handa and other reserves, and the majority are now employed full-time within the conservation or academic sectors. An interest in wildlife; good level of health and fitness; flexible attitude towards working hours and communal living; enjoy the outdoors; practical experience with a variety of hand tools; good communication skills. ASK: For further information and to apply, please complete our online application form: https://c-js.co.uk/2CbvDQs

JOB: National Whale and Dolphin Watch Assistant

BE4: 10/3/19

IV: 11-17/3/19

LOC: New Quay, Ceredigion

PAY: Training

FOR: Sea Watch Foundation

This position will suit a volunteer who has a strong interest in marine conservation, education and in raising awareness by involving the public.  The assistant is responsible for their own travel and living expenses, but it is generally quite easy to obtain part-time paid work in the area if required. The National Whale and Dolphin Watch event (July 27th-August 4th) was created to increase public awareness of the diversity of cetaceans - a collective name for all whales, dolphins and porpoises - found around the British Isles, and to draw attention to the need for conservation, protection and continued research into their status, distribution, and abundance. ASK: Please send your CV and a cover letter reporting any rel exp you have, as well as contact details of two referees, to Dr Chiara Giulia Bertulli chiara.giulia.bertulli@seawatchfoundation.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Experience Volunteer Intern

BE4: 14/2/19

IV: 21/2/19

LOC: RSPB Dungeness

PAY: Training / travel expenses up to 25 miles

FOR: RSPB

6 months. Our RSPB reserves are important havens for a huge range of species, and special spaces for our visitors to get closer to nature. We're looking for a volunteer intern to be part of our team to deliver a great visitor experience! What better way to start your career in conservation by gaining some valuable experience in this area. Overall purpose of the role: To assist with the day-to-day running of visitor operations and ongoing promotion of the reserve. Ensure visitors to RSPB Dungeness nature reserve have an excellent experience. Planning and delivering an engaging programme of reserve events and lead our education scheme on the reserve. Skills required: excellent people and communication skills; friendly, approachable, adaptable, self-motivated and ready to turn your hand to the multitude of different tasks required on a nature reserve; enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation (specialist knowledge not required); over 18yrs old and hold a full driving licence. ASK: Read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2Cs8bOO

JOB: Explorers Education Volunteer - East London

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Enfield and Ponders End

PAY:

FOR: Canal & River Trust

If you enjoy working with children and want to inspire them to learn about our local heritage, wildlife and landscape, join our team of Explorer Education Volunteers based in the Lee Valley in East London! We host school and group visits to the waterside, broadening learning through hands-on activities, workshops and events. We also deliver within schools, providing resource-rich learning opportunities. You will need some previous experience of hands-on learning with children, or a strong desire to gain experience in this area, and be able to volunteer flexibly to respond to group requests, committing to at least 3 or 4 days a month (usually between 9am - 3.30pm with at least two weeks' notice). Benefits: The opportunity to learn more about waterway heritage and wildlife; use your skills and learn new ones; be in an attractive environment; meet new people and of course, inspire children! ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2MmjE7i

JOB: Explorers Education Volunteer - Naburn

BE4: 28/2/19

LOC: Naburn Lock, nr York

PAY: Training / travel

FOR: Canal & River Trust

3 - 4 days a month. Join our brand new team of education volunteers based at Naburn Lock, on the River Ouse south of York. We lead school, Cub scout and Brownie groups on waterway visits as well as running sessions in the classroom. All of our sessions are designed to inspire young people in science and geography as well as the heritage and wildilfe of the area. We are looking for volunteers who have: previous experience of working with children; the confidence to talk to, and deliver workshops with groups of children; the ability to enthuse young people through practical activities; the flexibility to volunteer in different locations, working independently and as part of a team. We provide you with resources and full training on how to lead groups of children at this specific location as well as in a more traditional classroom environment. You will have the support of an education officer as well as the other volunteers in your team. ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2MmjE7i

JOB: Events & Engagement Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Worcester

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

We're looking for friendly, engaging people to get involved and join our team!  We run a series of public engagement events and activities at Lower Smite Farm and in public parks and greenspaces throughout Worcestershire across the year. From family activities to county shows, these are the perfect opportunities to engage and enthuse children and adults with the environment and wildlife conservation.  You will assist with these public events and activities alongside Wildlife Trust members of staff and other volunteers. The tasks vary with the types of events but may include: engaging children and adults in outdoor, wildlife-themed activities such as walks, talks, bug hunts, pond dipping, crafts, games etc.; being an ambassador for our work; helping with set-up and pack-down at events; selling raffle tickets. Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. Time commitment is variable – you decide.  ASK: See https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N for full details. Contact Rae or Sadie activities@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919.

JOB: Youth Engagement Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Hindlip, Worcester & nearby nature reserves

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Our youth engagement team is recruiting volunteers to help deliver formal and informal outdoor learning sessions for young people between the ages of 11 - 18.  We are looking for volunteers to help on a regular basis with our new Youth Group, as well as a pool of volunteers to help deliver our ad-hoc activities with uniform groups, schools and holiday activities. You can sign up to help with one or both - how much time you give is up to you. Examples of typical tasks are: leading or assisting with a range of outdoor education activities from pond dipping and mini-beast hunts, to tree ID and shelter building; supervising practical conservation tasks out on the reserves (in all weathers); helping young people to carry out wildlife surveys; helping to deliver practical activities such as bushcraft and green woodworking. Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. ASK: See https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N for full details. Contact Ben Rees ben@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919

JOB: Living Seas Wales Volunteer

BE4: Open year round

LOC: South / West Wales area

PAY: Training / some expenses

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

We’re looking for volunteers to become involved in the Living Seas Wales Project, an exciting new, Wales wide coastal project. Volunteer tasks can include marine and coastal surveys, attending our Living Seas Live roadshow (set locations), community engagement / education, collecting / archiving historical records and more! Some activities can be undertaken in your local area or from home. Volunteering is a great way to experience our amazing marine life, contribute towards marine conservation, gain new skills and have fun! We’re looking for wildlife enthusiasts, people with a passion for marine conservation, those interested in coastal heritage / history or individuals aiming towards a career in conservation. You don’t need a background in science to become involved!  ASK: For more information please contact volunteer@cbmwc.org or 01545560224. You can also visit https://goo.gl/QknrVd

JOB: 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: Family Activities Assistant - Arts and Crafts

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough, Lancashire

PAY: Training & discounts

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

1/2 - 1 day a week. You will take on a wide variety of roles in assisting with the organisation & delivery of arts & crafts during key seasonal events & smaller activities for the visiting public throughout the year. You will be assisting the learning team (staff & volunteers) to engage our visitors through the medium of arts & crafts. A key focus of your role will be to assist with the organisation & delivery of arts & craft themed activities throughout the year. Provide centre support through the preparation of arts & craft materials & resources for activities & seasonal events i.e. half-terms, Easter, summer holidays, Halloween, Christmas, weekends etc. ASK: To find out more 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 Education Guides at Murlough National Nature Reserve

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Murlough National Nature Reserve

PAY:

FOR: National Trust

Volunteer Learning Guides help with and / or lead guided schools visits in the magnificent setting of Murlough. The team will also help with Wildlife Educational Events run on the property. Our Education programmes are linked to the aims of the National Curriculum. Nature, the Environment and Conservation are all given inspiration through our enhanced learning programmes and workshops which help children understand more about the world around them. You could be taking children on a mini-beast hunt and finding out all about the habitats of our indigenous animals. If you are outgoing, flexible and passionate about education and are happy to work outdoors, or if you enjoy a variety of work, like meeting people, working with children, having a friendly, helpful nature, please join our small team. ASK: There may be other activities where we could use your help, have a look on our Join In web page at https://c-js.co.uk/2AsPpai or email murlough@nationaltrust.org.uk

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: Park Explorers Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: National Trust Morden Hall Park

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

Monday mornings during school term times. Help to lead an innovative programme of weekly activities for children aged from 18 months to 4 years and their parents/carers. Set up for sessions, using and maintaining resources and equipment appropriately, and ensuring that it is returned to its proper storage place after use. Monitor the quality of the work through evaluation and informal feedback. Manage the daily finance of the activities including taking money, recording and following financial procedures. Work with the Learning Assistant and the rest of the team to ensure that all sessions are adequately resourced and staffed in advance. Act as a good ambassador for the National Trust, providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors. Learn about Morden Hall Park as a whole so you can tell our visitors about it. ASK: To apply for this role, please complete the online application form on the National Trust Volunteering web page, or alternatively contact the Learning Assistant for more details at mordenhallparklearning@nationaltrust.org.uk

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: Event Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Northern Ireland

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for active and enthusiastic volunteers to assist at agricultural events at various locations in Northern Ireland. In this role you will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills to work alongside other volunteers, to engage with the public and support event delivery. You will be using your natural enthusiasm, practical and people skills and your passion for nature to help us interact with the public to encourage them to become engaged with the Woodland Trust's work. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2MMP0qk for further information.

JOB: Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Assistants

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Farnham & Hazeley Heath RSPB Reserves

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

Are you able to inspire people about nature? We are looking for people to chat, help and have fun! We want to make Farnham & Hazeley Heath reserves a wonderful place for everyone. Although we do not have a visitors centre we do attend local activities and are looking for people like you who can bring the personal touch to the world of nature and be able to enthuse people about wildlife and the RSPB locally.   Your tasks will be varied but will include: assisting with guided walks; helping to set up, run a small event stand and pack away afterwards; chatting to people about our heathland reserves and the work of the RSPB; assisting with creating promotional work; creating information displays.   This is a seasonal role but we tend to be busier during the spring and summer. Time commitment: At least 1 day per month. ASK: Contact: Mary Braddock, RSPB, c/o Rural Life Centre, The Reeds, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL, 01252 795632, 07714 271024 mary.braddock@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cornwall

PAY: Training

FOR: Wild Futures The Monkey Sanctuary

Minimum stay is two weeks & maximum three months. Help clean the monkey enclosures, prepare their food & enrichment. Help with children's workshops & in the café, gardening & help in the day to day running of the sanctuary. No quals or experience required, just a willingness to be involved. ASK: More details from Antony Williams will@wildfutures.org

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: Volunteering Roles

BE4: N / A

LOC: Millport Field Centre, Isle Of Cumbrae, Scotland

PAY: 0

FOR: Field Studies Council

FSC is an environmental education charity providing informative & enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages & abilities to discover, explore & understand the environment. FSC is an independent charity receiving no core revenue funding from statutory sources & we therefore rely on fees paid by our visitors & on the generosity of donors, trust funds & grant bodies to finance our activities. Ideally we are looking for someone to welcome people to the aquarium & museum at weekends 10am – 4pm, who would be willing to do stock takes, keep shop clean, take small payments, greet anyone coming in. If willing or keen we are looking for someone to do guided tours of the museum & aquarium too. If you feel that you meet the skills we are looking for, we want to hear from you. ASK: Find out more: email Alex MacFie, Head of Centre, alex.sco@field-studies-council.org

JOB: Events & Activities Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire

PAY: Travel expenses*

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

Brockholes has a packed & varied programme of events & activities running throughout the year for visitors of all ages from tots to grown ups!  We run lots of children’s activities, walks, talks, theatre performances & even Santa comes to Brockholes in December. Events & Activities Volunteers assist us with event set up, meeting & greeting, delivering the sessions & packing away at the end & helping to ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience! The majority of our events & activities are held at weekends & school holiday periods, so you will need to be available to volunteer then. *Free parking, restaurant & shop discount, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. ASK: Go the https://www.brockholes.org to find out more

JOB: Small Steps Big Change (SSBC) Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

Assist Family Mentors to deliver the SSBC Family Mentor programme across Bulwell & Aspley. Volunteers will be supporting families to increase their confidence & ability in group activities such as Triple P, Active Play, Stay & Play, Songs & Rhymes, Bump, Birth & Baby, Infant Massage & Cook & Play. Min 2 hours per week Monday to Saturday. Skills / exp: being a parent & / or grandparent; working with children; being supportive; a good listener; developing relationships. ASK: For more information contact Richard Owen, Volunteer Co-ordinator, richard.owen@groundworknottingham.org.uk or call 07771348655.

JOB: Education Team Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY

PAY: Free membership of the Arboretum + discounts

FOR: The Yorkshire Arboretum

Usually around 5 hours a day when a school is visiting. The Yorkshire Arboretum offers a lively and very popular programme of activities for Schools linked to the National Curriculum.  Additional volunteers are needed to join the Education Team to help with an increasing number of school visits. Experience with children, in either a school or an informal setting is useful and a willingness to work outdoors in all weathers is needed. ASK: For more information please visit https://www.yorkshirearboretum.org/volunteering

JOB: Schools On Reserves Learning Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

Do you remember finding your first ladybird? Share in the excitement as a volunteer and you will have the opportunity to deliver our education programme to visiting schools where typical activities range from hands on exploration of meadows, woods and ponds to playing environmental games. Essential skills / exp needed: a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills; a resourceful and flexible approach to be able to cope with a wide variety of ages and abilities of children; the confidence and ability to lead or facilitate a fun and active day's education programme, both in the field and the classroom, with a group of students and their teacher. We'll give you training and exp to build your confidence in helping children have a wonderful hands-on exp with nature. 1 day a week especially between April-July. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Parent and Toddler Group Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We need enthusiastic & friendly volunteers to help organise a parent toddler group which run weekly at the reserve. Activities with the children will be run by a member of staff but we need help in setting up & putting away toys. You will gain exp in environmental youth work with the very young. Very little exp is needed; just be prepared to get involved. Exp of playing with young children & chatting to parents is useful. A well organised approach will help everyone but most important is to be welcoming, friendly & approachable Volunteers play a major role in the work of the RSPB & we regard volunteers as a very important part of the success of our reserves. We will ensure you receive all the training & support needed for you to enjoy volunteering at Sandwell Valley. Time Commitment: A morning or afternoon per week. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Events and Activities Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We regularly hold events on the reserve to encourage visitors to get closer to nature and learn more about the wildlife at Sandwell.  Annual events include bat and moth nights, bird ringing and family favourites like Easter egg hunts. You will be helping our visitor experience team by helping us deliver events on the nature reserve. You might be welcoming visitors, pond dipping or taking payment. The event activities vary every time and you will help us make them a success. You will also help by setting up activities in the first place and then helping us clear away afterwards.  We just need you to come with bags of enthusiasm and an interest in wildlife and the outdoors; we can supply and training you might need.  Experience of working with children would be helpful as our events are often family focused. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Forest School Volunteer Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Exeter, Devon

PAY: Travel expenses & in house training

FOR: A Touch of the Wild

We are looking for volunteers to help on weekdays and weekends at our holiday club, education groups, family events and birthday parties. Volunteers will be supporting the Club leaders to deliver fun days in the woods for children aged 5-14 years, packed with opportunities to take part and learn some amazing skills. Volunteers will need some exp of working with children or young people or feel confident in supporting groups of children in nature based activities. If you are interested in delivering outdoor learning, have enthusiasm, dedication and excellent communication skills this is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable exp. In house training will be provided with opportunities to learn bushcraft, green woodwork, plant ID and many more skills. A love of the great outdoors and own transport is essential! Volunteers working with vulnerable adults or children will need to take a DBS check that will be paid for by A Touch of the Wild. Volunteers are not required to make a commitment to regular days a week, although this would be helpful. ASK: Contact Hannah Standen, info@atouchofthewild.co.uk

JOB: Environmental Education Volunteer Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Skelton Grange Environment Centre, Leeds

PAY: Local travel expenses

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

2 to 4 days per week (Mon - Fri) for 6 months or more. Do you want to work in the environmental sector, but lack the experience to land your first job? Do you want to share your passion for the environment with the next generation? You could spend your time learning to teach children about the world around them, & try your hand at a variety of practical conservation skills. You will gain excellent work experience that will be valued by employers, develop a whole range of transferable skils, take part in a comprehensive training programme, & best of all jpin a friendly & supportive staff & volunteer team in a green oasis hidden away in South Leeds. Previous volunteers have gone on to work for organisations such as the Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Groundwork, Sustrans, Leeds City Council & The Conservation Volunteers! ASK: http://www.tcv.org.uk/skeltongrange/volunteering

JOB: Event Volunteer - Mass Engagement

BE4: N / A

LOC: Birmingham, Hereford, Oxford, York

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

The Events Programming Team work nationally across the Woodland Trust to deliver mass audience events which raise brand awareness of the Woodland Trust. The aim is to engage and inspire those audiences about the aims and work of the Woodland Trust and to encourage them to get involved and support our cause. We are looking for volunteers to assist us at events in 2019 in the following locations: Birmingham; Hay-on-Wye, Hereford; Oxford; Castle Howard, York. You will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills, to volunteer alongside the staff at the event, to engage with large audiences and support our delivery of events. As part of our events team you will: be part of the staff rota for an event; attend pre-event briefing calls over the telephone / video conferencing; engage with the public and deal with questions and queries at the event; give post-event feedback so each event can be evaluated going forward; collect names and addresses of members of the public, adhering to data protection / GDPR; help with tidying up after the event. Please only apply if you are interested in volunteering at one or more of the above locations. ASK: For further details and to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2CqpRw7

JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Support & Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

Here at Conwy, school groups book onto Sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve. You will help us inspire children and their accompanying adults, assisting with the games and lessons and supporting children as we go. During school terms, but mainly April to July. Training and support will be given, and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. Relevant RSPB clothing and equipment will be provided, and you will be treated as part of the team at RSPB Conwy. ASK: Learning Support Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2q8cZU2 Learning Assistant Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2H08xk4

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: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Bournemouth

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

An exciting opportunity to support our Visitor Centre at Kingfisher Barn, the gateway to the Stour Valley Nature Reserve. With over 90,000 visitors a year you'll be welcoming people to the Centre, letting them know about the local area & showing them round the Centre exhibition. Can you provide a warm welcome to all visitors? Hand out information & make a good cup of tea? Full training will be given, & don't worry - you don't need to be a 'font of all knowledge' on the area, although some local knowledge would be beneficial. For those of you with green fingers, there is also plenty to be done in the wildlife garden too. Whether you can help with a morning a month or become one of regular weekly volunteers we'd love to hear from you. Come along to our info evening on Wed 7 November from 6pm. ASK: Find out more here: https://c-js.co.uk/2JuOauf 01202 451548 stour.valley@bournemouth.gov.uk

JOB: Park Explorers Leaders

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: National Trust Morden Hall Park, South London

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

Mondays during school term times. You will help to lead an innovative programme of weekly activities for children aged from 18 months to 4 years and their parents / carers. Bring Morden Hall Park to life for families as they learn through outdoor activities, storytelling, crafts & songs.   Friendly & enjoy working with families; enthusiastic about being outdoors, developing & leading activities that get young children hands on to explore & learn about the natural world. Enjoys storytelling, leading songs, creating & leading craft activities. Strong communicator with good customer service skills, enjoys being part of a team & comfortable leading & giving directions to others. Suitable for somebody looking to improve their CV & gain hands-on early years exp. ASK: For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer or contact the Learning Assistant on 0208 5456853 or mordenhallparklearning@nationaltrust.org.uk with any enquiries.



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