Voluntary Opportunities - Full and part time placements
Environmental and Outdoor Education

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Full and part time voluntary placements, updated weekly.

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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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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: Sustrans Schools Cycling Volunteers - I Bike Scotland

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Various locations across Scotland

PAY: Training*

FOR: Sustrans Scotland

Are you passionate about cycling and walking and would like to help inspire young people to be more active? We're currently looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer with our fantastic I Bike schools projects in Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Dumfries; Falkirk; Glasgow; Inverness; Midlothian; Perth & West Lothian. You would be supporting activities for children aimed at encouraging more cycling, walking and scooting. What could be better than helping children to ride their bike without stabilisers for the first time! You don't need to be an expert cyclist - we're looking for people who are enthusiastic, committed, reliable, patient and good communicators. We offer an induction and training package for volunteers to develop your confidence in working alongside our I Bike officers in schools. We also provide regular support and opportunities to socialise with other I Bike volunteers, and you will be part of the wider Sustrans volunteering network. *All training provided, including Cycle Ride Leader, bike maintenance and safeguarding. Time commitment: at least once a month. ASK: Please contact annie.cousins@sustrans.org.uk for more information or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Uy0WfQ

JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Assistant - Loch Leven

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, Kinross, KY13 9LX

PAY: Training / travel expenses up to 25 miles

FOR: RSPB

1 day a week during term time. 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. Our Schools on Reserves programme aims to give schoolchildren the chance to experience nature first-hand and you can be part of that exciting journey of discovery! You will need a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; an 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 a fun and active day's education programme in the field with a group of students and their teacher; abundant enthusiasm and excellent communication skills.  ASK: Applicants should contact lochleven@rspb.org.uk or phone 01577 862355. Full role description https://c-js.co.uk/2SwmZXE

JOB: Volunteer Learning Assistant, RSPB Leighton Moss

BE4: 13/5/19

LOC: RSPB Leighton Moss, CARNFORTH, Lancashire, LA5 0SW

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

One day per week - Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (Feb - Oct). With over 100,000 visitors a year, Leighton Moss is a very busy site which hosts many school / college / university and youth group visits during term time and family events at other times. Our professional Learning Team deliver exciting programmes of outdoor learning activities and Volunteer Learning Assistants play an important role - leading the standardised sessions with groups, inspiring and engaging children, students and families. You will need: some experience of working with groups of young people; a friendly demeanour and ability to engage and inspire people about wildlife; the ability to lead outdoor activities with groups of varying sizes, with people of varying ages and abilities; excellent communication skills; the ability to be outdoors and 'on the go' all day; and an interest in wildlife, but no expertise required! Appropriate training, tools and equipment will be provided. ASK: For more information, contact Carol Bamber on 01524 703015, email carol.bamber@rspb.org.uk or visit our website https://www.rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Assistant Ranger

BE4: 8/4/19

IV: 08/04/2019

LOC: Mull & Iona Ranger Service, West Scotland

PAY: Accomm, travel & in-house training

FOR: National Trust For Scotland & Iona Community Trust

3 months full time. Assist with varied tasks over a number of island sites, incl wildlife survey work, delivery of education projects and public events programme, providing information to visitors, practical maintenance tasks. You need: enthusiasm for wildlife and the great outdoors; some knowledge / exp in the relevant field; flexibility, good communication skills, ability to work under own initiative, and a desire to learn essential.  You will need to be willing and able to work outside or inside in all weathers, including some lone working in rugged coastal terrain.  Some weekend / evening hours will be required.  ASK: Contact Emily Wilkins, ewilkins@nts.org.uk, 01681 700659, 07717581405, for more details and an application form (no CVs please).

JOB: Events & Activities

BE4: N / A

LOC: Arundel Wetland Centre

PAY:

FOR: WWT

As part of our Arundel team you will be supporting WWT to provide our visitors with a great day out, encouraging them to engage with and support our work to save wetlands for life. We may also need your help to run a central information desk providing advice and activities for all our visitors. This will involve: helping staff deliver informal activities and seasonal events throughout the year, such as pond dipping, bug hunting, puddle jumping, and our Lego workshops. Supporting staff with meeting and greeting and accompanying other special events. Providing support to staff in the set up and clearing away of equipment for activities. Keeping up to date with the latest news and events at the centre and talking to visitors about forthcoming events and activities that may be of interest. Preferably one day a week over weekends, bank holidays and school holidays 9.30am - 4.30pm. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2VLYsL9 and complete an application form.

JOB: RSPB Volunteer Learning Assistant Ribble Discovery Centre

BE4: 5/6/19

LOC: Ribble Discovery Centre, Fairhaven Lake, Inner Promenade, Lythan St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1BD

PAY: Reasonable home to reserve travel expenses (25 miles max)

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for volunteers to deliver some of our educational sessions to visiting schools and on family events where typical activities include hands on investigations of the mud estuary, sand dunes and woodland. You will need: the ability to lead or facilitate a fun and active day's education programme both in the field and the classroom with a group of young people and their staff; a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; and enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills. Desirable skills / experience: out of classroom teaching experience; and some ecological knowledge of habitat types. Time commitment: approx. 1 day per week March to October. ASK: Further details are available from emmeline.smith@rspb.org.uk, or tel 01253 796292.

JOB: Events and Education Voluntary Trainee

BE4: 1/4/19

IV: 8/4/19

LOC: Potteric Carr, Doncaster

PAY: Travel expenses and Training Budget

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

We are looking for a new voluntary Trainee who is great with people of all ages and has bags of enthusiasm for wildlife and learning. You will be involved in the planning of a diverse events and education programme at Potteric Carr nature reserve in Doncaster working with families, adult learning, and sessions aimed at improving health and wellbeing. You will be assisting with the development and delivery of a wide range of environmental education activities, family events during school holidays, Forest Tots sessions, talks, workshops, training events, home education sessions, open days and school visits. The role is for 12 months, for 3 days a week, comes with a competitive training budget, access to the internal volunteer training programme and travel expenses. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is wants to have a career in the environmental education sector. ASK: For more information please visit our website or email volunteering@ywt.org.uk

JOB: Conservation Ranger (Full Time Volunteer)

BE4: 28/3/19

LOC: Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire based at Dan y Gyrn, Blaenglyn Farm, Libanus, Brecon

PAY: Accommodation & training*

FOR: National Trust

The purpose of this role is to assist two of our rangers with maintenance work and activities across our sites in the Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire. You will gain experience in a wide range of activities including practical countryside maintenance, habitat management and visitor engagement whilst helping to preserve our special places for future generations. This role will suit someone who is passionate about preserving our special places and the work of the National Trust.  Keen to work in the great outdoors, whatever the weather, looking to develop a career in conservation and happy to work as part of a team.  Apply online via the National Trust volunteering website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer or for further information contact Lead Ranger Robert Reith on robert.reith@nationaltrust.org.uk   Three to four days per week. ASK: Apply via the National Trust volunteering website https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer. Further information contact Robert Reith, Lead Ranger robert.reith@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Community Engagement Voluntary Internship

BE4: 31/3/19

IV: 29/4/19

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Expenses covered, training & uniform provided

FOR: RSPB Cymru

2-3 days per week from May - Oct 2019. We need someone to help us deliver wildlife workshops in primary schools & nurseries across Cardiff, run nature based activities for families in Cardiff’s parks & greenspaces & support the daily running of a busy & exciting project (Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff) delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council & Buglife.  You’ll need to be enthusiastic about learning outdoors & community engagement with a keen interest in wildlife, have excellent social skills & be a great team player with a positive, can do attitude, resourceful, flexible & keen to learn. Gain valuable experience with Europe's largest conservation organisation & acquire the training, skills & confidence to help you gain future employment in the conservation & education sectors.  ASK: Full details at https://c-js.co.uk/2Fc6CY8

JOB: Partnerships volunteer

BE4: 1/6/19

LOC: Gibside

PAY: Travel expenses and on the job training

FOR: National Trust

1 day per week. Want to assist with behind the scenes event planning at Gibside? We’re setting up a new team with a specific focus on liaising with third parties. Gibside couldn’t deliver its huge programme of events without the support of partners, third parties, bands and food traders. Now we’re in need of volunteers to help us with planning these events. You'll be booking food traders and bands to attend Gibside’s Beer and a bite nights and approaching partners who may be able to offer sport and creative learning opportunities at Gibside. This role will suit someone who is organised and creative but enjoys building new relationships. You'll need to be cheerful, positive, willing to get stuck in and able to commit to 1 day a week of volunteering.   ASK: Apply: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer

JOB: Events and Activities Volunteer

BE4: 1/8/19

LOC: Gibside

PAY: Travel expenses / training

FOR: National Trust

1 day a week. Love talking to people and getting stuck in? Events and activities volunteers help deliver the fantastic events, activities and sport that help bring Gibside to life for over 300,000 visitors every year. You'll be running our brand new activity station on green close field which is stocked with loads of kit plus delivering family activities at weekends and during the school holidays. Our school holiday programme is really varied so be open to learning new things. There’ll be everything from making epic mud pies, helping children get creative making wild art and becoming a pro at building a den to simply enjoying a game of rounders or football on the field. This role will suit someone who loves meeting new people and enjoys working with people of all ages. Cheerful, positive and willing to get stuck in with anything on a busy day. Able to commit to volunteering at weekends and during the school holidays. ASK: Apply here: https://c-js.co.uk/2u857Ua

JOB: Volunteer Workshop Leader

BE4: 9/4/19

LOC: Manchester and Liverpool

PAY: Training*

FOR: Action for Conservation

Action for Conservation (AFC) is an environmental education charity working with young people to inspire the next generation of conservationists. They are looking for young, passionate environmentalists to join their dynamic team of volunteer WildED workshop leaders in Manchester & Liverpool from the end of April for the summer term. If you are studying conservation, working in the sector, a youth worker or an enthusiastic campaigner this could be a great opportunity for you. The WildED programme supports students in delivering local environmental projects that have a positive impact on wildlife & increase their connection to nature. Volunteers help facilitate workshops & share their experiences of working / studying in the conservation sector, showing students what ‘real’ conservationists look like. Workshops are fun, rewarding & a fantastic opportunity to showcase your experience, university or organisation & work! *Training will take place mid-April. ASK: If interested please email info@actionforconservation.org with a short bio about yourself & any previous facilitation / conservation experience.

JOB: Summer Events Residential Volunteer & Guide

BE4: 11/4/19 5pm

IV: 11/04/2019

LOC: Spey Bay, Moray, North East Scotland

PAY: 0

FOR: Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Creating, organising & delivering conservation events & activities - aimed at children from 3-11 years, young people & adults. Organising & delivering conservation themed guided wildlife & nature walks. Developing topical conservation talks & workshops. Digital Marketing, Citizen Science (land-based cetacean watching), attending a variety of local coastal community events. The role also involves delivering environmental interpretation with a large focus on visitor engagement, raising the profile of WDC, amazing & inspiring our visitors (over 90,000 every year) about the world of whales & dolphins; how WDC works to protect them, not just in Scotland but all over the globe & keep them informed of the latest WDC campaigns. Managing ‘front of house’ of the Visitor Centre including; welcoming visitors, customer service (in the Centre’s eco-friendly gift shop), delivering all of the daily activities we offer our visitors. ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2HiTNNH

JOB: Volunteer Assistant Ranger

BE4: 26/3/19

IV: 26/03/2019

LOC: Swanage, Dorset

PAY: Training, on-site accommodation

FOR: Dorset County Council

Start date of late march / early April, running till the 4th May. To assist the ranger team in the practical maintenance of Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve. Working alongside the rangers & other volunteers to complete outdoor & indoor practical tasks in all weathers & conditions. Using & maintaining tools, machinery & equipment in safe working order; developing practical land management skills. Assisting with surveys, educational & family events as well as other visitor engagement activities. Essential: good communication skills; confident & approachable manner. Computer literate & comfortable using office software packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher & Outlook. Desirable: Some practical or conservation experience an advantage, but full training provided. ASK: For more information, contact Doug Hart, 01929 424443, douglas.j.hart@dorsetcc.gov.uk

JOB: Learning & Community Assistant

BE4: 25/3/19

LOC: Gibside, Gateshead

PAY: Accom, basic food costs, funding for training

FOR: National Trust

37 hpw, usually Monday to Friday, some evenings and weekends when required. A full time residential volunteer opportunity for 6-12 months to help in the preparation and delivery of educational activities to school and community groups. You will help in the day to day management of the bunkhouse, deliver family engagement activities incl birthday parties, and help create interpretation. This role will suit people who enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities and who are looking to develop their own skills and experience of working in the heritage sector. You should have some knowledge and exp of British natural history, working with young people and have the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. This role can be physically demanding so you need to be reasonably fit and willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions. ASK: To apply please send a CV and cover letter to elizabeth.jenner@nationaltrust.org.uk For any questions please call 01207 541200.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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 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+.  We are looking for volunteers to help on a with our new University Volunteering 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: Event Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses*

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As an Event Volunteer you'll be helping to run nature based activities for families in Cardiff's parks, greenspaces and family friendly indoor venues, from libraries to community centres. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable more children and families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. Time commitment: at least one event every month. *Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2S28aHd. Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Schools Outreach Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As a Schools Outreach Volunteer you'll be responsible for delivering outreach sessions in primary schools and nurseries across the city helping children to discover and learn about the nature in their school grounds. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable children and their families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. We also have Welsh speaking roles available. Ideally one day a fortnight, subject to school bookings. During school hours and school term time. Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2DDIuvu Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.



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