Full and part time voluntary placements, updated weekly.
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Publicity and Fundraising vacancies: public relations, promotion including social media, grant applications and administration and fundraising. This section also includes membership promotion and recruitment roles.
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JOB: Visitor Engagement Volunteer
BE4: N / A
LOC: Rainton Meadows or Low Barns Nature Reserves
FOR: Durham Wildlife TrustWe are looking primarily for individuals for weekends and school holidays. You will support the income generation team and visitor centre assistants with their events. Be an ambassador for Durham Wildlife Trust, promoting and impassioning the wildlife and wider benefits of the nature reserve. Attend events, helping with car parking, sign-in, entrance fees and general tasks. Talk to members of the public about membership, signposting them and being a welcoming face for the site. Help 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. Daily site upkeep, including litter picking, emptying of bins and upkeep of signage. 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 ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2L1pDwG for more info.
JOB: Trainee Leader/Volunteer Officer - Uxbridge Green Gym
PAY: Training / expenses
FOR: The Conservation VolunteersThis opportunity is ideal for anyone wishing to gain the experience vital for working in the environmental and / or community sector for at least 2 days a week for 6 months. A full training package is provided including project leadership, first aid, risk assessment, and safeguarding vulnerable groups. Within each project there is scope for you to tailor the role to your requirements and you can have a positive influence on the project's development. Pre-project planning: risk assessments, site surveys, and liaising with health referral partners, local authorities, and clients. Practical wildlife and green space management & leadership: leading and assisting groups of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds on project days to complete conservation tasks such as creating wildlife habitats, sowing or scything meadows and planting hedgerows. Administration & marketing: supporting the day to day running of the project including database management, creating newsletters and promotion. ASK: For further information email email@example.com.
JOB: Communications & Visibility Officer (Intern)
LOC: Lusinga, Democratic Republic of Congo
PAY: Accom, food & travel expenses
FOR: Forgotten Parks FoundationStarting 1/9/18 for 6 months with the prospect of extension. Upemba & Kundelungu National Parks. To help oversee the protection of a long-forgotten national park, from its basic planning & strategy formation to its overall vision & development. An opportunity to be part of a meaningful conservation initiative with the potential to become a conservation hot-spot in the near-future & that, if successful, will be used as a conservation management template for years to come. We are looking for a young & dynamic self-funding professional with appropriate academic quals wishing for a real challenge before moving into a career in a related field. Alternatively, we would welcome someone who has recently retired with a well-developed set of transferable skills who wants to contribute towards a conservation initiative & is prepared to work in a difficult & challenging environment. Ideally, 5 years of communications work with increasing responsibility in the conservation sector; we will consider students of conservation or media studies, with a passion for the environment, with excellent academic references. ASK: Please send cover letter & a chronological CV in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter will be used to judge the quality of your application. References requested with your application.
JOB: Invitation to become a Trustee of Avon Wildlife Trust
FOR: Avon Wildlife TrustPart time. Commitment: quarterly Trustee board meetings. Our Trustees have a key leadership role at Avon Wildlife Trust, setting the direction of the organisation and helping us to achieve our goals of creating wildlife-rich places and wildlife-rich lives. Becoming a Trustee means taking on a voluntary role to support and guide a charitable organisation to achieve agreed vision and goals. Trustees are responsible for the overall governance of a charity. Avon Wildlife Trust’s Trustees set our strategic direction and provide guidance, support and challenge to the senior management team. They are passionate ambassadors for the charity’s work, influencing key partners and helping to secure funding. Trustees also contribute through their own professional expertise and background as collegiate members of the team, to ensure the charity is positioned to deliver its strategic priorities. Our Trustees bring strategic vision, independent judgement and a willingness to commit to leading the Trust through challenges and opportunities. ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2uw7rEx
BE4: N / A
LOC: Northumberland Coastline
FOR: Coast CareConduct fixed point photographic surveys to monitor alterations in the landscape and urban environment; compile historic images of Northumberland and create an archive to examine long term changes. Essential: commitment to working outdoors in all weathers; photographic experience and use of own camera; familiarisation of computers to create photographic archives; effective communication skills. Training provided in the use and care of GPS and valuable camera equipment. Training in risk assessment, H&S and first aid; opportunity to display in a photographic exhibit; impact on historical record keeping; specialist heritage skills training; opportunity to attend volunteer networking days hosted by Coast Care and partners; opportunity to build experience for career development. A regular commitment is required but this can be in your own time. However, regular timesheets will be required and volunteers must keep in regular contact with the Coast Care project team. ASK: Email: email@example.com Tel: 07813563047 https://c-js.co.uk/2JkkE8I
JOB: Guide / Walk Leader
LOC: Northumberland Coastline
FOR: Coast CareResponsibilities: providing on-site guidance for visitors and the general public at named sites; leading walks or activities; engaging visitors and the public in activities which raise awareness and generate support; promoting the core values of Coast Care. Existing skills & experience needed: previous experience of guiding or willing to undertake training; excellent rapport with the public; effective communication skills; knowledge of Northumbrian coast, wildlife, habitats or heritage desirable. Training in risk assessment and H&S; first aid training depending on commitment and availability; specialist heritage skills / knowledge training. Opportunity to attend volunteer networking days hosted by Coast Care and partner organisations. Opportunity to build experience for career development. Volunteers will be added to a list of people who can be called on for events or open days. At some sites, guiding teams will be needed on a weekly basis through the summer period. Out of season and at less well visited sites, volunteer opportunities will be occasional and as needed. ASK: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07813563047 https://c-js.co.uk/2JkkE8I
JOB: General Help
LOC: Netheridge Farm, Gloucester, GL2 5LE
PAY: Some training & expenses
FOR: Barn Owl CentreWe're looking to increase our voluntary team to help with our new 4 acre gallery trail. It's an all-weather, all-season countryside space around nature that will exhibit work of photographers, artists, crafts, wildlife garden & more. We're creating a facility where local communities can connect to exhibitors in open countryside with refreshments served from our new cafe area. Are you in a position to join an exciting team, day or evenings, to offer valuable time, this could be by helping out with basic labouring tasks, graphics, wildlife gardening, cafe & much more. We are an established conservation charity located about 2 miles from Gloucester city centre. ASK: If this is of interest to you or a friend, please give us a call on 01452 383999, we would love to hear from you.
JOB: Independent Events Team Volunteer
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: Norfolk Wildlife TrustWe are keen to add more volunteers to our growing team of enthusiastic volunteers with excellent communication skills who represent the Trust at a variety of events throughout Norfolk. You will be supporting NWT & raising awareness of our work by providing friendly face to face contact & distributing information & events leaflets. For a role description & application form visit https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv. We have events lined up throughout the summer & autumn, & you will be able to get volunteering at these as soon as we can get you inducted, so this is a good time to join us. ASK: Send completed application forms to email@example.com.
JOB: Visitor Centres Volunteers
LOC: Holme Dunes or Ranworth Broad
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: Norfolk Wildlife TrustSeveral opportunities for volunteers to help in our busy seasonal visitor centres at Holme Dunes & Ranworth Broad, both of which are fabulous locations. You will be the welcoming face of NWT, sharing your enthusiasm, handling money & promoting our work. They are open 7 days a week, so there are a variety of flexible roles to fit into the rotas, incl regular commitments or more occasional cover, with a particular need for weekends & school holidays. We are keen to find more volunteers to help out at our Information Centre on Malthouse Staithe, near our Ranworth Broad Visitor Centre, especially on Sundays. ASK: For a full role description & to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv & send your application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Horsey Windpump Volunteer
BE4: N / A
LOC: Horsey Windpump, Horsey, nr Great Yarmouth
PAY: Training / expenses
FOR: National TrustMin 3.5 hours a fortnight. During 2018, the restoration project of Horsey Windpump will complete & reopen to paying visitors & to our members. This is your chance to get involved right at the start, to continue the restoration project, share the story ‘so far’ & engage visitors with our local industrial heritage. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring alive the story of Horsey Windpump for our visitors & help maintain & look after this broadland icon. We have exciting & flexible roles in which no 2 days will be the same. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2N2LZza or contact Alex 01263 740241, email@example.com
JOB: Press / Media Volunteer
BE4: N / A
LOC: Home or Monks Risborough
FOR: Campaign to Protect Rural England Buckinghamshire2-4 days per month. CPRE is a national charity which fights to protect & enhance the English countryside for everyone to value & enjoy. We are looking for a volunteer to help us raise awareness of our work by handling media enquiries, writing press releases and contacting the local press about our work. Must have some exposure to the media, experience in writing, be computer literate, well organised & can work to deadlines. Care about protecting the countryside & the environment & are able to communicate with confidence. ASK: Contact: F Lahiguera, CPRE Buckinghamshire Trustee, firstname.lastname@example.org
BE4: N / A
LOC: Home or Monks Risborough
FOR: Campaign to Protect Rural England Buckinghamshire4-6 meetings per year. Do you care about protecting the Buckinghamshire countryside? Are you a champion for affordable, sustainable housing - but in the right places? Please consider joining CPRE Buckinghamshire as a trustee. This is an ideal opportunity for people who live in and love Buckinghamshire and who want to support environmental and conservation campaigns. You will be part of the local branch of a highly regarded, national charity and feel part of a friendly and highly-engaged group. Experience in planning, media or fundraising would be especially appreciated. ASK: Contact: F Lahiguera, CPRE Buckinghamshire Trustee, email@example.com
JOB: Event Assistant
LOC: Tring, Hertfordshire
FOR: Woodland TrustWe are looking for active and enthusiastic people to assist at events at Tring Park. Tring Park is one of Hertfordshire's most important ecological areas and one of the Woodland Trust's most exciting and diverse sites. 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: Please see our website for further details and to apply via a short form. https://c-js.co.uk/2LRn93V
JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Community Engagement Volunteer
LOC: Glenkens Area of Dumfries & Galloway
PAY: Training, mentoring & travel expenses of 35p/mile
FOR: Scottish Wildlife TrustIdeally one day per fortnight. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Glenkens Red Squirrel Group to deliver red squirrel conservation in the Glenkens area. Help us raise awareness of the project by arranging & attending public events in the area. Tasks will include helping to increase the number of active volunteers by engaging with the public, mobilising the project’s network of volunteers in the area to attend public events, booking event stalls, arranging volunteer rotas, stall set-up, & volunteer engagement & support. Passionate about red squirrels & want to spread the word about our exciting project. Good communication skills, enthusiastic about protecting red squirrels, diplomatic & tactful, able to explain project strategy & persuade others to get involved, well-organised with a good eye for detail, adaptable & flexible. ASK: www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Spurn Ranger Volunteer
LOC: Spurn, Kilnsea, East Yorkshire
PAY: Training & help towards travel expenses
FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife TrustThere’s lots of see and do at Spurn and as there are so many interesting features on this site that is 3 miles in length, we’d like volunteers to help us engage with visitors at specific features of the site and also to help keep people safe at high tides. You’ll be part of a team of volunteers who help to make Spurn a fantastic place to visit, you’ll like spending time talking to people and helping them to have an inspiring day. Full training and induction to the role will be given, you’ll just need to bring lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to make each visitors trip to Spurn a memorable one! Various times available and flexible to suit the volunteer. ASK: Contact 01904 659570 or email email@example.com for an application form or more information.
JOB: Volunteering Opportunities
FOR: Inland Waterways AssociationLove Your Waterways with Inland Waterways Association. Our volunteers enable us to be a powerful champion for the nation’s inland waterways, protecting and expanding the network for everyone. Our volunteer community takes action to: speak for the waterways: listen to those who love the waterways and campaign, fundraise and influence to provide a sustainable waterway environment for everyone. Protect: conserve the heritage, environment and facilities for all along the waterways through advice, practical tasks and commenting on planning applications affecting the waterway corridor. Restore: bring the waterways back to peak condition for navigation and recreation through expert advice and our hands-on Waterway Recovery Group canal camps and weekend digs. Inspire: engage others in the waterways and our work both in person with walks, talks, educational and promotional events and communicate locally, nationally and online. ASK: For more information or to get involved visit www.waterways.org.uk/volunteer
JOB: Wildlife Ambassador
LOC: Yorkshire wide
FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife TrustAs a Wildlife Ambassador you would be assisting our Wildlife Supporter Officers by talking to visitors at our sites and going to events with them, or you could fly solo and attend events local to you. You will be helping to spread the word in your ambassadorial role by raising awareness of the Trust and telling our stories that will inspire people to take action for wildlife. We’d like to hear from you if; you enjoy being part of a team of passionate individuals, enjoy talking to people about the importance of nature conservation, would like telling our stories and be able to actively encourage people to join up should the moment arise. The role will be based from York for training and your staff contact, however we want volunteers based across Yorkshire. ASK: All enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or 01904 659570
JOB: Trust 10 Co-ordinator
LOC: National Trust Brean Down
PAY: Training will be provided
FOR: National Trust4th Sunday of the month. Our Trust10 Co-ordinators are great leaders, who inspire people to get things done, on the day of the monthly running event. They motivate a group of volunteers to share their passion for running, the outdoors and working as a team. After 50 hours volunteering you will receive a membership card and discount in NT shops and cafes. ASK: Contact email@example.com
JOB: Land of Oak & Iron Events Volunteer
LOC: Derwent Valley, NE England
FOR: Land of Oak & Iron (through Groundwork NE & Cumbria)Approx. 1 day / month. Provide support to the Land of Oak & Iron staff team & partner orgs in organising & helping on the day at a range of events to promote Land of Oak & Iron & opportunities for local people to take part. Tasks may incl event planning & publicity, setting up on the day, running activities & talking to members of the public. Individuals need no prior experience, just enthusiasm & passion for the area. ASK: . Find out more from Kath Marshall-Ivens firstname.lastname@example.org 01207 524883 / 07966 330028
JOB: Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Assistants
LOC: Farnham & Hazeley Heath RSPB Reserves
PAY: Benefits include Training, expenses
FOR: RSPBAre 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 email@example.com
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