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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: Wildlife Ambassador

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Yorkshire wide

PAY: Training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

As 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 volunteering@ywt.org.uk or 01904 659570

JOB: Trust 10 Co-ordinator

BE4: N/A

LOC: National Trust Brean Down

PAY: Training will be provided

FOR: National Trust

4th 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 breandown@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteering Opportunities

BE4: N/A

LOC: Various

PAY: 0

FOR: Inland Waterways Association

Love 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: Land of Oak & Iron Events Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Derwent Valley, NE England

PAY: Training

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 kath.marshall-ivens@groundwork.org.uk 01207 524883 / 07966 330028

JOB: Volunteer Marketing & Digital Content Intern

BE4: 26/4/18

IV: 26/04/2018

LOC: Leith, Edinburgh

PAY: Reimbursement of travel expenses

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Edinburgh Living Landscape is a partnership project designed to help integrate nature into Edinburgh’s neighbourhoods.  You will generate social media content with our partners and attend at least 2 events plus take the lead in our Pollinator Pledge initiative. Min 2 days per week for 12 weeks.  Must have good communication skills plus confidence/competence in digital media. ASK: See our website https://c-js.co.uk/2H2v4wK

JOB: Residential volunteer warden (x3)

BE4: 30/4/18

LOC: Exe Estuary, Devon

PAY: Accommodation within walking distance of the reserve is provided.


We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the Exe Estuary team. Help manage for breeding Lapwing, freshwater ecosystems and farmland birds incl the iconic Cirl Bunting at Labrador Bay. The job varies with the seasons, the majority being practical habitat management and estate work tasks incl hedge laying, mowing and maintaining fences. You'll get training, mentoring, and lots of first-hand exp. There are opportunities for surveying, working on public engagement events, developing leadership and more. If you’re looking for a career in conservation this is the place to start. The ability to work in a team is essential, as is enthusiasm. Specialist knowledge is not necessary, but an interest in wildlife and conservation is. Be prepared to work outside in all weathers. Work can be physically demanding especially in winter. Min age 18, driving licence essential. 6 month position to start ASAP. ASK: Applications and questions to rebecca.longden@rspb.org.uk 01392 833311.

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: 1/5/18

IV: 01/05/2018

LOC: Black Down Estate Near Haslemere

PAY: Accommodation / training / expenses

FOR: National Trust

We are looking for motivated people who want to develop their career in countryside management by broadening their practical skills and have a proven track record of leavers going on to a job in the field. Gain exp of working on a range of habitats, from woods to heaths and meadows, as well as working with our in hand herd of cattle and working on our established popular events programme. There will be opportunities to work with and lead groups of volunteers and working holidays as well as working on some fascinating sites and with some wonderful wildlife. Our volunteers have their own vegetable garden and chickens, and get opportunities to develop and hone their skills with support from our dedicated and professional team. Through this and their work on our countryside estate they get a great introduction to working life as a Ranger. Appropriate training will be given on the job as well as tailored practical skills based formal training and quals such as chainsaw certification.  We are looking for a min commitment of 6 months / 1 year. Suitable applicants are invited to an interview day on the property. This consists of working on a task with the countryside team over the course of a day with a short sit down discussion. ASK: Further information and application form contact: david.elliott@nationaltrust.org.uk 01428 652359.

JOB: Volunteer Fundraiser (Pin Badges)

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: South West - Home Based

PAY: Training / equipment


Do you want to do something rewarding for nature? It only takes a couple of hours a month! It doesn't matter if you are retired, employed, unemployed or just looking for something to do by becoming a pin badge volunteer in your area, looking after our pin badge boxes you will be able to raise vital funds for nature. Managing the boxes is easy & flexible working around your lifestyle giving you the chance to get out & about in your area, developing your fundraising & communication skills which can be added to your CV. Gaining you useful skills while being part of the movement to save nature. Everything you need will be provided & you will have the support of the area community fundraiser to guide you on your volunteering experience. ASK: Anna Canvin 01392 453753 anna.canvin@rspb.org.uk

JOB: CPREssex Event Organisors

BE4: 1/7/18

LOC: Essex based



We are looking for several event organisers to help in the setting up and running of our stall which will be attending several events this July. The role will include interactions with the general public, discussions about upcoming CPRE plans and the recruitment of volunteers and members. Over 18's only, DBS/CRB checks required and a driving licence not essential but recommended. ASK: Contact Joshua Samuels at: Mrsamuels@live.co.uk 07732398004

JOB: Visitor Experience Residential Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

PAY: Training, free accommodation and bills paid


Atop 400ft cliffs and with a backdrop of almost half a million seabirds, you'll help to ensure that all our visitors, young and old, have a fantastic time when they visit the reserve. You’ll help us to achieve this through visitor engagement, interpretation, marketing, education and volunteer management. No previous exp is necessary as we provide all the support you'll need. Required for 2 - 6 months, we can be flexible. ASK: Chat: Sarah Aitken, Visitor Experience Manager sarah.aitken@rspb.org.uk, 01262 422213, all enquiries are welcome. Apply: http://c-js.co.uk/2GdmHxW

JOB: Trustee

BE4: 27/4/18

IV: 14&15/5/18

LOC: Oxford


FOR: Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust

We are particularly seeking a farmer or landowner who is farming for the benefit of wildlife and someone with experience of managing finance or risk. Barbara Muston, Chair of the Trustees, explains “We are looking for people who are keen to be involved in the future of wildlife in our three counties at a time of great opportunity. This is the perfect time for a farmer, or landowner farming for the benefit of wildlife, to join the Board. We are also looking for someone with experience of managing finance and risk, who could potentially chair our Finance and Audit Committee”. ASK: To apply, send a cover letter and CV to Jade Sturdy jadesturdy@bbowt.org.uk. To discuss the possibility of an application first, email Jade who can arrange that.

JOB: Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Assistants

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Farnham & Hazeley Heath RSPB Reserves

PAY: Benefits include Training, expenses


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: Events Planning Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Home or Monks Risborough

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)

2 - 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 plan events to raise funds & awareness of our work. You'll help organise & run the day at events such as county fairs, farmers markets & planning workshops, booking speakers, organising logistics, following up on fundraising leads & communicating our message creatively through printed & social media. Some exp of running events, comfortable contacting people by phone, computer literate, well organised & can work to deadlines. Care about protecting the countryside & the environment & are able to communicate with confidence. ASK: F Lahiguera, CPRE Buckinghamshire Trustee, falahiguera@gmail.com

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.