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Visitor Management vacancies: visitor services and management including event management.

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JOB: Ranger (Long Term Volunteer)

BE4: N/A

LOC: Crom Estate, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

PAY: Shared accommodation is provided*

FOR: National Trust

Min 25 hours per week. What's involved? Assist in the management of Crom Estate, working on  a wide range of practical conservation skills; practical conservation techniques from seasonal habitat work such as scrub clearance to maintaining fences, gates and other access points; monitoring work including compilation of fauna surveys and botanical quadrats/transects; invasive species control; environmental education and interpretation work including website articles and press releases; maintaining good working relationships with tenants, farmers, neighbours, other voluntary organisations, local communities and local authorities; welcoming and liaising with visitors by providing information and guidance, which may include public speaking and guided walks; undertaking such other appropriate practical and administrative tasks as may be reasonably requested; occasional weekend working; becoming familiar with and then following the National Trust’s Health and Safety Policy at all times; you will be required to support Florence Court and Castle Coole ranger teams in a variety of works - primarily with events. We will cover agreed cost, these will be discussed and clarified at interview. * Heat (oil central heating), wood burning stove and electricity costs are all covered. ASK: Contact Colin Beacom on tel 07818017160 or email colin.beacom@nationaltrust.org.uk or visit website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/crom/

JOB: Trust 10 Events Assistant

BE4: N/A

LOC: National Trust Brean Down

PAY: Training will be provided

FOR: National Trust

4th Sunday of the month. Volunteer Trust10 Events Assistant support the Brean Down team in running Trust10 events. Help plan, organise and deliver events and fundraising activities at Brean Down. Help advertise these events to staff and volunteers and general public. After 50 hours volunteering you will receive a membership card and discount in NT shops and cafes. ASK: Contact breandown@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: N/A

LOC: Badbury Woods, Oxfordshire

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

Rangers love the countryside and being out in the fresh air, so they know what our outdoor visitors need. They’re great at taking care of the woods, wildlife and stunning landscapes of Badbury Woods for ever, for everyone. Developing a good knowledge of the property, its history, landscape, archaeological and biological importance, supporting Rangers and other volunteers to complete outdoor and indoor practical tasks in all types of terrain and ground conditions. Welcoming visitors by providing information and guidance. Assisting with the upkeep and maintenance of our countryside properties in North Anglesey and achieving high standards of conservation and presentation. Maintaining good working relationships with visitors, tenants, farmers, neighbours, other voluntary organisations, local communities and local authorities. Monitoring conditions of footpaths and fences and reporting incidents and situations that may require follow up. Being aware of the different access requirements of all our visitors and assisting with these where necessary Becoming familiar with and then following the National Trust’s Health and Safety Policy at all times. There may be other activities where we could use your help. ASK: Contact rachel.coltman@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Dog Ranger and Visitor Engagement Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: National Trust Wellington Monument or Fyne Court

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

Suitable for those who already walk their dogs in the area. Orientate, engage and encourage responsible dog walking on our National Trust sites at Wellington Monument or Fyne Court. Engaging with dog owners in a friendly way. Educating and changing attitudes on dog fouling and behaviour in the countryside and surrounding areas. Offering maps, information and handing out dog waste bags. ASK: fynecourt@nationaltrust.org.uk 01823 451587.

JOB: Volunteer at Mountain Gorilla Camp

BE4: 30/6/18

IV: 30/06/2018

LOC: Uganda

PAY: Accomodation

FOR: Volunteer4Africa

This locally owned and operated camp, close to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, offers accommodation for international gorilla trekkers. The mountain gorilla camp is looking for volunteers to help local staff with operational tasks, including taking reservations, meeting and briefing guests on arrival. Volunteers receive free accommodation and contribute US$15 per day for food. 1 month minimum. Exceptional opportunity to work at a World Heritage site & encounter families of mountain gorillas. ASK: Please visit https://www.volunteer4africa.org/ for full project details and application instructions.

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, then we want to hear from you. ASK: To find out more please email Alex MacFie, Centre Manager, alex.sco@field-studies-council.org

JOB: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Activity Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Pembrokeshire

PAY: Expenses & training

FOR: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Our Activity Volunteers support the National Park’s Activities & Events programme, chatting to participants, keeping groups together on a guided walk, helping out on bat walks / twilight walks, family events & at our centres, Carew Castle, Castell Henllys & Oriel y Parc. No fixed amount of time required. Opportunities are available to become Volunteer Walk Leaders & full training such as walk leader training, first aid & risk assessment is provided. ASK: Please contact the National Parks’s Volunteer Co-ordinator, Gayle Lister gaylel@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk

JOB: Lead Volunteer Costumed Interpretation

BE4: N/A

LOC: Ellesmere Port

PAY: 0

FOR: Canal & River Trust

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to coordinate existing and new volunteers in our costumed interpretation team for weekends and events at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port. You will take a part in helping to engage more volunteers with costumed interpretation and to work with staff in developing this opportunity and activity across the site and at events. This is a responsible role with a lot to offer the right person, so if it sounds just what you've been looking for, we'd love to talk to you about it. ASK: Find out more at http://c-js.co.uk/2BYP4tx

JOB: Visitor Centre Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: Bourton-on-the-Water

PAY: Travel expenses covered and training provided

FOR: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

We’re opening a new visitor and education centre at Greystones Farm in Bourton-on-the-Water. The site is home to beautiful SSSI grassland and a scheduled ancient monument dating back to the Neolithic age. Our visitor centre will provide visitors with everything they need to know about the work of the Trust, the site's wildlife and heritage. Plus the farm is open to school groups for education sessions led by staff. Our Visitor Centre volunteers will be there to welcome visitors and groups to the site, handout useful information leaflets, sell trail guides and hire out our explorer packs to families. The Trust will provide training and there will always be a member of staff on hand to provide support. Time: weekly. ASK: If you would like to find out more please contact Donna Cavill, Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk or call 01452 383333

JOB: Volunteer opportunities in Thetford Forest

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Suffolk / Norfolk

PAY: Volunteer benefits available

FOR: Friends of Thetford Forest

Friends of Thetford Forest is a voluntary organisation set up to help increase understanding, knowledge & enjoyment of Thetford Forest & to encourage the involvement & support of the community in its development. We have a wide range of outdoor & conservation volunteering opportunities supporting the Forestry Commission & are always looking for new volunteers. We are currently in particular need of ‘Meet & Greet’ volunteers welcoming visitors & providing information at High Lodge Forest Centre in Suffolk, & volunteers to inspect local walking trails. ASK: For more information about our volunteering opportunities, please visit https://www.fotf.org.uk/content/fotf_contact_us or email volunteering@fotf.org.uk

JOB: Finance, Education, Office, Garden & Event Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: South London

PAY: Travel and lunch expenses, some training

FOR: The South London Botanical Institute

Dependent on the role, finance 3 days per month approx, all others 1 day per week. Varied roles are available. ASK: Please look at our website www.slbi.org.uk/getinvolved to find out more about these, or contact us direct. Please contact us by email: info@slbi.org.uk

JOB: Discovery Hut Wardens

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Seaton Wetlands, Devon

PAY: 0

FOR: East Devon District Council

Be the public face of Seaton Wetlands, welcome people, serve refreshments, answer questions about the site & share any knowledge on wildlife & birds seen in the area. In the Discovery Hut there is a nature table which the Wardens can show to children. Make tea & coffee, hire out the off-road mobility scooter (Tramper) & pond dipping equipment. This is a fun & varied role on Saturday, Sundays or Mondays. Training sessions are run for Wardens on the Tramper & First Aid. Also social events. Volunteers must enjoy meeting people & have great communication skills. ASK: Find out more from the Countryside Team 01395 517557 countryside@eastdevon.gov.uk

JOB: Events Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Fyne Court

PAY: Training will be provided

FOR: National Trust

On an ad-hoc basis, usually school holidays. There’s nothing like a fun day out, and Events Assistants help us to make them happen at Fyne Court. You can help set up and deliver a range of events for families and adult groups. After 50 hours volunteering you will receive a membership card and discount in NT shops and cafes. ASK: Contact fynecourt@nationaltrust.org.uk 01823 451587.

JOB: Fenn's Moss NNR Voluntary Warden

BE4: Ongoing

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

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Natural England & Natural Resources Wales

Great opportunity to assist with the restoration of part of Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised peat bog. The NNR is 690ha & straddles the English / Welsh border, 4 miles from Whitchurch, Shropshire & 10 miles from Wrexham. Role is varied & can incl practical estate & habitat management tasks, surveying / monitoring, assisting with events / guided walks & office projects. Protective clothing & some formal courses & in-house training provided. Suitable for a student looking for a work placement or someone wanting to gain further exp in the conservation sector. Reliable & enthusiastic, keen interest in wildlife & conservation, physically fit & prepared to work outdoors.  ASK: Contact David Tompkins, Reserve Manager david.tompkins@naturalengland.org.uk 01948 880362 www.gov.uk/natural-england

JOB: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

PAY: Accomodation provided. Volunteering at this reserve will give you the opportunity to work in this beautiful environment with skilled practitioners, discovering new capabilities and learning new skills. This is an excellent chance to gain work experience a

FOR: Scottish Natural Heratige

To assist us with managing the reserve. Your role will be related to practical work as well as some survey work including: tree nursery work, woodland management, deer culling, path maintenance, removal of non-native plant species, visitor management, habitat & species monitoring. You'll be personable, approachable, enthusiastic, good communicator with fluent level of spoken English, strong interest in conservation & a good knowledge of Scotland’s natural heritage, a good team-worker, respecting others. Physically fit & have a responsible attitude to H&S, complying with procedures designed to keep you & others safe. Willing to work outdoors in all weathers, keen to learn & adaptable. At least 18 years old. There will be a small number of volunteer placements available throughout the year, each for a min of 1 month, the more time you stay with us the more jobs you will be likely to experience & the more you will learn. ASK: Further information please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2GWsA3K

JOB: Dragonfly Centre Volunteer for British Dragonfly Society

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Wicken Fen Dragonfly Centre, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP

PAY: Full training and support will be given

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

We would like to be able to open our Dragonfly Centre at Wicken Fen every weekend and bank holiday from May-Sept every year. We need plenty of enthusiastic volunteers to help us make this a reality! If you have an interest in wildlife, like chatting to people and live within travel distance of Wicken Fen please get in touch! We would love to welcome you to our small friendly team. Full training will be given and you can do half day or full day - whatever time you can spare will be appreciated. No experience needed, all welcome! We look forward to hearing from you. Time Commitment: As much as you can give, 1 day a year or 1 day a week in the summer, it all helps us out. ASK: Contact: Fiona McKenna fiona.mckenna@british-dragonflies.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Assistant Warden – South Walney

BE4: 23/4/18 (5pm)

IV: 23/04/2018

LOC: South Walney Nature Reserve, Barrow-In-Furness

PAY: Accommodation provided on site

FOR: Cumbria Wildlife Trust

This residential volunteer placement will give you the unique opportunity to develop conservation skills and knowledge on one of our flagship reserves. The role will start May 2018 and run for a min of 3 months with extensions possible. Throughout the busy summer season, you will have a unique opportunity to live amongst the birds, seals and otters of the South Walney nature reserve. You will work alongside the warden and gain valuable experience and practical qualifications in habitat management, wildlife monitoring, reserve maintenance and visitor work. This post is ideal for anyone with a background in conservation, the ability to inspire people about the local environment and the drive to develop themselves in this fantastic setting. ASK: For further details, including how to apply, visit http://c-js.co.uk/2lqJxDC or call 01539 816300.

JOB: Wild About Nature Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses


We want to inspire visitors to RSPB Conwy nature reserve about wildlife and to encourage families to explore nature. Your help is needed to engage with visitors to discover nature eg by encouraging them to look through a telescope from one of the hides, by providing the chance for children to go on a bug hunt, and simply to point out some of the amazing nature that can be found right by the trails. We need you to help visitors to have an enjoyable, informative and inspiring nature experience. Particularly school holiday weekdays and weekends. 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: Read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2HfhR1c

JOB: Visitor Experience Assistant Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB South Stack Cliffs Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses


Help to welcome visitors to South Stack Visitor Centre and enhance their experience. Working with the visitor experience team, you would talk to customers as they arrive at the reserve telling them about what they can do that day. Also, provide information to the public about the wildlife they might see and the walks they can do. 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 South Stack. 1 day per week but not essential. ASK: Read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2GFUOvx

JOB: Weekly Guided Walk Leader

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB South Stack Cliffs Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses


We would like to deliver weekly walks throughout the site; showing visitors the sights, sounds and smells of South Stack and providing them with information on the birds and other important creatures that live here. This role serves to enhance the experience visitors have on the reserve and encourages return visits. 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 South Stack. 1 day per week. ASK: Read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2IxBXmQ

JOB: Visitor Centre Welcome Assistant Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses


We want people coming onto our reserve to be met with a smile. You will actively provide a friendly and informative welcome to all visitors, enthuse about wildlife and the RSPB. 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. 1/2 day or 1 day per week, including weekends. ASK: Read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2q99Gfz

JOB: Family Event Helpers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB South Stack Cliffs Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses


We hold a number of small events for families and adults throughout the year as well as three larger events. We are looking for people to help out with different elements such as craft making, mini-beast sessions, dressing up as a puffin or pointing out birds. If you like people and would like to help please get in touch. 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 South Stack. Casual commitment. ASK: Read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2H2BM5U

JOB: Youth Engagement Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve, Great Barr, Birmingham

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

RSPB Sandwell Valley is an enchanting urban green space located in the middle of a vibrant and diverse community. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to engage with the young people (11 to 18-year-old) who visit the reserve or live nearby. Our youth engagement volunteers will deliver outdoor activities (bushcraft, orienteering, pond-dipping...) for the local youth club, and in summer evenings, for young people visiting the reserve. We want to make young people feel welcomed on the nature reserve, and encourage them to use the site responsibly, so they can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and connect with nature. All the necessary training, support and background information will be provided and we will cover your travel expenses. We're looking for an enthusiastic people person, who\'s comfortable working with young people and able to motivate and inspire them. Knowledge of wildlife / conservation useful but not essential (you can pick that up after you start). Some experience working with children / teenagers would be beneficial. 1 day a month minimum. ASK: More info: https://c-js.co.uk/2Iybt4J

JOB: Wildlife Trainees: Conservation (College Lake) x 2

BE4: 24/4/18 9am

IV: 4/5/18

LOC: College Lake near Tring

PAY: Limited expenses.

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

3 days per week for 6 - 12 months. You will gain employer-valued practical exp of conservation techniques ranging from fencing and tree felling to species survey and livestock management. You will join a skilled and knowledgeable team and learn about the practical management of a range of habitats at this diverse site. These include wetlands, chalk grassland, farmland, woodland, fen and scrub habitat; and the role offers an opportunity to develop a wide range of practical skills associated with these habitats. College Lake is also a busy site with a thriving visitor centre and an education centre, meaning this role gives a unique opportunity to gain valuable exp of visitor engagement, an essential skill in modern conservation work. Applicants should have a keen interest in UK wildlife conservation, a good level of physical fitness, and be willing to supervise and lead volunteers. Rel volunteering exp is desirable. ASK: For more information visit https://c-js.co.uk/2E1QGDL

JOB: Visitor Experience Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

PAY: All training provided

FOR: Forestry Commission

Help our visitors get the most out of Dalby & present a knowledgeable & enthusiastic welcome to the public. You could be giving general information about the facilities, advising on the best cycle trail or explaining where to spot the Gruffalo! Dalby is a special place to many people & we always want to provide a top quality experience for our hundreds of thousands of visitors. Your knowledge of Dalby, combined with warm enthusiasm, will be the icing on the cake to make a good day a great one. Volunteering with us is a great way to get outside, meet people, learn something new & develop new skills, all in the beautiful setting of Dalby Forest. We’re looking for volunteers during our busiest times, weekends & school holidays. ASK: volunteering.yorkshire@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

JOB: Visitor Centre volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Chafford Gorges nature park Visitor Centre

PAY: All the volunteering you do in the centre will help contribute to our on the ground conservation work. In return you will receive training; which may include food hygiene, wildlife courses and first aid depending on the role. Logo uniform, travel expens

FOR: Essex Wildlife Trust

Help make the Visitor Centre a welcoming place for the community, and to help safeguard Essex wildlife. With fantastic views over Warren Gorge, help is at hand to give you exp with various tasks. Tasks include taking event bookings; helping to prepare events (arts and crafts etc.); tidying; visitor welcome and engagement; cleaning; serving customers; stocking. All help welcomed, do the tasks that suit you best! Timings flexible to suit you. Open day on the 3rd of April if you fancy a taster session and to meet the team. Absolutely no wildlife knowledge is required but enthusiasm is essential, all the volunteering you do in the centres will help contribute to our on the ground conservation work. Our team and volunteers are friendly and keen to work with others, a great chance for you to meet new people. ASK: Contact volunteering@essexwt.org.uk, or speak to Kelly on 01621 862940. Alternatively pop into the Visitor Centre in Chafford Hundred - RM16 6RW.

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: Large Blue Butterfly Volunteer Ranger

BE4: 22/4/18

IV: 22/04/2018

LOC: Collard Hill, Somerset

PAY: Accommodation / subsistence costs

FOR: National Trust

We are offering a great opportunity to be the lead person responsible for visitor management and biological recording during the busy flight season of the rare Large Blue butterfly. The role will ensure that visitors to Collard Hill have a safe but enjoyable time, and that the butterfly is protected. You will also be responsible for conducting important research into the butterfly’s population and distribution as well as the visitor experience and for summarising findings in an end of season report. Collard Hill is the only UK open access site to see this rare butterfly & attracts hundreds of enthusiasts from right across the country. This high profile role offers a unique chance to work with some of the country’s leading butterfly experts. You will provide a friendly welcome to all visitors offering information and guidance, orientation; questions about the location of butterflies in flight and their ecology. Start date of 5th June until 15th July volunteering for five days a week. ASK: For more information or apply please email thomas.matchet@nationaltrust.org.uk.

JOB: Volunteering - practical, visitor, education and ecology

BE4: 30/8/18

LOC: Walthamstow Wetlands

PAY: Reasonable travel and lunch expenses reimbursed

FOR: London Wildlife Trust

1 day a week. Join London Wildlife Trust at Walthamstow Wetlands, Europe\'s largest urban wetlands reserve. We have a range of regular volunteering opportunities including weekly habitat management sessions, surveying and monitoring wildlife on site, activity days including family events, education sessions, and public walks and talks on the site\'s industrial and natural heritage. We've 211 hectares of SSSI to manage, a fantastic range of wildlife and a great volunteer team. New volunteers are always welcome and no prior experience necessary. Our practical conservation days run weekly and we have regular induction and training sessions for ecology, education and visitor engagement volunteers. Volunteers can develop their skills and interests and reasonable expenses can be reimbursed. ASK: Contact Nadia Ward, Conservation Volunteering Officer, London Wildlife Trust by email walthamstow@wildlondon.org.uk

JOB: Little Tern Volunteer - East Norfolk

BE4: 28/04/2018

LOC: Winterton on Sea, East Norfolk

PAY: training & travel expenses


The Little Tern is one of the UK's rarest breeding seabirds and has suffered chronic declines over the past 25 years. While populations have stabilised around the UK thanks to protection projects, they are under more pressure now than ever before due to increased beach use, climate change, habitat loss and predation. Norfolk is a stronghold for Little terns, holding 30% of the UK's breeding population during the summer months, and the numbers in the East Norfolk area make up one of the largest and most important colonies in the UK. We need your help to continue to protect this iconic species. Take part in surveys and predator monitoring, man the watch point and raise awareness with the visiting public about the importance of the project and what they can do to help prevent disturbance to the nests and chicks. Minimum half a day per week/ one day per fortnight throughout the summer season (May to September). (The RSPB is flexible to booked holidays) ASK: Daniel Hercock, Berney Marshes and Breydon Water, Ashtree Farm, Burgh Castle Marina, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR31 9PZ 07525 992194 norfolklittleterns@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Engagement Volunteer

BE4: 01/08/2018

LOC: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire Hills

PAY: Training / travel expenses

FOR: National Trust

School holidays / weekends. Help the ranger team to inspire & teach people & share why Wenlock Edge is so special. You will improve our visitor’s experiences by supporting the ranger team to deliver events, guided walks, children’s activities & to develop interpretation. This role is quite flexible to suit your availability & interests. You will develop property interpretation & create resources for events e.g. posters, activity sheets. Engage with the public opportunistically & take photographs for use on online media & printed materials. Enthusiastic people who want to make new friends & share their passion for nature with others! No prev exp necessary.   ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2wxPkQK kate.price@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Sport Event Marshals

BE4: N/A

LOC: High Lodge Forest Centre, Brandon, Suffolk

PAY: Volunteer benefits package

FOR: Forestry Commission

High Lodge Forest Centre is one of the Forestry Commission's busiest forest visitor centres in the East of England, offering a variety of outdoor activities within the Forest. As part of a partnership programme with Sport England, High Lodge are looking for keen individuals to volunteer as Sports Event Marshals to help support and deliver sporting events as part of the Active Forest Programme. You will be motivated and enthusiastic about sport & physical activities, enjoy the outdoors & meeting new people. No formal qualifications required, however you will need to be over 18 years of age. You will receive training and on the day briefings as needed. In return for your time & commitment we offer a volunteer benefits package. ASK: For full details about this role or other volunteer opportunities https://www.forestry.gov.uk/highlodge-volunteer For an application form email volunteer.thetford@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

JOB: Engagement Volunteer

BE4: 26/04/2018

IV: w/c 7/5/18 (Skype)

LOC: Slapton Ley Field Centre

PAY: Accommodation / food / training

FOR: Field Studies Council

Assist with visitor management, information & education tasks, incl: providing information for visitors at the Beach Trailer; assisting with events & education activities for visitors; assisting with maintaining nature trail path & visitor facilities; ensuring safe, efficient, customer focused service; ensuring a happy, productive working environment & contributing positively to the environmental performance of the Centre. Pleasant manner & good communication skills, able to relate well to centre staff & customers. Quals (A Level or equiv) in ecology, geography or rel subject would be of benefit, as would a qual in basic first aid. Exp of working with young people & / or exp of working in a conservation environment also be beneficial. ASK: Alice Henderson, Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer.sl@field-studies-council.org

JOB: Education & Outreach Assistant

BE4: 07/05/2018

IV: 14-18/5/18 (Skype)

LOC: New Quay, West Wales

PAY: Training

FOR: Sea Watch Foundation

16/7/18 - 21/10/18. To help with: promoting & running the National Whale & Dolphin Watch event (28th July - 5 Aug 2018). Participate in presentations & create activities to take to local schools / community groups / tourist centres; research & write articles; create educational / promotional materials Also some opportunities to be involved in fieldwork. Shared accommodation provided at approx. £73 / week + living expenses. Part time work is quite easy to obtain in the area if required. Essential: strong interest in marine conservation & education; outgoing personality with confidence to interact with the public; excellent verbal & writing skills; initiative & able to bring own ideas & personality to the position; strong commitment to volunteering work; ability to work in an organised & reliable manner & to manage a variable workload; ability to get on well with others in a small team in shared accommodation. Desirable: good IT skills (Office packages); strong interest & some knowledge of British cetaceans; background in marine biology / environmental science or similar; exp with social media & in boat based survey work; willing to work long hours outdoors in often changeable Welsh weather. ASK: CV, cover letter & contact details of 2 referees to Kathy James, kathy.james@seawatchfoundation.org.uk Outcome notified by 25/5/18.

JOB: Family Activities Assistant - Arts & Crafts

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, BT23 6EA

PAY: WWT benefits & discounts

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Assist the Learning Team (made up of staff & volunteers) to engage visitors through the medium of arts & crafts. A key focus of your role will be to assist with the organisation of, & delivery of, arts & craft themed activities throughout the year. Providing centre support through the preparation of arts & craft materials & resources for activities & seasonal events. Liaising with the Learning Manager on all aspects of what is required to carry out arts & crafts activities i.e. ordering stock, material preparation, storage of material etc. An interest in arts & crafts & those relating to children specifically; working knowledge of artistic mediums; good artistic skills & exp of arts & craft prep for small & larger public events; exp working with a variety of age groups; exp of craft resourcing & material preparation with attention to detail & creativity; confident friendly attitude &/or exp of successful face-to-face contact with the public; an interest in & enthusiasm for the work of WWT & the natural world; good listening skills, with the ability to adapt your approach to suit your audience; ability to work on your own initiative under the direction of the Learning Manager. ASK: Amy Hannan, Volunteering Development Officer amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk 01704 891224 http://c-js.co.uk/14HPJyH

JOB: Volunteer Estate Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Castle Ward

PAY: In house training & free accommodation

FOR: National Trust

A volunteer ranger is someone who would like to work as part of our outdoor team. Be part of a broader team of countryside staff & volunteers, you will have the opportunity to assist with general gardening & estate maintenance duties. Learn about the day to day running of a large estate & get involved with a wide range of practical conservation duties. Assist with estate livestock as required. Trails maintenance, tool & vehicle maintenance; maintain a high standard of H&S in accordance with National Trust policies & procedures. There may be other activities where we could use your help e.g. events. You will enable a broad range of visitors to have outstanding & inspirational exp. ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2y7c1O1

JOB: Visitor Service Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Rushmere Country Park, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0EB

PAY: Training / experience

FOR: Greensand Trust

5 hpw, 11am - 4pm. Provide accurate & up-to-date information for visitors to the area, hand out printed information, promote upcoming events/activities & deal with face-to-face queries. Litter pick around the Visitor Centre & rota check all public areas & ensure they are clean & tidy, reporting any issues/feedback. Sell items & take payment for car & cycle permits. Friendly, enthusiastic & welcoming personality. Able to talk to a wide range of different people, exp of working with the public & able to handle confrontation. Flexible, reliable & able to work within a team & alone. Numeracy skills. A love of wildlife & wild things. ASK: Sarah Preston, Volunteer Coordinator, 01525 234260, sarah.preston@greensandtrust.org

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.