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JOB: Local Access Forum member
BE4: 21-02-2020
IV: --
LOC: Devon
PAY: Mileage rate to attend meetings
FOR: Devon Countryside Access Forum

3 year appointment. The Devon Countryside Access Forum is a statutory local access forum (CRoW Act 2000), an independent statutory forum with appointments made by Devon County Council.  It has 17 members who advise on the ‘improvement of public access to land for the purposes of open-air recreation & the enjoyment of the area’. No formal quals are required & we would love to hear from landowners & managers, access users & people with other rel professional interests such as planning, education, sport, sustainable transport & business. Formal meetings are held 3 times a year.  There are occasional small working groups & a yearly training day. It's an excellent opportunity to work with others on a range of recreational access issues.  See www.devon.gov.uk/dcaf for details or email hilary.winter@devon.gov.uk.

JOB: Immersive Volunteer Ranger
BE4: 17/01/20
IV: --
LOC: Godolphin and Mounts Bay, Cornwall
PAY: In house training, Training budget and accomodation on site.
FOR: National Trust

A volunteering opportunity ideally for someone looking for an immersive experience with a Ranger Team for up to 12 months. The role will provide the opportunity to be involved in the conservation and management of the West Cornwall estate incl areas of  Sites of Scientific Special Interest, World Heritage sites, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and over a hundred archaeological scheduled monuments within a landscape of an intensity of historic sites that is rivalled by few places in Western Europe. This role will provide the opportunity to become part of a small, friendly and dedicated team. For more info, an application form and role profile please contact john.cartwright@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01736 761003.

JOB: Countryside Ranger Immersive Volunteer
BE4: 27-01-2020
IV: --
LOC: North Devon
PAY: Accommodation, training & expenses*
FOR: National Trust

An amazing opportunity to enjoy the stunning North Devon Coast. Based in Bideford Bay you will have the opportunity to develop invaluable skills in countryside management and assist our Ranger team in habitat management, wildlife surveys, estate maintenance, community projects and events, becoming fully immersed in everything we do. You will be closely supported by the Ranger team, with practical skills training provided externally and in house. There will be opportunities to join National Trust staff across the North Devon property which stretches from the Cornish border to Exmoor. You will need a full clean driving licence and will have the opportunity to volunteer up to 4 days a week. *Free shared accommodation is provided, along with out of pocket expenses. 4x4 off road driving, Lantra brushcutter, first aid and more subject to funding. To apply, email a covering letter and CV to gregg.wilson@nationaltrust.org.uk. Please email if you require a more detailed role profile.

JOB: Marine Awareness Assistant x 2
BE4: 03-02-2020
IV: 11-02-2020
LOC: Wembury Marine Centre, South Devon
PAY: Travel expenses & training*
FOR: Devon Wildlife Trust

Are you passionate about inspiring the next generation to protect our marine wildlife? Are you looking for practical experience in environmental education in order to get into the conservation sector? Do you enjoy being outside in all weathers and communicating with a range of audiences? If so, this might be the perfect role for you! *Benefits include travel expenses, in house training, plus First Aid and other possible qualifications. 4 days per week for 6 months to end of September 2020. Find out more and apply at https://c-js.co.uk/2Qsr7oL.

JOB: Education Assistant (Volunteer)
BE4: 26-01-2020
IV: 07-01-2020
LOC: Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland
PAY: Training, project associated expenses
FOR: Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

HWDT are looking for an enthusiastic individual to deliver marine education in schools across the west coast of Scotland.

Highlights include: Two weeks teaching and living on our floating classroom and research yacht. Travel across the Hebrides, delivering interactive sessions to a range of ages. Responsibility and support to design, develop and pilot your own lesson and resources for schools. 22.5 hrs per week, 30/03/2020 - 02/10/2020. Full role description at https://hwdt.org/volunteering.

JOB: Inspiring People Volunteer
BE4: 01.03.20
IV: --
LOC: Living Seas Centre, Flamborough
PAY: Training
FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Our marine wildlife is amazing and we want to tell everyone! Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is creating a county rich in wildlife and we need passionate, inspiring volunteers to share the wonders of nature with people across Yorkshire. From the Living Seas Centre the Trust runs regular events from education sessions with local schools to Living Seas Safari boat trips and Seashore Safaris for the public. We are looking for people who can inspire others and help us to delivery these events throughout the year, once a fortnight – once a month. All training will be provided and volunteers also have access to a free volunteer training programme, which runs throughout the year. For more details of the role and to apply please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2NdXndz.

JOB: Welcome Volunteer
BE4: 01-03-2020
IV: --
LOC: Living Seas Centre, Flamborough
PAY: Training
FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Our Living Seas Centre is a gateway to the wonderful marine wildlife found on Yorkshire's east coast. Here you will find a warm welcome, lots of passionate volunteers and staff to enthuse visitors about the marine environment and what they could see on their visit to the east coast. We'd like some new people to join the team and help make our visitors day special. If you enjoy talking to people and being in a busy and friendly environment, whilst making sure people have an inspiring visit in a well-run centre, we would like to hear from you. All training will be provided and volunteers also have access to a free volunteer training programme, which runs throughout the year. Time commitment: we’re flexible and any time you have to help during opening times is great, if it’s only a few hours to a whole day we’d like to hear from you. For more information on the role and for details of how to apply and the volunteer open day visit https://c-js.co.uk/307uZPi.

JOB: Living Seas Ambassador
BE4: 01-03-2020
IV: --
LOC: Various events in North and East Yorkshire
PAY: Training
FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Are you a people person that loves wildlife? Across North and East Yorkshire we are looking for support at events to inspire people about the marine environment and the work of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. We’re looking for Living Seas Ambassadors who will help us to reach even more people. You’ll be teamed up with staff at events to talk to the people we meet there. You will be sharing your passion for wildlife with the people you meet by talking to them and telling our stories and also involving families in simple craft activities. All training will be provided and volunteers also have access to a free volunteer training programme, which runs throughout the year. Time commitment: weekly/once a fortnight /once a month- the role can be flexible to suit volunteer / events the team are attending. For more information on the role, our volunteer open day to apply please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2NamUE7.

JOB: Ranger Placement
BE4: 03-02-2020
IV: --
LOC: Rothbury or The Sill
PAY: Travel allowance
FOR: Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park is providing short term placements for individuals aged 16-25 with an interest in pursuing a career in the environmental/countryside sector. Successful applicants will be given training and development opportunities by working with current National Park staff. Placements will develop on the job skills through a range of practical tasks, working with groups of volunteers of all abilities, and engaging and dealing with the public. Working as part of the Ranger Team placements will become actively involved in the care and management of the National Park, including its sites, woodlands and nature reserves. The purpose of the placement is to help young people understand, value and contribute to conserving, enhancing and enjoying the National Park’s distinctive natural and cultural qualities. Commitment: 10 days over a 3 month period. Contact jane.riddell@nnpa.org.uk for further details https://c-js.co.uk/35HPGm0.

JOB: Education Residential Volunteer & Guide
BE4: 17-01-2020 5pm
IV: --
LOC: Spey Bay, IV32 7PJ
PAY: Full training, accommodation & weekly food allowance
FOR: Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Assisting the Education Officer with the WDC schools programme including delivering talks, running workshops  for groups of all ages from Primary School through to University (approx. 1-2 days per week) Creating content for and delivering the Centre’s kids’ holiday clubs (5-9yrs & 9-13yrs) in the Scottish school holidays (Easter, summer & autumn) Developing interpretative and educational resources to support the Education Programme and the Scottish Dolphin Centre Delivering environmental interpretation - inspiring people to take an interest and care for the environment through land-based dolphin watching, tours (of the historic Tugnet icehouse), talks and guided wildlife walks. Visitor engagement - managing ‘front of house’ of the Visitor Centre including; welcoming visitors, customer service. Time commitment: 8 months, 7/3/20 – 31/10/20. For full details and application pack please go to https://c-js.co.uk/2FE6ShW.

JOB: Volunteer Coast and Countryside Ranger (Development Role) - Feb start
BE4: 19-01-2020 5pm
IV: --
LOC: The Lizard, Cornwall
PAY: Training & expenses, accommodation available
FOR: National Trust

Looking to start Feb 2020, around 30 hpw (by negotiation) for a suggested time of 6 months. Accommodation can be provided.

On the job training and (depending on work plans) access to more formal courses may be available e.g. first aid, survey skills etc. In this role you will be: helping the ranger team keep the countryside in great condition and to a high standard of conservation and presentation, also helping maintain our holiday cottage gardens. Using tools, machinery and equipment and maintaining them in a safe working order in accordance with legal requirements. Getting to know health and safety procedures in countryside work. Working on all types of terrain in a variety of weather conditions. Flexible, able to adapt to changing circumstances and plans. Maintaining good relationships with people who share the land. Learning more about The Lizard Peninsula. Sharing what's great about it with local people and visitors, whilst also helping people understand why we need to take care of special places. *Enquiries by midday Wednesday 15 January. Full details: https://c-js.co.uk/2QDnPiL.

JOB: Events Residential Volunteer & Guide
BE4: 17-01-2020 5pm
IV: --
LOC: Spey Bay, IV32 7PJ
PAY: Full training, accommodation & weekly food allowance
FOR: Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Supporting the implementation of WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre’s ‘Events’ programme which runs from April to October and involves a variety of responsibilities including: creating, organising & delivering conservation events & activities i.e. guided wildlife/nature walks, family fun days, upcyling workshops, easter trails, school holiday activities, aimed at children from 3-11 years, young people and adults and a variety of intergenerational groups. Digital Marketing; creating physical & digital marketing resources (managing the Centre's FB, Insta & Twitter accounts) Working with SWT & the local Invasive Species Project Officer, assisting with monitoring of mink & habitat management. Delivering environmental interpretation - inspiring people to take an interest & care for the environment through land-based dolphin watching, tours (of the historic Tugnet icehouse), talks and guided wildlife walks. Visitor engagement - raising the profile of WDC, making the public aware of our work, policies & campaigns Managing ‘front of house’ welcoming visitors, re-stocking the shop, cashing up. Time commitment: 8 months, 7/3/20 – 31/10/20.  More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2FE6ShW.

JOB: Shorewatch Residential Volunteer & Guide
BE4: 17-01-2020 5pm
IV: --
LOC: IV32 7PJ
PAY: Full training, plus accommodation and weekly food allowance.
FOR: Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Assisting the Policy Officer with the development of the WDC Shorewatch Programme. Carrying out shore-based dolphin, whale & porpoise observations from various locations around Scotland, visiting partner organisations & cultivating relationships at these sites (1-2 days per week) Citizen Science - research in the form of hourly 10 minute land-based cetacean watches (data is collected from Spey Bay as part of the WDC Shorewatch programme). Supporting recruitment & training of Shorewatch volunteers. Managing data collection and input from shore-based sites. Support the organisation and delivery of community events to promote WDC in Scotland. Administration duties. Assisting with the development, organisation and delivery of community talks. Digital Marketing – managing social media as a tool to engage Shorewatch volunteers Delivering environmental interpretation - inspiring people to take an interest & care for the environment through land-based dolphin watching, tours (of the historic Tugnet icehouse), talks & guided wildlife walks Managing ‘front of house’ in the Centre. Time commitment: 8 months, 7/3/20 – 31/10/20.  More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2FE6ShW

JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Ecology) x2
BE4: 31-01-2020 9am
IV: 12-02-2020
LOC: Littlemore, Oxford
PAY: Limited expenses
FOR: Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

As well as surveying on BBOWT’s nature reserves, you will assist the Trust’s Water Vole Recovery Project by carrying out water vole surveys & monitoring mink activity. Office-based activities will involve the management of survey data with an emphasis on data entry. Trainees committing to the full 12 months will have the opportunity to undertake survey data analysis. You will have extensive internal training, a budget (subject to confirmation) for external training courses & have a dedicated mentor who will monitor your progress & help with personal development throughout your placement. Applicants should have a keen interest in UK wildlife conservation. Rel volunteering exp is desirable. There will be a short interview at Littlemore, Oxford. The successful applicants will be asked to start their traineeship mid-March 2020. Commitment of 3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. For an application form & more information: https://c-js.co.uk/35Da2wY. CVs will not be accepted.

JOB: Volunteer Wildlife and Communities Officer North Chilterns Chalk.
BE4: 10-02-2020 5pm.
IV: --
LOC: Toddington, Bedfordshire
PAY: Training*
FOR: The Wildlife Trust BCN

This role will help with all aspects of community engagement work with South Bedfordshire communities (North Chilterns Chalk). The role offers valuable development of knowledge, skill and experience in a wide range of aspects of conservation education and wildlife engagement. The Voluntary Communities and Wildlife Officer will undertake a wide range of tasks including supporting the delivery of community events and activities, and outreach programmes to a range of audiences. One of the challenges the role will undertake with us will be to engage with dog walkers creatively on our reserves. Young people are at the core of our outreach work. The role will help us to increase attendance at Wildlife Youth Ranger Scheme that is aimed at teenagers. An important part of our work is communication with volunteers, target audiences and general members of the public. The role will help support our communications. *Internal training and a small budget for relevant external training. 2 days per week. Contact ruth.sneath@wildlifebcn.org.

JOB: Inspiring People Assistant
BE4: 01-03-2020
IV: --
LOC: Potteric Carr, Doncaster
PAY: Training*
FOR: Yorkshire Wildlfie Trust

Do you love putting a smile on people’s faces and spending time out in nature? We need passionate, inspiring volunteers to share the wonders of nature with people who come to our events at Potteric Carr nature reserve or one of our education group sessions. To help us reach even more people we are looking for people who can inspire others and help us to deliver events throughout the year as an Inspiring People Volunteer. *A training day will run on Wednesday 11 March, 10am until 12:30. This will include information about the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Safeguarding, H&S and how things run generally in the team. Please make sure you are free to attend. Volunteers will also have access to the free volunteer training programme. Time commitment: once a fortnight – once a month. Volunteers will be emailed a diary with future event dates each month and then they can choose which dates to volunteer. For further information https://c-js.co.uk/30iiyR3.

JOB: Wildlife Trainee (Education) Windsor Great Park
BE4: 14-02-2020 5pm
IV: 27-02-2020
LOC: Windsor Great Park Environmental Centre, Berkshire
PAY: Limited expenses
FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

We are on the look-out for an enthusiastic Wildlife Trainee (Education) to help run our environmental centre in Windsor Great Park. You will assist with school group activities, wildlife clubs (Rangers), the parent & toddler group (Nature Tots) & events for families. There may also be the opportunity to assist in the planning & delivery of these group visits & developing educational resources & facilities. This role, based at Windsor Great Park Environment Centre, offers a great opportunity for you to develop your skills in the environmental education field, build experience working with children in an outdoor setting & help to inspire the next generation on this very special site. To start March 2020, 2-3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. For an application form & more information visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2t88opR. CVs will not be accepted.

JOB: Wildlife Conservation Work Experience Opportunity
BE4: 16-01-2020
IV: --
LOC: South Africa (Assessment is in Sussex)
PAY: On-the-job training will be provided.
FOR: The Wildlife For All Trust

Brilliant work experience opportunity at amazing nature reserve in South Africa. The Wildlife For All Trust is offering a six-week placement from late March to work at Komsberg Wilderness Nature Reserve. This is for recent graduates who have completed a degree in conservation, ecology, biology, or similar. Komsberg is a huge reserve, with many re-introduced species, owned and managed by The Wildlife For All Trust (a British registered charity). For further details about this opportunity, please visit the “Work Experience” page of the Wildlife For All website: https://c-js.co.uk/2uzbKT3. When you have read the information on our website, please email Becky for more details. Places are limited, so please apply ASAP.

JOB: Residential Internships
BE4: 19-01-2020
IV: --
LOC: Various reserves UK wide
PAY: Accommodation, training & expenses*
FOR: RSPB

Are you looking for a career in conservation? Then the RSPB can help you get started! We’ve got a variety of volunteer internship placements on our reserves across the UK. We will provide you with a high-quality training programme, lots of first-hand experience and will assist with your personal development and progression. We have Specialist Ecology & Monitoring, Practical Conservation, Visitor Experience and All-rounder Internships available. *Accommodation (including bills) in stunning surroundings on, or close to the reserve. Formal training in skills appropriate to the reserve and position (e.g. vehicle use). Pre-agreed expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. 6-12 months. For more information see http://bit.ly/2kaDqHz.

JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Conservation) Buckinghamshire x 3
BE4: 06-02-2020
IV: 14-02-2020
LOC: Buckinghamshire
PAY: Limited expenses
FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

We are looking for three voluntary Trainees who are eager to develop a career in conservation and would like to learn alongside our professional team in Buckinghamshire - two based at Meadow Farm near Bicester and one based at College Lake near Tring. Whether you are at the start of your career or looking for a new direction, becoming a Trainee with BBOWT will equip you with relevant experience and qualifications to take that next step. As a Trainee you will gain employer-valued practical experience of conservation techniques, ranging from scrub clearance and vegetation management to maintenance of site infrastructure and helping to manage our livestock. Applicants should have a keen interest in UK wildlife conservation, a good level of physical fitness, and be willing to supervise and lead volunteers. Relevant volunteering experience is desirable. A commitment of 3 days per week for 6 or 12 months is essential. For an application form and more information please visit our website: https://www.bbowt.org.uk/volunteering-opportunities?type=189

JOB: 1 Month Volunteer Position
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: NTS Ben Lomond
PAY: Accomm & work related travel expenses
FOR: National Trust for Scotland

The NTS Ranger at Ben Lomond is looking for assistance over the month of February, with a range of outdoor tasks including hill fencing, path maintenance, and setting up a tree nursery for the Lower Ptarmigan Woodland Project. There will also be the chance to contribute to indoor based tasks in bad weather, and you may also be asked to help cover guest arrivals for our bunkhouse on occasion. Experience not necessary, but a fair level of fitness essential, and lots of enthusiasm welcome! You'll get an opportunity to find out all about the conservation work at Ben Lomond, and pick up some useful skills along the way. All enquiries to: aeckersall@nts.org.uk or phone 01360 870224/ 07825 204221.

JOB: Countryside Management Trainee
BE4: 21-02-2020
IV:
LOC: Ashford, Kent
PAY: Training budget of £1500; travel expenses
FOR: Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership

An opportunity to gain experience with a well-established, not-for profit Countryside Management Team. Training in Countryside Management tasks - running volunteer tasks, meeting landowners, wildlife surveys, funding applications, producing advice on land management, producing publicity material, equipment maintenance. Trainees will lead on at least one smaller project – they will be offered several to choose from. Requirements: qualification in countryside management or similar; good communication skills; keen interest in the environment/wildlife; commitment to 3 days per week for 12 months; driving licence; some experience of practical/outdoor work; computer literacy. For an informal chat please contact: Jon Shelton 03000 410900 or 07740 185224. To apply please email your CV to: kentishstour@kent.gov.uk.

JOB: Handa Beach Cleaning Volunteers
BE4: 03-02-2020
IV: --
LOC: Handa Island, Sutherland
PAY: Accommodation provided
FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Calling litter pickers! Spend a week clearing Handa’s beaches. 2 volunteers required per week 11-18 April & 18-21 April. Live & work on a small, remote highland island and bring your enthusiasm & good humour! Must be happy living and working in a remote, close knit setting and must be prepared for poor weather! Please see https://c-js.co.uk/35JAVz3.

JOB: Residential Volunteer Species Protection Officer x 2
BE4: 31-01-2020
IV: 10-02-2020
LOC: Loch of The Lowes, Perthshire
PAY: Accommodation provided
FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

We are looking for two residential volunteers to assist at our Osprey Protection Programme at Loch of the Lowes. This is a great opportunity to join the team at this busy wildlife reserve at a very exciting time of the year. You will be given the chance to learn all about our ospreys and other wildlife with opportunities to develop new skills and experience, whilst giving valuable support to the Scottish Wildlife Trust. This is a live in position and you must be able to commit for the full duration of the breeding season. Occasional unsociable hours may be required. Please see https://c-js.co.uk/2QGpEeU for more details.

JOB: Handa Volunteers
BE4: 03-02-2020
IV:
LOC: Handa Island, Sutherland
PAY: Accommodation provided
FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Our 2020 season is ready for volunteers! Live & work on a small, remote highland island and bring your enthusiasm & good humour! We are looking for 2 volunteers per week to meet a succession of visitor boats and give short introductory talks to visitors. Season lasts from 28 March to 5 September. You must be prepared to work exclusively on the boats for the full week and must be prepared for the physical nature of steadying a boat in shallow water. You should be happy living and working in a remote, close knit setting. Please see https://c-js.co.uk/35JAVz3.

JOB: Learning and Engagement Volunteer (Immersive)
BE4: 02-03-2020
IV: --
LOC: Brancaster Activity Centre, Brancaster Staithe
PAY: Training, expenses & accommodation
FOR: National Trust

You will be volunteering as part of a well-qualified and experienced team of staff and volunteers, delivering a wide variety of outdoor activities and environmental studies.  As part of the National Trust, Brancaster Activity Centre offers active and engaging outdoor activities to residential schools as well as self-catering accommodation. The role is varied; including helping lead outdoor activities, helping with the day to day running of the centre, assisting with session development and representing us at events. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in outdoor learning, environmental education and visitor engagement with a well-respected conservation organisation. All required training relevant to your role such as first aid is provided. We'll cover agreed expenses for your travel between home and Brancaster (to be agreed in advance). Room available within a shared cottage in Burnham Overy Staithe, if needed. Time commitment, less than 30 hpw. For more information or to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/373aGVZ.

JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Conservation) College Lake, Buckinghamshire x2
BE4: 10-02-2020 9am
IV: 17-02-2020
LOC: College Lake, Buckinghamshire
PAY: Limited expenses
FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

As a volunteer Trainee you will gain employer-valued practical experience of conservation techniques ranging from fencing and tree felling to species survey and livestock management. You will take part in a comprehensive training programme, tailored to your role (including first aid and NPTC chainsaw certification) and have a dedicated mentor who will monitor your progress and help with personal development throughout your placement. Based at College Lake, near Tring, you will join a skilled and knowledgeable team and learn about the practical management of a range of habitats at this wonderfully diverse site. Applicants should have a keen interest in UK wildlife conservation, a good level of physical fitness, and be willing to supervise and lead volunteers. Relevant volunteering or work experience is desirable. 3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. For an application form and more information please visit our website: https://c-js.co.uk/2uW7IEt.

JOB: Wildlife Watch Group Leader
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: FSC Slapton Ley, TQ7 2QP
PAY: 0
FOR: Field Studies Council

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to take over the leadership of our family wildlife watch group. We meet once a month in different places around the south hams (and sometimes further afield) and do activities such as pond dipping, woodland conservation, bird watching, studying owl pellets among many other things. (no meetings August and December). Tasks that the leader would be responsible for: planning and creating a programme of events for each month (with assistance from assistant leaders); taking bookings for the event, via emails (there is a dedicated email address); preparing for events - recce's, risk assessments, preparing resources (supported by assistant leaders); leading events (welcoming members, introducing the event, sometimes leading the events); co-ordinating the assistant leaders (they assist with the events, sometimes lead the event and deal with finance). If you would like to know more email volunteer.sl@field-studies-council.org.

JOB: Volunteer Community Ranger
BE4: 09-02-2020
IV: --
LOC: Bushy and/or Richmond Parks
PAY: Training & travel expenses*
FOR: The Royal Parks

The Royal Parks are on the lookout for enthusiastic and chatty nature-lovers to become Volunteer Rangers in the amazing Richmond and Bushy Parks. We are looking for people with bags of enthusiasm, that enjoy being outdoors and most importantly love talking to people. Through engagement with our visitors, volunteer rangers make a real contribution to protecting these precious habitats. Our first year was a real success and since the service began in April 2019 rangers have engaged with over 5,000 visitors sharing their local knowledge about everything from walking routes and deer birthing season, to skylarks and ancient trees. *Full induction and training, continued support from a dedicated Volunteer Officer, Travel Expenses up to £12.80 per day. If you are passionate about the parks and want to share your love of these amazing spaces with some of our 5.5 million annual visitors, and are available for a minimum of one 3-hour session per month apply via our website - https://www.royalparks.org.uk/rangers.

JOB: Volunteer Reserve Managers
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Bewdley, Worcestershire
PAY: Training*
FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

We are looking for Volunteer Reserve Managers to help us look after two very special sites near Bewdley: The Helen Mackaness Reserve and Pound Green Common. Our Volunteer Reserve Managers play a vital and engaging role in the management of our sites, from leading practical conservation volunteer work parties in undertaking practical work such as bramble and scrub management, to carrying out maintenance and wildlife surveys onsite. One day a month. This is a great opportunity to gain a deep insight into how we manage these special places for wildlife, working closely with our experienced Reserves Team.  We will give you training in leadership, first aid and tool use as required.  Get fit and get closer to nature. This is a great way to put your skills to good use, helping to make Worcestershire a better place for wildlife and assisting others to do the same!  Interested? Great – get in touch to find out more volunteer@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org

JOB: School 'Wildlife Assembly' Volunteers
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Across Worcestershire
PAY: Training*
FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Our school team is looking for more volunteers to join us and help deliver fun and engaging wildlife assemblies for primary schools. Last year our team delivered over 50 assemblies and we are now looking to expand our offer and reach more schools. Short assemblies are pre-prepared for you and will cover clear topics including our Bzzy Bee assembly about wild bees and our assembly based on the ‘Lost Words’ book. The assemblies are interactive and will include games, props and an element of performance. As a School Assembly volunteer you will have the support of the Engagement Officers. You will have the chance to learn new skills. *You will receive health and safety and child safeguarding training, storytelling training as well as any other training needed such as first aid. Time commitment to suit you, Monday-Friday, school hours. To find out more email volunteer@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org.

JOB: Volunteer Leader: Youth Group
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Worcester
PAY: Training*
FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

We are looking for Volunteer Leaders to work alongside our Youth Engagement Officer to help supervise our up & coming youth group ‘Outdoor Origins’. You will be helping us to provide exciting skill-building opportunities for young people between the ages of 14-19. You will be responsible for helping to supervise, guide & encourage groups of young people whilst they undertake a variety of practical & non-practical tasks. Sessions are designed to try & give the young people the best & most varied experience possible so can involve anything from undertaking practical tasks on our nature reserves to skill building sessions incl wildlife ID & green woodworking. *Training in leadership, first aid & tool use as required. You don’t need much experience - just an infectious enthusiasm for our natural world & a willingness to get stuck in.  Time commitment to suit you - monthly / weekly. Interested or want to know more? Get in touch volunteer@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org.

JOB: District Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Opportunities across Scotland
PAY: Training, garden visits
FOR: Scotland's Gardens Scheme

Our District Volunteers help our District Organisers and Garden Openers to open private gardens to the public for charity. This is a varied role that includes helping at gardens with admissions, teas, signage and car parking on the day of the opening, as well as publicity beforehand. It's a great opportunity to support different charities, build new relationships, develop your gardening knowledge and visit beautiful gardens. We offer training and support, regional meetings and the opportunity to attend our National Conference. 2-4 hpw. Please contact Julie Golding. 0131 226 3714 julie@scotlandsgardens.org.

JOB: Sustrans Schools Cycling Volunteers – I Bike Scotland
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Various 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; Edinburgh; Inverness; 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 NSPCC Child Protection. Time commitment: at least once a month. Please contact annie.cousins@sustrans.org.uk for more information or visit https://c-js.co.uk/36AOtOH.

JOB: Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels - Volunteer Grey Squirrel Control Officers
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Scottish Borders
PAY: 0
FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Scottish Borders red squirrel networks to deliver red squirrel conservation in Berwickshire, Teviot & Rule, Upper Tweed Valley & the surrounding areas. Together they utilise targeted grey squirrel control to prevent replacement of red squirrels by the invasive non-native grey squirrels. The control is delivered by a combination of project staff, landowners funded via The Forestry Grant Scheme, & volunteers, all trapping grey squirrels in carefully chosen project areas. You’ll be an ambassador for the networks & the project, providing support to existing volunteers, project staff & partner organisations to deliver the project’s aims across the area. Further information & to download application form: https://c-js.co.uk/2QPvSWR. Completed application forms to squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk.

JOB: Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels - Volunteer Grey Squirrel Control Officers
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Dumfries & Galloway
PAY: 0
FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway’s red squirrel networks to deliver red squirrel conservation in Annandale, Gatehouse, Glenkens, Kirkcudbright, Lower-Nithsdale, Mid-Nithsdale, & the Solway Forests. Together they utilise targeted grey squirrel control to prevent replacement of red squirrels by the invasive non-native grey squirrels. The control is delivered by a combination of project staff, landowners funded via The Forestry Grant Scheme, & volunteers, all trapping grey squirrels in carefully chosen project areas. You’ll be an ambassador for the network & the project, providing support to existing volunteers, project staff & partner organisations to deliver the project’s aims across the area. What we are looking for is someone with availability over a period of time, able to offer 4 days per month & enthusiastic about protecting red squirrels. For further information & to download application form visit https://c-js.co.uk/2QPvSWR. Please send completed application forms to squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk.

Trainee Engagement Ranger - Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust

Location: Occombe Farm, Paignton

Are you looking to gain hands on experience in Environmental Education? Want to be provided with accommodation, a substantial training budget and the chance to work with skilled professionals already working in the industry? This intensive trainee scheme has provided 90% of individuals who have completed the scheme the knowledge, skills and confidence to secure jobs in the environmental education, conservation or teaching sector.

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