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JOB: Seasonal Assistants 2023
BE4: 16-12-2022
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LOC: Totnes, Devon
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FOR: Wildwise Events Ltd

Every spring WildWise recruits 2 new volunteers – one male and one female – to support the forthcoming public event programme of camps, courses and day / overnight events. This involves working with leaders to prepare for, deliver and manage the events and activities, camp infrastructure, cooking, stores and kit maintenance plus other ad hoc duties. Many of our events are in rural locations not well served by public transport so a driving licence and access to transport is essential. You will gain a huge amount of practical experience and guidance, developing your practical and bushcraft skills, getting experience supporting nature connection events and courses. You will also be offered a free place on our flagship year-long Outdoor Leadership Foundation course, Call of the Wild (worth £2795) plus you can join any of our professional training short courses. Previous outdoor experience is helpful but not required More important is that you are reasonably fit, are a team player and have a positive can-do attitude. March – November 2023. Please email us on info@wildwise.co.uk

JOB: 6 x Volunteer Pop-Up Shop Retail Assistants (Part-Time Roles)
BE4: 16-12-2022
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LOC: Various
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FOR: Avon Wildlife Trust

Desirable frequency / duration: 1 or 2 days a week from Jan to Dec 2023. Do you love shopping or have experience working in a shop? Do you like organizing and planning events? Are you a real people person and want to volunteer for a good cause? Then you don't want to miss out on this exciting volunteering role! Avon Wildlife Trust is planning to run a pop-up shop and are keen to hear from you. Whether you can help with planning and designing the new venture, think you will shine on the shop floor or you want to experience the full enterprise journey, this could be right up your street – quite literally! We need a number of volunteers to make up a team of retail assistants, so you’ll have the opportunity to be part of that new team spirit and enthusiasm that will make this a successful enterprise, meeting and working with lots of people along the way. For more information and how to apply, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/3geaw8b

JOB: Social Enterprise Volunteer
BE4: 16-12-2022
IV: --
LOC: Flexi-working from home and head office in Great George Street, Bristol
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FOR: Avon Wildlife Trust

Desirable frequency / duration: 6 months/ongoing, 2+ days/week flexible. Avon Wildlife Trust is at an exciting stage of change, with ambitions to seek new ways of raising funds that will support and enable people to Take Action for Nature. This role will be pivotal, working alongside the commercial development manager on key commercial projects, helping to set up new initiatives and enhancing current processes. We aim to have a core team of volunteers in this area, and as a Social Enterprise Volunteer you would help support other volunteers. We have ambitious plans so we need someone who is motivated, organised and can get things done. This role could be well suited to a career changer, retired person or anyone who has experience of planning and coordinating tasks at any scale. You will be challenged and in return, you’ll gain a unique experience, whilst helping Avon Wildlife Trust tackle the climate emergency. This is your opportunity to utilise your unique skills to help make a positive impact to the environment. For more information & how to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/3EnzSZj

JOB: Trustees
BE4: 18-12-2022
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LOC: Across Devon
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FOR: Devon Wildlife Trust

Devon Wildlife Trust is seeking new Trustees. Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is a welcoming community of people – members and supporters, volunteers, partners, and staff - who share a love of Devon’s wildlife and who work together to protect it. Our Board of Trustees plays a pivotal role in shaping the direction of the Charity and ensuring that it is run properly and effectively. Trusteeship is a voluntary role where people who care about Devon’s wildlife work together to provide strong leadership for the Charity and help it to achieve its vision of a Devon rich in wildlife, for everyone and valued by all. Being a trustee requires voluntary work - time preparing for and attending meetings; effort spent understanding complexities and staying updated on the conservation sector. The precise time commitment varies, but probably averages around 3 hours a week. In return for your time, we believe that serving as a Trustee at DWT is a rewarding experience. You may be seeking an opportunity to donate your skills, time and attention to a cause you are passionate about or looking for a new challenge. Alternatively, you may be interested in becoming a Trustee to boost your career – trusteeships are an opportunity to gain insights into leading an organisation at a strategic level. Whatever your motivations for becoming a Trustee at DWT, you will play a leading role in safeguarding Devon’s stunning wildlife and wild places for future generations. We are particularly looking for Trustees with skills or experience in Ecology, Marine Wildlife Conservation, Sustainable Agriculture, Land Management and Property Management. DWT is committed to achieving equality and valuing diversity across the organisation and is seeking to better reflect this commitment in relation to the Board of Trustees. We particularly welcome applications from people aged under 40; people with disabilities; and Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people. These demographics are underrepresented on our Board of Trustees. The deadline for applications is 18 December and if shortlisted, you will be invited to meet the Nominations & Development Committee on Friday 27 or Monday 30 January. Appointments will be confirmed in early March. Induction for new Trustees is expected to start from April. You can find out further information about DWT, the role of a Trustee and how to apply by downloading the Candidate Information & Application Pack from http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/volunteering. If you require a different format, or have any questions not answered by the pack, please email handrews@devonwildlifetrust.org or telephone 01392 279244.

JOB: World Owl Trust Event Volunteer
BE4: 30-12-2022
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LOC: UK wide
PAY: Training, social network
FOR: World Owl Trust

We are a 50 year old charity with an enthusiastic team of falconers, enthusiasts, conservationists and international partners. We protect habitat and educate the next generation. We are looking for a volunteer events team to support our fundraising program and to spread the work about Owl Conservation around the world. This will include full training, lanyard. Most of next year’s event will take place in Cumbria, however there may be opportunities to support elsewhere in the UK. Time: 1 day - 10 days. https://www.facebook.com/WorldOwls If you are interested in supporting our work and volunteering at an event, please do contact message our facebook page or e mail jen@owls.org

JOB: Gardens Residential Volunteer
BE4: 05-12-2022
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LOC: Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology
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FOR: Centre for Alternative Technology

Volunteering with us is an excellent opportunity to gain new skills and work experience, explore this beautiful area of mid Wales and the Snowdonia National Park, and meet a range of interesting and friendly new people all working together on solutions to the climate and biodiversity emergency. In this exciting residential placement, you’ll be helping to keep the gardens and pathways around our Visitor Centre presentable and helping to look after the educational display areas. We garden with a focus on regeneration and biodiversity. Time: 6 months. More information: https://cat.org.uk/latest/volunteer/

JOB: Woodlands and Water Residential Volunteer
BE4: 05-12-2022
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LOC: Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology
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FOR: Centre for Alternative Technology

Volunteering with us is an excellent opportunity to gain new skills and work experience, explore this beautiful area of mid Wales and the Snowdonia National Park, and meet a range of interesting and friendly new people all working together on solutions to the climate and biodiversity emergency. In this exciting residential placement, you’ll be helping to manage our woodlands, our off-grid water and sanitation systems and make improvements around site using our natural resources. Time: 6 months. More information: https://cat.org.uk/latest/volunteer/

Trainee Reserves Officer – Volunteer Placement - Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

Working with our Reserves Team to gain experience and knowledge for a career in Conservation, the post includes leading a large volunteer work group and carrying out a wide range of practical habitat management tasks across the Trust’s 35 reserves. A busy and exciting opportunity to learn and develop skills in practical habitat management, group leadership, use and maintenance of power and hand tools and best practice in conservation management.

Chair and Trustees - greenspace scotland

Logo: greenspace scotland

greenspace scotland is recruiting for a Chair and up to 4 new Trustees to join our Board.

Greenspace makes a big difference to our quality of life and sense of place. Parks and greenspaces are our natural health service, our children’s outdoor classrooms and our cities’ green lungs.

greenspace scotland has provided a national lead on greenspace since 2002. As Scotland’s parks and greenspace charity, we are influential in shaping a supporting policy context for greenspace, promoting good practice on greenspace delivery, and pioneering new approaches to managing and resourcing parks and greenspaces.

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