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JOB: Special Occasion Volunteer
BE4: 12/12/2021
IV: --
LOC: Hive, Moss Bank Park, Bolton
PAY: Experience, induction, training, expenses.
FOR: Lancashire Wildlife Trust

If you like special times of the year but don’t want to commit to a regular role then read on. We have a number of volunteering opportunities to help out at special occasions such as Christmas or Halloween. Working alongside staff throughout themed events, activities could include meeting and greeting, directing people from the café, managing a craft station, letter writing, supporting marshmallow toasting, dressing up, or other similar seasonal activities. You and a staff member will help to set up beforehand, and tidy away again at the end. There will be lots of interaction and enthusing children/families, making it an enjoyable experience for all at some of the most exciting times of the year. Further details, including how to get involved, can be found at https://c-js.co.uk/3lTHSJt or contact Volunteer Co-ordinator Charlotte via cyates@lancswt.org.uk.

JOB: Conservation Volunteer - Residential
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Gibraltar Point NNR
PAY: Accommodation and training
FOR: Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

We seek a residential volunteer to work alongside the nature reserve management team & undertake a wide variety of practical conservation work. This includes: a varied range of habitat management work - grassland, wetland, woodland, scrub; livestock management, survey & monitoring, shorebird protection plus an opportunity to get involved in education / interpretation / events programme. The role will involve working based on a 35 hpw, you will be expected to cover weekend shifts when required. Accommodation is provided in a 1 bedroom flat at the Nature Reserve office. In house training provided, some funding for formal / certificated training. Please email CV & covering letter to Nature Reserve Warden Jim Shaw at jshaw@linctrust.co.uk.


JOB: EFI Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Essex
PAY:
FOR: Essex County Council

As part of the Essex Forest Initiative (EFI) programme we are putting together a team of volunteers to participate in the year 2 EFI activities. With the planting season just around the corner we would like to start recruiting people that are kin on outdoor forestry work and would be interested in participating in these activities throughout the year. EFI activities will include: tree planting; woodland management; taking cuttings; mulching; removing tree guards. Details about these activities such as dates, location, weather conditions and facilities (including parking) will be communicated as they appear. You can attend as many or as little of these as you would like depending on your availability. If you would like to be added to the EFI volunteers team please get in touch. Email jaime.carvalho@essex.gov.uk Any questions please let me know!

JOB: Volunteer Finance Officer
BE4: 31-01-2022
IV: --
LOC: West Yorkshire
PAY: Training
FOR: The Calder and Colne Rivers Trust

The Calder Rivers Trust is experiencing a period of sustained growth, having recruited two members of staff to supplement the work done by our board of dedicated trustees. We are now at the stage where we need a Finance Officer to support our work. This is a voluntary role & would suit someone with previous financial & bookkeeping experience or, ideally, membership of a chartered accountancy body. If you have this type of background & an interest in our work, focussed on environmental improvements to the watercourses in the Calder catchment, we would love to hear from you. You would be working with the Chair, Secretary & other Trustees to ensure the smooth, efficient & legally-sound operation of the charity & limited company. Training will be provided where required for such applications as QuickBooks. 1-2 hpw. Visit https://c-js.co.uk/3C2s50h.


JOB: Volunteer Christmas Sales Assistant
BE4: 19-11-2021
IV:
LOC: Leith, Edinburgh
PAY: Reasonable travel expenses
FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Come and help us process & package our Christmas card and 2022 calendars! You’ll have a dedicated office to work in and help & support from staff where needed. Perfect opportunity if you are able to donate 1 day a week towards our cause. Commitment of 1 day per week for 7 weeks required from early November (or as soon as possible afterwards) until mid December. The role will require care & precision in processing the orders and packaging the items ready for dispatch. You may need to communicate with customers regarding their orders. See our website for further details https://c-js.co.uk/3nifYpT.

JOB: Visitor Centres Volunteers
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Holme Dunes, Ranworth Broad & Hickling Broad
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Several opportunities exist for volunteers to help in our busy seasonal visitor centres at Holme Dunes, Hickling Broad & Ranworth Broad, all of which are fabulous locations. You will be the welcoming face of NWT, sharing your enthusiasm, handling money & promoting our work. They are open 7 days a week, so there are a variety of flexible roles to fit into the rotas, incl regular commitments or more occasional cover, with a particular need for weekends & school holidays. We are especially keen to find more volunteers to help out at our Information Centre on Malthouse Staithe, near our Ranworth Broad Visitor Centre, especially on Sundays. For a full role description & to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv & send your application forms to alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk.

JOB: Independent Events Team Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Across Norfolk
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

On average one day per month. We are building a team of enthusiastic volunteers with excellent communication skills to represent the Trust at a variety of events throughout Norfolk. You will be supporting NWT and raising awareness of our work by providing friendly face to face contact and distributing information and events leaflets. For more information about this opportunity please visit the webpage https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv where you will be able to download a role description and an application form or contact Alan Marchbank alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk or on 01603 598360.

JOB: Friends Volunteer Roles (Various)
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Home Based / Staunton Country Park, Havant, Hampshire
PAY: Parking, refreshments, training
FOR: Friends Of Staunton Country Park

Do you care about the future of your local Country Park? We are a local group committed to supporting Hampshire Countryside Service in the preservation & conservation of Staunton Country Park. Our projects seek to educate the public about the Park’s history, its flora & fauna and to support the Park’s positive development. The Friends of Staunton Country Park group are looking for new members to help with its various projects, including fundraising appeals, social media promotion and website building. Time commitment flexible, ongoing. Email scpch@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

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