New section: Volunteering from home. Ways you can volunteer during the coronavirus outbreak.
This week's additions are below
JOB: Iceland Trailteam Volunteer
LOC: Thórsmörk, Iceland
FOR: Iceland Forest Service (Skógræktin)
No previous experience of trail construction work is necessary as practical training will be provided. We are looking for participants who have some experience of camping and hill walking, enjoy wilderness landscapes and are ready for a challenge. Iceland’s notoriously changeable weather means that our teams have to be well prepared with warm clothing, good waterproofs and sturdy tents. Due to the strenuous nature of our work, participants must be physically fit and as many of our work sites are in remote locations, we do a lot of hiking to get to them! Participants must be 20+ years of age. Participants organise and pay their own travel to and from the meeting point in Thórsmörk. There is no participation fee. 5-11 weeks. Full details and application forms can be found at https://trailteam.is/opportunities/
JOB: Love Your River Cole Trainee Roles x 3
LOC: Hams Hall, Brandon Marsh, Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens
PAY: 9000 bursary
FOR: Wildlife Trust For Birmingham & The Black Country
Full time placements. Duration: 12 months. Do you love wildlife and working outdoors? Are you practical and willing to learn new skills? Ever thought about a career in nature conservation? The Love Your River Cole (LYRiC) project aims to transform the Cole Valley, enhancing natural spaces and training local people to look after this important natural river corridor. If you are looking to start your conservation career, this 12 month trainee placement will give you the skills and experience you need, including a City & Guilds Level 2 Work Based Certificate in Environmental Conservation. Further details and link to application documents: https://www.bbcwildlife.org.uk/jobs/love-your-river-cole-traineeships-x3
2 x 12-month placements from April 2021
Based at Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA), Bovey Tracey, Devon
This 12-month Conservation and Access Volunteer placement is an exciting opportunity for two graduates to consolidate skills and knowledge in applied conservation and access management. Hosted by DNPA, this is a partnership project with Natural England (East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve) and the Woodland Trust and the successful candidates will work across variety of sites in one of England’s most loved landscapes.
In Depth Features. An index of articles about volunteering from CJS Focus editions dating back to 2005. Articles cover both participant and co-ordinator points of view. The adverts will most likely have closed for applications but the contact organisations can proof be useful.
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