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Countryside, conservation and ecology full and part time voluntary placements including wildlife work and environmental education, updated weekly.

New section: Volunteering from home. Ways you can volunteer during the coronavirus outbreak.

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JOB: Immersive Volunteer Ranger Cliveden Estate
BE4: 29-03-2024
IV: --
LOC: Cliveden Estate
PAY: In-house training & Accommodation
FOR: National Trust

30 hours per week between 6 months - 1 year. We are recruiting an Immersive Volunteer Ranger to work with us at the Cliveden Portfolio, offering a broad experience of Ranger work at a pay-for-entry property and open access countryside. The 384-acre Cliveden estate has a rich history and includes woods, riverbank and grassland which are managed by our Ranger team. With over 500,000 visitors last year, it provides the perfect opportunity to work at a buzzing property enabling you to develop a wide range of property skills. The Maidenhead and Cookham Commons also forms part of our portfolio with 843 acres of open access common which include a variety of woodlands, village greens, archaeological features, a lovely stretch along the Thames and a SSSI designated chalk grassland offering a wide range of habitats to learn about. We can offer provided accommodation and in-house training, for more information including role profile and role description email

JOB: Snelsmore Common Work Party Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Snelsmore Common Country Park, 4 miles north-west of Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 3BQ (nearest)
PAY: Full training for all tasks undertaken, and information provided about the site, its wildlife and the purpose of the task.

We are looking for keen and enthusiastic people to help carry out a wide range of practical tasks to maintain and enhance the habitats of Snelsmore Common. The role includes a wide range of tasks, including: coppicing, scrub clearance, path clearance, access works. Everyone welcome. No experience is needed, as full training will be provided for all tasks. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Time: 4 hours on the last Tuesday of each month. For more information and to apply BBOWT Volunteering Opportunity

JOB: Activities leader for Children and Young People
BE4: 260-03-2024
IV: --
LOC: Gibside, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG
PAY: Travel expenses
FOR: National Trust

Are you passionate about engaging children and young people with nature and cultural heritage? Volunteer to help us inspire the future generations with the wonders and benefits of nature in the beautiful landscape of Gibside. We will train you to lead simple, fun and engaging activities for school groups and community groups, which support our visiting children & young people's learning journey. This role will suit you if you are: A good communicator, confident to volunteer with a variety of people, especially children. Looking to use your skills to volunteer with children & young people, or keen to develop these skills. Happy to be walking around outside in all weathers. Able to volunteer alone or part of a team with a positive, ‘give it a go’ attitude. Able to travel to Gibside. Time: flexible: as and when you are available, when groups are booked in or training days. To apply: go to National Trust Website here and type in Gibside for location. For enquiries please email

JOB: Residential Volunteer (Trainee Warden 6 months)
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: RSPB Exe Exstuary, Exminster, Devon
PAY: Accommodation and professional training

We are looking for an enthusiastic residential volunteer to join our small, friendly Exe Estuary Reserves Team, based at the Exminster Marshes. This is a great opportunity to learn about wetland management and gain countryside management skills needed to pursue a career in conservation. There is no charge to take part in this scheme. To apply please contact Rob Johns

TWIC Director - The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC)

Logo: The Wildlife Information Centre

We are seeking two new directors to fill vacancies in our Board of Directors, and are looking in particular for applications from individuals with expertise / experience in ecology and biological recording and in public relations and/or marketing. Previous experience of working in the conservation sector is highly desirable.

The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC) is an environmental charity with an established reputation for excellence in the provision of biodiversity data within south-east and part of central Scotland.

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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. 

Please remember to contact only the organisation or person mentioned in the advert and please mention that you saw the advert with CJS.  Explanation of the headings here.


CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with Chester Zoo published in February 2024

8 articles and 96 voluntary roles along with lots of volunteering opportunities across the UK so have a look through the regions for something you can get involved in.

Read it here


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