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JOB: Forest Walking Guide
BE4: 03-08-2020
IV: --
LOC: Burton upon Trent
PAY: Training
FOR: Sinai Park House Trust

We are a charitable trust (Charity # 1172341) which manages Sinai Park House and the grounds surrounding it. We make the site accessible to the general public by running guided tours and guided walks of the site and through the National Forest which surrounds it. Tours and walks are focused around the Heritage Open Days festival in September and the National Forest Walking Festival in May but opportunities for more may arise in the near future. We are looking for people who are able to lead guided walks through the Forest and onto the site. Training on the key topics we aim to cover and the health and safety issues will be provided. We have other volunteer opportunities available so ask us for more about these when we have our initial chat. Time commitment: 10-20 hours per year. Visit for more on the site and email for more information about this opportunity.

JOB: Regional Pledge Co-ordinator
BE4: 22-12-2020
IV: --
LOC: Home-based
PAY: Role-based training
FOR: Wild Ideas

We are seeking a highly motivated and energetic volunteer to co-ordinate and bring the Nature Networks project to life in their region of the UK. This initiative aims to stimulate grassroots action to save our biodiversity for future generations. The Pledge Co-ordinator will: work with the Programme Co-ordinator to develop and oversee calls to action that engage the community in online pledges to assist nature’s recovery; work with the Programme Manager to develop and design appropriate online media to attract pledges; attend (virtual) team meetings as appropriate; contribute updates on Nature Network to the Wild Ideas newsletter(s); maintain a database of pledges; maintain a map of pledges; ensure all data is stored appropriately. The role is likely to require up to a day week worked flexibly to suit your requirements. For more information or an informal chat, please contact the Programme Co-ordinator, Debs at or on 07786 444816.

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