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JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Conservation), Buckinghamshire x2

BE4: 28/1/19 (9am)

IV: 31/1/19

LOC: College Lake, near Tring (HP23 5QG)

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

Increase your experience, practical skills and knowledge, with the aim of helping you to progress towards a paid role in conservation. Employer-valued practical experience of conservation techniques will range from scrub clearance and vegetation management to maintenance of site infrastructure and helping to manage our livestock. You will take part in a varied training programme, tailored to your role (incl first aid certification) and have a dedicated mentor who will monitor your progress and help with personal development throughout your placement. Applicants should have a keen interest in UK wildlife conservation, a good level of physical fitness, and be willing to supervise and lead volunteers. Rel volunteering or work experience desirable. 3 days per week for 6-12 months. ASK: For more information visit our website: https://c-js.co.uk/2QtyxVH

JOB: Residential Volunteer Warden

BE4: 1/2/19

LOC: Aylesbeare Common

PAY: Relevant training and expenses

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for 3 individuals to join our high performing Reserves Team, for a 6 month placement working on a suite of sites across the Pebblebed Heaths in East Devon. The majority of these sites are designated (SSSI, SPA, SAC) and all sit within the East Devon AONB. Successful applicants will play a key role delivering the management that supports a huge variety of wildlife species across our wet and dry heaths, woods, ponds and mire. This botanically diverse area is home to a huge array of wildlife and living on site in our eco log cabin will offer you the best possible chances of experiencing it. The work will consist of practical habitat work, undertaking surveys as well as leading volunteer groups with support from staff, with the aim of developing and supporting individuals towards a career in conservation. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with good bird ID skills to lead on BBS and species specific survey work. Min age 18, driving licence preferred but not essential. ASK: Please send a CV and brief details of reasons for applying and what you would hope to gain from a placement. Contact: aaron.boughtflower@rspb.org.uk Tel. 07768 040274

JOB: Seabird Cruise Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

1 day a week for 3-4 months. RSPB Bempton Cliffs is home to almost quarter of a million seabirds over the spring & summer months, incl puffins, gannets & kittiwakes. We run a series of very popular weekend seabird cruises from Bridlington harbour to show visitors our ‘Seabird City’ at close quarters. We are looking for knowledgeable volunteers for these three hour cruises to help ensure that passengers not only enjoy their experience but also learn from it. This is an opportunity to be part of the country’s largest nature conservation charity; a chance to pass on your knowledge of & passion for nature to others; to use & develop skills & personal initiative. You need: a good knowledge of seabirds in this area, or willingness to learn; a good stomach for sailing; an awareness of the RSPB’s work & the ability to talk about it; the enthusiasm & confidence to greet & initiate conversations with members of the public; good speaking & listening skills; availability for several weekends between May-September. ASK: Contact: Kim Smales, 01262 422206, kim.smales@rspb.org.uk or visit www.rspb.org.uk.

JOB: Groundwork Youth Advisory Board

BE4: 10/2/19

IV: 10/02/2019

LOC: Travel around the UK to meetings

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: Groundwork

Groundwork Youth supports young people to take action in their local environment, providing opportunities and experiences to develop your leadership potential and connecting you with like-minded people wanting to make a difference in their communities. Our Youth Advisory Board shapes our campaigns and programme of activity, ensuring we inspire and include young people from different backgrounds. This flexible, voluntary role with Groundwork UK, a leading  community charity, includes full training and ongoing support to achieve your goals. You will run campaigns, motivate and inspire young people and represent your area across the UK, gaining voluntary experience with various partner organisations. Some existing experience of volunteering, taking part in campaigns, or organising fundraising events is desirable. ASK: To find out more about the role and link to the application go to: https://www.groundwork.org.uk/youthhub

JOB: Live Seabird Interpreter

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

We need live interpreters so that visitors can meet a friendly face out & about on the reserve; helping visitors to identify wildlife & point them in the right direction. This role serves to enhance the experience visitors have on the reserve & encourages return visits. It’s an opportunity to spend your days out on the sea cliffs surrounded by up to a quarter of a million nesting seabirds & the chance to pass on your passion for nature to enthuse others. The skills you need: approachable, with a friendly demeanour; willingness to undertake appropriate training & personal development; ability to stand for long periods of time in all weather; confidence to initiate conversations with members of the public; enthusiasm for wildlife & conservation; own transport. You need to be fit, able to stand for long periods of time in all weathers, should be a quick learner & comfortable with using optical equipment efficiently (training provided). Must be over 18 & able to work without a chaperone. ASK: Contact Sarah Aitken 01262 422213, sarah.aitken@rspb.org.uk or visit www.rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Conservation Traineeship x 2

BE4: 25/1/19 (noon)

IV: 25/01/2019

LOC: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-Le-Spring

PAY: None, but attractive training package

FOR: Durham Wildlife Trust

An enthusiastic person with good communication skills, dedicated to nature conservation and working with people is required to assist in the delivery of the Trusts varied range of habitat and access management across its 37 nature reserves. Working with our accomplished volunteer teams you will gain valuable experience in volunteer leadership, reserves management and project development. You will also gain skills and experience relevant to communicating the importance of nature conservation to the public and in generating the resources required to deliver nature conservation activities. Furthermore you will gain experience of ecological survey techniques, particularly for protected species, by supporting the work of the Trust’s ecological consultancy. In addition an attractive training package is available which includes: chainsaw, pesticides, first aid, off road (4x4), ATV, brushcutter qualifications. A contribution towards mileage is available. This position requires a commitment for a minimum of 12 months, working 4 days p/w (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and one weekend day per month). ASK: A link to the full role details can be found here. https://durhamwt.com/jobs/ Contact Chris Jones, Living Landscape Officer (North) cjones@durhamwt.co.uk or 0191 584 8949.

JOB: Car Park Attendant Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

2 - 6 months. We want you to help control traffic and directing new arrivals to available spaces in the car parks, which makes a huge difference for the visitor experience. What’s in it for you? The opportunity to spend your day outdoors; you may be looking for a way of putting something back; relevant training; an opportunity to be part of the country’s largest nature conservation charity; the opportunity to become part of a friendly, supportive team; regular line management support; opportunities to use and develop skills and personal initiative; references if appropriate. The skills you need: approachable, with a friendly demeanour; problem solving; enjoy being part of a team; confidence to initiate conversations with and talk to members of the public. You need to be fit, able to stand for long periods of time in all weathers. Applicants must be over 18 years old. ASK: Contact: Scott Smith, Visitor Operations Manager, scott.smith@rspb.org.uk 01262 422219.

JOB: Handa Long-Term Volunteer x 3

BE4: 11/2/19

IV: 11/02/2019

LOC: Handa Island, Sutherland

PAY:

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

We currently have three residential opportunities on Handa Island lasting from 15 to 26 weeks, giving you an exciting opportunity to live on a remote island and learn how our wildlife reserve is managed and to monitor the vast seabird colonies. You will have the chance to assist the Ranger with practical tasks, landing visitors and seabird monitoring. Placements on Handa are widely recognised as important field experience and provide excellent networking opportunities with Trust and RSPB staff, and several seabird researchers. Many former volunteers have gone on to paid employment on Handa and other reserves, and the majority are now employed full-time within the conservation or academic sectors. An interest in wildlife; good level of health and fitness; flexible attitude towards working hours and communal living; enjoy the outdoors; practical experience with a variety of hand tools; good communication skills. ASK: For further information and to apply, please complete our online application form: https://c-js.co.uk/2CbvDQs

JOB: Wildlife Trainee (Community) Nature Discovery Centre

BE4: 4/2/19 (9am)

IV: 13/2/19

LOC: Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

3 days per week for 6-12 months. Gain experience of interacting with children and families, running events, sessions for groups and schools and practical conservation. The Centre and nearby Thatcham Reedbeds are a beautiful urban oasis near Newbury. We run a diverse programme of events designed to engage local people with the wildlife which is right on their doorstep and inspire them to protect it. Alongside your day-to-day learning experiences, you will receive a substantial amount of external and internal training, covering community engagement, environmental education, habitat management, species ID and interview training. You will need to have a strong desire to work in nature conservation and an interest in encouraging others to take action for wildlife. You will be physically fit, enthusiastic and be able to engage with people from a range of ages and backgrounds. A valid driving licence and own transport is essential. ASK: Further details: https://c-js.co.uk/2CUMXe0

JOB: Volunteer Conservation Traineeship

BE4: 25/1/19 (noon)

IV: 25/01/2019

LOC: Low Barns, Witton Le Wear, Bishop Auckland

PAY: None, but attractive training package

FOR: Durham Wildlife Trust

An enthusiastic person with good communication skills, dedicated to nature conservation and working with people is required to assist in the delivery of the Trusts varied range of habitat and access management across its 37 nature reserves. Working with our accomplished volunteer teams you will gain valuable experience in volunteer leadership, reserves management and project development. You will also gain skills and experience relevant to communicating the importance of nature conservation to the public and in generating the resources required to deliver nature conservation activities. Furthermore you will gain experience of ecological survey techniques, particularly for protected species, by supporting the work of the Trust’s ecological consultancy. In addition an attractive training package is available which includes: chainsaw, pesticides, first aid, off road (4x4), ATV, brushcutter qualifications. A contribution towards mileage is available. This position requires a commitment for a minimum of 12 months, working 4 days p/w (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and one weekend day per month). ASK: A link to the full role details can be found here. https://durhamwt.com/jobs/ Contact Laura Tedstone, Living Landscape Officer (South) ltedstone@durhamwt.co.uk 01388 488 728.

JOB: Assistant Warden Intern

BE4: 31/1/19

IV: 12/2/19

LOC: RSPB Otmoor, Oxford, OX3 9UR

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for an Assistant Warden Intern to help with the running and management of this exciting wet grassland and reedbed site, a site that is teeming with wildlife, which is seen as a showcase for innovative habitat management, has a great team of highly motivated staff and volunteers and has a track record for developing our interns to a level where they have progressed through to paid employment in the conservation sector. 3-5 days per week for 9 months. You will gain vital skills and knowledge of managing a nature reserve ranging from fencing and wet grassland management to breeding bird surveys and fyke netting and anything in between . Depending on seasonal needs, we can offer brushcutter, chainsaw, pesticide, tractor driving, ATV and first aid qualifications along with training on RSPB systems. ASK: More details on the role can be found here: https://c-js.co.uk/2Rd4GpD, or call Fergus Mosey (Otmoor Warden) on 01865352033.

JOB: Learning Team Voluntary 6 month Internship

BE4: 4/2/19

IV: w/b 11/2/19

LOC: Across the county of Suffolk

PAY: Accredited training

FOR: Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Are you looking to develop your knowledge, skills and experience to gain future employment in the outdoor learning sector? Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the leading provider of wildlife and conservation learning opportunities in Suffolk, based around our nature reserves and centres.  This role focuses on helping people to discover nature and inspiring them with first hand experiences. You will be assisting in developing and delivering an activity-based family learning programme, school programmes and extended learning opportunities for all ages. You will play a full, active role in the learning team undertaking CPD, as appropriate and delivering activities at large SWT events and county events e.g. Suffolk Show and Latitude festival. Accredited training: Level 1 Forest Schools and Level 3 Wild Beach where appropriate. 3 days a week for 6 months. ASK: More information: www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/volunteer

JOB: Animal Care Voluntary Student Work Experience Placement

BE4: 31/3/19

IV: 31/03/2019

LOC: Devon

PAY: Training

FOR: Shaldon Wildlife Trust

Shaldon Wildlife Trust is able to offer a number of work experience placements which will give you a unique understanding of working for a conservation organisation. There is the chance to develop your skills across a variety of departments at Shaldon, incl the animal keeping, education, conservation and administration departments. There is the opportunity to complete research projects and dissertations during your placement. Shaldon Wildlife Trust is a small zoo on the Devon coast. Set in an acre of woodland, we are the smallest member of BIAZA and EAZA. Despite this we are active members of the zoo community and support conservation projects all over the word. Skills required: enrolment on an animal science related course; previous animal-related work exp; good communication skills; adaptable to different working environments; able to work in a team and independently; physically fit for the demands of the post. ASK: Please send a CV and covering letter to: Carly Murray, Head Keeper, Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Ness Drive, Devon TQ14 0HP or email carly@shaldonwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Coast & Countryside Volunteer Ranger

BE4: 18/1/19

LOC: Botallack, Cornwall

PAY: £750 training budget

FOR: National Trust

12 month placement. This role provides a great opportunity to work within a dynamic ranger team and develop new skills and experience in conservation. The focus of this role will be outdoor, practical coast & countryside work, and may involve taking part in community events. ASK: Please contact jasmin.odell@nationaltrust.org.uk for more full role details and application form.

JOB: Marine Awareness Assistant x 3

BE4: 3/2/19 (5pm)

IV: 11/2/19

LOC: Wembury Marine Centre, Wembury, South Devon

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: Devon Wildlife Trust

Starting wb 18/3/19, 4 days / week for 6 months. Marine Awareness Assistants will be mainly beach and rocky shore based and involved in raising awareness of the marine environment through education and interpretation.  Full training will be given and tasks will involve organising and leading public events - including rockpool and snorkel safaris, beach cleans and guided walks - plus organising and leading environmental education activities with school groups on the rocky shore and in the classroom. Other tasks will include staffing the visitor centre, maintaining a cold water aquarium, community engagement, developing new interpretation materials and promoting WMC via social media and our website. Reasonable travel expenses covered; mixture of in house and formal training/qualifications. There will also be opportunity to gain skills and experience in managing volunteers. We are looking for aptitude and potential and envisage this would be an excellent opportunity for recent graduates wanting to enter the job market or for more experienced people looking for a change in direction. ASK: For more details and how to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2RkMOJt

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: 31/1/19

IV: 31/01/2019

LOC: Roseland, Cornwall

PAY: Training, accommodation

FOR: National Trust

Time: 4 days. Helping the ranger team with practical work to keep the countryside in great condition, restoring coastal grasslands and woodland management. Learning more about the Roseland, its history, landscape, nature and archaeology Helping each visitor feel welcome, making suggestions so they have a safe and enjoyable day. Being ready to help, sharing what’s great about the property, helping people understand why we need to take care of special places and thinking about the needs of all visitors, including disabled people and families Letting staff know of any issues with fences, footpaths etc. Maintaining good relationships with people who share the land ASK: https://myvolunteering.nationaltrust.org.uk/

JOB: Residential Visitor Experience Intern - Dorset

BE4: 31/5/19

LOC: RSPB Arne, Dorset

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

The RSPB reserves in Dorset are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic individual to join the visitor experience team at the south west’s flagship reserve, RSPB Arne. This role is a unique opportunity to gain a valuable insight into the visitor operation on a busy nature reserve, and a perfect opportunity for someone looking towards a career in conservation. 37.5 hours per week. Regular weekend and evening working will be required. Good people and communication skills and an approachable personality are essential for this role, as is the ability to work as part of a small team. You will also be adaptable, self-motivated and ready to turn your hand to the multitude of different tasks required on a nature reserve. Specialist knowledge is not necessary, but an enthusiasm for wildlife and an interest in conservation is. ASK: Please send all enquiries to arne@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Ranger Placement

BE4: 4/2/19

LOC: Rothbury or The Sill, Hadrian's Wall

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Northumberland National Park

10 days over a 3 month period (April, May & June). You will be given training & development opportunities by working with current National Park staff. Placements will develop on the job skills through a range of practical tasks, working with groups of volunteers of all abilities, & engaging & dealing with the public. Working as part of the Ranger Team placements will become actively involved in the care & management of the National Park, including its sites, woodlands & nature reserves.  Essential: seeking a career as a countryside ranger, or in the environmental / land management sector; approachable, open, polite & helpful to others; self-motivated, adaptable with good organisational skills; able to carry out the tasks in the described work areas & to work outdoors in all weathers;  able to get to chosen location (Rothbury or The Sill) for a 9am start each day. ASK: For an application form or further details please contact: Jane Riddell on 07795 834936 or email jane.riddell@nnpa,org.uk

JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Education) Berkshire x 3

BE4: 1/2/19

IV: 11 or 12/2/19

LOC: 3 possible locations: Thatcham, Windsor or Maidenhead

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

You will be based at one of our three education centres, all located within exceptional wildlife sites. Here there will be ample opportunity to be involved with our varied and exciting range of educational programmes. This will include assisting with and leading school group activities, both at the centre and offsite, planning and delivering events for families and developing resources. Time commitment of 2-3 days per week for 6-12 months, depending on the role. Applicants should have a strong interest in environmental education and conservation, working with children and enjoy engaging with people of all ages. Relevant volunteering or work experience is desirable. ASK: For more information please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2M6Igko

JOB: Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail Ranger Placement

BE4: 4/2/19

LOC: The Sill, Hadrian's Wall (coast-to-coast on the National Trail)

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Northumberland National Park

10 days over a 3 month period (April - June). You will be given training & development opportunities by working with the Hadrian’s Wall Path (HWP) National Trail staff to undertake a range of access related tasks incl: surveying; practical maintenance projects; working with volunteers, &; engaging with the public. Working with the Trail Ranger placements will develop on the job skills in managing & maintaining Public Rights of Way with the added dimension that the HWP is set within a National Park & UNESCO World Heritage Site. Personal specification: seeking a career as a countryside ranger, or in the environmental / land management sector; approachable, open, polite & helpful to others;  self-motivated, adaptable with good organisational skills;  able to carry out the tasks described & to work outdoors in all weathers;  able to get to chosen location (The Sill) for a 8.30am start each day.  ASK: Apply: Jane Riddell on 07795 834936 or email jane.riddell@nnpa,org.uk

JOB: Wildlife Trainee (Education) Oxfordshire

BE4: 1/2/19

IV: 13/2/19

LOC: Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Didcot

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

Based at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, in Oxfordshire, you will have the chance to be involved with our varied and exciting range of educational programmes. This will include assisting with and leading school group activities, both at the centre and offsite, planning and delivering events for families and developing resources. One teacher, visiting with a Year 1 group said ‘A fantastic day. Totally engaging and well-paced to keep the children engaged throughout’. You could be a part of this. Time commitment of 2-3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. Applicants should have a strong interest in environmental education and conservation, working with children and enjoy engaging with people of all ages. Relevant volunteering or work experience is desirable. ASK: For more information please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2AClLiI

JOB: Full Time Volunteer Ranger - Plymbridge Woods

BE4: 1/2/19

LOC: Plymbridge Woods, Plymouth

PAY: Training / accommodation including all bills

FOR: National Trust

9 months - 1 year. Our Ranger team manage 197 acres of ancient woodland and grassland with the river Plym at the heart of the site. The valley supports a wide range of habitats and is home to kingfishers, otters, and peregrine falcons. With over 350,000 visitors each year, the placement would provide the perfect opportunity to work within a buzzing property enabling you to develop a broad range of practical countryside skills. The Plym Peregrine Project is an exciting and engaging element of our work here and would provide a great opportunity to work with volunteers and local community groups. In house training on a variety of machinery and countryside management techniques is included, and a budget of £500 for external training. ASK: Send your CV and covering letter to jessica.tatton-brown@nationaltrust.org.uk. Please email for any further information.

JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Ecology) x 2

BE4: 1/2/19

IV: 11/2/19

LOC: Littlemore, Oxford

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

Gain employer-valued practical experience by supporting the Ecology Team surveying and monitoring the wildlife and habitats on BBOWT's nature reserves. You will assist the Trust’s Water Vole Recovery Project by carrying out Water Vole surveys and monitoring mink activity. Office-based activities will include the management of survey data with an emphasis on data entry. Time commitment of 3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. Trainees committing to the full 12 months will have the opportunity to undertake survey data analysis. You will have extensive internal training and a budget (subject to confirmation) for external training courses. Applicants should have a keen interest in UK wildlife conservation. Relevant volunteering or work experience is desirable. ASK: For more information about the role please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2Fj8Aac

JOB: Living Seas Centre Voluntary Trainee

BE4: 4/3/19

LOC: Flamborough

PAY: Travel expenses / training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

6-12 months at 3 days a week. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed voluntary trainee to help support our team whilst gaining valuable experience through engaging with visitors in the Living Seas Centre, running public events, assisting with and delivering schools education sessions, assisting with our project work and promoting our wider Trust messages within the Living Seas work stream. You’ll get loads of experience working with the public and learning about the marine the environment, plus a training budget and travel expenses. ASK: If you would like to apply for this role please visit our website www.ywt.org.uk for an application form and return it to volunteering@ywt.org.uk

JOB: Residential Volunteer - Marketing Assistant

BE4: 28/2/19

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: Accommodation provided including all bills

FOR: RSPB

5 days a week for 6 months (negotiable). Every year over 100,000 visitors come to Bempton Cliffs, & around half of those have never been before so we have to work hard to get them here. You will be the eyes & ears of one of the busiest nature reserves in the UK - finding marketing opportunities around every corner & stories in everything, you’ll help to drive footfall to England’s largest mainland seabird colony. Main duties: create daily posts / tweets for our vibrant social media platforms that maintain targets on reach / engagement; work with the Communications Officer to write press releases, news articles & liaise with the media, including radio & TV interviews; producing posters & publicity materials; collecting & collating information to expand an email database; working with other marketing volunteers & reserve volunteers. ASK: For more information: please contact Maria Prchlik, Communications Officer at maria.prchlik@rspb.org.uk or call 01262 422202, all enquiries are welcome.

JOB: Garden Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Totnes, South Devon

PAY: Expenses paid and lunch provided

FOR: The Sharpham Trust

If you want to learn more about gardening, tree-care and horticulture, you might like to join our team of garden volunteers. You can stay all or half a day, joining in all kinds of active, hands-on tasks to be done in our 18th century walled kitchen garden, our formal gardens (designed by Percy Cane) or our sublime woodland gardens.  You don’t need experience - our gardener Bryony Middleton will give guidance each week. Plus you’ll enjoy a warm lunch with the Sharpham team. ASK: Contact Lucy Bell on 01803 731802 or email volunteer@sharphamtrust.org to find out more information

JOB: Learning Assistant Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

1 day a week for 3 – 4 months. At Bempton Cliffs, school and youth groups book onto sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve; enabling them to make their own connection to nature. As a Learning Assistant you will lead our education sessions using resources, games and play to engage children. Please note that this role requires someone who is available and able to lead school groups one day a week from March to July to cover school terms and you will need to be confident and a quick learner. If you have any doubt about your availability please speak to Kerry before applying for this role.  ASK: Contact: Kerry Fieldhouse, Learning Officer kerry.fieldhouse@rspb.org.uk 01262 422203

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Totnes, South Devon

PAY: Expenses paid

FOR: The Sharpham Trust

If you like gratifying, physical work outdoors, you can help us with the conservation of Sharpham’s breath-taking parkland - thought to have been laid out by England’s most famous landscaper Capability Brown - which surrounds Sharpham House, a Grade 1-listed Georgian villa. This summer the group will be helping to restore some of the paths and steps around the Estate and building some new fencing near the orchards. The volunteers have just finished creating a new oak circular bench beside the River Dart amid the reed-beds. Our conservation volunteers meet by the coach-yard at the back of Sharpham House. No experience is necessary as guidance will be given by group leader Martin Beat from our partners Ambios ASK: Contact Lucy Bell on 01803 731802 or email volunteer@sharphamtrust.org to find out more information

JOB: Marketing Assistant Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

We need to spread the word about Bempton Cliffs far and wide. New ways of communicating with our audiences are springing up every day and we need to make the most of these free tools. That’s why we’d like assistance with populating / monitoring social media and developing online promotional opportunities, for example, What’s On listings. So if Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are some of your favourite places to be, we’d love to hear from you. ASK: Contact: Maria Prchlik, Communications officermaria.prchlik@rspb.org.uk 01262 422202.

JOB: Conservation Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Staunton Country Park, Havant

PAY: Parking, refreshments, training

FOR: Hampshire County Council

This role will work alongside other volunteers and Staunton Country Park Ranger staff to carry out a wide variety of conservation tasks. This is an exciting time for Staunton Country Park which has recently been awarded a £2.75 million Heritage Lottery Funded grant to enhance its physical environment and upgrade community facilities for visitors. Dependent on the seasons, typical conservation tasks include:  coppicing, woodland management and dead hedge laying and scrub management; installing and maintaining gates, fences, signs and benches; keeping footpaths accessible by clearing overgrowing vegetation and maintaining the surface; wildlife surveying and monitoring. No specific skills are needed, although most of the work is based outdoors so an interest in the countryside and a willingness to work in all weathers is desirable. A basic level of fitness is needed as conservation tasks require physical activity on uneven terrain. Flexible time commitment. ASK: Email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

JOB: Volunteer Membership Recruiter

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Bempton Cliffs is a very busy reserve. We aim to deliver first class customer care at all times, as well as giving an outstanding home to nature. We are looking for someone to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors, providing them with the information they need to make the most of their visit. We need you to be able to enthuse people about wildlife & the RSPB, & actively encourage non-members to join. Other duties include promoting pin badge sales & promoting events / activities. ASK: Contact: Scott Smith, Visitor Operations Manager scott.smith@rspb.org.uk 01262 422210.

JOB: Assistant Ranger & Estate Assistant

BE4: 18/2/19

IV: 18/02/2019

LOC: Lundy Island

PAY: Accommodation & training

FOR: Landmark Trust

Would you like experience in practical conservation? Could you live within a small community off the coast of North Devon? Are you a hard worker, ready to help out wherever needed?  Then this could be the one for you. We’re posting for two positions to assist the full time Ranger on Lundy island- a stunning and unique island, designated a SSSI it also supports the UK’s first Marine Conservation Zone. This position provides a great opportunity to gain hands on experience and join the Lundy team over the summer. Work includes a wide range of practical conservation and estate management tasks including; grounds maintenance, dry-stone walling, rhododendron eradication, bracken management, vegetation control, stock fencing, footpath maintenance, volunteer supervision and tree maintenance, and assisting with general island duties. The positions run from 4 April through to the end of October 2019, it’s a volunteer role but with provided accommodation, food and a suitable training course provided at the end of the season. ASK: For an application form and job description call 01237 423233 or email: admin@lundyisland.co.uk Job description: https://c-js.co.uk/2Sff1Oe

JOB: Iceland Trail Team volunteers

BE4: 31/1/19

LOC: Thórsmörk, Iceland

PAY: Training

FOR: Iceland Forest Service (Skógræktin)

Join the programme for 2-week or 6-week placements. 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! There is no participation fee. ASK: Further details and application forms... https://trailteam.is/opportunities/

JOB: Education Volunteer

BE4:

IV: 18/01/2019

LOC: Swanwick Lakes, Swanwick

PAY: 0

FOR: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

6 month placement. Education volunteering involves assisting with a variety of outdoor and environmental education activities, with children and adults of all ages. This volunteer role would suit anyone who is keen to share their enthusiasm for wildlife and for the outdoors. You will need to enjoy working with children and being outdoors in all weathers. A DBS check may be required. We are looking for someone from 4 February - 26 July 2019  ASK: To apply for this role and for more information visit https://c-js.co.uk/2CtnqbH

JOB: Residential Volunteer - Long term placement

BE4: 15/2/19

IV: w/c 25/2/19

LOC: Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: Accommodation and training

FOR: RSPB

Bempton Cliffs is at the heart of England’s largest mainland seabird colony. During the height of the season nearly 500,000 seabirds can be found between Flamborough, Bempton and Filey which presents a stunning spectacle on the towering chalk cliffs and up to 20 kilometres of coastline.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed residential volunteer to help deliver a comprehensive programme of seabird monitoring and research at this internationally important site. If you\'re looking for a way to build on your experience in research and monitoring then this is the role for you.  You'll gain excellent experience in different survey techniques, data management and analysis, contribute to the annual monitoring report as well as seeing how an RSPB reserve is run from behind the scenes.  You'll be contributing to vital research and helping towards saving our threatened seabirds.  ASK: For details please go to our website at https://c-js.co.uk/2SgFSd4

JOB: Environmental Education Session Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Old Moor, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S73 0YF

PAY: Full training, support, uniform and travel expenses provided (up to 25 miles each way).

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about engaging children with nature and are happy to deliver outdoor activities to classes of up to 30 children (after a period of training) in all but extreme weather. You will be working outside and on the go all day as part of a small but busy education team inspiring children of all abilities about wildlife through practical, hands on activities such as pond dipping, investigating mini-beasts and seasonal sensory activities. Good communication skills and enthusiasm are essential and some experience of working with children would be helpful. Being willing to learn new skills with a resourceful and flexible approach will make you a valuable member of the team. Tasks will include: Leading education workshops to children (4-11 years). Assisting with equipment and resource maintenance as necessary. Assisting with promoting our education programme to primary schools. *Full training, support, uniform and travel expenses provided (up to 25 miles each way). Time commitment: minimum of one fixed day per fortnight, during term time march to October. ASK: To apply contact catherine.walker@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Wild Birthday Party Leader

BE4: 4/2/19

LOC: Doncaster

PAY: Training / some travel expenses

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

1-2 weekend days a month. Are you a party person, who loves to organise fun and games that brings joy to children, all with a wildlife twist? If that sounds like you, then maybe you are person we’re looking. We’d like a person who can create and lead wild birthday parties for children and their families, so that they have the opportunity to experience the best nature can offer and take away fantastic memories, which will hopefully embed a lasting love and respect for our wonderful wildlife. You’ll need to be a great communicator, plus knowledge and experience of working with children and young people is essential ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2UYNwu8 If you'd like to find out more before applying for this role, we are holding a Volunteer Open Day Potteric Carr Visitor Centre on Sunday 20th January 2019 10am-2pm.

JOB: Inspiring People Volunteer

BE4: 4/2/19

LOC: Doncaster

PAY: Training / some travel expenses

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Do you love putting a smile on people’s faces and spending time out in nature? Yorkshire’s wildlife is amazing and we want to tell everyone! We need passionate, inspiring volunteers to share the wonders of nature with people who come to our events at Potteric Carr nature reserve or one of our education group sessions, 1-2 days a month. You’ll be assisting staff with the smooth delivery of our events for families and education groups and helping to ensure people have a fun and memorable time with us. ASK: If you'd like to find out more before applying for this role, we are holding a Volunteer Open Day Potteric Carr Visitor Centre on Sunday 20 January 2019, 10am - 2pm or you can visit our website: https://c-js.co.uk/2UYNwu8

JOB: Residential Volunteer - Learning Assistant

BE4: 28/02/2019

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: Accommodation & all utility bills included

FOR: RSPB

5 days a week for 6 months (negotiable). You’ll help us to inspire children of all ages through the delivery of a range of fun and creative learning programmes. Children visit as part of school trips to the reserve or via youth group sessions and you’ll work with our Learning Officer and other learning volunteers to prepare educational resources and deliver our learning programmes. Main duties: help to produce educational resources and activities for use during the season; attend all Learning Team training; lead school and youth groups, including on days when the Learning Officer does not work; help to promote our education offer via social media and other marketing activities; support post-season preparation for 2020; help deliver the reserve’s visitor experience in August when there are no educational visits. ASK: For more information: please contact Sarah Aitken, Visitor Experience Manager at sarah.aitken@rspb.org.uk or call 01262 422213, all enquiries are welcome.

JOB: Young Volunteers Group Leader

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: RSPB

One Saturday a month. RSPB Sandwell Valley’s young volunteers (13 to 18-year-olds) contribute to keeping the reserve in great shape for both people and wildlife, whilst learning new skills and having fun. We need adult volunteers to lead the group, ensuring it remains a safe, welcoming and fun space for teenagers. You will work as a team with other leaders to plan, organise and deliver the sessions, ensuring RSPB policies are followed.  We are specifically looking for someone with previous experience of practical conservation work and knowledge of safe working methods including tool use. You need to be able to understand and apply Health and Safety policies. You will be making a meaningful difference in the life of young people, empowering and enabling them to volunteer. Help create the next generation of conservationists and contribute to essential work on the nature reserve. ASK: Contract sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk for further information.

JOB: Park Explorers Leaders

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: National Trust Morden Hall Park, South London

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

Mondays during school term times. You will help to lead an innovative programme of weekly activities for children aged from 18 months to 4 years and their parents / carers. Bring Morden Hall Park to life for families as they learn through outdoor activities, storytelling, crafts & songs.   Friendly & enjoy working with families; enthusiastic about being outdoors, developing & leading activities that get young children hands on to explore & learn about the natural world. Enjoys storytelling, leading songs, creating & leading craft activities. Strong communicator with good customer service skills, enjoys being part of a team & comfortable leading & giving directions to others. Suitable for somebody looking to improve their CV & gain hands-on early years exp. ASK: For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer or contact the Learning Assistant on 0208 5456853 or mordenhallparklearning@nationaltrust.org.uk with any enquiries.

JOB: Trustee

BE4: N / A

LOC: Home or Monks Risborough

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Campaign to Protect Rural England Buckinghamshire

4-6 meetings per year. Do you care about protecting the Buckinghamshire countryside? Are you a champion for affordable, sustainable housing - but in the right places? Please consider joining CPRE Buckinghamshire as a trustee. This is an ideal opportunity for people who live in and love Buckinghamshire and who want to support environmental and conservation campaigns. You will be part of the local branch of a highly regarded, national charity and feel part of a friendly and highly-engaged group. Experience in planning, media or fundraising would be especially appreciated. ASK: Contact: F Lahiguera, CPRE Buckinghamshire Trustee, falahiguera@gmail.com

JOB: Trail Watcher: England Coast Path

BE4: N / A

LOC: Somerset County Wide

PAY:

FOR: Somerset County Council

The England Coast Path in Somerset currently stretches from Brean Down to Minehead. This section takes in 58 miles of the beautiful and diverse coast of Somerset. On clear days the fortified promontory of Brean Down offers panoramic views of the whole stretch to Minehead. The path takes you to Burnham on Sea, along the flood banks of the River Parrett to Bridgwater and back to Stert Point then along the open coast to Hinkley Point. From Hinkley Point it heads west, passing through the historic port of Watchet, before continuing to Minehead. As an England Coast Path Trail Watcher you will regularly walk your adopted path(s) (3-4 times per year); carry out regular light cutting back of vegetation from around gates, stiles, bridges, way mark posts and signposts; promote responsible use of the Public Rights of Way network; report any problems encountered on local rights of way. ASK: Contact rowvolunteers@somerset.gov.uk for more info.

JOB: Adopt a Path Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Somerset County Wide

PAY:

FOR: Somerset County Council

The Adopt a Path scheme is a great way to get outdoors, see the countryside near my home and get to meet some people who are really passionate about the countryside. At the same time by keeping the paths clear and open for others to enjoy perfect for getting out and about more.  As a volunteer you will only need to walk the path 3-4 times a year so the role is completely flexible and can be combined with your dog walking or exercise. As an Adopt a Path volunteer you will: regularly (3-4 times per year) walk your adopted path(s); carry out regular light cutting back of vegetation from around gates, stiles, bridges, way mark posts and signposts, etc; promote responsible use of the Public Rights of Way network through observing the Countryside Code; report to issues via Explore Somerset. ASK: Contact rowvolunteers@somerset.gov.uk for more info.

JOB: Wild Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Pigneys Wood (near North Walsham)

PAY: Training

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

We are looking for volunteers to help the wildlife of NWT’s Thorpe Marshes through assisting with habitat management. This runs once a month on a Friday & is part of the Broads Landscape Partnership project Water, Mills & Marshes, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). We also require volunteers on a Wednesday, once a month, at Pigneys Wood to assist with habitat management, increase our knowledge of wildlife on the reserve through assisting with wildlife surveys, & to help visitors enjoy this site by helping with keeping pathways open & improving access. This activity is run in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers, funded by the HLF. ASK: Contact Mark Webster 07843 069567 markw@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Fife Nature Records Centre Data Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Glenrothes, Fife

PAY: Training

FOR: Fife Nature Records Centre (based within Fife Council)

1 day per week (flexible). Gain insight into the day to day running of a Local Environmental Records Centre & an excellent grounding in wildlife data entry techniques & quality assurance procedures. Ongoing work would include digitising species records into Microsoft Excel & preparing data into a suitable format for import to the Fife Nature Records Centre database. Gain exp & develop transferable skills, work within a passionate team & access training opportunities. Depending on skills & interests, involvement could also include helping with event preparation & assisting in the development of content for the website & leaflets. Computer literacy & an eye for detail is important; exp of Excel & an interest in wildlife are beneficial.  This role may suit volunteers based in the Glenrothes area as the role would be within our office in the town. ASK: Roles can be tailored to your interests & availability, please see https://c-js.co.uk/2QuhkjX

JOB: Visitor Centres Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Holme Dunes or Ranworth Broad

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Several opportunities for volunteers to help in our busy seasonal visitor centres at Holme Dunes & Ranworth Broad, both 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 keen to find more volunteers to help out at our Information Centre on Malthouse Staithe, near our Ranworth Broad Visitor Centre, especially on Sundays. ASK: For a full role description & to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv & send your application forms to alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Community Engagement Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Glenkens Area of Dumfries & Galloway

PAY: Training, mentoring & travel expenses of 35p/mile

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Ideally one day per fortnight. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Glenkens Red Squirrel Group to deliver red squirrel conservation in the Glenkens area. Help us raise awareness of the project by arranging & attending public events in the area. Tasks will include helping to increase the number of active volunteers by engaging with the public, mobilising the project’s network of volunteers in the area to attend public events, booking event stalls, arranging volunteer rotas, stall set-up, & volunteer engagement & support.   Passionate about red squirrels & want to spread the word about our exciting project. Good communication skills, enthusiastic about protecting red squirrels, diplomatic & tactful, able to explain project strategy & persuade others to get involved, well-organised with a good eye for detail, adaptable & flexible.   ASK: www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Fife Nature Records Centre Event Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Fife (various)

PAY: Training

FOR: Fife Nature Records Centre (based within Fife Council)

Help us engage the public in biological recording & the wildlife of Fife in person. Gain exp & develop transferable skills, work within a passionate team & access training opportunities. We hold a small number of events & training courses every year & attend a number of events with a small stand & display.  Depending on the event, the role may involve helping set up a display & / or training space, assisting with administration on the day & talking to the public. Depending on skills & interests, involvement could also include helping with event planning, preparation & production of materials. Events are anywhere in Fife, different days of the week & different times - we would like to gather details of interested individuals who we could contact when an opportunity arose. A friendly demeanour & interest in wildlife & biological recording are important. ASK: Roles can be tailored to your interests & availability, see https://c-js.co.uk/2QuhkjX

JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Volunteer Admin Support

BE4: N/A

LOC: Glenkens Area of Dumfries & Galloway (Home-Based)

PAY:

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Half a day per week. You will help with the administrative tasks involved in running a successful volunteer organisation. Tasks incl data recording, basic computer tasks, contacting volunteers, emailing & phone calls, & other office based tasks as & when they arise.   Enjoy getting involved with exciting local conservation projects & encouraging people. People person, with good communication skills, enthusiastic about protecting red squirrels, diplomatic & tactful, able to explain project strategy & persuade others to get involved, well organised with a good eye for detail & able to follow data management protocol, familiar with MS Office. ASK: www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Fife Nature Records Centre Survey Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Fife (various)

PAY: Training

FOR: Fife Nature Records Centre (based within Fife Council)

An opportunity to help us actively find out more about the species and habitats of Fife. Gain experience & develop transferable skills, work within a passionate team & access training opportunities. This role is very flexible and involvement would depend on your interest.  For example, it could be undertaking a range of surveys at a site local to you, helping gather information on under-recorded sites; carrying out a particular kind of survey in different places; looking for specific species… Your contribution could be ongoing or would also be suitable for someone who might be interested in helping on particular projects, so we would also be interested in gathering details of a number of interested individuals who could be contacted as and when opportunities arose. ASK: Roles can be tailored to your interests and availability, please see https://c-js.co.uk/2QuhkjX

JOB: Skomer Island Seabird Monitoring Volunteer

BE4: 25/1/19

IV: 25/01/2019

LOC: Skomer Island NNR, Pembrokeshire

PAY: Accommodation, boat transport & rel training

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales

25/05/19 until 29/06/19. The seabird monitoring volunteer will be responsible for helping to conduct Manx Shearwater plot counts & assisting with whole island seabird population counts from land & boat. They will also help out with gull nest counts & monitoring amongst other tasks where necessary. The applicant will be willing to work long hours in a small boat in potentially uncomfortable sea states, have a hardy nature & be happy to work in all weathers. They will also have a high level of motivation, be happy to work independently, be physically fit & happy to spend long periods of time on the island without visiting the mainland. ASK: Contact https://c-js.co.uk/2QqP55D or Sarah Parmor on skomer.vo@welshwildlife.org

JOB: Skomer Island Long Term Volunteers

BE4: 25/1/19

IV: 25/01/2019

LOC: Skomer Island NNR, Pembrokeshire

PAY: Accommodation, boat transport & rel training

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales

Three placements, one running from 30/03/19 until 15/07/19 & two from 15/07/19 until 30/09/19. Successful candidates will assist in welcoming visitors to the island, conducting species monitoring, maintaining visitor accommodation, leading educational activities, maintenance work & other tasks where necessary. They will have a love & enthusiasm for wildlife & conservation, have a hardy nature, & be willing to work in all weathers with unsociable hours in remote locations. They will have a high level of motivation, be happy to work independently, be physically fit & happy to spend long periods of time on the island without visiting the mainland. ASK: Contact https://c-js.co.uk/2QqP55D or Sarah Parmor on skomer.vo@welshwildlife.org

JOB: Volunteer Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: TCV Hollybush Conservation Centre, Leeds

PAY: Training & travel

FOR: TCV

Joining TCV as a Volunteer Officer and assisting staff with the delivery of practical conservation work has a wide range of benefits to offer you. These include: developing useful and transferable practical conservation skills, using a multitude of manual and powered tools, formal courses in First Aid, leadership, safeguarding and risk assessment, developing your group leadership and project organisation skills, learning event organising and publicity skills with a national charity, improving your confidence, self-esteem and interpersonal skills, inclusion training to enhance your ability to support volunteers with diverse individual needs. Being supported in your role by experienced staff through an individual development plan and regular meetings. Work experience with flexible hours and responsibilities as desired and a personal budget for work clothing and travel expenses (incl. bus travel within Leeds reimbursed). 3-4 days per week. ASK: Contact ian.dowson@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels - Volunteer Grey Squirrel Control Officers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Scottish Borders

PAY: 0

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Scottish Borders red squirrel networks to deliver red squirrel conservation in Berwickshire, Teviot & Rule, Upper Tweed Valley & the surrounding areas. Together they utilise targeted grey squirrel control to prevent replacement of red squirrels by the invasive non-native grey squirrels. The control is delivered by a combination of project staff, landowners funded via The Forestry Grant Scheme, & volunteers, all trapping grey squirrels in carefully chosen project areas. You’ll be an ambassador for the networks & the project, providing support to existing volunteers, project staff & partner organisations to deliver the project’s aims across the area. ASK: Further information & to download application form: https://c-js.co.uk/2QPvSWR. Completed application forms to squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Woodland working group member - Swan and Cygnet Woods - Stock - Essex

BE4: N / A

LOC: Stock, Essex, CM4 9QW

PAY: Expenses will be paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for active enthusiastic people to join our Woodland Working Group at Swan and Cygnet Woods in Essex.  The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading conservation charity, caring for the long term management and conservation of Swan and Cygnet Woods. Old blends nicely with new at Swan Wood and its appropriately named smaller recently planted neighbour, Cygnet Wood. Swan Wood is an ancient site with both a distinctive and delightful character. As a Woodland Working Group Member you will form part of a working group of volunteers that focuses on performing practical tasks within the Woodland Trust’s sites. ASK: Please visit our website for further details & to apply via a short form: https://c-js.co.uk/2Kmc9hY

JOB: Woodland Working Group Member - Canal Wood - Poyntzpass

BE4: N / A

LOC: Poyntzpass, County Armagh

PAY: Expenses will be paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

Your local wood needs you! We are the UK’s leading conservation charity, caring for the long term management & conservation of Canal Wood, a low lying wet woodland site forming a linear wedge between the old canal to the east & the mainline railway to the west. You will form part of a working group of volunteers that focuses on performing practical tasks within the Woodland Trust’s site in line with the management plan & as agreed with the Woodland Working Group Leader & the Volunteer Manager. ASK: Please visit our website for further details & to apply via a short form https://c-js.co.uk/2txrtyG

JOB: Estate Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cannock

PAY: Meals & accomodation

FOR: The Beaudesert Trust

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer estate assistant, to assist our estate manager with a variety of tasks around our 120 park.  Tasks include grass cutting, tree work, construction, repairs and maintenance, littler collection and cleaning.   Some training available. Time commitment, 6 months min ASK: Please contact centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

JOB: Estate Assistants

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cannock

PAY: Some training available

FOR: The Beaudesert Trust

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer estate assistant, to assist our estate manager with a variety of tasks around our 120 park.  Tasks include grass cutting, tree work, construction, repairs and maintenance, littler collection and cleaning. Time commitment: flexible from one day a month to more regular. We can also take a group who want to do a community or conservation project. Our estate manager is always looking for groups to do a day of Rhodi clearing or help with general tree work, putting up or repairing a fence etc. ASK: Please contact centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

JOB: Rochdale Green Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Rochdale Borough - Greater Manchester

PAY: Training

FOR: Rochdale Borough Council

It’s the skills, time and passion of our volunteers that make our borough special. Whether you want to try your hand at hedge-laying, sowing meadows or creating a sensory garden, we have something exciting for you to get involved in close to home. With no previous experience necessary, we offer guided practical activities for a wide variety of fun environmental tasks. You can even access accredited training and qualifications to expand your employment opportunities. We make sure that you’re kitted out with everything you need from uniform and protective equipment to travel expenses. To be a Green Volunteer you need to be over 16. ASK: Get in touch and register your interest on 01706 373421 or email adam.clayton@rochdale.gov.uk. www.rochdale.gov.uk/volunteering

JOB: Ecotherapy Buddy Volunteer

BE4: 1/2/19

LOC: Hainault, East London

PAY: Training

FOR: Forest Farm Peace Garden

1 - 2 days (or more) a month for one year duration (or longer). We are seeking new buddy volunteers to join our ecotherapy team. Do you love being in nature and helping people? Volunteers make a huge difference to supporting others in our garden sessions. Being a buddy is an opportunity to gain skills and experience in support work and social and therapeutic gardening. Our ecotherapy programme supports people with mental health recovery needs and learning disability. We will provide free training for buddies on 8th & 15th February 2019. ASK: Find out more here: https://c-js.co.uk/2zJVsGy

JOB: Data Processors

BE4: N / A

LOC: Vogrie Country Park, near Gorebridge, Midlothian

PAY: Full training, reasonable mileage expenses paid

FOR: The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC)

Due to our expansion into central Scotland, additional office volunteers are needed to support the processing of biological records for the TWIC area. Volunteers will be responsible for processing datasets from a variety of sources, incl computerising Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Local Wildlife Sites data for Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for an environmental charity. We are looking for volunteers to commit a minimum of 1 day per week. Applicants must be competent in using Excel, have an eye for detail and be able to work well as part of a small team. An ecology-related degree and good knowledge of the UK flora or other species group would be an advantage. ASK: CVs should be sent to Natalie Harmsworth, Records Ecologist, natalie@wildlifeinformation.co.uk or phone 01875 825968 for a chat. You can download the job description and person specification on our website: https://www.wildlifeinformation.co.uk/about_volunteering.php

JOB: Social Media Officer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Newcastle Upon Tyne

PAY:

FOR: Natural History Society of Northumbria

We are looking for someone to join us as part of our ‘Towards 2029’ project and work alongside NHSN staff to plan and deliver exciting natural history content across our existing social media channels. The ideal candidate will have: a sound knowledge of the natural world; good organisational and planning skills; great written skills; a flare for creativity; familiarity with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; strong IT skills; self-motivation; a firm grasp of the type of content that appeals to different audiences. ASK: Should this role interest you, please email a CV and short introductory email (no need for a cover letter) to james.common@newcastle.ac.uk. A drop-in session will be on Wednesday 9 January to allow candidates to meet the staff.

JOB: Arundel Welcome Team

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Rd, Arundel BN18 9PB

PAY: Uniform and training provided where necessary. Free entry to all WWT centres, and a discount in the cafe and shop on volunteering days.

FOR: WWT

At WWT Arundel Wetland Centre we want to ensure that our visitors receive a warm, friendly welcome to ensure they have a comfortable and enjoyable visit. In this role you’ll be part of the team providing a helping hand to ensuring that our visitors have a great day to remember from start to finish. You’ll also be a key representative and champion of WWT actively engaging our visitors, providing them with information and advising them on our latest conservation initiatives and the benefits of our membership scheme. You receive free entry to all WWT centres, and a discount in the cafe and shop on volunteering days. Time commitment: one day per week, between 10am & 3pm, with breaks. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2RHq96q

JOB: Welney - Guide in the Hide

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Welney

PAY: Discount & uniform

FOR: WWT

As a Guide in a Hide you will provide a warm welcome to our visitors & encourage them to make the most of their visit to WWT Welney Wetland Centre.  In this role you will engage visitors of all ages & backgrounds in our bird hides by pointing out birds of key interest, providing identification tips & assisting them to use optical equipment & guide books. You will need to be equally at ease interacting with groups of children & families as you are talking to adult birders & photographers. In addition, you will undertake some basic maintenance tasks to keep the hides presentable & clean. We are looking for volunteers to come in on Sundays, but are flexible about specific hours. Suitable uniform provided to all regular volunteers, Discount available at cafe & shop on volunteering days. ASK: More information & to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2FV8QgW

JOB: MammalWeb Spotter

BE4: N / A

LOC: Anywhere

PAY: 0

FOR: MammalWeb

We're looking for people to help us classify images from a large camera trapping survey. Classifying photos on MammalWeb is easy and open to everyone! Register on MammalWeb here https://c-js.co.uk/2Rrsbas. Once you’ve made your account, you can log in from the spotter tab, and select the ‘County Durham Survey’ from the drop down project options box. Look through the whole image sequence using the arrows and then decide what species is in the sequence from the right hand panel. If you would like more information on spotting, then head over to the ‘Learn’ tab, where you’ll find a detailed guide to spotting. You can read more about the project by heading over to https://c-js.co.uk/2Qm64Fk. ASK: Feel free to email us: info@mammalweb.org

JOB: Grounds - Gardening

BE4: N / A

LOC: Washington Wetland Centre

PAY: 0

FOR: WWT

At WWT, we shape unforgettable experiences. You will assist with the maintenance of all aspects of gardening within the grounds at Washington in order to exhibit our waterfowl & mammals from around the world to the highest standards. This will help to provide our visitors with a great day out & encourage them to engage with & support our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. We are looking for volunteers to help on Fridays, 10am - 6pm. This role includes: assisting with development & maintenance of visitor centre grounds, planting, weeding & pruning; helping us maintain our visitor infrastructure to a high standard incl path clearance, & furnishings; engaging visitors at our Washington centre. ASK: Visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2Qq8geY

JOB: Visitor Experience Photographer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Llanelli Wetland Centre, Llanelli, SA14 9SH

PAY: Uniform and training

FOR: WWT

At WWT, we create and conserve wetlands and save species. We bring awe-inspiring nature up close and let it do the talking. We help people to feel part of something amazing and motivate them to make a difference. In this role you will be visiting your local WWT centre on a weekly basis to capture visitors’ experiences, wildlife spectacles, different species or birds and our volunteers for inclusion in promotional material for print, online and social media. We are looking for confident and creative photographers to volunteer for a few hours a week, photographing visitors, animals and landscapes. No formal quals are required but a portfolio would be an advantage. ASK: For a full role description and to apply, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2DDdL3d

JOB: Welcome Team - Information Desk

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre, Llanelli, SA14 9SH

PAY: Uniform and training*

FOR: WWT

We believe the best way for people to understand & connect to wetlands is to experience them, so we bring awe-inspiring nature up close & let it do the talking. People feel part of something amazing & are motivated to make a difference. By providing an excellent visitor experience, you will be encouraging our visitors to make the most of their visit, & to understand & support our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. We are currently looking for volunteers to help out on a Friday afternoon, or volunteers who can be flexible with their availability to help fill gaps when they arise. *Free entry to all WWT centres, & discount in the cafe & shop on volunteering days. ASK: For more information & to apply, visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2RXLaJU

JOB: Maintenance - Vehicle and Machinery

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Martin Mere, Burscough, Ormskirk, L40 0TA

PAY: Uniform and training*

FOR: WWT

We create & conserve wetlands & save species; here at Martin Mere wetland centre we have a wild nature reserve as well as a captive collection of birds & mammals which are managed by our wardens & a small, dedicated team of volunteers. To help us to maintain this special area we need a variety of vehicles & pieces of equipment to help us in our work. This all needs constant maintenance & repair in order that it can be used to its maximum potential. This is an excellent opportunity to hone skills in machinery maintenance & repair while keeping a ‘hands on’ approach, & spending time in a beautiful wetland environment. We are looking for volunteers to help out 1 day per week. Hours to be mutually agreed. *Free entry to all WWT centres, & a discount in the cafe & shop on volunteering days. ASK: To read more & apply visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2DqWHNx

JOB: Skokholm Long Term Volunteers

BE4: 12/2/19

LOC: Skokholm Island, SW Pembrokeshire

PAY: Training

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales

Each season we invite 4 volunteers to help the wardens manage the Island & monitor its wildlife. 2 positions run 1/4/19 to 30/6/19 & 2 from 1/7/19 to 30/9/19. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on one of Britain’s most spectacular islands & gain experience in a wide range of survey techniques. You will also be integral to all aspects of island management from providing clean visitor accommodation to boat deliveries & helping with physical management such as pond digging. Each volunteer has their own bedroom & shares facilities with our paying guests. No qualifications or specific experience required as training given, but candidates working towards a career in conservation preferred. We are looking for people with enthusiasm for UK wildlife & a desire to learn & get involved in a range of tasks. Must be of a hardy nature as working days can be long & in a range of weather conditions. ASK: Please see our website to apply: www.welshwildlife.org/volunteer/long-term-volunteers/

JOB: Help Fight Corruption & Wildlife Crime

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sub-Saharan Africa

PAY: No volunteer fees, training provided

FOR: Volunteer 4 Africa

This project is looking for activists who want to be at the forefront of the fight against wildlife crime by tackling corruption & the lack of justice within society. Participants will be given training & tools to pursue the activism path, initially in wildlife related issues & later as they choose. Get involved in the fight against wildlife crime & corruption in 9 African countries. There is no cost to participate but applicants are responsible for covering their own living expenses. Time: 2 months minimum ASK: info@volunteer4africa.org http://www.volunteer4africa.org

JOB: Practical Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Across Penwith, Cornwall.

PAY: Travel expenses and training available

FOR: Cornwall Wildlife Trust

First & Last - Our Living Working Landscape. Come & learn more about the work we do across Penwith in practical conservation, archaeology, ecology & footpaths. We run volunteer sessions Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10am - 3pm, to clear vegetation, uncover some of Penwith’s archaeological treasures, restore Cornish hedges & improve access along trails connecting ancient sites.  We need people who are willing to roll up their sleeves & get stuck in, embrace learning new skills & enjoy working outside in all weathers. The sessions are fascinating days out with friendly people - a great way to boost your health & wellbeing. Bring sturdy footwear, lunch & waterproof / outdoor clothing.  All training, tools, equipment & refreshments (tea / coffee & biscuits!) provided. Other volunteering opportunities are available for a range of different tasks. ASK: Contact Holly for more information & to register: holly.berwick@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, 01736 805306, www.penwithlandscape.com.

JOB: Practical Volunteer Officer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Manchester

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Why We Need You: You will help us deliver our Midweek Group volunteering days, and guide volunteers on practical projects to help them make the most of their experience. Being a VO can give you management skills and help your career. You will also help the Project Officer with promotion, site visits, completing quotes.  Benefits to You: This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of conservation, working to improve the green spaces of Greater Manchester. What You Need: Enthusiasm Communication skills  Interest in the environment and nature  No experience is necessary, but any background in conservation is desirable   How Much Time:A minimum of two days is required. One office day (Monday or Friday), and one practical day (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday). It is possible to do more days.  For further details and information on how to apply, contact Abby at Abigail.mcbrien@tcv.org.uk or call  07764655689  2 days minimum ASK: For further details and information on how to apply, please contact Abby abigail.mcbrien@tcv.org.uk or telephone 07764655689.

JOB: Volunteer Biological Records Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Court Hey Park, Huyton-with-Roby, Knowsley. L16 3NA

PAY: Experience / training

FOR: Merseyside BioBank

We need office based volunteers to help capture wildlife information which is shaping conservation and decision taking across North Merseyside, including St Helens, Sefton, Knowsley and Liverpool. This role is essential for keeping information current and our service users up-to-date with the latest available information. Better data leading to better decisions for our local environment. The role is open to anyone, no previous experience of qualifications necessary and may be of particular interest to people looking to develop basic skills in IT, demonstrate their data handling and accuracy or gain work experience in an office environment. Ideally working at least 1 day a week (Tues-Fri). ASK: More on us: https://www.merseysidebiobank.org.uk. Contact Ben at ben.deed@merseysidebiobank.org.uk for more information and to express an interest.

JOB: Parks in Mind volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Bournemouth, Dorset

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

We’ve created ecotherapy volunteer groups in Parks across Boscombe & Bournemouth to help improve participant’s health & wellbeing while enjoying being outdoors. With a focus on nature conservation, green exercise & other activities, you’ll enhance your own wellbeing while making improvements to local parks for people & wildlife. The project includes elements of nature study, art in the environment, relaxation & confidence building workshops. The emphasis is on providing a relaxed & friendly atmosphere while taking part in practical & sociable outdoor activities to improve the environment. You chose the activities you want to take part in & work to your own limits, between 2 hours to 20 days a month it’s completely up to you! No prior knowledge required, with the chance to learn from both the project leaders & the other people taking part. If you like to be outdoors, enjoy meeting new people & doing light manual work this is the perfect role for you! ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2yNn3pU

JOB: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Bournemouth

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

An exciting opportunity to support our Visitor Centre at Kingfisher Barn, the gateway to the Stour Valley Nature Reserve. With over 90,000 visitors a year you'll be welcoming people to the Centre, letting them know about the local area & showing them round the Centre exhibition. Can you provide a warm welcome to all visitors? Hand out information & make a good cup of tea? Full training will be given, & don't worry - you don't need to be a 'font of all knowledge' on the area, although some local knowledge would be beneficial. For those of you with green fingers, there is also plenty to be done in the wildlife garden too. Whether you can help with a morning a month or become one of regular weekly volunteers we'd love to hear from you. Come along to our info evening on Wed 7 November from 6pm. ASK: Find out more here: https://c-js.co.uk/2JuOauf 01202 451548 stour.valley@bournemouth.gov.uk

JOB: Murlough Volunteer Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Murlough National Nature Reserve

PAY: In-house Training

FOR: National Trust

The volunteer positions here at Murlough are essentially practical conservation based but there are opportunities to get involved in environmental education, flora / fauna surveys & guided walks. You would be involved in scrub clearance, habitat management, path maintenance, litter clearing. You will learn outdoor practical skills, gain an understanding of how habitats are managed, improve your communication skills & get your hands dirty while enjoying the great outdoors. If you have a friendly & enthusiastic manner & enjoy working outside in particular, this role may suit you. This role can be physically demanding & you may be on your feet all day in all types of weather. Why not become part of a friendly & dedicated team & gain invaluable exp working on a nature reserve. ASK: There may be other activities where we could use your help, have a look on our Join In web page for more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2AsPpai or email murlough@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Education Guides at Murlough National Nature Reserve

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Murlough National Nature Reserve

PAY:

FOR: National Trust

Volunteer Learning Guides help with and / or lead guided schools visits in the magnificent setting of Murlough. The team will also help with Wildlife Educational Events run on the property. Our Education programmes are linked to the aims of the National Curriculum. Nature, the Environment and Conservation are all given inspiration through our enhanced learning programmes and workshops which help children understand more about the world around them. You could be taking children on a mini-beast hunt and finding out all about the habitats of our indigenous animals. If you are outgoing, flexible and passionate about education and are happy to work outdoors, or if you enjoy a variety of work, like meeting people, working with children, having a friendly, helpful nature, please join our small team. ASK: There may be other activities where we could use your help, have a look on our Join In web page at https://c-js.co.uk/2AsPpai or email murlough@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Conservation Volunteer – The Faughan Valley – Derry

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Londonderry, Northern Ireland

PAY: Expenses (up to 30 miles)

FOR: Woodland Trust

Would you like to use your passion for the environment to help conserve the natural beauty of the Faughan Valley by assisting the Faughan Valley project team with the practical management of the landscape with varied tasks from woodlands in Killaloo to farmland in Kilcreen?  Tasks incl woodland maintenance, tree planting, invasive species control, wildflower seed collection & meadow creation / maintenance.  The Faughan Valley runs from the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains along the beautiful River Faughan to the outskirts of Derry, Londonderry, covering some 80 square miles.  Pockets of precious ancient woodland, a habitat even rarer in Northern Ireland than elsewhere in the UK, have been the inspiration for us to build a project around their protection. ASK: For further details & / or to apply please visit our website: https://c-js.co.uk/2Q7QSbv

JOB: Volunteer Mountain Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Murlough National Nature Reserve

PAY: Accommodation

FOR: National Trust

Work as part of our dedicated ranger & volunteer team on the breathtaking Mourne Mountains which covers approx 526 hectares & forms a very important part of the Eastern Mournes ASSI & SAC. You will be providing much needed support for our existing mountain rangers in our exciting Mournes Path Improvement Project. You will be working with contractors & getting involved with the repair &, where necessary, replacement of the c7km path on Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland's highest peak & Slieve Commedagh. If you are interested in working outside in mountainous terrain, & would like to be part of a small friendly team, please apply.  ASK: There may be other activities where we could use your help, have a look on our Join In web page for more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2AsPpai or email murlough@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Environment Monitor - The Faughan Valley - Derry

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Londonderry, Northern Ireland

PAY: Expenses (up to 30 miles)

FOR: Woodland Trust

You will be helping to conserve the natural beauty of the Faughan Valley by assisting the project team with the practical management of the landscape.  Surveys are an important part of this as the results determine what management plans to put in place to help conserve, protect, maintain & enhance the sites in the Faughan Valley.  This is primarily a seasonal role to support the development of a major landscape-scale woodland project across the Faughan Valley. Surveys are varied, covering anything from generic hedgerow, woodland or habitat surveys to more specific: bat, lizard or frog orchid surveys. These tasks will cover the whole of the Faughan Valley from Ness Wood to Claudy Country Park & will feed into our plans for delivery. Anyone who is capable of a little light work & enjoys spending time outside is welcome to join us regardless of age, ability & motivation.  Some background knowledge of the flora & fauna to be surveyed would be preferable. This role also supports our Heritage Lottery Funded Project. You will need to live locally (within 30 miles).  ASK: For further details & to apply please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2PBtaYe

JOB: Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Assistants

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Farnham & Hazeley Heath RSPB Reserves

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

Are you able to inspire people about nature? We are looking for people to chat, help and have fun! We want to make Farnham & Hazeley Heath reserves a wonderful place for everyone. Although we do not have a visitors centre we do attend local activities and are looking for people like you who can bring the personal touch to the world of nature and be able to enthuse people about wildlife and the RSPB locally.   Your tasks will be varied but will include: assisting with guided walks; helping to set up, run a small event stand and pack away afterwards; chatting to people about our heathland reserves and the work of the RSPB; assisting with creating promotional work; creating information displays.   This is a seasonal role but we tend to be busier during the spring and summer. Time commitment: At least 1 day per month. ASK: Contact: Mary Braddock, RSPB, c/o Rural Life Centre, The Reeds, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL, 01252 795632, 07714 271024 mary.braddock@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteering Roles

BE4: N / A

LOC: Millport Field Centre, Isle Of Cumbrae, Scotland

PAY: 0

FOR: Field Studies Council

FSC is an environmental education charity providing informative & enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages & abilities to discover, explore & understand the environment. FSC is an independent charity receiving no core revenue funding from statutory sources & we therefore rely on fees paid by our visitors & on the generosity of donors, trust funds & grant bodies to finance our activities. Ideally we are looking for someone to welcome people to the aquarium & museum at weekends 10am – 4pm, who would be willing to do stock takes, keep shop clean, take small payments, greet anyone coming in. If willing or keen we are looking for someone to do guided tours of the museum & aquarium too. If you feel that you meet the skills we are looking for, we want to hear from you. ASK: Find out more: email Alex MacFie, Head of Centre, alex.sco@field-studies-council.org

JOB: Ranger Volunteer

BE4: 1/2/19

IV: 01/02/2019

LOC: Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: National Trust

By getting involved, you could: help look after important landscapes for future generations; use your passion for the outdoors and share your knowledge with visitors; work alongside passionate countryside management professionals and learn new skills along the way; join a friendly and varied team and make some new friends. What's involved? Help the ranger team with practical work to keep the countryside in great condition, dry stone walling, scything hay meadows, improving our ancient woodland, footpath maintenance, construction tasks, invasive species removal, timber extraction and general estate repairs. Act as information assistants for the National Trust, communicating with the public whilst onsite, maintaining exceptional standards of customer service as part of delivering the visitor experience. Maintenance of vehicle and cleaning tools and maintaining a clean and tidy workshop, container and yard. Make each visitor feel welcome and help people understand why we need to take care of special places and thinking about the needs of all visitors. Let staff know of any issues with fences, footpaths etc and maintain good relationships with people who share the land. ASK: Contact: Emily Taylor, 01535 607075, emily.taylor@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Voluntary River Steward

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Sheffield

PAY: Training / Uniform / Expenses

FOR: River Stewardship Company

2 or 3 days per week for a continuous 9 month period. The Voluntary River Steward will assist the RSC Landscape team to deliver a variety of waterway maintenance tasks and habitat improvements on Yorkshire’s waterways. The successful post holder will gain experience in tasks including: felling, coppicing and pollarding trees; planting trees, shrubs and other flora; habitat creation such as the erection of kingfisher perches and otter holts; invasive species control and litter and debris management within the river channel, banks and riverside footpaths. There will also be an opportunity to assist in the delivery of a variety of community engagement activities, such as running practical volunteer days, waterway-related and environmental workshops in schools and guided walks. ASK: Contact Sarah Emberson sarah.emberson@the-rsc.co.uk

JOB: Volunteer Wildlife Surveyor

BE4: N / A

LOC: Brockhampton Estate, Herefordshire

PAY: Training & fuel expenses

FOR: National Trust

Join our team of wildlife enthusiasts as we survey flora and fauna on the Brockhampton Estate. Take part in bat and bird surveys, butterfly transects and a wide variety of other wildlife and habitat monitoring programmes. Training and experience in identification of flora and fauna. ASK: Apply through myvolunteering on the National Trust website http://bit.ly/2Eq2Dos or contact craig.cooper@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

JOB: Residential Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Magdalen Farm, Winsham, Chard, Somerset

PAY: Accom. Incl Meals & Training

FOR: Magdalen Environmental Trust

A 132 acre organic educational & therapeutic centre that welcomes c. 4,500 visitors of all ages & abilities in a residential & day visit capacity. For the last 25 years we have engaged with & educated visitors using nature & the farming environment as our resource; it is fun, inspirational & innovative. Most of the help required is horticultural. There is also animal care which involves feeding up & putting our lovely poultry to bed! We always have the need for help with conservation & construction such as building wooden bridges. Time: 3 weeks to 2 months. We teach volunteers basic animal care, seasonal horticultural skills & organic vegetable growing. Experience not essential as we can teach you. As we are in a rural setting & not a community you will need to be fairly self-sufficient & being sociable is really important too. Self-motivated, enthusiastic, committed & willing to get involved.   ASK: Contact rebecca@magdalenfarm.org.uk to request a volunteer application pack.

JOB: Park Explorers Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: National Trust Morden Hall Park

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

Monday mornings during school term times. Help to lead an innovative programme of weekly activities for children aged from 18 months to 4 years and their parents/carers. Set up for sessions, using and maintaining resources and equipment appropriately, and ensuring that it is returned to its proper storage place after use. Monitor the quality of the work through evaluation and informal feedback. Manage the daily finance of the activities including taking money, recording and following financial procedures. Work with the Learning Assistant and the rest of the team to ensure that all sessions are adequately resourced and staffed in advance. Act as a good ambassador for the National Trust, providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors. Learn about Morden Hall Park as a whole so you can tell our visitors about it. ASK: To apply for this role, please complete the online application form on the National Trust Volunteering web page, or alternatively contact the Learning Assistant for more details at mordenhallparklearning@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cornwall

PAY: Training

FOR: Wild Futures The Monkey Sanctuary

Minimum stay is two weeks & maximum three months. Help clean the monkey enclosures, prepare their food & enrichment. Help with children's workshops & in the café, gardening & help in the day to day running of the sanctuary. No quals or experience required, just a willingness to be involved. ASK: More details from Antony Williams will@wildfutures.org

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Crom Estate, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, BT92 8AJ

PAY: Accommodation*

FOR: National Trust Fermanagh

25-30 hpw for up to 1 year. Assist in the management of Crom Estate, working on a wide range of practical conservation skills. Monitoring work including compilation of fauna surveys & botanical quadrats / transects. Invasive species control. Environmental education & interpretation work including website articles & press releases. Maintaining good working relationships with tenants, farmers, neighbours, other voluntary organisations, local communities & local authorities. Welcoming & liaising with visitors by providing information & guidance, which may include public speaking & guided walks. Undertaking such other appropriate practical & administrative tasks. This role will suit you if you: enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions; work well as part of a team; have an appreciation & enthusiasm for the wildlife & the outdoors; prepared to undertake physical work; full driving Licence essential. *Various household bills, travelling expenses, on the job training, & potential certified training (as & when needed by property). ASK: Email jade.blair@nationaltrust.org.uk for more info.

JOB: Surrey Countryside Partnerships Voluntary Internships

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Based at Caterham (Downlands) & / or Epsom (Lower Mole)*

PAY: Experience

FOR: Surrey Countryside Partnerships (Hosted By Surrey County Council)

Gain a wide range of practical conservation experience working to maintain/restore a diverse range of habitats, in particular rare chalk grassland & woodlands. Principally weekdays; we are flexible on duration/days of week. You would be principally joining in on scheduled task days, gaining essential on-the-job experience learning about targeted countryside/rare habitat management practices; helping to prepare for tasks, carpentry & opportunities to work with our Downlands Partnership grazing service; some formal training (brushcutters etc) could also be made available. We work closely with volunteers of all ages, plus school & corporate groups so excellent communication skills are required & you need to be able to work confidently as part of a small busy team.  Physically demanding at times and involves working outdoors in all weathers. Full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle essential. An ideal first internship during / post countryside management studies. *but required to work across partnerships' area (principally North / NE Surrey and in to Croydon, Sutton, Kingston). ASK: Please email your interest and CV to: countrysidepartnershipsteam@surreycc.gov.uk. Find out more: https://c-js.co.uk/2wttDTU.

JOB: Guided Walk Leader

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: North West Wales

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

Your volunteering role will include planning, promotion and delivery of guided walks at our beautiful sites in North West Wales. Coed Cadw (the Woodland Trust in Wales) manages over 100 sites across Wales, a diverse mix of urban and rural woods. You will share your natural enthusiasm, people skills and passion for nature, history and stories to help us engage with visitors through the delivery of guided walks. You will deepen visitor awareness of the work of the Trust through leading people on group walks in a welcoming, safe and enjoyable way.  You will be provided with regular support from your volunteer manager and you will be volunteering in conjunction with at least one other volunteer or Trust member of staff who will act as a back marker for you on the day of your guided walks. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2o6g9q8 for further information.

JOB: Voluntary Officer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Leicester / National Forest

PAY: Travel expenses, full training provided for trainee leader roles

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Time: 2+ days per week. A range of posts available for keen people wanting to be involved in conservation - we have opportunities for practical conservation leadership roles including for complete beginners, but also vacancies for back office work e.g. in publicity and social media, funding applications, communications for those with relevant skills. Get in touch and we will find you a niche! We are also looking for casual volunteers for our practical work days. ASK:

JOB: Event Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Northern Ireland

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for active and enthusiastic volunteers to assist at agricultural events at various locations in Northern Ireland. In this role you will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills to work alongside other volunteers, to engage with the public and support event delivery. You will be using your natural enthusiasm, practical and people skills and your passion for nature to help us interact with the public to encourage them to become engaged with the Woodland Trust's work. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2MMP0qk for further information.

JOB: Volunteer Officers & Leaders

BE4: N / A

LOC: Essex

PAY: Work Experience

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Role is flexible & negotiable but usually involves 2 days per week for a min of 6 months. We have 4 weekly vol groups & work with community groups across the county. Whether part of one of our action teams or helping to organise & deliver projects to improve green spaces; vols are essential to everything we do. Volunteer officers & leaders can train to lead vol groups on a range of practical conservation activities & can get involved in all aspects of running projects depending on their interests & skills they want to develop. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain work exp in conservation, community building, leadership exp or someone looking to use their skills to help others. All level of exp welcome. Enjoy working outdoors; passion for nature. Community orientated & enjoy assisting people. ASK: Further information from Nicola Downs, Senior Project Officer, 01206 764470, essex@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Nature's Calendar Champion - Lead Student Recorder

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: UK Wide

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

Lead and coordinate student recording for our Nature's Calendar project. In this role volunteers will be working with the conservation team to create support for Nature’s Calendar within their university. The lead student will be expected to coordinate and oversee the recording of their fellow students. We see this as an opportunity for lead students to develop their skills and knowledge. This role is ideal for volunteers who want to use initiative, plan and identify how their university can contribute to Nature’s Calendar. Nature’s Calendar is a Woodland Trust citizen science project which tracks species responses to climate change. We have biological records that date back to 1736.  By becoming a lead recorder you’ll be contributing to this long dataset, while also helping scientists to answer important questions regarding the effects of climate change in UK wildlife. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2MSO17M for further information.

JOB: Myplace Ecotherapy Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Lancashire

PAY: Training / Expenses

FOR: Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Up to 4 hours per week. Myplace works with people who have physical or mental health issues and / or are experiencing long-term unemployment. We aim to empower people, encouraging them to take action, participating in environmental activity that has positive benefits for their own health and mental wellbeing, as well as for their local community. We do this through the delivery of 5 themes of Ecotherapy: Conservation, Growing, Nature Walks, Mindful Environments and Bushcraft. Volunteers are needed to help support our weekly sessions which are delivered across East, West and Central Lancashire for all ages (13+). This role will suit people who are empathetic with good interpersonal skills and are able to work with people from all walks of life. ASK: If you would like to make a difference in a person’s life whilst developing new skills and knowledge then get in touch: myplace@lancswt.org.uk 01772 872007

JOB: BogLIFE Project Voluntary Warden

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses NNR, & NNR Base (N Shropshire)

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Marches Mosses Boglife Project

Great opportunity to assist with the restoration of part of Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised peat bog as part of the Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project. The NNR is 690ha & straddles the English / Welsh border, 4 miles from Whitchurch, Shropshire & 10 miles from Wrexham. Volunteer work parties take place every Thursday, tasks carried out include estate management, fencing, habitat management and some monitoring works. Protective clothing & in-house training provided.  The role is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is physically fit & prepared to work outdoors.   ASK: Apply with David Tompkins, Volunteer coordinator david.tompkins@naturalengland.org.uk 01948 880362 or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2LMgfS1

JOB: Community Gardening and Maintenance

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Craigmillar

PAY: Training* & Expenses

FOR: Carr Gomm, Craigmillar Community Grows

Options of different roles all in Craigmillar. Being part of a walking group on Tuesdays till September and then Thursdays with an elderly group 1-3, being part of one of many community gardens, helping to cook soup or make seats out of wood or working alongside others as a mentor. Also joining their management committees. Volunteering with a group gardening at the local community centre on a Monday 12.30 - 2. Volunteering at a community garden Wauchope community garden on a Wednesday 12 - 3. Volunteering at the library garden Wednesdays 10 - 12. *Training in pruning, growing vegetables with others in the community, working in groups, expenses for bus fares paid. ASK: Contact Karin on 07824 838364 or at karinchipulina@carrgomm.org

JOB: Volunteer Ranger - Farne Islands

BE4: 17/2/19

IV: 17/02/2019

LOC: Farne Islands

PAY: Expenses / training

FOR: National Trust

Visitor work & seabird monitoring. Experience of customer service & wildlife conservation preferred. ASK: Apply online on National Trust website - search 'Farne' & email cv & covering letter to gwen.potter@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Fundraiser RSPB

BE4:

LOC: Homebased – North East

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

Part time long term placement, required for 1 hour / month. The RSPB is looking for Volunteer Fundraisers in the North East to help manage our Pin Badge boxes in their local communities. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We are the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members, and our work largely depends on money donated by the public. The Volunteer Fundraisers will be in charge of placing and servicing the boxes by collecting and banking donations every 4 weeks as well as restocking the badges. The only requirements are enthusiasm, basic computer knowledge and access to the internet. All necessary training is provided. The role is very flexible and works with anyone's schedule. All donations go towards protecting wildlife in the North East. Last year, the team raised an incredible £210,000 in donations from our pin badge boxes. Could you help us raise even more? ASK: For more information contact Polina Utkina, 01912334312, polina.utkina@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Conservation Volunteering

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Edinburgh

PAY:

FOR: Lothians Conservation Volunteers

We carry out practical nature conservation work every weekend in and around Edinburgh and the Lothians for the benefit of wildlife, people and the environment. This can range from woodland management, removing non-native invasive plant species, pond work, meadow creation or even path maintenance. No previous experience is required and we only ask you commit to a single day task, so it’s a perfect opportunity for someone who is curious about the conservation sector and wants to find out more. ASK: For further information about our current tasks and how to get involved please visit www.lcv.org.uk

JOB: Green Academies Project Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Erddig, Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre

PAY: Volunteer card

FOR: National Trust

Conservation & horticulture volunteering at Erddig with the Green Academies Project (GAP), National Trust, Wrexham. The GAP team at Erddig is looking for volunteers with a love for the outdoors, nature conservation & / or horticulture to help us develop & maintain our community green spaces at Felin Puleston & in our local communities. You can also get involved in delivering outdoor activities, support & encouragement for our young volunteers. Roles & time commitment are very flexible depending on the availability of our volunteers. GAP supports young people 11-24ys & local communities to grow the skills & exp they need to look after nature on their doorstep. We help them develop a passion for the environment, learn new, practical skills & prepare for education & employment. GAP is part of Our Bright Future, a £33m programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund. ASK: Contact: mieke.delathouwers@nationaltrust.org.uk, 01978 356 223. Website: https://c-js.co.uk/2CrCTLj Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenAcademiesProjectNT/ , www.facebook.com/ErddigNT

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire

PAY: Travel expenses*

FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Volunteer Rangers are our eyes and ears out on the reserve. The role involves patrolling the nature reserve and carrying out daily checks as well as being on hand to assist in emergencies or out of the ordinary situations. You’ll need to share your enthusiasm for the reserve, our wildlife and our conservation work with our visitors and promote the work of the Wildlife Trust and all that Brockholes has to offer ensuring our visitors make the most of their visit. * Free parking, restaurant and shop discounts, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. We are looking for Volunteer Rangers for all 7 days of the week. Time: 2 hour slot on a weekly basis. ASK: Go the https://www.brockholes.org to find out more

JOB: Swingbridge Enviroboat Volunteer Crew

BE4: N / A

LOC: Surrey

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Surrey Care Trust

Experience is not required as training is provided but we do need people with a good sense of humour, patience & empathy to encourage our supported volunteers who may have mental health problems, mild learning difficulties or are dealing with addiction or the aftermath of family breakdown or unemployment. Work undertaken by our crew includes cutting back overgrown vegetation to improve views, access & safety, creating wildlife havens, hedge maintenance & planting, painting lock gates, litter clearance & controlling invasive species. ASK: For more information email swingbridge@surreycaretrust.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Engagement Volunteer

BE4: N / A

IV: 01/02/2019

LOC: Rainton Meadows or Low Barns Nature Reserve

PAY: Expenses on discussion / training / uniform

FOR: Durham Wildlife Trust

One weekend day a week. You will be supporting the income generation team and visitor centre assistants with their events; being an ambassador for Durham Wildlife Trust; promoting and impassioning the wildlife and wider benefits of the nature reserve; attending events on the day, helping with car parking, sign-in, entrance fees and general tasks; talking to members of the public about membership, signposting them and being a welcoming face for the site; helping to keep entrance areas and bathrooms clean and tidy and keep the visitor centre looking welcoming; focus on weekends and schools holidays, when the site is busiest. What will you get out of it? Learn about different wildlife and the work of Durham Wildlife Trust; gain confidence in speaking to people; helping to raise income for wildlife conservation from Tees to Tyne; be part of a wonderful team of staff and volunteers; gain friendship and socialization. ASK: Contact Zoe Hull zhull@durhamwt.co.uk

JOB: Canal & Lock Maintenance Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

To support the maintenance & upkeep of the Beeston Lock & Canal. Volunteers will be involved in various activities to help keep a 2 km stretch of the Beeston Canal including lock, maintained for boaters, walkers & the local community. Role to include: painting fences, rails, mooring posts & step edges; clearing paths, planting, litter picking vegetation clearing, manual dredging. Volunteers will show a commitment to the aims of GGN & improving outcomes for the environment. You will not be required to have experience, however, it may be useful of you have any experience of: gardening; planting; maintenance. Volunteers will be asked to complete a minimum of 3.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. ASK: For more information please phone 0115 9788 212 or email gn@groundworknottingham.org.uk

JOB: Sulgrave Manor Garden Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sulgrave Manor, OX17 2SD

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Sulgrave Manor Trust

One day a week or fortnight. 10-4.  Sulgrave Manor has an extensive garden which was designed in the 1920s, the garden is an eclectic mix of formal Tudor style and the fashionable arts and crafts movement of the time.  The estate includes a parterre, herb garden and formal lawns surrounded by herbaceous borders. We are looking for a team of volunteers who will assist in maintaining and developing all areas of the garden. Garden Volunteers will also be on hand to answer questions about the garden from visitors. Become part of a dedicated and friendly team and learn about this unique garden and its stories.  Develop your skills in horticulture, plant husbandry and plant identification and gain new skills and experience. What’s involved? Increasing your knowledge of Sulgrave Manor Gardens and its history; assisting the Head Gardener with all areas of garden management; acting as a guardian of the garden; answering questions from visitors. ASK: Please email Sally Munday-Webb on sally@sulgravemanor.org.uk to find out more.

JOB: Outdoor Activities Volunteer

BE4: 26/1/19

IV: 26/01/2019

LOC: Winsford or Chester

PAY: Training and travel expenses

FOR: Age UK Cheshire

2 hrs / week or fortnight. Do you love the outdoors? If the answer is yes, Age UK Cheshire would love to hear from you. We are seeking volunteers to help to deliver outdoor based activities in Winsford and Chester. As a volunteer you will support or lead outdoor activities for people who are living with dementia and their carers.  Activities may include: nature walks, bush crafts, conservation work and gardening. Age UK Cheshire’s Outdoor Activities is a Bright Memories project funded by Brightlife Cheshire and working in partnership with Warrington and Cheshire Carer’s Trust, and Alzheimer’s Society. ASK: Contact: Kate Bibby, Outdoor Activities Coordinator, 07747 011548, kate.bibby@ageukcheshire.org.uk

JOB: Canal & Lock Maintenance Project Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

To assist the Volunteer Co-ordinator to facilitate the maintenance & upkeep of a 2 km stretch of the Beeston Canal including lock, maintained for boaters, walkers & the local community. The role includes: contacting potential volunteers; supporting volunteers on the day; co-ordination of activities on site. Volunteer Project Leaders will show a commitment to the aims of GGN & improving outcomes for the environment. You will not be required to have exp, however, it may be useful of you have any experience of: gardening; planting; maintenance; team management. Volunteers will be asked to complete a minimum of 3.5 hpw, Monday to Friday. ASK: For more information please phone 0115 9788 212 or email gn@groundworknottingham.org.uk

JOB: Practical Conservation Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Across Worcestershire

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation, carrying out thousands of hours of practical conservation across our reserves each year.  We have volunteer work parties based on reserves all across Worcestershire - joining your local volunteer group is a great way to meet new people, get fit (and stay fit!) and get closer to the wildlife that's local to you.  Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. Time commitment is variable – you decide. From woodlands to wetlands, from gentle tasks to a full 'wild work-out', there is something for everyone. ASK: Why not visit our website to find out more about the opportunities local to you: https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N or contact Helen Dorey, Conservation Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919.

JOB: Wildlife Care Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Sidlesham, West Sussex

PAY: Training

FOR: Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital

Animal husbandry, incl feeding, cleaning and provide care to wildlife patients. Assisting staff with other tasks inside the hospital as required. At least once a week. ASK: Further information: 01243 641672 enquiries@brentlodge.org

JOB: Dunsmore Living Landscape Volunteering

BE4: N / A

LOC: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, CV3 3GW

PAY: Travel expenses / training

FOR: Warwickshire Wildlife Trust / Dunsmore Living Landscape

The Dunsmore Living Landscape scheme, run by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, aims to link up Warwickshire’s ancient woodlands, hedgerows, grasslands and ponds, and reconnect people with their local wild places. We work on nature reserves, farms and country parks throughout the Living Landscape area. Join us to get stuck in with practical habitat management and surveying in this beautiful area. Tasks include hedgerow restoration, coppicing, meadow management and wildflower surveying. ASK: Email anna.jennings@wkwt.org.uk to get involved. See www.exploredunsmore.org for more info.

JOB: Voluntary Survey Assistant (Casual), Bats

BE4: N/A

LOC: Manchester area

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Angela Graham Bat Consultancy Service Ltd

I'm looking for voluntary assistants in & around the Manchester area to help with dusk emergence & dawn return-to-roost surveys, from April / May to September / October inclusive. Applications accepted throughout but please apply as early as possible. This casual work can be a useful addition to the CV of anyone interested in ecology & wildlife conservation. It can be done around your other commitments, perhaps once or twice a week, possibly incl weekends. Short-term availability is acceptable. Dawn availability is particularly useful. With 30 years' exp of working with bats, I offer a learning opportunity for anyone interested in working with bats. Existing exp of watching bats in flight & / or using a heterodyne detector is useful. Punctuality, reliability, good concentration skills & professional approach are vital. The closer to BL9 you live the more opportunities you are likely to have. Most reasonably-local applicants get the opportunity to participate. Due to the unsocial hours involved, access to a vehicle is usually necessary. Please supply your name, e-mail address, 'phone number & summer address for an application pack. There may be an opportunity for you to gain exp of other aspects of bat & bird survey work. ASK: bat.consultancy@talktalk.net 0161 763 6171

JOB: Small Steps Big Change (SSBC) Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

Assist Family Mentors to deliver the SSBC Family Mentor programme across Bulwell & Aspley. Volunteers will be supporting families to increase their confidence & ability in group activities such as Triple P, Active Play, Stay & Play, Songs & Rhymes, Bump, Birth & Baby, Infant Massage & Cook & Play. Min 2 hours per week Monday to Saturday. Skills / exp: being a parent & / or grandparent; working with children; being supportive; a good listener; developing relationships. ASK: For more information contact Richard Owen, Volunteer Co-ordinator, richard.owen@groundworknottingham.org.uk or call 07771348655.

JOB: Murlough Volunteer Boardwalk Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Murlough National Nature Reserve, County Down

PAY: Training

FOR: National Trust

Working with the boardwalk ranger, you will carry out formal inspections of all parts of the boardwalk network including way marking, signage, interpretation and the boardwalks themselves and will look at sustainable ways to repair / replace boardwalk. You will be working with a broader team of countryside staff and volunteers on the property and delivering an excellent service to visitors. If you have a friendly and enthusiastic manner and enjoy working outside in particular, this role may suit you. This role can be physically demanding and you may be on your feet all day in all types of weather. Why not become part of a friendly and dedicated team and gain invaluable experience working on a Nature Reserve. ASK: There may be other activities where we could use your help, have a look on our ‘Join In’ web page for more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2AsPpai or email murlough@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Events & Engagement Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Worcester

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

We're looking for friendly, engaging people to get involved and join our team!  We run a series of public engagement events and activities at Lower Smite Farm and in public parks and greenspaces throughout Worcestershire across the year. From family activities to county shows, these are the perfect opportunities to engage and enthuse children and adults with the environment and wildlife conservation.  You will assist with these public events and activities alongside Wildlife Trust members of staff and other volunteers. The tasks vary with the types of events but may include: engaging children and adults in outdoor, wildlife-themed activities such as walks, talks, bug hunts, pond dipping, crafts, games etc.; being an ambassador for our work; helping with set-up and pack-down at events; selling raffle tickets. Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. Time commitment is variable – you decide.  ASK: See https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N for full details. Contact Rae or Sadie activities@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919.

JOB: Animal Care Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Orsett, Essex

PAY: Invaluable experience

FOR: South Essex Wildlife Hospital

Anticipated time commitment minimum of 1 day a week. Duties include cleaning, feeding and health checking of wildlife casualties and orphans; general hospital cleaning; other tasks on a need to do basis. ASK: Contact Sue Schwar, 01375893893 info@southessexwildlife.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Fundraising Officer

BE4: 17/3/19

IV: 17/03/2019

LOC: Littlemore, Oxford

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Two weekdays per week; can be flexible to fit around your life. Last year, BBOWT secured the future for a magical area of farmland alongside the Thames in Oxfordshire. We could only do this with generous donations from individuals and organisations. Assisting our fundraising team to research potential donors or apply for funding, you can help ensure that we have the money needed to protect wildlife in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. If you enjoy a bit of detective work, feel confident about approaching donors and would love to spend time meeting people at some of our glorious reserves, then this could be the opportunity for you! You will be part of a friendly team, learning about fundraising within a wildlife charity ASK: For more information contact fundraising@bbowt.org.uk

JOB: Education Team Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY

PAY: Free membership of the Arboretum + discounts

FOR: The Yorkshire Arboretum

Usually around 5 hours a day when a school is visiting. The Yorkshire Arboretum offers a lively and very popular programme of activities for Schools linked to the National Curriculum.  Additional volunteers are needed to join the Education Team to help with an increasing number of school visits. Experience with children, in either a school or an informal setting is useful and a willingness to work outdoors in all weathers is needed. ASK: For more information please visit https://www.yorkshirearboretum.org/volunteering

JOB: Youth Engagement Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Hindlip, Worcester & nearby nature reserves

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Our youth engagement team is recruiting volunteers to help deliver formal and informal outdoor learning sessions for young people between the ages of 11 - 18.  We are looking for volunteers to help on a regular basis with our new Youth Group, as well as a pool of volunteers to help deliver our ad-hoc activities with uniform groups, schools and holiday activities. You can sign up to help with one or both - how much time you give is up to you. Examples of typical tasks are: leading or assisting with a range of outdoor education activities from pond dipping and mini-beast hunts, to tree ID and shelter building; supervising practical conservation tasks out on the reserves (in all weathers); helping young people to carry out wildlife surveys; helping to deliver practical activities such as bushcraft and green woodworking. Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. ASK: See https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N for full details. Contact Ben Rees ben@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919

JOB: Hedgerow Surveyors

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Maidstone Area, Kent

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: Old Chalk New Downs Project, Kent County Council

We are looking to recruit a small team of dedicated volunteer surveyors to work on a hedgerow survey project.  The survey is part of a bigger Heritage Lottery funded project called Old Chalk New Downs.  The aim of the hedgerow survey is to ground truth a previously completed desktop study of historic hedgerows. The project will be using the “Hedgerow Survey Handbook” which is a nationally agreed methodology for recording the wildlife and cultural significance of hedgerows.  ASK: For further information please contact matthew.pitts@kent.gov.uk

JOB: Volunteer Community Fundraising Champion

BE4: 17/3/19

IV: 17/03/2019

LOC: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Flexible! Give as much or as little time as you can spare. We know that a personal touch goes a long way in persuading people to get involved in causes that are close to their hearts, either through cash donations or getting more actively involved. Get to know your local neighbourhood and use your approachable personality to find locations for collection tins, set up fundraising events or attend local meetings. If you can travel around your local area and would like to bring people together to raise funds for wildlife then we would love to hear from you. You will be part of a friendly team, inspiring people to look after wildlife in your local area and gaining valuable fundraising experience. Access to free meetings, events and training for volunteers. BBOWT works to secure a better future for wildlife in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. ASK: For more information contact fundraising@bbowt.org.uk

JOB: Treasurer

BE4: N / A

LOC: South London

PAY: Travel & lunch expenses / some training

FOR: The South London Botanical Institute

2-3 hpw plus 6 Trustee meetings p.a. The present Treasurer is retiring, so we are looking for a successor to direct the financial management of SLBI & lead the Finance Team (FT).   An interesting & central (unpaid) trustee role.  You will join a group of trustees with various skills, experiences & lead responsibilities. Duties incl: oversight of grant budgets & funds; preparation & presentation of quarterly management accounts & finance reports to the trustees; liaison with the Independent Examiner regarding Annual Accounts; contribution to Chairman’s Annual Report; liaising with the SLBI Administrator to ensure accurate book-keeping & payments; reviewing & developing internal financial procedures so they are robust & user-friendly; 2-yearly review of investment policy every 2 years; contributing to drafting & reviewing fund-raising programme; drawing up & monitoring budgets for the organisation & grant applications; reviewing monthly payroll (processed externally), ensuring correct distribution against funds/budgets & authorising payments; leading the Finance Team. ASK: For further details please contact us via email: info@slbi.org.uk or tel. 02086745787.

JOB: Trustee

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Gwent, South Wales

PAY: Training and expenses reimbursed

FOR: Gwent Wildlife Trust

Approx 1 day per month. Do you have a passion for wildlife conservation and expertise in the field of ecology, environmental education or charity and business management? With a new 5-year strategic plan in development and significant investment being made in fundraising and project development, this is a particularly dynamic time to join Gwent Wildlife Trust's Council as a trustee. We'd particularly like to hear from anyone with a background in fundraising, charity finance, ecology or law. ASK: Visit www.gwentwildlife.org/jobs or email info@gwentwildlife.org for more info.

JOB: Dragonfly Recorder

BE4: N / A

LOC: Homebased

PAY: Training

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) needs your help in protecting Britain’s Dragonflies. Join the DragonflyWatch and record Dragonflies at your local wetland sites. Your records will help the BDS monitor the health of Dragonfly populations across the county, identifying important sites, and influencing conservation action. Beginners are always welcome and advice, and support, is available to those who need it. BDS recorders are also encouraged to pursue other volunteering activities for Dragonflies, depending on their personal interests, including fundraising, engagement, research, and practical habitat management.  ASK: Visit https://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/content/get-involved

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Grangemouth (covering East Central Scotland)

PAY: 0

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Any day Monday to Thursday. You are free to choose your commitment but if you volunteer, you must be available for a full day. A varied range of outdoor practical tasks on our nature reserves such as grassland, woodland & peat bog management.   Travel from Grangemouth to the work sites & back is provided. You should be interested in the environment & in carrying out physical work outdoors sometimes in poor weather. Willing to work as part of a team.   ASK: Information from pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Our Past, Our Future Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: New Forest National Park

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: New Forest National Park Authority

The Our Past, Our Future Landscape Partnership Scheme volunteers can take part in archaeological digs, botanical surveys, digitising historical documents, recording the history of commoning, clearing invasive plants, monitoring water quality & much more. The range of activities are supported by 11 different partners to inspire a new generation to champion & care for the New Forest. Volunteers can give as much time as they would like. No previous experience or qualifications required, just a desire & passion to learn about, improve & enjoy the New Forest National Park. ASK: Contact Richard Austin, richard.austin@newforestnpa.gov.uk for more details.

JOB: Far Ings Visitor Centre Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Far Ings National Nature Reserve

PAY: 0

FOR: Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Volunteers help in the visitor centre welcoming members of the public to the reserve, giving information about wildlife, helping visitors orientate themselves & locate facilities & selling items in the shop. You will need to be friendly & enjoy meeting people of all ages & backgrounds. You must be trustworthy & numerate, happy to handle money & willing to use a till (till training will be given). A general knowledge of wildlife would be useful but this knowledge can be learnt ‘on the job’. The visitor centre is open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday afternoons from 1pm until 4pm. The centre is also open weekends & Bank Holidays 10am-4pm. Volunteers are requested to do a morning or an afternoon whenever they are able. ASK: Please contact Leanne Smart on 01652 637055 or faringscentre@lincstrust.co.uk for more details.

JOB: Resilience for Natives - Volunteer Mid Wales, Ceredigion & Gwynedd

BE4: N / A

LOC: Home Based

PAY: Training and equipment loaned

FOR: British Association for Shooting & Conservation

Time: Weekly to daily. The project, continues BASC conservation work with trusted partnerships and collaborations including the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and Bangor University. The project is looking to recruit local people, including BASC members, to establish networks of volunteers to monitor and remove mink in four key areas for water vole in Ceredigion and one in Gwynedd adjacent to the Menai Straights, and improve habitat for water vole in key locations. The project will also continue to support the Mid-Wales Red Squirrel Project by further developing the grey squirrel control network around the Tywi Forest area, and assessing the effectiveness of using volunteer surveys to assess the level of tree bark damage from grey squirrels.  ASK: See https://basc.org.uk/conservation/green-shoots/green-shoots-in-wales/ for further details and registration form.

JOB: Conservation Volunteer - North East

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Dundee - to Cover North East Scotland

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Any full day Monday to Thursday. We are looking for volunteers to work with our Reserves Project Officer based at Dundee to undertake a varied range of outdoor practical tasks on our nature reserves such as grassland, woodland & peat bog management.   Travel from Dundee to the work sites & back is provided. You should be interested in the environment & carrying out physical work outdoors sometimes in poor weather. Willing to work as part of a team. ASK: Contact Peter Gilbert pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk for details

JOB: Green Aiders

BE4: N / A

LOC: Herts, West Essex, Cambs & Beds

PAY: Training & travel

FOR: Groundwork East

Want to volunteer outside & help vulnerable residents? Then join Groundwork’s Green Aiders team! Put your skills into action with weekly gardening sessions in gardens across Hertfordshire. Get buckets of exp – two new gardens every time. Free training in gardening & power tool use. All PPE, tools, equipment, lunches & travel costs covered. ASK: To book a place, arrange a taster day or for more info Sarah Holloway, 01707 255177 sarah.holloway@groundwork.org.uk https://www.groundwork.org.uk/east

JOB: Far Ings Reserve Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Far Ings National Nature Reserve

PAY: 0

FOR: Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Half day to a day weekly or when available. Volunteers help the warden to carry out the management plan, maintaining and creating habitats on the reserve and helping with general maintenance of facilities. You will need to be friendly, enjoy working in a group with people of all ages and backgrounds, be prepared to work outside and get mucky. Some tasks can be physically demanding. Training will be given for the use of tools, volunteers with carpentry and mechanical skills would be very welcome. ASK: Please contact the warden Simon on 01652 634507 or farings@lincstrust.co.uk

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: N / A

LOC: High Wycombe, Bucks

PAY: Some internal training

FOR: Chiltern Rangers CIC

Weekly, monthly, yearly - the choice is yours!  Longer term placements are available. Come and join our award-winning Ranger team.  Have fun outside and gain new skills whilst learning about the management of woodland, chalk grassland and chalk streams.  Feel the benefit of being in the outdoors surrounded by nature – we make a good cup of tea too.  No experience required.  Applicants must be 16 or over.  ASK: Contact steph@chilternrangers.co.uk for more information.

JOB: Land Of Oak & Iron Events Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Derwent Valley, NE England

PAY: Training

FOR: Land of Oak & Iron (Through Groundwork NE & Cumbria)

Approx 1 day / month. Provide support to the Land of Oak & Iron staff team & partner orgs in organising & helping on the day at a range of events to promote Land of Oak & Iron & opportunities for local people to take part. Tasks may incl event planning & publicity, setting up on the day, running activities & talking to members of the public. Individuals need no prior exp, just enthusiasm & passion for the area. ASK: Find out more from Kath Marshall-Ivens kath.marshall-ivens@groundwork.org.uk 01207 524883 / 07966 330028

JOB: Independent Events Team Volunteer

BE4: N / A

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.  ASK: 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: Roadside Nature Reserves Volunteer Wardens

BE4: N / A

LOC: Dover, Swale, Medway & More

PAY: Training*

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

Roadside Nature Reserves link existing wildlife areas, helping to reconnect and restore landscape so that wildlife is no longer struggling to survive in isolation. Our Roadside Nature Reserve Volunteers help us by participating in task days, carrying out essential work on the verges and roadside alongside our staff team. Volunteers can join us for a full or part day, and you don't need any previous experience in conservation work, so long as you are enthusiastic and willing to learn. You'll get to see the wildlife and their habitats in a totally new way! *& practical conservation experience, develop knowledge of the ecology, reasonable expenses covered, flexible around your commitments, beneficial for health & wellbeing. ASK: To apply visit www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/volunteering-opportunities or call 01622 662012

JOB: Beinn Eighe NNR Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

PAY: Accommodation

FOR: Scottish Natural Heritage

Stay for a month or come for up to six months. Volunteering at this reserve will give you the opportunity to work in this beautiful environment with skilled practitioners, discovering new capabilities & learning new skills. This is an excellent chance to gain work experience. Volunteering in the Highlands of Scotland, make new friends, improve your CV & exp Highland life at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. Volunteers should bring an enthusiasm for the nature of Scotland, a willingness to learn new skills & a good level of fitness would be an advantage. We need help with a variety of estate work incl woodland management, path maintenance, deer management, species monitoring & help with visitor management incl working in our Visitor Centre (open Easter to late October). ASK: More information about Beinn Eighe & Loch Maree Islands NNR can be found at: https://c-js.co.uk/2GWsA3K. For more information or to apply email alison.rowe@nature.scot or phone 01463 7001660.

JOB: Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Weaverham, Cheshire

PAY:

FOR: Mere Brow Farm Ltd

12.5 acre permaculture led organic farm in Cheshire.  We are always looking for volunteers (with or without experience) to come and join us and help us for as much or as little as a volunteer can commit to. ASK: Contact Sadie Platt, 07808774173, sadie.platt@merebrowfarm.co.uk or find out more on https://www.facebook.com/merebrowfarm

JOB: Showing People Wildlife Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Across Norfolk

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

On average one day per month. We are looking for friendly, outgoing people who have knowledge of and enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation, have good communication skills and are confident in dealing with people of all ages to raise interest in and awareness of Norfolk’s wildlife by showing members of the public / visitors to sites some of Norfolk’s most spectacular wildlife events. These could include Great Crested Grebes’ courtship displays, Marsh Harriers passing food to each other, Swallowtail butterflies emerging, or other wildlife spectacles that you have knowledge of or interest in. ASK: 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 01603 598360

JOB: Buzzing Bee Road Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Swale, Kent

PAY: Training / reasonable expenses*

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

1+ days per week. Making a Buzz for the Coast is an ambitious new project led by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in partnership with Kent Wildlife Trust. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us with our Bee Road work, helping to conserve rare bumblebees and other pollinators in the Swale. We have a number of different volunteer roles, including practical tasks on sites and wildlife monitoring. *Training, practical conservation experience, develop knowledge of the ecology and habitat requirements of bees, reasonable expenses covered, great team environment, beneficial for health & wellbeing. ASK: To apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2NoGSfS, or call 01622 662012

JOB: Volunteering in the Highlands of Scotland

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Creag Meagaidh Nnr, Aberarder, Kinlochlaggan, PH20 1BX

PAY: Accommodation / training provided

FOR: Scottish Natural Heritage

Min one month, up to twelve months. Make new friends, improve your CV & have a great time at Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve. Volunteers should bring  enthusiasm for the Nature of Scotland, a willingness to learn new skills & a good level of fitness would be an advantage. Exp not necessary. You will help with: variety of estate work including working with our livestock, sowing seeds for the field bird trail, fixing paths, woodland management; species & habitat monitoring which could include counting rare birds, trapping mink or pond dipping in the summer checking for invertebrates; talking to & helping visitors at the reserve; deer management. ASK: Check out YouTube to see what a previous volunteer says about Creag Meagaidh: http://c-js.co.uk/2orbxun. For more information or to apply email julia.colpus@nature.scot or volunteer@nature.scot

JOB: Volunteer at Animal Rescue Centre

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Costa Rica

PAY: Accommodation*

FOR: Volunteer Latin America

3 weeks minimum. This project in Costa Rica is looking for like-minded animal lovers to help with animal care, gardening, walking the dogs, & many other tasks. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in a stunning location, surrounded by lush cloud forest, in close proximity to Arenal Volcano. *In exchange for their help volunteers receive free accommodation, 3 meals per day (vegan / vegetarian) & laundry service. This is good volunteer project for animal & nature lovers, vegans & vegetarians. ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2zqpMaW

JOB: Events & Activities Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire

PAY: Travel expenses*

FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Brockholes has a packed & varied programme of events & activities running throughout the year for visitors of all ages from tots to grown ups!  We run lots of children’s activities, walks, talks, theatre performances & even Santa comes to Brockholes in December. Events & Activities Volunteers assist us with event set up, meeting & greeting, delivering the sessions & packing away at the end & helping to ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience! The majority of our events & activities are held at weekends & school holiday periods, so you will need to be available to volunteer then. *Free parking, restaurant & shop discount, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. ASK: Go the https://www.brockholes.org to find out more

JOB: Gardens Volunteers – Wednesday Gardening Group

BE4: N / A

LOC: Forest Hill, London

PAY: Training and reasonable travel expenses

FOR: Horniman Museum & Gardens

The Horniman Museum and Gardens welcomes a wide range of people, including many young families, each year. We are currently recruiting volunteers for a new Gardening Group for Summer 2018. The Group will meet one Wednesday per month (9.30-12.30pm). Ideally, we are looking for individuals who are able to commit for a minimum period of 6 months and attend at least 3-4 sessions each 6 month period. It’s a great way to get outside, meet new people and support the museum, focusing on a range of tasks in the Horniman Gardens under the supervision of our horticulturalists and gardeners. Volunteers should be aged 18 and over for this opportunity. Group meets around the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Please note that you will be required to attend a taster session first to find out more about the role and for us to meet you. ASK: To find out more and apply, either: visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2LvKexq. Email volunteering@horniman.ac.uk Call 020 8291 8165.

JOB: Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels - Volunteer Grey Squirrel Control Officers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Dumfries & Galloway

PAY: 0

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway’s red squirrel networks to deliver red squirrel conservation in Annandale, Gatehouse, Glenkens, Kirkcudbright, Lower-Nithsdale, Mid-Nithsdale, & the Solway Forests. Together they utilise targeted grey squirrel control to prevent replacement of red squirrels by the invasive non-native grey squirrels. The control is delivered by a combination of project staff, landowners funded via The Forestry Grant Scheme, & volunteers, all trapping grey squirrels in carefully chosen project areas. You’ll be an ambassador for the network & the project, providing support to existing volunteers, project staff & partner organisations to deliver the project’s aims across the area. What we are looking for is someone with availability over a period of time, able to offer 4 days per month & enthusiastic about protecting red squirrels.  ASK: For further information & to download application form visit https://c-js.co.uk/2QPvSWR. Please send completed application forms to squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: RSPB Sandwell Valley Young Volunteers Group

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve, Great Barr, Birmingham

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

1 day per month. Our young volunteers group is aimed at 13 to 18 year-olds who want to help nature. The group meets once a month and contributes to keeping the reserve in great shape for both people and wildlife, delivering conservation work under the guidance of our group leaders. Activities might involve habitat management, wildlife surveys, creating wildlife homes and more. The aims of the group are: to contribute to the maintenance of the reserve, to gain experience, skills, confidence and to have fun! We're looking for enthusiastic and energetic young people with an interest in wildlife and the outdoors. You will need a willingness to get stuck in, learn new things and get work done in (almost) all weathers. You do not need any previous experience of volunteering or any knowledge of wildlife or conservation: we can help you pick this up after you start. ASK: Please contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk 0121 3577395.

JOB: Visitor Experience Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

PAY: All training provided

FOR: Forestry Commission

Help our visitors get the most out of Dalby & present a knowledgeable & enthusiastic welcome to the public. You could be giving general information about the facilities, advising on the best cycle trail or explaining where to spot the Gruffalo! Dalby is a special place to many people & we always want to provide a top quality experience for our hundreds of thousands of visitors. Your knowledge of Dalby, combined with warm enthusiasm, will be the icing on the cake to make a good day a great one. Volunteering with us is a great way to get outside, meet people, learn something new & develop new skills, all in the beautiful setting of Dalby Forest. We’re looking for volunteers during our busiest times, weekends & school holidays. ASK: volunteering.yorkshire@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

JOB: Environmental Education Volunteer Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Skelton Grange Environment Centre, Leeds

PAY: Local travel expenses

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

2 to 4 days per week (Mon - Fri) for 6 months or more. Do you want to work in the environmental sector, but lack the experience to land your first job? Do you want to share your passion for the environment with the next generation? You could spend your time learning to teach children about the world around them, & try your hand at a variety of practical conservation skills. You will gain excellent work experience that will be valued by employers, develop a whole range of transferable skils, take part in a comprehensive training programme, & best of all jpin a friendly & supportive staff & volunteer team in a green oasis hidden away in South Leeds. Previous volunteers have gone on to work for organisations such as the Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Groundwork, Sustrans, Leeds City Council & The Conservation Volunteers! ASK: http://www.tcv.org.uk/skeltongrange/volunteering

JOB: Event Volunteer - Mass Engagement

BE4: N / A

LOC: Birmingham, Hereford, Oxford, York

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

The Events Programming Team work nationally across the Woodland Trust to deliver mass audience events which raise brand awareness of the Woodland Trust. The aim is to engage and inspire those audiences about the aims and work of the Woodland Trust and to encourage them to get involved and support our cause. We are looking for volunteers to assist us at events in 2019 in the following locations: Birmingham; Hay-on-Wye, Hereford; Oxford; Castle Howard, York. You will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills, to volunteer alongside the staff at the event, to engage with large audiences and support our delivery of events. As part of our events team you will: be part of the staff rota for an event; attend pre-event briefing calls over the telephone / video conferencing; engage with the public and deal with questions and queries at the event; give post-event feedback so each event can be evaluated going forward; collect names and addresses of members of the public, adhering to data protection / GDPR; help with tidying up after the event. Please only apply if you are interested in volunteering at one or more of the above locations. ASK: For further details and to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2CqpRw7

JOB: Ancient Tree Recorder

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Homebased

PAY:

FOR: Woodland Trust

Would you like to get involved with recording ancient, veteran and notable trees? Ancient trees are important culturally and ecologically. Their many niches provide vital habitat for wildlife and many of our most famous ancient trees have links to famous people from our history. The Ancient Tree Inventory (ATI) - https://ati.woodlandtrust.org.uk/ - is a living database of ancient, veteran and notable trees. So far over 170,000 trees have been added to the ATI, but there are still lots of amazing trees to be discovered. The growing database gives us a much better understanding of where our most important trees are. Recording them is the first step towards getting ancient trees the protection they need. ASK: For further details and to register, please visit our website here : https://c-js.co.uk/2RLKisC

JOB: Schools On Reserves Learning Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

Do you remember finding your first ladybird? Share in the excitement as a volunteer and you will have the opportunity to deliver our education programme to visiting schools where typical activities range from hands on exploration of meadows, woods and ponds to playing environmental games. Essential skills / exp needed: a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills; a resourceful and flexible approach to be able to cope with a wide variety of ages and abilities of children; the confidence and ability to lead or facilitate a fun and active day's education programme, both in the field and the classroom, with a group of students and their teacher. We'll give you training and exp to build your confidence in helping children have a wonderful hands-on exp with nature. 1 day a week especially between April-July. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Centre Welcome Volunteer – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We want people coming onto our reserve to be met with a smile. You will actively provide a friendly & informative welcome to all visitors, enthuse about wildlife & the RSPB. You'll need: to be good with people, with a friendly disposition, enthusiasm for the RSPB & wildlife, tact & diplomacy, the confidence to strike up conversations with visitors & a desire to help, the ability to listen & respond appropriately, to be reliable & punctual. Min: 1/2 to 1 day per week, incl weekends. You will be part of a friendly & enthusiastic team who dedicate their time to this special nature reserve. You'll have a chance to share your enthusiasm for nature with others & gain a valuable insight into the RSPB's work. A wonderful opportunity to meet new people, staff & fellow volunteers. You'll be making a real difference to the work of the RSPB. You will receive training in all aspects of the role, this will incl till operation & membership recruitment. ASK: Contact: Clare Kenyon, Conwy, 01492 584091, clare.kenyon@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Dxv6vW

JOB: Parent and Toddler Group Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We need enthusiastic & friendly volunteers to help organise a parent toddler group which run weekly at the reserve. Activities with the children will be run by a member of staff but we need help in setting up & putting away toys. You will gain exp in environmental youth work with the very young. Very little exp is needed; just be prepared to get involved. Exp of playing with young children & chatting to parents is useful. A well organised approach will help everyone but most important is to be welcoming, friendly & approachable Volunteers play a major role in the work of the RSPB & we regard volunteers as a very important part of the success of our reserves. We will ensure you receive all the training & support needed for you to enjoy volunteering at Sandwell Valley. Time Commitment: A morning or afternoon per week. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Support & Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

Here at Conwy, school groups book onto Sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve. You will help us inspire children and their accompanying adults, assisting with the games and lessons and supporting children as we go. During school terms, but mainly April to July. Training and support will be given, and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. Relevant RSPB clothing and equipment will be provided, and you will be treated as part of the team at RSPB Conwy. ASK: Learning Support Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2q8cZU2 Learning Assistant Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2H08xk4

JOB: Events and Activities Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We regularly hold events on the reserve to encourage visitors to get closer to nature and learn more about the wildlife at Sandwell.  Annual events include bat and moth nights, bird ringing and family favourites like Easter egg hunts. You will be helping our visitor experience team by helping us deliver events on the nature reserve. You might be welcoming visitors, pond dipping or taking payment. The event activities vary every time and you will help us make them a success. You will also help by setting up activities in the first place and then helping us clear away afterwards.  We just need you to come with bags of enthusiasm and an interest in wildlife and the outdoors; we can supply and training you might need.  Experience of working with children would be helpful as our events are often family focused. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Community Forum member

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

To advise on how the reserve can remain engaged with and relevant to the local community.  To act as a champion for, and raise awareness of, the reserve amongst the local community.  To support, give advice on and monitor the progress of community projects, including funding sources.  Networking with the local community and other groups.  Attending some events on the reserve to engage with community and gather feedback  Contribute to promotion of the community forum and recruitment of forum members. Attend CF meetings.   ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Gardener

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We need help to keep the wildlife friendly garden at this reserve in good condition as an example & motivation to our visitors This will require carrying out weeding, pruning, mowing & a whole host of other gardening tasks Do you have green fingers? Do you want to learn more about gardening in an environmentally friendly way? If you have loads of enthusiasm, an interest in gardening, a love of conservation & enjoy working as a team then this may be the role for you. Enthusiasm & an interest in conservation are crucial for this role & experience in gardening is an advantage. No specialist skills are required though a good level of fitness & a desire to work outside is essential. You will need an up to date tetanus injection & to enjoy working as a team. Time Commitment: once a month or more if you would like. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Nature's Reach Cleaner

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

You will help us make sure the visitor experience here is a fantastic one. First impressions mean a lot so making sure the visitor centre is sparkling is incredibly important. Sticky fingers on windows can quickly spoil the view of the lake & walking boots through the visitor centre can soon make muddy floors, so keeping on top of this is important. We will do our best to tidy as we go along, but a weekly visit from a cleaning angel will help us keep on top of things. The role will include cleaning the floors & windows, keeping the refreshment area hygienic & presentable & of course the loos clean too. If you are a whizz with a mop & enjoy getting things clean & tidy then we need you! You will help maintain high standards of cleanliness & hygiene around our site. Time Commitment: 2 hours, 1 or 2 days a week. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Forest School Volunteer Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Exeter, Devon

PAY: Travel expenses & in house training

FOR: A Touch of the Wild

We are looking for volunteers to help on weekdays and weekends at our holiday club, education groups, family events and birthday parties. Volunteers will be supporting the Club leaders to deliver fun days in the woods for children aged 5-14 years, packed with opportunities to take part and learn some amazing skills. Volunteers will need some exp of working with children or young people or feel confident in supporting groups of children in nature based activities. If you are interested in delivering outdoor learning, have enthusiasm, dedication and excellent communication skills this is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable exp. In house training will be provided with opportunities to learn bushcraft, green woodwork, plant ID and many more skills. A love of the great outdoors and own transport is essential! Volunteers working with vulnerable adults or children will need to take a DBS check that will be paid for by A Touch of the Wild. Volunteers are not required to make a commitment to regular days a week, although this would be helpful. ASK: Contact Hannah Standen, info@atouchofthewild.co.uk

JOB: Bird Identification Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Flexible

PAY: Some training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We get lots of emails usually with pictures of birds and wildlife from people who are asking what they have seen in their garden or out and about. The Supporter Services department of the RSPB is a front line customer service team and we aim to provide a prompt and knowledgeable answer to these queries. Our aim is to engage people in regards to Wildlife and this role would be key to us fulfilling this objective, by reaching as many people as we can and connecting them to nature. The skills you need: wildlife knowledge to sufficiently ID birds; able to work as part of team and independently; computer literate; able to use programmes such as Microsoft Outlook. Flexible - from one hour to one day a week - from one month to an ongoing basis. All year round. ASK: Contact: Emma Whiteway, emma.whiteway@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Urban Buzz Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Bristol

PAY: Expenses and some training

FOR: Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust

Seeking volunteers to assist in the creation of pollinator friendly habitats in parks & green spaces across Bristol. Tasks will incl practical habitat management, plug planting, meadow creation, tree planting & bulb planting. Seeking help on Wednesdays & some Mondays too. Time Commitment: Urban Buzz project ends March 2019. ASK: Contact: hayley.herridge@buglife.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Fundraiser (Pin Badges)

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: South West - Home Based

PAY: Training / equipment

FOR: RSPB

Do you want to do something rewarding for nature? It only takes a couple of hours a month! It doesn't matter if you are retired, employed, unemployed or just looking for something to do by becoming a pin badge volunteer in your area, looking after our pin badge boxes you will be able to raise vital funds for nature. Managing the boxes is easy & flexible working around your lifestyle giving you the chance to get out & about in your area, developing your fundraising & communication skills which can be added to your CV. Gaining you useful skills while being part of the movement to save nature. Everything you need will be provided & you will have the support of the area community fundraiser to guide you on your volunteering experience.    ASK: Contact: Anna Canvin 01392 453753 anna.canvin@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Gardening Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nr Bridge Trafford, Chester

PAY: Travel expenses / meals

FOR: Trafford Hall

Trafford Hall is home of the National Communities Resources Centre. Are you green-fingered, enjoy working outdoors, would like to meet new people, learn new skills, & help the gardens team make a visit to Trafford Hall one to remember? Time commitment flexible. ASK: Crispin Spencer, Head Gardener, Trafford Hall, Ince Lane, Wimbolds, Trafford, Chester CH2 4JP c.spencer@traffordhall.com Reception: 01244 300246 http://www.traffordhall.com

JOB: Assistant Data Manager – North Wales

BE4: N / A

LOC: Bangor

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for someone to join our team & help us manage data in its paper, electronic spreadsheet & digitally mapped formats. Most data are held on Merlin, RSPB's bespoke ESRI based mapping & Geographic Information System (GIS). This is an office based position. You will have a strong interest in nature & the environment. Some exp in reading maps, & using Excel & GIS would be advantageous, but further training will be provided. Knowledge of welsh place names & pronunciation is desirable. Knowledge of bird distribution in Wales would likewise be beneficial. Min: At least one day per week. Opportunity to develop Excel & GIS skills & to get a thorough understanding of how the RSPB works & the breadth of work being carried out by the organisation. The internal mapping system Merlin is key to many roles within the organisation so you will get to work with a variety of people in different departments. There may also be the opportunity to develop skills on Merlin's parent programme, ArcGiS, which holds some of the more complex databases the conservation team work with. ASK: Contact: Martin Clift, North Wales Regional Office, 01248 672850, martin.clift@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2OeMNVe

JOB: Visitor Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

Our visitor volunteers work across the visitor centre & the lakeside viewpoint, making a large flexible team whose focus is great customer service & promoting this special nature reserve. We know that wildlife inspires people, so interpreting the wildlife here is important, whether it’s pointing out swans or swallows, hoverflies or hawthorn. The visitors centre will have basic refreshment facilities & equipment to hire, you will help visitors get what they need. Collect car parking payments at the till & help with keeping the welcome area clean & tidy.   RSPB membership really is the lifeblood of the society & underpins every single thing we do. Introducing visitors to the idea of membership is important too. You will have the confidence to strike up a conversation with strangers & a desire to help, an enthusiasm for conservation & wildlife; but most importantly of all you will need a friendly demeanour & a ready smile. Full induction & training for the role will be provided as well as the opportunity to attend a whole host of training opportunities, such as H&S, wildlife ID courses & even face painting training. Commitment 3 hours per week. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Reserve Assistant – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We require volunteer help in the areas of habitat management, wildlife surveying & reserve maintenance. All tasks are vital for conservation of the site & for retaining good access to, & around the reserve. Enthusiasm & an interest in conservation are essential. A variety of skills are needed from surveying, research, habitat management, estate maintenance, A good level of fitness is essential. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection & to enjoy working in a team. We have an opportunity to join our Monday or Wednesday team. Hours are generally 9.30am-3.30pm but this is negotiable. Benefits include: working as part of the reserve team & learning more about the reserve; the opportunity to build up skills; this is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity. ASK: Contact: Tim Wallis, Conwy, 01492 584091, tim.wallis@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2On5E0B

JOB: Community Talks Volunteer

BE4: ?

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve, Great Barr, Birmingham

PAY: Support, training & travel expenses

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

Help us help our local community, by spreading the word about RSPB Sandwell Valley, and giving engaging talks! RSPB Sandwell Valley is an enchanting urban green space located in the middle of a vibrant and diverse community. We are looking for volunteers to help us reach out to local people working 1 day every 2 months minimum commitment. You will deliver inspiring talks about RSPB Sandwell Valley to local community groups, inspiring them to come and visit. The talks will cover a range of topics relating to the nature reserve, such as nature and wellbeing, the history of the site, and the wildlife of Sandwell Valley. We are looking for someone with the “gift of the gab”! If you enjoy meeting new people, being in the spotlight, and are a confident speaker, this is the role for you. You will be making a meaningful difference in your local community and support the work of RSPB Sandwell Valley. ASK: Contact Rita Gries rita.gries@rspb.org.uk for further information and to apply.

JOB: Water Quality Monitor

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: River Thame Catchment (Aylesbury, Thame, Dorchester-on-Thames)

PAY: 0

FOR: The River Thame Conservation Trust

Clean, unpolluted water can support rich and diverse wetland plant and animal communities. Sadly it only takes a little pollution to cause the loss of much of this wildlife. With increasing pressures on the freshwater landscape it is important to monitor the water quality of streams, rivers and ponds to pick up harmful pollution and to ensure we continue working towards good water quality in which wildlife can thrive. We are looking for volunteers to help monitor the water quality of the River Thame and its hundreds of surrounding waterbodies by using quick and simple kits to measure the levels of two widespread nutrient pollutants, nitrate and phosphate. These two nutrients are invisible to the eye, but within a few short minutes and a colour change reaction you can make the invisible visible, and contribute to a catchment wide survey.     Choose as many sites as you would like - time commitment is up to you ASK: For more information please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2nEmxVf

JOB: Reserves Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Washington Wetland Centre, Tyne & Wear, NE38

PAY: Training & discounts

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

1 - 2 days per week. A very rewarding experience and ideal for those considering work within the conservation sector. Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering. By working as part of the reserves volunteer team you will assist with the management of all aspects of the nature reserve. This will help to provide our wildlife with the most beneficial of habitats and provide visitors with a great day out and encourage them to engage with and support our work to save wetlands for wildlife and people. You will be: removing invasive plant species; assisting with maintenance of hedges and trees; assisting with maintenance of meadows; creating and maintaining infrastructure such as pathways and hides; creating and maintaining wildlife habitat including ponds, woodland and meadows; assisting with wildlife and wildflower surveys. ASK: To find out more please contact Amy Hannan on amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk or 07584171420.

JOB: Grounds Gardening

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Washington Wetland Centre, Tyne & Wear, NE38

PAY: Training & discounts

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

1 - 2 days per week. By working as part of the grounds volunteer team you will assist with the maintenance of all aspects of gardening within the grounds at Washington in order to exhibit our waterfowl & mammals from around the world to the highest standards. You will be: assisting with development & maintenance of visitor centre grounds; assisting with planting, weeding & pruning; helping us maintain our visitor infrastructure to a high standard incl path clearance, & furnishings; welcoming & engaging visitors; ensuring the safety, welfare & enjoyment of the visiting public; promoting the work of WWT to all visitors. No formal quals are required, however, this role would suit you if you have exp or understanding of gardening & conservation. You will need to be practical & physically able. You will be able to work in a team of staff & volunteers, proactive & able to work with min supervision. ASK: To find out more contact Amy Hannan amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk or 07584171420.

JOB: Family Activities Assistant - Arts and Crafts

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough, Lancashire

PAY: Training & discounts

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

1/2 - 1 day a week. You will take on a wide variety of roles in assisting with the organisation & delivery of arts & crafts during key seasonal events & smaller activities for the visiting public throughout the year. You will be assisting the learning team (staff & volunteers) to engage our visitors through the medium of arts & crafts. A key focus of your role will be to assist with the organisation & delivery of arts & craft themed activities throughout the year. Provide centre support through the preparation of arts & craft materials & resources for activities & seasonal events i.e. half-terms, Easter, summer holidays, Halloween, Christmas, weekends etc. ASK: To find out more contact Amy Hannan on amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk or 07584171420

JOB: Canoe Safari Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough, Lancashire

PAY: Training & benefits*

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

We need friendly, outgoing people to help with the canoe safari operation, ensuring that our visitors feel part of something amazing. What will you be doing? Assisting the staff to give health and safety briefings, covering all of the aspects of canoe safety applicable to Martin Mere canoe safari. Assisting with providing instruction and advice to visitors on using the canoe safely and to ensure buoyancy aids are fitted correctly paying particular attention to the sensitivities of older people and children. To ensure health and safety instructions and standards are strictly adhered to. Assisting the staff with handling money taken for canoe trips. Illustrating the use of canoes and paddles, including demonstrating. 1 or 2 days per week. *Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering. Training opportunities will be provided. Free entry to all WWT wetland centres throughout the UK on presentation of your WWT name badge. ASK: To find out more please contact Amy Hannan on amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk or 07584171420.

JOB: Guided Walk Leader - Nidd Gorge - Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

PAY: Expenses paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for guided walk leaders at Hackfall to include planning, promotion & delivery of guided walks. This ancient woodland has been restored to its former glory & boasts original features such as grottos & glades, rustic temples & waterfalls, as well as carpets of bluebells in spring & an impressive number of woodland birds. In this role you will use your natural enthusiasm, people skills & your passion for nature, history & stories to help us engage with visitors to ensure that they have an exceptional exp during their first & subsequent visits to the woodland.  Through the delivery of your walk you will also deepen our visitor’s awareness of the work of the Trust & the opportunities available to those interested in supporting our work & visiting other Woodland Trust sites. ASK: Visit our website for further details & to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2MjTCAC

JOB: Guided Walk Leader - Hackfall - Grewelthorpe, Ripon, North Yorkshire

BE4: N / A

LOC: Ripon, North Yorkshire

PAY: Expenses paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for guided walk leaders at Nidd Gorge to include planning, promotion & delivery of guided walks. This woodland, near Knaresborough clings to a dramatic steep-sided valley. Its patchwork of habitats supports a wealth of wildlife & flora, with relics of an intriguing history dating back to the Iron Age. In this role you will use your natural enthusiasm, people skills & your passion for nature, history & stories to help us engage with visitors to ensure that they have an exceptional experience during their first & subsequent visits to the woodland.  Through the delivery of your walk you will also deepen our visitor’s awareness of the work of the Trust & the opportunities available to those interested in supporting our work & visiting other Woodland Trust sites. ASK: Please visit our website for further details & to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2KvT7BC

JOB: Welcome Team - Visitor Services

BE4: N / A

LOC: Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough, Lancashire

PAY: Training & benefits*

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

By providing an excellent visitor experience as a member of the Visitor Services Team, you will be encouraging our visitors to make the most of their visit to Martin Mere centre, and to understand and support our work to save wetlands for wildlife and people. What will you be doing? Acting as the first point of contact for all visitors to Martin Mere, providing them with a warm welcome along with appropriate information to aid their visit. Conducting specific talks to the public, scripts and training are provided. Conducting guided walks of the grounds and the reserve when required again, training is provided. Recruiting new members to the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Benefits: *This is an excellent opportunity to work within an internationally important wetland site. Suitable uniform is provided to all regular volunteers. Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering. Free entry to all WWT wetland centres throughout the UK on presentation of your WWT name badge. Time commitment 1 – 2 days a week. ASK: Contact: Amy Hannan, 07584171420 amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk

JOB: Woodland Working Group Member

BE4: N / A

LOC: Londonthorpe Wood, Grantham, Lincolnshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

The Woodland Working Group at Londonthorpe Wood are seeking new members to perform practical tasks at this attractive wood.  Londonthorpe boasts a range of habitats including an area of mature woodland and a pond, divided into three parts by roads. Grass pathways meander through the trees and open meadow areas ablaze with wild flowers in spring and summer. As a Woodland Working Group Member you will form part of a working group of volunteers that focuses on performing practical tasks within the Woodland Trust’s site in line with the management plan and as agreed with the Woodland Working Group Leader and the Volunteer Manager. Time commitment: once a month, Sundays, October to March. ASK: For further details and to apply, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2NOaGiA

JOB: Animal Care - Birds

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Castle Espie

PAY: Training*

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

What will you be doing? Assisting with the day-to-day management of waterfowl exhibits including exhibit maintenance and practical working; assisting the Aviculture team with animal management including feeding, health checks and species audits; assisting with the rearing of young birds and the breeding programme; assisting with tours of the duckery and Living Collections. One or two days per week. *Appropriate training provided, WWT uniform for regular volunteering, discount in shop and cafe on days of volunteering, free entry to all WWT Centres throughout the UK. Who are we looking for? Previous experience of animal husbandry is desirable but not essential. We are looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn, are able to work as part of a team or on their own. In order to carry out this role, you will need:  interest in gaining experience in animal keeping and conservation; ability to work independently or as part of a team; good communication skills. Driving licence would be an advantage. To be practical and physically able. You must be 18 years or over to carry-out this role. ASK: Please contact: sam.hodgkinson@wwt.org.uk

JOB: Gems in the Dunes Regular Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Ainsdale, Merseyside

PAY: Training

FOR: Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust

1-2 days per week. We are looking for volunteers to assist with habitat management for our rarest species including sand lizards, natterjack toads, northern dune tiger beetles and petalwort. The habitat management work is varied and will involve removing invasive scrub, creating areas of bare sand and digging new breeding pools. You will also assist with the monitoring of these species and will receive training in identification and survey techniques. You need to be hard working, willing to work outdoors in all weathers and work well in a team. We also run volunteer weekends every third weekend of the month. ASK: To find out more, please contact us at gems-in-the-dunes@arc-trust.org or call 01704 571575.

JOB: Living Seas Wales Volunteer

BE4: Open year round

LOC: South / West Wales area

PAY: Training / some expenses

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

We’re looking for volunteers to become involved in the Living Seas Wales Project, an exciting new, Wales wide coastal project. Volunteer tasks can include marine and coastal surveys, attending our Living Seas Live roadshow (set locations), community engagement / education, collecting / archiving historical records and more! Some activities can be undertaken in your local area or from home. Volunteering is a great way to experience our amazing marine life, contribute towards marine conservation, gain new skills and have fun! We’re looking for wildlife enthusiasts, people with a passion for marine conservation, those interested in coastal heritage / history or individuals aiming towards a career in conservation. You don’t need a background in science to become involved!  ASK: For more information please contact volunteer@cbmwc.org or 01545560224. You can also visit https://goo.gl/QknrVd

JOB: Jaguar Care & Maintenance

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Argentina

PAY: Free accommodation and food

FOR: Volunteer Latin America

3 months min. This wildlife reintroduction project is looking for volunteers to help take care of jaguars at a breeding centre and maintain the facilities. This is a good opportunity to work in a remote and natural setting with an endangered species. The project provides free accommodation and food. ASK: Further information on the VLA website: www.volunteerlatinamerica.com

JOB: Conservation Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: All over Scotland!

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust for Scotland

NTS is always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers to join our Conservation Volunteer Groups based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen & Inverness. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills & work in beautiful gardens & stunning countryside throughout Scotland. Must be over 18 & reasonably fit. ASK: Contact Julie Bond, 0131 4580315, jbond@nts.org.uk

Assistant Ranger (Short Term)

£16,497 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 31/07/19)

Seahouses

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.


  • Closing Date: 03/02/2019
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers Countryside Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 11/01/2019


Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.