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JOB: Events and Activities Volunteer

BE4: 1/8/19

LOC: Gibside

PAY: Travel expenses / training

FOR: National Trust

1 day a week. Love talking to people and getting stuck in? Events and activities volunteers help deliver the fantastic events, activities and sport that help bring Gibside to life for over 300,000 visitors every year. You'll be running our brand new activity station on green close field which is stocked with loads of kit plus delivering family activities at weekends and during the school holidays. Our school holiday programme is really varied so be open to learning new things. There’ll be everything from making epic mud pies, helping children get creative making wild art and becoming a pro at building a den to simply enjoying a game of rounders or football on the field. This role will suit someone who loves meeting new people and enjoys working with people of all ages. Cheerful, positive and willing to get stuck in with anything on a busy day. Able to commit to volunteering at weekends and during the school holidays. ASK: Apply here: https://c-js.co.uk/2u857Ua

JOB: Volunteer Ranger Dunham Massey

BE4: 10/4/19

LOC: Dunham Massey, Altrincham, North West, WA14 4SJ

PAY: Accommodation, reasonable travel expenses & training*

FOR: National Trust, Dunham Massey

Volunteer with us and you could find youirself undertaking, invasive species control, leading volunteer groups, site presentation work, deer management,  fencing and any other tasks required to keep this successful property running in tip top condition.  *A training package to enable this is included, this includes in-house training on our plant and machinery such as tractors, flail mowers and sawmill, and external certification in chainsaw use (lantra basic felling 200mm), NPTC brushcutter, and pesticide use (PA1 and PA6)   This volunteer Ranger role covers all aspects of the Ranger role, helping with our ambitious plans for nature conservation, implementing the historic conservation management plan in the SSSI parkland or engaging with our local communities, this role will provide numerous transferable skills.  This role would also suit students looking for a placement year. Time commitment: 4 days.   ASK: Please email andrew.wyllie@nationaltrust.org.uk for further information about this role. More details and apply online at https://myvolunteering.nationaltrust.org.uk/opportunity-search

JOB: Volunteer Workshop Leader

BE4: 9/4/19

LOC: Manchester and Liverpool

PAY: Training*

FOR: Action for Conservation

Action for Conservation (AFC) is an environmental education charity working with young people to inspire the next generation of conservationists. They are looking for young, passionate environmentalists to join their dynamic team of volunteer WildED workshop leaders in Manchester & Liverpool from the end of April for the summer term. If you are studying conservation, working in the sector, a youth worker or an enthusiastic campaigner this could be a great opportunity for you. The WildED programme supports students in delivering local environmental projects that have a positive impact on wildlife & increase their connection to nature. Volunteers help facilitate workshops & share their experiences of working / studying in the conservation sector, showing students what ‘real’ conservationists look like. Workshops are fun, rewarding & a fantastic opportunity to showcase your experience, university or organisation & work! *Training will take place mid-April. ASK: If interested please email info@actionforconservation.org with a short bio about yourself & any previous facilitation / conservation experience.

JOB: Wildlife Recording Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Williton, West Somerset

PAY: Uniform, discounts in café & shop on volunteering days

FOR: WWT

We are looking for a small team of volunteers to support our staff in helping with surveys and collecting data (ecological and geomorphological) for the ‘Two Valleys - Slow the Flow’ project in West Somerset. We will be providing all the training needed for this and so while some background knowledge would be helpful, an interest in nature and conservation and an enthusiasm to learn is most important. The main focus of the team’s work will be river habitat surveys mainly through the identification of a number of key invertebrate species in the Monksilver and Doniford stream catchments. Minimum commitment of 1 full day per month.  ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2TEIOVB

JOB: Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officer

BE4: 12/4/19 5pm

IV: 12/04/2019

LOC: Herefordshire

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

12 month placement, 3 days per week, primarily Tues, Wed, Thurs. This role offers an opportunity to gain practical work experience & training in practical & applied conservation work with a Wildlife Trust in beautiful Herefordshire. Working on the Trust’s 50+ nature reserves, incl Queenswood Country Park & Bodenham Lake, this is the ideal first step to gaining a career in conservation. Exp in practical conservation work such as coppicing, fencing, & hay meadow management incl machinery use will be gained & formal quals in first aid & chainsaw use are part of the scheme. Introductions to surveying, management plans & H&S are also on offer. A formal qual (degree or similar) in a biological / environmental science or countryside management, a basic knowledge of habitat management principles, & some exp of practical conservation are desirable. All necessary training will be given. ASK: Visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2CoCXZG or contact James Hitchcock on 01432 356872.

JOB: Residential Volunteer Warden

BE4: 17/5/19

LOC: RSPB Arne - Dorset

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

You will be part of a busy team covering 9 reserves across Dorset. These include Arne heathlands, Weymouth wetlands and Garston ancient woodland developing skills and knowledge dealing with this varied range of habitats. Duties are likely to include gorse coppicing, scrub management, ride & glade management, footpath maintenance, fencing, installing & maintaining visitor infrastructure and assisting with surveys. Training will be provided for key tasks to be carried out, this may include chainsaw, brushcutter and survey techniques. Relevant qualifications and previous experience within the environmental sector would be a benefit. We are looking for someone who is keen to learn, shows initiative and happy to work within a busy & varied team. Key species include Dartford warbler, nightjar, smooth snake, ladybird spider, marsh harrier, bearded tit, white admiral and ancient woodland flora. Time commitment: 6 - 12 months. ASK: Please contact Stewart Milburn for more information on 01929 553360 or stewart.milburn@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Summer Events Residential Volunteer & Guide

BE4: 11/4/19 5pm

IV: 11/04/2019

LOC: Spey Bay, Moray, North East Scotland

PAY: 0

FOR: Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Creating, organising & delivering conservation events & activities - aimed at children from 3-11 years, young people & adults. Organising & delivering conservation themed guided wildlife & nature walks. Developing topical conservation talks & workshops. Digital Marketing, Citizen Science (land-based cetacean watching), attending a variety of local coastal community events. The role also involves delivering environmental interpretation with a large focus on visitor engagement, raising the profile of WDC, amazing & inspiring our visitors (over 90,000 every year) about the world of whales & dolphins; how WDC works to protect them, not just in Scotland but all over the globe & keep them informed of the latest WDC campaigns. Managing ‘front of house’ of the Visitor Centre including; welcoming visitors, customer service (in the Centre’s eco-friendly gift shop), delivering all of the daily activities we offer our visitors. ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2HiTNNH

JOB: Trainee Country Park Ranger x 3 (3 roles)

BE4: 1/4/19

IV: 10/4/19

LOC: Cockington Country Park, Torquay

PAY: Accommodation & training

FOR: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

9-12 months. Want to: Learn & gain experience in a land-based sector? Gain a range of transferable skills? Contribute to the care of an historic country park? Becoming a trainee country park ranger is a fantastic opportunity to discover your potential & gain new skills, which may help focus build your career path. This may well be the next step into gaining employment in this diverse & exciting sector.  Help us deliver the Heritage Lottery funded Green Heart Project, aimed at rejuvenating Cockington Country Park. Free shared accommodation, in a restored 16th century Gamekeepers Cottage, in the heart of the park - £1000 training budget. Use a range of machinery; brushcutter, trimmer, mowers, chainsaw & leaf blower. Assist with grass cutting, maintaining paths & park furniture. Look after an important landscape within a conservation area. Help lead volunteer groups & engage with visitors. ASK: For further details & to apply; https://www.countryside-trust.org.uk/about-tcct/vacancies

JOB: Volunteer Assistant Ranger

BE4: 26/3/19

IV: 26/03/2019

LOC: Swanage, Dorset

PAY: Training, on-site accommodation

FOR: Dorset County Council

Start date of late march / early April, running till the 4th May. To assist the ranger team in the practical maintenance of Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve. Working alongside the rangers & other volunteers to complete outdoor & indoor practical tasks in all weathers & conditions. Using & maintaining tools, machinery & equipment in safe working order; developing practical land management skills. Assisting with surveys, educational & family events as well as other visitor engagement activities. Essential: good communication skills; confident & approachable manner. Computer literate & comfortable using office software packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher & Outlook. Desirable: Some practical or conservation experience an advantage, but full training provided. ASK: For more information, contact Doug Hart, 01929 424443, douglas.j.hart@dorsetcc.gov.uk

JOB: Volunteer Environmental Assistant - Midlands team

BE4: 21/4/19

LOC: Birmingham

PAY: Expenses / training

FOR: Canal & River Trust

2-3 days per week, 12 weeks min. Our waterways support some of the UK’s most important wildlife. We are seeking a personable volunteer Environmental Assistant commencing this summer based in central Birmingham but will involve regular travel. Please note there is a balance between office / site work. Good understanding of ecological issues, passion, ‘can do’ attitude, excellent communication, time management, interpersonal, research, IT and writing skills. Commitment to continual personal development, working towards protected species licences. Prev exp or understanding of ecological surveying is desirable. Driving licence, access to reliable & regular transport is desirable. ASK: Apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2O0fgLS

JOB: Residential Volunteer Ranger

BE4: 5/4/19

LOC: Strangford Lough and Ards Peninsula, based at Mount Stewart, Co Down, Northern Ireland

PAY: Accommodation / training

FOR: National Trust

Help us with habitat management, daily site maintenance, running events, work alongside our hard die volunteers & for mad ones - with admin work. There are no two days the same; you will assist with various wildlife surveys, guided walks or practical workshops like hedge laying or coppicing. There will be days on boat or barge & plenty of scrub burning. Every so often there will be some training, workshops or meetings to attend, but there will be also days on mudflats - spraying invasive species, picking litter or patching fences. On a daily basis we will be bombarding you with information about works, wildlife & history. Be ready for work 4-6 days per week, ideally for min 3 months. You have to be at least semi fit to start work & ready for challenging weather conditions. ASK: To apply email tomasz.ciesielski@nationaltrust.org.uk quote Residential.

JOB: Coast and Countryside Volunteer Ranger

BE4: 27/3/19

LOC: Botallack, St Just

PAY: Training budget (£750) / accommodation

FOR: National Trust

A 12 month opportunity involved in the conservation and management of the West Cornwall estate including areas of SSSI, World Heritage Sites, AONB‘s and over a hundred Scheduled monuments within a landscape of an intensity of archaeology that is rivalled by few places in Western Europe. Getting involved you could: gain experience of working with people of all ages and backgrounds in a beautiful outdoor setting; gain skills in estate management and knowledge of nature conservation from the ranger team; develop skills and gain experience in working with volunteers, visitor engagement and working in the heritage sector; gain experience of working within a historically important landscape; become part of a small, friendly and dedicated team; share your skills, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm with others; various projects & events to build on and develop your work experience. ASK: Contact - jasmin.odell@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information and application form.

JOB: Residential Visitor Experience Intern - Dorset

BE4: 15/4/19

LOC: RSPB Arne, Dorset

PAY: Training / accommodation provided on site

FOR: RSPB

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 to build a career in conservation. We are looking for someone who is keen to learn, shows initiative with the ability to work as part of a small team. Good people and communication skills and an approachable personality are essential for this role. You will be adaptable, self-motivated and ready to turn your hand to the multitude of different tasks required. Specialist knowledge is not necessary, but an enthusiasm for wildlife and an interest in conservation is. Starting beginning of May for 6-12 months, 37.5 hpw with regular weekend and evening working. ASK: Please contact the RSPB Arne office for more information on 01929 553360 or arne@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Community Engagement Voluntary Internship

BE4: 31/3/19

IV: 29/4/19

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Expenses covered, training & uniform provided

FOR: RSPB Cymru

2-3 days per week from May - Oct 2019. We need someone to help us deliver wildlife workshops in primary schools & nurseries across Cardiff, run nature based activities for families in Cardiff’s parks & greenspaces & support the daily running of a busy & exciting project (Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff) delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council & Buglife.  You’ll need to be enthusiastic about learning outdoors & community engagement with a keen interest in wildlife, have excellent social skills & be a great team player with a positive, can do attitude, resourceful, flexible & keen to learn. Gain valuable experience with Europe's largest conservation organisation & acquire the training, skills & confidence to help you gain future employment in the conservation & education sectors.  ASK: Full details at https://c-js.co.uk/2Fc6CY8

JOB: Conservation Ranger (Full Time Volunteer)

BE4: 28/3/19

LOC: Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire based at Dan y Gyrn, Blaenglyn Farm, Libanus, Brecon

PAY: Accommodation & training*

FOR: National Trust

The purpose of this role is to assist two of our rangers with maintenance work and activities across our sites in the Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire. You will gain experience in a wide range of activities including practical countryside maintenance, habitat management and visitor engagement whilst helping to preserve our special places for future generations. This role will suit someone who is passionate about preserving our special places and the work of the National Trust.  Keen to work in the great outdoors, whatever the weather, looking to develop a career in conservation and happy to work as part of a team.  Apply online via the National Trust volunteering website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer or for further information contact Lead Ranger Robert Reith on robert.reith@nationaltrust.org.uk   Three to four days per week. ASK: Apply via the National Trust volunteering website https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer. Further information contact Robert Reith, Lead Ranger robert.reith@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Partnerships volunteer

BE4: 1/6/19

LOC: Gibside

PAY: Travel expenses and on the job training

FOR: National Trust

1 day per week. Want to assist with behind the scenes event planning at Gibside? We’re setting up a new team with a specific focus on liaising with third parties. Gibside couldn’t deliver its huge programme of events without the support of partners, third parties, bands and food traders. Now we’re in need of volunteers to help us with planning these events. You'll be booking food traders and bands to attend Gibside’s Beer and a bite nights and approaching partners who may be able to offer sport and creative learning opportunities at Gibside. This role will suit someone who is organised and creative but enjoys building new relationships. You'll need to be cheerful, positive, willing to get stuck in and able to commit to 1 day a week of volunteering.   ASK: Apply: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer

JOB: Uplands Ranger (Full Time Volunteer)

BE4: 28/3/19

LOC: Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire based at Dan y Gyrn, Blaenglyn Farm, Libanus, Brecon

PAY: Accommodation & training

FOR: National Trust

The purpose of this role is to assist our uplands ranger team with maintenance work and activities across our sites in the Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire based at Dan y Gyrn, Blaenglyn Farm, Libanus, Brecon, in particular with our footpath repair work and family events, whilst helping to preserve these special places for future generations. This role will suit someone who is passionate about preserving our uplands and the work of the National Trust.  Keen to work in the great outdoors, whatever the weather, looking to develop a career in conservation and happy to work as part of a team. Relevant training to the role will be provided, which could help with getting a job in conservation. A fully-furnished and fully-equipped accommodation, rent-free, is available for all full time volunteers for the duration of their time with us. Time commitment: 3-4 days per week. ASK: Apply via the National Trust volunteering website https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer. Further information contact Robert Reith, Lead Ranger robert.reith@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Learning & Community Assistant

BE4: 25/3/19

LOC: Gibside, Gateshead

PAY: Accom, basic food costs, funding for training

FOR: National Trust

37 hpw, usually Monday to Friday, some evenings and weekends when required. A full time residential volunteer opportunity for 6-12 months to help in the preparation and delivery of educational activities to school and community groups. You will help in the day to day management of the bunkhouse, deliver family engagement activities incl birthday parties, and help create interpretation. This role will suit people who enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities and who are looking to develop their own skills and experience of working in the heritage sector. You should have some knowledge and exp of British natural history, working with young people and have the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. This role can be physically demanding so you need to be reasonably fit and willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions. ASK: To apply please send a CV and cover letter to elizabeth.jenner@nationaltrust.org.uk For any questions please call 01207 541200.

JOB: Events & Activities

BE4: N / A

LOC: Arundel Wetland Centre

PAY:

FOR: WWT

As part of our Arundel team you will be supporting WWT to provide our visitors with a great day out, encouraging them to engage with and support our work to save wetlands for life. We may also need your help to run a central information desk providing advice and activities for all our visitors. This will involve: helping staff deliver informal activities and seasonal events throughout the year, such as pond dipping, bug hunting, puddle jumping, and our Lego workshops. Supporting staff with meeting and greeting and accompanying other special events. Providing support to staff in the set up and clearing away of equipment for activities. Keeping up to date with the latest news and events at the centre and talking to visitors about forthcoming events and activities that may be of interest. Preferably one day a week over weekends, bank holidays and school holidays 9.30am - 4.30pm. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2VLYsL9 and complete an application form.

JOB: Spring Voulunteer Intern

BE4: 1/6/19

LOC: Bardsey Island

PAY: Training and experience

FOR: Bardsey Bird Observatory

Spring internships available!! Two intern placements have become available for spring & early summer for 1 month. An excellent opportunity for young birders who want to work in Bird Observatories or conservation. Helping run the Award Winning Lodge & Bird Observatory on Bardsey. Ideal for people looking for exp in bird research. Tasks are varied & will incl helping with censusing migrant birds, Manx Shearwater monitoring, seabird monitoring, cleaning, gardening, visitor liaison & data entry. Ideal candidate will have some exp in counting birds & some practical exp.. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2SRaJMO

JOB: Voluntary Conservation Trainee x 2

BE4: 29/03/2019

LOC: Surrey

PAY: Training costs and travel expenses

FOR: Surrey Wildlife Trust

An excellent training opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in conservation and land management. The placement will provide a diverse range of practical training from heathland management, sustainable woodland management, to conservation grazing, along with more transferable skills. Some flexibility exists around the role, dependent on candidates’ skills and availability. We offer a selection of external training covering first aid, brushcutter and NPTC chainsaw use, in addition to internal training including species ID, cattle welfare and habitat management.  A relevant qualification is desired. Must have some previous practical conservation experience, good communication skills, be computer literate, a good level of physical fitness, with a full driving licence. Keen interest in the environment and seeking a career in this field. Anticipated commitment - 3 days per week, for 12 months. ASK: To apply, please complete an application form: https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/jobs or to discuss the role in further detail email claire.courtier@surreywt.org.uk

JOB: RSPB Volunteer Learning Assistant Ribble Discovery Centre

BE4: 5/6/19

LOC: Ribble Discovery Centre, Fairhaven Lake, Inner Promenade, Lythan St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1BD

PAY: Reasonable home to reserve travel expenses (25 miles max)

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for volunteers to deliver some of our educational sessions to visiting schools and on family events where typical activities include hands on investigations of the mud estuary, sand dunes and woodland. You will need: the ability to lead or facilitate a fun and active day's education programme both in the field and the classroom with a group of young people and their staff; a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; and enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills. Desirable skills / experience: out of classroom teaching experience; and some ecological knowledge of habitat types. Time commitment: approx. 1 day per week March to October. ASK: Further details are available from emmeline.smith@rspb.org.uk, or tel 01253 796292.

JOB: Events and Education Voluntary Trainee

BE4: 1/4/19

IV: 8/4/19

LOC: Potteric Carr, Doncaster

PAY: Travel expenses and Training Budget

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

We are looking for a new voluntary Trainee who is great with people of all ages and has bags of enthusiasm for wildlife and learning. You will be involved in the planning of a diverse events and education programme at Potteric Carr nature reserve in Doncaster working with families, adult learning, and sessions aimed at improving health and wellbeing. You will be assisting with the development and delivery of a wide range of environmental education activities, family events during school holidays, Forest Tots sessions, talks, workshops, training events, home education sessions, open days and school visits. The role is for 12 months, for 3 days a week, comes with a competitive training budget, access to the internal volunteer training programme and travel expenses. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is wants to have a career in the environmental education sector. ASK: For more information please visit our website or email volunteering@ywt.org.uk

JOB: Little Tern Warden

BE4: 7/4/19

LOC: Winternton and Eccles or Kessingland and Benacre

PAY: Expenses, and ID training

FOR: RSPB Eastern England

4 hpw from May to August. Come and join our friendly team of little tern wardens on the beach this summer.  You will learn how to monitor and protect out rarest seabird and other beach nesting birds, educate visitors on our conservation work, and contribute heavily towards saving nature for future generations to enjoy.  The little tern is one of Britain’s rarest seabirds, yet they struggle to find safe places to nest on our beaches due to disturbance from beach visitors, habitat loss and predation. Come and join us saving little terns! ASK: Contact: Sarah Gelpke, Eastern England Regional Office sarah.gelpke@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Full Time Volunteer Ranger

BE4: ?

LOC: National Trust Godolphin and Mounts Bay

PAY: Accomodation / training

FOR: National Trust

A 12 month opportunity to be involved in the conservation and management of the West Cornwall estate including areas of SSSI, World Heritage sites, AONB’s and over a hundred Scheduled monuments within a landscape of an intensity of archaeology that is rivalled by few places in Western Europe. The West Cornwall portfolio is made up of five distinct ranger areas, the North coast from St Ives to Pendeen, the St Just coast, Pendeen to Sennen, the South coast, Sennen to Tregiffian, the Mounts Bay coast from Penzance to Trewavas and the Godolphin estate. The volunteer will work closely with the property rangers at Godolphin estate and Mounts Bay in their management of the habitats and estate infrastructure, the presentation of a range of properties learning new practical skills as well as good people skills. ASK: Contact John Cartwright on john.cartwright@nationaltrust.org.uk for more details and an application form.

JOB: Voluntary Trustees x 3

BE4: 30/4/19

IV: 30/04/2019

LOC: Southampton, Stirling & Edinburgh

PAY: 0

FOR: Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Are you passionate about bumblebees and nature? Do you have the skills and enthusiasm to help us reverse pollinator decline? The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for 3 new trustees to join its Board.  The Trust is entering an exciting period of new strategic development and you would help steer development to achieve the Trust’s aims and to ensure that the charity is managed effectively. The Trust is committed to valuing others and treating everyone with respect. The Trust recognises the value of a Board and staff team that come from diverse backgrounds and offers fresh perspectives and ideas. As a result, the Trust is keen to welcome applications from all. ASK: Please go to our website for more details and how to apply: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/vacancies/

JOB: Volunteer Assistant Ranger

BE4: 8/4/19

IV: 08/04/2019

LOC: Mull & Iona Ranger Service, West Scotland

PAY: Accomm, travel & in-house training

FOR: National Trust For Scotland & Iona Community Trust

3 months full time. Assist with varied tasks over a number of island sites, incl wildlife survey work, delivery of education projects and public events programme, providing information to visitors, practical maintenance tasks. You need: enthusiasm for wildlife and the great outdoors; some knowledge / exp in the relevant field; flexibility, good communication skills, ability to work under own initiative, and a desire to learn essential.  You will need to be willing and able to work outside or inside in all weathers, including some lone working in rugged coastal terrain.  Some weekend / evening hours will be required.  ASK: Contact Emily Wilkins, ewilkins@nts.org.uk, 01681 700659, 07717581405, for more details and an application form (no CVs please).

JOB: Full Time Volunteer Ranger

BE4: 5/4/19

LOC: Cliveden Estate, Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead, Bucks, SL6 0JA

PAY: Rent-free, shared accommodation

FOR: National Trust

Keen to kick start your career in environmental conservation? We're recruiting a full time volunteer to work with us at the Cliveden Portfolio, offering a broad experience of Ranger work at a pay-for-entry property and open access countryside. You'll receive on the job training and live on site. One day every fortnight will be set aside for personal development including attending wildlife courses, in-house training on machinery and working across various departments at Cliveden and other NT properties. ASK: To apply: please send a CV and covering letter to Michael Andrews: michael.andrews@nationaltrust.org.uk. If you have any questions or for a full role description please get in touch.

JOB: Community Conservation Voluntary Placement

BE4: ?

LOC: Urban Wildlife Centre, Corfe Mullen

PAY: Travel expenses from the Urban Wildlife Centre to other DWT sites when required.

FOR: Dorset Wildlife Trust

3-4 days a week over 6 months from July 2019. This role would be suitable for a student industrial placement full time. You will be assisting with Dorset Wildlife Trust's community engagement and conservation work in east Dorset including at our Brownsea Island and Living Seas Visitor Centres. Tasks will also include assisting with our work with people with physical / mental health issues; assisting with social media, website and other publicity; helping with campaigns and conservation projects. There will be opportunities to get involved with other aspects of our work, including practical work parties. ASK: For more information visit https://c-js.co.uk/2XoB4VX or contact sholford@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk.

JOB: Voluntary Marine Assistant Placements

BE4: N / A

LOC: Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre, Kimmeridge

PAY: 0

FOR: Dorset Wildlife Trust

This opportunity would suit a student or young person, with an interest in marine conservation, the marine environment and / or environmental education. The placement is available from April, throughout the summer, is unpaid and involves working one weekend per month. However, there would be the opportunity to extend this if the placement wishes to be involved in further weekend activities. Own transport and accommodation are essential. All posts are subject to a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure Check. ASK: To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Julie Hatcher, Marine Awareness Officer, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre, Kimmeridge Bay, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5PE. Tel: 01929 481044. Email kimmeridge@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk. For more information visit https://c-js.co.uk/2XoB4VX

JOB: Primate Care volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Looe, Cornwall, UK

PAY: Accommodation

FOR: Wild Futures

We host up to 10 volunteers at a time, all year round, in shared accommodation. Short-term placements run from 2-8 weeks & long-term for up to 3 months. No special quals are needed, we just ask for volunteers to be enthusiastic & hard-working with a general concern for animals & the environment. You need to be over 18 & have a good working knowledge of the English language. Although volunteers do not work directly with the monkeys (hand off policy), they do help make sure that things run smoothly.  Volunteers help to clean the enclosures, prepare the monkey’s food, create enrichment items & take part in workshops hosted by the staff about species, diet, medication & much more. Volunteers need to be hard working, have initiative & enthusiasm for the tasks asked. A lot of the role is cleaning so please ensure you are committed before applying.  ASK: Please contact: volunteer@wildfutures.org

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: 29/3/19

LOC: South East Cornwall (Fowey)

PAY: Accomodation & package of training certificates

FOR: National Trust

You'll work as part of a small close knit team of rangers in a glorious part of south east Cornwall. Working on a wide array of tasks including conservation of maritime grassland, habitat creation, woodland management, maintenance & public engagement. You'll learn, develop your skills & gain experience in all aspects of countryside management including a number of qualifications in the safe use of machinery, vehicles & tools. Additionally you will gain experience & adhere to H&S legislation as applicable to your role & gain an understanding into the strategies & goals of the Trust, giving you a sound base to continue your career in countryside management. We're looking for positive, motivated individuals with a passion for the outdoors to work side by side with experienced rangers & deliver our summer work program. Around 6 months commitment required. ASK: Apply online: http://c-js.co.uk/2Hm7siT. For more information contact southeastcornwall@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Warden - Long term placement

BE4: End of April 2019

LOC: Insh Marshes Reserve - Cairngorms National Park. Scotland

PAY: Accommodation, some training

FOR: RSPB

Ideally 6 to 12 months; please enquire if you are interested but unsure how long you can commit. Full time, but we are flexible to allow volunteers to seek part time work to fund this position if needed. This volunteer warden position is an ideal opportunity for someone with an aspiration to work in conservation and reserve management. With only three full time staff members on the 1030 ha reserve, long term residential volunteers are crucial in assisting with the work programme and implementing the reserve management plan on this internationally important site. You will contribute to practical conservation and learn about running and managing a nature reserve. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for conservation and wildlife. Skills needed - enthusiasm, ability to work as part of a team, ability to carry out strenuous manual labour, interest in conservation. You need to be at least 18 years old and have a full clean driving licence.. ASK: Please contact Cat Owen-Pam on 01540 661518 for further details

JOB: Wild Oxfordshire Trustee

BE4: N / A

LOC: Little Wittenham

PAY: 0

FOR: Wild Oxfordshire

Do you know & love the Oxfordshire countryside with its rich diversity of habitats? Do you think that motivating the deep well of talent in our rich & vibrant county is key to ensuring a healthy & resilient countryside for the next generation? Do you worry that the efforts & concerns of the conservation sector are not sufficiently recognised? We are looking for trustees.  In addition to a strong interest in & love of the countryside & wildlife, Trustees should have skills & / or exp in some of the following areas: business development, data management, fundraising especially through grants, networking, project management, public relations, persuasive writing, membership management, leadership. ASK: More information: https://www.wildoxfordshire.org.uk

JOB: Usk to Wye Practical Conservation Weekly Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: GWT sites across Monmouthshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Gwent Wildlife Trust

The Usk to Wye volunteer group carries out practical conservation tasks on a variety of our reserves. The work is varied throughout the year but there is always something for people of all abilities. We provide all tools & protective equipment but please wear sensible clothing for the time of year & sturdy work boots (steel toe caps if you have them) & bring a packed lunch. ASK: Further details: https://c-js.co.uk/2TbefFM

JOB: Fundraiser Developer - Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Home based covering Telscombe to Seaford

PAY: 0

FOR: Greenhavens Network

Can you see a future without parks & gardens? These green lungs are critical for wildlife & our health & wellbeing. The Greenhavens Network is ambitious & inspiring - & this is an exciting time to get involved to help shape & influence our future. Greenhavens Network is now around 20 months old & needs expert professional help to meet its inspirational ambitions.  We need someone to help us develop & implement a fundraising plan so that we can reach out & support over 50 community groups across our network.  We know we need to help our communities build capacity & remain resilient in an ever changing, diminishing resources climate. Our network meetings are quarterly & engage with active members & host a diverse variety of related speakers to support the network. This is an opportunity for someone volunteering from home, who wants to put something back into their community, giving their expert time to help build the capacity of the network itself. ASK: If you are interested in supporting us please contact greenhavens@yahoo.com

JOB: RSPB Residential Volunteer Mersehead reserve

BE4: April 2019

LOC: RSPB Mersehead Reserve

PAY: Accommodation and training

FOR: RSPB

6 months April – September. Mersehead is a stunning example of wetland habitat restoration, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Solway Firth and surrounding hills.  The reserve boasts a wide variety of habitats incl wet grassland, reedbed, farmland, saltmarsh, sand dunes and intertidal sand and mudflats. We are looking for two enthusiastic residential volunteers to join our small, friendly team to help with the delivery of our summer work programme. You will undertake a range of monitoring, habitat management and estate infrastructure tasks, and regularly man the visitor centre enthusing the public through face to face engagement.  Fencing, moth trapping, machinery maintenance, surveying breeding waders are just a few of the varied tasks you can expect to be involved in during your stay here. No two days will be the same. During your stay, you will live on the reserve in our converted farmhouse. ASK: For information see https://www.rspb.org.uk/residentialvolunteering

JOB: Buzzy Day Volunteer

BE4: 25/3/19

LOC: Bosavern Communtiy Farn, St Just, Penzance, Cornwall

PAY: 0

FOR: Cornwall AONB - Wheal Buzzy Project

This is a practical conservation activity which will enable you to develop the skills required to develop wildflower meadows, & develop ID skills of various species planted. No exp or quals needed just an enthusiasm & ability to get involved & be able to get to & from site. We will be planting wildflower plugs to increase the area of existing wildflowers on site. You will gain practical exp in planting wildlfower plugs for conservation purposes & further opportunities to become actively involved in seed gathering & potentially growing of wildflower plugs. ASK: Contact charlotte.goodship@cornwall.gov.uk or 01872 322307

JOB: Residential Volunteer Warden

BE4: ?

LOC: Exe Estuary, Devon

PAY: Accommodation / training

FOR: RSPB

6 months starting April. Help manage for breeding Lapwing, freshwater ecosystems & farmland birds incl the iconic Cirl Bunting at Labrador Bay. The job varies with the seasons, the majority being practical habitat management & estate work tasks incl hedge laying, mowing & maintaining fences. You'll get training, mentoring, & lots of first-hand experience incl opportunities for surveying, working on public engagement events, developing leadership & more. If you’re looking for a career in conservation this is the place to start. The ability to work in a team is essential, as is enthusiasm. Specialist knowledge not necessary, but an interest in wildlife & conservation is. Prepared to work outside in all weathers, work can be physically demanding especially in winter. Min age 18, driving licence essential. ASK: Send applications & questions to rebecca.longden@rspb.org.uk (01392 833311)

JOB: Trustee - Youth Voice

BE4: 24/3/19 midnight

IV: 24/03/2019

LOC: Birmingham

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Groundwork UK

One day per month, incl preparation for four Board meetings, mentoring, occasional additional events. Groundwork is a national federated charity with a 35-year track record of helping people build better, greener lives in the places that need it most. We are currently looking for two Trustees (18-28 years old) to join our national Federation Board. Improving the prospects of young people is a key area of our work, so it is vital young people have a say in how we manage and develop our organisation. Ultimately, we want to ensure we are developing the skills in young people capable of leading the charity sector in the future, as well as future proofing our own organisation’s strategies and delivery through the advice of a diverse and experienced Board. ASK: Please see our information pack and application form here: https://c-js.co.uk/2U2VrWy

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: N / A

LOC: Thorncombe Wood Local Nature Reserve, Dorchester, Dorset

PAY: Uniform and Training provided.

FOR: Dorset County Council

1 or 2 days per week. Thorncombe Wood Local Nature Reserve is a 26 hectare mixed woodland & heathland site & is home to a great diversity of trees incl mature Oaks, Sweet Chestnut & Beech. The woodland gives way to Black Heath, an area of heath in restoration with its own herd of Dartmoor ponies. Rushy Pond, is home to amphibians & dragonflies & a hunting ground for resident grass snakes as well as being a watering hole for the ponies & other wildlife. You will assist in the day to day running of the nature reserve & visitor centre.  Tasks will incl scrub clearing, fence & infrastructure maintenance, livestock checks, wildlife monitoring & habitat management. ASK: Contact: 01305 251228 or hardysbirthplace@dorsetcc.gov.uk

JOB: Welcome Volunteer

BE4: 13/5/19

LOC: RSPB Old Moor, Old Moor Lane, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 0YF

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

Once a week. Would you like to help us give a great welcome, and help with increasing our memberships? Here at Old Moor you will be welcoming visitors at our Visitor Centre, providing great customer service, and speaking to non member visitors to encourage them to become a member of the RSPB. Very friendly team and great atmosphere. ASK: Contact Ivy Sheryn 01226 751593, ivy.sheryn@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Chair of Board of Trustees

BE4: 25/3/19 9am

IV: 25/03/2019

LOC: London

PAY:

FOR: The Bat Conservation Trust

BCT is seeking a new Chair of its Board of Trustees (BoT) from September 2019. This is an exciting and challenging leadership role, and is a voluntary, unpaid position. As Chair of BCT you would be expected to provide leadership to the BoT, working with the Chief Executive to ensure it remains focussed on the delivery of BCT’s charitable objectives and its long-term strategy. You will need proven leadership skills, an understanding of charity governance, and a passion for and knowledge of nature conservation. You will need an interest in bats, or a desire to learn about them. ASK: Please refer to the role description where you will find further details of the qualities we are looking for: https://c-js.co.uk/2N9492P. To express your interest in this opportunity, please email your CV and a covering letter limited to two or three pages, explaining why you are interested and outlining what skills and experience you would bring to the role to: Janet Baumkotter at jbaumkotter@bats.org.uk

JOB: Marketing Assistant Internship Volunteer

BE4: 30/4/19

LOC: North Cave, East Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Mires Beck Nursery

To gain experience in marketing working in a social enterprise horticultural nursery alongside the General Manager. Key tasks are to assist in the development of a new brand identity for the nursery and working with creative agencies pitching for build of a new website; after which to manage content. To help develop and organise the onsite and digital events calendar. To help work on fundraising campaigns for the charity for a large expansion project as part of the 25th Anniversary. ASK: Any interested applicants should email karen@miresbeck.co.uk 01430 421543 or written applications to Karen Hall Mires Beck Nursery, Low Mill Lane, North Cave, HU15 2NR.

JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Assistant - Loch Leven

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, Kinross, KY13 9LX

PAY: Training / travel expenses up to 25 miles

FOR: RSPB

1 day a week during term time. 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. Our Schools on Reserves programme aims to give schoolchildren the chance to experience nature first-hand and you can be part of that exciting journey of discovery! You will need a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; an 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 a fun and active day's education programme in the field with a group of students and their teacher; abundant enthusiasm and excellent communication skills.  ASK: Applicants should contact lochleven@rspb.org.uk or phone 01577 862355. Full role description https://c-js.co.uk/2SwmZXE

JOB: Administrative Assistant Internship Volunteer

BE4: 30/4/19

LOC: North Cave, East Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Mires Beck Nursery

To gain experience for a career in horticulture, or the charitable sector, working within the horticultural operations team at a well-established social enterprise nursery. A registered charity for 25 years, Mires Beck provides horticultural therapy training to adults with learning difficulties. We run a successful wholesale and onsite retail business, specialising in plants and conservations habitat species. We are expanding and looking for a 2-3 day a week person to catalogue items, complete records for plant traceability, follow orders from the garden centres and update teams on information needed in the production and preparation process. ASK: If you are interested in this post please contact lorraine@miresbeck.co.uk 01430 421543, or applications by post to Mires Beck Nursery, Low Mill Lane, North Cave, HU15 2NR https://www.miresbeck.co.uk

JOB: Volunteer Horticultural Therapy Assistant

BE4: 31/5/19

LOC: North Cave, East Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Mires Beck Nursery

An opportunity to support our staff helping to teach horticultural skills and associated craft work to adults with learning difficulties. We also have a specialist unit on site for adults with more acute learning disability which has more one to one training. The volunteers work within set teams which include; the gardening team, plant prep' and production teams, tree nursery and Anniversary Garden unit. The work is vital in helping the trainees gain confidence in being part of a commercial nursery and being able to also interact with the public who visit for retail sales. We provide a full day care service and volunteers also help the trainees to socialise during the lunch break and relaxation period. ASK: Any interested applicants should email lorraine@miresbeck.co.uk 01430 421543 or can post an inquiry to Mires Beck Nursery, Low Mill Lane, North Cave, Brough HU15 2NR. https://www.miresbeck.co.uk

JOB: Event Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses*

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As an Event Volunteer you'll be helping to run nature based activities for families in Cardiff's parks, greenspaces and family friendly indoor venues, from libraries to community centres. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable more children and families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. Time commitment: at least one event every month. *Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2S28aHd. Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: 30/6/19

LOC: North Cave, East Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Mires Beck Nursery

The estate team manage our 14 acre conservation site comprising of a commercial plant & tree nursery, 5 acre woodland & soon to be wildflower meadow open to the public, working with adults with learning difficulties. We also maintain an unadopted access road to the nursery which runs alongside the beck the nursery was named after. As part of the charity's aim to bring life skills & improve social abilities, the trainees work with staff & volunteers who make up the team & we are always open to welcome new people to our nursery. ASK: If you are interested in joining the estate team please contact lorraine@miresbeck.co.uk 01430 421543 or applications by post to Mires Beck Nursery, Low Mill Lane, North Cave, HU15 2NR https://www.miresbeck.co.uk

JOB: Schools Outreach Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As a Schools Outreach Volunteer you'll be responsible for delivering outreach sessions in primary schools and nurseries across the city helping children to discover and learn about the nature in their school grounds. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable children and their families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. We also have Welsh speaking roles available. Ideally one day a fortnight, subject to school bookings. During school hours and school term time. Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2DDIuvu Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Horticultural Health & Safety Administrator Volunteer

BE4: 26/4/19

IV: 26/04/2019

LOC: North Cave, East Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Mires Beck Nursery

The work at a social enterprise nursery & conservation site, for an admin based role helping to formalise the H&S policies & procedures manual, updating records, filing documentation into relevant sections & ensuring all onsite work has follow through of communicating hazards/risks/safe work practises. To help finalise the Business Continuity Document to then help communicate the appropriate actions & succession plans. ASK: Any interested person should email lorraine@miresbeck.co.uk 01430 421543, or applications in writing to Mires Beck Nursery, Low Mill Lane, North Cave, HU15 2NR https://www.miresbeck.co.uk

JOB: Visitor Experience Assistant

BE4: Starting March

LOC: Loch Garten Osprey Centre

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

An outgoing and friendly personality. Passion and enthusiasm for the natural world and conservation. A basic level of understanding of local flora and fauna and of the RSPB’s work. Confidence to engage with visitors from all over the world and from different cultures. Can-do attitude towards membership resulting in more conversations regarding support and, ultimately, more new members. Time commitment 37.5 hrs / week. ASK: If you think you would be interested in this opportunity please follow the link https://c-js.co.uk/2GEyuVC

JOB: Volunteer Learning Assistant, RSPB Leighton Moss

BE4: 13/5/19

LOC: RSPB Leighton Moss, CARNFORTH, Lancashire, LA5 0SW

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

One day per week - Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (Feb - Oct). With over 100,000 visitors a year, Leighton Moss is a very busy site which hosts many school / college / university and youth group visits during term time and family events at other times. Our professional Learning Team deliver exciting programmes of outdoor learning activities and Volunteer Learning Assistants play an important role - leading the standardised sessions with groups, inspiring and engaging children, students and families. You will need: some experience of working with groups of young people; a friendly demeanour and ability to engage and inspire people about wildlife; the ability to lead outdoor activities with groups of varying sizes, with people of varying ages and abilities; excellent communication skills; the ability to be outdoors and 'on the go' all day; and an interest in wildlife, but no expertise required! Appropriate training, tools and equipment will be provided. ASK: For more information, contact Carol Bamber on 01524 703015, email carol.bamber@rspb.org.uk or visit our website https://www.rspb.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 Sadie activities@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919.

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: 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+.  We are looking for volunteers to help on a with our new University Volunteering 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: Reserves Volunteer

BE4: 1/6/1901/06/2019

LOC: WWT Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Rd, Comber, Newtownards BT23 6EA

PAY: 0

FOR: WWT

Assist in providing the highest standards of management & conservation on site & support our staff in ensuring we manage the habitat at Castle Espie to the highest standards, as well as ensuring the centre is helping provide the visitor with a great day out & encouraging them to engage with & support our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. This will involve assisting wardens on the daily running of the reserve, incl daily checks & maintenance & practical habitat management, managing & monitoring a range of habitats, & contributing to wildlife monitoring & recording. ASK: For more information & to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2WGPIHy

JOB: Horticultural Therapy Volunteer

BE4: 30/6/19

IV: 30/06/2019

LOC: Ryton Gardens, Coventry

PAY: Training / travel expenses

FOR: Ryton Organic Gardens

We have provided ‘Growth’, an overarching social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) programme, for more than 20 years at Ryton Organic Gardens. Our specialist, trained and experienced staff and volunteers work with individuals to establish what their interests are and the skills and outcomes they hope to achieve by working with us. We design and provide organic, therapeutic and social activities in our specifically designed gardens. We also develop broader life skills including; team work, communications, building positive relationships and managing boundaries. We currently work with adults with disabilities / autism, disadvantaged young people and more recently those living with dementia and those with a caring role. Our volunteers support the Education Officer / Horticultural Therapist in delivering a meaningful experience to young people or adults with a range of Special Educational Needs and / or challenging behavioural needs. ASK: Chat: 024 7630 8208. For further details and an application form email hr@gardenorganic.org.uk. Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Bpx5Py

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: Sustrans Schools Cycling Volunteers - I Bike Scotland

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Various locations across Scotland

PAY: Training*

FOR: Sustrans Scotland

Are you passionate about cycling and walking and would like to help inspire young people to be more active? We're currently looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer with our fantastic I Bike schools projects in Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Dumfries; Falkirk; Glasgow; Inverness; Midlothian; Perth & West Lothian. You would be supporting activities for children aimed at encouraging more cycling, walking and scooting. What could be better than helping children to ride their bike without stabilisers for the first time! You don't need to be an expert cyclist - we're looking for people who are enthusiastic, committed, reliable, patient and good communicators. We offer an induction and training package for volunteers to develop your confidence in working alongside our I Bike officers in schools. We also provide regular support and opportunities to socialise with other I Bike volunteers, and you will be part of the wider Sustrans volunteering network. *All training provided, including Cycle Ride Leader, bike maintenance and safeguarding. Time commitment: at least once a month. ASK: Please contact annie.cousins@sustrans.org.uk for more information or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Uy0WfQ

JOB: Greeter Volunteer at Red Bull Welcome Station

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Kidsgrove, nr Stoke on Trent

PAY:

FOR: Canal & River Trust

1 -2 days / week. This is an opportunity to be the 'face' of the Canal & River Trust, playing a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience & ensuring visitors leave with a greater understanding & affinity to the waterways. It will involve being on hand to talk to visitors, increasing their understanding of the exhibits, enlightening them to the work that the Canal & River Trust carries out & informing them about the what, where, when & why of your local waterway, surrounding area & the charity as a whole. We're not looking for people who are experts in the nation's waterways, but we are looking for people who are friendly & approachable & know who to ask if they don't know the immediate answer. If you've got a passion & interest in the waterways, you can share it with others or if you enjoy pointing people towards the local pub or chippy, you'll no doubt be able to do this as well. This role could work well for couples or friends to work together. ASK: See more: https://c-js.co.uk/2VUJROu

JOB: Goytre Wharf Visitor Centre Greeter

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Goytre Wharf, Abergavenny

PAY:

FOR: Canal & River Trust

1 day per week min. This is an opportunity to be the ‘face’ of the Canal & River Trust and the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canal Trust at our partnership Visitor Centre at Goytre Wharf . You will play a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience and ensuring visitors leave with a greater understanding and affinity to the waterways. It will involve being on hand to talk to visitors, increasing their understanding of the work that both Trusts carry out and inform them about the what, where, when and why of the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.  If you’ve got a passion and interest in the waterways, enjoy talking to people and sharing local knowledge then you will find this a great opportunity to get involved. ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2DjSKdn

JOB: Anderton Boat Lift Event Steward

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich, Cheshire

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Canal & River Trust

2 - 3 days / month We are looking for volunteers to help out at events that take place in or around Anderton Boat Lift, activities range from help setting up and clear down, craft days, fun days, safety rangering. We are looking for volunteers to either lead or support others on some of our event days, these will be spread throughout the year and will vary in nature. Your participation can be arranged around personal commitments, if you are available on any of the event days then fantastic, if not you may be available for a future event. We are looking for volunteers that are outgoing in nature and are willing to work with varying age groups depending on the nature of each event. ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2QUjQLv

JOB: Explorers Education Volunteer - East London

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Enfield and Ponders End

PAY:

FOR: Canal & River Trust

If you enjoy working with children and want to inspire them to learn about our local heritage, wildlife and landscape, join our team of Explorer Education Volunteers based in the Lee Valley in East London! We host school and group visits to the waterside, broadening learning through hands-on activities, workshops and events. We also deliver within schools, providing resource-rich learning opportunities. You will need some previous experience of hands-on learning with children, or a strong desire to gain experience in this area, and be able to volunteer flexibly to respond to group requests, committing to at least 3 or 4 days a month (usually between 9am - 3.30pm with at least two weeks' notice). Benefits: The opportunity to learn more about waterway heritage and wildlife; use your skills and learn new ones; be in an attractive environment; meet new people and of course, inspire children! ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2MmjE7i

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Visitor Centres Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Holme Dunes, Ranworth Broad & Hickling Broad

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Several opportunities exist for volunteers to help in our busy seasonal visitor centres at Holme Dunes, Hickling Broad & Ranworth Broad, all of which are fabulous locations. You will be the welcoming face of NWT, sharing your enthusiasm, handling money & promoting our work. They are open 7 days a week, so there are a variety of flexible roles to fit into the rotas, incl regular commitments or more occasional cover, with a particular need for weekends & school holidays. We are especially keen to find more volunteers to help out at our Information Centre on Malthouse Staithe, near our Ranworth Broad Visitor Centre, especially on Sundays. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

New Nature Magazine Opportunities

Editor-in-Chief
Time commitment: 12 hours per two-months

You will take on complete creative control of New Nature Magazine: making the big decisions on direction, theme and features.

Editor (two positions)

Time commitment: 8 hours per two months

Working with the Editor-in-Chief, you will ensure New Nature Magazine is jampacked with the best content courtesy of young writers across the country.


  • Closing Date: 26/03/2019
  • Sector: Countryside Publicity and Fundraising
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: National
  • Posted: 26/02/2019

Chair of Board of Trustees

The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT)

Location: London

From September 2019

This is an exciting and challenging leadership role, and is a voluntary, unpaid position.

As Chair of BCT you would be expected to provide leadership to the BoT, working with the Chief Executive to ensure it remains focussed on the delivery of BCT’s charitable objectives and its long-term strategy


  • Closing Date: 25/03/2019
  • Sector: Administration, support and IT. Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 14/03/2019


Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.