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Voluntary opportunities with an occasional commitment requirement e.g. a few hours a week, one or two days a month. Work covers a wide range of areas: countryside, conservation and ecology voluntary opportunities including wildlife work and environmental education. Weekly updates.

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Anglia vacancies: Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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JOB: Volunteer Conservation Traineeship

BE4: 31/10/19

LOC: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring

PAY: £111 / week bursary, training & travel

FOR: Durham Wildlife Trust

12 months, 4 days per week. (Tues to Fri, plus one weekend day per month. To support Living Landscape Officers in their work, particularly the management of the Trust’s nature reserves & planning & leading volunteer tasks. Applicants will gain practical exp in conservation skills co-ordinating & leading tasks & assisting with education events plus significant ecology training. Full training is provided including access to external courses: chainsaw, pesticides, first aid, off road, ATV, safe use of brushcutters. You should be an enthusiastic person with good communication skills, dedicated to nature conservation & working with people. Applicants must hold a full clean driving licence, have good communication & people skills & a willing ness to learn. ASK: Applications / chat: Chris Jones, Living Landscapes Officer (North) cjones@durhamwt.co.uk or 01388 488728.

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 NNR Access Warden

BE4: N/A

LOC: Collyweston Group of NNRs North West Cambridgeshire (Stamford)

PAY: Training, uniform, PPE & travel expenses

FOR: Natural England

We have 2 exciting full time positions working alongside wardens in some of East Anglia’s most beautiful reserves. No experience is necessary as full training will be given, but would suit an individual that could commit 3-5 days p.w of their time, have a real passion for nature and the outdoors and be physically fit for this robust, challenging & highly rewarding role.  As well as on the job training, uniform and PPE, candidates can look forward to working on some of the most beautiful sites in England, carrying out signage and pathway maintenance, livestock husbandry, warden patrols, people counter collation as well as assisting permanent staff with fencing, scrub clearance, wildlife surveys and other tasks as directed.  ASK: Please contact Chris Evans, Senior Reserve Manager for an informal chat on 07979 873504 or christopher.evans@naturalengland.org.uk

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: Walled Garden Volunteer Supervisor

BE4: N / A

LOC: Stowmarket, Suffolk

PAY: Training in small garden machinery

FOR: The Museum of East Anglian Life

Helping the museum to run its walled garden, growing a range of vegetables, trained fruit trees, soft fruit and flower, for sale in the shop and for planting around the museum. Main duties include maintaining the garden, helping to plan plantings and to help supervise other volunteers. No qualifications are needed, but should be a keen gardener and able to work on own initiative, exp with small garden machinery would be helpful. ASK: Please contact me at shaun.wolton@eastanglianlife.org.uk.

JOB: Farm Visit Supporter

BE4: N / A

LOC: Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Bedfordshire

PAY: Travel expenses paid

FOR: The Country Trust

Farm Visit Support volunteers assist The Country Trust staff to take urban children out to farms, nature reserves, woods, rivers and the coast to learn about the working countryside, and where their food come from, as well the wider natural world. The volunteers ensure the smooth running of these visits and work alongside host farmers and staff to enhance the children’s experience of the countryside which in the long term, helps them to widen their horizons and have greater aspirations. Given the nature of our visits, it is important that you are fit enough to cope with rough terrain on occasions. We are looking for people who have an interest in working with children and a willingness to share knowledge of the countryside. ASK: Please email ahuggins@countrytrust.org.uk or ring 07926 889527.

JOB: Windpump Welcome Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Horsey Windpump, Horsey, Norfolk

PAY: Training and travel expenses

FOR: National Trust

Min 3.5 hours a fortnight. In 2019 National Trust reopened Horsey Windpump to paying visitors and to members following an extensive restoration project. This is your chance to get involved with this historic building share its dramatic story and engage visitors with our local industrial heritage. This is an exciting, flexible role in which no two days will be the same. ASK: Please contact Horsey Windpump on horseywindpump@nationaltrust.org.uk or phone 01263 740241 or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2P0sRDq

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.