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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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JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Assistant

BE4: 9/6/19

LOC: Minsmere, Suffolk

PAY: Training, travel expenses


Our Schools on Reserves programme aims to give schoolchildren the chance to experience nature first-hand. Make a real difference and inspire them to care and learn about the natural world. Gain training and experience in environmental education. Essential skills / experience: keen interest in the environment; enthusiasm for outdoor education; resourceful and flexible approach; confidence and ability to lead or facilitate in the field and the classroom, with a group of students and their teacher; excellent communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with children of differing needs and levels of understanding; self-motivated with ability to work as part of a team and alone; good organisation skills; computer literacy  In line with our Safeguarding policy. All applicants are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. References will also be taken up. Time Commitment: from 2 days a month up to 3 days a week, class sizes up to 30 children. ASK: Contact: Christopher Ford, 01728 648281 / 648780, email: christopher.ford@rspb.org.uk

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

JOB: Dragonfly Centre Volunteer

BE4: N / A

IV: 27/09/2019

LOC: Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Ely

PAY: Training

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

We need enthusiastic people who love talking to others to help us keep our lovely Dragonfly Centre at Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, open every weekend from May to September. Flexible hours, half day or full day. You don’t need to be a dragonfly expert, just have an enthusiasm for them and willingness to learn about them and share your knowledge with others. We provide full support and training and you won’t be left to run the centre on your own until you are ready. Training: free space on our local training courses, shadowing experienced volunteers and access to guide books and reference materials. Our centre really is a lovely place to spend a few hours on a summers day. We have a pond and pond dipping equipment so you can have fun dipping all day and chatting to visitors about what you find, or just enjoy sitting in our garden and welcoming people to come in and have a look around. ASK: If you live nearby and can spare a few hours this summer to help us inspire more people to love dragonflies please get in touch with Fiona: fiona.mckenna@british-dragonflies.org.uk

JOB: Tree Health Surveyors

BE4: N/A

LOC: Various locations*

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are recruiting volunteer Tree Health Surveyors for our Observatree project (in the areas below) to carry out surveys of woods and trees for the presence and absence of specific pests and diseases on common tree species. In fact, recording negative sightings of disease (healthy host trees) is just as important. Surveyors are sometimes asked to carry out targeted surveys for specific pests and diseases during new outbreaks and also have the option to set up their own sentinel tree plots to monitor the health of individual trees. *Locations: North and South Wales; North Cornwall and Devon; Hampshire; Oxfordshire; Berkshire; Kent; Cambridgeshire; Norfolk; Scotland; The North East and the North West. ASK: For further details about this role: https://c-js.co.uk/2Sgo9FN

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: 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

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.