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CJS Focus now published

35 pages in total, the lead article is from the National Trust; good volunteer management leads to a positive volunteer experience. It’s vital therefore that investment is made in the development of volunteer managers. Keep Wales Tidy highlight the benefits to company, staff and the local environment by utilising the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility. Find out how the Biodiverse Society project run by Lancashire Wildlife Trust has succeeded in updating Local Wildlife Site systems and training enthusiastic naturalists. National Parks UK run an annual awards ceremony for the volunteers who work across the 15 members of the UK National Park family. The importance of recognising the effort of volunteers is highlighted. A happy volunteer is a productive volunteer, the Canal & River Trust detail the lengths they go to find out what their volunteers want and need and how to provide for these requirements. This edition also carries lots of voluntary vacancies and work day opportunities. Read it here http://c-js.co.uk/CJSFocus

JOB: Young Green Ambassador

BE4: 5/3/18

LOC: UK wide

PAY: training and expenses

FOR: Groundwork UK

Groundwork Youth are looking for 16-24 year olds to act as Young Green Ambassadors, driving forward a national campaign to create more inclusive community spaces and celebrate the impact of youth-led environmental action.  Applications are now open. By undertaking this flexible, voluntary role with Groundwork UK, a leading environmental community charity, you will receive full training alongside other Ambassadors and ongoing support to achieve your goals. You will run campaigns, projects and represent your area across the UK, meeting other environmental leaders and gaining voluntary experience with various partner organisations. ASK: For further information visit http://c-js.co.uk/2H0diXR

JOB: Walk Leader Opportunities

BE4: N / A


PAY: Accom, travelling expenses & training

FOR: HF Holidays

HF Holidays Ltd is a leading tour operator specialising in walking, cycling & leisure activities holidays all over the world. We have 18 UK country houses & work with carefully chosen partner hotels in Europe & worldwide. We are a co-operative society & welcome over 50,000 guests on our holidays each year. We have opportunities for volunteer walk leaders in 18 UK locations & more than 60 destinations overseas. Leaders work together in a team to make the holiday successful & are resident for the duration of the holiday. They spend most of the time with our guests from greeting them on arrival to sharing meals, guiding walks & saying goodbye at the end! We offer: full board accommodation; travelling expenses; ongoing training opportunities; logbook experience; opportunity to improve leadership skills. If you’re an experienced, sociable walker & would like to share your love of the countryside with small groups of walkers on holiday, why not apply to join the team? ASK: http://hfholidays.co.uk/leaders or call Gillian Mininch, Walking Leader Recruitment & Training Manager, 01768 890091

JOB: Pin Badge Box Minder


LOC: Nationwide

PAY: Training / some expenses


Community fundraising is an exciting area where anyone can be involved. To increase unrestricted funding quickly we need to grow the charity pin badge box scheme in local areas through the help of volunteers. Working just a few hours a month & an opportunity to develop your fundraising skills & boost your CV. You will be invited to volunteer events & meet RSPB staff & volunteers who share your enthusiasm for saving nature. You will also get out & about in your community, to make new friends & contacts, all while you are helping to promote the crucial work of the RSPB & the message that nature is in trouble. No knowledge of birds or wildlife is required - just a passion & enthusiasm to help us give nature a home. Good communication skills & ability to liaise with your local community. Numeracy, record-keeping skills, the ability to handle cash efficiently & accurately & basic computer literacy. ASK: Robert Williams, 02920 353016, robert.williams@rspb.org.uk

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.