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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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18 pages in total, the lead article is from the Ancient Tree Forum on the importance and management of veteran trees. Having discovered the difference between veteran & ancient trees we also find out from the Woodland Trust how managing an ancient woodland is different from any other woodland. Forest Research provide an update on tree health describing some of the new threats. The Tree Council discuss their work with Ash Dieback and the threat it poses to non-woodland trees. The Orchard habitat and how to manage orchards is provided by People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES). Building your career in forestry from Royal Forestry Society (RFS) and the importance of education and learning. Dr James Walmsley at Bangor University talks about the differences between commercial forestry work and a career in arboriculture. Rounding off nicely with a ‘day in the life’ of Amelia Williams, a Tree Officer for Test Valley Borough Council. Read it here http://c-js.co.uk/CJSFocus


JOB: Visitor Marketing Support Volunteer

BE4: 10/02/2018

LOC: WWT Martin Mere / Homebased

PAY: 0

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Up to 2 days per week. At WWT we believe the best way for people to understand & connect to wetlands is to experience them. We have many skilled & enthusiastic people at our centres & at the HQ office in Slimbridge who work hard on the marketing of these amazing experiences & we welcome over a million visitors a year to our centres across the UK.   We'd love to do more & we are looking for someone to support our national visitor marketing team. In this new role, you will be supporting with the research of marketing opportunities & data for the development of visitor marketing. Good eye for detail & exp using Excel. ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2iq4Bf4

JOB: Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Various

PAY: 0

FOR: Thrive

Thrive is a national charity whose vision is to enable those touched by a disability to transform their lives using gardening. Volunteers come to Thrive for many reasons, including a desire to gain further experience or skills, to ‘give something back’ to the community or to take a step towards employment. Roles include: Client Support Volunteer - Reading, Birmingham & HMP Hewell, Redditch: working at a garden project alongside a therapist, working directly with our clients; Weekend Gardener - Reading: working with other volunteers on tasks that our clients either could not get to do or were not able to do during the week; Administrative Support – Reading or Birmingham; Mini bus escort - Reading; Fundraising Event Organisers – Berkshire based: To organise events in your local area to raise funds for Thrive, from quizzes to garden parties & open gardens, fashion shows & coffee mornings, working with our Fundraising Officers; Fundraising Event Support Volunteer - Berkshire based: support our Fundraising Team at a wide range of fundraising & awareness raising events such as village fetes, Christmas fairs & store collections. ASK: http://www.thrive.org.uk/volunteer.aspx

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.