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Voluntary Vacancies: North East

Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland (image: David Mark / Pixabay)

North East of England voluntary vacancies: Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland, North, West and South Yorkshires and the East Riding of Yorkshire (formerly Humberside).

   

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JOB: Social Media & Marketing Volunteer
BE4: 30-06-2020
IV:
LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs
PAY: 0
FOR: RSPB

We need to spread the word about Bempton Cliffs far and wide, but with so many opportunities we need your help! As well as helping to populate creative and engaging social media posts, you’ll also have the chance to be involved with other marketing and media tasks. Perhaps you’re a marketing student, or a communications professional with a flair for the written word - if so we want to hear from you! The skills you need: approachable, with a friendly demeanor; enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation; excellent communication skills ; knowledge of some RSPB work; computer skills (particularly social media - Facebook and Twitter); knowledge of the local area; willingness to undertake appropriate training and personal development; previous work experience in a marketing/communications environment; confidence to initiate conversations with and talk to members of the public; ability to work in a busy office environment; previous experience or study in communications. Who to contact: Maria Prchlik, Communications Officer, maria.prchlik@rspb.org.uk, 01262 422202.

JOB: Visitor Experience Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire
PAY: All training provided
FOR: Forestry England

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. volunteering.yorkshire@forestryengland.uk

JOB: Volunteer Officer
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
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. Contact ian.dowson@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Community Ambassador
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne
PAY: Travel costs covered
FOR: Northumberland Wildlife Trust

An excellent opportunity to spread the word about Northumberland Wildlife Trust in your local community! If you are willing to speak up, comfortable talking to people about wildlife, raising the profile of the Trust and promoting our events and visitor centres, then this is the role for you. Talking to people in your community about us (residents’ association, local groups, your local magazine). Visiting places (doctors, dentists, shops, libraries) and leave magazines or leaflets, put up posters. Representing NWT at local events and gatherings (fetes, allotment shows, sports events). Organising local fundraisers (coffee mornings, challenges and sports events). Leading volunteer teams, e.g. putting leaflets through doors. Visiting local businesses, giving information about corporate membership. Organising visits to schools to do assemblies on climate change and wildlife. Raising our profile on social media by sharing stories. 0.5 / 1 day per week. Contact john.gibbon@northwt.org.uk for my more details or check our website https://www.nwt.org.uk.

JOB: Volunteer Officer
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Hollybush, Leeds
PAY: Training
FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Grab your chance to volunteer with the UK's leading practical conservation charity! As a springboard to your career in the environment sector or as personal development, becoming a Volunteer Officer is a unique, highly rewarding experience. Learn practical skills working on conservation projects in and around Leeds. You will be responsible for organising and leading tasks, will gain experience in volunteer co-ordination and project management and have the opportunity to get involved with other projects and events including fundraising, educational activity days, publicity and marketing. Our Volunteer Officers are trained by experienced staff, through our formal training programme which includes: leadership, health & safety, tools, first aid, Midas, and safeguarding. As you will be working with a diverse group of volunteers, training will also be provided in mental health first aid; working with people with learning disabilities, and equality & diversity. Visit https://www.tcv.org.uk/hollybush to find opportunities in your local area.

JOB: UK Bat Care Network Volunteers
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: S Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Cornwall, the Southern Uplands & Wales
PAY: 0
FOR: Bat Conservation Trust

Calling all bat lovers in South Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Cornwall, the Southern Uplands and Wales! The Bat Conservation Trust’s UK Bat Care Network has a critical shortage of volunteers to refer callers who find grounded and injured bats to in your areas. Volunteers on our Network save at least 1,500 bats a year and help turn over 60% of negative bat finders into fellow bat lovers. Volunteers from elsewhere in the UK are welcome too! To find out how to get involved in bat care and the benefits of joining the Network, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2RsTqnA.

JOB: Nature Force Group Volunteers
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Wakefield
PAY: All training tools & PPE provided
FOR: Open Country

We run every Tuesday throughout the year. The Nature Force Group is run by the disability charity Open Country's 'Wild about Wakefield' project. The Yorkshire-based charity enable people with disabilities to access the countryside more, mainly through a series of outdoor activities. Every Tuesday we carry out fun conservation tasks with adults with learning disabilities across the Wakefield District. We need your help assisting these disabled adults to do tasks such as tree planting, scrub clearing, wildflower planting and more! We are based at Thornes Park near the centre of Wakefield but go out for the full day with minibus provision and a range of hand tools to use. No experience is necessary. Contact Ella, Project Officer, on 07426 716677 for an informal chat or email wakefield@opencountry.org.uk to find out more!

JOB: Volunteers
BE4:
IV:
LOC: Northumberland
PAY:
FOR: Coast Care

Coast Care is a partnership between Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Seahouses Development Trust. We are dedicated to the conservation and management of the coastal landscape of the Northumberland Coast AONB and its hinterland by offering volunteering opportunities for residents, visitors, young people and corporate groups. Coast Care has already made such a difference - over 1450 volunteers have given over 25,500 hours across a range of activities to help conserve and enhance the landscape of the coastal plain. We offer volunteering experiences at no cost to residents and visitors. There’s no obligation, all we expect from you is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. It’s a great opportunity to get outside into nature and give back to such a special landscape. If you are interested in practical conservation or wildlife surveying, get in touch at info@coast-care.co.uk. Find out more at https://www.coast-care-co.uk.

JOB: 2 x Practical Conservation Trainees
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: York
PAY: Training budget available
FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Are you looking to grow your career in the environmental field? If so then we would like to hear from you. The Conservation Volunteers has a history of helping people get a foothold on the conservation and environmental career ladder. We are looking for 2 passionate and motivated people to join our team this Spring. We require people who wish to build up a portfolio of practical skills, people management knowledge and a sound basis to start a career in the environmental field. The placement is flexible but ideally for a minimum of six months with an attendance of 2 days a week. Training budget available linked to commitment. Apply today and start your journey. Find us on Facebook @TCVYork to see the work we undertake. Application requests york@tcv.org.uk 01904 414927.

JOB: County Dragonfly Recorders
BE4: ?
IV: --
LOC: Home Based*
PAY: Training
FOR: British Dragonfly Society

Long term, time commitment dependent on volunteers' availability. You will upload records, sent to you by volunteer recorders, onto iRecord & validate & verify records on iRecord. Act as a central point of contact for local volunteer recorders, & enquires from organisations / groups (e.g. local wildlife groups) & members of the public, regarding information / advice on dragonflies & recording in the area. You will also produce a short annual update article for our Darter newsletter. Additional activities vary depending on the volunteers' skills & interests e.g. leading field workshops & talks, attending events, & setting up a local group. *Required in the following areas: Glamorganshire; Middlesex; South Hampshire, County Durham. Contact David Hepper, BDS Records Officer, records@british-dragonflies.org.uk or 01252 721053.