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North West voluntary vacancies: Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

   

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JOB: WWOOFing opportunity
BE4: 01/03/2020
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LOC: Cheshire
PAY: Accommodation
FOR: Mere Brow Farm

Mere Brow are delighted to announce that we are now signed up as WWOOF Hosts. WWOOF stands for WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms. A worldwide movement linking visitors with organic farmers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange thereby helping to build a sustainable community. We have a new purpose built bunkhouse that sleeps 6 dormitory style, with separate bathroom and kitchen/diner/lounge area. Most importantly it is toasty warm in the winter months! Availability: 8/9/19 – 27/10/19 (sharing with a WWOOFer) & from 9/2/20 onwards. 5 days per week. We will consider families. Previous experience of WWOOFing or volunteering is preferable. We are an organic farm and undertake all our work to permaculture principles. You will need to request a placement through wwoof.org.uk our membership ID is #1004105 so you can find us on the Find a Host page. For any other questions you can contact us on volunteering@merebrowfarm.co.uk

JOB: Events & Activities Volunteers
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire
PAY: Travel expenses*
FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Brockholes has a packed & varied programme of events & activities running throughout the year for visitors of all ages from tots to grown ups! We run lots of children’s activities, walks, talks, theatre performances & even Santa comes to Brockholes in December. Events & Activities Volunteers assist us with event set up, meeting & greeting, delivering the sessions & packing away at the end & helping to ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience! The majority of our events & activities are held at weekends & school holiday periods, so you will need to be available to volunteer then. *Free parking, restaurant & shop discount, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. Go the https://www.brockholes.org to find out more

JOB: Volunteer Ranger
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire
PAY: Travel expenses*
FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Volunteer Rangers are our eyes and ears out on the reserve. The role involves patrolling the nature reserve and carrying out daily checks as well as being on hand to assist in emergencies or out of the ordinary situations. You’ll need to share your enthusiasm for the reserve, our wildlife and our conservation work with our visitors and promote the work of the Wildlife Trust and all that Brockholes has to offer ensuring our visitors make the most of their visit. * Free parking, restaurant and shop discounts, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. We are looking for Volunteer Rangers for all 7 days of the week. Time: 2 hour slot on a weekly basis. Go to https://www.brockholes.org to find out more.

JOB: Visitor Engagement Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire
PAY: Travel expenses & benefits*
FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & North Merseyside

4 hours per week as part of a rota, morning or afternoon slots available. Our Visitor Engagement Volunteer Team are based in the Welcome Centre on our floating Visitor Village and have an essential role to play in providing a warm welcome to all our visitors. This role involves helping our visitors to plan their day and get the most out of their visit. You’ll need to share your enthusiasm for the reserve, our wildlife and our conservation work with our visitors and promote the work of the Wildlife Trust and all that Brockholes has to offer. *Free parking, restaurant & shop discount, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme, social events. Go to www.brockholes.org to find out more

JOB: Conservation Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Cumbernauld
PAY: Training and PPE budget
FOR: Cumbernauld Living Landscape

Would you like to: develop your skills, improve green spaces and enhance your fitness?  Join our volunteering groups today!  Our groups are active every Tuesday and Wednesday running from 10 - 3. We have a range of activities coming up to improve green spaces for biodiversity in Cumbernauld: tree planting, fence building, hedge creation, polytunnel construction, meadow sowing and much more. We work throughout Cumbernauld.  You can meet us on site or we could pick you up from a pre-arranged meeting spot in our minivan. Our groups are open to all and no prior experience is necessary.  Time commitment 5 hpw. While volunteering with us we offer access to free training courses and kit budget for essential PPE.   Spaces are going fast, so if you would like to know more and register with our group then please contact David at : 07483 050744 or d.walsh@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Gardener / Groundsperson
BE4: 01-04-2020
IV: --
LOC: Eskdale Mill, Boot, Cumbria, CA19 1TG
PAY: Training, travel expenses & equipment provided
FOR: Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust

1 day per week. Tasks to be undertaken: general wildlife-friendly gardening incl weeding, pruning, cutting, planting; establishing, maintaining & caring for garden beds, paths & woodland grounds; grass/branch cutback around complex; clearance of cut overgrown & invasive vegetation & maintaining recycling; keeping pathways clear; outdoor activities that ensure a safe & well-presented grounds along with responsive tasks as they arise, such as path repairs, boundary issues, access infrastructure & habitat management. Training: traditional gardening; rel maintenance techniques; lifting & handling; tools maintenance; 1st aid, safe use of power tools, rel techniques used, traditional rural skills. Requirements; willingness to work in a team; working outdoors; good communication skills; adaptable to different tasks; independent thinking & willingness to learn new skills. Contact Kate Hughes, manager@eskdalemill.co.uk 01946723335. https://www.eskdalemill.co.uk/volunteering/.  

JOB: Immersive Volunteer Ranger
BE4: 02-02-2020
IV: 2020-02-10
LOC: Coniston, Cumbria
PAY: Shared accommodation, work clothing, training
FOR: National Trust

You will be embedded in the Ranger team out in all weathers undertaking a wide variety of practical conservation tasks, access maintenance, visitor engagement and assisting with volunteer groups. Learn about all aspects of rangering from day-to-day tasks to wider land management. Typically volunteering for four days a week for up to 10 months, this role is suitable for someone looking for a detailed and immersive experience of the Ranger role over an extended period. The South Lakes is a large property covering everything from open fell, farmland, lakeshore, woodlands, SSSIs and archaeological sites; plus Wray Castle, Beatrix Potter's house and art gallery. Training and support will be provided from NT Staff, plus formal training in emergency first aid and relevant external training where required e.g. 4x4. Full driving licence (please state on your application). Contact leila.todhunter@nationaltrust.org.uk For more info and application see https://c-js.co.uk/362Ws5W.