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Voluntary Opportunties: Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland voluntary vacancies: the whole of Northern Ireland.

   

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JOB: Community Gardening Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Belfast
PAY: Training, expenses, fresh veg!
FOR: Groundwork Northern Ireland

Groundwork NI welcomes volunteers to help us manage and maintain our beautiful gardens in the heart of the community. We have community gardens in North, East and South Belfast all with capacity for more volunteers. By volunteering in the garden you’ll have access to a horticulture specialist who can help you learn more about sowing, growing and planting in a fun and friendly environment. We provide full training to all our volunteers so whether you’re a gardening guru or growing novice there is always something to do and learn and there is a real reward for your time as you see the garden blossom throughout the year. Minimum 2 hours per week/fortnight. For further information about our volunteering opportunities contact: heatherboyd@groundworkni.co.uk

JOB: Volunteer Estate Ranger
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Castle Ward, Strangford
PAY: In-house training and travel expenses if required
FOR: National Trust

As part of our Land, Outdoor and Nature vision you will have the opportunity to help the team carry out a diverse range of activities, making a real difference to Castle Ward and gaining skills and experience through the seasons: Volunteer to assist the Rangers in practical countryside management tasks such as path and boundary maintenance, invasive species control, habitat restoration, forestry work, biodiversity monitoring and general maintenance; Undertake wildlife monitoring across the property to help us quantify the success of our land management strategy; Assist, and potentially lead as you develop new skills, in the organisation, development and delivery of visitor experiences across the property; Welcoming visitors and maintaining good working relationships with tenants and neighbours. You will be guided and mentored by the Castle Ward Ranger Team. Opportunities to volunteer and train across the South Down Property Group. To apply contact Kim Mcmonagle castleward.volunteering@nationaltrust.org.uk.

JOB: Volunteer Mountain Ranger
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Murlough / Mournes
PAY: In-house training and travel expenses if required
FOR: National Trust

As a volunteer within our Land, Outdoor and Nature vision you will have the opportunity to help the team carry out a diverse range of activities, making a real difference to this part of the Mourne Mountains and gaining new skills and experience through the seasons: providing support for our existing mountain rangers in our exciting Mournes Path Improvement Project; volunteering with contractors and getting involved with the repair and where necessary, replacement of the c5km path on Slieve Donard; welcoming visitors and giving information regarding the project; helping engage with National Trust visitors to ensure they have an exceptional visitor experience & monitoring habitats and undertaking national flora surveys. Training will be provided to enable you to carry out your role safely and confidently. Opportunities for further personal development will be discussed during regular catch-ups. To apply contact Kim Mcmonagle castleward.volunteering@nationaltrust.org.uk.

JOB: Volunteer Reserve Ranger
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Murlough / Mournes
PAY: In-house training and travel expenses if required
FOR: National Trust

As part of our Land, Outdoor and Nature vision you will have the opportunity to help the team carry out a diverse range of activities, making a real difference to Murlough National Nature Reserve and gaining new skills and experience through the seasons: invasive scrub clearance; flora and fauna surveys; path maintenance; litter clearing; help find more environmentally sustainable ways of working across the property, so that the property achieves its environmental targets; be a friendly face for visitors to the property and answer any questions they may have; become familiar with and then follow the National Trust’s H&S Policy at all times; give any other appropriate assistance as may be reasonably requested. Training will be provided to enable you to carry out your role safely and confidently. Opportunities for further personal or skills development will be discussed during regular catch-ups. To apply contact Kim Mcmonagle castleward.volunteering@nationaltrust.org.uk.

JOB: Schools and Early Years Outreach Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Various across England, Wales and Northern Ireland*
PAY: Travel expenses
FOR: RSPB

One day a fortnight. Do you remember the thrill of finding your first ladybird? We're looking for volunteers with a real passion for enthusing children about the natural world to play a key part in our Schools Outreach Project. Following training and with ongoing support you will be given the opportunity to lead structured sessions with classes of children (aged 3-12 years). These workshops are aimed at inspiring children to get close up to what creeps, crawls and flies in their school grounds. Teachers will always be present. The sessions are fun and interactive, allowing plenty of opportunities for first-hand experiences of nature whether it be bug hunting, birdwatching or finding daisies. You’ll enjoy this role if you have bags of enthusiasm, are a great communicator and have a keen interest in wildlife. *We have opportunities in Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester and Belfast. https://c-js.co.uk/36IdGGf.