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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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37 pages in total, the lead article is from TCV and details the changing face of volunteering through the seasons, although you think it’s cold and miserable outside in winter there are still plenty of tasks to be completed. The importance of Trustees is highlighted by Froglife CEO Kathy Wormald. Lancashire Wildlife Trust uses cattle, sheep, goats and ponies for conservation grazing; find out what it’s like to be a livestock checker and how this can help in a career with animals. Beth Aucott is a Warden with RSPB; find out how volunteering helped her get a paid position in the sector. Jane Shah from RSPB was kind enough to answer some questions about residential volunteering and a former volunteer introduces himself as the RSPB Regional Director for Eastern England. OPAL runs lots of citizen science projects you can easily get involved in; find out how a little bit of your time can improve your career prospects. This edition also carries lots of voluntary vacancies and work day opportunities. Read it here http://c-js.co.uk/CJSFocus

 




JOB: Conservation Volunteer - EPIC Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Clackmannanshire

PAY: Training and some travel expenses

FOR: TCV

TCV & EPIC are looking for volunteers to work with us to help improve the greenspaces of Clackmannanshire. Our work takes us all across Clackmannanshire with sites ranging from the Ochil Glens to high level paths, across community projects around the hillfoot towns & to areas around the River Devon. Our work includes: wildflower seed & bulb planting, tree & plug planting, path building, scrub clearance, removing invasive plant species, creating habitats for wildlife, drystone walling & much more. Volunteering with us is a great way to: get outdoors, learn new skills, meet new people & make a real difference. No prior knowledge, exp or skills are necessary. All groups are run by an experienced leader who will give you training in the activities we undertake. We offer transport from our office in Stirling, from our pickup points along the foothills or provide some travel expenses. ASK: If you are interested, contact Josh Thornhill on 07739447940 or josh.thornhill@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Assistant Ranger

BE4: 21/9/18

IV: 5/10/18 (Skype)

LOC: St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve, SE Scotland

PAY: Travel expenses, shared accomm & utilities

FOR: National Trust for Scotland

We are looking for an Assistant Ranger to come and join our Ranger Team at St Abbs.  Would suit recent graduates or someone starting a career in nature conservation.   The role involves assisting the Rangers with the daily management of the nature reserve, mainly practical habitat management, with some wildlife monitoring, visitor interaction and office work also. This is a live-in position in shared accommodation.   The start date is Tuesday 13th November and will be full time until mid-February, with a break over the festive season.  Some knowledge / experience in the rel field is required, but enthusiasm, flexibility and a desire to learn is what is really essential.  As is a willingness and ability to undertake physical work (sometimes strenuous) in all weathers, and be comfortable working near cliffs.   ASK: For more details and an application from please contact Liza Cole at lcole@nts.org.uk. No CVs please.

JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Grey Squirrel Control Officer, Annandale

BE4: N / A

LOC: Annandale Area of Dumfries & Galloway

PAY: Training / travel expenses

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Annandale Red Squirrel Group to deliver red squirrel conservation in Annandale.  Together they utilise targeted grey squirrel control to prevent replacement of red squirrels by the invasive non-native grey squirrels. The control is delivered by a combination of project staff, landowners funded via The Forestry Grant Scheme, & volunteers, all trapping grey squirrels in carefully chosen project areas. You’ll be an ambassador for the group & the project, providing support to existing volunteers, project staff & partner organisations to deliver the project’s aims across the area. ASK: www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Community Engagement Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Glenkens Area of Dumfries & Galloway

PAY: Training, mentoring & travel expenses of 35p/mile

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Ideally one day per fortnight. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Glenkens Red Squirrel Group to deliver red squirrel conservation in the Glenkens area. Help us raise awareness of the project by arranging & attending public events in the area. Tasks will include helping to increase the number of active volunteers by engaging with the public, mobilising the project’s network of volunteers in the area to attend public events, booking event stalls, arranging volunteer rotas, stall set-up, & volunteer engagement & support.   Passionate about red squirrels & want to spread the word about our exciting project. Good communication skills, enthusiastic about protecting red squirrels, diplomatic & tactful, able to explain project strategy & persuade others to get involved, well-organised with a good eye for detail, adaptable & flexible.   ASK: www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Volunteer Admin Support

BE4: N/A

LOC: Glenkens Area of Dumfries & Galloway (Home-Based)

PAY:

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Half a day per week. You will help with the administrative tasks involved in running a successful volunteer organisation. Tasks incl data recording, basic computer tasks, contacting volunteers, emailing & phone calls, & other office based tasks as & when they arise.   Enjoy getting involved with exciting local conservation projects & encouraging people. People person, with good communication skills, enthusiastic about protecting red squirrels, diplomatic & tactful, able to explain project strategy & persuade others to get involved, well organised with a good eye for detail & able to follow data management protocol, familiar with MS Office. ASK: www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Volunteer Grey Squirrel Control Officer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Glenkens area of Dumfries & Galloway

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

4 days per month. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Glenkens Red Squirrel Group to deliver red squirrel conservation in the Glenkens area. Together they utilise targeted grey squirrel control to prevent replacement of red squirrels by the invasive non-native grey squirrels. The control is delivered by a combination of project staff, landowners funding via the Forestry Grant Scheme, & volunteers, all trapping grey squirrels in carefully chosen project areas. You’ll be an ambassador for the group & the project, providing support to existing volunteers, staff & partner organisations to deliver the project’s aims across the area. Tasks include liaising with local trap hosts, trap placement, setting & maintenance, the humane dispatch of grey squirrels & record keeping.   This post would be ideal for someone looking to develop a career in conservation. Rel firearm licence & training preferred but not essential. Must have a full clean driving licence.   ASK: www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Conservation Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: All over Scotland!

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust for Scotland

NTS is always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers to join our Conservation Volunteer Groups based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen & Inverness. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills & work in beautiful gardens & stunning countryside throughout Scotland. Must be over 18 & reasonably fit. ASK: Contact Julie Bond, 0131 4580315, jbond@nts.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Citizen Scientist

BE4: N/A

LOC: Tobermory, Isle of Mull

PAY: Training on data collection & sailing experience

FOR: Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust

Time: 7-14 days depending on survey selected. Volunteers join our team on board to work alongside the HWDT crew as marine mammal field biologists. Full training in visual and acoustic data collection is provided by the excellent crew on board during these live-aboard monitoring expeditions. ASK: Find our full survey list here: https://hwdt.org/silurian-timetable

JOB: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

PAY: Accomodation provided. Volunteering at this reserve will give you the opportunity to work in this beautiful environment with skilled practitioners, discovering new capabilities and learning new skills. This is an excellent chance to gain work experience a

FOR: Scottish Natural Heratige

To assist us with managing the reserve. Your role will be related to practical work as well as some survey work including: tree nursery work, woodland management, deer culling, path maintenance, removal of non-native plant species, visitor management, habitat & species monitoring. You'll be personable, approachable, enthusiastic, good communicator with fluent level of spoken English, strong interest in conservation & a good knowledge of Scotland’s natural heritage, a good team-worker, respecting others. Physically fit & have a responsible attitude to H&S, complying with procedures designed to keep you & others safe. Willing to work outdoors in all weathers, keen to learn & adaptable. At least 18 years old. There will be a small number of volunteer placements available throughout the year, each for a min of 1 month, the more time you stay with us the more jobs you will be likely to experience & the more you will learn. ASK: Further information please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2GWsA3K

Seasonal Countryside Ranger (Volunteer)

Location: Kelburn Country Centre, Fairlie, near Largs, North Ayrshire

Fulltime and Seasonal (ASAP – Oct) for a five day week 9am-6pm

An enthusiastic and highly motivated countryside volunteer ranger is required to join the established team to help with all aspects of practical countryside management and directly support the Head Ranger. This seasonal position will serve as part of our Countryside Ranger Service, which plays a fundamental role in enhancing and protecting Kelburn’s countryside, whilst encouraging greater public understanding and enjoyment of it.  


  • Closing Date: 14/06/2018
  • Sector: Countryside
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 14/05/2018

Chair

The Forum is inviting expressions of interest and nominations for a new Chairperson to lead its Board. The Board meets quarterly and is responsible for all aspects of governance of this charitable company.  The chair should have a keen interest in the sustainable planning, management and use of the Forth and its environs and be able to demonstrate effective communication, leadership and team-working skills. A business background and / or experience of work with Local Authorities would be advantageous. The chair is appointed in a personal capacity.  The position is voluntary and unpaid, although the chair can claim for travelling expenses. In addition to chairing the Board, the chair also oversees quarterly management group meetings - eight meetings per year in total, plus one AGM and annual conference.


  • Closing Date: 21/08/2018
  • Sector: Administration, support and IT. Countryside
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 24/07/2018


Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.