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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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JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Conservation) Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve x2

BE4: 29/6/18

IV: 11/7/18

LOC: Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, Oxfordshire

PAY: Limited expenses.

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

3 days per week for 6-12 months. The role involves practical conservation on the reserves; restoring and improving habitats for wildlife. You will help to look after our livestock, repair and install site infrastructure, use power tools and machinery, and lead volunteers. You will chat to visitors and deliver guided walks after some training. There is an opportunity to assist other Oxfordshire teams with environmental education and events. The position would suit those wishing to develop the skills required to follow a career in the conservation sector. You should have a keen interest in UK wildlife conservation, learning and imparting conservation knowledge, a good level of physical fitness, a valid UK driving licence and be willing to supervise and lead volunteers. Rel volunteering exp also desirable. ASK: For more information visit www.bbowt.org.uk/node/21679.

JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Conservation) Greenham Common x4

BE4: 2/7/18

IV: 10 or 11/7/18

LOC: Greenham Common, Berkshire

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. A large part of your time will involve practical, outside, physical tasks on nature reserves, to help restore and improve habitats for wildlife, and maintain the infrastructure like gates, signs and fencing. The management of these reserves is strongly supported by volunteers, incl a weekly volunteer team which you would lead. You will help look after the herd of Exmoor and New Forest ponies as well as occasional assistance with cattle and sheep. You should have a real interest and desire to work in UK wildlife conservation and be keen to learn a variety of new skills and have a good level of physical fitness and willing to supervise volunteers. ASK: For more information visit www.bbowt.org.uk/node/21680.

JOB: Event Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Tring, Hertfordshire


FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for active and enthusiastic people to assist at events at Tring Park. Tring Park is one of Hertfordshire's most important ecological areas and one of the Woodland Trust's most exciting and diverse sites. In this role you will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills to work alongside other volunteers, to engage with the public and support event delivery. You will be using your natural enthusiasm, practical and people skills and your passion for nature to help us interact with the public to encourage them to become engaged with the Woodland Trust's work. ASK: Please see our website for further details and to apply via a short form. https://c-js.co.uk/2LRn93V

JOB: Park Explorers Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: National Trust Morden Hall Park, South London

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

Mondays during school term times. You will help to lead an innovative programme of weekly activities for children aged from 18 months to 4 years and their parents / carers. Bring Morden Hall Park to life for families as they learn through outdoor activities, storytelling, crafts & songs.   Friendly & enjoy working with families; enthusiastic about being outdoors, developing & leading activities that get young children hands on to explore & learn about the natural world. Enjoys storytelling, leading songs, creating & leading craft activities. Strong communicator with good customer service skills, enjoys being part of a team & comfortable leading & giving directions to others. Suitable for somebody looking to improve their CV & gain hands-on early years exp. ASK: For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer or contact the Learning Assistant on 0208 5456853 or mordenhallparklearning@nationaltrust.org.uk with any enquiries.

JOB: Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officer

BE4: 22/6/18 (9am)

IV: 4/7/18

LOC: St Albans

PAY: Expenses & training

FOR: Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

An opportunity to gain exp & training in practical conservation work on over 40 different nature reserves to further a career in conservation & make a positive contribution to the conservation of Hertfordshire & Middlesex’s habitats & species. Assist the reserves team with their daily work & work closely with volunteers. There will be opportunities to undertake other aspects of reserve management such as surveying species, livestock husbandry, guided walks & helping with events. You’ll be a committed conservationist educated to degree level or equiv in a biological / environmental science & have some exp of practical habitat management. A driving licence is required. Out-of-pocket expenses paid, training will include NPTC chainsaw units 201-3, Brushcutter, First Aid, Identiplant as well as in-house training in habitat management, ecological surveying & monitoring, tree safety surveying & management planning. 3 days a week (22.5 hours) for 12 months, starting 1/8/18. ASK: To view the full role profile visit website: www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/about/jobs

JOB: Volunteer Assistant Countryside Ranger

BE4: 28/6/18

IV: 4/7/18

LOC: Headley Heath, based at Warren Farm Barns, Mickleham, Nr Dorking, Surrey RH5 6DG

PAY: Training

FOR: National Trust

9-12 months, min 3 days and ideally 4 days per week. Join an energetic and innovative team and develop skills required to assist in the management of these busy and high profile countryside sites with very important habitats. A great opportunity to gain exp in visitor enjoyment, volunteer management, communication and organisational skills as well as practical countryside management, property presentation and countryside estate skills.  This role will suit someone who enjoys working with people and looking to develop their skills and exp of working outdoors in all weather. Exp of working with volunteers, ability to work under own initiative and as part of a team. Knowledge and enthusiasm for conservation and countryside is essential as is an interest in people and the commitment to providing a high quality visitor exp. IT literate. Full UK driving licence required. ASK: For a copy of the role profile and to apply please email federico.ghittoni@nationaltrust.org.uk or to enquire 07342 080109

JOB: Volunteer Countryside Rangers

BE4: N/A

IV: 22/06/2018

LOC: Staunton Country Park, Havant


FOR: Hampshire County Council

Staunton Country Park in Havant requires enthusiastic volunteer countryside rangers! You’ll be working alongside an established group of volunteers and Staunton Country Park Ranger staff to carry out a wide variety of conservation and estate management tasks. This is an exciting time for Staunton as the Country Park has recently been awarded a £3 million Heritage Lottery Funded grant to enhance its physical environment and upgrade community facilities for visitors. The Park has different types of habitats including woodland, grassland, streams and a pond so there are always plenty of conservation tasks to do in managing the site for wildlife and visitors! Throughout a typical year the conservation tasks could include coppicing and woodland management; maintaining gates, wildlife surveys and monitoring; maintaining fences, signs and benches; footpath management and keeping the park tidy. ASK: For more information contact liza.smith@hants.gov.uk

JOB: Conservation - Breeding Unit Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Slimbridge HQ, Gloucestershire, GL2

PAY: Training / uniform / discounts

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

You will assist with aspects of vegetation management & building maintenance (e.g. applying timber treatments to wooden buildings) to ensure the safety of birds in conservation breeding programmes. Normally one day per week, hours to be agreed probably a Tuesday. To maintain the Conservation Breeding Unit facilities, you will assist us to keep bird enclosures & boundary fence-lines clear of vegetation by: push-mower grass cutting willow-coppicing blackthorn / bramble brush clearance using pruners or brushcutters (minimal); hand weeding (e.g. thistles) inside bird enclosures. Assist us to keep enclosures & buildings safe for birds by: repairing fences; applying timber treatments to wooden buildings. Hand clean plastic & fibreglass ponds & rearing tanks, from time to time using a power washer to do this & to clean artificial substrates such as rubber or cloth mats; conducting basic DIY & cleaning of store rooms. ASK: Contact Amy Hannan, 07584171420 amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Wildlife / Conservation Surveyors

BE4: N/A

IV: 05/10/2018

LOC: Havant, Hampshire

PAY: Training

FOR: Hampshire County Council

Staunton Country Park is an area of parkland in Havant, Hampshire which is receiving £3 million in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund to improve visitor facilities and restore its regency landscapes. We need interested and enthusiastic volunteers to conduct surveys of birds, reptiles, small mammals and butterflies from now until October 2018. The work will involve identifying species and manually recording evidence of sightings. The results can then be compared with prev years sightings and analysed for emerging trends. For bird and butterfly surveyors, it would be useful if volunteers had some prev knowledge of these species for this role, however, on-site training will be provided to help identify birds and butterflies as well as small mammals and reptiles. It is envisaged that animal surveys will take place every year in order to create and maintain an accurate record of the wildlife that resides in the Park. ASK: This role will provide a valuable addition to your CV, demonstrating to employers a range of particular skills and exp. liza.smith@hants.gov.uk https://c-js.co.uk/2w13EmF

JOB: Conserving the Thames Citizen Scientist

BE4: N/A

LOC: London

PAY: You will be fully trained so experience is not necessary and all equipment is provided.

FOR: Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

The River Thames is home to an often unexpected array of wildlife, and ZSL is working to conserve and enhance this biodiverse ecosystem. The estuaries and wetlands conservation team is offering an excellent opportunity to gain experience working on a number of the teams Tidal Thames conservation research projects as a citizen scientist. Enlisting the help of citizen scientist volunteers is vital to our conservation work. Whether you can help for a few hours, days or months, there are a number of projects for you to get involved with throughout the year. You will be fully trained so experience is not necessary and all equipment is provided. ZSL's Thames projects including: Conserving the Critically Endangered European Eel; Ensuring the health of London's rivers; Monitoring the spread of invasive species, Understanding fish life in the Thames. ASK: If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please visit http://c-js.co.uk/2pRPQaB.

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: All over Sussex at National Trust Properties

PAY: Training & travel*

FOR: South Downs National Trust Volunteers

We have conservation work parties mostly every other Sunday with the occasional Saturday.  Work includes scrub clearance, coppicing, dry stone walling, fence work, laying paths etc.  No qualifications or previous experience required. No time commitment. *Petrol costs if car sharing, tool training, learning new skills, working alongside experts in their field, making new friends, knowing you’re making a unique contribution to the National Trust, counts towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award. ASK: Contact Details: sdntv@hotmail.com https://southdownsntv.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/SouthDownsNTV Need to say where you heard about us.

JOB: Education Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Epping Forest Field Studies Centre

PAY: 0

FOR: Field Studies Council

We are looking for volunteers to help deliver environmental education sessions, providing an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn through first hand experiential activities. Activities for primary schools include pond dipping, minibeast hunts and sensory activities. There are also sessions for secondary schools. Other activities you may help with include guided walks, professional development, training for teachers and family activity days. ASK: Please email volunteer.ef@field-studies-council.org

JOB: Education Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Greenwich Park, Regents Park, Bushy Park, QE Olympic Park & Stratford

PAY: 0

FOR: Field Studies Council

We are looking for volunteers to help deliver environmental education sessions, providing an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn through first hand experiential activities. Activities for primary schools include pond dipping, minibeast hunts and sensory activities. There are also sessions for secondary schools. Other activities you may help with include guided walks, professional development, training for teachers and family activity days. ASK: Please email aaron.lr@field-studies-council.org

JOB: Canal & River Exploreres Crofton Pumping Station

BE4: N/A

LOC: Crofton, Marlborough

PAY: 0

FOR: Canal & River Trust

If you love working with children and enjoy being outdoors join our team of education volunteers at Crofton near Marlborough on the Kennet & Avon Canal. Help children discover the magic of the waterways through our Canal & River Explorers programme by leading sessions for primary schools, cub scouts and brownie groups in their classrooms, meeting places and out and about on our canals & rivers. ASK: Find out more at http://c-js.co.uk/2siJ4wj

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: N/A

LOC: Badbury Woods, Oxfordshire

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

Rangers love the countryside and being out in the fresh air, so they know what our outdoor visitors need. They’re great at taking care of the woods, wildlife and stunning landscapes of Badbury Woods for ever, for everyone. Developing a good knowledge of the property, its history, landscape, archaeological and biological importance, supporting Rangers and other volunteers to complete outdoor and indoor practical tasks in all types of terrain and ground conditions. Welcoming visitors by providing information and guidance. Assisting with the upkeep and maintenance of our countryside properties in North Anglesey and achieving high standards of conservation and presentation. Maintaining good working relationships with visitors, tenants, farmers, neighbours, other voluntary organisations, local communities and local authorities. Monitoring conditions of footpaths and fences and reporting incidents and situations that may require follow up. Being aware of the different access requirements of all our visitors and assisting with these where necessary Becoming familiar with and then following the National Trust’s Health and Safety Policy at all times. There may be other activities where we could use your help. ASK: Contact rachel.coltman@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Allotment / Garden Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: Walton-on-Thames

PAY: 0

FOR: Walton Charity

Opportunity to Volunteer at a Community Allotment where people from different sections of our local community all work together. Whilst it is targeted at those who wouldn’t normally get involved in growing food, everybody's welcome to take part in growing and gardening, learning and developing hands on skills, and sharing the harvest. Both amateur and experienced gardeners are welcome to attend and join in the fun. ASK: Contact Karen Heynike, Walton Charity, Tel 0203 328 0254 email kheynike@waltoncharity.org.uk

JOB: Surrey Countryside Partnerships Voluntary Internships

BE4: Ongoing, flexible opportunities

LOC: Based at Caterham (Downlands) &/or Epsom (Lower Mole)*

PAY: Experience

FOR: Surrey County Council

Gain a wide range of practical conservation experience working to maintain/restore a diverse range of habitats, in particular rare chalk grassland & woodlands. Principally weekdays; we are flexible on duration/days of week. You would be principally joining in on scheduled task days, gaining essential on-the-job experience learning about targeted countryside/rare habitat management practices; helping to prepare for tasks, carpentry & opportunities to work with our Downlands Partnership grazing service; some formal training (brushcutters etc) could also be made available. We work closely with volunteers of all ages, plus school & corporate groups so excellent communication skills are required & you need to be able to work confidently as part of a small busy team.  Physically demanding at times and involves working outdoors in all weathers. Full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle essential. An ideal first internship during/post countryside management studies. *but required to work across partnerships' area (principally North/NE Surrey and in to Croydon, Sutton, Kingston) ASK: Please email your interest to countrysidepartnershipsteam@surreycc.gov.uk. For initial informal discussion contact Debbie Hescott on 01737 733931. www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreycountrysidepartnerships

JOB: Swingbridge Community Boats Volunteer Crew

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Guildford / Woking / Elmbridge

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Surrey Care Trust

We need people with all kinds of talents: an aptitude for mechanics, an enthusiasm for environmental work, coaching skills or just an all round willingness to help out. But above all we're looking for a good sense of humour, patience & empathy to encourage our supported volunteers who may have mental health problems, mild learning difficulties or are dealing with addiction or the aftermath of family breakdown or unemployment. Regular/occasional commitment required. ASK: Contact Miranda Soane, Community Boats Co-ordinator, miranda.soane@surreycaretrust.org.uk 07712 652675

JOB: Visitor Centre Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: Bourton-on-the-Water

PAY: Travel expenses covered and training provided

FOR: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

We’re opening a new visitor and education centre at Greystones Farm in Bourton-on-the-Water. The site is home to beautiful SSSI grassland and a scheduled ancient monument dating back to the Neolithic age. Our visitor centre will provide visitors with everything they need to know about the work of the Trust, the site's wildlife and heritage. Plus the farm is open to school groups for education sessions led by staff. Our Visitor Centre volunteers will be there to welcome visitors and groups to the site, handout useful information leaflets, sell trail guides and hire out our explorer packs to families. The Trust will provide training and there will always be a member of staff on hand to provide support. Time: weekly. ASK: If you would like to find out more please contact Donna Cavill, Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk or call 01452 383333

JOB: Wildlife Care Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Sidlesham, West Sussex

PAY: Training

FOR: Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital

Animal husbandry, incl feeding, cleaning and provide care to wildlife patients. Assisting staff with other tasks inside the hospital as required. At least once a week. ASK: Further information: 01243 641672 enquiries@brentlodge.org

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: N/A

IV: 03/08/2018

LOC: South Ockendon, Essex

PAY: Full training to carry out tasks will be provided.

FOR: Little Belhus Country Park Trust

Working 10 am - 3 pm Thursdays or 10 am - 12:30 pm Fridays / Other days can be arranged. Help with habitat creation and management. Typical tasks involve tree planting, mulching, weeding, litter picking and creating features for wildlife. You can help us carry out wildlife surveys if you prefer. ASK: lease contact dhrutibell@littlebelhuscountrypark.co.uk or phone on 07725 246192 or 01708 857245

JOB: Animal Care Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Leatherhead, Surrey

PAY: 0

FOR: Wildlife Aid Foundation

Time: Volunteers opt for a regular shift, which they attend every week at the same time. Weekend shifts can be weekly or fortnightly. Animal care: cleaning and feeding of animals at the centre. Setting up pens and cages for new admissions. Restocking food supplies for all areas of the hospital and advising of any shortages. Helping to move animals from one area to another as they progress with their rehabilitation. Being available to help veterinary staff with jobs. ASK: . Please visit the website https://www.wildlifeaid.org.uk/become-volunteer/

JOB: Finance, Education, Office, Garden & Event Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: South London

PAY: Travel and lunch expenses, some training

FOR: The South London Botanical Institute

Dependent on the role, finance 3 days per month approx, all others 1 day per week. Varied roles are available. ASK: Please look at our website www.slbi.org.uk/getinvolved to find out more about these, or contact us direct. Please contact us by email: info@slbi.org.uk

JOB: Saturday Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: North West Kent

PAY: 0

FOR: North West Kent Countryside Partnership

Come and volunteer in the countryside and the community! Do you enjoy keeping physically and mentally well outdoors? Would you like to improve the community’s green spaces for people and wildlife? This weekend opportunity is new for Spring 2018. Meet our friendly team and come and see what we are all about! ASK: If you are interested, why not take a look at our website: http://www.nwkcp.org or give us a call: 01322 621 239. If you prefer email: sara.spellman@kent.gov.uk

JOB: Green Aiders

BE4: N / A

LOC: Herts, West Essex, Cambs & Beds

PAY: Training & travel

FOR: Groundwork East

Want to volunteer outside & help vulnerable residents? Then join Groundwork’s Green Aiders team! Put your skills into action with weekly gardening sessions in gardens across Hertfordshire, Harlow, Essex, Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire. Get buckets of experience - two new gardens every time. Free training in gardening & power tool use. All PPE, tools, equipment, lunches & travel costs covered. ASK: http://www.groundwork.org.uk/east To book a place, arrange a taster day or for more info Emma Reynolds, 01707 255177 emma.reynolds@groundwork.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Officers & Leaders

BE4: N / A

LOC: Essex

PAY: Work experience

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Role is flexible & negotiable but usually involves 2 days per week for a min of 6 months. We have 4 weekly vol groups & work with community groups across the county. Whether part of one of our action teams or helping to organise & deliver projects to improve green spaces; vols are essential to everything we do. Volunteer officers & leaders can train to lead vol groups on a range of practical conservation activities & can get involved in all aspects of running projects depending on their interests & skills they want to develop. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain work experience in conservation, community building or someone looking to use their skills to help others. We can provide: work experience in conservation & community building; opportunity to use your skills to help others; leadership experience. All level of experience is welcome. Enjoy working outdoors; passion for nature. Community orientated & enjoy assisting people. ASK: Further information from Nicola Downs, Senior Project Officer, 01206 764470 essex@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Our Past, Our Future Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: New Forest National Park

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: New Forest National Park Authority

The Our Past, Our Future Landscape Partnership Scheme volunteers can take part in archaeological digs, botanical surveys, digitising historical documents, recording the history of commoning, clearing invasive plants, monitoring water quality & much more. The range of activities are supported by 11 different partners to inspire a new generation to champion & care for the New Forest. Volunteers can give as much time as they would like. No previous experience or qualifications required, just a desire & passion to learn about, improve & enjoy the New Forest National Park. ASK: Contact Richard Austin, richard.austin@newforestnpa.gov.uk for more details

JOB: Conservation Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Various Locations In Hertfordshire, Essex & London

PAY: Uniform, tool training

FOR: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Volunteers attend conservation tasks supervised by the Ranger Team & Volunteer Leaders to carry out management of the Lee Valley Park. Help to undertake management Plan & Biodiversity Action Plan driven tasks & activities to benefit conservation, the environment, fauna & flora, & visitors in the Lee Valley Park. ASK: Contact: volunteers@leevalleypark.org.uk 01992 709867

JOB: Hertfordshire Health Walks Ambassador

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Countywide Opportunities

PAY: Training & materials provided

FOR: Countryside Management Service, Hertfordshire CC

1 or 2 hours per week. Man stalls at health & wellbeing awareness events; give talks to community groups & orgs who are potential advocates (GP patient participation groups etc.) or to potential walkers (diabetes, pulmonary rehab or cardiac support groups etc.); actively seek out opportunities for promotion & building partnerships within your local community to increase awareness of & signposting to the Health Walks initiative; lobby locally, use social media & engage with press to promote the Health Walks locally; support new walks & struggling walks to ensure sustainability long-term; attend 3 x yearly Ambassador steering groups with CMS & provide feedback for the 3 x yearly Health Walk Leader meetings in your area; maintain a stock of up-to-date promotional literature (programmes, flyers, posters etc.) at libraries, GP surgeries, tourist information etc. This role requires & can help to develop the following skills: ability to think creatively & communicate the health & wellbeing messages supporting the initiative; public speaking experience & confidence speaking in front of groups; ability to motivate others into action; proactive & organised; ability to plan ahead & see a project or task through to the end. ASK: Find out more on 01992 588433, healthwalks.cms@hertfordshire.gov.uk

JOB: Practical Actions Volunteer Officer - East Sussex

BE4: 30/09/18

LOC: Hastings

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Can you commit to at least 2 days per week (Mon - Fri) for 6 months or more? Do you want to work in the environmental sector, but lack the experience to land your first job? Do you want to share your passion for the environment with others? You could try your hand at a variety of practical conservation skills, learn how to write grant bids, help run volunteer task days, etc. You will gain excellent work experience that will be valued by employers, develop a whole range of transferable skills, take part in a comprehensive training programme, & best of all join a friendly & supportive staff & volunteer team.  Previous volunteers have gone on to work for organisations such as the RSPB, RSPCA, Hastings Borough Council, The Environment Agency & The Conservation Volunteers! Training provided will include First Aid, Leading Practical Conservation Groups, Green Gym, Grant Bid Writing and Conservation Skills Training. Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be covered. ASK: For more information please contact Tim Hills on 01424 444 675 or email t.hills@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Assistants

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Farnham & Hazeley Heath RSPB Reserves

PAY: Benefits include Training, expenses


Are you able to inspire people about nature? We are looking for people to chat, help and have fun! We want to make Farnham & Hazeley Heath reserves a wonderful place for everyone. Although we do not have a visitors centre we do attend local activities and are looking for people like you who can bring the personal touch to the world of nature and be able to enthuse people about wildlife and the RSPB locally.   Your tasks will be varied but will include: assisting with guided walks; helping to set up, run a small event stand and pack away afterwards; chatting to people about our heathland reserves and the work of the RSPB; assisting with creating promotional work; creating information displays.   This is a seasonal role but we tend to be busier during the spring and summer. Time commitment: At least 1 day per month. ASK: Contact: Mary Braddock, RSPB, c/o Rural Life Centre, The Reeds, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL, 01252 795632, 07714 271024 mary.braddock@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteers

BE4: 31/8/18

LOC: London and the South East

PAY: 0

FOR: Wild Learning

Work outdoors in the school holidays to help with our outdoor holiday clubs (Wild Play) in woods across London, Surrey and Hampshire. Typical hours are 9.30 to 4.00 during school holidays only. Work as many or as few days as you like - we are very flexible! We need people who like children, and who like playing outdoors! ASK: For more details and to apply take a look at http://c-js.co.uk/2or5C8D or call Julie or Rachel on 01483 424400.

JOB: Volunteering - practical, visitor, education and ecology

BE4: 30/8/18

LOC: Walthamstow Wetlands

PAY: Reasonable travel and lunch expenses reimbursed

FOR: London Wildlife Trust

1 day a week. Join London Wildlife Trust at Walthamstow Wetlands, Europe\'s largest urban wetlands reserve. We have a range of regular volunteering opportunities including weekly habitat management sessions, surveying and monitoring wildlife on site, activity days including family events, education sessions, and public walks and talks on the site\'s industrial and natural heritage. We've 211 hectares of SSSI to manage, a fantastic range of wildlife and a great volunteer team. New volunteers are always welcome and no prior experience necessary. Our practical conservation days run weekly and we have regular induction and training sessions for ecology, education and visitor engagement volunteers. Volunteers can develop their skills and interests and reasonable expenses can be reimbursed. ASK: Contact Nadia Ward, Conservation Volunteering Officer, London Wildlife Trust by email walthamstow@wildlondon.org.uk

JOB: Events Planning Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Home or Monks Risborough

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)

2 - 4 days per month. CPRE is a national charity which fights to protect & enhance the English countryside for everyone to value & enjoy. We are looking for a volunteer to help us plan events to raise funds & awareness of our work. You'll help organise & run the day at events such as county fairs, farmers markets & planning workshops, booking speakers, organising logistics, following up on fundraising leads & communicating our message creatively through printed & social media. Some exp of running events, comfortable contacting people by phone, computer literate, well organised & can work to deadlines. Care about protecting the countryside & the environment & are able to communicate with confidence. ASK: F Lahiguera, CPRE Buckinghamshire Trustee, falahiguera@gmail.com

Volunteer Trainee Nature Reserve Warden

Based at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

Salary Range: This is an unpaid voluntary role however, travel expenses and a tailored training programme will be provided.

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector as a Nature Reserve Warden? We are looking for three people to help us with the general and practical management of a number of West Kent nature reserves, whilst gaining experience working with and leading volunteer tasks, working with stock graziers and Trust livestock, carrying out surveys and monitoring and gaining certificates for various practical skills such as brushcutter and chainsaw.

  • Closing Date: 25/06/2018
  • Sector: Countryside Ecology
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 06/06/2018

Volunteer Trainee – Guardians of the Deep Trainee

Salary Range:   This is an unpaid voluntary role however, travel expenses and a tailored training programme will be provided.

Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector? We are looking for someone to help us in the delivery of an exciting new marine awareness-raising project, whilst gaining experience in our Conservation, Policy & Evidence team.

  • Closing Date: 26/01/2018
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers Ecology Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 05/01/2018

Volunteer Trainee Nature Reserve Warden

2 posts available with the Sevenoaks Team based at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

1 post available with the Medway Valley Team based at Tyland Barn

Salary Range: This is an unpaid voluntary role however, travel expenses and a tailored training programme will be provided.

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector as a Nature Reserve Warden? We are looking for three people to help us with the general and practical management of a number of West Kent nature reserves.

  • Closing Date: 04/05/2018
  • Sector: Countryside
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 09/04/2018

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.