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JOB: RSPB Rye Meads Toddler Group Leader

BE4: as soon as possible

LOC: RSPB Rye Meads Reserve, Hoddesdon, Herts

PAY: Expenses and appropriate training

FOR: RSPB

Our popular group, focusing on outdoor play and nature activities, requires a regular leader. We are looking for a friendly person, passionate about working outdoors with young children, to plan and lead our toddler sessions. Activities include outdoor messy play, sensory activities, stories / songs, nature themed activities. You will need to: plan and lead sessions; be responsible for and confident leading a group of up to 15 children who are always accompanied by parents or carers; have a friendly and approachable manner; experienced working with children; enthusiastic about sharing your interest in the outdoors; reliable and organised; creative and adaptable. Attend training e.g. First Aid, Safeguarding. You will gain: fun outdoors enabling children have first-hand experiences of nature; new skills and insight into the work of the RSPB; running your own group with supportive staff assistance and access to resources. Every 1st & 3rd Monday 10.30 - 12 am + time for preparation, setting up and clearing away. ASK: Contact Kate Noakes, Rye Meads, 01992 708 383 rye.meads@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Hedgehog Street Volunteer

BE4: ?

IV: 24/05/2019

LOC: Battersea, London

PAY: Travel expenses covered (London only)

FOR: People's Trust for Endangered Species

1 day per week only, 3 months with possible extension. Looking for a part time volunteer to work with the Campaign Manager on the Hedgehog Street campaign. Role will involve - helping with supporter enquires, writing stories for the campaign and basic website management. Good communication skills need. Proactive and friendly volunteer with interest in environment and wildlife wanted. Experience with Microsoft Outlook and Wordpress desirable (but not essential). ASK: Find out more on https://ptes.org/about-us/vacancies/

JOB: Local Group Volunteers

BE4: 1/6/19

LOC: Locations across Essex

PAY: Training

FOR: Essex Wildlife Trust

Are you a member of Essex Wildlife Trust? Would you like to volunteer in your local area? Our local groups are small teams of active local members of the EWT who want to get involved further. Local Groups members can help raise funds for EWT core functions, they can help with delivery of magazines & newsletters, they can help manage our reserves & they can help organise local talks & events to engage people in their area with the work of EWT. The role is hugely varied & the level of involvement also varies. ASK: Further information: volunteering@essexwt.org.uk

JOB: Centre Assistants

BE4: 1/6/19

LOC: Thameside Nature Reserve / Langdon Nature Reserve / Fingringhoe Wick

PAY: Training

FOR: Essex Wildlife Trust

Are you good with people? Do you have a few hours to spare helping in our visitor centre? We are seeking centre volunteers to lend a hand, welcome people to the centres, make cups of tea & help with the retail outlets as required. Absolutely no wildlife knowledge is required but enthusiasm is essential, all the funds raised in the centres will help contribute to our on the ground conservation work. Overview: one four hour shift a week; welcoming people to the visitor centre; making teas & coffees; assisting in the retail units, helping restock, tidying & selling goods. ASK: Further information: volunteering@essexwt.org.uk

JOB: Retail Intern

BE4: 1/6/19

LOC: Langdon Nature Reserve

PAY: Training

FOR: Essex Wildlife Trust

Langdon Visitor Centre is one of eleven visitor centres owned by the Trust and is set in a stunning nature reserve of 461 acres of woodland, meadows, lakes and former plotland gardens. Langdon Nature Reserve is the largest inland reserve managed by Essex Wildlife Trust and occupies some of the highest land in the county, has some commanding views and offers miles of excellent walks, where an abundance of wildlife can be enjoyed. A beautiful wildlife garden is situated directly behind the visitor centre. We are looking for an intern to ideally commit to volunteering for 4-6 months, one day a week. You will be enthusiastic, keen to learn and get involved in all areas of the centre incl general till work, inputting goods, ordering, restocking, talking to the public, cleaning and tidying the centre. ASK: Further information: volunteering@essexwt.org.uk

JOB: Braintree Local Group Volunteers

BE4: 1/6/19

LOC: Braintree

PAY: Training

FOR: Essex Wildlife Trust

Committee Chairperson You will act as a spokesperson for the local group, chair the quarterly meetings & respond for the local group where required. The group also organise fundraising events & local walks & talks. It would be an advantage if you have a good knowledge of the local area & are used to dealing with people from all backgrounds. Volunteer Warden Working independently, you will visit the site on at least a weekly basis to act as the Trust’s eyes & ears on the reserve. You will be supported by our North West Area Reserves team who will be on hand to provide you with advice & guidance. You will patrol & inspect the reserve & deal with any problems as appropriate & carry out yearly site audits & feed this back to the team. Suitably fit to work outside & able to walk across uneven terrain & be comfortable working on your own. Outdoor Events Co-ordinator Help manage, co-ordinate & promote the programme of outdoor events on behalf of the Trust. ASK: Further information: volunteering@essexwt.org.uk

JOB: Wildlife Trainee (Education) Woolley Firs, Berkshire

BE4: ?

LOC: Woolley Firs, Cherry Garden Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LJ

PAY: Limited expenses

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

As one of 20-30 Wildlife Trainees, you will spend 2-3 days per week over a period of 6-12 months, developing your skills in environmental education, building experience in working with children in an outdoor setting & inspiring the next generation at our beautiful nature reserves. You will be involved with our varied & exciting range of educational programmes. This will incl assisting with & leading school group activities, at the centre & offsite, planning & delivering events for families & developing resources. You should have a strong interest in environmental education & conservation, working with children & enjoy engaging with people of all ages. Rel volunteering or work exp desirable. ASK: Further information: https://c-js.co.uk/2UbDwkC

JOB: Wildlife Trainee (Education) Windsor Great Park, Berkshire

BE4: ?

LOC: Windsor Great Park Environmental Centre, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire

PAY: Limited expenses

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

2-3 days per week, 6-12 months. Develop your skills in environmental education, building experience in working with children in an outdoor setting & inspiring the next generation at our beautiful nature reserves. There will be ample opportunity to be involved with our varied & exciting range of educational programmes. This will include assisting with & leading school group activities, both at the centre & offsite, planning & delivering events for families & developing resources. Applicants should have a strong interest in environmental education & conservation, working with children & enjoy engaging with people of all ages. Relevant volunteering or work experience is desirable. ASK: For more information visit https://c-js.co.uk/2K0HA2o

JOB: Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Old Hall Marshes

BE4: ASAP

LOC: Old Hall Marshes, Essex

PAY: Training / accommodation / expenses

FOR: RSPB

6 months. We are looking for an enthusiastic residential volunteer to join our small warden team at Old Hall Marshes, an internationally important wet grassland with a centuries-old grazing tradition. We want you to be involved in all aspects of reserve management and to play a part in improving how the reserve is managed for the diverse range of wildlife it supports.  The reserve programme is very varied and will allow you to gain a wealth of experience necessary for pursuing a career in nature conservation. You will need enthusiasm, a positive attitude and the ability to work as part of team. You should have a keen interest in nature and a commitment to nature conservation. You must be prepared to undertake strenuous manual labour outside in all weathers. You must be over 18 and have a full clean driving licence.  ASK: For further details https://c-js.co.uk/2I1obfQ or contact rachael.carson@rspb.org.uk, tel 01767 680551.

JOB: Retail Volunteer

BE4: 27/4/19

LOC: Headcorn, Kent

PAY: Training, uniform

FOR: The Big Cat Sanctuary

We have an exciting new role for volunteer retail assistants to help in our brand new shop at The Big Cat Sanctuary. We need you to commit to volunteering 1-2 days a week, including 2 weekend days a month, 10.00-16.00, with the opportunity to help out at our special, exclusive events. Retail experience would be beneficial but full training will be given. Please note there is no animal involvement with this role and you will need your own vehicle as we are not accessible by public transport. ASK: For more information please contact Barbara and Jenna at volunteer@pwpark.com

JOB: Eco-Ranger Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

PAY: Training / lunch voucher / uniform

FOR: Zoological Society of Hertfordshire/ Paradise Wildlife Park

Help us achieve our mission in encouraging sustainable behaviours in our visitors. If you love to take action for wildlife & all things conservation; this is the role for you! The role involves, engaging visitors in fun activities linked to topics such as recycling, climate change & poaching; participation in annual animal fundraiser events where all money raised is donated to wildlife conservation projects around the world; carrying out events & activities designed around annual conservation holidays such as World Oceans Day. There the potential to assist with other on-site & off-site education events. ASK: If you are 18+, confident in speaking to the public & have an interest in conservation email Barbara & Jenna on volunteer@pwpark.com

JOB: Dino Team Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

PAY: Training / lunch voucher / uniform

FOR: Zoological Society of Hertfordshire / Paradise Wildlife Park

Dinosaurs have arrived at Paradise Wildlife Park! We are looking to add new members to our existing Dino Team who ensure that our dinosaurs are well looked after, & our guests leave having had an outstanding experience. Volunteers will be required to commit to a one day per week place throughout the busy season. Training provided, but an interest in dinosaurs is a bonus. Role description: general visitor engagement through the World of Dinosaurs attraction, demonstrations of fossils & other artefacts, occasional photography for families in the exhibit; manning of interactive exhibits.  We are looking for confident volunteers as you will be interacting with visitors.  Volunteers will also need to be comfortable with being outside in all weathers & be able to stand for a few hours at a time. ASK: For more information contact Barbara & Jenna volunteer@pwpark.com

JOB: Housekeeping Volunteer

BE4: 27/4/19

LOC: Headcorn, Kent

PAY: Training / uniform

FOR: The Big Cat Sanctuary

We are looking for volunteer Housekeepers to assist with our 5* lodge accommodation at The Big Cat Sanctuary. Our volunteers will be helping the housekeeping team clean and prepare our lodges for our guests.  We will need you to commit to coming in once a fortnight on a long-term basis, 11am - 2pm.  Please note we are not accessible by public transport so you will need your own vehicle.  ASK: For more information please email Barbara and Jenna on volunteer@pwpark.com

JOB: Volunteer Fundraising Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Littlemore, Oxford

PAY: Training & limited expenses

FOR: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

One or two weekdays per week; can be flexible to fit around your life. Last year, BBOWT secured the future for a magical area of farmland alongside the Thames in Oxfordshire. We could only do this with generous donations from individuals and organisations. Assisting our fundraising team to research potential donors or apply for funding, you can help ensure that we have the money needed to protect wildlife in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. If you enjoy a bit of detective work, feel confident about approaching donors and would love to spend time meeting people at some of our glorious reserves, then this could be the opportunity for you! You will be part of a friendly team, learning about fundraising within a wildlife charity. Access to free meetings, events and training for volunteers. ASK: For more information about the role contact fundraising@bbowt.org.uk

JOB: Voluteer Community Fundraising Champion

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: In your local area, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire

PAY: Training & limited expenses

FOR: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Flexible! Give as much or as little time as you can spare. We know that a personal touch goes a long way in persuading people to get involved in causes that are close to their hearts, either through cash donations or getting more actively involved. Get to know your local neighbourhood and use your approachable personality to find locations for collection tins, set up fundraising events or attend local meetings. If you can travel around your local area and would like to bring people together to raise funds for wildlife then we would love to hear from you. BBOWT works to secure a better future for wildlife in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. You will be part of a friendly team, inspiring people to look after wildlife in your local area and gaining valuable fundraising experience. Access to free meetings, events and training for volunteers. ASK: For more information about the role contact fundraising@bbowt.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Centre Volunteers at College Lake

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring

PAY: Training & limited expenses

FOR: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Any time, however large or small, during the week, weekends or bank holidays. As soon as visitors arrive at College Lake, we want them to have a memorable and enjoyable visit. As one of our remarkable team of ‘meet and greet’ volunteers, you will help people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, experience and learn about our wonderful wildlife. By communicating the value of nature, we believe people become more inclined to care for their environment and take action to preserve wildlife. If you enjoy meeting people and would like to share your enthusiasm with others then this could be just the role you are looking for. No prior knowledge needed! We will provide you with appropriate training and information. Access to free meetings, events and training for volunteers. ASK: Contact collegelake@bbowt.org.uk to find out more.

JOB: Flatford Wildlife Garden Welcome Team Member

BE4: Ongoing

IV: 03/05/2019

LOC: East Bergholt, Colchester CO7 6UL (Essex/Suffolk border)

PAY: Training & travel expenses, uniform provided

FOR: RSPB

1-2 days a month on a flexible basis, or more if you can. April to October. Welcome volunteers needed for 2019 season at Flatford Wildlife Garden! The garden is a haven for nature and wildlife, and we would like you to be part of that, welcoming adults and children to the garden, inspiring them about how to help the natural world around them, and about the work of the RSPB. Other tasks include encouraging visitors to support the work of the RSPB through donations and membership, opening and closing the garden, taking part in family activities during the holidays, fundraising, and some general tasks like topping up bird feeders, watering and keeping paths clear. The garden is open from April until October, and volunteering hours are Mon-Sun 10am to 4:45pm on a flexible half day rota basis. ASK: Contact Clare Westley at stourestuary@rspb.org.uk or call the office on 01206 391153 to discuss.

JOB: Volunteer Stock Watcher at Warburg Reserve, Oxfordshire

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Warburg reserve, near Henley, Oxfordshire

PAY: Training

FOR: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Once a week, or more if you can make it! Exact times can be flexible to fit around your life. At BBOWT, our cows, sheep and ponies are an essential part of our conservation team. They munch their way through invasive scrub and churn up the soil so it makes varied habitat mosaics at a tiny level for nature to inhabit. Their welfare is crucially important so we need to look after this team of intrepid animals whatever the weather. If you are reasonably fit, like being outdoors and are able to make a regular commitment, you can help us with our daily checks to ensure the animals are healthy, watered and well-fed. No prior knowledge needed! We will provide you with appropriate training and information. Access to free meetings, events and training for volunteers. ASK: Find out more about how you can become one of our volunteer stock watchers at Warburg from our Warden, Kelly Hedges by emailing kellyhedges@bbowt.org.uk

JOB: Residential Project Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing, until mid-May 2019

IV: 17/05/2019

LOC: Various residential activity centres/similar within 2 hrs' of London

PAY: Accom & food

FOR: Free to Be Kids

6 continuous days (on a residential project) in July - August 2019. Can you spare a week to help get particularly disadvantage inner-city London kids out into the countryside for a week this summer? Free to Be Kids work with particularly disadvantaged children (aged 8-14) to help them experience feeling valued, brave, adventurous and successful - often for the first time in a long time. They achieve this principally via taking 'hard to reach' children out of London on residential projects based in natural environments. From torchlit nightwalks through the woods, paddling a canoe across a lake, or roasting marshmallows together under the stars, they need energetic and active volunteers to spend 6 days looking after groups of children during the residentials. No experience needed, but enthusiasm and energy are a must! Time commitment: 1 day's training in London/Oxford; 6 days on a residential during the Easter, Summer or October school holidays. ASK: . Visit www.freetobekids.org.uk/volunteer to watch our volunteer recruitment video and apply.

JOB: Tree Health Surveyors

BE4: N/A

LOC: Various locations*

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are recruiting volunteer Tree Health Surveyors for our Observatree project (in the areas below) to carry out surveys of woods and trees for the presence and absence of specific pests and diseases on common tree species. In fact, recording negative sightings of disease (healthy host trees) is just as important. Surveyors are sometimes asked to carry out targeted surveys for specific pests and diseases during new outbreaks and also have the option to set up their own sentinel tree plots to monitor the health of individual trees. *Locations: North and South Wales; North Cornwall and Devon; Hampshire; Oxfordshire; Berkshire; Kent; Cambridgeshire; Norfolk; Scotland; The North East and the North West. ASK: For further details about this role: https://c-js.co.uk/2Sgo9FN

JOB: Hedgerow Surveyors

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Maidstone Area, Kent

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: Old Chalk New Downs Project, Kent County Council

We are looking to recruit a small team of dedicated volunteer surveyors to work on a hedgerow survey project. The survey is part of a bigger Heritage Lottery funded project called Old Chalk New Downs. The aim of the hedgerow survey is to ground truth a previously completed desktop study of historic hedgerows. The project will be using the “Hedgerow Survey Handbook” which is a nationally agreed methodology for recording the wildlife and cultural significance of hedgerows. ASK: For further information please contact matthew.pitts@kent.gov.uk

JOB: Swingbridge Community Boat Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: Surrey

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Surrey Care Trust

Surrey Care Trust needs people with all sorts of talents to help run Swingbridge: an aptitude for the practical side of boats, an enthusiasm for environmental work and above all the ability to motivate and enthuse others. A number of our trainees and some of our volunteers need support from others in the team. ASK: For more information email info@swingbridge.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Outdoor Leaders - Youth

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Chatham Green, Chelmsford, Essex

PAY: Expenses & training

FOR: Wilderness Foundation UK

Volunteer Outdoor Leaders required for our environmental youth programme at our Essex base. Placements include: school visit group leaders (week days), forest school assistants (Saturdays), holiday day camps leaders (school holidays). Time commitment to suit, can be 1 - 5 days per month. Applicants should have: an interest in nature and the outdoors, an approachable and welcoming demeanour suitable for working with children aged 5 - 10yrs, ability to work safely and responsibly with children in the outdoors. Excellent opportunity to engage young people with the natural world, build experience and skills and get some quality outdoor activity for yourself too. ASK: Please contact jenna@wildernessfoundation.org.uk 0300 123 3073 for a volunteer form. A DBS will be processed through us, and you will be asked to complete basic child protection training.

JOB: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Bournemouth

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

An exciting opportunity to support our Visitor Centre at Kingfisher Barn, the gateway to the Stour Valley Nature Reserve. With over 90,000 visitors a year you'll be welcoming people to the Centre, letting them know about the local area & showing them round the Centre exhibition. Can you provide a warm welcome to all visitors, hand out information & make a good cup of tea? Full training given, & don't worry - you don't need to be a 'font of all knowledge' on the area, although some local knowledge would be beneficial. For those with green fingers, there is plenty to be done in the wildlife garden too. Whether you can help with a morning a month or become a regular weekly volunteer, we'd love to hear from you. ASK: Contact: info@bournemouthparksfoundation.org.uk 01202 451513

JOB: Park Explorers Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: National Trust Morden Hall Park

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

Monday mornings during school term times. Help to lead an innovative programme of weekly activities for children aged from 18 months to 4 years and their parents/carers. Set up for sessions, using and maintaining resources and equipment appropriately, and ensuring that it is returned to its proper storage place after use. Monitor the quality of the work through evaluation and informal feedback. Manage the daily finance of the activities including taking money, recording and following financial procedures. Work with the Learning Assistant and the rest of the team to ensure that all sessions are adequately resourced and staffed in advance. Act as a good ambassador for the National Trust, providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors. Learn about Morden Hall Park as a whole so you can tell our visitors about it. ASK: To apply for this role, please complete the online application form on the National Trust Volunteering web page, or alternatively contact the Learning Assistant for more details at mordenhallparklearning@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Little Tern Warden

BE4: June 2019

LOC: South Swale Nature Reserve, Seasalter Road, Faversham, Kent CT5 4BP

PAY: Training will be provided on wildlife identification. Reasonable Travel expenses will be reimbersed

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We need your help to help the little terns successfully breed. You can do this by talking to the public about little terns and encouraging them not to walk on Castle Coote where they breed. Informing the public about the reserve and monitoring the colony of rare birds as well as other birds and wildlife found there. If you love being outdoors and keeping active, this role is for you. You will be monitoring a small group of little terns and other sea birds found on the reserve. Engaging with members of the public about the reserve and how to enjoy it without disturbing the little terns. Ideally it would be once a week throughout May, June and July with bookable shift patterns. ASK: To Apply: 01622 662012 volunteering@kentwildlife.org.uk https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/get-involved

JOB: Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Assistants

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Farnham & Hazeley Heath RSPB Reserves

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

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: Surrey Countryside Partnerships Voluntary Internships

BE4: Ongoing

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

PAY: Experience

FOR: Surrey Countryside Partnerships (Hosted By 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 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 and CV to: countrysidepartnershipsteam@surreycc.gov.uk. Find out more: https://c-js.co.uk/2wttDTU.

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. Get buckets of exp – two new gardens every time. Free training in gardening & power tool use. All PPE, tools, equipment, lunches & travel costs covered. ASK: To book a place, arrange a taster day or for more info Sarah Holloway, 01707 255177 sarah.holloway@groundwork.org.uk https://www.groundwork.org.uk/east

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: Events & Activities

BE4: N / A

LOC: Arundel Wetland Centre

PAY:

FOR: WWT

As part of our Arundel team you will be supporting WWT to provide our visitors with a great day out, encouraging them to engage with and support our work to save wetlands for life. We may also need your help to run a central information desk providing advice and activities for all our visitors. This will involve: helping staff deliver informal activities and seasonal events throughout the year, such as pond dipping, bug hunting, puddle jumping, and our Lego workshops. Supporting staff with meeting and greeting and accompanying other special events. Providing support to staff in the set up and clearing away of equipment for activities. Keeping up to date with the latest news and events at the centre and talking to visitors about forthcoming events and activities that may be of interest. Preferably one day a week over weekends, bank holidays and school holidays 9.30am - 4.30pm. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2VLYsL9 and complete an application form.

JOB: Voluntary Trustees x 3

BE4: 30/4/19

IV: 30/04/2019

LOC: Southampton, Stirling & Edinburgh

PAY: 0

FOR: Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Are you passionate about bumblebees and nature? Do you have the skills and enthusiasm to help us reverse pollinator decline? The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for 3 new trustees to join its Board.  The Trust is entering an exciting period of new strategic development and you would help steer development to achieve the Trust’s aims and to ensure that the charity is managed effectively. The Trust is committed to valuing others and treating everyone with respect. The Trust recognises the value of a Board and staff team that come from diverse backgrounds and offers fresh perspectives and ideas. As a result, the Trust is keen to welcome applications from all. ASK: Please go to our website for more details and how to apply: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/vacancies/

JOB: Horticultural Therapy Volunteer

BE4: 30/6/19

IV: 30/06/2019

LOC: Ryton Gardens, Coventry

PAY: Training / travel expenses

FOR: Ryton Organic Gardens

We have provided ‘Growth’, an overarching social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) programme, for more than 20 years at Ryton Organic Gardens. Our specialist, trained and experienced staff and volunteers work with individuals to establish what their interests are and the skills and outcomes they hope to achieve by working with us. We design and provide organic, therapeutic and social activities in our specifically designed gardens. We also develop broader life skills including; team work, communications, building positive relationships and managing boundaries. We currently work with adults with disabilities / autism, disadvantaged young people and more recently those living with dementia and those with a caring role. Our volunteers support the Education Officer / Horticultural Therapist in delivering a meaningful experience to young people or adults with a range of Special Educational Needs and / or challenging behavioural needs. ASK: Chat: 024 7630 8208. For further details and an application form email hr@gardenorganic.org.uk. Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Bpx5Py

JOB: Conservation Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Staunton Country Park, Havant

PAY: Parking, refreshments, training

FOR: Hampshire County Council

This role will work alongside other volunteers and Staunton Country Park Ranger staff to carry out a wide variety of conservation tasks. This is an exciting time for Staunton Country Park which has recently been awarded a £2.75 million Heritage Lottery Funded grant to enhance its physical environment and upgrade community facilities for visitors. Dependent on the seasons, typical conservation tasks include:  coppicing, woodland management and dead hedge laying and scrub management; installing and maintaining gates, fences, signs and benches; keeping footpaths accessible by clearing overgrowing vegetation and maintaining the surface; wildlife surveying and monitoring. No specific skills are needed, although most of the work is based outdoors so an interest in the countryside and a willingness to work in all weathers is desirable. A basic level of fitness is needed as conservation tasks require physical activity on uneven terrain. Flexible time commitment. ASK: Email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

JOB: Woodland working group member - Swan and Cygnet Woods - Stock - Essex

BE4: N / A

LOC: Stock, Essex, CM4 9QW

PAY: Expenses will be paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for active enthusiastic people to join our Woodland Working Group at Swan and Cygnet Woods in Essex.  The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading conservation charity, caring for the long term management and conservation of Swan and Cygnet Woods. Old blends nicely with new at Swan Wood and its appropriately named smaller recently planted neighbour, Cygnet Wood. Swan Wood is an ancient site with both a distinctive and delightful character. As a Woodland Working Group Member you will form part of a working group of volunteers that focuses on performing practical tasks within the Woodland Trust’s sites. ASK: Please visit our website for further details & to apply via a short form: https://c-js.co.uk/2Kmc9hY

JOB: Trustee

BE4: N / A

LOC: Home or Monks Risborough

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Campaign to Protect Rural England Buckinghamshire

4-6 meetings per year. Do you care about protecting the Buckinghamshire countryside? Are you a champion for affordable, sustainable housing - but in the right places? Please consider joining CPRE Buckinghamshire as a trustee. This is an ideal opportunity for people who live in and love Buckinghamshire and who want to support environmental and conservation campaigns. You will be part of the local branch of a highly regarded, national charity and feel part of a friendly and highly-engaged group. Experience in planning, media or fundraising would be especially appreciated. ASK: Contact: F Lahiguera, CPRE Buckinghamshire Trustee, falahiguera@gmail.com

JOB: Park Explorers Leaders

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: Event Volunteer - Mass Engagement

BE4: N / A

LOC: Birmingham, Hereford, Oxford, York

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

The Events Programming Team work nationally across the Woodland Trust to deliver mass audience events which raise brand awareness of the Woodland Trust. The aim is to engage and inspire those audiences about the aims and work of the Woodland Trust and to encourage them to get involved and support our cause. We are looking for volunteers to assist us at events in 2019 in the following locations: Birmingham; Hay-on-Wye, Hereford; Oxford; Castle Howard, York. You will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills, to volunteer alongside the staff at the event, to engage with large audiences and support our delivery of events. As part of our events team you will: be part of the staff rota for an event; attend pre-event briefing calls over the telephone / video conferencing; engage with the public and deal with questions and queries at the event; give post-event feedback so each event can be evaluated going forward; collect names and addresses of members of the public, adhering to data protection / GDPR; help with tidying up after the event. Please only apply if you are interested in volunteering at one or more of the above locations. ASK: For further details and to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2CqpRw7

Volunteer Trainee Nature Reserve Warden - Sevenoaks x 2

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

Based at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector as a Nature Reserve Warden? We are looking for someone to help us with the general and practical management of Sevenoaks Nature Reserve, 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: 29/04/2019
  • Sector: Arboriculture Countryside Ecology Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 29/03/2019


Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.