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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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18 pages in total, the lead article is from the Ancient Tree Forum on the importance and management of veteran trees. Having discovered the difference between veteran & ancient trees we also find out from the Woodland Trust how managing an ancient woodland is different from any other woodland. Forest Research provide an update on tree health describing some of the new threats. The Tree Council discuss their work with Ash Dieback and the threat it poses to non-woodland trees. The Orchard habitat and how to manage orchards is provided by People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES). Building your career in forestry from Royal Forestry Society (RFS) and the importance of education and learning. Dr James Walmsley at Bangor University talks about the differences between commercial forestry work and a career in arboriculture. Rounding off nicely with a ‘day in the life’ of Amelia Williams, a Tree Officer for Test Valley Borough Council. Read it here http://c-js.co.uk/CJSFocus

 




JOB: Devon Countryside Access Forum Members

BE4: 09/02/2018

LOC: Devon

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Devon County Council

The Devon Countryside Access Forum is a statutory local access forum under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000. It has seventeen members who advise on the "improvement of public access to land for the purposes of open-air recreation & the enjoyment of the area..." The Forum gives independent advice to a number of Government bodies in addition to Devon County Council, district & borough councils & parish & town councils. All applications considered & we would love to hear from landowners & managers, access users & people with other rel professional interests such as planning, education, sport, sustainable transport & business. You can: contribute to the debate, sharing your exp & expertise from your specific field; meet & work with others, listening to & sharing ideas on solving access problems; influence local & UK policy affecting access; receive regular local & national access information updates. ASK: http://www.devon.gov.uk/dcaf

JOB: Volunteer Countryside Ranger

BE4: 3/12/17

LOC: Salcombe, South Devon

PAY: Training and free accommodation in shared bungalow

FOR: National Trust

4 days a week for 6 months. Exciting opportunity to work with a small ranger team in a stunning coastal property. Carry out practical estate management work throughout the area – part of the South Devon AONB. Working with the team, you will learn practical conservation skills & high quality site management to ensure visitors have an enjoyable experience throughout the estate that we manage. Training provided & free accommodation in shared bungalow in a beautiful but isolated location 20 minutes from the workshop. Some experience in working with volunteers & other groups with a good understanding of the countryside & recreation. Experience of the use of hand tools. Excellent communication skills & a ‘have a go’ attitude & drive to improve & succeed. Ability to work outside in all weathers. Driving licence & own transport essential.   ASK: emma.reece@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Student Placement 2018/2019 Wetlands Research

BE4: 03/01/2018

LOC: Fordingbridge

PAY: Accommodation / £100 pw / expenses

FOR: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

One undergraduate student placement. This team undertakes research on woodcock, lapwings & other breeding waders, but also on issues relating to the habitats they utilise. The research ranges from fundamental ecology to investigating solutions to specific conservation issues. Enthusiastic, motivated individual to be involved in projects on woodcock & lapwings. Winter fieldwork will involve studying woodcock foraging behaviour & there will be opportunities to assist with capture & tagging of birds. There will be a night-time component to this fieldwork. During spring & summer, fieldwork will involve surveying lapwings & redshank for a large-scale wader recovery project & will incl finding nests & monitoring broods, assessing predator abundance & recording vegetation. ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2AqfVhJ Send CV & letter explaining why you are interested in the placement & to arrange to have your tutor send a reference contact Dr Andrew Hoodless, Head of Wetland Research 01425 651 031 ahoodless@gwct.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Fundraiser (Pin Badges)

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: South West - Home Based

PAY: Training / equipment

FOR: RSPB

Do you want to do something rewarding for nature? It only takes a couple of hours a month! It doesn't matter if you are retired, employed, unemployed or just looking for something to do by becoming a pin badge volunteer in your area, looking after our pin badge boxes you will be able to raise vital funds for nature. Managing the boxes is easy & flexible working around your lifestyle giving you the chance to get out & about in your area, developing your fundraising & communication skills which can be added to your CV. Gaining you useful skills while being part of the movement to save nature. Everything you need will be provided & you will have the support of the area community fundraiser to guide you on your volunteering experience. ASK: Anna Canvin 01392 453753 anna.canvin@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Student Placement 2018/2019 Computer Science & Wildlife Research

BE4: 03/01/2018

LOC: Fordingbridge

PAY: Accommodation / £100 pw / expenses

FOR: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

One undergraduate student placement available. The placement will be split between the Trust’s IT, Biometrics & GIS teams, liaising with other research staff as needed. These teams are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the IT systems within the Trust, managing the Trust’s long-term research databases & carrying out data mapping & analyses. You will apply IT solutions to a variety of wildlife research projects, involving database construction & design, scripting & application development. The database work will require SQL database upgrades & maintenance. The student will use their skills to allow for more efficient & modern data collection & analysis, including web-based data entry & helping to automate standard statistical analysis of long-term datasets. The successful student needs to be familiar with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA); PHP / ASP scripting; relational database design; Python. ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2AqfVhJ Send CV & letter explaining why you are interested in the placement & to arrange to have your tutor send a reference contact Dr Julie Ewald, Head of Geographic Information Science, 01425 651005 jewald@gwct.org.uk

JOB: Student Placement 2018/2019 GIS & Farmland Wildlife Conservation Research

BE4: 03/01/2018

LOC: Fordingbridge / Southern England

PAY: Accommodation / £100 pw / expenses

FOR: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

One sandwich student placement available. The placement will be split between the Trust’s GIS & Grey Partridge ecology teams.   The GIS team is an active team involved in all aspects of spatial data analysis within the Trust. In addition, this team is responsible for running the Partridge Count Scheme, which forms the basis of the Trust's work, encouraging farmers across the country to conserve grey partridges.   You will assist with GIS data entry & analysis in support of work associated with Grey Partridge & the Partridge project. You will be involved in wildlife & habitat monitoring on lowland farmland, field data entry & the analysis of monitoring data. Training will be given in GIS software (ArcGIS). Proficient in MS Office. Exp with this software, as well as statistical analysis or computer programming, would be an advantage. As would good field skills in ornithology & wildlife in general. You will be expected to work to a high standard, with attention to detail being very important. A driving licence is necessary for fieldwork. ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2AqfVhJ Send CV & letter explaining why you are interested in the placement & to arrange to have your tutor send a reference contact Dr Julie Ewald, Head of Geographic Information Science, 01425 651005 jewald@gwct.org.uk

JOB: Student Placement 2018/2019 GIS with Wetlands Research secondment

BE4: 03/01/2018

LOC: Fordingbridge / Southern England

PAY: Accommodation / £100 pw / expenses

FOR: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Two student placements available to be split across the Trust's GIS & Wetland teams. This is a unique opportunity, combining field research, mapping & statistical analytical skills. The secondment with the GWCT's Wetland team will involve fieldwork on the Sussex Study area, working with lapwing on arable land. It will take place from approximately March to June, during the lapwing breeding season & for those months the students will work within the Wetlands team. Training will be given in GIS software (ArcGIS) & MSAccess. Proficient in MS Office. Exp with GIS, as well as statistical analysis or computer programming (e.g. in R) advantageous. Able to work long hours in the field, often in inclement conditions, & are expected to have suitable outdoor wear. A full driving licence. ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2AqfVhJ Send CV & letter explaining why you are interested in the placement & to arrange to have your tutor send a reference contact Dr Julie Ewald, Head of Geographic Information Science, 01425 651005 jewald@gwct.org.uk

JOB: Student Placement 2018/2019 Farmland Ecology Unit (FEU)

BE4: 03/01/2018

LOC: Fordingbridge

PAY: Accommodation / £100 pw / expenses

FOR: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Two undergraduate student placements available. The FEU investigates the ecology & management of wildlife within farmed areas, with an emphasis on entomology & ornithology. Insects perform many functions on farmland but three of the most important are: their value as food items for farmland birds & bats of which many species have undergone severe declines in recent decades; their contribution to biological control of crop pests; in pollination of crop & wild plants. Much of our research focuses on these subjects using either core funds or those received from external grants. The Trust always aims to ensure that the research findings are used practically & many of the options within the current agri-environment schemes are a consequence of our research. This work continues today as the schemes require further revision. Applicants would be expected to be physically fit & possess a driving licence. ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2AqfVhJ Send CV & letter explaining why you are interested in the placement & to arrange to have your tutor send a reference contact Dr Niamh McHugh Post-doctoral Scientist Farmland Ecology Unit, 01425 651 057 nmchugh@gwct.org.u

JOB: Student Placement 2018/2019 Lowland Game & Wildlife Research (LGR)

BE4: 03/01/2018

LOC: Fordingbridge

PAY: Accommodation / £100 pw / expenses

FOR: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

One student placement available. The LGR undertakes research relating to lowland game & wildlife & the habitats they share, in particular woodlands & farmland. The research is usually applied & based on a fieldwork data collection programme. There is a likelihood that you would be involved in some fieldwork, data handling & analysis. You should be able to expand your exp in ecological experimental design, database construction & data analysis, fieldwork techniques incl wildlife surveys, maybe using GPS & GIS. There would be the opportunity to work on more than one project, within the LGR or within the GWCT. Confident & able student with an interest in or at least an appreciation of game management & shooting. Data handling & analysis skills might be useful as would bird or plant ID skills. ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2AqfVhJ Send CV & letter explaining why you are interested in the placement & to arrange to have your tutor send a reference contact Dr Rufus Sage, Head of Lowland Gamebird Research Unit 01425 651 030 rsage@gwct.org.uk

JOB: Student Placement 2018/2019 Scottish Lowland Research

BE4: 03/01/2018

LOC: Aberdeenshire

PAY: Accommodation / £100 pw / expenses

FOR: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

One student undergraduate placement at our new Cromar Farming With Nature (CFWN) project. We could accommodate the student for up to a year if required, or shorter periods as necessary. The CFWN project is comprised of the Game & Wildlife Scottish Demonstration Farm (GWSDF) & the MacRobert Trust land nearby. These two areas combine to provide a huge study site supporting a wide diversity of habitats & wildlife. On both areas we are working on a number of projects, but focusing currently on investigating the ecological & economic impacts of rabbits, factors influencing the breeding success of waders & thrushes, documenting the distribution of breeding raptors & experimenting with ‘Agrilasers’ as a means to control the movements of an array of mammals as part of a new EU LIFE project. Confident & able with an interest in ecology & in working outdoors. You must be happy to be based in a remote, rural location. Some data handling & analysis skills might be useful as would bird ID or other field skills. ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2AqfVhJ Send CV & letter explaining why you are interested in the placement & to arrange to have your tutor send a reference contact Dr Dave Parish, Head of Scottish Lowland Research 01382 581 111 07889 891956 dparish@gwct.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Mortonall, Edinburgh

PAY: Training / travel expenses

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

You will be assisting & learning from the current volunteer & senior project officer. You could spend your time trying a variety of practical conservation skills travelling to community gardens, parks & reserves around Edinburgh, or engage with communities & schools. As confidence & skills develop, you will take a leading role on the practical volunteering days helping load & maintain tools & supervise other volunteers. When appropriate you will do extra days supporting us with advertising & administrative tasks. You will gain excellent work exp valued by employers, develop a whole range of transferable skills, & best of all join a friendly & supportive team in a camping park in the South of Edinburgh. Willing to lead a group; work well in a team; passionate about the environment & conservation; time management skills; willing to drive the mini-van of volunteers; full driving licence held for a year. Knowledge & exp in practical conservation; conservation & ecology; community & public engagement; exp leading a group or team. ASK: Please contact Diane Obst diane.obst@tcv.org.uk 07824 522314

JOB: Woodland Management Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Scottish Borders (Central Area)

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Nature Unlimited

A minimum commitment of half a day per week over a 12 week period is desirable. We require volunteers for our employability skills programme. We will support disadvantaged young people & vulnerable adults to develop skills in working as a team, basic woodland management, growing & cooking healthy food & green woodworking techniques. You will be part of a friendly team & receive regular training & support. Sessions take place in a woodland in all weather & will be based mainly in the Galashiels area. No exp required as you will receive necessary training but you should enjoy working with people in the outdoors in all weathers. ASK: Jan 07711 837485 info@natureunlimited.scot

JOB: Wildlife Surveyor

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Eglinton Country Park

PAY: Training opportunities available

FOR: North Ayrshire Ranger Service

1 day per week. North Ayrshire Ranger Service requires your help to build a picture of the wildlife within Eglinton Country Park & the surrounding District area. Whether you are a beginner or an expert surveyor, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Report what you see whilst out walking or take part in a regular survey. Lots of support & training available. No experience required. ASK: Contact North Ayrshire Ranger Service 01294 551776 eglintoncountrypark@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

JOB: Conservation Volunteer - North East

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Dundee - to cover North East Scotland

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Any full day Monday to Thursday. We are looking for volunteers to work with our Reserves Project Officer based at Dundee to undertake a varied range of outdoor practical tasks on our nature reserves such as grassland, woodland & peat bog management. Travel from Dundee to the work sites & back is provided. You should be interested in the environment & carrying out physical work outdoors sometimes in poor weather. Willing to work as part of a team. ASK: Peter Gilbert pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Grangemouth (covering East Central Scotland)

PAY: 0

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Any day Monday to Thursday. You are free to choose your commitment but if you volunteer, you must be available for a full day. A varied range of outdoor practical tasks on our nature reserves such as grassland, woodland & peat bog management. Travel from Grangemouth to the work sites & back is provided. You should be interested in the environment & interested in carrying out physical work outdoors sometimes in poor weather. Willing to work as part of a team. ASK: pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Assistant Warden (Brownsea Island)

BE4: ASAP

LOC: Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour

PAY: Accommodation*

FOR: Dorset Wildlife Trust

4 days per week, with 3 days off, covering the winter season & will complete on 31/3/18. The role involves assisting the teams on Brownsea Island in a range of activities with a focus on practical habitat management as well as public liaison & engagement. *This is a 'live-in' post in a self-contained flat with the volunteer expected to share in some reasonable evening / weekend cover for guided walks etc. You will need to be physically fit, ability to work outdoors in all weathers, able to work with people of all ages & abilities, & have good communication skills. Must have a driving licence. Preferably age 21+. ASK: Ref: spd251117 http://c-js.co.uk/2z4pHGS Chat: Luke Johns 01202 709445 Apply: send CV & covering letter to brownsea@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk or post to The Villa, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset, BH13 7EE

JOB: Trainee Ranger

BE4: 26/11/2017

LOC: Branscombe, East Devon

PAY: Training & travel

FOR: National Trust

1 year. This role focuses on practical countryside work & you will receive on-the-job training & develop new skills in conservation as you carry out coppicing, hedgelaying, step-building, vegetation clearance & fencing works. You will get involved in local events & educational activities, giving you the opportunity to develop a full set of ranger skills. Sponsored by Sid Vale Association, you will receive first aid at work training & NPTC cert in chainsaw, brushcutter & pesticides as well as a trailer licence. Passion for nature & the outdoors & willing to work outside with volunteer teams whatever the weather. A good level of fitness & full driving licence. Rel volunteering exp desirable. Must be 18+ & live in East Devon. ASK: CV & covering letter detailing why you are applying & any rel exp you have lucy.buckingham@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Forest Warden

BE4: 31/01/2018

LOC: Epping Forest

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: City of London, Open Spaces Department

16 hours per month min. Wardens carry out a host of tasks so diverse that there are many opportunities to acquire new skills & knowledge. Tasks incl: carrying out survey work; lead conservation tasks; assist with public engagement; help with events; support the forest keepers. No formal quals required but candidates must have a love of Epping Forest & an interest in natural history. Self-motivated, outgoing local people who can communicate to a wide & varied audience. Enjoy meeting & working with people, providing assistance in a polite & constructive manner. Prev exp of volunteering advantageous. Age 18 & above. ASK: 0208 5321010 http://c-js.co.uk/2xTqT2q martin.whitfield@cityoflondon.gov.uk

JOB: Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Scotland

PAY: ?

FOR: Scottish Countryside Rangers Association

The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA) is looking for volunteers from its current membership, or from people who support the work of the Association aims. You would be assisting in our membership drive, supporting regional groups & assisting in the following topic groups: training, education, SCRA professional qual & youth awards, communication, editorship. SCRA offers you the opportunity to extend your knowledge & understanding of rangering in Scotland. It should assist you in building your CV. If you only wish to volunteer to do conservation work we can direct you to your nearest group. Our quest is about building a committed volunteer team to assist SCRA into the future. ASK: rangerbobreid@gmail.com

JOB: County Dragonfly Recorder x 4

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cornwall (East & West), Somerset (North) & Monmouthshire

PAY: Expenses; training & resources available

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

Flexible hours, long term commitment. Main responsibilities incl overseeing the collation, validation & verification of dragonfly records for your area, & writing annual updates for Darter magazine. CDRs are also encouraged to promote recording & volunteering activity in their area. The role is flexible, depending on volunteer’s interests & availability; additional activities can incl starting up the local BDS groups, representing the BDS at events & running dragonfly workshops. As a CDR you will be at the heart of BDS operations, directly contributing to the protection of dragonflies in your county. The BDS can offer you a range of support in your new role, incl: training, guidance, equipment & resources. Desirable attributes include: basic IT literacy, familiarity with iRecord, dragonfly ID skills & recording exp. ASK: http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk

JOB: Employability & Training Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: North Lanarkshire

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: Seven Lochs Wetland Park

TCV Scotland's Seven Lochs Training & Employability programme is open to North Lanarkshire residents 16 years & over & a 13 week accredited award (SQA) which provides work exp & employability training using a range of environmental activities (e.g. landscaping, horticulture, heritage conservation) at a range of local greenspaces. Each programme is tailored to the participants, with progression, confidence building & skills development being our main focus. We incl HSE & Lantra accredited training into our programmes. ASK: Ali Lawson, 07436 533240 a.lawson@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Service Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Rushmere Country Park, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0EB

PAY: Training / experience

FOR: Greensand Trust

5 hpw, 11am - 4pm. Provide accurate & up-to-date information for visitors to the area, hand out printed information, promote upcoming events/activities & deal with face-to-face queries. Litter pick around the Visitor Centre & rota check all public areas & ensure they are clean & tidy, reporting any issues/feedback. Sell items & take payment for car & cycle permits. Friendly, enthusiastic & welcoming personality. Able to talk to a wide range of different people, exp of working with the public & able to handle confrontation. Flexible, reliable & able to work within a team & alone. Numeracy skills. A love of wildlife & wild things. ASK: Sarah Preston, Volunteer Coordinator, 01525 234260, sarah.preston@greensandtrust.org

JOB: Forest School / Wild Play Volunteer

BE4: 01/12/2017

LOC: Bath City Farm, Kelston View, Bath BA21NW

PAY: ?

FOR: Bath City Farm

Our mission is to build a caring, healthy & cohesive community through the involvement of local people especially those who are disadvantaged, in the development & maintenance of a productive green space, where they are able to learn about sustainable farming & food growing, acquire new skills & develop new friendships. Our projects use food-growing, looking after animals & exploring the natural world to instil a sense of community & develop self-belief. You will help with our outdoor farm clubs for children & young people, incl our: after school club, outdoor toddler group, bush craft youth group & our farm club. Exp of working with children & interested in playing outdoors, feeding the animals, cooking on a campfire & pond dipping. ASK: Kilda Meadows kilda@bathcityfarm.org.uk incl details of exp & availability. http://www.bathcityfarm.org.uk

JOB: Work Experience Placements

BE4: 15/12/2017

LOC: Jersey

PAY: ?

FOR: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Summer placements starting May / June 2018 to September 2018 & year placements starting 1 September 2018 to August 2019. This will give you a unique understanding of working for an international conservation organisation & provide valuable exp to add to your CV showing future employers that you are committed to a career in the conservation sector. There is the chance to develop your skills across a variety of deps incl the mammal, bird, herpetology, lab & veterinary, & marketing depts. There is the opportunity to complete research projects & dissertations during your placement. If you are required to complete a research project during your placement please indicate this on your application. ASK: Chat: Eluned Price eluned.price@durrell.org 01534 860044. Apply: CV & a letter to eluned.price@durrell.org stating whether you are applying for a summer or year placement, & your preferred depts. Info: http://wildlife.durrell.org/jobs/

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Plymouth & Surrounding Area

PAY: Training

FOR: Plymouth Environmental Action(PEA)

We carry out a variety of projects including: tree planting; beach cleans; species & habitat surveys; wildlife pond creation; hedgelaying; invasive plant species management (e.g. rhododendron, parrotfeather, Himalayan balsam etc.); coppicing (a traditional woodland management technique); dry stone walling, to name but a few! Events each weekend, but no requirement to commit to a certain number of days. You will gain valuable nature conservation skills in countryside management, such as how to create & restore important habitats for wildlife & people. You will also gain other key skills such as communication, team working & leadership. If you are really keen you may want to progress to become a Volunteer Project Officer (VPO) & get more involved 'behind the scenes' planning & leading practical projects & social events. You don't need to have any skills, experience or abilities to join as a volunteer; all you need is a love of the outdoors & be a good team player. ASK: Chris Bond, plymouthenvironmentalaction@hotmail.co.uk http://www.pea-volunteering.co.uk

JOB: Various Volunteer Roles

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Exe Estuary, Exeter

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

Help to make a difference on the amazing Exe Estuary reserves. We have a variety of roles such as practical conservation, assisting with events, manning the Bowling Green Marsh hide, data recording, dragonfly surveys & more. We aim to find a role that suits you & fits around other commitments. Great chance to meet like-minded volunteers / make new friends. Flexible, 1 day a week would be ideal. No special skills required, just enthusiasm & willingness to work with others. ASK: 01392 833311 eleanor.gifford@rspb.org.uk or tom.pace@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Conservation Volunteer Co-ordinator

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. Over 18 & reasonably fit. ASK: Julie Bond, 0131 4580315 jbond@nts.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Citizen Scientist In Grassland Ecology

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: University of the West of England, Bristol

PAY: Experience & certificate

FOR: The Dry Project, University of the West of England

One day a week (flexible but 3 days min commitment).  Volunteers will help carry out grassland surveys in rainout shelters (which stimulate drought conditions) by monitoring the dates at which different species start to flower & the number & species of pollinators & invertebrates. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience on a large-scale scientific project, learn identification skills, about grassland ecology, & the impacts of drought & climate change on the environment. You will receive a certificate detailing the number of hours spent on the project & essential skills acquired. No experience needed only interest in learning about grassland ecology. ASK: dry@uwe.ac.uk 0117 3287739  http://dryproject.co.uk/

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Wimborne

PAY: 0

FOR: The Hedge Project

A combination of cattle grazing & practical methods such as scrub clearance are used to restore heathland areas found in East Dorset. Volunteers joining us have the chance to gain a wide range of technical skills, knowledge & experience for their CV from cattle management to fencing to survey work during spring & summer months. Time commitment can be anything from 1-5 days per week. Any rel academic qualifications & certificates are an advantage but not vital, however the drive to make a difference to the local environment is essential. ASK: Kayleigh Winch, 07795 678300 k_winch@hotmail.co.uk

JOB: Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Black Park, Langley Park, Denham Park

PAY: Variable depending on volunteer activity

FOR: Buckinghamshire Country Parks

We have many volunteering opportunities to get involved with across our three country parks. There’s a diverse range of habitats for survey work & research projects to be carried out by students or specialist groups. You can also join our commercial team to help out on our events from small seasonal trails or our bigger events such as open air theatre or Lakeside Fair. We welcome any group that wish to help with litter picking through the parks. We are always interested to hear from you if you are skilled in maintenance, promotions or clerical work. You can also help on conservation days. Tasks vary depending on time of year from clearing non-native species to tending our beautiful rhododendron gardens. We are looking for a wide, diverse mix of people with an interest in country parks, nature, conservation & wildlife along with a positive, enthusiastic attitude & a willingness to muck in! ASK: Gareth Morrissy gmorrissy@buckscc.gov.uk 01753 511060

Voluntary Winter Seasonal Ranger

Location: Stover Country Park, TQ12 6QG

Contract: Full Time, Voluntary role, 22 - 37 hours per week (Negotiable)

Stover Country Park is one of two Country Parks managed by Devon County Council and has 114 acres of woodland, heathland, lake and marsh. With the Park designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Local Nature Reserve, it is a significant wildlife site and is particularly important for dragonflies.


  • Closing Date: 17/11/2017
  • Sector: Countryside
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 23/10/2017



Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.