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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: Volunteer Warden at Stanmore Country Park

BE4: 10/1/19

LOC: Stanmore, Harrow, Middlesex

PAY: Expenses & training*

FOR: Harrow Nature Conservation Forum

One full day per week. We are looking for a volunteer warden for this 33 hectare biologically rich site, recently awarded Countryside Stewardship funding. The position would suit an ecology or nature management undergraduate or graduate or an active early retiree who is interested in nature. Main responsibilities: walking around regularly to check on the site and interacting with the public; defining and organizing volunteer and contractor work on the site. The warden will be supported by a management committee and by the Harrow Nature Conservation Forum. The site has an up to date and detailed management plan. This role is a great springboard towards a career in conservation: two of our volunteer wardens have moved on to full time paid positions at the Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust and DEFRA. *All reasonable expenses paid. We will pay for any useful training (techniques e.g. chainsaw; knowledge e.g. FSC courses). ASK: For more information on the site, visit www.harrowncf.org/SCP_home.html. Chat: Steve Bolsover at admin@harrowncf.org or on 0779 483 7302.

JOB: Volunteer Internships

BE4: 14/1/19

IV: 14/01/2019

LOC: Various

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

6 month placements. Volunteer internships from March - September 2019 on various UK reserves; Rainham Marshes in Greater London, Pulborough Brooks in West Sussex, Leighton Moss in Lancashire, Conwy in North Wales, Bempton Cliffs in East Yorkshire & Loch Leven in Central Scotland. We are looking for volunteers to deliver clearly defined sessions to groups of up to 30 young people of all ages & abilities throughout our summer season. You would mainly be delivering to school groups but will also have opportunities to gain exp working with families & adults. You could be a recent graduate or just changing careers & need to gain practical exp in this competitive arena. Good communication skills & enthusiasm are essential & some exp of working with children would be helpful. You will be working outside & on the go all day. Willing to learn new skills with a resourceful & flexible approach. You’ll get training in delivery, local species ID, the safe use of all equipment & first aid, mentoring, lots of first-hand exp, a uniform as required & expenses. ASK: Contact: Suzanne Welch, RSPB Education & Families Manager; RSPB The Lodge, Sandy, Beds. SG19 2DL 01767 693271 suzanne.welch@rspb.org.uk

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: Ecotherapy Buddy Volunteer

BE4: 1/2/19

LOC: Hainault, East London

PAY: Training

FOR: Forest Farm Peace Garden

1 - 2 days (or more) a month for one year duration (or longer). We are seeking new buddy volunteers to join our ecotherapy team. Do you love being in nature and helping people? Volunteers make a huge difference to supporting others in our garden sessions. Being a buddy is an opportunity to gain skills and experience in support work and social and therapeutic gardening. Our ecotherapy programme supports people with mental health recovery needs and learning disability. We will provide free training for buddies on 8th & 15th February 2019. ASK: Find out more here: https://c-js.co.uk/2zJVsGy

JOB: Wildlife Advisor Big Garden Birdwatch Volunteer

BE4:

IV: 28/12/2018

LOC: Sandy, Bedfordshire

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

January to February 2019, flexible commitment. We would like a volunteer to join the wildlife team in Supporter Services, helping us to answer the emails & letters we get regarding our biggest annual campaign, Big Garden Birdwatch. We receive lots of correspondence before, during & after the Big Garden Birdwatch, regarding how to take part, how to submit results, bird & other wildlife ID, feeding advice & how to make gardens more wildlife friendly. The Supporter Services department aims to engage people in regard to wildlife & this role would be key to us fulfilling this objective, by reaching as many people as we can & connecting them to nature. You’ll get to share your wildlife knowledge with others & develop your skills. We have lots of resources you will have access to & you’ll be working with a team full of people with expert wildlife knowledge. Requirements: wildlife knowledge to ID birds & other UK wildlife; computer literate incl MS Outlook. Understanding of what the RSPB does & customer service exp desirable. ASK: Contact: Emma Whiteway, RSPB, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL 01767 680551 emma.whiteway@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Woodland Working Group Member

BE4:

IV: 28/12/2018

LOC: Stoke Wood, Bicester, Oxfordshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

Would you like to join a friendly Woodland Working Group at Stoke Wood?  We are looking for local volunteers (within 30 miles) to assist with practical conservation tasks at this attractive woodland.  Located just outside Bicester, Stoke Wood is a peaceful 35-hectare ancient woodland with a mix of conifer and native broadleaves.  The local volunteer group play a really important part in making this site a haven for wildlife, nature and people. Tasks include assisting with the maintenance and restoration of the woods, scrub clearance, coppicing and path repairs.  This role supports our aim of protecting, restoring and creating woodland for people and wildlife. ASK: For further details and to apply please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2B86Nl9

JOB: District Representative

BE4: 31/12/18

LOC: Essex, based near Colchester.

PAY: 0

FOR: CPREssex

CPRE Essex is looking for a passionate individual who shows great compassion towards the protection of our countryside. Main objectives: represent the district for CPRE Essex at meetings and events; point of contact for local members and volunteers; investigate local planning concerns and other threats; set-up initiatives in your area (litter picking, local schools, and campaigns). The role is very flexible, with majority of your time spent being home-based, however we do require you to attend meetings occasionally. A vehicle is desired but not essential. ASK: Please contact me directly at mrsamuels@live.co.uk for more information.

JOB: Events Coordinator

BE4: 31/12/18

LOC: Essex, based near Colchester.

PAY: 0

FOR: CPREssex

CPRE Essex are looking for a volunteer events coordinator who can help with: managing and overseeing the stall at events; communicating with members of the public, discussing local matters; promoting CPRE Essex to the members of the public. If you are passionate about the environment, and feel you can make a difference, please contact us! ASK: Please contact me directly at mrsamuels@live.co.uk for more information.

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: 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 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 and CV to: countrysidepartnershipsteam@surreycc.gov.uk. Find out more: https://c-js.co.uk/2wttDTU.

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 exp in conservation, community building, leadership exp or someone looking to use their skills to help others. All level of exp 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: 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: Dunsmore Living Landscape Volunteering

BE4: N / A

IV: 18/01/2019

LOC: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, CV3 3GW

PAY: Travel expenses / training

FOR: Warwickshire Wildlife Trust / Dunsmore Living Landscape

The Dunsmore Living Landscape scheme, run by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, aims to link up Warwickshire’s ancient woodlands, hedgerows, grasslands and ponds, and reconnect people with their local wild places. We work on nature reserves, farms and country parks throughout the Living Landscape area. Join us to get stuck in with practical habitat management and surveying in this beautiful area. Tasks include hedgerow restoration, coppicing, meadow management and wildflower surveying. ASK: Email anna.jennings@wkwt.org.uk to get involved. See www.exploredunsmore.org for more info.

JOB: Dragonfly Centre Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Wicken Fen Dragonfly Centre, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, CB7 5XP

PAY: Training

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

We would like to be able to open our Dragonfly Centre at Wicken Fen every weekend and bank holiday from May-Sept every year. We need plenty of enthusiastic volunteers to help us make this a reality! If you have an interest in wildlife, like chatting to people and live within travel distance of Wicken Fen please get in touch! We would love to welcome you to our small friendly team. Full training will be given and you can do half day or full day - whatever time you can spare will be appreciated. No experience needed, all welcome! We look forward to hearing from you. Time Commitment: As much as you can give, 1 day a year or 1 day a week in the summer, it all helps us out. ASK: Contact: Fiona McKenna fiona.mckenna@british-dragonflies.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Fundraising Officer

BE4: 17/3/19

IV: 17/03/2019

LOC: Littlemore, Oxford

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

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 ASK: For more information contact fundraising@bbowt.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: N / A

LOC: High Wycombe, Bucks

PAY: Some internal training

FOR: Chiltern Rangers CIC

Weekly, monthly, yearly - the choice is yours!  Longer term placements are available. Come and join our award-winning Ranger team.  Have fun outside and gain new skills whilst learning about the management of woodland, chalk grassland and chalk streams.  Feel the benefit of being in the outdoors surrounded by nature – we make a good cup of tea too.  No experience required.  Applicants must be 16 or over.  ASK: Contact steph@chilternrangers.co.uk for more information.

JOB: Volunteer Community Fundraising Champion

BE4: 17/3/19

IV: 17/03/2019

LOC: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire

PAY: 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. 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. BBOWT works to secure a better future for wildlife in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. ASK: For more information contact fundraising@bbowt.org.uk

JOB: Treasurer

BE4: N / A

LOC: South London

PAY: Travel & lunch expenses / some training

FOR: The South London Botanical Institute

2-3 hpw plus 6 Trustee meetings p.a. The present Treasurer is retiring, so we are looking for a successor to direct the financial management of SLBI & lead the Finance Team (FT).   An interesting & central (unpaid) trustee role.  You will join a group of trustees with various skills, experiences & lead responsibilities. Duties incl: oversight of grant budgets & funds; preparation & presentation of quarterly management accounts & finance reports to the trustees; liaison with the Independent Examiner regarding Annual Accounts; contribution to Chairman’s Annual Report; liaising with the SLBI Administrator to ensure accurate book-keeping & payments; reviewing & developing internal financial procedures so they are robust & user-friendly; 2-yearly review of investment policy every 2 years; contributing to drafting & reviewing fund-raising programme; drawing up & monitoring budgets for the organisation & grant applications; reviewing monthly payroll (processed externally), ensuring correct distribution against funds/budgets & authorising payments; leading the Finance Team. ASK: For further details please contact us via email: info@slbi.org.uk or tel. 02086745787.

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: Gardens Volunteers – Wednesday Gardening Group

BE4: N / A

LOC: Forest Hill, London

PAY: Training and reasonable travel expenses

FOR: Horniman Museum & Gardens

The Horniman Museum and Gardens welcomes a wide range of people, including many young families, each year. We are currently recruiting volunteers for a new Gardening Group for Summer 2018. The Group will meet one Wednesday per month (9.30-12.30pm). Ideally, we are looking for individuals who are able to commit for a minimum period of 6 months and attend at least 3-4 sessions each 6 month period. It’s a great way to get outside, meet new people and support the museum, focusing on a range of tasks in the Horniman Gardens under the supervision of our horticulturalists and gardeners. Volunteers should be aged 18 and over for this opportunity. Group meets around the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Please note that you will be required to attend a taster session first to find out more about the role and for us to meet you. ASK: To find out more and apply, either: visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2LvKexq. Email volunteering@horniman.ac.uk Call 020 8291 8165.

JOB: Roadside Nature Reserves Volunteer Wardens

BE4: N / A

LOC: Dover, Swale, Medway & More

PAY: Training*

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

Roadside Nature Reserves link existing wildlife areas, helping to reconnect and restore landscape so that wildlife is no longer struggling to survive in isolation. Our Roadside Nature Reserve Volunteers help us by participating in task days, carrying out essential work on the verges and roadside alongside our staff team. Volunteers can join us for a full or part day, and you don't need any previous experience in conservation work, so long as you are enthusiastic and willing to learn. You'll get to see the wildlife and their habitats in a totally new way! *& practical conservation experience, develop knowledge of the ecology, reasonable expenses covered, flexible around your commitments, beneficial for health & wellbeing. ASK: To apply visit www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/volunteering-opportunities or call 01622 662012

JOB: Swingbridge Enviroboat Volunteer Crew

BE4: N / A

LOC: Surrey

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Surrey Care Trust

Experience is not required as training is provided but we do need people with 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. Work undertaken by our crew includes cutting back overgrown vegetation to improve views, access & safety, creating wildlife havens, hedge maintenance & planting, painting lock gates, litter clearance & controlling invasive species. ASK: For more information email swingbridge@surreycaretrust.org.uk

JOB: Buzzing Bee Road Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Swale, Kent

PAY: Training / reasonable expenses*

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

1+ days per week. Making a Buzz for the Coast is an ambitious new project led by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in partnership with Kent Wildlife Trust. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us with our Bee Road work, helping to conserve rare bumblebees and other pollinators in the Swale. We have a number of different volunteer roles, including practical tasks on sites and wildlife monitoring. *Training, practical conservation experience, develop knowledge of the ecology and habitat requirements of bees, reasonable expenses covered, great team environment, beneficial for health & wellbeing. ASK: To apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2NoGSfS, or call 01622 662012

JOB: Sulgrave Manor Garden Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sulgrave Manor, OX17 2SD

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Sulgrave Manor Trust

One day a week or fortnight. 10-4.  Sulgrave Manor has an extensive garden which was designed in the 1920s, the garden is an eclectic mix of formal Tudor style and the fashionable arts and crafts movement of the time.  The estate includes a parterre, herb garden and formal lawns surrounded by herbaceous borders. We are looking for a team of volunteers who will assist in maintaining and developing all areas of the garden. Garden Volunteers will also be on hand to answer questions about the garden from visitors. Become part of a dedicated and friendly team and learn about this unique garden and its stories.  Develop your skills in horticulture, plant husbandry and plant identification and gain new skills and experience. What’s involved? Increasing your knowledge of Sulgrave Manor Gardens and its history; assisting the Head Gardener with all areas of garden management; acting as a guardian of the garden; answering questions from visitors. ASK: Please email Sally Munday-Webb on sally@sulgravemanor.org.uk to find out more.

JOB: Tree Team Volunteer - Thursdays

BE4: N / A

IV: 28/12/2018

LOC: Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst, Kent

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: Forestry Commission

A new & exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of a small team undertaking practical work in Bedgebury Pinetum, an internationally renowned conifer collection. Work includes clearing scrub & weeds around specimen trees. Exp of working in a horticultural or arboriculture environment is desired, & you need to be a keen team player with a positive & friendly outlook. A commitment is required to work Thursdays, 10:00 - 15:00, throughout term time & some holidays. Full training is provided as well as the opportunity to partake in other volunteer events at Bedgebury such as annual picnics, awaydays & Thank You Barbecue. Free pass to Bedgebury Pinetum after seven sessions. ASK: Email liz.randall@forestryengland.uk for more details.

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: Animal Care Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Orsett, Essex

PAY: Invaluable experience

FOR: South Essex Wildlife Hospital

Anticipated time commitment minimum of 1 day a week. Duties include cleaning, feeding and health checking of wildlife casualties and orphans; general hospital cleaning; other tasks on a need to do basis. ASK: Contact Sue Schwar, 01375893893 info@southessexwildlife.org.uk

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

JOB: Water Quality Monitor

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: River Thame Catchment (Aylesbury, Thame, Dorchester-on-Thames)

PAY: 0

FOR: The River Thame Conservation Trust

Clean, unpolluted water can support rich and diverse wetland plant and animal communities. Sadly it only takes a little pollution to cause the loss of much of this wildlife. With increasing pressures on the freshwater landscape it is important to monitor the water quality of streams, rivers and ponds to pick up harmful pollution and to ensure we continue working towards good water quality in which wildlife can thrive. We are looking for volunteers to help monitor the water quality of the River Thame and its hundreds of surrounding waterbodies by using quick and simple kits to measure the levels of two widespread nutrient pollutants, nitrate and phosphate. These two nutrients are invisible to the eye, but within a few short minutes and a colour change reaction you can make the invisible visible, and contribute to a catchment wide survey.     Choose as many sites as you would like - time commitment is up to you ASK: For more information please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2nEmxVf

JOB: Volunteer Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Waltham Forest, London

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: TCV

3 or 4 days a week for min 6 month. Help deliver the Biodiversity Action Team programme in East London, which provides opportunities for people to keep fit & gain skills while improving & engaging with their local green spaces through practical conservation sessions. You will assist the Project Officer in elements of planning, promotion, delivery & administration of the project. The role will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on exp of practical conservation work, developing your knowledge & skills. Free training includes courses in leadership, first aid, risk assessment, H&S, safeguarding & practical conservation skills. At the end of your placement you will have a set of skills & exp that should better equip you to find paid work in the environmental sector. No prev exp required, just an enthusiasm for the environment & outdoor work. Full UK driving licence for at least 1 year & willingness to take MiDAS assessment. Over 18s only. ASK: Contact Tom Nandi t.nandi@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Centre Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: Bourton-on-the-Water

PAY: 0

FOR: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Provide a warm welcome to visitors at our new Greystones Visitor Centre in Bourton-on-the-Water. The centre will be opening this summer providing a hub of information about the working farm, its wildlife and archaeological features. Greystones is home to the Salmonsbury Meadows SSSI, it boasts one of the richest and largest examples of unimproved neutral meadows in the Cotswolds. The roles will include: unlocking and opening the visitor centre (ensuring the space is clean and presentable and the interactive displays are switched on); acting as an information hub to help visitors understand and navigate the site; providing information on Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust more generally; obtaining feedback from visitors on the Trust and their experience of Greystones; offering broader information to help visitors enjoy Bourton-on-the-Water; tidying and locking up; there may also be opportunities to help with public events. A variety of flexible shifts are available Monday to Sunday, 10am and 4pm. ASK: For more information: email volunteering@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk or call 01452 383333

Countryside Assistant (Access)

Countryside Estate Team

Salary £10,920 pa (£10 per hour for 21 hours per week) fte £18,200 pa

If you have a passion for the countryside, enjoy sharing knowledge and engaging with others whilst undertaking practical tasks, this part time, outdoor role is for you. The core role of the Countryside Assistant is to encourage greater access and participation within the countryside estate managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust, ensuring it is safe and welcoming with opportunities for volunteers and visitors to get stuck in.


  • Closing Date: 04/01/2019
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers Countryside Visitor Management
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 06/12/2018


Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.