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JOB: Volunteer Fundraiser

BE4: N / A

LOC: Home based / Staunton Country Park, Havant

PAY: Parking, refreshments, training

FOR: Friends of Staunton Country Park

Friends of Staunton Country Park is local group committed to supporting Hampshire Countryside Service in the preservation & conservation of Staunton Country Park, including its buildings & other identified sites of interest.  The Friends of Staunton Country Park group are looking for a Volunteer Fundraiser to help them to apply for grants & to raise funds for identified projects. These projects seek to educate the public about the park’s history & draw attention to the diversity of flora & fauna present in the Park. Duties would include; researching, identifying & applying to funders & promotion of the Friends of Staunton Country Park group. The role would suit someone with previous exp / interest in working with community groups or charities. They would also need to be confident in undertaking research using the internet & able to complete online or written applications, as this would be a key part of the role. ASK: For more information email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

JOB: Volunteer Media Coordinator

BE4: N / A

LOC: Home based / Staunton Country Park, Havant

PAY: Parking, refreshments, training

FOR: Friends of Staunton Country Park

We are a local group committed to supporting Hampshire Countryside Service in the preservation & conservation of Staunton Country Park, incl its buildings & other identified sites of interest. The projects that the group gets involved in seek to educate the public about the park’s history & draw attention to the diversity of flora & fauna present in the Park.  Duties would include; maintaining a positive public profile, taking responsibility for the creation & maintenance of a web page & Facebook group & to be the main point of contact for any media enquiries (with support from the Committee as required). Time commitment flexible, ongoing. The role would suit someone with prev exp / interest in working with community groups or charities, they would also need be confident in IT, web page construction & social media. ASK: Email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

JOB: Voluntary Conservation Trainee

BE4: 30/8/19

LOC: Surrey

PAY: Training & out-of-pocket travel expenses

FOR: Surrey Wildlife Trust

This is an excellent training opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in conservation and land management. The successful applicant will receive a diverse range of training from heathland management, sustainable woodland management, to conservation grazing, along with more transferable skills. We offer a selection of training covering outdoor first aid, brushcutter and NPTC chainsaw use, in addition to species ID, cattle welfare and habitat management. Applicants must have some previous practical conservation experience, good communication skills, be computer literate, a good level of physical fitness, with a full driving licence. A rel qual is desired. Candidates must have a keen interest in the environment and be seeking a career in this field. Trainees anticipated commitment will be 3 days per week, for 12 months. ASK: For further information or to apply visit https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org, or to discuss the role email claire.courtier@surreywt.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Reserves Trainee

BE4: 16/9/19 8.30am

IV: 16/09/2019

LOC: St Albans, Hertfordshire

PAY: Reasonable expenses paid

FOR: Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

The Trust is looking for a Volunteer Reserves Trainee to assist the Reserves Officers to maintain, safeguard and develop the Trusts’ reserves, for people and wildlife, whilst promoting the Trust and its work to a wide audience. The Trainee will develop a wide range of practical career-enhancing skills and theoretical knowledge in countryside / conservation management. Based in St Albans, the Trainee will travel to sites across Hertfordshire and Middlesex. The role is for 22.5 hpw, Tuesday to Thursday, for a fixed term period of 12 months. ASK: For more information, download the role profile at https://c-js.co.uk/33jBUpU. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@hmwt.org

JOB: Volunteer Cattle Checker

BE4: N / A

IV: 06/09/2019

LOC: Frogmore Meadows, Chenies, Hertfordshire

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

To carry out a check once a week of Dexter cattle grazing the grassland at Frogmore Meadows Nature Reserve.  This can easily be combined with a general visit to the nature reserve. Grazing is essential to maintaining the rare wildlife of the meadow and welfare of the cattle must be maintained. The meadows are an interesting mixture of wet, floodplain meadow and dry acidic and chalk soil types. This results in a plethora of rare wildflower which require the grazing to knock back completive grasses and allow them the space they need to grow. It is harder to maintain meadows nowadays due to the decline in traditional farming methods. However, the Trust works hard to maintain the site using the Dexter cattle - a gentle, hardy breed of cattle who happily graze on Danemead’s varied grassland. ASK: To apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2MMidkF. If you have any questions, you can contact Josh Wells, Senior Reserves Officer on 01727 858 901.

JOB: Volunteer Coordinator

BE4: 31/10/19

LOC: Selsey, Chichester, West Sussex

PAY: Induction, training, expenses, ongoing development, team

FOR: Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group

To encourage & support people from across the Manhood Peninsula to participate in wildlife conservation activities. One day a week, flexible depending on availability. Supporting & empowering local communities to take ownership of their environment, we believe, is a sustainable model for managing local wildlife sites. This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to conserving wildlife & heritage & inspiring others. Learn about the work of the MWHG, have the flexibility to volunteer when & where suits you, be part of a friendly team & have the opportunity to put your skills to use as well as develop new ones. Recruitment, selection, organisation, development & support of volunteers. Create recruitment materials, & manage local distribution, campaigns, activities & events. Review & implement induction processes, arrange, attend & facilitate volunteer training. ASK: If you are IT literate, professional, personable & equipped to home-work, contact Leanne - Community Conservation Project Officer at lclements@mwhg.org.uk

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 been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to restore Staunton’s Regency heritage, enhance community facilities for visitors and to increase our volunteer offer. Dependent on the seasons, conservation tasks could include; clearing overgrowing vegetation over paths or fence lines, installing and maintaining gates, fences, signs and benches, coppicing, scrub management, wildlife surveying /monitoring and keeping the park tidy and litter free.  No specific skills are needed for this role, although, as most of the work is based outdoors, an interest in the countryside and a willingness to volunteer in all weathers is desirable. A basic level of fitness is needed, as conservation tasks require physical activity on uneven terrain. Volunteers must be able to follow instructions and comply with our health and safety procedures. Flexible time commitment. ASK: Email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

JOB: Community Conservation Assistant

BE4: 31/10/19

LOC: Selsey, Chichester, West Sussex

PAY: Induction, training, expenses, ongoing development, team

FOR: Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group

Supporting & empowering local communities to take ownership of their environment, we believe, is a sustainable model for managing local wildlife sites. Make a genuine contribution to conserving wildlife & heritage & inspiring others. Learn about the work of the MWHG, have the flexibility to volunteer when & where suits you, be part of a friendly team & have the opportunity to put your skills to use as well as develop new ones. Create publicity & promotional materials to raise awareness of our work, manage local distribution, database & ensure regular contact with locations & partners. Recruit & support a distribution volunteer team. Support planning & hosting community engagement activity / events. 1 to 2 days per week, flexible according to availability. ASK: If you are professional & personable & equipped to work from home contact Leanne - Community Conservation Project Officer lclements@mwhg.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Garden Intern

BE4: 31/8/19

LOC: Polesden Lacey, Dorking, Surrey

PAY: Travel expenses subject to approval

FOR: National Trust

6 months, 22.5 hours per week. Garden intern for a heritage garden experience. Gain an experience of working in and learning about the management of a heritage garden, learn valuable practical and horticultural skills, help to deliver a key project and conservation indicator for the property to enhance the value of the gardens for our visitors, gain new industry standard qualifications and an understanding of the work of the National Trust, work alongside the gardeners to develop horticultural and plant knowledge. You would be expected to work weekdays and weekends as well as potential Bank Holidays. ASK: Please contact plvolunteering@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Voluntary Reserve Officers (up to 2)

BE4: 30/8/19

IV: wb 9/9/19

LOC: Reserves across Northamptonshire

PAY: Training & travel expenses.

FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

3+ days a week for 9 to 12 months. Volunteers with the Reserves Team will gain experience with the physical work managing nature reserves.  This includes habitat management of grassland, wetland, woodland sites, and access maintenance. There will also be opportunities to work with and lead volunteer work parties and assist with surveying and monitoring. You will receive the necessary formal training and certification in first aid, use of brushcutters and chainsaws, as well as a programme of in-house training central to their roles. You should be capable of using power tools and machinery and enjoy days of physical work outdoors in all weathers. Good team working skills and an ability to be self-motivated are essential. Some previous experience of practical conservation work would be an advantage but is not essential.  ASK: Application form and job description: www.wildlifebcn.org/volunteering-opportunities. Chat: ian.hilbert@wildlifebcn.org

JOB: Trustees

BE4: 4/9/19

LOC: Oxford

PAY:

FOR: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Could you help us thrive into the future? We are looking for new Trustees with energy & enthusiasm to take an active role in the running of the Trust. We are keen to hear from individuals with skills & exp in one of the following areas: outdoor or environmental education; community engagement; health & wellbeing; business development. If that’s you or you know someone who fits the bill, get in touch! As our Board is not currently fully representative of our local communities, we particularly welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. ASK: Send cover letter & CV to Jade Sturdy jadesturdy@bbowt.org.uk or contact Jade to arrange an initial chat with a current Trustee. You can also learn more at https://www.bbowt.org.uk/new-trustees

JOB: RSPB Youth Leader - Assistant Leader Role

BE4: 28/9/19

LOC: Pulborough Brooks RSPB

PAY: Training & discounts*

FOR: RSPB

As a Wildlife Explorer Leader you will have the opportunity to enthuse & inspire young people about nature & wildlife, the environment & conservation. You need to enjoy working with young people & have a passion for nature. You don’t need to be an expert as you will learn a lot as you go along. *Volunteer discount card offered. Training online & face to face incl safeguarding & leadership training. You will need energy, enthusiasm & a willingness to learn. Be able to lead fun environmental games & activities for young people which will encourage them to explore the natural world & help them to develop a concern for the environment. Enjoy planning & leading activities. The ability to communicate with young people & their families. The ability to work as a team. Basic computer skills desirable, training will be given in the use of our on-line support system. Time commitment 6 meetings per year. ASK: Please email anna.allum@rspb.org.uk for further info.

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 & love Buckinghamshire & who want to support environmental & conservation campaigns. You will be part of the local branch of a highly regarded, national charity & feel part of a friendly & highly-engaged group. Experience in organising / administration or fundraising would be especially appreciated. ASK: Contact: office@cprebucks.org.uk

JOB: Community Garden Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Rye, East Sussex

PAY: We provide all training, tools and instruction, plus if you help grow it, you can help eat it!

FOR: Rye Community Garden

1 day per week / flexible - on alternate Mondays & Saturdays. A chance to be involved in a friendly, community volunteering project in Rye, East Sussex. A great opportunity to learn about organic vegetable growing, as well as how to create a wildlife-friendly garden. Great for anyone interested in horticulture, environmental or sustainability issues. ASK: If you're interested please get in touch at ryegarden@hotmail.com or via our Facebook page: https://c-js.co.uk/2KGYfI2

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 https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer or contact the Learning Assistant on 0208 5456853 or mordenhallparklearning@nationaltrust.org.uk with any enquiries.

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: N / A

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: Find out more here: https://c-js.co.uk/2JuOauf 01202 451548 stour.valley@bournemouth.gov.uk

JOB: Conservation Library & Information Support Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Slimbridge Wetland Centre, GL2 7BT

PAY: Training*

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

At WWT with a wealth of experience & a proven track record in scientific research we work together for a positive future by creating & protecting wetlands for wildlife & people. We also shape unforgettable experiences for our visitors at our centres & believe the best way for people to understand & connect to wetlands is to experience them, so we bring awe-inspiring nature up close & let it do the talking. We are looking for volunteers to support our work by assisting our friendly & experienced Grounds & Reserves teams with office administrative tasks. You will assist with day-to-day administration such as keeping our electronic systems up-to-date, assisting staff with answering telephone & email enquiries, organising team meetings, opening / despatching mail & managing deliveries. ASK: For more information & to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2VVYBQW

JOB: Events Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sevenoaks

PAY: 0

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We’re looking for friendly and outgoing volunteers who can help us deliver events at various locations. The tasks are as varied as our events program, and you will always have a lot of fun! Kent Wildlife Trust's events program offers a diverse range of county-wide events for all to enjoy throughout the year, from walks and talks, to workshops and family days out. These events help to support Kent Wildlife Trust's work in conservation and projects to protect wildlife across the county. If you enjoy working with people, are looking to gain experience in a fun atmosphere, or looking to expand your skills and knowledge this is the role for you. Volunteers are welcome on a weekly, monthly or ad-hoc basis, working across multiple locations or sticking to just one if you prefer. There are also opportunities to take up team leader roles and learn to deliver events yourself. Volunteers must be over 16 and confident to talk to members of the public. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/30sfFfN

JOB: Romney Marsh Visitor Centre Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: New Romney

PAY: 0

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We're looking for volunteers to join our Visitor Centre team at Romney Marsh through the summer months. Fortnightly commitment. Our volunteers support our work by greeting visitors, working on our grounds, serving in our small tea bar and shop, helping out in our art gallery and guiding visitor around the grounds; you'll also be sharing information about our exciting Fifth Continent project. We're looking for volunteers that would like to share their knowledge about Romney Marsh, wildlife and would like to help us to connect people with nature.  You don't need to be an expert in all things wildlife, as you'll be learning alongside our friendly and knowledgeable staff members, but you'll need to comfortable mucking in and carrying out a range of duties across the Centre. You'll be meeting new people, gaining new skills and making a huge difference to our work.  We are happy to provide references for regular volunteers.  ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2YAS6Ql

JOB: Roadside Nature Reserve Wardens

BE4: N / A

LOC: Roadside Verges, Kent

PAY: 0

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We're looking for volunteers to join our Roadside Nature Reserves Team across the county. Our volunteers help us on task days, and keep an eye on our roadside verges throughout the year. Fortnightly commitment. Roadside Nature Reserves can link existing wildlife areas, helping to reconnect and restore landscape so that wildlife is no longer struggling to survive in isolation. This supports a living landscape, which benefits both people and wildlife and makes nature more resilient to future change. They provide vital wildlife corridors for many species, particularly reptiles such as slow-worms and viviparous lizards, and mammals such as badgers.  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. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2HwF53y

JOB: Roadside Wardens

BE4: N / A

LOC: Kent

PAY:

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We're looking for Volunteer Roadside Wardens who can help us to keep an eye on the roadside verges and roads close to their homes.  We're currently looking for volunteers in the Dover, Swale and Medway areas, as well as some other areas across Kent (please see the application form for more information). This is a flexible role, and monitoring can be carried out at your convenience during daylight hours.  We'll need you to monitor the verges on at least a monthly basis.  You will be provided with full and on-going training and you will be provided with a point of contact to report any issues or concerns. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2HwF53y

JOB: Ecology Group Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Kent

PAY:

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

Location: Darent, Sevenoaks, Dover, Medway, Lower Stour, Weald Area, Ashford Area, Kent. We're looking for volunteers with a passion for conservation to assist us with carrying out Ecological Surveys throughout the county. Our Ecology Groups have been established to demonstrate the effect of our reserve management work and to assess the quality of the habitats we manage. You’ll be working as part of a team in the field. Typical tasks include identifying and recording plants in various habitats using industry-standard methods. You’ll learn a huge amount through this work, gaining skills to identify plants, provide valuable data and see it used to assist with conservation preservation in your area. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from experienced botanists who will help to develop your plant identification skills. We’ll need you to have an interest in botany and wildlife, although you don’t need a background or any prior knowledge in this, but you’ll want to grow your skills and help us to make a difference to wildlife in Kent. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/30quQXa

JOB: Sevenoaks Visitor Centre Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sevenoaks

PAY:

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We're looking for volunteers to join the largest of our Visitor Centres during our summer period.  Weekly commitment Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays. The Visitor Centre is in the centre of our beautiful wildlife reserve containing lakes and ponds and is very popular with visitors from across the county and beyond. Our volunteers greet members of the public and provide information about the reserve (you don't need to be an expert, it's the perfect place to learn more about wildlife!) and you'll also be serving in our on-site shop and café. You'll need to be confident to welcome our visitors to the site, and happy to carry out light cleaning and stock checking, as well as serving in our cafe area and in the shop.   We offer full training, and there are lots of opportunities to get involved with our work on the reserve and with our events.  We are happy to complete reference requests for regular volunteers.  ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2w7x8w4

JOB: Buzzing Bee Road Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Kent

PAY:

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We are looking for volunteers to help out with the exciting ‘Making a Buzz for the Coast’ project in The Swale. The Making a Buzz for the Coast project is an ambitious 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 wardens on sites and wildlife monitoring. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/30ukeqj

JOB: Farm Visit Supporter

BE4: N / A

LOC: Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Bedfordshire

PAY: Travel expenses paid

FOR: The Country Trust

Farm Visit Support volunteers assist The Country Trust staff to take urban children out to farms, nature reserves, woods, rivers and the coast to learn about the working countryside, and where their food come from, as well the wider natural world. The volunteers ensure the smooth running of these visits and work alongside host farmers and staff to enhance the children’s experience of the countryside which in the long term, helps them to widen their horizons and have greater aspirations. Given the nature of our visits, it is important that you are fit enough to cope with rough terrain on occasions. We are looking for people who have an interest in working with children and a willingness to share knowledge of the countryside. ASK: Please email ahuggins@countrytrust.org.uk or ring 07926 889527.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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



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