Voluntary Vacancies: South

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South voluntary vacancies: London, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent and Isle of Wight.


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JOB: Outdoor Adventure Volunteers
BE4: N / A
LOC: Wiltshire & Swindon
PAY: 0
FOR: The Youth Adventure Trust

We are a charity working with vulnerable young people aged 11 to 16 years old. Through a series of residential camps & day activities they build resilience, self-esteem & develop social & life skills. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support young people get the most out of their camp experiences. You will take part in all the activities alongside the young people, encouraging & supporting them, overseeing their welfare & guiding them to work together. Activities are all delivered by qualified instructors. Volunteers must be over 21 years old. Enhanced DBS check & references required. Experience of outdoor activities & working with young people are useful, but not essential. We also need volunteers to support our fundraising challenge events. Volunteers support staff with a range of tasks, incl team registration, marshalling & offering support & encouragement to those taking part. For further information contact or visit or call 07469886523.

JOB: Park Explorers Leaders
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
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. For more information visit or contact the Learning Assistant on 0208 5456853 or with any enquiries.

JOB: Volunteer Outdoor Leaders - Youth
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
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. Please contact 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: Community Garden Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Rye Community Garden, Love Lane, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7NE
PAY: All training, tools and gloves provided.
FOR: Rye Community Garden

Rye Community Garden is a great place for anyone looking to do a little bit of gardening, meet new people and get outdoors! We are aiming for the garden to become a haven for wildlife, as well as build community spirit and stronger connections between local people. Anyone is welcome to come to the garden, whether they are a skilled gardener or a complete beginner. We meet on certain Mondays (2pm - 4pm) and Saturdays (11am - 1pm). Time commitment is casual - several hours per week or month as suits. February to September 2020. To find out more contact or visit:

JOB: Challenge Event Volunteer
BE4: 08-06-2020
IV: --
LOC: Brecon Beacons/Forest of Dean/Dorset
PAY: Travel expenses
FOR: Youth Adventure Trust

Our fundraising challenge events offer an opportunity to companies and the general public to support the work we do.  These events, from climbing mountains to multi-discipline endurance events, raise essential funds for the charity and take place in some of Britain’s most picturesque and impressive landscapes. With the support of Youth Adventure Trust staff and event organisers, volunteers help in a range of tasks over a weekend, including team registration, marshalling, assisting participants to resolve problems and offering support and encouragement. Apply:

JOB: Friends Volunteer Roles (Various)
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
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. The Friends of Staunton Country Park group are looking for new members. Duties would include; being available to attend and participate in meetings, taking up volunteer tasks as per availability and interest. There are opportunities to get involved with specific projects of interest to further personal development. Time commitment flexible, ongoing. Email to find out more.

JOB: Conservation Ranger
BE4: N / A
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. Email to find out more.

JOB: County Dragonfly Recorders
BE4: ?
IV: --
LOC: Home Based*
PAY: Training
FOR: British Dragonfly Society

Long term, time commitment dependent on volunteers' availability. You will upload records, sent to you by volunteer recorders, onto iRecord & validate & verify records on iRecord. Act as a central point of contact for local volunteer recorders, & enquires from organisations / groups (e.g. local wildlife groups) & members of the public, regarding information / advice on dragonflies & recording in the area. You will also produce a short annual update article for our Darter newsletter. Additional activities vary depending on the volunteers' skills & interests e.g. leading field workshops & talks, attending events, & setting up a local group. *Required in the following areas: Glamorganshire; Middlesex; South Hampshire, County Durham. Contact David Hepper, BDS Records Officer, or 01252 721053.