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Vacancies advertised w/b: 18/2



JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Assistant - Loch Leven

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, Kinross, KY13 9LX

PAY: Training / travel expenses up to 25 miles

FOR: RSPB

1 day a week during term time. Share in the excitement as a volunteer and you will have the opportunity to deliver our education programme to visiting schools where typical activities range from hands on exploration of meadows, woods and ponds to playing environmental games. Our Schools on Reserves programme aims to give schoolchildren the chance to experience nature first-hand and you can be part of that exciting journey of discovery! You will need a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; an enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills; a resourceful and flexible approach to be able to cope with a wide variety of ages and abilities of children; the confidence and ability to lead a fun and active day's education programme in the field with a group of students and their teacher; abundant enthusiasm and excellent communication skills.  ASK: Applicants should contact lochleven@rspb.org.uk or phone 01577 862355. Full role description https://c-js.co.uk/2SwmZXE

JOB: Event Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses*

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As an Event Volunteer you'll be helping to run nature based activities for families in Cardiff's parks, greenspaces and family friendly indoor venues, from libraries to community centres. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable more children and families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. Time commitment: at least one event every month. *Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2S28aHd. Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Schools Outreach Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As a Schools Outreach Volunteer you'll be responsible for delivering outreach sessions in primary schools and nurseries across the city helping children to discover and learn about the nature in their school grounds. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable children and their families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. We also have Welsh speaking roles available. Ideally one day a fortnight, subject to school bookings. During school hours and school term time. Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2DDIuvu Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Volunteer Learning Assistant, RSPB Leighton Moss

BE4: 13/5/19

LOC: RSPB Leighton Moss, CARNFORTH, Lancashire, LA5 0SW

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

One day per week - Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (Feb - Oct). With over 100,000 visitors a year, Leighton Moss is a very busy site which hosts many school / college / university and youth group visits during term time and family events at other times. Our professional Learning Team deliver exciting programmes of outdoor learning activities and Volunteer Learning Assistants play an important role - leading the standardised sessions with groups, inspiring and engaging children, students and families. You will need: some experience of working with groups of young people; a friendly demeanour and ability to engage and inspire people about wildlife; the ability to lead outdoor activities with groups of varying sizes, with people of varying ages and abilities; excellent communication skills; the ability to be outdoors and 'on the go' all day; and an interest in wildlife, but no expertise required! Appropriate training, tools and equipment will be provided. ASK: For more information, contact Carol Bamber on 01524 703015, email carol.bamber@rspb.org.uk or visit our website https://www.rspb.org.uk

JOB: Welcome Volunteer

BE4: 13/5/19

LOC: RSPB Old Moor, Old Moor Lane, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 0YF

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

Once a week. Would you like to help us give a great welcome, and help with increasing our memberships? Here at Old Moor you will be welcoming visitors at our Visitor Centre, providing great customer service, and speaking to non member visitors to encourage them to become a member of the RSPB. Very friendly team and great atmosphere. ASK: Contact Ivy Sheryn 01226 751593, ivy.sheryn@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Bradford Urban Discovery Project Voluntary Trainee

BE4: 12/3/19

IV: 22/3/19

LOC: West Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses and training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

12 months for 3 days week. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has an exciting new voluntary trainee opportunity that is part of a new community engagement initiative. The Bradford Urban Discovery (BUD) project, funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, that will deliver community engagement activities across seven green spaces in South West Bradford. In this role you will have a unique opportunity within the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to work with both our Nature Reserves Team and our BUD project Inspiring People Officer.  The role will be a fantastic mix of practical conservation tasks and creative and playful engagement activities within a project team with lots of experience and passion for working in urban greenspaces and with diverse and hard to reach communities. As a voluntary trainee you will be supported to develop your skills in land management, practical conservation and community engagement. The role's office base is Huddersfield but you will be working mainly in the Bradford area. ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2KGcmdv

JOB: Chair of Board of Trustees

BE4: 25/3/19 9am

IV: 25/03/2019

LOC: London

PAY:

FOR: The Bat Conservation Trust

BCT is seeking a new Chair of its Board of Trustees (BoT) from September 2019. This is an exciting and challenging leadership role, and is a voluntary, unpaid position. As Chair of BCT you would be expected to provide leadership to the BoT, working with the Chief Executive to ensure it remains focussed on the delivery of BCT’s charitable objectives and its long-term strategy. You will need proven leadership skills, an understanding of charity governance, and a passion for and knowledge of nature conservation. You will need an interest in bats, or a desire to learn about them. ASK: Please refer to the role description where you will find further details of the qualities we are looking for: https://c-js.co.uk/2N9492P. To express your interest in this opportunity, please email your CV and a covering letter limited to two or three pages, explaining why you are interested and outlining what skills and experience you would bring to the role to: Janet Baumkotter at jbaumkotter@bats.org.uk

JOB: Community Outreach Lead Volunteer

BE4: N / A

IV: 15/03/2019

LOC: Quantock & Blackdown Hills

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: Quantock & Blackdown Hills AONB

Working with local communities is an integral part of our work & we wish to expand into engaging with new audiences & those not normally able to access the Hills. This role will involve supporting & / or taking the lead on community outreach work with a high proportion of time spent supporting the work of the AONB’s Nature & Wellbeing Project. Essential requirements: full UK driving licence & own transport; enthusiasm for the natural environment; minimum of 2 days a month time commitment with a flexible approach to evening & weekend working; able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions & some sites without facilities; admin & IT skills, including competent use of MS Office; experience of working with & inspiring & enthusing a wide variety of people of all ages & backgrounds about nature & the AONBs. This role will include regular contact with children or vulnerable adults, & may require a DBS check. ASK: Please get in touch with our AONB Volunteer Co-ordinator, Sammy, sfraser@somerset.org.uk or 07977 402 399 to find out more about the role.

JOB: Volunteer Horticultural Therapy Assistant

BE4: 31/5/19

LOC: North Cave, East Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Mires Beck Nursery

An opportunity to support our staff helping to teach horticultural skills and associated craft work to adults with learning difficulties. We also have a specialist unit on site for adults with more acute learning disability which has more one to one training. The volunteers work within set teams which include; the gardening team, plant prep' and production teams, tree nursery and Anniversary Garden unit. The work is vital in helping the trainees gain confidence in being part of a commercial nursery and being able to also interact with the public who visit for retail sales. We provide a full day care service and volunteers also help the trainees to socialise during the lunch break and relaxation period. ASK: Any interested applicants should email lorraine@miresbeck.co.uk 01430 421543 or can post an inquiry to Mires Beck Nursery, Low Mill Lane, North Cave, Brough HU15 2NR. https://www.miresbeck.co.uk

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: 30/6/19

LOC: North Cave, East Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Mires Beck Nursery

The estate team manage our 14 acre conservation site comprising of a commercial plant & tree nursery, 5 acre woodland & soon to be wildflower meadow open to the public, working with adults with learning difficulties. We also maintain an unadopted access road to the nursery which runs alongside the beck the nursery was named after. As part of the charity's aim to bring life skills & improve social abilities, the trainees work with staff & volunteers who make up the team & we are always open to welcome new people to our nursery. ASK: If you are interested in joining the estate team please contact lorraine@miresbeck.co.uk 01430 421543 or applications by post to Mires Beck Nursery, Low Mill Lane, North Cave, HU15 2NR https://www.miresbeck.co.uk

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Eglinton Country Park and other North Ayrshire sites

PAY: 0

FOR: North Ayrshire Ranger Service

Help support North Ayrshire Ranger Service by taking part in a variety of conservation tasks in Eglinton Country Park and other sites around North Ayrshire.  No experience required, tools and training provided.  Learn new skills, meet new people and have fun.  ASK: Contact North Ayrshire Ranger Service on 01294 551776 or email joannejohnstone@north-ayrshire.gov.uk for further information.

JOB: Wildlife Survey Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Eglinton Country Park and other sites around North Ayrshire

PAY: Training

FOR: North Ayrshire Ranger Service

1 day a week or month depending on survey. North Ayrshire Ranger Service requires your help to build a picture of the wildlife within Eglinton Country Park and surrounding North Ayrshire sites.  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 and training available.   1 day a week or month depending on survey ASK: Contact North Ayrshire Ranger Service on 01294 551776 or email eglintoncountrypark@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

JOB: Parks in Mind volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Bournemouth

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

Parks in Mind provides fun nature conservation & other outdoor activities in Bournemouth’s beautiful parks to deliver health & wellbeing benefits to the people taking part. The project creates free volunteering opportunities suitable for anyone looking to improve their health, meet new people & learn new skills. The emphasis is on providing a relaxed & friendly atmosphere while taking part in practical & sociable outdoor activities to improve the environment. With a focus on nature conservation, green exercise & other activities, you’ll enhance your own wellbeing while making improvements to local parks for people & wildlife. It also includes elements of nature study, art in the environment, relaxation & confidence building workshops. You choose the activities you want to take part in & work to your own limits. No prior knowledge is required, with the chance to learn from both the project leaders & the other people taking part. ASK: Contact: info@bournemouthparksfoundation.org.uk 01202 451513

JOB: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Bournemouth

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

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

JOB: Park Explorers Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: National Trust Morden Hall Park

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

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

JOB: 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: 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 & in carrying out physical work outdoors sometimes in poor weather. Willing to work as part of a team.   ASK: Information from pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.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: Contact Peter Gilbert pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk for details

JOB: Events & Activities Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire

PAY: Travel expenses*

FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Brockholes has a packed & varied programme of events & activities running throughout the year for visitors of all ages from tots to grown ups! We run lots of children’s activities, walks, talks, theatre performances & even Santa comes to Brockholes in December. Events & Activities Volunteers assist us with event set up, meeting & greeting, delivering the sessions & packing away at the end & helping to ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience! The majority of our events & activities are held at weekends & school holiday periods, so you will need to be available to volunteer then. *Free parking, restaurant & shop discount, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. ASK: Go the https://www.brockholes.org to find out more

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire

PAY: Travel expenses*

FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Volunteer Rangers are our eyes and ears out on the reserve. The role involves patrolling the nature reserve and carrying out daily checks as well as being on hand to assist in emergencies or out of the ordinary situations. You’ll need to share your enthusiasm for the reserve, our wildlife and our conservation work with our visitors and promote the work of the Wildlife Trust and all that Brockholes has to offer ensuring our visitors make the most of their visit. * Free parking, restaurant and shop discounts, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. We are looking for Volunteer Rangers for all 7 days of the week. Time: 2 hour slot on a weekly basis. ASK: Go to www.brockholes.org to find out more.

JOB: Canal & Lock Maintenance Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

To support the maintenance & upkeep of the Beeston Lock & Canal. Volunteers will be involved in various activities to help keep a 2km stretch of the Beeston Canal including lock, maintained for boaters, walkers & the local community. Role to include: painting fences, rails, mooring posts & step edges; clearing paths, planting, litter picking vegetation clearing, manual dredging. Volunteers will show a commitment to the aims of GGN & improving outcomes for the environment. You will not be required to have experience, however, it may be useful of you have any experience of: gardening; planting; maintenance. Volunteers will be asked to complete a minimum of 3.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. ASK: For more information please phone 0115 9788 212 or email gn@groundworknottingham.org.uk

JOB: Canal & Lock Maintenance Project Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

To assist the Volunteer Co-ordinator to facilitate the maintenance & upkeep of a 2 km stretch of the Beeston Canal including lock, maintained for boaters, walkers & the local community. The role includes: contacting potential volunteers; supporting volunteers on the day; co-ordination of activities on site. Volunteer Project Leaders will show a commitment to the aims of GGN & improving outcomes for the environment. You will not be required to have exp, however, it may be useful of you have any experience of: gardening; planting; maintenance; team management. Volunteers will be asked to complete a minimum of 3.5 hpw, Monday to Friday. ASK: For more information please phone 0115 9788 212 or email gn@groundworknottingham.org.uk

JOB: Small Steps Big Change (SSBC) Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

Assist Family Mentors to deliver the SSBC Family Mentor programme across Bulwell & Aspley. Volunteers will be supporting families to increase their confidence & ability in group activities such as Triple P, Active Play, Stay & Play, Songs & Rhymes, Bump, Birth & Baby, Infant Massage & Cook & Play. Min 2 hours per week Monday to Saturday. Skills / exp: being a parent & / or grandparent; working with children; being supportive; a good listener; developing relationships. ASK: For more information contact Richard Owen, Volunteer Co-ordinator, richard.owen@groundworknottingham.org.uk or call 07771348655.

JOB: Our Past, Our Future Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: New Forest National Park

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: New Forest National Park Authority

The Our Past, Our Future Landscape Partnership Scheme volunteers can take part in archaeological digs, botanical surveys, digitising historical documents, recording the history of commoning, clearing invasive plants, monitoring water quality & much more. The range of activities are supported by 11 different partners to inspire a new generation to champion & care for the New Forest. Volunteers can give as much time as they would like. No previous experience or qualifications required, just a desire & passion to learn about, improve & enjoy the New Forest National Park. ASK: Contact Richard Austin, richard.austin@newforestnpa.gov.uk for more details.

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: 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: 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: Find out more from Chris Bond, plymouthenvironmentalaction@hotmail.co.uk www.pea-volunteering.co.uk

JOB: Dragonfly Recorder

BE4: N / A

LOC: Homebased

PAY: Training

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) needs your help in protecting Britain’s Dragonflies. Join the DragonflyWatch and record Dragonflies at your local wetland sites. Your records will help the BDS monitor the health of Dragonfly populations across the county, identifying important sites, and influencing conservation action. Beginners are always welcome and advice, and support, is available to those who need it. BDS recorders are also encouraged to pursue other volunteering activities for Dragonflies, depending on their personal interests, including fundraising, engagement, research, and practical habitat management. ASK: Visit www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/content/get-involved

JOB: Wildlife Care Assistant

BE4: N/A

LOC: Highbridge, Somerset

PAY: Training provided

FOR: Secret World Wildlife Rescue

A minimum of one shift every other week for a period of six months – permanent. We specialise in the rescue, rehabilitation and eventual release of orphaned and injured wild creatures. Run entirely on donations we run a wildlife rescue service in the South West of England. Each year, over 5,000 wild animals are helped by Secret World. Volunteering as a wildlife care assistant is quite physically demanding and requires working indoors and outdoors. It also requires a reasonable level of admin skill to accurately understand and complete animal casualty records. Ideally be able to work independently, with initiative, and be able to follow written and verbal instructions. Tasks involve the handling and capture of animals for assessment and transport, cleaning enclosures to a good hygienic standard, preparation and delivery of food and water, providing enrichment and monitoring the condition and behaviour of the animals. ASK: For further information please visit www.secretworld.org/volunteer or contact Claire on 01278 768704 volunteer@secretworld.org

JOB: Snowdonia Society Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Snowdonia National Park

PAY: Fuel expenses and parking costs can be claimed back

FOR: Snowdonia Society

Commit to 5 hours per volunteer day. The Snowdonia Society is a member-based conservation charity that works with local communities, organisations, businesses and individuals to help look after Snowdonia.  Since 1967 the Snowdonia Society has worked tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all. Through our conservation work we provide helping hands and a strong voice for Snowdonia’s special landscape.  But ultimately it is about the heart - the relationships people have with the nature, landscape and culture of Snowdonia. The Snowdonia Ecosystem Project carries out regular practical conservation volunteer workdays to help enhance and maintain the natural beauty of the National Park. From toads and trees to footpaths and fungi our project is an ideal way of getting directly involved in the conservation and management of Snowdonia National Park, whilst having fun and meeting new (and familiar) faces. ASK: Please email Owain or Dan for further details on how you can get involved. owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

JOB: Family Learning Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Ribble Valley & Pendle, East Lancashire

PAY: Training & out-of-pocket travel costs

FOR: Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership

Opportunities for periodic/regular volunteering or either 1 day per week/biweekly/monthly. Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership project aims to improve and develop local families' relationship with their local landscape and wild spaces. The Outdoor Learning Officer will provide a key role in broadening learning aspects of the PHLP, providing additional family activities and formal education methods to engage with the PHLP community. This role involves: assisting the delivery of nature and heritage events and activities within the PHLP area for adults, children and families; supporting the Outdoor Learning Officer in admin, resource creation and session promotion; joining in with activities and providing a positive role model for the children, young people and families; encouraging families to try other PHLP community events, training and activities. ASK: For more information please see: https://pendlehillproject.com/get-involved If you are interested in this opportunity or to find out more please call 01200 420420 or email pendlehill@ernestcooktrust.co.uk


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