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A list of countryside, conservation and ecology voluntary opportunities including wildlife work and environmental education, updated weekly.


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For Full or part time placements, subdivided into subject areas, ie the type of work you'll be doing, click here.

 

In Depth Features. An index of articles about volunteering from CJS Focus editions dating back to 2005. Articles cover both participant and co-ordinator points of view. The adverts will most likely have closed for applications but the contact organisations can proof be useful. Click here.

 

Please remember to contact only the organisation or person mentioned in the ASK section and please mention that you saw the advert with CJS.  Explanation of the headings here.


Vacancies advertised w/b: 17/6



JOB: Volunteer Placement - Ranger Team

BE4: 3/7/19

LOC: Rothbury or The Sill

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Northumberland National Park

Successful applicants will develop on the job skills through a range of practical tasks, working with groups of volunteers of all abilities, and engaging and dealing with the public. Working as part of the Ranger Team placements will become actively involved in the care and management of the National Park, including its sites, woodlands and nature reserves. Personal specification: essential: seeking a career as a countryside ranger, or in the environmental / land management sector; approachable, open, polite and helpful to others; self-motivated, adaptable with good organisational skills; able to carry out the tasks in the described work areas and to work outdoors in all weathers; able to get to chosen location (Rothbury or The Sill) for a 9am start each day. Time commitment, 3 months (one day per week).   ASK: For further details please contact: Jane Riddell on 07795834936 or email jane.riddell@nnpa,org.uk

JOB: Holton Lee Conservation Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Holton Lee, nr Wareham, Dorset

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

As a conservation volunteer you will be undertaking a range of practical tasks on a 350 acre SSSI encompassing Dorset heath, woodland & reedbeds. You will be working alongside a range of different people, incl members of Livability, a disability charity & welfare centre. Summer work typically involves infrastructure maintenance & some habitat work, whilst winter work is much more focused on habitat work. You don't need to have any prev exp, as everyone is welcome & appropriate training will be provided. Wednesday every other week, 9.30 til 16:00 (time flexible). ASK: Contact william.russell@rspb.org.uk.


Other Useful Information.

If you are unable to commit to a long term placement but would still like to do a little voluntary work have a look at the Pratical Work Days page which has details of specific tasks occurring over one or two days.

For possible sources of funding have a look at the Grants and Funding page.

For some suggestions on how to enter the countryside sector and pointers on how to get your perfect post read our Helpful Hints guide.


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