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JOB: Data Processors

BE4: N / A

LOC: Vogrie Country Park, near Gorebridge, Midlothian

PAY: Full training, reasonable mileage expenses paid

FOR: The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC)

Due to our expansion into central Scotland, additional office volunteers are needed to support the processing of biological records for the TWIC area. Volunteers will be responsible for processing datasets from a variety of sources, incl computerising Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Local Wildlife Sites data for Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for an environmental charity. We are looking for volunteers to commit a minimum of 1 day per week. Applicants must be competent in using Excel, have an eye for detail and be able to work well as part of a small team. An ecology-related degree and good knowledge of the UK flora or other species group would be an advantage. ASK: CVs should be sent to Natalie Harmsworth, Records Ecologist, natalie@wildlifeinformation.co.uk or phone 01875 825968 for a chat. You can download the job description and person specification on our website: https://www.wildlifeinformation.co.uk/about_volunteering.php

JOB: Wildlife Advisor Big Garden Birdwatch Volunteer


IV: 28/12/2018

LOC: Sandy, Bedfordshire

PAY: Training & expenses


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: Northern Living Landscapes Voluntary Trainee x 2

BE4: 7/1/19

IV: 17/1/19

LOC: York and reserves across North Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses and Training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

3 days per week for 12 months. Across North Yorkshire, our reserves team carries out vital practical conservation tasks, leading volunteer groups & carrying out office-based reserve management to enhance & protect nature. We are offering the opportunity for two new voluntary trainees to gain valuable experience within this team & develop skills in all aspects of habitat management. Both roles will be split between office-based tasks & practical habitat conservation work on various public nature reserves throughout North Yorkshire, with most time spent at our nature reserves. Tasks often involve working with local volunteers to manage sites & part of the role will include leading volunteer groups in practical activities. There are the following roles available: role one - Harrogate & Ripon Reserves with York head office as a base & role two - Hambleton, Ryedale & Scarborough Reserves with York head office as a base. ASK: For more information visit https://c-js.co.uk/2KGcmdv

JOB: Help Fight Corruption & Wildlife Crime

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sub-Saharan Africa

PAY: No volunteer fees, training provided

FOR: Volunteer 4 Africa

This project is looking for activists who want to be at the forefront of the fight against wildlife crime by tackling corruption & the lack of justice within society. Participants will be given training & tools to pursue the activism path, initially in wildlife related issues & later as they choose. Get involved in the fight against wildlife crime & corruption in 9 African countries. There is no cost to participate but applicants are responsible for covering their own living expenses. Time: 2 months minimum ASK: info@volunteer4africa.org http://www.volunteer4africa.org

JOB: Living Seas Volunteer Positions 2019

BE4: 6/1/19 23:59pm

LOC: New Quay, West Wales

PAY: Training

FOR: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

We’re looking for dedicated and passionate individuals to join our Living Seas team as seasonal volunteers. Based at our centre in New Quay, volunteers help us to collect data on marine mammal populations and inspire the public through our visitor centre & community engagement events. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience Wales’ amazing marine life and contribute to marine conservation whilst gaining valuable experience. We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available between 25 March - 4 November 2019. Living Seas Volunteers conduct land / boat based marine mammal surveys, run our visitor centre, enter / check data, help with engagement events and beach cleans. ShoreFin and SeaSeal volunteers assist with our bottlenose dolphin and Atlantic grey seal photo-ID projects. Applicants should have a passion for marine conservation and be committed to volunteering. ASK: To find out more about the roles please visit https://goo.gl/nPRu9m or contact Laura Evans on volunteer@cbmwc.org.

JOB: Welcome Team - Information Desk

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre, Llanelli, SA14 9SH

PAY: Uniform and training*


We 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. People feel part of something amazing & are motivated to make a difference. By providing an excellent visitor experience, you will be encouraging our visitors to make the most of their visit, & to understand & support our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. We are currently looking for volunteers to help out on a Friday afternoon, or volunteers who can be flexible with their availability to help fill gaps when they arise. *Free entry to all WWT centres, & discount in the cafe & shop on volunteering days. ASK: For more information & to apply, visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2RXLaJU

JOB: Volunteering Roles

BE4: N / A

LOC: Millport Field Centre, Isle Of Cumbrae, Scotland

PAY: 0

FOR: Field Studies Council

FSC is an environmental education charity providing informative & enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages & abilities to discover, explore & understand the environment. FSC is an independent charity receiving no core revenue funding from statutory sources & we therefore rely on fees paid by our visitors & on the generosity of donors, trust funds & grant bodies to finance our activities. Ideally we are looking for someone to welcome people to the aquarium & museum at weekends 10am – 4pm, who would be willing to do stock takes, keep shop clean, take small payments, greet anyone coming in. If willing or keen we are looking for someone to do guided tours of the museum & aquarium too. If you feel that you meet the skills we are looking for, we want to hear from you. ASK: Find out more: email Alex MacFie, Head of Centre, alex.sco@field-studies-council.org

JOB: Far Ings Visitor Centre Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Far Ings National Nature Reserve

PAY: 0

FOR: Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Volunteers help in the visitor centre welcoming members of the public to the reserve, giving information about wildlife, helping visitors orientate themselves & locate facilities & selling items in the shop. You will need to be friendly & enjoy meeting people of all ages & backgrounds. You must be trustworthy & numerate, happy to handle money & willing to use a till (till training will be given). A general knowledge of wildlife would be useful but this knowledge can be learnt ‘on the job’. The visitor centre is open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday afternoons from 1pm until 4pm. The centre is also open weekends & Bank Holidays 10am-4pm. Volunteers are requested to do a morning or an afternoon whenever they are able. ASK: Please contact Leanne Smart on 01652 637055 or faringscentre@lincstrust.co.uk for more details.

JOB: Visitor Engagement Volunteer

BE4: N / A

IV: 01/02/2019

LOC: Rainton Meadows or Low Barns Nature Reserve

PAY: Expenses on discussion / training / uniform

FOR: Durham Wildlife Trust

One weekend day a week. You will be supporting the income generation team and visitor centre assistants with their events; being an ambassador for Durham Wildlife Trust; promoting and impassioning the wildlife and wider benefits of the nature reserve; attending events on the day, helping with car parking, sign-in, entrance fees and general tasks; talking to members of the public about membership, signposting them and being a welcoming face for the site; helping to keep entrance areas and bathrooms clean and tidy and keep the visitor centre looking welcoming; focus on weekends and schools holidays, when the site is busiest. What will you get out of it? Learn about different wildlife and the work of Durham Wildlife Trust; gain confidence in speaking to people; helping to raise income for wildlife conservation from Tees to Tyne; be part of a wonderful team of staff and volunteers; gain friendship and socialization. ASK: Contact Zoe Hull zhull@durhamwt.co.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: 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: 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: Assistant Data Manager – North Wales

BE4: N / A

LOC: Bangor

PAY: Training & expenses


We are looking for someone to join our team & help us manage data in its paper, electronic spreadsheet & digitally mapped formats. Most data are held on Merlin, RSPB's bespoke ESRI based mapping & Geographic Information System (GIS). This is an office based position. You will have a strong interest in nature & the environment. Some exp in reading maps, & using Excel & GIS would be advantageous, but further training will be provided. Knowledge of welsh place names & pronunciation is desirable. Knowledge of bird distribution in Wales would likewise be beneficial. Min: At least one day per week. Opportunity to develop Excel & GIS skills & to get a thorough understanding of how the RSPB works & the breadth of work being carried out by the organisation. The internal mapping system Merlin is key to many roles within the organisation so you will get to work with a variety of people in different departments. There may also be the opportunity to develop skills on Merlin's parent programme, ArcGiS, which holds some of the more complex databases the conservation team work with. ASK: Contact: Martin Clift, North Wales Regional Office, 01248 672850, martin.clift@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2OeMNVe

JOB: Bird Identification Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Flexible

PAY: Some training & expenses


We get lots of emails usually with pictures of birds and wildlife from people who are asking what they have seen in their garden or out and about. The Supporter Services department of the RSPB is a front line customer service team and we aim to provide a prompt and knowledgeable answer to these queries. Our aim is to engage people in regards to Wildlife and this role would be key to us fulfilling this objective, by reaching as many people as we can and connecting them to nature. The skills you need: wildlife knowledge to sufficiently ID birds; able to work as part of team and independently; computer literate; able to use programmes such as Microsoft Outlook. Flexible - from one hour to one day a week - from one month to an ongoing basis. All year round. ASK: Contact: Emma Whiteway, emma.whiteway@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Nature's Reach Cleaner

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

You will help us make sure the visitor experience here is a fantastic one. First impressions mean a lot so making sure the visitor centre is sparkling is incredibly important. Sticky fingers on windows can quickly spoil the view of the lake & walking boots through the visitor centre can soon make muddy floors, so keeping on top of this is important. We will do our best to tidy as we go along, but a weekly visit from a cleaning angel will help us keep on top of things. The role will include cleaning the floors & windows, keeping the refreshment area hygienic & presentable & of course the loos clean too. If you are a whizz with a mop & enjoy getting things clean & tidy then we need you! You will help maintain high standards of cleanliness & hygiene around our site. Time Commitment: 2 hours, 1 or 2 days a week. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Waltham Forest, London

PAY: Training and expenses


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: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Volunteer Admin Support

BE4: N/A

LOC: Glenkens Area of Dumfries & Galloway (Home-Based)


FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Half a day per week. You will help with the administrative tasks involved in running a successful volunteer organisation. Tasks incl data recording, basic computer tasks, contacting volunteers, emailing & phone calls, & other office based tasks as & when they arise.   Enjoy getting involved with exciting local conservation projects & encouraging people. People person, with good communication skills, enthusiastic about protecting red squirrels, diplomatic & tactful, able to explain project strategy & persuade others to get involved, well organised with a good eye for detail & able to follow data management protocol, familiar with MS Office. ASK: www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk


The Welsh Perry and Cider Society is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the production of cider and perry in Wales and greater appreciation of these natural craft drinks.

The Society now has vacancies for Directors to join its Board on a voluntary basis to assist in the management and running of the Society and to help steer it towards further project funding.  Directors are responsible for the Governance of the Society, setting the strategic direction and financial management

  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Sector: Administration, support and IT. Publicity and Fundraising
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: Wales
  • Posted: 04/12/2018

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.