Voluntary Opportunities: Administration, support and IT.

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Administration, support and IT vacancies: administration and office support roles including IT.

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JOB: Market Research and Sales Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
LOC: Knighton area (Powys / Shropshire / Herefordshire border)
PAY: Expenses
FOR: Knighton Community Woodlands Group

Knighton Community Woodlands Group (KCWG) is local people coming together to learn and share woodland skills, and to use those skills for the benefit of wildlife and our members. We need to become more financially self-sufficient through sales and so need to establish what the potential local market is for woodland products such as charcoal, bean poles, pea sticks and hedging stakes. We are seeking a volunteer for a few hours each week who will contact local retailers to find out if they would be willing to stock these items and the level of stock that they would require. This opportunity would allow you to work from home and set your own hours. You would need to travel to local vendors as required. You will be supported by a sociable, experienced and knowledgeable group who have been running for the past 10 years. For more information 01547 520374.

JOB: Visitor Centres Volunteers
BE4: N / A
LOC: Across Norfolk
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Several opportunities exist for volunteers to help in our busy seasonal visitor centres at Holme Dunes, Hickling Broad & Ranworth Broad, all of which are fabulous locations. You will be the welcoming face of NWT, sharing your enthusiasm, handling money & promoting our work. They are open 7 days a week, so there are a variety of flexible roles to fit into the rotas, incl regular commitments or more occasional cover, with a particular need for weekends & school holidays. We are especially keen to find more volunteers to help out at our Information Centre on Malthouse Staithe, near our Ranworth Broad Visitor Centre, especially on Sundays. For a full role description & to apply visit & send your application forms to

JOB: Oral History Roles
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys
PAY: Travel expenses can be claimed
FOR: Elan Valley Trust

Elan Links is a Heritage Lottery funded scheme which aims to secure the heritage and boost the opportunities available in the Elan Valley for the future.

Oral History Transcriber Making the stories and memories of people who live, work and visit this unique place accessible requires a hard copy of what was said during the oral history as well as the recording. We need people who can use a word processor (not fast but accurately) to proof read, format and edit recordings to create an accurate record of what was said during interviews. Training on the easy-to-use Speechmatics system and all necessary equipment is available. This is an ongoing opportunity over the life of the project (Dec 2020) so it could take up as much or as little time as you can commit whenever you can do it.

Oral History Recorder Oral histories are a vital part of this project full of local social and historic interest and you get to meet some fascinating people. We need to capture the stories and memories of people who love this unique place whether they live or work here, have a family connection or are just visiting. In order to do this, we need help recording. This isn’t as scary as it sounds as the equipment is easy to use and you will be fully trained to use it. Time commitment is flexible and depends on how much you can spare to the project. For more information, contact Stephanie 01597 811527.

JOB: Elan Links Archivist
BE4: Ongoing
LOC: Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys
PAY: Accommodation can be provided
FOR: Elan Valley Trust

Elan Links is a Heritage Lottery funded scheme which aims to secure the heritage and boost the opportunities available in the Elan Valley for the future. One week commitment. The Elan Valley is a special place with a unique landscape, story and history. Elan Links is a Heritage Lottery funded scheme which aims to secure this heritage and boost the opportunities available in the Elan Valley for the future. An experienced archivist or curator is required to guide up to four volunteers to accurately document and archive historic and current material relating to the Elan Valley, the building of its dams and its natural and cultural heritage. Items are scanned and/or photographed and information is input onto a MODES system. Experience of assessing plans and maps, record books, photographs, objects and artefacts etc. and current museum standards and practices required. A week long residential with paid accommodation and expenses is offered but more flexible arrangements are open for discussion. Contact Stephanie 01597 811527.

JOB: Regional Pledge Co-ordinator
BE4: 22-12-2020
IV: --
LOC: Home-based
PAY: Role-based training
FOR: Wild Ideas

We are seeking a highly motivated and energetic volunteer to co-ordinate and bring the Nature Networks project to life in their region of the UK. This initiative aims to stimulate grassroots action to save our biodiversity for future generations. The Pledge Co-ordinator will: work with the Programme Co-ordinator to develop and oversee calls to action that engage the community in online pledges to assist nature’s recovery; work with the Programme Manager to develop and design appropriate online media to attract pledges; attend (virtual) team meetings as appropriate; contribute updates on Nature Network to the Wild Ideas newsletter(s); maintain a database of pledges; maintain a map of pledges; ensure all data is stored appropriately. The role is likely to require up to a day week worked flexibly to suit your requirements. For more information or an informal chat, please contact the Programme Co-ordinator, Debs at or on 07786 444816.

JOB: Secretary
BE4: 31-08-2020
IV: --
LOC: Hereford and home-based
PAY: Travel expenses
FOR: Herefordshire Ornithological Club

The main responsibilities of the Secretary are to work with the Chair and other Executive Members on all matters relating to the running of Committee Meetings (on average six per year) and the Annual General Meeting. In addition, the Secretary acts as the communication and access point to the Club. The Secretary is a Trustee of the Club and a member of the Executive sub-committee. The Club promotes the study and conservation of birds in the County: aims that have become increasingly important. We welcome everyone, from experts to novices and all who care about the future of birdlife. We are always looking for new ways to engage individuals, communities and other relevant organisations from across rural Herefordshire and beyond. We are supported by over 300 members, providing for them opportunities to pursue their hobby and ornithological interests.  Time commitment on average about 0.5 days a week. Please contact Robert Taylor at for further details.

JOB: Trustees & Company Secretary
BE4: 17-08-2020
LOC: Hereford / home
PAY: Expenses
FOR: Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

We are recruiting for new Trustees and a Company Secretary with the energy, enthusiasm and commitment to help us achieve our objectives. For more information and contact details please visit: