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Arboriculture vacancies: working with and for trees, woodland and in forestry, includes tree nursery.


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JOB: Volunteer Estate Ranger
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Castle Ward, Strangford
PAY: In-house training and travel expenses if required
FOR: National Trust

As part of our Land, Outdoor and Nature vision you will have the opportunity to help the team carry out a diverse range of activities, making a real difference to Castle Ward and gaining skills and experience through the seasons: Volunteer to assist the Rangers in practical countryside management tasks such as path and boundary maintenance, invasive species control, habitat restoration, forestry work, biodiversity monitoring and general maintenance; Undertake wildlife monitoring across the property to help us quantify the success of our land management strategy; Assist, and potentially lead as you develop new skills, in the organisation, development and delivery of visitor experiences across the property; Welcoming visitors and maintaining good working relationships with tenants and neighbours. You will be guided and mentored by the Castle Ward Ranger Team. Opportunities to volunteer and train across the South Down Property Group. To apply contact Kim Mcmonagle castleward.volunteering@nationaltrust.org.uk.

JOB: Residential Volunteers - NNRs in the Scottish Highlands
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Creag Meagaidh NNR; Beinn Eighe NNR and Rum NNR
PAY: Accommodation and training
FOR: Scottish Natural Heritage

The Scottish Highlands are world renowned for their breath-taking scenery & nature. Residential volunteering opportunities are available now for our National Nature Reserves (NNRs) for committed people who can stay for 1 to 6 months (restricted to max 3 months for EU citizens). Previous experience isn’t necessary but the longer you stay the more you’ll learn & you’ll gain a better understanding of what we do. This is an excellent chance to gain practical work experience, make new friends, & improve your CV. See our volunteering leaflet: https://c-js.co.uk/2Cl6NhB. Volunteers should bring an enthusiasm for nature & eagerness to learn new skills as to keep our NNRs in good condition, we need help with a variety of estate work & tasks including working with livestock (Highland cattle & ponies); deer management; fixing paths, woodland management; species & habitat monitoring including butterfly, moth or rare bird counts; welcoming & helping visitors to our reserves, & connect people with nature. Send your initial enquiry to volunteer@nature.scot citing Alison Rowe (Beinn Eighe NNR) Linda Simpson (Creag Meagaidh NNR) Lesley Watt (Rum NNR) for further information on the reserve you are interested in.