Voluntary Opportuntities: Community and Volunteers

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Community and Volunteers vacancies: projects looking at community involvement and countryside volunteer management.

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JOB: Volunteer Internships - Connecting Communities To Nature
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Irvine
PAY: Some reimbursement of travel expenses
FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

We have 2 x 4 month opportunities to start as soon as possible. Help our Community Engagement Officer deliver community outreach through school activities, events and to work with community and volunteer groups delivering practical work on local nature sites. Learn on the job and receive a great boost to your career goals with past interns progressing into paid, relevant employment in the sector. A varied opportunity. Our recruitment is limited to those aged 18-25. 4 months commitment for 12 - 15 hours a week over 2-3 days per week with some weekend or evening work required. Full clean driving licence useful. You should be a people person with an Interest in gaining work in the sector. Please see the volunteer page of our website

JOB: Volunteer Officer
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Hollybush, Leeds
PAY: Training
FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Grab your chance to volunteer with the UK's leading practical conservation charity! As a springboard to your career in the environment sector or as personal development, becoming a Volunteer Officer is a unique, highly rewarding experience. Learn practical skills working on conservation projects in and around Leeds. You will be responsible for organising and leading tasks, will gain experience in volunteer co-ordination and project management and have the opportunity to get involved with other projects and events including fundraising, educational activity days, publicity and marketing. Our Volunteer Officers are trained by experienced staff, through our formal training programme which includes: leadership, health & safety, tools, first aid, Midas, and safeguarding. As you will be working with a diverse group of volunteers, training will also be provided in mental health first aid; working with people with learning disabilities, and equality & diversity. Visit to find opportunities in your local area.

JOB: Friends Volunteer Roles (Various)
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Home Based / Staunton Country Park, Havant, Hampshire
PAY: Parking, refreshments, training
FOR: Friends Of Staunton Country Park

Do you care about the future of your local Country Park? We are a local group committed to supporting Hampshire Countryside Service in the preservation & conservation of Staunton Country Park. Our projects seek to educate the public about the Park’s history, its flora & fauna and to support the Park’s positive development. The Friends of Staunton Country Park group are looking for new members to help with its various projects, including fundraising appeals, social media promotion and website building. Time commitment flexible, ongoing. Email to find out more.

JOB: Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Escot Park, Ottery St Mary
FOR: Wildwood Escot

At Wildwood Escot in Devon, we thrive through generous volunteers donating their time and talents. We have a wide variety of opportunities including regular positions for individual volunteers, college work placements, university internships and special event days more suited to teams. We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly individuals who are happy to be outside in all weather conditions. Volunteers are welcome to apply to help in various areas of Escot within various teams such as the keeper team, education team, maintenance team and gardening team. We also have fantastic opportunities on various projects such as our wetland restoration project, our Anglo Saxon village experience, seasonal events and our gardening for wildlife project. Find out more from Charlotte Mead on

JOB: Hive Volunteer
BE4: 31-03-2022
IV: --
LOC: Hive, Moss Bank Park, Bolton
PAY: Experience, induction, training, expenses.
FOR: Lancashire Wildlife Trust

We have a range of new, fun and varied Community Engagement Volunteering Roles with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, at The Hive in the heart of Bolton's flagship Moss Bank Park. Hopefully there is something for everyone as roles include: 1 - Guided Walk Leader 2 - Weekend or school holiday Park Visitor volunteer 3 - Weekend Family Event volunteer 4 - Hive Centre volunteer 5 - Play Engagement volunteer 6 - Story Morning volunteer 7 - Craft volunteer 8 - Fixed Upper volunteer. Should you have some free time over the summer or longer term, or are looking for some experience to help you change or further your career, then this could be for you. Up to 4 hours per week. Visit our website

JOB: Green Recovery Volunteering
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Kettering, Northamptonshire
PAY: 0*
FOR: Groundwork Northamptonshire

Working alongside disadvantaged young adults on work placements, the Natural Neighbourhoods Green Team build more resilient communities through exciting environmental regeneration projects. Volunteer for 15 weeks, up to three days per week (Tues to Thurs), learn new landscape construction and conservation skills with a focus on environmental improvement, boost your wellbeing, confidence and teamwork skills, and increase your employability. Based at The Greenpatch Community Garden and Allotment site in Kettering and at Twywell Hills and Dales Nature Reserve / Country Park. *CSCS card training will be offered if 15 weeks is completed with the team. For more information please contact:

JOB: Special Occasion Volunteer
BE4: 12/12/2021
IV: --
LOC: Hive, Moss Bank Park, Bolton
PAY: Experience, induction, training, expenses.
FOR: Lancashire Wildlife Trust

If you like special times of the year but don’t want to commit to a regular role then read on. We have a number of volunteering opportunities to help out at special occasions such as Christmas or Halloween. Working alongside staff throughout themed events, activities could include meeting and greeting, directing people from the café, managing a craft station, letter writing, supporting marshmallow toasting, dressing up, or other similar seasonal activities. You and a staff member will help to set up beforehand, and tidy away again at the end. There will be lots of interaction and enthusing children/families, making it an enjoyable experience for all at some of the most exciting times of the year. Further details, including how to get involved, can be found at or contact Volunteer Co-ordinator Charlotte via

JOB: Trainee Engagement Ranger
BE4: 10-01-2022
IV: 2022-01-19
LOC: Torbay, Devon
PAY: Free Accommodation, in-house training and support and training budget for external courses
FOR: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

Based at Occombe Farm, this role will give you hands-on experience in the education team. Assisting with the planning and delivery of School Day Visits, Residential Stays and Engagement Activities across all the Trusts main sites in Torbay; including farmland, marine, woodland, parkland and headlands. Time: 30 hours per week for 9 - 12 months. More information 

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