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


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JOB: Community Ambassador
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne
PAY: Travel costs covered
FOR: Northumberland Wildlife Trust

An excellent opportunity to spread the word about Northumberland Wildlife Trust in your local community! If you are willing to speak up, comfortable talking to people about wildlife, raising the profile of the Trust and promoting our events and visitor centres, then this is the role for you. Talking to people in your community about us (residents’ association, local groups, your local magazine). Visiting places (doctors, dentists, shops, libraries) and leave magazines or leaflets, put up posters. Representing NWT at local events and gatherings (fetes, allotment shows, sports events). Organising local fundraisers (coffee mornings, challenges and sports events). Leading volunteer teams, e.g. putting leaflets through doors. Visiting local businesses, giving information about corporate membership. Organising visits to schools to do assemblies on climate change and wildlife. Raising our profile on social media by sharing stories. 0.5 / 1 day per week. Contact john.gibbon@northwt.org.uk for my more details or check our website https://www.nwt.org.uk.

JOB: Community Outreach Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham
PAY: 0
FOR: RSPB

Help us help our local community by spreading the word about RSPB Sandwell Valley, and leading fun activities! We are looking for volunteers to help us reach out to local people and share their love of nature. You will attend local venues (museums, children’s farms etc.) and community events, as part of a small team. You’ll be chatting to people, inspiring them about nature and RSPB Sandwell Valley. You’ll deliver fun nature-inspired crafts or activities such as making bee homes or leaf crowns, bird bingos and scavenger hunts. 1 day a month. Contact cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk.

JOB: Community Forum Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham
PAY: 0
FOR: RSPB

The community forum is a group of volunteers who ensure we remain relevant to and engaged with our local community. You will attend a meeting every 2 months where we plan and discuss projects and activities that will encourage more people to visit the reserve. Contact: cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk.

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 https://www.tcv.org.uk/hollybush to find opportunities in your local area.

JOB: Myplace Ecotherapy Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Lancashire
PAY: Training / expenses
FOR: Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Up to 4 hours per week. Myplace works with people who have physical or mental health issues and / or are experiencing long-term unemployment. We aim to empower people, encouraging them to take action, participating in environmental activity that has positive benefits for their own health and mental wellbeing, as well as for their local community. We do this through the delivery of 5 themes of Ecotherapy: Conservation, Growing, Nature Walks, Mindful Environments and Bushcraft. Volunteers are needed to help support our weekly sessions which are delivered across East, West and Central Lancashire for all ages (13+). This role will suit people who are empathetic with good interpersonal skills and are able to work with people from all walks of life. If you would like to make a difference in a person’s life whilst developing new skills and knowledge then get in touch: myplace@lancswt.org.uk 01772 872007.

JOB: Animal Husbandry Internship
BE4:
IV:
LOC: Costa Rica, Central America
PAY: The intern receives free accommodation and meals
FOR: Volunteer Latin America

This project is looking for long-term interns to help with the daily feeding and care of many animals, including sloths and macaws. Duties range from providing enrichment for the animals to training new volunteers. Interns are provided with a unique experience and will gain an in-depth understanding of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation work. Interns work 5 days per week from 7am to 3pm. Students seeking to earn credit with their university are welcome. A full project description is provided on the Volunteer Abroad section of our website, including contact details and web address. https://www.volunteerlatinamerica.com.

JOB: UK Bat Care Network Volunteers
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: S Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Cornwall, the Southern Uplands & Wales
PAY: 0
FOR: Bat Conservation Trust

Calling all bat lovers in South Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Cornwall, the Southern Uplands and Wales! The Bat Conservation Trust’s UK Bat Care Network has a critical shortage of volunteers to refer callers who find grounded and injured bats to in your areas. Volunteers on our Network save at least 1,500 bats a year and help turn over 60% of negative bat finders into fellow bat lovers. Volunteers from elsewhere in the UK are welcome too! To find out how to get involved in bat care and the benefits of joining the Network, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2RsTqnA.

JOB: Nature Force Group Volunteers
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Wakefield
PAY: All training tools & PPE provided
FOR: Open Country

We run every Tuesday throughout the year. The Nature Force Group is run by the disability charity Open Country's 'Wild about Wakefield' project. The Yorkshire-based charity enable people with disabilities to access the countryside more, mainly through a series of outdoor activities. Every Tuesday we carry out fun conservation tasks with adults with learning disabilities across the Wakefield District. We need your help assisting these disabled adults to do tasks such as tree planting, scrub clearing, wildflower planting and more! We are based at Thornes Park near the centre of Wakefield but go out for the full day with minibus provision and a range of hand tools to use. No experience is necessary. Contact Ella, Project Officer, on 07426 716677 for an informal chat or email wakefield@opencountry.org.uk to find out more!

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 getinvolved@wild-ideas.org.uk or on 07786 444816.