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Voluntary Opportunities: Countryside

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Countryside management voluntary vacancies: Ranger posts, including those in greenspace and urban parks and estate workers. You'll also find vacancies for countryside officers, rural policy makers. Covers all land management, nature reserve management and working in National Parks.

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JOB: Practical Conservation Volunteer - Brilliant Butterflies Project
BE4: Summer 2021
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LOC: Nature Reserves across South Croydon & Bromley
PAY: Travel & lunch expenses reimbursed
FOR: London Wildlife Trust

London Wildlife Trust is working in partnership with the Natural History Museum and Butterfly Conservation to restore and create valuable butterfly habitat across Croydon and Bromley. Be part of this fantastic project by joining us every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and some weekends, on stunning nature reserve sites including Hutchinson's Bank in New Addington and Dollyper's Hill in Coulsdon. As many or as few days as you can. Tasks may include: cutting back vegetation, building fences, clearing paths, monitoring species and much more. Come to as many or as few sessions as you like, no experience is necessary and all equipment is provided. Spend time outdoors, improve your well-being, meet new friends and learn new skills! For further details contact Anna at: brilliantbutterflies@wildlondon.org.uk or call 07964 951963. Alternatively, sign up to our newsletter to get full details of our upcoming workday locations and tasks: http://eepurl.com/drM2HD

JOB: Roadside Nature Reserve Wardens
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Roadside Verges, Kent
PAY: 0
FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We're looking for volunteers to join our Roadside Nature Reserves Team across the county. Our volunteers help us on task days, and keep an eye on our roadside verges throughout the year. Fortnightly commitment. Roadside Nature Reserves can link existing wildlife areas, helping to reconnect and restore landscape so that wildlife is no longer struggling to survive in isolation. This supports a living landscape, which benefits both people and wildlife and makes nature more resilient to future change. They provide vital wildlife corridors for many species, particularly reptiles such as slow-worms and viviparous lizards, and mammals such as badgers.  Our Roadside Nature Reserve Volunteers help us by participating in task days, carrying out essential work on the verges and roadside alongside our staff team.  Volunteers can join us for a full or part day, and you don't need any previous experience in conservation work, so long as you are enthusiastic and willing to learn. More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2HwF53y

JOB: Roadside Wardens
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Kent
PAY:
FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We're looking for Volunteer Roadside Wardens who can help us to keep an eye on the roadside verges and roads close to their homes.  We're currently looking for volunteers in the Dover, Swale and Medway areas, as well as some other areas across Kent (please see the application form for more information). This is a flexible role, and monitoring can be carried out at your convenience during daylight hours.  We'll need you to monitor the verges on at least a monthly basis.  You will be provided with full and on-going training and you will be provided with a point of contact to report any issues or concerns. More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2HwF53y

JOB: Parks in Mind Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Bournemouth, Dorset
PAY: Full training provided
FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

We’ve created ecotherapy volunteer groups in Parks across Boscombe & Bournemouth to help improve participant’s health & wellbeing while enjoying being outdoors. With a focus on nature conservation, green exercise & other activities, you’ll enhance your own wellbeing while making improvements to local parks for people & wildlife. The project includes elements of nature study, art in the environment, relaxation & confidence building workshops. The emphasis is on providing a relaxed & friendly atmosphere while taking part in practical & sociable outdoor activities to improve the environment. You chose the activities you want to take part in & work to your own limits, between 2 hours to 20 days a month it’s completely up to you! No prior knowledge required, with the chance to learn from both the project leaders & the other people taking part. If you like to be outdoors, enjoy meeting new people & doing light manual work this is the perfect role for you! https://c-js.co.uk/2yNn3pU

JOB: Conservation Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Cumbernauld
PAY: Training and PPE budget
FOR: Cumbernauld Living Landscape

Would you like to: develop your skills, improve green spaces and enhance your fitness?  Join our volunteering groups today!  Our groups are active every Tuesday and Wednesday running from 10 - 3. We have a range of activities coming up to improve green spaces for biodiversity in Cumbernauld: tree planting, fence building, hedge creation, polytunnel construction, meadow sowing and much more. We work throughout Cumbernauld.  You can meet us on site or we could pick you up from a pre-arranged meeting spot in our minivan. Our groups are open to all and no prior experience is necessary.  Time commitment 5 hpw. While volunteering with us we offer access to free training courses and kit budget for essential PPE.   Spaces are going fast, so if you would like to know more and register with our group then please contact David at : 07483 050744 or d.walsh@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Grounds and Surveying Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Nettlecombe Court Field Centre, Williton, West Somerset.
PAY: Tea and cake
FOR: Field Studies Council

We are looking volunteers to help us maintain our wildlife garden, extensive grounds and be part of our long-term wildlife surveying programme around the centre. Nettlecombe Court is a Tudor and Georgian mansion, which is now a residential field centre nestled within fantastic oak parkland, in a secluded valley on the edge of Exmoor. Knowledge of gardening and maintenance work beneficial. Regular volunteer days held on the last Friday of each month. To find out more email: education.nettlecombecourt@field-studies-council.org or call Verity Jones on 01984 640 320.

JOB: Volunteer Ranger
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire
PAY:
FOR: Hampshire County Council

Hampshire Countryside Service are looking for volunteers to help maintain and improve four of our sites around Bishop's Waltham. These sites are: Claylands, The Moors, Dundridge Meadows and the Rail Path; each covering a variety of different habitats to manage. Our tasks run twice a month, on a Tuesday, from September to March and once a month through the rest of the year. Tasks begin at 10:30am and run until about 3pm. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in conservation work and to meet like-minded people. The work can vary from scrub control to infrastructure repairs and surveys. Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided free of charge, as are all tools and equipment. If you are interested, please contact the Central Sites Team on: centralcountrysidesites@hants.gov.uk for more information.

JOB: Woodland Volunteers
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Penllergare Valley Woods, Penllergaer, Swansea, SA4 9GS
PAY: Training
FOR: The Penllergare Trust

The Penllergare Trust relies on volunteers to help us to preserve and restore Penllergare Valley Woods; a magical, green oasis which provides a haven for wildlife and a peaceful place to walk and enjoy the countryside. We are looking for new woodland volunteers to join us for Phase Two of our project - restoring the Walled Gardens. If you are willing to work hard and get your hands dirty helping us to preserve the local history of the Penllergare Estate, we would love to hear from you.  We are starting a new volunteer group to work every Monday 9am-2pm, alongside our Estate Team and existing volunteers.  This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and be a part of saving this  beautiful and unique landscape and historical site.  Please email volunteer@penllergare.org or call 01792 344 224 for further information. Thank you.

JOB: Hounslow Heath Conservation Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Hounslow, Middlesex
PAY: Local tool box talk training
FOR: Lampton Greenspace 360

1 day per week min. Various volunteer roles available including work with grazing herds (cattle / goats / sheep), survey work (adders / birds / butterfly / moth), and practical habitat management across a number of countryside sites within Hounslow. Contact the Rangers at countryside@hounslow.gov.uk

JOB: Surrey Countryside Partnerships Voluntary Internships
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Based at Caterham (Downlands) & / or Epsom (Lower Mole)*
PAY: Experience
FOR: Surrey Countryside Partnerships (Hosted By Surrey County Council)

Gain a wide range of practical conservation experience working to maintain/restore a diverse range of habitats, in particular rare chalk grassland & woodlands. Principally weekdays; we are flexible on duration/days of week. You would be joining in on scheduled task days, gaining essential on-the-job experience learning about targeted countryside/rare habitat management practices; helping to prepare for tasks, carpentry & opportunities to work with our Downlands Partnership grazing service; some formal training (brushcutters etc.) could also be made available. We work closely with volunteers of all ages, plus school & corporate groups so excellent communication skills are required & you need to be able to work confidently as part of a small busy team.  Physically demanding at times and involves working outdoors in all weathers. Full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle essential. An ideal first internship during / post countryside management studies. *but required to work across partnerships' area (principally North / NE Surrey and in to Croydon, Sutton, Kingston). Please email your interest and CV to: countrysidepartnershipsteam@surreycc.gov.uk. Find out more: https://c-js.co.uk/2wttDTU.

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: BogLIFE Project Voluntary Warden
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses NNR, & NNR Base (N Shropshire)
PAY: Travel expenses / Training
FOR: Marches Mosses Boglife Project

A great opportunity to assist with the restoration of Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised peat bog as part of the Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project. The National Nature Reserve is 690ha & straddles the English / Welsh border, 4 miles from Whitchurch, Shropshire & 10 miles from Wrexham. Role is varied & can include practical estate & habitat management tasks, surveying / monitoring, assisting with events / guided walks & office projects. Protective clothing & some formal courses & in-house training provided. Suitable for a student looking for a work placement or someone wanting to gain further experience in the conservation sector. Applicants must be reliable & enthusiastic, have a keen interest in wildlife & conservation and be physically fit & prepared to work outdoors. Apply to Steve Dobbin, Reserve Manager and Volunteer Adviser; steve.dobbin@naturalengland.org.uk, 01948 880362

JOB: Practical Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Across Penwith, Cornwall
PAY: Travel expenses & training available
FOR: Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Come & learn more about the work we do across Penwith in practical conservation, archaeology, ecology improving public access & farming practices. We are running volunteer sessions to clear vegetation to uncover some of Penwith’s archaeological treasures, restore Cornish hedges & improve access along trails connecting ancient sites. We need people who are willing to roll up their sleeves & get stuck in, embrace learning new skills & enjoy working outside in all weathers. The sessions are fascinating days out with friendly people - a great way to boost your health & wellbeing. Bring sturdy footwear, lunch & waterproof / outdoor clothing.  All training, tools, equipment & refreshments (tea / coffee & biscuits!) provided. Other volunteering opportunities are available for a range of different tasks. For more information and to register contact Holly on holly.berwick@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk or visit https://www.penwithlandscape.com.

JOB: Wigan Conservation Volunteer
BE4: N/A
IV:
LOC: Lancashire
PAY: Training / expenses
FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & North Merseyside

Our Conservation Volunteers get stuck in with a variety of practical conservation tasks such as path work, fencing, coppicing and wetland work on sites in the Wigan area. Volunteers need to be enthusiastic with a reasonable level of physical fitness.  Full training and supervision by LWT staff. To find out more please email volunteer@lancswt.org.uk 01772 318374.

JOB: Conservation Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Grangemouth (covering East Central Scotland)
PAY: 0
FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Any day Monday to Thursday. You are free to choose your commitment but if you volunteer, you must be available for a full day. A varied range of outdoor practical tasks on our nature reserves such as grassland, woodland & peat bog management.   Travel from Grangemouth to the work sites & back is provided. You should be interested in the environment & in carrying out physical work outdoors sometimes in poor weather. Willing to work as part of a team.   Information from pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Ranger
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire
PAY: Travel expenses*
FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Volunteer Rangers are our eyes and ears out on the reserve. The role involves patrolling the nature reserve and carrying out daily checks as well as being on hand to assist in emergencies or out of the ordinary situations. You’ll need to share your enthusiasm for the reserve, our wildlife and our conservation work with our visitors and promote the work of the Wildlife Trust and all that Brockholes has to offer ensuring our visitors make the most of their visit. * Free parking, restaurant and shop discounts, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. We are looking for Volunteer Rangers for all 7 days of the week. Time: 2 hour slot on a weekly basis. Go to https://www.brockholes.org to find out more.

JOB: Our Past, Our Future Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
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, surveying historic routes & 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. Contact Richard Austin, richard.austin@newforestnpa.gov.uk for more details.

JOB: Showing People Wildlife Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Across Norfolk
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

On average one day per month. We are looking for friendly, outgoing people who have knowledge of and enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation, have good communication skills and are confident in dealing with people of all ages to raise interest in and awareness of Norfolk’s wildlife by showing members of the public / visitors to sites some of Norfolk’s most spectacular wildlife events. These could include Great Crested Grebes’ courtship displays, Marsh Harriers passing food to each other, Swallowtail butterflies emerging, or other wildlife spectacles that you have knowledge of or interest in. For more information about this opportunity please visit the webpage https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv where you will be able to download a role description and an application form or contact Alan Marchbank alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk 01603 598360

JOB: Conservation Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Plymouth & Surrounding Area
PAY: Training
FOR: Plymouth Environmental Action (PEA)

We carry out a variety of projects including: tree planting; beach cleans; species & habitat surveys; wildlife pond creation; hedgelaying; invasive plant species management (e.g. rhododendron, parrotfeather, Himalayan balsam etc.); coppicing (a traditional woodland management technique); dry stone walling, to name but a few! Events each weekend, but no requirement to commit to a certain number of days. You will gain valuable nature conservation skills in countryside management, such as how to create & restore important habitats for wildlife & people. You will also gain other key skills such as communication, team working & leadership. If you are really keen you may want to progress to become a Volunteer Project Officer (VPO) & get more involved ‘behind the scenes’ planning & leading practical projects & social events. You don’t need to have any skills, experience or abilities to join as a volunteer; all you need is a love of the outdoors & be a good team player. Find out more from Chris Bond, plymouthenvironmentalaction@hotmail.co.uk https://www.pea-volunteering.co.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

1 to 6 months (restricted to max 3 months for EU citizens). 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. 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.

JOB: Nature Reserve Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Slapton Ley Field Centre, Devon
PAY: Lunch
FOR: Field Studies Council

1 day a week. Conservation Tasks might include: Clearing vegetation with hand tools, constructing woodland paths and steps, hand pulling invasive plants, constructing fences and stiles. You will need to be physically fit and happy to work out in all weathers. Some experience of using hand tools would be helpful. Find out more from Alice Henderson on 07734 781374, volunteer.sl@field-studies-council.org

JOB: Danebury Hill Fort Volunteer Ranger
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Stockbridge, Hampshire
PAY:
FOR: Hampshire County Council

10.30am-3.30pm, every third Sunday. Danebury Hill Fort is one of the most studied Iron Age hill forts in Europe, surrounded by valuable downland habitat. This herb rich grassland supports a variety of species including some of our most beautiful blue butterflies. You will be helping us to manage Danebury Hill Fort's habitats and keep it an enjoyable place for all to visit. Tasks include fencing, surveys, scrub management and lots more. If you would like to help protect and improve your countryside, be active outdoors or just meet like-minded people then come along and try a session. Tools, gloves and tea / coffee provided. For more information please contact us on: 01962 860948 or centralcountrysidesites@hants.gov.uk

JOB: Practical Conservation Volunteers
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Across Worcestershire
PAY: Learn new skills
FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation, carrying out thousands of hours of practical conservation across our reserves each year.  We have volunteer work parties based on reserves all across Worcestershire - joining your local volunteer group is a great way to meet new people, get fit (and stay fit!) and get closer to the wildlife that's local to you.  Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. Time commitment is variable – you decide. From woodlands to wetlands, from gentle tasks to a full 'wild work-out', there is something for everyone. Why not visit our website to find out more about the opportunities local to you: https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N or contact Helen Dorey, Conservation Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919.

JOB: Conservation Ranger
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Staunton Country Park, Havant
PAY: Parking, refreshments, training
FOR: Hampshire County Council

This role will work alongside other volunteers and Staunton Country Park Ranger staff to carry out a wide variety of conservation tasks. This is an exciting time for Staunton Country Park, which has been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to restore Staunton’s Regency heritage, enhance community facilities for visitors and to increase our volunteer offer. Dependent on the seasons, conservation tasks could include; clearing overgrowing vegetation over paths or fence lines, installing and maintaining gates, fences, signs and benches, coppicing, scrub management, wildlife surveying /monitoring and keeping the park tidy and litter free.  No specific skills are needed for this role, although, as most of the work is based outdoors, an interest in the countryside and a willingness to volunteer in all weathers is desirable. A basic level of fitness is needed, as conservation tasks require physical activity on uneven terrain. Volunteers must be able to follow instructions and comply with our health and safety procedures. Flexible time commitment. Email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

JOB: Living Seas Wales Volunteer
BE4: Open year round
IV:
LOC: South / West Wales area
PAY: Training / some expenses
FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

We’re looking for volunteers to become involved in the Living Seas Wales Project, an exciting new, Wales wide coastal project. Volunteer tasks can include marine and coastal surveys, attending our Living Seas Live roadshow (set locations), community engagement / education, collecting / archiving historical records and more! Some activities can be undertaken in your local area or from home. Volunteering is a great way to experience our amazing marine life, contribute towards marine conservation, gain new skills and have fun! We’re looking for wildlife enthusiasts, people with a passion for marine conservation, those interested in coastal heritage / history or individuals aiming towards a career in conservation. You don’t need a background in science to become involved!  For more information please contact volunteer@cbmwc.org or 01545560224. You can also visit https://goo.gl/QknrVd

JOB: Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels - Volunteer Grey Squirrel Control Officers
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Scottish Borders
PAY: 0
FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Scottish Borders red squirrel networks to deliver red squirrel conservation in Berwickshire, Teviot & Rule, Upper Tweed Valley & the surrounding areas. Together they utilise targeted grey squirrel control to prevent replacement of red squirrels by the invasive non-native grey squirrels. The control is delivered by a combination of project staff, landowners funded via The Forestry Grant Scheme, & volunteers, all trapping grey squirrels in carefully chosen project areas. You’ll be an ambassador for the networks & the project, providing support to existing volunteers, project staff & partner organisations to deliver the project’s aims across the area. Further information & to download application form: https://c-js.co.uk/2QPvSWR. Completed application forms to squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Conservation Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Totnes, South Devon
PAY: Expenses paid
FOR: The Sharpham Trust

If you like gratifying, physical work outdoors, you can help us with the conservation of Sharpham’s breath-taking parkland - thought to have been laid out by England’s most famous landscaper Capability Brown - which surrounds Sharpham House, a Grade 1-listed Georgian villa. This summer the group will be helping to restore some of the paths and steps around the Estate and building some new fencing near the orchards. The volunteers have just finished creating a new oak circular bench beside the River Dart amid the reed-beds. Our conservation volunteers meet by the coach-yard at the back of Sharpham House. No experience is necessary as guidance will be given by group leader Martin Beat from our partners Ambios Contact Lucy Bell on 01803 731802 or email volunteer@sharphamtrust.org to find out more information

JOB: Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officer
BE4: 13/12/19
IV:
LOC: Mid & West Cornwall
PAY: Training & travel expenses
FOR: Cornwall Wildlife Trust

4 days a week for 9 - 12 months. Join the Mid & West Cornwall Nature Reserves Teams as a trainee & gain skills vital for starting a career in the wildlife & countryside sector. You will learn practical conservation & land management across a range of habitats & develop your wildlife knowledge & volunteer leadership skills. Formal training package to include chainsaw, tractor, first aid, brushcutter & pesticides application. Species ID & surveying courses are also available. We have an excellent track record of trainees going on to find employment in the conservation sector. Rel quals are desirable but not essential. Applicants must enjoy working outdoors & be physically fit to undertake practical tasks. Full UK driving licence essential. Send CV & covering letter to rich.moore@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, please quote Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officer.

JOB: Trainee Countryside Ranger
BE4: 10/12/19
IV: 17/12/19
LOC: Berry Head NNR & SSSI, Brixham
PAY: £1000 training budget & free on site accommodation
FOR: Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust

Start date: Jan 2019. 9 to 12 month placement. To assist with delivering the practical countryside management programme, assist with ongoing scientific studies, stock handling & public engagement. Living on the reserve, you will be able to fully immerse yourself in one of the most important sites in the region. The ranger team, based at the NNR, work with volunteer groups & help to staff the visitor centre. The successful applicant will initially assist then eventually lead events such as Bat Walks & volunteer work parties. Working duty weekends & occasional evenings will be required. These placements are a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the day to day management of a National Nature Reserve through the changing seasons. Those selected for interview will have the opportunity to come & spend a day on site, with a reserve tour & practical session in the morning & interviews in the afternoon.   Visit http://c-js.co.uk/2spra6v

JOB: Skokholm Long Term Volunteers
BE4: 10/2/20
IV:
LOC: Skokholm Island, SW Pembrokeshire
PAY: Training
FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales

Each season we invite 4 volunteers to help the wardens manage the Island & monitor its wildlife. 2 positions run 1/4/20 to 30/6/29 & 2 from 1/7/20 to 30/9/20. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on one of Britain’s most spectacular islands & gain experience in a wide range of survey techniques. You will also be integral to all aspects of island management from providing clean visitor accommodation to boat deliveries & helping with physical management such as pond digging. Each volunteer has their own bedroom & shares facilities with our paying guests. No qualifications or specific experience required as training given, but candidates working towards a career in conservation preferred. We are looking for people with enthusiasm for UK wildlife & a desire to learn & get involved in a range of tasks. Must be of a hardy nature as working days can be long & in a range of weather conditions. Please see our website to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2CL0ROZ

JOB: Woodland Conservation Volunteer
BE4: 29/2/20
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LOC: Derwentcote Steel Furnace, Forge Lane, Hamsterley, Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear, NE17 7RS
PAY: Expenses & training
FOR: English Heritage

Built in the 1720s, in its hey-day Derwentcote Steel Furnace is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain. The site is surrounded by diverse woodland and we are looking for passionate, reliable volunteers to help conserve and maintain this precious ecosystem. It will be your role to work within a team of fellow volunteers and undertake woodland conservation tasks. Some of these tasks may be small-scale whilst others may require preliminary training and commitment, such as; tree planting, weeding, coppicing, green woodwork, surveying, habitat and hedgerow management, step, bridge and path making, way marking, fencing. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are willing to work as part of a team, use appropriate PPE and adhere to H&S procedures, and work outside on uneven ground in remote locations under variable weather conditions. Time commitment flexible. Dates and times of activities to be pre-agreed in advance. To apply contact sophie.hearn@english-heritage.org.uk 0191 269 1252 or visit our website.

JOB: Woodland Conservation Volunteer Facilitator, Volunteer
BE4: 29/2/2020
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LOC: Derwentcote Steel Furnace, Forge Lane, Hamsterley, Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear, NE17 7RS
PAY: Expenses & training
FOR: English Heritage

Derwentcote Steel Furnace is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain. The site is surrounded by diverse woodland and we are looking for passionate, reliable volunteers to help conserve and maintain this precious ecosystem.  It will be your role to facilitate a team of fellow volunteers in undertaking regular woodland conservation tasks. Some of these tasks may be small-scale whilst others may require preliminary training and commitment, such as; tree planting, weeding, coppicing, green woodwork, surveying, habitat and hedgerow management, step, bridge and path making, way marking and fencing. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals who are willing to work as part of a team, use appropriate PPE and adhere to H&S procedures. Previous experience in woodland conservation and/or leadership would be desirable. Time commitment flexible. Dates and times of activities to be pre-agreed in advance.   To apply contact sophie.hearn@english-heritage.org.uk/ 0191 269 1252 or visit our website.

JOB: Conservation Evidence Placement
BE4: 13/12/19
IV:
LOC: WWT Slimbridge HQ, GL2 7BT
PAY: Accommodation, training & discounts
FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

We are looking to recruit a full-time volunteer for a 12 month period who will help provide support in all of the work undertaken by our Conservation Evidence Department. This will include desk & field based research, laboratory work & data analysis supporting us in our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in conservation. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the science & research activities within an internationally renowned & multidisciplinary research department. If undertaking volunteering as a student placement, guidance for your personal research project is provided by friendly staff with significant experience in their field & strong links with students at a number of universities. As one of the UK’s leading wetland conservation organisations we have a long history of managing wetland sites & species as well as conducting research into wetland wildlife. To apply: https://c-js.co.uk/31D2qtx

JOB: Living Seas Volunteer
BE4: 5/1/20 (23.59 pm)
IV:
LOC: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, West Wales
PAY: Full training provided
FOR: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

We’re looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to join our Living Seas Team for the 2020 research season. Volunteers will gain valuable experience whilst helping us to collect data on the marine mammals of Cardigan Bay, run our visitor centre and inspire the public through community engagement events. Volunteer opportunities include Living Seas, ShoreFin and SeaSeal positions and dates vary depending on the role. Interested? Visit www.cbmwc.org for more information and details on how to apply. You can also contact volunteer@cbmwc.org for further information.