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JOB: Sea Watch Foundation Research Assistant
LOC: New Quay, Ceredigion
FOR: Sea Watch Foundation
Research assistant responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: coordination between the Monitoring Officer and project interns - in charge of the intern shared house and the intern weekly office rota. Assisting the Monitoring Officer & Sightings Officer in training interns and other volunteers in land- and boat based surveys, photo ID studies, database entry, and more. Assisting the Monitoring Officer in all phases of the research. Assisting the Sightings Officer with maintenance of the national sightings network. Optional opportunity to undertake a personal research project supervised by the Monitoring Officer. Research topic will be chosen according to Sea Watch Foundation requirements and applicant’s interests. This is a seasonal position and will run from 25th March to the 3rd November 2024. This position is unpaid but accommodation is provided free of charge. For additional details and how to apply visit: www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk/research-assistant-intern-coordinator/
JOB: Research Intern
LOC: New Quay, Ceredigion
FOR: Sea Watch Foundation
Interns are invited to assist the Sea Watch Foundation (SWF) with the running of the ‘Cardigan Bay Monitoring Project’. The project is based in New Quay, West Wales, and supports the conservation management of the bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoise and grey seal populations of Cardigan Bay. Interns will assist New Quay staff by taking part in the following tasks: land-based surveys; boat-based surveys; photo-identification matching; data entry; raising public awareness; education initiatives and events; assisting with and participation in training courses and other needs of the charity. Interns are required from early April until the end of October 2024. The research season is split into four separate periods lasting between 7 and 8 weeks, applicants can apply for one or more periods. For more information and how to apply visit: www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk/research-intern/
JOB: Residential Volunteer - Wardening Team - Loch Leven
BE4: Please apply ASAP
LOC: Loch Leven, Scotland
PAY: Accommodation (including bills), appropriate training will be provided
This placement will take place across the three Tayside reserves, Loch Leven, Loch of Kinnordy and the Tay Reedbeds with the majority of time based at Loch Leven. We are looking for someone to start in early 2024 to volunteer with us through the winter habitat management and estate work and to play a big part in our breeding season surveys during the spring and summer. The role will continue until the end of Autumn, covering a period of nine months. You will work alongside the reserves warden team and practical volunteers to achieve our goals of managing the various habitats for wildlife, with a big focus on wet grassland management for Lapwing. The aim of our internships is to help people gain the experience necessary to help take steps towards a career, primarily in conservation. For more information please visit our website here
JOB: Immersive Volunteer Ranger - SE Cornwall
LOC: South East Cornwall
PAY: Accomodation can be provided in order to volunteer
FOR: National Trust
If you have a passion for the outdoors and are looking to gain experience of countryside management this is a fantastic opportunity. Volunteer alongside the small ranger team helping to care for a beautiful stretch of the Cornish coastline. The role will cover most aspects of countryside management, including but not limited to, habitat conservation, infrastructure maintenance, public engagement, survey tasks and relative aspects of compliance and Health and Safety. A considerable asset here in SE Cornwall is the diversity of habitats and landscapes on offer so the role will involve tasks across a number of sites including woodland management on Semi Natural Ancient Woodland (SNAW) and Plantations on Ancient Woodland sites (PAWS) and woodland creation on former agricultural land. Also, coastal grassland management and monitoring on coastal slopes across the portfolio, species rich grassland restoration within an organic farming system and wood pasture creation. Time: flexible up to 12 months. Apply: myvolunteering - National Trust
JOB: Residential volunteer - Practical Conservation & Visitor Experience Strumpshaw Fen
LOC: RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, Low Rd, Strumpshaw, Norwich, NR13 4HS
PAY: Appropriate training will be provided and pre-agreed expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary.
Are you passionate about nature conservation and helping visitors to have an amazing experience with nature? We are looking for enthusiastic residential volunteers to join our small, friendly team here at Strumpshaw Fen to help with the delivery of both our practical and visitor experience work programmes. As a member of the Strumpshaw team you will become fully involved in all the work required to run a nature reserve. This will include practical habitat work, wildlife surveys, working shifts at the visitor centre - where you will enthuse the public through face to face engagement - assisting with events, managing day volunteers, maintaining infrastructure . . . . . . . . the list is endless! Accommodation is provided in our residential cottage in the heart of the reserve. Time: Long term - 6 months. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/47LcNwG
JOB: 12 month Volunteer Internship RSPB Islay
LOC: Isle of Islay
PAY: Free accommodation, training qualifications in Brushcutter, ATV, 4x4, First Aid
The RSPB Islay Reserves Internship is a unique opportunity to work across 6 reserves in the Inner Scottish Hebrides. The role is tailored towards an individual looking for their start in a conservation career. We are looking for a hardworking and enthusiastic individual. The Isle of Islay is home to thousands of wintering wildfowl and barnacle geese, hen harriers, corncrake, white-tailed and golden eagles, chough and hundreds of pairs of breeding waders. You will be fully immersed in every aspect of the reserve from helping with habitat management, surveys, and maintenance of reserve infrastructure, gaining valuable experience with practical work, and assisting with our livestock. Help will also be needed with guided walks, on and off-site events, and occasionally in the Visitor Centre. 12 months, Mon-Fri 9-5 but some weekend, evening and morning work may occasionally be needed. 4-5 days per week but we can be flexible to allow part time work alongside volunteering. Apply: https://c-js.co.uk/3sUNCZB
JOB: Long Term Volunteers on Skokholm Island 2024
LOC: Skokholm Island
PAY: Training and accommodation
FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales
Each season we invite four volunteers to come to Skokholm and help the Wardens manage the island and monitor its wildlife. Applications are now open for 2024. There are two positions running from 1st April 2024 until 1st July 2024 and two from 1st July 2024 until 30th September 2024. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on one of Britain’s most spectacular Islands and to gain experience in a wide range of survey techniques. But it is not all about the monitoring work! The successful applicants will be integral to all aspects of Island management, from providing sanitation and clean visitor accommodation to helping with boat deliveries and physical management such as pond digging. Each volunteer has their own bedroom at the Farm and share the same facilities as our paying guests. No qualifications or specific experience are required as training will be given on the Island, however candidates who are working towards a career in conservation are preferred. We are looking for people with enthusiasm for UK wildlife who have a desire to learn and get involved in a range of tasks. Candidates must be of a hardy nature as working days can be long and in a range of weather conditions. For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/49JlRUG
JOB: Residential Volunteer (Trainee Warden)
LOC: RSPB Exe Exstuary, Exminster, Devon
We are looking for two enthusiastic residential volunteers to join our Exe Estuary Reserves Team. The RSPB residential volunteer scheme is a great opportunity to gain the experience to begin a career in conservation and nature reserve management. The Exe Estuary reserves are internationally recognised as important sites for thousands of ducks, geese and waders, along with many rare dragonfly, aquatic plant and mammal species. You will gain knowledge and experience of managing nature reserves especially wet grassland sites. Your focus will be on a suite of habitats centred around the Exe Estuary, targeting breeding Lapwing, wintering wildfowl and freshwater ecosystems as well as farmland birds including the iconic Cirl Bunting at our Labrador Bay reserve. As a residential volunteer, you will play an integral role in surveying, maintaining and running the reserves so that they provide the perfect home for nature and a fantastic experience for people. Time: 37.5 hours per week for 6 month placement. More information and to apply https://c-js.co.uk/3MBtfHC
JOB: Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey
FOR: Butterfly Conservation
Walk pre-selected survey sites in your area and record butterflies twice between July and August. You will need to survey independently and have butterfly identification skills. An information pack and support is provided. Time: 2 days per year. For info visit the scheme website or contact Rachael Conway at email@example.com
JOB: Leckford Biodiversity Volunteers
LOC: The Waitrose Farm, Leckford Estate, Stockbridge, Hampshire
PAY: Expand your knowledge and identification of local habitats and wildlife. Tools training and refreshments provided.
FOR: Waitrose & Partners
Leckford Estate spans 2800 acres of the Hampshire countryside and is made up of beautiful chalk downland, the famous River Test and water meadows, pockets of woodland and mixed farmland. As The Waitrose Farm, we are the only supermarket owned farm in the UK and are committed to working alongside nature, with an aim to enhance biodiversity through regenerative farming. We are looking for volunteers who would like the opportunity to assist the estate’s Biodiversity Officer with essential habitat management and wildlife monitoring of Leckford’s priority habitats. Practical conservation tasks: Scrub clearance on our SSSI’s, vegetation cut-backs around our grazing units, building nest boxes, hedge-laying and coppicing. Wildlife monitoring tasks: Group surveys for a range of species, including; brown hairstreaks, harvest mice and brown hares. Volunteer days are twice monthly on a Sunday from 10am. Please contact Kath Hernon, Biodiversity Officer, to express your interest firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Wildlife Survey Volunteer
LOC: Belhus Woods Country Park, Romford Rd, Aveley, South Ockendon, Essex. RM15 4XJ
PAY: Training, free parking and basic hot drinks are provided.
FOR: Belhus Woods Country Park - Essex County Council
Get involved in wildlife surveys, building up our knowledge of water voles and other wildlife in the park and contributing to national monitoring. You could be teaming up with other volunteers to check transects and look for water vole signs, or record other wildlife such as butterflies, birds, harvest mice or ancient trees. You should have an interest in UK wildlife, a good level of physical fitness, willingness to learn. Time: Flexible, but ideally you could commit to surveying at least once per month. If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch: email@example.com.
JOB: Coastal and Marine Surveying Volunteers
LOC: South and west cumbria, Coast, Cumbria
PAY: Training and equipment will be provided
FOR: Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Explore and record our coastal and marine wildlife. All welcome! Our marine projects (‘My Local Catch’ and ‘The Bay’) run a range of regular coastal and marine surveys along the Cumbrian coast. From ‘Shoresearch’ citizen science projects, rocky shore walkovers, sediment cores, plankton surveys, shark egg case hunts and land-based dolphin spotting, there are many ways you can volunteer and learn about our amazing coastal and marine life. For our organised coastal events, please wear suitable outdoor clothing and stout footwear. Time: these are very flexible roles. More info and event details here https://bit.ly/45aUn6O If this role is for you, then we’d love to hear from you. Please complete the volunteer application form on our website, or contact Eve Mulholland, Volunteering Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org , quoting ref CWTVCJS.
JOB: Squirrel Monitoring Ranger Volunteers - Cumbria wide
LOC: Cumbria wide
PAY: Training and any equipment needed, provided
FOR: Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Volunteer as a squirrel monitoring ranger today and help play your part ensuring that one of our most-loved iconic species is known to future generations. Help us improve our understanding of how squirrel populations in Cumbria are changing. Help our Squirrel Rangers take direct conservation action. We need volunteer squirrel monitoring rangers, to help from home and survey local wooded areas. You can monitor your garden, along your daily walking route and your local park. Volunteers will need to report once weekly, via emailing their sightings. No specific skills or experience are needed. Time: this is a very flexible role. More info here https://bit.ly/3ZvVfBP If this role is for you, then we’d love to hear from you. Please complete the volunteer application form on our website, or contact Eve Mulholland, Volunteering Coordinator, at email@example.com , quoting ref CWTVCJS.
JOB: Conservation Placement Volunteer
PAY: Training, travel and lunch expenses paid.
FOR: Wokingham Borough Council
WBC Countryside Service are seeking 3 enthusiastic volunteers wanting to gain practical conservation experience to help develop a future career in the countryside sector. You will work alongside the Ranger team enhancing our wonderful Country Parks, maintaining our Public Right of Way network and helping to safeguard the borough’s nature reserves and wildlife. Starting Aug/Sept for a 3 days a week, 44 week placement. You’ll be given a range of skills and training to manage a variety of habitats including large wetland and ancient woodland areas, SSSI heathlands and conservation grazed grasslands. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to gain qualifications and experience in chainsaws and tractor driving operations. Requirements: 18+, driving license (preferable). Please email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Rosliston Rangers
LOC: Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote DE12 8JX
FOR: South Derbyshire District Council Environmental Education Project
2nd and 4th Tuesdays 10am to 4pm. Make a regular date or drop in as you please to help with site maintenance projects, tree work, conservation and wildlife surveys. Training provided. Bring your lunch & drinks and, if possible, gloves. Please contact us to book your first visit - email@example.com 01283 535039
JOB: Various Volunteering Opportunities
FOR: Huntingdonshire District Council
Huntingdonshire District Council are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to get involved! Our visitor centre volunteers provide a welcoming friendly environment where people can relax after the rigours of exercise or wildlife watching. Our events team volunteers provide so much pleasure and excitement for young and old alike. You can also get involved with wildlife surveying. We are looking to survey as many different wildlife groups as we can, including insects, birds and fungi. No experience is needed for this, just enthusiasm for learning about wildlife! Join our weekly work parties and help with practical conservation work at our Green Flag award winning sites in Huntingdon and St Neots. With us, you can gain experience in tool use and habitat management within woodland, grassland and wetland areas, whilst having fun in the great outdoors Please contact Russell Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informal chat about the opportunities available.
Volunteers are what makes Sustrans special. They help look after their local communities by engaging with schools, supporting wildlife conservation, caring for the National Cycle Network and much more. Sustrans volunteers are helping create happier and healthier lives for everyone. We'd love your help too. Take a look at our website for current opportunities - Volunteer - Sustrans.org.uk Can’t find a volunteering opportunity in your area? Take a look at our quick ways to volunteer and ways to get involved pages.
JOB: Marine Conservation Volunteer
LOC: Eyemouth, Scottish Borders
PAY: Training will be provided
FOR: Berwickshire Marine Reserve
This is an excellent opportunity for applicants to gain interdisciplinary experience while working with a unique marine conservation charity. Our volunteers will be an integral part of the BMR team ensuring delivery on our programme of events and supporting our Project Officer undertaking a variety of citizen science projects to engage our local community in robust data collection. Please email email@example.com 01890 752509
JOB: Roadside Nature Reserves Volunteer Warden
FOR: Suffolk County Council
Suffolk has a network of 116 Roadside Nature Reserves which support rare and unusual plants and fungi, and species rich grasslands unique to Suffolk. This is an exciting opportunity to help conserve these important sites and join a dedicated team of volunteer wardens. The role involves keeping a regular eye on your verge/s and letting us know if anything happens to them, as well as raking the cuttings off once a year, to remove nutrients. We would also welcome contributions to our regular newsletter. Equipment and training will be provided, and you will be supported in your role by the Ecology Team. You will need to live locally to your verge. For more details about the role and to see our interactive map of RNRs please visit https://c-js.co.uk/3aVnbW6 please contact RNRs@suffolk.gov.uk to register your interest.
JOB: Conservation Volunteer
LOC: Fenn's, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses NNR, & NNR Base (N Shropshire)
PAY: Travel expenses / Training
FOR: Natural England
A great opportunity to assist with the management and ongoing restoration of Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised peat bog. 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 students looking for a work placement or someone wanting to gain further experience in the conservation sector. To discuss, please contact Steve Dobbin, Reserve Manager; firstname.lastname@example.org, 07826 530767