Voluntary Opportunities: Environmental and Outdoor Education

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Environmental and Outdoor Education vacancies: interpretation, field work tutors, forest school, public engagement, adventure activities instructors, could also include assisting with summer holiday activities, attending agriculture shows and events.

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JOB: Expedition Leaders
BE4: 31-01-2021
IV: --
LOC: Worldwide
FOR: British Exploring Society

British Exploring Society is a world class youth development charity which empowers & equips young people with the courage, resilience & determination to make the most of their future. We take young people on expeditions to remote locations where they face challenges, gain skills & learn about themselves & the fragile environments that they explore. We are currently recruiting volunteer Leaders for our 2021 expeditions to the Peruvian Amazon, Canadian Yukon, Finnish Lakeland, Iceland & the Scottish Highlands. We are welcoming applications for all our Leader positions including Knowledge, Adventure & Social Leaders. Additionally, we are keen to hear from those with relevant or transferable senior leadership experience to fulfil our Basecamp Manager, Trainee Leader Mentor, Chief & Deputy Chief Leader roles. Time commitment: 2-6 weeks. Please visit for further information & to express an interest in leading with us. If you have any questions, you can contact us directly on

JOB: Youth Forum member
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Bristol, Weston-super-Mare and Bath (Avon)
PAY: Training for individuals needs
FOR: Avon Wildlife Trust

Avon Wildlife Trust is passionate about providing opportunities for the next generation to shape the future of our work and provide a platform for you to make your voice heard. If you are aged between 14 and 24, have a passion for wildlife and our environment this is the opportunity for you. You will meet with like-minded peers to develop projects and events to champion wildlife, become advocates for your generation to take positive action for the future, develop and deliver your vision for a Wilder Avon. We will support this role with training, genuine connection with our Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team, and inspiring opportunities to make a real difference to your local environment. Meeting are being held online at the moment. We ask that you attend all the monthly meetings and we will offer volunteering, team building and additional training opportunities throughout the year. More information:

JOB: Research Intern
BE4: 31-01-2021
IV: --
LOC: New Quay, Ceredigion
PAY: Training
FOR: Sea Watch Foundation

Please note that internships will be subject to whatever COVID restrictions are in place at the time. Interns are invited to assist the Sea Watch Foundation (SWF) with the running of the ‘Cardigan Bay Monitoring Project’. Interns’ tasks include: land-based surveys; boat-based surveys; photo-identification matching; data entry; raising public awareness; education initiatives and events. Interns are required from early April until October 2021. The research season is split into four periods: Period 1: April 12 - May 30; Period 2: May 31- July 18; Period 3: July 19 - September 5; Period 4: September 6 - October 24. All interns will be trained in cetacean observation and identification, in boat survey protocols, and photo-identification of bottlenose dolphins. If you are interested in this position, please contact Katrin on with a completed application form (available on the Sea Watch website and CV.

JOB: Advisory Committee (several roles)
IV: --
LOC: Remote
FOR: UK Youth for Nature

We know that there are a number of areas where we know we can improve our performance, knowledge and outcomes. An Advisory Committee would help us to ensure that our actions as an organisation and a movement are as impactful as they can be and are embedded in evidence, accuracy, and expertise. We are currently seeking advisors with the following expertise: diversity & inclusion; social media; campaign strategy; political strategy; mental health & education. Our initial proposal would be for an average of 1 day / month. However, the structure of the advisor’s position would be tailored according to their skills, expertise, availability, and own ideas, investment, and requirements. This could include: review of strategy documents and campaign materials, according to area of expertise, and suggestions for improvement; training and advice; targeted sessions; specific queries and advice. For more information please contact

JOB: Education & Outreach Assistant
BE4: 01-02-2021
IV: 08-02-2021
LOC: New Quay, Ceredigion
PAY: Training & accommodation provided
FOR: Sea Watch Foundation

The Sea Watch Foundation ( is seeking an Education and Outreach Assistant for the 2021 season, with a strong interest in marine conservation, education and public awareness. Their Education & Outreach Programme is wide-ranging so they also welcome remote-working volunteers for this role. The Assistant is required to stay for at least half of the season (choosing Period 1-2 or 3-4; Period 1-2: 12/4 - 18/7; Period 3-4: 19/7 - 24/10) but can also choose to stay the whole season. Full or part time. The assistant is responsible for their own travel; accommodation is provided. Please send your CV and a cover letter, specifying the period(s) you would prefer to volunteer for, and providing contact details of two referees, to; Please specify ‘EA 2021 APPLICATION’ into your subject title. Applicants must be available for interview between the 8 - 12 February; outcomes will be notified by the 15 February.

JOB: Love Your River Cole Trainee Roles x 3
BE4: 05-02-2021
LOC: Hams Hall, Brandon Marsh, Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens
PAY: 9000 bursary
FOR: Wildlife Trust For Birmingham & The Black Country

Full time placements. Duration: 12 months. Do you love wildlife and working outdoors? Are you practical and willing to learn new skills? Ever thought about a career in nature conservation? The Love Your River Cole (LYRiC) project aims to transform the Cole Valley, enhancing natural spaces and training local people to look after this important natural river corridor. If you are looking to start your conservation career, this 12 month trainee placement will give you the skills and experience you need, including a City & Guilds Level 2 Work Based Certificate in Environmental Conservation. Further details and link to application documents: