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Environmental and Outdoor Education

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Full and part time voluntary placements, updated weekly.

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Environmental and Outdoor Education vacancies: interpretation, field work tutors, public engagement, adventure activities instructors also higher and further education roles.


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JOB: Sustrans Schools Cycling Volunteers - I Bike Scotland

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Various locations across Scotland

PAY: Training*

FOR: Sustrans Scotland

Are you passionate about cycling and walking and would like to help inspire young people to be more active? We're currently looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer with our fantastic I Bike schools projects in Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Dumfries; Falkirk; Glasgow; Inverness; Midlothian; Perth & West Lothian. You would be supporting activities for children aimed at encouraging more cycling, walking and scooting. What could be better than helping children to ride their bike without stabilisers for the first time! You don't need to be an expert cyclist - we're looking for people who are enthusiastic, committed, reliable, patient and good communicators. We offer an induction and training package for volunteers to develop your confidence in working alongside our I Bike officers in schools. We also provide regular support and opportunities to socialise with other I Bike volunteers, and you will be part of the wider Sustrans volunteering network. *All training provided, including Cycle Ride Leader, bike maintenance and safeguarding. Time commitment: at least once a month. ASK: Please contact annie.cousins@sustrans.org.uk for more information or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Uy0WfQ

JOB: Volunteer Learning Assistant, RSPB Leighton Moss

BE4: 13/5/19

LOC: RSPB Leighton Moss, CARNFORTH, Lancashire, LA5 0SW

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

One day per week - Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (Feb - Oct). With over 100,000 visitors a year, Leighton Moss is a very busy site which hosts many school / college / university and youth group visits during term time and family events at other times. Our professional Learning Team deliver exciting programmes of outdoor learning activities and Volunteer Learning Assistants play an important role - leading the standardised sessions with groups, inspiring and engaging children, students and families. You will need: some experience of working with groups of young people; a friendly demeanour and ability to engage and inspire people about wildlife; the ability to lead outdoor activities with groups of varying sizes, with people of varying ages and abilities; excellent communication skills; the ability to be outdoors and 'on the go' all day; and an interest in wildlife, but no expertise required! Appropriate training, tools and equipment will be provided. ASK: For more information, contact Carol Bamber on 01524 703015, email carol.bamber@rspb.org.uk or visit our website https://www.rspb.org.uk

JOB: Events & Activities

BE4: N / A

LOC: Arundel Wetland Centre

PAY:

FOR: WWT

As part of our Arundel team you will be supporting WWT to provide our visitors with a great day out, encouraging them to engage with and support our work to save wetlands for life. We may also need your help to run a central information desk providing advice and activities for all our visitors. This will involve: helping staff deliver informal activities and seasonal events throughout the year, such as pond dipping, bug hunting, puddle jumping, and our Lego workshops. Supporting staff with meeting and greeting and accompanying other special events. Providing support to staff in the set up and clearing away of equipment for activities. Keeping up to date with the latest news and events at the centre and talking to visitors about forthcoming events and activities that may be of interest. Preferably one day a week over weekends, bank holidays and school holidays 9.30am - 4.30pm. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2VLYsL9 and complete an application form.

JOB: RSPB Volunteer Learning Assistant Ribble Discovery Centre

BE4: 5/6/19

LOC: Ribble Discovery Centre, Fairhaven Lake, Inner Promenade, Lythan St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1BD

PAY: Reasonable home to reserve travel expenses (25 miles max)

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for volunteers to deliver some of our educational sessions to visiting schools and on family events where typical activities include hands on investigations of the mud estuary, sand dunes and woodland. You will need: the ability to lead or facilitate a fun and active day's education programme both in the field and the classroom with a group of young people and their staff; a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; and enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills. Desirable skills / experience: out of classroom teaching experience; and some ecological knowledge of habitat types. Time commitment: approx. 1 day per week March to October. ASK: Further details are available from emmeline.smith@rspb.org.uk, or tel 01253 796292.

JOB: Partnerships volunteer

BE4: 1/6/19

LOC: Gibside

PAY: Travel expenses and on the job training

FOR: National Trust

1 day per week. Want to assist with behind the scenes event planning at Gibside? We’re setting up a new team with a specific focus on liaising with third parties. Gibside couldn’t deliver its huge programme of events without the support of partners, third parties, bands and food traders. Now we’re in need of volunteers to help us with planning these events. You'll be booking food traders and bands to attend Gibside’s Beer and a bite nights and approaching partners who may be able to offer sport and creative learning opportunities at Gibside. This role will suit someone who is organised and creative but enjoys building new relationships. You'll need to be cheerful, positive, willing to get stuck in and able to commit to 1 day a week of volunteering.   ASK: Apply: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer

JOB: Events and Activities Volunteer

BE4: 1/8/19

LOC: Gibside

PAY: Travel expenses / training

FOR: National Trust

1 day a week. Love talking to people and getting stuck in? Events and activities volunteers help deliver the fantastic events, activities and sport that help bring Gibside to life for over 300,000 visitors every year. You'll be running our brand new activity station on green close field which is stocked with loads of kit plus delivering family activities at weekends and during the school holidays. Our school holiday programme is really varied so be open to learning new things. There’ll be everything from making epic mud pies, helping children get creative making wild art and becoming a pro at building a den to simply enjoying a game of rounders or football on the field. This role will suit someone who loves meeting new people and enjoys working with people of all ages. Cheerful, positive and willing to get stuck in with anything on a busy day. Able to commit to volunteering at weekends and during the school holidays. ASK: Apply here: https://c-js.co.uk/2u857Ua

JOB: Spurn Reserve Voluntary Trainee

BE4: 29/4/19

LOC: Spurn NNR

PAY: Accommodation, Travel expenses and Training budget provided

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

12 months for 3 days week. Do you enjoy learning in a fast paced setting and enjoy being part of multi-faceted team? If you'd like to learn the various aspects of managing a National Nature Reserve that includes habitat management, visitor engagement, surveying and much more, then this could be the perfect training and development opportunity for you to get stuck into. We’d like a new Voluntary Trainee to join the team at Spurn that is enthusiastic, dynamic and a real people person that can help us with our work, while learning plenty of new skills for yourself. You will gain a wide range of skills and knowledge centred on reserve management, visitor engagement and running a programme of events at a large visitor centre. A driving licence is essential for this role. ASK: For more information or to apply for this role email volunteering@ywt.org.uk

JOB: Inspiring People Voluntary Trainee - Spurn

BE4: 29/4/19

LOC: Spurn NNR

PAY: Accommodation, travel expenses and training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

6 months at 3 days a week. Would you like a career in environmental education and spend your days teaching people about the wonders of nature? We have an amazing new opportunity for an Inspiring People Voluntary Trainee to join the team at Spurn to learn and gain valuable experience whilst assisting with the delivery of our education and events programme. Spurn National Nature Reserve is an inspiring and informative place to visit that provides an excellent setting for education sessions and public engagement events. We have a fantastic offer for a wide variety of interests from natural history, maritime study and military history. If you have bags of enthusiasm, enjoy working with people of all ages and want to be part of this exciting phase of a national nature reserve’s development, then we’d like to hear from you. A driving licence is essential for this role. ASK: For more information or to apply for this role email volunteering@ywt.org.uk

JOB: Living Seas Centre Voluntary Trainee

BE4: 8/5/19

IV: 16/5/19

LOC: Flamborough

PAY: Travel expenses and Training budget provided

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed voluntary trainee to help support our team and gain valuable experience through engaging with visitors in the Living Seas Centre, running public marine conservation themed events, assisting with and delivering schools education sessions, assisting with our project work and promoting our wider Trust messages within the Living Seas work stream. 6-12 months, for 3 days a week between Thursday - Tuesday with some weekend. The role will start in May / June 2019. ASK: If you would like to share your passion about our Living Seas with others then we would like you to apply for this role: https://c-js.co.uk/2KGcmdv

JOB: Dino Team Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

PAY: Training / lunch voucher / uniform

FOR: Zoological Society of Hertfordshire / Paradise Wildlife Park

Dinosaurs have arrived at Paradise Wildlife Park! We are looking to add new members to our existing Dino Team who ensure that our dinosaurs are well looked after, & our guests leave having had an outstanding experience. Volunteers will be required to commit to a one day per week place throughout the busy season. Training provided, but an interest in dinosaurs is a bonus. Role description: general visitor engagement through the World of Dinosaurs attraction, demonstrations of fossils & other artefacts, occasional photography for families in the exhibit; manning of interactive exhibits.  We are looking for confident volunteers as you will be interacting with visitors.  Volunteers will also need to be comfortable with being outside in all weathers & be able to stand for a few hours at a time. ASK: For more information contact Barbara & Jenna volunteer@pwpark.com

JOB: Residential Project Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing, until mid-May 2019

IV: 17/05/2019

LOC: Various residential activity centres/similar within 2 hrs' of London

PAY: Accom & food

FOR: Free to Be Kids

6 continuous days (on a residential project) in July - August 2019. Can you spare a week to help get particularly disadvantage inner-city London kids out into the countryside for a week this summer? Free to Be Kids work with particularly disadvantaged children (aged 8-14) to help them experience feeling valued, brave, adventurous and successful - often for the first time in a long time. They achieve this principally via taking 'hard to reach' children out of London on residential projects based in natural environments. From torchlit nightwalks through the woods, paddling a canoe across a lake, or roasting marshmallows together under the stars, they need energetic and active volunteers to spend 6 days looking after groups of children during the residentials. No experience needed, but enthusiasm and energy are a must! Time commitment: 1 day's training in London/Oxford; 6 days on a residential during the Easter, Summer or October school holidays. ASK: . Visit www.freetobekids.org.uk/volunteer to watch our volunteer recruitment video and apply.

JOB: Engagement Volunteer

BE4: 17/5/19

IV: 17/05/2019

LOC: Slapton Ley Field Centre, Devon

PAY: Accom, food and relevant training

FOR: Field Studies Council

6 weeks. This role will involve: Observing and assisting with educational events and activities working towards leading events and activities for visitors such as fire lighting, shelter building, pond dipping and bat walks. Engaging with visitors, providing them with information and helping them discover what Slapton Ley has to offer. Assisting the ranger in management of the nature reserve including assisting with various monitoring projects. There may also be an opportunity to carry out your own independent project. ASK: Find out more from Alice Henderson on 07734 781374, volunteer.sl@field-studies-council.org

JOB: RSPB Loughborough Local Group Leader

BE4: 30/4/19

LOC: Loughborough

PAY: Expenses / training

FOR: RSPB

Are you a great 'people person', have well-honed people management & organisational skills & the ability to inspire others? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you! RSPB local groups are run by volunteers to promote the aims of the RSPB in the local community. They offer RSPB members & the public the opportunity to get more involved in our work to save nature. Groups run activities like indoor talks & outdoor walks. They fundraise & campaign for the RSPB & attend local community events to inspire people to support the RSPB. We're looking for the right individual to lead the Loughborough Local Group. You don't need to be an expert in birds - people skills are much more important for this role. Min commitment of 15-20 hours a month for a duration of max 5 year term of office. ASK: Further information & apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2FA3sfI

JOB: Dragonfly Centre Volunteer

BE4: N / A

IV: 27/09/2019

LOC: Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Ely

PAY: Training

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

We need enthusiastic people who love talking to others to help us keep our lovely Dragonfly Centre at Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, open every weekend from May to September. Flexible hours, half day or full day. You don’t need to be a dragonfly expert, just have an enthusiasm for them and willingness to learn about them and share your knowledge with others. We provide full support and training and you won’t be left to run the centre on your own until you are ready. Training: free space on our local training courses, shadowing experienced volunteers and access to guide books and reference materials. Our centre really is a lovely place to spend a few hours on a summers day. We have a pond and pond dipping equipment so you can have fun dipping all day and chatting to visitors about what you find, or just enjoy sitting in our garden and welcoming people to come in and have a look around. ASK: If you live nearby and can spare a few hours this summer to help us inspire more people to love dragonflies please get in touch with Fiona: fiona.mckenna@british-dragonflies.org.uk

JOB: Environmental Education Session Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Old Moor, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S73 0YF

PAY: Full training, support, uniform and travel expenses provided (up to 25 miles each way).

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about engaging children with nature and are happy to deliver outdoor activities to classes of up to 30 children (after a period of training) in all but extreme weather. You will be working outside and on the go all day as part of a small but busy education team inspiring children of all abilities about wildlife through practical, hands on activities such as pond dipping, investigating mini-beasts and seasonal sensory activities. Good communication skills and enthusiasm are essential and some experience of working with children would be helpful. Being willing to learn new skills with a resourceful and flexible approach will make you a valuable member of the team. Tasks will include: Leading education workshops to children (4-11 years). Assisting with equipment and resource maintenance as necessary. Assisting with promoting our education programme to primary schools. *Full training, support, uniform and travel expenses provided (up to 25 miles each way). Time commitment: minimum of one fixed day per fortnight, during term time march to October. ASK: To apply contact catherine.walker@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Wildlife Trainee (Education) Woolley Firs, Berkshire

BE4: ?

LOC: Woolley Firs, Cherry Garden Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LJ

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

As one of 20-30 Wildlife Trainees, you will spend 2-3 days per week over a period of 6-12 months, developing your skills in environmental education, building experience in working with children in an outdoor setting & inspiring the next generation at our beautiful nature reserves. You will be involved with our varied & exciting range of educational programmes. This will incl assisting with & leading school group activities, at the centre & offsite, planning & delivering events for families & developing resources. You should have a strong interest in environmental education & conservation, working with children & enjoy engaging with people of all ages. Rel volunteering or work exp desirable. ASK: Further information: https://c-js.co.uk/2UbDwkC

JOB: Wildlife Trainee (Education) Windsor Great Park, Berkshire

BE4: ?

LOC: Windsor Great Park Environmental Centre, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

2-3 days per week, 6-12 months. Develop your skills in environmental education, building experience in working with children in an outdoor setting & inspiring the next generation at our beautiful nature reserves. There will be ample opportunity to be involved with our varied & exciting range of educational programmes. This will include assisting with & leading school group activities, both at the centre & offsite, planning & delivering events for families & developing resources. Applicants should have a strong interest in environmental education & conservation, working with children & enjoy engaging with people of all ages. Relevant volunteering or work experience is desirable. ASK: For more information visit https://c-js.co.uk/2K0HA2o

JOB: Braintree Local Group Volunteers

BE4: 1/6/19

LOC: Braintree

PAY: Training

FOR: Essex Wildlife Trust

Committee Chairperson You will act as a spokesperson for the local group, chair the quarterly meetings & respond for the local group where required. The group also organise fundraising events & local walks & talks. It would be an advantage if you have a good knowledge of the local area & are used to dealing with people from all backgrounds. Volunteer Warden Working independently, you will visit the site on at least a weekly basis to act as the Trust’s eyes & ears on the reserve. You will be supported by our North West Area Reserves team who will be on hand to provide you with advice & guidance. You will patrol & inspect the reserve & deal with any problems as appropriate & carry out yearly site audits & feed this back to the team. Suitably fit to work outside & able to walk across uneven terrain & be comfortable working on your own. Outdoor Events Co-ordinator Help manage, co-ordinate & promote the programme of outdoor events on behalf of the Trust. ASK: Further information: volunteering@essexwt.org.uk

JOB: Local Group Volunteers

BE4: 1/6/19

LOC: Locations across Essex

PAY: Training

FOR: Essex Wildlife Trust

Are you a member of Essex Wildlife Trust? Would you like to volunteer in your local area? Our local groups are small teams of active local members of the EWT who want to get involved further. Local Groups members can help raise funds for EWT core functions, they can help with delivery of magazines & newsletters, they can help manage our reserves & they can help organise local talks & events to engage people in their area with the work of EWT. The role is hugely varied & the level of involvement also varies. ASK: Further information: volunteering@essexwt.org.uk

JOB: Seabird Cruise Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

1 day a week for 3-4 months. RSPB Bempton Cliffs is home to almost quarter of a million seabirds over the spring & summer months, incl puffins, gannets & kittiwakes. We run a series of very popular weekend seabird cruises from Bridlington harbour to show visitors our ‘Seabird City’ at close quarters. We are looking for knowledgeable volunteers for these three hour cruises to help ensure that passengers not only enjoy their experience but also learn from it. This is an opportunity to be part of the country’s largest nature conservation charity; a chance to pass on your knowledge of & passion for nature to others; to use & develop skills & personal initiative. You need: a good knowledge of seabirds in this area, or willingness to learn; a good stomach for sailing; an awareness of the RSPB’s work & the ability to talk about it; the enthusiasm & confidence to greet & initiate conversations with members of the public; good speaking & listening skills; availability for several weekends between May-September. ASK: Contact: Kim Smales, 01262 422206, kim.smales@rspb.org.uk or visit www.rspb.org.uk.

JOB: Live Seabird Interpreter

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

We need live interpreters so that visitors can meet a friendly face out & about on the reserve; helping visitors to identify wildlife & point them in the right direction. This role serves to enhance the experience visitors have on the reserve & encourages return visits. It’s an opportunity to spend your days out on the sea cliffs surrounded by up to a quarter of a million nesting seabirds & the chance to pass on your passion for nature to enthuse others. The skills you need: approachable, with a friendly demeanour; willingness to undertake appropriate training & personal development; ability to stand for long periods of time in all weather; confidence to initiate conversations with members of the public; enthusiasm for wildlife & conservation; own transport. You need to be fit, able to stand for long periods of time in all weathers, should be a quick learner & comfortable with using optical equipment efficiently (training provided). Must be over 18 & able to work without a chaperone. ASK: Contact Sarah Aitken 01262 422213, sarah.aitken@rspb.org.uk or visit www.rspb.org.uk

JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Assistant

BE4: 9/6/19

LOC: Minsmere, Suffolk

PAY: Training, travel expenses

FOR: RSPB

Our Schools on Reserves programme aims to give schoolchildren the chance to experience nature first-hand. Make a real difference and inspire them to care and learn about the natural world. Gain training and experience in environmental education. Essential skills / experience: keen interest in the environment; enthusiasm for outdoor education; resourceful and flexible approach; confidence and ability to lead or facilitate in the field and the classroom, with a group of students and their teacher; excellent communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with children of differing needs and levels of understanding; self-motivated with ability to work as part of a team and alone; good organisation skills; computer literacy  In line with our Safeguarding policy. All applicants are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. References will also be taken up. Time Commitment: from 2 days a month up to 3 days a week, class sizes up to 30 children. ASK: Contact: Christopher Ford, 01728 648281 / 648780, email: christopher.ford@rspb.org.uk

JOB: RSPB Rye Meads Toddler Group Leader

BE4: as soon as possible

LOC: RSPB Rye Meads Reserve, Hoddesdon, Herts

PAY: Expenses and appropriate training

FOR: RSPB

Our popular group, focusing on outdoor play and nature activities, requires a regular leader. We are looking for a friendly person, passionate about working outdoors with young children, to plan and lead our toddler sessions. Activities include outdoor messy play, sensory activities, stories / songs, nature themed activities. You will need to: plan and lead sessions; be responsible for and confident leading a group of up to 15 children who are always accompanied by parents or carers; have a friendly and approachable manner; experienced working with children; enthusiastic about sharing your interest in the outdoors; reliable and organised; creative and adaptable. Attend training e.g. First Aid, Safeguarding. You will gain: fun outdoors enabling children have first-hand experiences of nature; new skills and insight into the work of the RSPB; running your own group with supportive staff assistance and access to resources. Every 1st & 3rd Monday 10.30 - 12 am + time for preparation, setting up and clearing away. ASK: Contact Kate Noakes, Rye Meads, 01992 708 383 rye.meads@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Parent and Toddler Group Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We need enthusiastic & friendly volunteers to help organise a parent toddler group which run weekly at the reserve. Activities with the children will be run by a member of staff but we need help in setting up & putting away toys. You will gain exp in environmental youth work with the very young. Very little exp is needed; just be prepared to get involved. Exp of playing with young children & chatting to parents is useful. A well organised approach will help everyone but most important is to be welcoming, friendly & approachable Volunteers play a major role in the work of the RSPB & we regard volunteers as a very important part of the success of our reserves. We will ensure you receive all the training & support needed for you to enjoy volunteering at Sandwell Valley. Time Commitment: A morning or afternoon per week. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Events and Activities Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We regularly hold events on the reserve to encourage visitors to get closer to nature and learn more about the wildlife at Sandwell.  Annual events include bat and moth nights, bird ringing and family favourites like Easter egg hunts. You will be helping our visitor experience team by helping us deliver events on the nature reserve. You might be welcoming visitors, pond dipping or taking payment. The event activities vary every time and you will help us make them a success. You will also help by setting up activities in the first place and then helping us clear away afterwards.  We just need you to come with bags of enthusiasm and an interest in wildlife and the outdoors; we can supply and training you might need.  Experience of working with children would be helpful as our events are often family focused. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Forest School Volunteer Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Exeter, Devon

PAY: Travel expenses & in house training

FOR: A Touch of the Wild

We are looking for volunteers to help on weekdays and weekends at our holiday club, education groups, family events and birthday parties. Volunteers will be supporting the Club leaders to deliver fun days in the woods for children aged 5-14 years, packed with opportunities to take part and learn some amazing skills. Volunteers will need some exp of working with children or young people or feel confident in supporting groups of children in nature based activities. If you are interested in delivering outdoor learning, have enthusiasm, dedication and excellent communication skills this is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable exp. In house training will be provided with opportunities to learn bushcraft, green woodwork, plant ID and many more skills. A love of the great outdoors and own transport is essential! Volunteers working with vulnerable adults or children will need to take a DBS check that will be paid for by A Touch of the Wild. Volunteers are not required to make a commitment to regular days a week, although this would be helpful. ASK: Contact Hannah Standen, info@atouchofthewild.co.uk

JOB: Environmental Education Volunteer Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Skelton Grange Environment Centre, Leeds

PAY: Local travel expenses

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

2 to 4 days per week (Mon - Fri) for 6 months or more. Do you want to work in the environmental sector, but lack the experience to land your first job? Do you want to share your passion for the environment with the next generation? You could spend your time learning to teach children about the world around them, & try your hand at a variety of practical conservation skills. You will gain excellent work experience that will be valued by employers, develop a whole range of transferable skils, take part in a comprehensive training programme, & best of all jpin a friendly & supportive staff & volunteer team in a green oasis hidden away in South Leeds. Previous volunteers have gone on to work for organisations such as the Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Groundwork, Sustrans, Leeds City Council & The Conservation Volunteers! ASK: http://www.tcv.org.uk/skeltongrange/volunteering

JOB: Event Volunteer - Mass Engagement

BE4: N / A

LOC: Birmingham, Hereford, Oxford, York

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

The Events Programming Team work nationally across the Woodland Trust to deliver mass audience events which raise brand awareness of the Woodland Trust. The aim is to engage and inspire those audiences about the aims and work of the Woodland Trust and to encourage them to get involved and support our cause. We are looking for volunteers to assist us at events in 2019 in the following locations: Birmingham; Hay-on-Wye, Hereford; Oxford; Castle Howard, York. You will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills, to volunteer alongside the staff at the event, to engage with large audiences and support our delivery of events. As part of our events team you will: be part of the staff rota for an event; attend pre-event briefing calls over the telephone / video conferencing; engage with the public and deal with questions and queries at the event; give post-event feedback so each event can be evaluated going forward; collect names and addresses of members of the public, adhering to data protection / GDPR; help with tidying up after the event. Please only apply if you are interested in volunteering at one or more of the above locations. ASK: For further details and to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2CqpRw7

JOB: Park Explorers Leaders

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: National Trust Morden Hall Park, South London

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

Mondays during school term times. You will help to lead an innovative programme of weekly activities for children aged from 18 months to 4 years and their parents / carers. Bring Morden Hall Park to life for families as they learn through outdoor activities, storytelling, crafts & songs.   Friendly & enjoy working with families; enthusiastic about being outdoors, developing & leading activities that get young children hands on to explore & learn about the natural world. Enjoys storytelling, leading songs, creating & leading craft activities. Strong communicator with good customer service skills, enjoys being part of a team & comfortable leading & giving directions to others. Suitable for somebody looking to improve their CV & gain hands-on early years exp. ASK: For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer or contact the Learning Assistant on 0208 5456853 or mordenhallparklearning@nationaltrust.org.uk with any enquiries.

JOB: Land of Oak & Iron Events Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Derwent Valley, NE England

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Land of Oak & Iron (through Groundwork NE & Cumbria)

Approx. 1 day / month. Provide support to the Land of Oak & Iron staff team & partner orgs in organising & helping on the day at a range of events to promote Land of Oak & Iron & opportunities for local people to take part. Tasks may incl event planning & publicity, setting up on the day, running activities & talking to members of the public. Individuals need no prior exp, just enthusiasm & passion for the area. ASK: Find out more from Kath Marshall-Ivens kath.marshall-ivens@groundwork.org.uk 01207 524883 / 07966 330028

JOB: Volunteer Outdoor Leaders - Youth

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Chatham Green, Chelmsford, Essex

PAY: Expenses & training

FOR: Wilderness Foundation UK

Volunteer Outdoor Leaders required for our environmental youth programme at our Essex base. Placements include: school visit group leaders (week days), forest school assistants (Saturdays), holiday day camps leaders (school holidays). Time commitment to suit, can be 1 - 5 days per month. Applicants should have: an interest in nature and the outdoors, an approachable and welcoming demeanour suitable for working with children aged 5 - 10yrs, ability to work safely and responsibly with children in the outdoors. Excellent opportunity to engage young people with the natural world, build experience and skills and get some quality outdoor activity for yourself too. ASK: Please contact jenna@wildernessfoundation.org.uk 0300 123 3073 for a volunteer form. A DBS will be processed through us, and you will be asked to complete basic child protection training.

JOB: Events & Engagement Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Worcester

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

We're looking for friendly, engaging people to get involved and join our team!  We run a series of public engagement events and activities at Lower Smite Farm and in public parks and greenspaces throughout Worcestershire across the year. From family activities to county shows, these are the perfect opportunities to engage and enthuse children and adults with the environment and wildlife conservation.  You will assist with these public events and activities alongside Wildlife Trust members of staff and other volunteers. The tasks vary with the types of events but may include: engaging children and adults in outdoor, wildlife-themed activities such as walks, talks, bug hunts, pond dipping, crafts, games etc.; being an ambassador for our work; helping with set-up and pack-down at events; selling raffle tickets. Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. Time commitment is variable – you decide.  ASK: See https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N for full details. Contact Sadie activities@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919.

JOB: Youth Engagement Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Hindlip, Worcester & nearby nature reserves

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Our youth engagement team is recruiting volunteers to help deliver formal and informal outdoor learning sessions for young people between the ages of 11+.  We are looking for volunteers to help on a with our new University Volunteering Group, as well as a pool of volunteers to help deliver our ad-hoc activities with uniform groups, schools and holiday activities. You can sign up to help with one or both - how much time you give is up to you. Examples of typical tasks are: leading or assisting with a range of outdoor education activities from pond dipping and mini-beast hunts, to tree ID and shelter building; supervising practical conservation tasks out on the reserves (in all weathers); helping young people to carry out wildlife surveys; helping to deliver practical activities such as bushcraft and green woodworking. Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. ASK: See https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N for full details. Contact Ben Rees ben@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919

JOB: Living Seas Wales Volunteer

BE4: Open year round

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!  ASK: For more information please contact volunteer@cbmwc.org or 01545560224. You can also visit https://goo.gl/QknrVd

JOB: Parks in Mind volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Bournemouth

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

Parks in Mind provides fun nature conservation & other outdoor activities in Bournemouth’s beautiful parks to deliver health & wellbeing benefits to the people taking part. The project creates free volunteering opportunities suitable for anyone looking to improve their health, meet new people & learn new skills. The emphasis is on providing a relaxed & friendly atmosphere while taking part in practical & sociable outdoor activities to improve the environment. 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. It also includes elements of nature study, art in the environment, relaxation & confidence building workshops. You choose the activities you want to take part in & work to your own limits. No prior knowledge is required, with the chance to learn from both the project leaders & the other people taking part. ASK: Contact: info@bournemouthparksfoundation.org.uk 01202 451513

JOB: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Bournemouth

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

An exciting opportunity to support our Visitor Centre at Kingfisher Barn, the gateway to the Stour Valley Nature Reserve. With over 90,000 visitors a year you'll be welcoming people to the Centre, letting them know about the local area & showing them round the Centre exhibition. Can you provide a warm welcome to all visitors, hand out information & make a good cup of tea? Full training given, & don't worry - you don't need to be a 'font of all knowledge' on the area, although some local knowledge would be beneficial. For those with green fingers, there is plenty to be done in the wildlife garden too. Whether you can help with a morning a month or become a regular weekly volunteer, we'd love to hear from you. ASK: Contact: info@bournemouthparksfoundation.org.uk 01202 451513

JOB: Volunteer Education Guides

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Murlough National Nature Reserve

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

Volunteer Learning Guides help with and / or lead guided schools visits in the magnificent setting of Murlough. The team will also help with Wildlife Educational Events run on the property. Our Education programmes are linked to the aims of the National Curriculum. Nature, the Environment and Conservation are all given inspiration through our enhanced learning programmes and workshops which help children understand more about the world around them. You could be taking children on a mini-beast hunt and finding out all about the habitats of our indigenous animals. If you are outgoing, flexible and passionate about education and are happy to work outdoors, or if you enjoy a variety of work, like meeting people, working with children, having a friendly, helpful nature, please join our small team. ASK: There may be other activities where we could use your help, have a look on our Join In web page at https://c-js.co.uk/2AsPpai or email murlough@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Event Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses*

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As an Event Volunteer you'll be helping to run nature based activities for families in Cardiff's parks, greenspaces and family friendly indoor venues, from libraries to community centres. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable more children and families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. Time commitment: at least one event every month. *Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2S28aHd. Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Schools Outreach Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As a Schools Outreach Volunteer you'll be responsible for delivering outreach sessions in primary schools and nurseries across the city helping children to discover and learn about the nature in their school grounds. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable children and their families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. We also have Welsh speaking roles available. Ideally one day a fortnight, subject to school bookings. During school hours and school term time. Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2DDIuvu Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Park Explorers Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: National Trust Morden Hall Park

PAY: 0

FOR: National Trust

Monday mornings during school term times. Help to lead an innovative programme of weekly activities for children aged from 18 months to 4 years and their parents/carers. Set up for sessions, using and maintaining resources and equipment appropriately, and ensuring that it is returned to its proper storage place after use. Monitor the quality of the work through evaluation and informal feedback. Manage the daily finance of the activities including taking money, recording and following financial procedures. Work with the Learning Assistant and the rest of the team to ensure that all sessions are adequately resourced and staffed in advance. Act as a good ambassador for the National Trust, providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors. Learn about Morden Hall Park as a whole so you can tell our visitors about it. ASK: To apply for this role, please complete the online application form on the National Trust Volunteering web page, or alternatively contact the Learning Assistant for more details at mordenhallparklearning@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Assistants

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Farnham & Hazeley Heath RSPB Reserves

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

Are you able to inspire people about nature? We are looking for people to chat, help and have fun! We want to make Farnham & Hazeley Heath reserves a wonderful place for everyone. Although we do not have a visitors centre we do attend local activities and are looking for people like you who can bring the personal touch to the world of nature and be able to enthuse people about wildlife and the RSPB locally. Your tasks will be varied but will include: assisting with guided walks; helping to set up, run a small event stand and pack away afterwards; chatting to people about our heathland reserves and the work of the RSPB; assisting with creating promotional work; creating information displays.   This is a seasonal role but we tend to be busier during the spring and summer. Time commitment: At least 1 day per month. ASK: Contact: Mary Braddock, RSPB, c/o Rural Life Centre, The Reeds, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL, 01252 795632, 07714 271024 mary.braddock@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cornwall

PAY: Training

FOR: Wild Futures The Monkey Sanctuary

Minimum stay is two weeks & maximum three months. Help clean the monkey enclosures, prepare their food & enrichment. Help with children's workshops & in the café, gardening & help in the day to day running of the sanctuary. No quals or experience required, just a willingness to be involved. ASK: More details from Antony Williams will@wildfutures.org

JOB: Myplace Ecotherapy Volunteer

BE4: N / A

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. ASK: 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: Events & Activities Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire

PAY: Travel expenses*

FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Brockholes has a packed & varied programme of events & activities running throughout the year for visitors of all ages from tots to grown ups! We run lots of children’s activities, walks, talks, theatre performances & even Santa comes to Brockholes in December. Events & Activities Volunteers assist us with event set up, meeting & greeting, delivering the sessions & packing away at the end & helping to ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience! The majority of our events & activities are held at weekends & school holiday periods, so you will need to be available to volunteer then. *Free parking, restaurant & shop discount, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. ASK: Go the https://www.brockholes.org to find out more

JOB: Small Steps Big Change (SSBC) Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

Assist Family Mentors to deliver the SSBC Family Mentor programme across Bulwell & Aspley. Volunteers will be supporting families to increase their confidence & ability in group activities such as Triple P, Active Play, Stay & Play, Songs & Rhymes, Bump, Birth & Baby, Infant Massage & Cook & Play. Min 2 hours per week Monday to Saturday. Skills / exp: being a parent & / or grandparent; working with children; being supportive; a good listener; developing relationships. ASK: For more information contact Richard Owen, Volunteer Co-ordinator, richard.owen@groundworknottingham.org.uk or call 07771348655.

JOB: Local Outreach Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Homebased and local area – England and Wales only

PAY: Training & some expenses

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

Do you love Dragonflies? Would you love to share your passion for these iconic insects with others? As a Local Outreach Volunteer you will be an ambassador for our charity and for dragonflies and their conservation. Duties may include giving talks to local groups in your area about our work and the wonderful world of Dragonflies, representing us at local events, taking leaflets to local venues, running Dragonfly identification courses, or leading guided walks at local nature reserves/parks to see Dragonflies. We can provide templates and content for talks, materials for event displays and all the support you will need to make the role your own. The role is very flexible and it is totally up to you which type of events you cover and how much time you can give. ASK: Please get in touch with Conservation Outreach Officer Fiona to find out more and to apply for the role: fiona.mckenna@british-dragonflies.org.uk

JOB: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Activity Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC:

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Our Activity Volunteers support the National Park’s Activities & Events programme, chatting to participants, keeping groups together on a guided walk, helping out on bat walks / twilight walks, family events & at our centres, Carew Castle, Castell Henllys & Oriel y Parc. No fixed amount of time required. Opportunities are available to become Volunteer Walk Leaders & full training such as walk leader training, first aid & risk assessment is provided. ASK: Please contact the National Park’s Volunteering Development Officer, Rebecca Evans rebeccae@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk

JOB: Outdoor Learning Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Ribble Valley and Pendle, East Lancashire

PAY: Training & out-of-pocket travel costs

FOR: Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership

Either 1 day per week/biweekly/monthly or ad hoc to suit school groups. Support the Outdoor Learning Officer with educational trips, teacher training and in school and learning orgs grounds. Advocate learning from the land to local schools and educational groups. This role involves: Assisting in the delivery of env ed programmes, activities and youth engagement; Supporting the Outdoor Learning Officer in outdoor lesson planning in line with the National Curriculum and exam specifications; Assist in the promotion and delivery of events, projects and activities across the PHLP area whenever possible, linking to school. ASK: For more information please see: https://pendlehillproject.com/get-involved Before starting this role you will be required to undertake an informal interview and full induction, and a DBS check will be carried out (free of charge). If you are interested in this opportunity or would like to find out more please call 01200 420420 or email pendlehill@ernestcooktrust.co.uk

JOB: Family Learning Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Ribble Valley & Pendle, East Lancashire

PAY: Training & out-of-pocket travel costs

FOR: Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership

Opportunities for periodic/regular volunteering or either 1 day per week/biweekly/monthly. Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership project aims to improve and develop local families' relationship with their local landscape and wild spaces. The Outdoor Learning Officer will provide a key role in broadening learning aspects of the PHLP, providing additional family activities and formal education methods to engage with the PHLP community. This role involves: assisting the delivery of nature and heritage events and activities within the PHLP area for adults, children and families; supporting the Outdoor Learning Officer in admin, resource creation and session promotion; joining in with activities and providing a positive role model for the children, young people and families; encouraging families to try other PHLP community events, training and activities. ASK: For more information please see: https://pendlehillproject.com/get-involved If you are interested in this opportunity or to find out more please call 01200 420420 or email pendlehill@ernestcooktrust.co.uk

JOB: Schools On Reserves Learning Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

Do you remember finding your first ladybird? Share in the excitement as a volunteer and you will have the opportunity to deliver our education programme to visiting schools where typical activities range from hands on exploration of meadows, woods and ponds to playing environmental games. Essential skills / exp needed: a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills; a resourceful and flexible approach to be able to cope with a wide variety of ages and abilities of children; the confidence and ability to lead or facilitate a fun and active day's education programme, both in the field and the classroom, with a group of students and their teacher. We'll give you training and exp to build your confidence in helping children have a wonderful hands-on exp with nature. 1 day a week especially between April-July. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Support & Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

Here at Conwy, school groups book onto Sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve. You will help us inspire children and their accompanying adults, assisting with the games and lessons and supporting children as we go. During school terms, but mainly April to July. Training and support will be given, and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. Relevant RSPB clothing and equipment will be provided, and you will be treated as part of the team at RSPB Conwy. ASK: Learning Support Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2q8cZU2 Learning Assistant Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2H08xk4

JOB: Windpump Welcome Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Horsey Windpump, Horsey, Norfolk

PAY: Training and travel expenses

FOR: National Trust

Min 3.5 hours a fortnight. In 2019 National Trust reopened Horsey Windpump to paying visitors and to members following an extensive restoration project. This is your chance to get involved with this historic building share its dramatic story and engage visitors with our local industrial heritage. This is an exciting, flexible role in which no two days will be the same. ASK: Please contact Horsey Windpump on horseywindpump@nationaltrust.org.uk or phone 01263 740241 or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2P0sRDq



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