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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: Skomer Island Long Term Volunteers

BE4: 25/1/19

IV: 25/01/2019

LOC: Skomer Island NNR, Pembrokeshire

PAY: Accommodation, boat transport & rel training

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales

Three placements, one running from 30/03/19 until 15/07/19 & two from 15/07/19 until 30/09/19. Successful candidates will assist in welcoming visitors to the island, conducting species monitoring, maintaining visitor accommodation, leading educational activities, maintenance work & other tasks where necessary. They will have a love & enthusiasm for wildlife & conservation, have a hardy nature, & be willing to work in all weathers with unsociable hours in remote locations. They will have a high level of motivation, be happy to work independently, be physically fit & happy to spend long periods of time on the island without visiting the mainland. ASK: Contact https://c-js.co.uk/2QqP55D or Sarah Parmor on skomer.vo@welshwildlife.org

JOB: Volunteer Internships

BE4: 14/1/19

IV: 14/01/2019

LOC: Various

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

6 month placements. Volunteer internships from March - September 2019 on various UK reserves; Rainham Marshes in Greater London, Pulborough Brooks in West Sussex, Leighton Moss in Lancashire, Conwy in North Wales, Bempton Cliffs in East Yorkshire & Loch Leven in Central Scotland. We are looking for volunteers to deliver clearly defined sessions to groups of up to 30 young people of all ages & abilities throughout our summer season. You would mainly be delivering to school groups but will also have opportunities to gain exp working with families & adults. You could be a recent graduate or just changing careers & need to gain practical exp in this competitive arena. Good communication skills & enthusiasm are essential & some exp of working with children would be helpful. You will be working outside & on the go all day. Willing to learn new skills with a resourceful & flexible approach. You’ll get training in delivery, local species ID, the safe use of all equipment & first aid, mentoring, lots of first-hand exp, a uniform as required & expenses. ASK: Contact: Suzanne Welch, RSPB Education & Families Manager; RSPB The Lodge, Sandy, Beds. SG19 2DL 01767 693271 suzanne.welch@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Workshop Leader

BE4: 11/1/19

IV: 11/01/2019

LOC: Bristol & Cardiff

PAY: Full training provided

FOR: Action For Conservation

Action for Conservation (AFC) is an environmental education charity working with young people from across the UK to inspire the next generation of conservationists. They are looking for young, passionate conservationists studying at a Master's level or higher or working in the sector to join their dynamic team of volunteer WildED workshop leaders in Bristol & Cardiff this winter. The WildED programme supports students in delivering local environmental projects that have a positive impact on wildlife & increase their connection to nature. Volunteers help facilitate workshops & share their experiences of working / studying in the conservation sector, showing students what 'real' conservationists look like. Workshops are fun, rewarding & a fantastic opportunity to showcase your exp, university or organisation & work with amazing young people! ASK: If you are interested please email info@actionforconservation.org with a short bio about yourself & any previous facilitation / conservation exp.

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: Fife Nature Records Centre Event Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Fife (various)

PAY: Training

FOR: Fife Nature Records Centre (based within Fife Council)

Help us engage the public in biological recording & the wildlife of Fife in person. Gain exp & develop transferable skills, work within a passionate team & access training opportunities. We hold a small number of events & training courses every year & attend a number of events with a small stand & display.  Depending on the event, the role may involve helping set up a display & / or training space, assisting with administration on the day & talking to the public. Depending on skills & interests, involvement could also include helping with event planning, preparation & production of materials. Events are anywhere in Fife, different days of the week & different times - we would like to gather details of interested individuals who we could contact when an opportunity arose. A friendly demeanour & interest in wildlife & biological recording are important. ASK: Roles can be tailored to your interests & availability, see https://c-js.co.uk/2QuhkjX

JOB: Mentoring Officer

BE4: 21/12/18

IV: 21/12/2018

LOC: Home Based

PAY: Small stipend to cover expenses

FOR: A Focus on Nature

You will play a pivotal role in helping young people find exciting mentoring opportunities & enable them to secure & pursue careers in the nature conservation sector. You will co-ordinate our network of mentors (a group of leading figures & experts in the sector, with skills ranging from photography to political advocacy). You need to be confident in dealing with people & have good interpersonal skills to support both mentees & mentors. You will have an interest in nurturing young people & helping them to develop & will be passionate about improving inclusivity within conservation. Applicants must be below the age of 28 at the time of application. We expect the role will with be for a min of one year, max of 3. It is anticipated the role will require an average of 4-6 hpw, although this will increase in September 2019. ASK: More information: www.afocusonnature.org/vacancies

JOB: Events Residential Volunteer & Guide

BE4: 11/1/19

LOC: Spey Bay, Moray, NE Scotland

PAY: Full training given

FOR: Whale and Dolphin Conservation

3 March - 31 October. Supporting the implementation of the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre ‘events’ programme which runs from April to October and involves a variety of responsibilities including: creating, organising and delivering conservation events and activities - aimed at children from 3-11 years, young people and adults; organising and delivering conservation themed guided wildlife and nature walks; developing topical conservation talks and workshops; digital marketing; creating and managing social media posts; citizen science; working with the Scottish Wildlife Trust and the local Spey Fishery Board, assisting with the monitoring of mink and habitat management; attending a variety of local coastal community events; assisting with school visits and activities at the Centre and the also offsite events and Shorewatch site visits; delivering environmental interpretation - inspiring people through land-based dolphin watching, tours, talks and guided wildlife walks; visitor engagement; managing ‘front of house’ of the visitor centre. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2QIre0m

JOB: Shorewatch Residential Volunteer & Guide

BE4: 11/1/19

LOC: Sey Bay, Moray, NE Scotland

PAY: Full training given

FOR: Whale and Dolphin Conservation

3 March - 31 October. Role includes:  delivering environmental interpretation - inspiring people through land-based dolphin watching, tours, talks and guided wildlife walks; managing ‘front of house’ of the visitor centre including; welcoming visitors, customer service in the Centre’s eco-friendly gift shop (3-4 days per week); assisting the Policy Officer with the development of the WDC Shorewatch Programme; carrying out shore-based dolphin, whale and porpoise observations from various locations around Scotland, visiting partner organisations and cultivating relationships at these sites (1-2 days per week); citizen science - research in the form of hourly 10 min land-based cetacean watches; supporting recruitment and training of Shorewatch volunteers; digital marketing - managing social media as a tool to engage Shorewatch volunteers, creating physical and digital marketing resources; managing data collection and input from shore-based sites; support the organisation development and delivery of community events & talks; administration duties. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2QIre0m

JOB: Education Residential Volunteer & Guide

BE4: 11/1/19

LOC: Spey Bay, Moray, NE Scotland

PAY: Full training given

FOR: WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

3 March - 31 October. Role Includes:  assisting the Education Officer with the WDC schools programme including delivering talks, running workshops and assisting with group visits to the Scottish Dolphin Centre for groups of all ages from Primary School through to University (approx. 1-2 days per week); developing interpretative and educational resources; delivering environmental interpretation - inspiring people to take an interest and care for the environment through land-based dolphin watching, tours, talks and guided wildlife walks; visitor engagement - raising the profile of WDC - amaze & inspire our visitors (over 95,000 every year) about the world of whales and dolphins and the work that we do to protect them, keep visitors informed of the latest WDC campaigns; managing ‘front of house’ of the visitor Centre (3-4 days per week); digital marketing - creating physical and digital marketing resources; research in the form of hourly 10 minute land-based cetacean watches. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2QIre0m

JOB: RSPB Residential Volunteer Interns

BE4: 11/1/19

LOC: Across the UK

PAY: Free accommodation and training

FOR: RSPB

1 year, some 6 month internships available. Are you looking for a career in practical conservation or are you a people person looking for experience in a public facing role? We have a range of opportunities offering structured training and development in locations across the UK for which we are now recruiting. There are internships on offer for Practical Conservation, Visitor Experience, Specialist Surveyors and All Rounders, all including a full training package with hard and soft skills built in (please note this will vary from location to location). We will give you free accommodation and the chance to live and volunteer in some spectacular locations, immersing yourself in RSPB reserve life, and offering the skills and experience to equip you for your chosen career in the conservation sector. Come and join us in our mission to save nature. ASK: For details please go to our website at https://c-js.co.uk/2IyrBCw

JOB: Wildlife Ambassador

BE4: 14/1/19

LOC: Yorkshire Wide

PAY: Training and help towards travel expenses

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

All across Yorkshire we’re reaching out into communities to connect people with nature. Through events at our nature reserves as well as community events, our fantastic team of volunteers and staff are inspiring Yorkshire folk to explore the wildlife on their doorstep.  We’re looking for new Wildlife Ambassadors who will help us to reach even more people. You’ll be teamed up with staff at our nature reserves or at events to talk to the people we meet there. You will be sharing your passion for wildlife with the people you meet by talking to them and telling our stories and also involving families is simple craft activities. If you have a passion for wildlife and if you’re a great communicator who would like to use your skills to inspire others about wildlife, we’d love to hear from you! Various times available and flexible to suit the volunteer. ASK: Get in touch to find out more volunteering@ywt.org.uk or call 01904 659570.

JOB: Soak It Up Project Voluntary Trainee x 2

BE4: 7/1/19

IV: 17/1/19

LOC: York or Doncaster

PAY: Travel expenses and Training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

2-3 days a week for 6 months. We’re on a mission to teach people all about Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) with our fantastic new project- Soak It Up! We’re proud to be delivering this engaging new project in partnership with Yorkshire Water, through the project we will deliver a programme of events and practical works with schools across north and south Yorkshire that will life the profile of SuDs. As a Soak It Up Voluntary Trainee you will be involved in project delivery, that will help young people to understand the reality of the urban water cycle and how small interventions can help improve drainage and take pressure out of our existing drainage systems. There are two roles available, one based in York and the second in Doncaster. ASK: Please see our website for more information and application form. https://c-js.co.uk/2KGcmdv

JOB: Welney - Guide in the Hide

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Welney

PAY: Discount & uniform

FOR: WWT

As a Guide in a Hide you will provide a warm welcome to our visitors & encourage them to make the most of their visit to WWT Welney Wetland Centre.  In this role you will engage visitors of all ages & backgrounds in our bird hides by pointing out birds of key interest, providing identification tips & assisting them to use optical equipment & guide books. You will need to be equally at ease interacting with groups of children & families as you are talking to adult birders & photographers. In addition, you will undertake some basic maintenance tasks to keep the hides presentable & clean. We are looking for volunteers to come in on Sundays, but are flexible about specific hours. Suitable uniform provided to all regular volunteers, Discount available at cafe & shop on volunteering days. ASK: More information & to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2FV8QgW

JOB: Practial & Events Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: K-Woodlands, 1 Burley Place, East Kilbride, G74 5LZ

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: East Kilbride Community Trust

3-8 hpw. Gain new skills, meet new friends and enjoy the outdoors! We are looking for enthusiastic, keen volunteers to assist on our woodland events and also help in maintaining the woodland. Practical duties include painting signs, pruning trees and bushes, fixing fencing, tree surveying as well as litter picking. As this is a new project we are looking to further develop our community woodlands, so are always looking for a fresh pair of eyes to help with ideas.  Event duties include assisting before and after the event. Our events vary from movie nights in the woods to making bow and arrows and den building with kids. ASK: If you are looking for experience working with the local community or maintenance conservation work then please get in touch! email stephen@ekct.co.uk or phone 07590633376 for further details.

JOB: Events Coordinator

BE4: 31/12/18

LOC: Essex, based near Colchester.

PAY: 0

FOR: CPREssex

CPRE Essex are looking for a volunteer events coordinator who can help with: managing and overseeing the stall at events; communicating with members of the public, discussing local matters; promoting CPRE Essex to the members of the public. If you are passionate about the environment, and feel you can make a difference, please contact us! ASK: Please contact me directly at mrsamuels@live.co.uk for more information.

JOB: Parks in Mind volunteer

BE4: N / A

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! ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2yNn3pU

JOB: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre Volunteer

BE4: N / A

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 will be 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 of you with green fingers, there is also plenty to be done in the wildlife garden too. Whether you can help with a morning a month or become one of regular weekly volunteers we'd love to hear from you. Come along to our info evening on Wed 7 November from 6pm. ASK: Find out more here: https://c-js.co.uk/2JuOauf 01202 451548 stour.valley@bournemouth.gov.uk

JOB: Volunteer Education Guides at Murlough National Nature Reserve

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Murlough National Nature Reserve

PAY:

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: Trainee Engagement Ranger

BE4: 11/1/19 9am

IV: 24/1/19

LOC: Occombe Farm

PAY: Accommodation / training

FOR: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

4/5 days a week (30-37hrs) for 9-12 months. Are you looking to gain hands on experience in the environmental education or conservation sector? Want to be provided with accommodation, a training budget and the chance to work with skilled professionals already working in the industry? This intensive trainee scheme has provided 90% of individuals who have completed the scheme the knowledge, skills and confidence to secure jobs in the environmental education, conservation or teaching sector. This role will give you hands-on experience in the education team, assisting with the planning and delivery of school day visits, residential stays and engagement activities across all the Trusts main sites in Torbay including farmland, marine, woodland, parkland and headlands. ASK: For further information visit https://c-js.co.uk/2DhNurT

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: Volunteering Roles

BE4: N / A

LOC: Millport Field Centre, Isle Of Cumbrae, Scotland

PAY: 0

FOR: Field Studies Council

FSC is an environmental education charity providing informative & enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages & abilities to discover, explore & understand the environment. FSC is an independent charity receiving no core revenue funding from statutory sources & we therefore rely on fees paid by our visitors & on the generosity of donors, trust funds & grant bodies to finance our activities. Ideally we are looking for someone to welcome people to the aquarium & museum at weekends 10am – 4pm, who would be willing to do stock takes, keep shop clean, take small payments, greet anyone coming in. If willing or keen we are looking for someone to do guided tours of the museum & aquarium too. If you feel that you meet the skills we are looking for, we want to hear from you. ASK: Find out more: email Alex MacFie, Head of Centre, alex.sco@field-studies-council.org

JOB: Green Academies Project Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Erddig, Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre

PAY: Volunteer card

FOR: National Trust

Conservation & horticulture volunteering at Erddig with the Green Academies Project (GAP), National Trust, Wrexham. The GAP team at Erddig is looking for volunteers with a love for the outdoors, nature conservation & / or horticulture to help us develop & maintain our community green spaces at Felin Puleston & in our local communities. You can also get involved in delivering outdoor activities, support & encouragement for our young volunteers. Roles & time commitment are very flexible depending on the availability of our volunteers. GAP supports young people 11-24ys & local communities to grow the skills & exp they need to look after nature on their doorstep. We help them develop a passion for the environment, learn new, practical skills & prepare for education & employment. GAP is part of Our Bright Future, a £33m programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund. ASK: Contact: mieke.delathouwers@nationaltrust.org.uk, 01978 356 223. Website: https://c-js.co.uk/2CrCTLj Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenAcademiesProjectNT/ , www.facebook.com/ErddigNT

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: Guided Walk Leader

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: North West Wales

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

Your volunteering role will include planning, promotion and delivery of guided walks at our beautiful sites in North West Wales. Coed Cadw (the Woodland Trust in Wales) manages over 100 sites across Wales, a diverse mix of urban and rural woods. You will share your natural enthusiasm, people skills and passion for nature, history and stories to help us engage with visitors through the delivery of guided walks. You will deepen visitor awareness of the work of the Trust through leading people on group walks in a welcoming, safe and enjoyable way.  You will be provided with regular support from your volunteer manager and you will be volunteering in conjunction with at least one other volunteer or Trust member of staff who will act as a back marker for you on the day of your guided walks. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2o6g9q8 for further information.

JOB: Event Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Northern Ireland

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for active and enthusiastic volunteers to assist at agricultural events at various locations in Northern Ireland. In this role you will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills to work alongside other volunteers, to engage with the public and support event delivery. You will be using your natural enthusiasm, practical and people skills and your passion for nature to help us interact with the public to encourage them to become engaged with the Woodland Trust's work. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2MMP0qk for further information.

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: 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: Education Team Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY

PAY: Free membership of the Arboretum + discounts

FOR: The Yorkshire Arboretum

Usually around 5 hours a day when a school is visiting. The Yorkshire Arboretum offers a lively and very popular programme of activities for Schools linked to the National Curriculum.  Additional volunteers are needed to join the Education Team to help with an increasing number of school visits. Experience with children, in either a school or an informal setting is useful and a willingness to work outdoors in all weathers is needed. ASK: For more information please visit https://www.yorkshirearboretum.org/volunteering

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 Rae or 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 - 18.  We are looking for volunteers to help on a regular basis with our new Youth 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: Visitor Engagement Volunteer

BE4: N / A

IV: 01/02/2019

LOC: Rainton Meadows or Low Barns Nature Reserve

PAY: Expenses on discussion / training / uniform

FOR: Durham Wildlife Trust

One weekend day a week. You will be supporting the income generation team and visitor centre assistants with their events; being an ambassador for Durham Wildlife Trust; promoting and impassioning the wildlife and wider benefits of the nature reserve; attending events on the day, helping with car parking, sign-in, entrance fees and general tasks; talking to members of the public about membership, signposting them and being a welcoming face for the site; helping to keep entrance areas and bathrooms clean and tidy and keep the visitor centre looking welcoming; focus on weekends and schools holidays, when the site is busiest. What will you get out of it? Learn about different wildlife and the work of Durham Wildlife Trust; gain confidence in speaking to people; helping to raise income for wildlife conservation from Tees to Tyne; be part of a wonderful team of staff and volunteers; gain friendship and socialization. ASK: Contact Zoe Hull zhull@durhamwt.co.uk

JOB: Outdoor Activities Volunteer

BE4: 26/1/19

IV: 26/01/2019

LOC: Winsford or Chester

PAY: Training and travel expenses

FOR: Age UK Cheshire

2 hrs / week or fortnight. Do you love the outdoors? If the answer is yes, Age UK Cheshire would love to hear from you. We are seeking volunteers to help to deliver outdoor based activities in Winsford and Chester. As a volunteer you will support or lead outdoor activities for people who are living with dementia and their carers.  Activities may include: nature walks, bush crafts, conservation work and gardening. Age UK Cheshire’s Outdoor Activities is a Bright Memories project funded by Brightlife Cheshire and working in partnership with Warrington and Cheshire Carer’s Trust, and Alzheimer’s Society. ASK: Contact: Kate Bibby, Outdoor Activities Coordinator, 07747 011548, kate.bibby@ageukcheshire.org.uk

JOB: Land Of Oak & Iron Events Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Derwent Valley, NE England

PAY: Training

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: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Activity Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Pembrokeshire

PAY: Expenses & training

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 Parks’ Volunteer Co-ordinator, Gayle Lister gaylel@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Schools On Reserves Learning Assistant

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

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: 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: Volunteer Eco-Schools Assessor

BE4: 14/1/19

LOC: England

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Keep Britain Tidy

Are you passionate about environmental education? Would you like to help encourage your young people to become more environmentally responsible? Would you like to help create great community cohesion in your Local Authority? Would you like to encourage schools to become more sustainable and environmentally aware? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may be interested in becoming an Eco-Schools Green Flag Assessor. The Eco-Schools programme is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world. The Eco-Schools Green Flag is an international standard that schools attain to show their commitment to the environment. To gain the Green Flag, the school must be assessed by an Eco-Schools Green Flag Assessor. This process involves the assessor reading the school’s Green Flag application documents, and then visiting the school to meet the Eco-Committee and Eco-Coordinator to assess whether the Eco-Schools ethos is embedded throughout the school.  ASK: Please see: https://c-js.co.uk/2Mr5Y9z for further details.

JOB: Family Activities Assistant - Arts and Crafts

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough, Lancashire

PAY: Training & discounts

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

1/2 - 1 day a week. You will take on a wide variety of roles in assisting with the organisation & delivery of arts & crafts during key seasonal events & smaller activities for the visiting public throughout the year. You will be assisting the learning team (staff & volunteers) to engage our visitors through the medium of arts & crafts. A key focus of your role will be to assist with the organisation & delivery of arts & craft themed activities throughout the year. Provide centre support through the preparation of arts & craft materials & resources for activities & seasonal events i.e. half-terms, Easter, summer holidays, Halloween, Christmas, weekends etc. ASK: To find out more contact Amy Hannan on amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk or 07584171420

JOB: Guided Walk Leader - Nidd Gorge - Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

PAY: Expenses paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for guided walk leaders at Hackfall to include planning, promotion & delivery of guided walks. This ancient woodland has been restored to its former glory & boasts original features such as grottos & glades, rustic temples & waterfalls, as well as carpets of bluebells in spring & an impressive number of woodland birds. In this role you will use your natural enthusiasm, people skills & your passion for nature, history & stories to help us engage with visitors to ensure that they have an exceptional exp during their first & subsequent visits to the woodland.  Through the delivery of your walk you will also deepen our visitor’s awareness of the work of the Trust & the opportunities available to those interested in supporting our work & visiting other Woodland Trust sites. ASK: Visit our website for further details & to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2MjTCAC

JOB: Guided Walk Leader - Hackfall - Grewelthorpe, Ripon, North Yorkshire

BE4: N / A

LOC: Ripon, North Yorkshire

PAY: Expenses paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for guided walk leaders at Nidd Gorge to include planning, promotion & delivery of guided walks. This woodland, near Knaresborough clings to a dramatic steep-sided valley. Its patchwork of habitats supports a wealth of wildlife & flora, with relics of an intriguing history dating back to the Iron Age. In this role you will use your natural enthusiasm, people skills & your passion for nature, history & stories to help us engage with visitors to ensure that they have an exceptional experience during their first & subsequent visits to the woodland.  Through the delivery of your walk you will also deepen our visitor’s awareness of the work of the Trust & the opportunities available to those interested in supporting our work & visiting other Woodland Trust sites. ASK: Please visit our website for further details & to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2KvT7BC

JOB: Roaming Engager

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

PAY: Suitable uniform provided*

FOR: WWT

What will you be doing? Moving or positioning yourself around the site (outdoors) in order to talk to visitors about what is of interest there at that time; Greeting visitors, understanding their needs, empathising with them, showing them what you have to show them, and then telling them ‘what else is on’; Engaging with visitors by using a range of appropriate techniques. Who are we looking for? No previous experience is required as training will be provided.  However this role will suit you if you have a love of wildlife and the outdoors; Experience either in an educational setting or in an environment involving children would be an advantage; A friendly and approachable manner, confident in talking to members of the public of all ages. *Discount available at cafe and shop on volunteering days. One or two days a week during school holidays and/or weekends. ASK: For further details and to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2uCalbx If you have any questions please send them to: sam.hodgkinson@wwt.org.uk

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



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