Full and part time voluntary placements, updated weekly.
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Horticulture vacancies: gardening and plant health vacancies.
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JOB: Community Garden Volunteer
LOC: Rye, East Sussex
PAY: We provide all training, tools and instruction, plus if you help grow it, you can help eat it!
FOR: Rye Community Garden1 day per week / flexible - on alternate Mondays & Saturdays. A chance to be involved in a friendly, community volunteering project in Rye, East Sussex. A great opportunity to learn about organic vegetable growing, as well as how to create a wildlife-friendly garden. Great for anyone interested in horticulture, environmental or sustainability issues. ASK: If you're interested please get in touch at email@example.com or via our Facebook page: https://c-js.co.uk/2KGYfI2
JOB: Gardening Volunteer
BE4: N / A
LOC: Washington Wetland Centre, NE38 8LE
PAY: Training & discounts*
FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands TrustBy working as part of the Grounds Volunteer team you will assist with the maintenance of all aspects of gardening within the grounds at Washington in order to exhibit our waterfowl and mammals from around the world to the highest standards. This will help to provide our visitors with a great day out and encourage them to engage with and support our work to save wetlands for wildlife and people. What will you be doing? Assisting with development and maintenance of visitor centre grounds; assisting with planting, weeding and pruning; helping us maintain our visitor infrastructure to a high standard including path clearance, and furnishings. Time commitment, Fridays 10am – 4pm. *Uniform and training provided where necessary. Free entry to all WWT centres, and a discount in the cafe and shop on volunteering days. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2xl5E6P
JOB: Volunteer Garden Intern
LOC: Polesden Lacey, Dorking, Surrey
PAY: Travel expenses subject to approval
FOR: National Trust6 months, 22.5 hours per week. Garden intern for a heritage garden experience. Gain an experience of working in and learning about the management of a heritage garden, learn valuable practical and horticultural skills, help to deliver a key project and conservation indicator for the property to enhance the value of the gardens for our visitors, gain new industry standard qualifications and an understanding of the work of the National Trust, work alongside the gardeners to develop horticultural and plant knowledge. You would be expected to work weekdays and weekends as well as potential Bank Holidays. ASK: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Residential Volunteer
BE4: N / A
LOC: Magdalen Farm, Winsham, Chard, Somerset
PAY: Accom. Incl Meals & Training
FOR: Magdalen Environmental TrustA 132 acre organic educational & therapeutic centre that welcomes c. 4,500 visitors of all ages & abilities in a residential & day visit capacity. For the last 25 years we have engaged with & educated visitors using nature & the farming environment as our resource; it is fun, inspirational & innovative. Most of the help required is horticultural. There is also animal care which involves feeding up & putting our lovely poultry to bed! We always have the need for help with conservation & construction such as building wooden bridges. Time: 3 weeks to 2 months. We teach volunteers basic animal care, seasonal horticultural skills & organic vegetable growing. Experience not essential as we can teach you. As we are in a rural setting & not a community you will need to be fairly self-sufficient & being sociable is really important too. Self-motivated, enthusiastic, committed & willing to get involved. ASK: Contact email@example.com to request a volunteer application pack.
BE4: N / A
FOR: Wild Futures The Monkey SanctuaryMinimum 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Canal & Lock Maintenance Project Leader
BE4: N / A
PAY: Training & travel costs
FOR: Groundwork Greater NottinghamTo assist the Volunteer Co-ordinator to facilitate the maintenance & upkeep of a 2 km stretch of the Beeston Canal including lock, maintained for boaters, walkers & the local community. The role includes: contacting potential volunteers; supporting volunteers on the day; co-ordination of activities on site. Volunteer Project Leaders will show a commitment to the aims of GGN & improving outcomes for the environment. You will not be required to have exp, however, it may be useful of you have any experience of: gardening; planting; maintenance; team management. Volunteers will be asked to complete a minimum of 3.5 hpw, Monday to Friday. ASK: For more information please phone 0115 9788 212 or email email@example.com
JOB: Our Past, Our Future Volunteer
BE4: N / A
LOC: New Forest National Park
PAY: Travel expenses
FOR: New Forest National Park AuthorityThe Our Past, Our Future Landscape Partnership Scheme volunteers can take part in archaeological digs, botanical surveys, digitising historical documents, recording the history of commoning, clearing invasive plants, monitoring water quality & much more. The range of activities are supported by 11 different partners to inspire a new generation to champion & care for the New Forest. Volunteers can give as much time as they would like. No previous experience or qualifications required, just a desire & passion to learn about, improve & enjoy the New Forest National Park. ASK: Contact Richard Austin, firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
JOB: Green Aiders
BE4: N / A
LOC: Herts, West Essex, Cambs & Beds
PAY: Training & travel
FOR: Groundwork EastWant to volunteer outside & help vulnerable residents? Then join Groundwork’s Green Aiders team! Put your skills into action with weekly gardening sessions in gardens across Hertfordshire. Get buckets of exp – two new gardens every time. Free training in gardening & power tool use. All PPE, tools, equipment, lunches & travel costs covered. ASK: To book a place, arrange a taster day or for more info Sarah Holloway, 01707 255177 email@example.com https://www.groundwork.org.uk/east
JOB: Volunteering in the Highlands of Scotland
LOC: Creag Meagaidh NNR, Aberarder, Kinlochlaggan, PH20 1BX
PAY: Accommodation / training provided
FOR: Scottish Natural HeritageMin one month, up to twelve months. Make new friends, improve your CV & have a great time at Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve. Volunteers should bring enthusiasm for the Nature of Scotland, a willingness to learn new skills & a good level of fitness would be an advantage. Exp not necessary. You will help with: variety of estate work including working with our livestock, sowing seeds for the field bird trail, fixing paths, woodland management; species & habitat monitoring which could include counting rare birds, trapping mink or pond dipping in the summer checking for invertebrates; talking to & helping visitors at the reserve; deer management. ASK: Check out YouTube to see what a previous volunteer says about Creag Meagaidh: http://c-js.co.uk/2orbxun. For more information or to apply email Linda Simpson on firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Walled Garden Volunteer Supervisor
BE4: N / A
LOC: Stowmarket, Suffolk
PAY: Training in small garden machinery
FOR: The Museum of East Anglian LifeHelping the museum to run its walled garden, growing a range of vegetables, trained fruit trees, soft fruit and flower, for sale in the shop and for planting around the museum. Main duties include maintaining the garden, helping to plan plantings and to help supervise other volunteers. No qualifications are needed, but should be a keen gardener and able to work on own initiative, exp with small garden machinery would be helpful. ASK: Please contact me at email@example.com.
JOB: Roadside Nature Reserve Wardens
BE4: N / A
LOC: Roadside Verges, Kent
FOR: Kent Wildlife TrustWe're looking for volunteers to join our Roadside Nature Reserves Team across the county. Our volunteers help us on task days, and keep an eye on our roadside verges throughout the year. Fortnightly commitment. Roadside Nature Reserves can link existing wildlife areas, helping to reconnect and restore landscape so that wildlife is no longer struggling to survive in isolation. This supports a living landscape, which benefits both people and wildlife and makes nature more resilient to future change. They provide vital wildlife corridors for many species, particularly reptiles such as slow-worms and viviparous lizards, and mammals such as badgers. Our Roadside Nature Reserve Volunteers help us by participating in task days, carrying out essential work on the verges and roadside alongside our staff team. Volunteers can join us for a full or part day, and you don't need any previous experience in conservation work, so long as you are enthusiastic and willing to learn. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2HwF53y
JOB: Roadside Wardens
BE4: N / A
FOR: Kent Wildlife TrustWe're looking for Volunteer Roadside Wardens who can help us to keep an eye on the roadside verges and roads close to their homes. We're currently looking for volunteers in the Dover, Swale and Medway areas, as well as some other areas across Kent (please see the application form for more information). This is a flexible role, and monitoring can be carried out at your convenience during daylight hours. We'll need you to monitor the verges on at least a monthly basis. You will be provided with full and on-going training and you will be provided with a point of contact to report any issues or concerns. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2HwF53y
JOB: Voluntary River Steward
PAY: Training / reasonable travel expenses
FOR: River Stewardship Company2 or 3 days per week for a continuous 9 month period. The Voluntary River Steward will assist the RSC Landscape team to deliver a variety of waterway maintenance tasks and habitat improvements on Yorkshire’s waterways. The successful post holder will gain experience in tasks including: felling, coppicing and pollarding trees; planting trees, shrubs and other flora; habitat creation such as the erection of kingfisher perches and otter holts; invasive species control and litter and debris management within the river channel, banks and riverside footpaths. There will also be an opportunity to assist in the delivery of a variety of community engagement activities, such as running practical volunteer days. ASK: Contact Sarah Emberson firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Garden Volunteer
LOC: Totnes, South Devon
PAY: Expenses paid and lunch provided
FOR: The Sharpham TrustIf you want to learn more about gardening, tree-care and horticulture, you might like to join our team of garden volunteers. You can stay all or half a day, joining in all kinds of active, hands-on tasks to be done in our 18th century walled kitchen garden, our formal gardens (designed by Percy Cane) or our sublime woodland gardens. You don’t need experience - our gardener Bryony Middleton will give guidance each week. Plus you’ll enjoy a warm lunch with the Sharpham team. ASK: Contact Lucy Bell on 01803 731802 or email email@example.com to find out more information
Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.