Full and part time voluntary placements, updated weekly.
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Horticulture vacancies: gardening and plant health vacancies.
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JOB: WWOOFing opportunity
FOR: Mere Brow FarmMere Brow are delighted to announce that we are now signed up as WWOOF Hosts. WWOOF stands for WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms. A worldwide movement linking visitors with organic farmers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange thereby helping to build a sustainable community. We have a new purpose built bunkhouse that sleeps 6 dormitory style, with separate bathroom and kitchen/diner/lounge area. Most importantly it is toasty warm in the winter months! Availability: 8/9/19 – 27/10/19 (sharing with a WWOOFer) & from 9/2/20 onwards. 5 days per week. We will consider families. Previous experience of WWOOFing or volunteering is preferable. We are an organic farm and undertake all our work to permaculture principles. ASK: You will need to request a placement through wwoof.org.uk our membership ID is #1004105 so you can find us on the Find a Host page. For any other questions you can contact us 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a volunteer application pack.
BE4: N / A
FOR: Wild Futures The Monkey SanctuaryWe have a variety of short term placements throughout the year, some are funded and some which are not if you do not meet the ESC criteria or you want to stay longer. Non-funded placements require the volunteer to pay a £40 per week donation to cover food and accommodation costs. Our short term placements are for 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 8 weeks throughout the year. Long term placements run for 12 months and start every October, please see our website for more information. All volunteers must be 18 years old with at least a level B in English. No experience is needed, however volunteers must be physically fit and able due to the working nature and the working environment. An enthusiasm for hard work is important as up to 60% of the work will involve cleaning, be it the monkey rooms or the public areas. ASK: For more information please contact 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, surveying historic routes & 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: Wildlife Gardening Volunteers
BE4: N / A
LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham
FOR: RSPBIf you enjoy wildlife gardening, spending more time outdoors and working in a small team then this is the role for you. The Wildlife Gardeners will look after and develop our wildlife friendly gardens around the visitor centre. These include flowerbeds, herb beds, wildflower meadow, lawns and wildlife homes. We are looking for an experienced gardener to join the enthusiastic team. 2 days per month. Thursdays, 10am-1pm. ASK: Contact email@example.com
JOB: Volunteer Gardeners
BE4: N / A
LOC: Cragside, Northumberland, NE65
FOR: National TrustIf you love gardens as much as we do then you’ll know they need a lot of care & attention. Volunteer Gardeners do practical work to help keep Cragside in peak condition & looking eye catching. What's involved? Helping the gardens team with everyday practical tasks to keep the garden looking at its best; looking after garden machinery & equipment; being a friendly face for visitors & answering any questions; helping with projects like new planting or clearing overgrown areas. This role will suit you if you are: keen to work in a team; happy to work outside in all weathers; interested in gardening & have a bit of exp; available at least once a fortnight. Any day to suit you, our core volunteer days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, we can offer weekends too. ASK: Apply online at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer & search Cragside or call 01669 620333.
Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.