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Publicity and Fundraising vacancies: public relations, promotion including social media and fundraising. This section also includes membership promotion and recruitment roles.

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JOB: District Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Opportunities across Scotland
PAY: Training, garden visits
FOR: Scotland's Gardens Scheme

Our District Volunteers help our District Organisers and Garden Openers to open private gardens to the public for charity. This is a varied role that includes helping at gardens with admissions, teas, signage and car parking on the day of the opening, as well as publicity beforehand. It's a great opportunity to support different charities, build new relationships, develop your gardening knowledge and visit beautiful gardens. We offer training and support, regional meetings and the opportunity to attend our National Conference. 2-4 hpw. Please contact Julie Golding. 0131 226 3714 julie@scotlandsgardens.org.

JOB: Visitor Centres Volunteers
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Holme Dunes, Ranworth Broad & Hickling Broad
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Several opportunities exist for volunteers to help in our busy seasonal visitor centres at Holme Dunes, Hickling Broad & Ranworth Broad, all of which are fabulous locations. You will be the welcoming face of NWT, sharing your enthusiasm, handling money & promoting our work. They are open 7 days a week, so there are a variety of flexible roles to fit into the rotas, incl regular commitments or more occasional cover, with a particular need for weekends & school holidays. We are especially keen to find more volunteers to help out at our Information Centre on Malthouse Staithe, near our Ranworth Broad Visitor Centre, especially on Sundays. For a full role description & to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv & send your application forms to alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Volunteer
BE4: N / A
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LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG
PAY: Training
FOR: RSPB

Our visitor volunteers work across the visitor centre & the lakeside viewpoint, making a large flexible team whose focus is great customer service & promoting this special nature reserve. We know that wildlife inspires people, so interpreting the wildlife here is important, whether it’s pointing out swans or swallows, hoverflies or hawthorn. The visitors centre will have basic refreshment facilities & equipment to hire, you will help visitors get what they need. Collect car parking payments at the till & help with keeping the welcome area clean & tidy.   RSPB membership really is the lifeblood of the society & underpins every single thing we do. Introducing visitors to the idea of membership is important too. You will have the confidence to strike up a conversation with strangers & a desire to help, an enthusiasm for conservation & wildlife; but most importantly of all you will need a friendly demeanour & a ready smile. Full induction & training for the role will be provided as well as the opportunity to attend a whole host of training opportunities, such as H&S, wildlife ID courses & even face painting training. Commitment 3 hours per week. Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Community Forum Volunteer
BE4: N / A
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LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham
PAY: 0
FOR: RSPB

The community forum is a group of volunteers who ensure we remain relevant to and engaged with our local community. You will attend a meeting every 2 months where we plan and discuss projects and activities that will encourage more people to visit the reserve. Contact cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Assistants
BE4: Ongoing
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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. 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: Independent Events Team Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Across Norfolk
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

On average one day per month. We are building a team of enthusiastic volunteers with excellent communication skills to represent the Trust at a variety of events throughout Norfolk. You will be supporting NWT and raising awareness of our work by providing friendly face to face contact and distributing information and events leaflets.  For more information about this opportunity please visit the webpage https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv where you will be able to download a role description and an application form or contact Alan Marchbank alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk or on 01603 598360.

JOB: Volunteer Community Fundraising Champion
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: In your local area, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire
PAY: Training & limited expenses
FOR: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Flexible! Give as much or as little time as you can spare. We know that a personal touch goes a long way in persuading people to get involved in causes that are close to their hearts, either through cash donations or getting more actively involved. Get to know your local neighbourhood and use your approachable personality to find locations for collection tins, set up fundraising events or attend local meetings. If you can travel around your local area and would like to bring people together to raise funds for wildlife then we would love to hear from you. BBOWT works to secure a better future for wildlife in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. You will be part of a friendly team, inspiring people to look after wildlife in your local area and gaining valuable fundraising experience. Access to free meetings, events and training for volunteers. For more information about the role contact fundraising@bbowt.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Fundraiser
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Home based / Staunton Country Park, Havant
PAY: Parking, refreshments, training
FOR: Friends of Staunton Country Park

Friends of Staunton Country Park is local group committed to supporting Hampshire Countryside Service in the preservation & conservation of Staunton Country Park, including its buildings & other identified sites of interest.  The Friends of Staunton Country Park group are looking for a Volunteer Fundraiser to help them to apply for grants & to raise funds for identified projects. These projects seek to educate the public about the park’s history & draw attention to the diversity of flora & fauna present in the Park. Duties would include; researching, identifying & applying to funders & promotion of the Friends of Staunton Country Park group. The role would suit someone with previous exp / interest in working with community groups or charities. They would also need to be confident in undertaking research using the internet & able to complete online or written applications, as this would be a key part of the role. For more information email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

JOB: Volunteer Media Coordinator
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Home based / Staunton Country Park, Havant
PAY: Parking, refreshments, training
FOR: Friends of Staunton Country Park

We are a local group committed to supporting Hampshire Countryside Service in the preservation & conservation of Staunton Country Park, incl its buildings & other identified sites of interest. The projects that the group gets involved in seek to educate the public about the park’s history & draw attention to the diversity of flora & fauna present in the Park.  Duties would include; maintaining a positive public profile, taking responsibility for the creation & maintenance of a web page & Facebook group & to be the main point of contact for any media enquiries (with support from the Committee as required). Time commitment flexible, ongoing. The role would suit someone with prev exp / interest in working with community groups or charities, they would also need be confident in IT, web page construction & social media. Email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

JOB: Community Ambassador
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gosforth NE33XT
PAY: Travel costs covered
FOR: Northumberland Wildlife Trust

An excellent opportunity to spread the word about Northumberland Wildlife Trust in your local community! If you are willing to speak up, comfortable talking to people about wildlife, raising the profile of the Trust and promoting our events and visitor centres, then this is the role for you. Talking to people in your community about us (residents’ association, local groups, your local magazine). Visiting places (doctors, dentists, shops, libraries) and leave magazines or leaflets, put up posters. Representing NWT at local events and gatherings (fetes, allotment shows, sports events). Organising local fundraisers (coffee mornings, challenges and sports events). Leading volunteer teams, e.g. putting leaflets through doors. Visiting local businesses, giving information about corporate membership. Organising visits to schools to do assemblies on climate change and wildlife. Raising our profile on social media by sharing stories. 0.5 / 1 day per week. Contact john.gibbon@northwt.org.uk for my more details or check our website www.nwt.org.uk

JOB: Social Media Assistant
BE4: N / A
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LOC: Garden House St Nicholas Park
PAY: Travel costs covered
FOR: Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Are you really comfortable with social media? Do you have a passion for nature? We need help with the day to day running of our social media channels. Can you help us make a difference through ‘storytelling’ so that we can create a greater awareness of the beauty & value of the natural world? What’s involved? Writing & posting new content (planned & ad hoc); testing & monitoring new techniques to build profile & engagement; acting as a first-line responder to social media posts using the Trust’s FAQ guide; researching competitors & trends. Knowledge & experience of social media - especially Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Linked-In, Hoot suite. Creativity - we want to test & try new ways of doing things. Excellent command of English & a good eye for detail (especially for proof-reading). Organised & systematic as we will be scheduling content & monitoring impact. 0.5 / 1 day per week. Contact john.gibbon@northwt.org.uk or our website www.northwt.org.uk

JOB: Countryside Management Trainee
BE4: 21-02-2020
IV:
LOC: Ashford, Kent
PAY: Training budget of £1500; travel expenses
FOR: Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership

An opportunity to gain experience with a well-established, not-for profit Countryside Management Team. Training in Countryside Management tasks - running volunteer tasks, meeting landowners, wildlife surveys, funding applications, producing advice on land management, producing publicity material, equipment maintenance. Trainees will lead on at least one smaller project – they will be offered several to choose from. Requirements: qualification in countryside management or similar; good communication skills; keen interest in the environment/wildlife; commitment to 3 days per week for 12 months; driving licence; some experience of practical/outdoor work; computer literacy. For an informal chat please contact: Jon Shelton 03000 410900 or 07740 185224. To apply please email your CV to: kentishstour@kent.gov.uk.

JOB: Local Access Forum Member
BE4: 21-02-2020
IV:
LOC: Devon
PAY: Mileage rate to attend meetings
FOR: Devon Countryside Access Forum

3 year appointment. The Devon Countryside Access Forum is a statutory local access forum (CRoW Act 2000), an independent statutory forum with appointments made by Devon County Council. It has 17 members who advise on the ‘improvement of public access to land for the purposes of open-air recreation & the enjoyment of the area’. No formal quals are required & we would love to hear from landowners & managers, access users & people with other rel professional interests such as planning, education, sport, sustainable transport & business. Formal meetings are held 3 times a year. There are occasional small working groups & a yearly training day. It's an excellent opportunity to work with others on a range of recreational access issues. See https://www.devon.gov.uk/dcaf for details or email hilary.winter@devon.gov.uk.

JOB: Visitor Volunteer - Farne Islands
BE4: 2/2/20
IV: --13/2/20
LOC: Farne Islands
PAY: Training & free travel from Seahouses
FOR: National Trust

Visitor assistants help deliver the day to day management and conservation of the Farne Islands National Nature Reserve, a small island group off the coast of Northumberland. We are offering an opportunity for three people to join our team, volunteering alongside our rangers to experience working in one of Europe’s foremost seabird and seal colonies. We’re looking for three people able to help us three or four days a week either on a 9am - 2pm shift, or 12.30 - 5pm. We hope this will make it possible for our volunteers to carry out paid work when not volunteering. Dates are 20/4/20 - 31/7/20, incl an induction week for the first week. Induction & training given in first aid. You will be: engaging visitors in the work we do, ensuring our birds are well protected and chatting to our visitors; learning safety and risk management through training and study, such as emergency procedures, fire training and biosecurity procedures. Contact gwen.potter@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Social Media Developer
BE4: 31/1/20
IV:
LOC: Home
PAY: Travel expenses reimbursed
FOR: The Royal Forestry Society

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is the largest education charity dedicated to promoting the wise management of trees and woods across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The RFS has an active PR and communications programme to connect with its audiences. As the volunteer social media developer you will be liaising with our Communications Officer to plan and schedule social media. This involves compiling and scheduling social media posts and twitter cards as well as analysing impact to further develop the programme. This is an opportunity for someone looking to work within the forestry/woodland management /countryside sectors or in PR and communications to gain hands on experience and achieve tangible results. Approx. 3 days/month. For full details and how to apply see: https://c-js.co.uk/2ODMXDO.

JOB: Volunteer Park Ranger
BE4:
IV: --
LOC: St Nicks Environment Centre, York
PAY: Local travel expenses
FOR: St Nicks

This is the perfect opportunity for keen, enthusiastic individuals to gain vital experience needed to start a career in conservation. Assist with the rich and varied day-to-day tasks involved in managing a Local Nature Reserve and monitoring our incredible wildlife. With ‘on the job’ training, you will help our team look after our unique and diverse nature reserve through a variety of tasks such as seed sowing, scrub control, coppicing with standards, tree planting; leading and supporting volunteer groups; surveying and monitoring species and habitats; improving site access; engaging reserve users; and helping out at events. You will be supported in the role by our Volunteer Coordinator and Natural Habitats Manager who between them have 15 years’ experience managing and developing St Nicks LNR as well as a range of other wildlife habitats across York. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays for 6 months. More information: https://stnicks.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/ or contact Maria Gill, volunteer@stnicks.org.uk

JOB: Social Media & Marketing Volunteer
BE4: 30-06-2020
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LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs
PAY: 0
FOR: RSPB

We need to spread the word about Bempton Cliffs far and wide, but with so many opportunities we need your help! As well as helping to populate creative and engaging social media posts, you’ll also have the chance to be involved with other marketing and media tasks. Perhaps you’re a marketing student, or a communications professional with a flair for the written word - if so we want to hear from you! The skills you need: approachable, with a friendly demeanor; enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation; excellent communication skills ; knowledge of some RSPB work; computer skills (particularly social media - Facebook and Twitter); knowledge of the local area; willingness to undertake appropriate training and personal development; previous work experience in a marketing/communications environment; confidence to initiate conversations with and talk to members of the public; ability to work in a busy office environment; previous experience or study in communications. Who to contact: Maria Prchlik, Communications Officer, maria.prchlik@rspb.org.uk, 01262 422202.

JOB: Visitor Engagement Volunteer
BE4: 31-05-2020
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LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs
PAY: Safeguarding & reserve training
FOR: RSPB

The natural world is amazing, & we love helping our visitors to connect to nature. Your help is needed to engage with visitors to ensure they have everything they need for an enjoyable, informative & inspiring experience. And just as important, to ensure their support & learning continues after their visit by promoting RSPB membership. As one of Europe’s most important seabird colonies & top UK wildlife spectacles; this is a great place to gain some new skills, meet new friends or just take time out of everyday life, at the same time as making a valuable contribution to saving nature. Contact Dave O’Hara, Senior Site Manager, dave.ohara@rspb.org.uk.