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JOB: Education and Outreach Assistant
LOC: New Quay, Ceredigion
PAY: Accommodation subsidised
FOR: Sea Watch Foundation
The Sea Watch Foundation is looking for an Education and Outreach Assistant to assist in running a comprehensive outreach campaign to raise awareness of UK cetaceans from their office in Cardigan Bay. The Education and Outreach Assistant will be responsible for the following duties: running the Visitor and Education Centre in New Quay; raising Sea Watch Foundation’s profile locally; organising, promoting, and delivering National Whale and Dolphin Watch education and outreach activities; contacting schools and organising trips; managing social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok) and blog posts; representing Sea Watch Foundation at local public events; supervising our Public Awareness interns. This position suits a volunteer with a strong interest in marine conservation that recognises the importance of educating and raising awareness by involving all ages. For more information and how to apply please visit: www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk/education-outreach-assistant-role/
LOC: Edinburgh / Remote
FOR: Scottish Campaign for National Parks
The Scottish Campaign for National Parks (SCNP) was formed in 1943. We play a major role in keeping the issue of national parks on the political agenda, and thanks in large part to our efforts, one or more new national parks are likely to be designated in the near future. We are currently seeking trustees and volunteers with skills in rural planning, biodiversity/climate change, finance/book-keeping and digital marketing. But anyone with an interest and commitment to the national park cause in Scotland is invited to apply. Please see our website www.scnp.org.uk/news or email email@example.com for more information.
JOB: Residential volunteer - Practical Conservation & Visitor Experience Strumpshaw Fen
LOC: RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, Low Rd, Strumpshaw, Norwich, NR13 4HS
PAY: Appropriate training will be provided and pre-agreed expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary.
Are you passionate about nature conservation and helping visitors to have an amazing experience with nature? We are looking for enthusiastic residential volunteers to join our small, friendly team here at Strumpshaw Fen to help with the delivery of both our practical and visitor experience work programmes. As a member of the Strumpshaw team you will become fully involved in all the work required to run a nature reserve. This will include practical habitat work, wildlife surveys, working shifts at the visitor centre - where you will enthuse the public through face to face engagement - assisting with events, managing day volunteers, maintaining infrastructure . . . . . . . . the list is endless! Accommodation is provided in our residential cottage in the heart of the reserve. Time: Long term - 6 months. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/47LcNwG
JOB: Membership Contact
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: CPRE Norfolk
CPRE Norfolk is seeking volunteers to assist with the recruitment of new members, volunteers and trustees to the charity whilst ensuring that our existing members and volunteers are nurtured. It is hoped you will help us develop our plans for membership and volunteer recruitment, including developing a programme of initiatives and local events which will provide opportunities for the recruitment of new members. Ideally you will be able to attend some events in person (travel expenses will be reimbursed), so you should enjoy meeting and engaging with people. A possible interest in, or willingness to learn about, social media may also be of benefit as we want to explore these as avenues for recruitment further. For more information https://c-js.co.uk/3MScLuL
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: CPRE Norfolk
By volunteering with us you’ll be helping to find positive solutions for the issues facing the countryside and the environment. By applying your skills and experience you can make a real difference and be a central part of a friendly and passionate charity. As a trustee you’ll contribute towards decisions to develop our charity in line with our strategy and policy. You’ll also ensure our compliance with governance regulations. We’re ideally looking for volunteers with some previous organisational management experience and a passion for environmental and countryside issues. Our friendly team will provide you with training and support to develop in your role. You’ll gain valuable skills and experience in charity governance. For more information https://c-js.co.uk/3sCE8SD
JOB: Honorary Secretary
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: CPRE Norfolk
We’re passionate about making the countryside in Norfolk a better place for everyone to enjoy. Our vibrant team of volunteers inspire people to care for the countryside and enjoy the benefits it brings wherever they live. Volunteering with us is a fantastic way to help us champion environmental issues such as the climate emergency, renewable energy, biodiversity and sustainable transport. With your support we can do even more! As secretary you’ll ensure the effective administration of our charity and advise on governance and charity law. Our friendly team will provide you with training and support to develop in your role. You’ll gain valuable skills and experience in strategic planning and charity governance. For more information https://c-js.co.uk/3und0HV
JOB: Admin Volunteer - Fundraising
LOC: Botley, Oxford
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is farming’s oldest and largest charity. We’ve been serving the farming community across England and Wales since 1860. We offer financial, practical and emotional support to farming people of all ages, working with compassion and discretion. It’s our vision that no member of the farming community should ever have to face adversity alone. We are seeking enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for agriculture and the farming community to support our fundraising team based in our central office in Oxford. As an admin volunteer you will support the team in running fundraising campaigns and ensuring all donations and supporters are recognised and thanked. You will help with key tasks such as sending thank you letters, answering basic fundraising enquiries and entering data into our database, ensuring we can engage with our supporters and plan our future campaigns. Time: We would like a volunteer who can spend anything from a ½ day to a couple of days a week. Please email Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
JOB: Community Advocate
LOC: UK Wide
PAY: Expenses are paid. Full training provided.
FOR: The Vegan Society
Are you a passionate vegan, over 18 and UK based? We have an ever-growing Community Network of vegans just like you, who have a passion to volunteer and promote veganism where they live. Every month, our Network choose from a range of outreach tasks. These could include town centre stalls, writing to a councillor or MP, sharing our campaigns on social media or contacting local businesses. You're in control of how much or how little you do. We also provide our volunteers with leaflets, banners and workshops so that they are equipped to make the biggest impact possible. Time: Around two days a month to carry out actions, and this is usually spread out across the month. Apply: https://c-js.co.uk/3ur7wvz
JOB: Girlguiding Event Leader
LOC: RSPB The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire
PAY: All expenses and training provided
On Saturday 20th April 2024, RSPB The Lodge are planning to invite 50 young Girlguiding members and their adult leaders to take part in a Wildlife Discovery Day at RSPB The Lodge reserve. We are looking for a volunteer to plan this day and facilitate a range of nature-themed activities, and also to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with the young people. This is a great opportunity to help young people access their local RSPB reserve, to deepen their connection with nature, and to encourage them to look after nature for the future. You will be required to plan and run the day, work with RSPB colleagues, visit the site at least once, help produce risk assessments and joining instructions, and help with volunteer recruitment for the running of the event and manage volunteers on the day. Time: approximately 5 days. See link below for further details and to apply. Girlguiding Event Leader
LOC: Leicestershire (remote)
FOR: CPRE Leicestershire
We are looking for someone who is ready to get stuck in and can bring renewed enthusiasm to our charity. This is a great opportunity for someone familiar with charitable governance who is looking to step up to this central role or for someone with Chair experience who can provide us with their knowledge as we look to deliver a green future for Leicestershire. Volunteering with us is a fantastic way to help us champion environmental issues such as the climate emergency, renewable energy, biodiversity and sustainable transport. You can find out more information here.
JOB: International Volunteer Day - Nurdle Hunt
LOC: Lepe Country Park
FOR: The Ranger Team at Lepe Beach, Hampshire Countryside Service
For International Volunteer Day, join Ranger Laura in the search for microplastics along Lepe Beach. Nurdles are microplastics that are melted down to create single-use plastic products such as disposable water bottles and plastic bags. Nurdles are transported across the world on large shipping containers in the ocean. Nurdles often spill into the sea. Marine creatures mistake nurdles for fish eggs; nurdles are regularly consumed. Help us to clean up Lepe Beach and protect our marine life from plastic pollution. Meet outside the Lookout Café at 10.30am. Dates: 13/1, 10/2, 23/3, 20/4 and 18/5. Tea and coffee will be provided for participating volunteers. Please wear suitable footwear and wrap up warm! Please email email@example.com if you would like to get involved or contact 02380899108 for any further details.
JOB: Community Engagement & Fundraising Volunteer
LOC: Worcestershire / Warwickshire
PAY: Training and Expenses Reimbursed
FOR: The Heart of England Forest
Are you looking for a new way to contribute towards helping the environment? Enjoy talking to people? Then this is the role for you! Role summary. We are looking for enthusiastic and confident volunteers who can support us with: Fundraising and engagement stalls at community events. Delivering community talks about the charity to different groups. Helping support challenge event participants. Hours will vary dependent upon the timing and frequency of activities/events however we are flexible regarding the time you can commit to. What’s in it for you? Learn new skills or build on existing experience in areas such as fundraising, event management and community engagement. You will be supported by the Community Partnerships Officer. Be an important part of a small, growing, friendly team. Essential skills: Great people and communication skills, approachable and friendly. Good at organising and reliable. Confident with email with access to a computer or mobile phone. Time: Approx 15 hours each month. If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity, please contact Ros Anscombe, Community Partnerships Officer, on 07754 800258 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for an initial informal chat.
JOB: Spurn Lighthouse Volunteer
BE4: No closing date - ongoing
LOC: Spurn Nature Reserve, HU12 0UH
PAY: Full induction provided and access to YWT internal volunteer training programme
FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a lighthouse keeper? If you have and you have a passion for lighthouses and their history, then this could be the perfect role for you! The Lighthouse at Spurn is a Heritage must see for visitors. The Lighthouse brings the story of Spurn to life, spanning across its five floors. The multimedia interpretation enables visitors to get a glimpse into the past of this unique place and the journey concludes at the top of the Lighthouse where visitors will get a 360-degree birds eye view if this amazing place. You’ll inspire and interact with our visitors, by bringing the story of the lighthouse at Spurn to life and sharing knowledge about the history and changing landscape that is Spurn today. For more information and to apply for this role, please visit Yorkshire Wildlife Trust website
JOB: Inland Waterways Association Restoration Volunteers
LOC: National roles
PAY: Where relevant and appropriate to roles and tasks undertaken, full training given for any skills required, brick laying; stone walling; driving plant
FOR: Inland Waterways Association
IWA are a national organisation who campaign to keep our national navigable waterways open and maintained. https://waterways.org.uk/. We have localised branches who work with local trusts to restore and maintain closed canals or maintain open waterways . The opportunities vary with everything from engagement in campaigning, committee members, social and event organisers to getting down and dirty repairing and maintaining the waterways. We are the only national charity that campaigns locally and nationally for all the country’s canals and river navigations. We are a membership organisation, but many roles do not require membership if you chose to volunteer but not join, although membership does have benefits with links to discounts at various organisations. We provide leadership, resources and practical support for the waterway restoration sector. We lobby parliament, champion regeneration, run events, and fight to improve the waterways for all legitimate users. Time: various depending on branch and your availability. Please contact email@example.com
JOB: Residential Volunteering Opportunities
LOC: RSPB Dungeness
PAY: Training can be available for 6 month placement
We have an opportunity for you to live and breathe this wonderful reserve. Accommodation is free to all residential volunteers and we are open to people looking to stay for 1-4 weeks, 1-2 months or 6-12 months to get the most out of their time on the reserve. We have a variety of roles available from visitor experience to practical conservation. The 6 month role is aimed at people looking to enter the field. Whichever role you would prefer to do, we can guarantee you will be immersed in this fantastic reserve with much of the reserve to yourself once the main gates are closed each evening. This role will suit anyone who only has a week or two spare and wants to try something different in a very special place. For more information and to apply: Residential on Reserve (6-12 months): https://c-js.co.uk/43ke0Za. Residential on Reserve (1-4 weeks): https://c-js.co.uk/44KWJJU. Residential on Reserve (1-2 months): https://c-js.co.uk/44u3Qqb
JOB: Voluntary Treasurer
PAY: Training will be given and out of pocket expenses paid, according to LBG's policies.
FOR: Lancashire Badger Group
LBG has around 250 members and an active volunteer list of almost 100 people, out and about protecting badgers in the county. We're a friendly bunch. Our treasurer oversees the financial affairs of the group and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice. The treasurer ensures proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place, monitoring and reporting monthly as a trustee and a committee member on the financial health of the organisation. Committee meetings are the first Wednesday evening of the month in Samlesbury, Lancashire. The treasurer also shares responsibility with the secretary for keeping the membership list up to date: the treasurer prepares an annual budget and reports to the annual general meeting. Full training will be given by the current treasurer on existing financial systems and you will be given an induction on the Lancashire Badger Group and its work. Time: Two hours a week. People interested in volunteering should email firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of the treasurer, with a brief CV and we'll get back in touch.
JOB: Youth Advisory Board Members
PAY: Travel expenses
Groundwork is looking for new members, aged 16-24 to join their Youth Advisory Board (YAB). As part of the YAB you will get to work with senior leaders in a national environmental organisation, make services better for young people by sharing your views, and meet a group of like-minded environmental advocates! There is a short expression of interest followed by an opportunity to meet the team online (in a group or one-to-one) - these are very informal discussions to help Groundwork select a diverse and dynamic group of advisors. Find out more about Youth Advisory Board here: www.groundwork.org.uk/youth-advisory-board/
JOB: Wildlife and Public Information Officer
BE4: N / A
LOC: River Lee Country Park, Waltham Abbey, Essex
PAY: Training and travel expenses provided
FOR: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Do you have an interest in nature and enjoy talking to the public? Would you like to spend your free time with like-minded people? Then volunteering at the Wildlife Discovery Centre might be for you! Lee Valley Regional Park Authority are looking for volunteers to help introduce people to the delights of their new flagship Visitor Centre at Fishers Green within the River Lee Country Park. The Wildlife Discovery Centre team are looking for more volunteers to help welcome the public into this fantastic facility 7 days a week. There are three sections to the building: Discovery Room, Bittern Hide and the Tower. The Centre is open from 10:00 to 16:00 with two volunteer shifts available each day, 10:00 to 13:00 and 13:00 to 16:00. Volunteers have the option of signing up for either shift or a whole day, whichever they prefer. If you are interested in lending a hand please register via this link: https://c-js.co.uk/3AzdrQa or email: email@example.com or call 07909000326 to find out more.
Volunteers are what makes Sustrans special. They help look after their local communities by engaging with schools, supporting wildlife conservation, caring for the National Cycle Network and much more. Sustrans volunteers are helping create happier and healthier lives for everyone. We'd love your help too. Take a look at our website for current opportunities - Volunteer - Sustrans.org.uk Can’t find a volunteering opportunity in your area? Take a look at our quick ways to volunteer and ways to get involved pages.
JOB: Friends Volunteer Roles (various)
LOC: Home based / Staunton Country Park
FOR: Hampshire County Council
Do you care about the future of your local Country Park? We are a local group committed to supporting Hampshire Countryside Service in the preservation & conservation of Staunton Country Park. Our projects seek to educate the public about the park’s history, its flora & fauna, and to support the park’s positive development. The Friends of Staunton Country Park group are looking for new members to help with its various projects, including fundraising appeals, social media promotion and website maintaining. Time commitment flexible, ongoing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
JOB: CPRE Norfolk Chair
FOR: CPRE Norfolk
CPRE Norfolk (charity 210706) is seeking a new Chairman to join the trustee board in a leadership role, working with the Vicechair and Treasurer to develop all aspects of the charity including governance, campaigning, promotion and financial. The role involves being an active committee member by attending meetings and contributing ideas to develop and implement our Vision for Norfolk strategic plan (http://v4n.org.uk); supporting the effective administration of our charity; contributing to investment decisions; managing staff, volunteers and contractors; ensuring compliance with the charity's constitution and charity law; being a positive advocate for CPRE Norfolk and encouraging others to support our work. You will have good leadership, management, interpersonal and organisational skills, and previous experience of working with committees plus commitment to CPRE policies. Time: at least 4 hours per week. Find out more and apply here https://c-js.co.uk/3iZl60d