Full and part time voluntary placements, updated weekly.
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Publicity and Fundraising vacancies: public relations, promotion including social media, grant applications and administration and fundraising. This section also includes membership promotion and recruitment roles.
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FOR: The Barn Owl CentreThe Barn Owl Centre is looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of the charity's work. Full and part time volunteers required for all aspects of the charity's work. Occasional Volunteers would also be welcomed. ASK: Visit our website www.barnowl.co.uk to view some of our charity's work. If interested in helping please contact Vincent Jones on 01452 383999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
JOB: Volunteer Trainee Orchard Origins Officer
LOC: Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum, Herefordshire
FOR: Herefordshire Wildlife Trust12 months, 3 days per week to include Thurs & Fri. This is a unique opportunity for an individual who is looking to start a career in conservation. Naturally, being hosted by Orchard Origins (the part of Herefordshire Wildlife Trust specialising in all things orchard) training in traditional orchard management is offered, as is the opportunity to help us demonstrate our conservation impact. You will also get practical experience in food production from field to final product. Within these contexts, we offer exposure to the requirements of grant funders & revenue generation within a registered charity, which are vital skills for the sector. Training opportunities in field-based skills within Herefordshire Wildlife Trust & the opportunity to tailor the role by developing additional skills from among the range of the activities we undertake are also part of this training placement. ASK: Contact details: Laurence Green, 01432 356872, email@example.com https://c-js.co.uk/2WMdXHr
JOB: Community Outreach Volunteer, Riverlands. National Trust
LOC: National Trust Estate Office, Holnicote, Exmoor TA24 8TJ
PAY: Full training and travel expenses
FOR: National TrustRiverlands aims to increase local people’s connections with their rivers and streams and the wildlife found in them. The projects Engagement Officer, Sammy, is looking to recruit a team of volunteers to support her with this aspect of the project’s work. This role will involve helping to run community events, attending local events to meet people and promote the project, working with schools and families. This will be an extremely varied role with the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people from all ages and backgrounds. This project will also focus on working with those who will benefit the most from nature, reaching out to new audiences. This role would suit someone who is confident, outgoing, enjoys working with a wide variety of people and can inspire others. Training is provided. ASK: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 07741129245.
JOB: Photographer and/or Film Maker, Riverlands
LOC: National Trust Estate Office, Holnicote, TA24 8TJ
PAY: Travel expenses
FOR: National TrustRiverlands is a national project that aims to create rivers and catchments that are clean, healthy and rich in wildlife. We also want the project to inspire people to connect with rivers, nature and wildlife, increasing the relevance of rivers and other freshwaters in our lives. The Porlock project area includes the River Aller, Horner Waterand Hawcombe Stream. It lies in the north-east corner of Exmoor National Parkand has a combined river length of 44km. Working in collaboration with others, we will restore the rivers and their tributaries, improve water quality, protect endangered species such as the water vole, develop opportunities for species reintroduction such as beaver, and improve land management practices, both on land owned by the National Trust, as well as that of our neighbours. We’re looking for someone who has a keen eye for a good image to help us capture this project work and showcase the benefit it has for nature and the local community. We are also interested in making films with local schools. Riverlands is a national project, so this would be the perfect opportunity to promote the work of local photographers and film makers. ASK: Contact email@example.com 07741129245.
JOB: Community Conservation Voluntary Placement
LOC: Urban Wildlife Centre, Corfe Mullen
PAY: Travel expenses from the Urban Wildlife Centre to other DWT sites when required.
FOR: Dorset Wildlife Trust3-4 days a week over 6 months from July 2019. This role would be suitable for a student industrial placement full time. You will be assisting with Dorset Wildlife Trust's community engagement and conservation work in east Dorset including at our Brownsea Island and Living Seas Visitor Centres. Tasks will also include assisting with our work with people with physical / mental health issues; assisting with social media, website and other publicity; helping with campaigns and conservation projects. There will be opportunities to get involved with other aspects of our work, including practical work parties. ASK: For more information visit https://c-js.co.uk/2XoB4VX or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOB: Eco-Ranger Volunteer
BE4: N / A
LOC: Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
PAY: Training / lunch voucher / uniform
FOR: Zoological Society of Hertfordshire/ Paradise Wildlife ParkHelp us achieve our mission in encouraging sustainable behaviours in our visitors. If you love to take action for wildlife & all things conservation; this is the role for you! The role involves, engaging visitors in fun activities linked to topics such as recycling, climate change & poaching; participation in annual animal fundraiser events where all money raised is donated to wildlife conservation projects around the world; carrying out events & activities designed around annual conservation holidays such as World Oceans Day. There the potential to assist with other on-site & off-site education events. ASK: If you are 18+, confident in speaking to the public & have an interest in conservation email Barbara & Jenna on email@example.com
JOB: Marketing & Events Volunteer
BE4: N / A
LOC: WWT Castle Espie
PAY: Uniform and training provided where necessary. Free entry to all WWT centres, and a discount in the cafe and shop on volunteering days.
FOR: WWTWWT builds support for wetlands and their wildlife by giving people amazing experiences. We do this through our visitor centre events and through the stories we tell on television and radio and in the press and online. This year we have an action packed events programme and we require help in our marketing and events department to ensure that we plan amazing days out for our visitors and have the right team of people to deliver them throughout the year. Ideally we are looking for a volunteer to help out for around 15 hours per week, though this may be shared if necessary. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.wwt.org.uk/join-and-support/volunteering/volunteering-opportunities/marketing-events Approx. 15 hours per week, depending on availability ASK: For more information and to apply visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2UbY7Vd
JOB: Volunteer Membership Recruiter
BE4: N / A
LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire
FOR: RSPBWith over 100,000 visitors a year, Bempton Cliffs is a very busy reserve. We aim to deliver first class customer care at all times, as well as giving an outstanding home to nature. We are looking for someone to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors, providing them with the information they need to make the most of their visit. We need you to be able to enthuse people about wildlife & the RSPB, & actively encourage non-members to join. Other duties include promoting pin badge sales & promoting events / activities. ASK: Contact: Scott Smith, Visitor Operations Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 01262 422210.
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 email@example.com
BE4: N / A
LOC: Home or Monks Risborough
FOR: Campaign to Protect Rural England Buckinghamshire4-6 meetings per year. Do you care about protecting the Buckinghamshire countryside? Are you a champion for affordable, sustainable housing - but in the right places? Please consider joining CPRE Buckinghamshire as a trustee. This is an ideal opportunity for people who live in and love Buckinghamshire and who want to support environmental and conservation campaigns. You will be part of the local branch of a highly regarded, national charity and feel part of a friendly and highly-engaged group. Experience in planning, media or fundraising would be especially appreciated. ASK: Contact: F Lahiguera, CPRE Buckinghamshire Trustee, firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Event Volunteer - Cardiff
BE4: N / A
PAY: Training & travel expenses*
FOR: RSPB CymruAs an Event Volunteer you'll be helping to run nature based activities for families in Cardiff's parks, greenspaces and family friendly indoor venues, from libraries to community centres. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable more children and families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. Time commitment: at least one event every month. *Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2S28aHd. Contact: Susan Ansell, email: email@example.com Tel: 029 2035 3000.
JOB: Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Assistants
LOC: Farnham & Hazeley Heath RSPB Reserves
PAY: Training / expenses
FOR: RSPBAre 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com for more details.
JOB: Independent Events Team Volunteer
BE4: N / A
LOC: Across Norfolk
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: Norfolk Wildlife TrustOn 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. ASK: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01603 598360.
JOB: Voluntary Officer
LOC: Leicester / National Forest
PAY: Travel expenses, full training provided for trainee leader roles
FOR: The Conservation VolunteersTime: 2+ days per week. A range of posts available for keen people wanting to be involved in conservation - we have opportunities for practical conservation leadership roles including for complete beginners, but also vacancies for back office work e.g. in publicity and social media, funding applications, communications for those with relevant skills. Get in touch and we will find you a niche! We are also looking for casual volunteers for our practical work days. ASK: Please contact K Thompson at email@example.com
JOB: Volunteer Fundraising Officer
LOC: Littlemore, Oxford
PAY: Training & limited expenses
FOR: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife TrustOne or two weekdays per week; can be flexible to fit around your life. Last year, BBOWT secured the future for a magical area of farmland alongside the Thames in Oxfordshire. We could only do this with generous donations from individuals and organisations. Assisting our fundraising team to research potential donors or apply for funding, you can help ensure that we have the money needed to protect wildlife in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. If you enjoy a bit of detective work, feel confident about approaching donors and would love to spend time meeting people at some of our glorious reserves, then this could be the opportunity for you! You will be part of a friendly team, learning about fundraising within a wildlife charity. Access to free meetings, events and training for volunteers. ASK: For more information about the role contact firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Voluteer Community Fundraising Champion
LOC: In your local area, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire
PAY: Training & limited expenses
FOR: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife TrustFlexible! 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. ASK: For more information about the role contact email@example.com
JOB: Visitor Volunteer
BE4: N / A
LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG
FOR: RSPBOur 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. ASK: Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB: Visitor Centres Volunteers
LOC: Holme Dunes, Ranworth Broad & Hickling Broad
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: Norfolk Wildlife TrustSeveral 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. ASK: For a full role description & to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv & send your application forms to email@example.com
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