Voluntary Opportunities - Full and part time placements
Publicity and Fundraising

18 pages in total, the lead article is from the Ancient Tree Forum on the importance and management of veteran trees. Having discovered the difference between veteran & ancient trees we also find out from the Woodland Trust how managing an ancient woodland is different from any other woodland. Forest Research provide an update on tree health describing some of the new threats. The Tree Council discuss their work with Ash Dieback and the threat it poses to non-woodland trees. The Orchard habitat and how to manage orchards is provided by People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES). Building your career in forestry from Royal Forestry Society (RFS) and the importance of education and learning. Dr James Walmsley at Bangor University talks about the differences between commercial forestry work and a career in arboriculture. Rounding off nicely with a ‘day in the life’ of Amelia Williams, a Tree Officer for Test Valley Borough Council. Read it here http://c-js.co.uk/CJSFocus


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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.

Please remember to contact only the organisation or person mentioned in the ASK section and please mention that you saw the advert with CJS.              Explanation of the headings here.

JOB: Visitor Marketing Support Volunteer

BE4: 10/02/2018

LOC: WWT Martin Mere / Homebased

PAY: 0

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Up to 2 days per week. At WWT we believe the best way for people to understand & connect to wetlands is to experience them. We have many skilled & enthusiastic people at our centres & at the HQ office in Slimbridge who work hard on the marketing of these amazing experiences & we welcome over a million visitors a year to our centres across the UK.   We'd love to do more & we are looking for someone to support our national visitor marketing team. In this new role, you will be supporting with the research of marketing opportunities & data for the development of visitor marketing. Good eye for detail & exp using Excel. ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2iq4Bf4

JOB: Volunteer Fundraiser (Pin Badges)

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: South West - Home Based

PAY: Training / equipment


Do you want to do something rewarding for nature? It only takes a couple of hours a month! It doesn't matter if you are retired, employed, unemployed or just looking for something to do by becoming a pin badge volunteer in your area, looking after our pin badge boxes you will be able to raise vital funds for nature. Managing the boxes is easy & flexible working around your lifestyle giving you the chance to get out & about in your area, developing your fundraising & communication skills which can be added to your CV. Gaining you useful skills while being part of the movement to save nature. Everything you need will be provided & you will have the support of the area community fundraiser to guide you on your volunteering experience. ASK: Anna Canvin 01392 453753 anna.canvin@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Land of Oak & Iron Events Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Derwent Valley, NE England

PAY: Training

FOR: Land of Oak & Iron (through Groundwork NE & Cumbria)

Approx. 1 day / month. Provide support to the Land of Oak & Iron staff team & partner orgs in organising & helping on the day at a range of events to promote Land of Oak & Iron & opportunities for local people to take part. Tasks may incl event planning & publicity, setting up on the day, running activities & talking to members of the public. Individuals need no prior experience, just enthusiasm & passion for the area. ASK: Kath Marshall-Ivens kath.marshall-ivens@groundwork.org.uk 01207 524883 / 07966 330028

JOB: Honorary Treasurer

BE4: N / A

LOC: York

PAY: 0

FOR: St Nicks Environment Centre

Exciting opportunity to help shape the sustainable future of York. Provide effective financial oversight of the charity in line with good practice & in accordance with the governing document & legal requirements, & report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation. As a Trustee, the Treasurer acts with the other Trustees to ensure that the charity fulfils its objects & is run prudently & effectively. Prev experience in a similar role or working experience in a financial management role. Ability to interpret & present, sometimes complex financial information, effectively to a non-financial audience. Ability to analyse proposals & comment on their financial consequences. Strong empathy with our mission & an understanding of our work. ASK: http://c-js.co.uk/2yPZ9sD Tom Waring, 01904 411821 tom@stnicks.org.uk

JOB: Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Various

PAY: 0

FOR: Thrive

Thrive is a national charity whose vision is to enable those touched by a disability to transform their lives using gardening. Volunteers come to Thrive for many reasons, including a desire to gain further experience or skills, to ‘give something back’ to the community or to take a step towards employment. Roles include: Client Support Volunteer - Reading, Birmingham & HMP Hewell, Redditch: working at a garden project alongside a therapist, working directly with our clients; Weekend Gardener - Reading: working with other volunteers on tasks that our clients either could not get to do or were not able to do during the week; Administrative Support – Reading or Birmingham; Mini bus escort - Reading; Fundraising Event Organisers – Berkshire based: To organise events in your local area to raise funds for Thrive, from quizzes to garden parties & open gardens, fashion shows & coffee mornings, working with our Fundraising Officers; Fundraising Event Support Volunteer - Berkshire based: support our Fundraising Team at a wide range of fundraising & awareness raising events such as village fetes, Christmas fairs & store collections. ASK: http://www.thrive.org.uk/volunteer.aspx

JOB: Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Scotland

PAY: ?

FOR: Scottish Countryside Rangers Association

The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA) is looking for volunteers from its current membership, or from people who support the work of the Association aims. You would be assisting in our membership drive, supporting regional groups & assisting in the following topic groups: training, education, SCRA professional qual & youth awards, communication, editorship. SCRA offers you the opportunity to extend your knowledge & understanding of rangering in Scotland. It should assist you in building your CV. If you only wish to volunteer to do conservation work we can direct you to your nearest group. Our quest is about building a committed volunteer team to assist SCRA into the future. ASK: rangerbobreid@gmail.com

JOB: Pin Badge Box Minder


LOC: Nationwide

PAY: Training / some expenses


Community fundraising is an exciting area where anyone can be involved. To increase unrestricted funding quickly we need to grow the charity pin badge box scheme in local areas through the help of volunteers. Working just a few hours a month & an opportunity to develop your fundraising skills & boost your CV. You will be invited to volunteer events & meet RSPB staff & volunteers who share your enthusiasm for saving nature. You will also get out & about in your community, to make new friends & contacts, all while you are helping to promote the crucial work of the RSPB & the message that nature is in trouble. No knowledge of birds or wildlife is required - just a passion & enthusiasm to help us give nature a home. Good communication skills & ability to liaise with your local community. Numeracy, record-keeping skills, the ability to handle cash efficiently & accurately & basic computer literacy. ASK: Robert Williams, 02920 353016, robert.williams@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Work Experience Placements

BE4: 15/12/2017

LOC: Jersey

PAY: ?

FOR: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Summer placements starting May / June 2018 to September 2018 & year placements starting 1 September 2018 to August 2019. This will give you a unique understanding of working for an international conservation organisation & provide valuable exp to add to your CV showing future employers that you are committed to a career in the conservation sector. There is the chance to develop your skills across a variety of deps incl the mammal, bird, herpetology, lab & veterinary, & marketing depts. There is the opportunity to complete research projects & dissertations during your placement. If you are required to complete a research project during your placement please indicate this on your application. ASK: Chat: Eluned Price eluned.price@durrell.org 01534 860044. Apply: CV & a letter to eluned.price@durrell.org stating whether you are applying for a summer or year placement, & your preferred depts. Info: http://wildlife.durrell.org/jobs/

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.