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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: 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
IV:
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: Event Volunteer - Cardiff
BE4: N / A
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LOC: Cardiff
PAY: Training & travel expenses*
FOR: RSPB Cymru

As 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. For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2S28aHd. Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

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: Our Past, Our Future Volunteer
BE4: N / A
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LOC: New Forest National Park
PAY: Travel expenses
FOR: New Forest National Park Authority

The 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. Contact Richard Austin, richard.austin@newforestnpa.gov.uk for more details.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
IV:
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: Voluntary River Steward
BE4: N/A
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LOC: Sheffield
PAY: Training / reasonable travel expenses
FOR: River Stewardship Company

2 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. Contact Sarah Emberson sarah.emberson@the-rsc.co.uk

JOB: Trustee
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Home or Monks Risborough
PAY: Expenses
FOR: Campaign to Protect Rural England Buckinghamshire

4-6 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 & love Buckinghamshire & who want to support environmental & conservation campaigns. You will be part of the local branch of a highly regarded, national charity & feel part of a friendly & highly-engaged group. Experience in organising / administration or fundraising would be especially appreciated. Contact: office@cprebucks.org.uk

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: Communications Volunteer
BE4: 8/12/19
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LOC: Loughborough
PAY: Travel expenses reimbursed where needed
FOR: RSPB

The RSPB is partnering with idverde, the UK’s largest grounds maintenance company, to conserve biodiversity in parks and green spaces managed by idverde on behalf of Charnwood Borough Council, and empower the community to help their local wildlife. You will help promote all the conservation work done by volunteers, increase appreciation for Charnwood’s wildlife and green spaces and promote volunteering opportunities. You will use a variety of media to achieve this: social media, columns in the local paper, press releases. You will visit Charnwood’s parks and green spaces to take awe-inspiring photos and liaise with local volunteer groups. This is a flexible role, which can fit around your schedule to suit you! 0.5 days a week – flexible. You will need to have good social media and written communications skills, as well as good people skills: friendly, tactful and diplomatic.  You will need good photography skills, and to be enthusiastic about wildlife and nature conservation. Contact: Rita Gries, 07881615080 or rita.gries@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Community Fundraising Champions
BE4: N / A
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LOC: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire*
PAY:
FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

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. Commitment is flexible, give as much or as little time as you can spare. *With regular contact with our fundraising team in Oxford. BBOWT works to secure a better future for wildlife in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. For more information about the role contact fundraising@bbowt.org.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: Trustees
BE4: 2/1/20 5pm
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LOC: London
PAY: Expenses
FOR: The Orchard Project

The Orchard Project is looking for two new trustees to join our friendly & lively board. We are particularly interested to recruit trustees with experience in any of the following: marketing & communications; fundraising & income generation for charities/social enterprises; strategic understanding & application of digital technologies. Get under the hood of our ambitious & dynamic charity & help us with our mission. As a national charity we have reach, but are also small enough to be very agile with decision making. Your input will make a huge difference to our development. The roles are unremunerated, although reasonable expenses are paid. The annual commitment will be based around 4-6 Board meetings. For more information & to apply, please download the job description https://c-js.co.uk/2nbGtC3. Chat: Kath Rosen CEO, The Orchard Project on 07977457395 or email ceo@theorchardproject.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.