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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: Community Ambassador
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne
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 https://www.nwt.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: Volunteer Officer
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Hollybush, Leeds
PAY: Training
FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Grab your chance to volunteer with the UK's leading practical conservation charity! As a springboard to your career in the environment sector or as personal development, becoming a Volunteer Officer is a unique, highly rewarding experience. Learn practical skills working on conservation projects in and around Leeds. You will be responsible for organising and leading tasks, will gain experience in volunteer co-ordination and project management and have the opportunity to get involved with other projects and events including fundraising, educational activity days, publicity and marketing. Our Volunteer Officers are trained by experienced staff, through our formal training programme which includes: leadership, health & safety, tools, first aid, Midas, and safeguarding. As you will be working with a diverse group of volunteers, training will also be provided in mental health first aid; working with people with learning disabilities, and equality & diversity. Visit https://www.tcv.org.uk/hollybush to find opportunities in your local area.

JOB: Funding Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Knighton area (Powys / Shropshire / Herefordshire border)
PAY: Expenses
FOR: Knighton Community Woodlands Group

Knighton Community Woodlands Group (KCWG) is local people coming together to learn and share woodland skills, and to use those skills for the benefit of wildlife and our members. We are seeking an experienced fundraiser who will use their skills for a few hours each week to help support our development and expansion. Your knowledge of funding sources, and your ability to successfully apply to them, will allow us to provide training and tools to our volunteers, bring woodlands back into management, provide additional volunteering and paid roles, and cover running costs. This opportunity will allow you to work from home and set your own hours. You will be supported by a sociable, experienced and knowledgeable group who have been running for the past 10 years. For more information: woodland@tveg.org.uk 01547 520374 http://tveg.org.uk/wordpress/what-we-do/woodland-project.

JOB: Marketing Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Knighton area (Powys / Shropshire / Herefordshire border)
PAY: Expenses
FOR: Knighton area (Powys / Shropshire / Herefordshire border)

Knighton Community Woodlands Group (KCWG) is local people coming together to learn and share woodland skills, and to use those skills for the benefit of wildlife and our members. We are seeking a marketing volunteer whose role will be to help us for a few hours each week to recruit volunteers, promote our training courses and products, and raise and maintain our public profile. This will involve leading our social media presence, maintaining our website, writing and issuing press releases, advertising our volunteering opportunities through local channels and writing our annual newsletter. This opportunity will allow you to work from home and set your own hours. You will be supported by a sociable, experienced and knowledgeable group who have been running for the past 10 years. For more information woodland@tveg.org.uk 01547 520374 http://tveg.org.uk/wordpress/what-we-do/woodland-project.

JOB: Market Research and Sales Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Knighton area (Powys / Shropshire / Herefordshire border)
PAY: Expenses
FOR: Knighton Community Woodlands Group

Knighton Community Woodlands Group (KCWG) is local people coming together to learn and share woodland skills, and to use those skills for the benefit of wildlife and our members. We need to become more financially self-sufficient through sales and so need to establish what the potential local market is for woodland products such as charcoal, bean poles, pea sticks and hedging stakes. We are seeking a volunteer for a few hours each week who will contact local retailers to find out if they would be willing to stock these items and the level of stock that they would require. This opportunity would allow you to work from home and set your own hours. You would need to travel to local vendors as required. You will be supported by a sociable, experienced and knowledgeable group who have been running for the past 10 years. For more information woodland@tveg.org.uk 01547 520374.  http://tveg.org.uk/wordpress/what-we-do/woodland-project.

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: Friends Volunteer Roles (Various)
BE4: Ongoing
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. The Friends of Staunton Country Park group are looking for new members. Duties would include; being available to attend and participate in meetings, taking up volunteer tasks as per availability and interest. There are opportunities to get involved with specific projects of interest to further personal development. Time commitment flexible, ongoing. Email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

JOB: UK Bat Care Network Volunteers
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: S Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Cornwall, the Southern Uplands & Wales
PAY: 0
FOR: Bat Conservation Trust

Calling all bat lovers in South Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Cornwall, the Southern Uplands and Wales! The Bat Conservation Trust’s UK Bat Care Network has a critical shortage of volunteers to refer callers who find grounded and injured bats to in your areas. Volunteers on our Network save at least 1,500 bats a year and help turn over 60% of negative bat finders into fellow bat lovers. Volunteers from elsewhere in the UK are welcome too! To find out how to get involved in bat care and the benefits of joining the Network, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2RsTqnA.

JOB: Ranger Service Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
PAY: In-house training
FOR: Hopetoun House Preservation Trust

One day a week. Hopetoun House is a 5-star visitor attraction open to the public from Easter to September. Supported by the Seasonal and Permanent Rangers full training and guidance is ongoing. You could gain experience of: working with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities; planning, managing and evaluating events of all sizes; producing interpretation; delivering formal and informal education; developing practical skills; conducting biological surveys and data input; developing observational and problem solving skills; improving natural history ID skills; working in a small team; managing your own time. There are no public transport links so own transport is essential. Benefits include: discount in our gift shop and “The Stables Kitchen”; complimentary admission to Hopetoun House for you and your family; social club with planned events and outings; meet new people and make new friends. If you’re interested in this role please email ranger@hopetoun.co.uk.

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: Challenge Event Volunteer
BE4: 08-06-2020
IV: --
LOC: Brecon Beacons/Forest of Dean/Dorset
PAY: Travel expenses
FOR: Youth Adventure Trust

Our fundraising challenge events offer an opportunity to companies and the general public to support the work we do.  These events, from climbing mountains to multi-discipline endurance events, raise essential funds for the charity and take place in some of Britain’s most picturesque and impressive landscapes. With the support of Youth Adventure Trust staff and event organisers, volunteers help in a range of tasks over a weekend, including team registration, marshalling, assisting participants to resolve problems and offering support and encouragement. Apply: dom@youthadventuretrust.org.uk.

JOB: Festival of Nature Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Home Based
PAY: Training
FOR: Natural History Consortium

We may be stuck inside but there are still great opportunities to volunteer with Festival of Nature as we switch to a social distancing friendly programme for 2020, starting with City Nature Challenge. Roles include: Digital content creators - Interested in building your social media following or practicing creating great content? We need enthusiastic volunteers to help us build an online programme of materials and social media buzz around City Nature Challenge. Insights team - Interested in understanding how people value nature on their doorsteps? We need sociable volunteers to help deliver our digital evaluation programme. Advanced media team - Interested in building your media portfolio? We are also looking for skilled media volunteers to produce high quality content including remote interviews with local naturalists, researchers, conservationists and Festival of Nature partners. Visit our website to register your interest: https://c-js.co.uk/34sMStX.

JOB: Chair of the Board
BE4: 1/6/2020
IV: --
LOC: Home Based
PAY: 0
FOR: Chagos Conservation Trust

The Chagos Conservation Trust is searching for a Chair. This is an important, voluntary, officer role that ensures CCT is running efficiently and effectively. Do you have a love of the ocean and the right skills to join our team? The Chair is responsible for: leading the board of trustees and the organisation to work as a team to enable it to fulfil its purpose; acting as a spokesperson and figurehead as appropriate; leading on fundraising for CCT’s flagship programme, Healthy Islands, Healthy Reefs; managing and supporting the director and maintaining an effective working relationship between staff, trustees and all other stakeholders. Start date July 2020, 1 - 2 days a month. Work from home, UK. Attend quarterly board meetings in London. Further information: Helen Pitman, Director, Chagos Conservation Trust, helen.pitman@chagos-trust.org. Please send a CV and cover letter to the above email address.

JOB: County Dragonfly Recorders
BE4: ?
IV: --
LOC: Home Based*
PAY: Training
FOR: British Dragonfly Society

Long term, time commitment dependent on volunteers' availability. You will upload records, sent to you by volunteer recorders, onto iRecord & validate & verify records on iRecord. Act as a central point of contact for local volunteer recorders, & enquires from organisations / groups (e.g. local wildlife groups) & members of the public, regarding information / advice on dragonflies & recording in the area. You will also produce a short annual update article for our Darter newsletter. Additional activities vary depending on the volunteers' skills & interests e.g. leading field workshops & talks, attending events, & setting up a local group. *Required in the following areas: Glamorganshire; Middlesex; South Hampshire, County Durham. Contact David Hepper, BDS Records Officer, records@british-dragonflies.org.uk or 01252 721053.

JOB: Trustee
BE4: 30-06-2020
IV: --
LOC: Harleston area
PAY: Training and expenses
FOR: River Waveney Trust

The River Waveney Trust, established in 2013, is a registered charity & covers the Waveney catchment. Our key objectives are to conserve, protect, rehabilitate & improve the rivers, streams, watercourses & water impoundments of the catchments comprising the River Waveney & all associated tributaries incl adjacent estuarine & coastal areas. The Trust is at an exciting time of development, seeking new trustees to help guide the future vision & strategic development of the charity. We are seeking 4 additional voluntary Trustees to join the current 5 Trustee Board members. We are looking for passionate, dedicated & committed individuals in the following areas of expertise: conservation & science; communications & revenue generation; farming in the Waveney catchment; charity governance. 3+ years commitment required. Contact Keith Lead on 01379 388031 or email CV to keithjpb@gmail.com. Further information at https://www.riverwaveneytrust.org under the “News” tab.

JOB: Social Media & Marketing Volunteer
BE4: 30-06-2020
IV:
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
IV:
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.