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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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JOB: Event Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Tring, Hertfordshire


FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for active and enthusiastic people to assist at events at Tring Park. Tring Park is one of Hertfordshire's most important ecological areas and one of the Woodland Trust's most exciting and diverse sites. In this role you will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills to work alongside other volunteers, to engage with the public and support event delivery. You will be using your natural enthusiasm, practical and people skills and your passion for nature to help us interact with the public to encourage them to become engaged with the Woodland Trust's work. ASK: Please see our website for further details and to apply via a short form. https://c-js.co.uk/2LRn93V

JOB: Event Volunteers

BE4: 2/7/18

LOC: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for local active people to join us at the Great Yorkshire Show on 10th to 12th July 2018. In this role you will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills to work alongside other volunteers engaging with the public and supporting event delivery. You will be using your natural enthusiasm, practical and people skills and your passion for nature to help us engage with the public to encourage them to become engaged with the Woodland Trust’s work. ASK: Please see our website for further details: https://c-js.co.uk/2JGTJVA

JOB: Palaeontology Excavation Volunteer

BE4: 3/7/18

LOC: Poland

PAY: Certified high quality vocational training

FOR: Wild Areas Network

Work in one of the biggest mass cemeteries of mesosoic vertebrates in Europe and see some of the rarest fossils found on Earth - become a Palaeontology Dig Volunteer! You will work in a team with researchers from all over the world, willing to share their knowledge on a daily basis. You will help with technical tasks, uncover the fossils, expose, process and sort them using field equipment like pickaxe, hammer, chisels and sieve. We offer deep contact with Living Science, 24/7! It is an international, hands-on experience for Natural Sciences Enthusiasts, Students and Nature Lovers, but we welcome persons from all walks of life. You don't have to be an expert - the tasks will be tailored to your abilities and field training will be provided on site. Time commitment, 7 days. ASK: To apply: send an email to wildareas@gmail.com and introduce yourself in a few words. You will receive an infosheet and application form.

JOB: Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officer

BE4: 22/6/18 (9am)

IV: 4/7/18

LOC: St Albans

PAY: Expenses & training

FOR: Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

An opportunity to gain exp & training in practical conservation work on over 40 different nature reserves to further a career in conservation & make a positive contribution to the conservation of Hertfordshire & Middlesex’s habitats & species. Assist the reserves team with their daily work & work closely with volunteers. There will be opportunities to undertake other aspects of reserve management such as surveying species, livestock husbandry, guided walks & helping with events. You’ll be a committed conservationist educated to degree level or equiv in a biological / environmental science & have some exp of practical habitat management. A driving licence is required. Out-of-pocket expenses paid, training will include NPTC chainsaw units 201-3, Brushcutter, First Aid, Identiplant as well as in-house training in habitat management, ecological surveying & monitoring, tree safety surveying & management planning. 3 days a week (22.5 hours) for 12 months, starting 1/8/18. ASK: To view the full role profile visit website: www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/about/jobs

JOB: Full Time Volunteer Rangers West Exmoor x 2

BE4: 20/6/18

IV: 2/7/18

LOC: Heddon Valley West Exmoor

PAY: Accommodation / Training

FOR: National Trust

1 post supporting wider estate work including tasks such as footpath maintenance, woodland work, boundary repairs, wildlife monitoring and at times you will assist with our conservation grazing livestock. 1 post will be helping to deliver our program of inspiring events for visitors these events will be telling the stories of our great conservation work and creating experiences for all to connect with the stunning wildlife of Exmoor, from red deer to peregrine falcon to high brown fritillary. We are looking for 2 people to start in July for 3 months. 4 days a week. Though we are prepared to be flexible with start date. ASK: To apply please send a CV and covering letter to kev.davies@nationaltrust.org.uk, any questions please ring Kev Davies 01598 763556

JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Community Engagement Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Glenkens Area of Dumfries & Galloway

PAY: Training, mentoring & travel expenses of 35p/mile

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Ideally one day per fortnight. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Glenkens Red Squirrel Group to deliver red squirrel conservation in the Glenkens area. Help us raise awareness of the project by arranging & attending public events in the area. Tasks will include helping to increase the number of active volunteers by engaging with the public, mobilising the project’s network of volunteers in the area to attend public events, booking event stalls, arranging volunteer rotas, stall set-up, & volunteer engagement & support.   Passionate about red squirrels & want to spread the word about our exciting project. Good communication skills, enthusiastic about protecting red squirrels, diplomatic & tactful, able to explain project strategy & persuade others to get involved, well-organised with a good eye for detail, adaptable & flexible.   ASK: www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Spurn Ranger Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Spurn, Kilnsea, East Yorkshire

PAY: Training & help towards travel expenses

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

There’s lots of see and do at Spurn and as there are so many interesting features on this site that is 3 miles in length, we’d like volunteers to help us engage with visitors at specific features of the site and also to help keep people safe at high tides. You’ll be part of a team of volunteers who help to make Spurn a fantastic place to visit, you’ll like spending time talking to people and helping them to have an inspiring day. Full training and induction to the role will be given, you’ll just need to bring lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to make each visitors trip to Spurn a memorable one! Various times available and flexible to suit the volunteer. ASK: Contact 01904 659570 or email voluntering@ywt.org.uk for an application form or more information.

JOB: Wildlife Ambassador

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Yorkshire wide

PAY: Training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

As a Wildlife Ambassador you would be assisting our Wildlife Supporter Officers by talking to visitors at our sites and going to events with them, or you could fly solo and attend events local to you. You will be helping to spread the word in your ambassadorial role by raising awareness of the Trust and telling our stories that will inspire people to take action for wildlife. We’d like to hear from you if; you enjoy being part of a team of passionate individuals, enjoy talking to people about the importance of nature conservation, would like telling our stories and be able to actively encourage people to join up should the moment arise. The role will be based from York for training and your staff contact, however we want volunteers based across Yorkshire. ASK: All enquiries to volunteering@ywt.org.uk or 01904 659570

JOB: Trust 10 Co-ordinator

BE4: N/A

LOC: National Trust Brean Down

PAY: Training will be provided

FOR: National Trust

4th Sunday of the month. Our Trust10 Co-ordinators are great leaders, who inspire people to get things done, on the day of the monthly running event. They motivate a group of volunteers to share their passion for running, the outdoors and working as a team. After 50 hours volunteering you will receive a membership card and discount in NT shops and cafes. ASK: Contact breandown@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteering Opportunities

BE4: N/A

LOC: Various

PAY: 0

FOR: Inland Waterways Association

Love Your Waterways with Inland Waterways Association. Our volunteers enable us to be a powerful champion for the nation’s inland waterways, protecting and expanding the network for everyone. Our volunteer community takes action to: speak for the waterways: listen to those who love the waterways and campaign, fundraise and influence to provide a sustainable waterway environment for everyone. Protect: conserve the heritage, environment and facilities for all along the waterways through advice, practical tasks and commenting on planning applications affecting the waterway corridor. Restore: bring the waterways back to peak condition for navigation and recreation through expert advice and our hands-on Waterway Recovery Group canal camps and weekend digs. Inspire: engage others in the waterways and our work both in person with walks, talks, educational and promotional events and communicate locally, nationally and online. ASK: For more information or to get involved visit www.waterways.org.uk/volunteer

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: . Find out more from Kath Marshall-Ivens kath.marshall-ivens@groundwork.org.uk 01207 524883 / 07966 330028

JOB: Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Assistants

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Farnham & Hazeley Heath RSPB Reserves

PAY: Benefits include Training, expenses


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. ASK: 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: Events Planning Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Home or Monks Risborough

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)

2 - 4 days per month. CPRE is a national charity which fights to protect & enhance the English countryside for everyone to value & enjoy. We are looking for a volunteer to help us plan events to raise funds & awareness of our work. You'll help organise & run the day at events such as county fairs, farmers markets & planning workshops, booking speakers, organising logistics, following up on fundraising leads & communicating our message creatively through printed & social media. Some exp of running events, comfortable contacting people by phone, computer literate, well organised & can work to deadlines. Care about protecting the countryside & the environment & are able to communicate with confidence. ASK: F Lahiguera, CPRE Buckinghamshire Trustee, falahiguera@gmail.com

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.