A fantastic opportunity to gain experience for those with green aspirations

Conservation / Restoration volunteers needed for Berkshire Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers is looking for two project volunteers to join our small team based in central Reading. Volunteers in this role will support us in delivering a range of community and biodiversity focused projects in and around Reading.

The role will provide experience of leading and supervising teams of volunteers, carrying out practical conservation work on a range of different sites, liaising with land owners and managers, promoting our work and working with partners. Volunteers will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of practical, conservation skills, gained through informal, task based training and by attending in-house and external courses. These will include first aid, preparing risk assessments and project leadership.

Volunteers will ideally be available for 3 days a week and be able to get to the Reading International Solidarity Centre, a two minute walk from the Oracle Shopping Centre.

To be considered for these roles you need to live in the area on the map below and be over 21 (There can be some flexibility regarding age so please contact us if you are interested but under 21). You do not need to have any prior experience but do need to be enthusiastic, willing to interact with the team, comfortable working in all weathers and have excellent time keeping and basic computer skills.

A full driving licence held for two years would be an advantage but is not essential.

 

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Contact person firstname
Buffy
Lastname
Harris-Jones
Contact person's position
Senior Project Officer
Their phone number?
0118 9568959

Location description
Across Berkshire
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
Part-time
What times and days of the week?
Mon-Fri daytimeMon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
We are ideally looking for someone who is able to commit to 3 days per week
Task type?
Conservation / Restoration
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeHappy to work soloKeen learnerLeaderCommunicatorEnjoys working outsidePhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Opportunities to develop a wide range of practical, conservation skills, gained through informal, task based training and by attending in-house and external courses, including first aid, preparing risk assessments and project leadership
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Working closely with the rest of the team and be supported primarily by the Project Officer and regular contact with other volunteers.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses reimbursed
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
21
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
24 February 2016