A fantastic opportunity to gain experience for those with green aspirations

Conservation / Restoration volunteer needed for The Conservation Volunteers Reading in RG1

The Conservation Volunteers is looking for a new project volunteer 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 outlined on the map below and be over 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.

Interested but want to know a little more? Take a look at Jan and Rosie’s Volunteering Experience Story 


Contact person firstname
Contact person's position
Senior Project Officer
Their phone number?
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Reading International Solidarity Centre
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35-39 London Street

Location description
Based in Reading with projects across Berkshire and sometime in neighboring counties
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
How much time?
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Volunteers will ideally be available for 3 days a week
Task type?
Conservation / Restoration
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloKeen learnerLeaderSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outsidePhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Training description
Training will involve informal training from Project Officers, in house training courses e.g. Leadership training as well as extra training courses e.g. first aid training
Is support given?
Description of support
Each Volunteer Officer will be given support and mentoring from a Project Officer
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Travel expenses to our Reading office and to all training courses will be given
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
15 March 2017