Wildlife Watch Volunteer Leaders

Wildlife Watch Volunteer Leaders

Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of the Wildlife Trusts and the UK’s leading environmental action club for kids. It encourages 5-12 year olds to have an interest in wildlife, and the world around them, through activities on environmental and natural history topics in a fun and educational setting. Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Watch has three local groups where children meet and have fun exploring their local environments and taking practical action for wildlife. Wildlife Watch Leaders  This is your chance to help inspire the next generation of environmentalists! Being a Wildlife Watch Leader won’t take up too much time and you don’t need to be an expert – just enthusiastic, concerned about the environment and enjoy working with children and young people! Leader role: 1.5 days a month · Plan meeting activities and resources · Support the Watch organiser in publicising the group meetings · Ensure the safe running of the meeting including risk assessments · Lead the meetings activities · Help lead activities at Wildlife Watch Family Events Experience of working with children is desirable. Volunteers will be fully trained and will receive support and guidance from local Wildlife Trust staff. Volunteers must supply two referees and take part in an informal interview and have a DBS check. Leaders must be 18 years or over. More information: To discuss these roles and to apply please contact the Trust’s Education Officer on 0116 262 9968 or...
Gardener

Gardener

We have a fantastic opportunity for new volunteers to join us, as part of our wildlife gardening team! We are looking for volunteers with knowledge of gardening and/or native flora, an enthusiasm to work outdoors and a love of wildlife and wild places to join our regular Wednesday morning gardening team. As a garden volunteer you will have the opportunity to work on a project which might not be attainable in your own back garden. You’ll need to enjoy practical, outdoor work. Creativity and an eye for detail will help you to join our vision to grow gardens that offer enjoyment and interest all year round. It is the nature of the role that tasks and responsibilities can be unpredictable and varied. You could be involved in planting, pruning, weeding or moving plants. As with many of our volunteer roles, you may also be approached by visitors who want to ask questions about the garden or are looking for general gardening tips – so it’s also a great way to share your love for horticulture (and pick up some ideas of your own). Click on the link below to view or download the role description: volunteer-gardener-job-description If you would like to get involved, email Holly on volunteering@rutlandwater.org.uk or telephone her at the Volunteer Training Centre on 01572 720049  ...
Wild Horizons

Wild Horizons

Wild Horizons is a society for young people aged 18-30 embarking on a career in wildlife conservation or with a general love of the natural world.  As a member you will have the opportunity to be part of a wildlife-focused social network in Rutland, gain knowledge and experience and have access to mentors in a variety of expertise through Wild Horizons’ connections within the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust (LRWT) and Rutland Natural History Society (RNHS). Membership to Wild Horizons costs £25.00 a year and will include the following benefits: Full membership to the Rutland Natural History Society (http://www.rnhs.org.uk ), giving you access to an amazing programme of events, talks and walks, the society’s newsletter Fieldfare, annual report and an incredible opportunity to meet and learn from Rutland’s wildlife recording experts. Access to LRWT’s nature reserves (http://www.lrwt.org.uk/nature-reserves/) and a copy of LRWT’s nature reserves guide You will receive LRWT’s e-newsletter, magazine Wildlife News as well as regular updates from Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Advice, support and opportunities to gain experience from the mentors linked to both RNHS and LRWT – not just about wildlife and conservation but a whole range of transferable skills too. Access to a variety of training and learning experiences at Rutland Water Nature Reserve’s Volunteer Training Centre (VTC). Monthly meetings at the VTC for members to get together, plus extra activities out of term time; and of course you can attend as many other events available via the two organisations as you like! An on top of all of the above you will get to meet, learn from and have fun with like-minded peers, incredibly talented naturalists...
2019 Work Experience Placements

2019 Work Experience Placements

Rutland Water Nature Reserve’s work experience placements aim to give you an insight in to the variety of work that goes into the management of a large wetland nature reserve. This is a great opportunity to experience the world of work and become better prepared for a career in nature conservation. By spending time with each of our staff teams: Visitor Centres, Education, Habitat Management and Projects (including The Rutland Osprey Project); you will become involved in a variety of tasks and experiences which will allow you to develop your employability skills. Not only will you gain practical knowledge, a huge part of our role involves working with people, so by the end of your placement with us you will have greatly improved your social and communication skills. We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic young people with a keen interest in nature conservation. You need to be prepared to work inside or outdoors (whatever the weather!) alongside staff and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Don’t worry, we won’t ask you to do anything we wouldn’t do and you certainly won’t be making tea all day! Work experience is an opportunity to learn about the recruitment process, so the first step is to complete an application form (click the link below) and return it to our Volunteer and Events Coordinator Holly Hucknall at the Volunteer Training Centre  RWNR-Work-Experience-application-form (1) If we are happy with your application form we will invite you to attend an informal interview. Once we are sure a work experience placement here will suit you, we will send you the details of your placement including a...
Other opportunities with LRWT

Other opportunities with LRWT

The involvement, dedication and hard work of the Trust’s small army of volunteers, who contribute a wealth of different skills and experience, is fundamental to our work advancing nature conservation and awareness in Leicestershire and Rutland. Local people who are inspired about the natural world and empowered to take positive action for wildlife are vital to achieve a Living Landscape forthe two counties. Click on the link below to find out more about how you can get involved and play your part in protecting and enhancing our precious wildlife and wild places throughout Leicestershire and Rutland. http://www.lrwt.org.uk/get-involved/...

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