Organisation Name
RSPB
Title of role
Admissions Assistant
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Bempton Cliffs is a very busy reserve. We aim to deliver first class customer care at all times, as well as looking for someone to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors, providing them with the information they need to make the most of their visit. We need you to be able to enthuse people about wildlife and the RSPB, and actively encourage non-members to join. Other duties include answering telephone enquiries and promoting events/activities. 

Location

Bempton Cliffs Visitor Centre, Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

All training will be provided. 

Personal qualities and requirements

  • approachable, with a friendly demeanor 

  • a desire to help people and exceed expectations through excellent customer care 

  • enjoys working as part of a team

  • confident in initiating conversations with and talk to members of the public

  • have an infectious enthusiasm for nature and its conservation 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • confident in handling money

  • experience working in a visitor attraction

  • ability to be on the go all day 

  • willingness to learn and use basic sales techniques

  • be confident in dealing with tricky situations

  • excellent phone manner

  • knowledge of some RSPB work and a familiarity with Bempton Cliffs (desirable)

  • experience of working in a sales oriented background

  • enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation 

  • the ability to inspire visitors to give nature a home where they live

  • an awareness of health and safety

  • confident in encouraging membership

Availability

Minimum requirement is flexible, but from 5-7 hours per week. 

Additional Info

For more information please see 



https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/community-and-advice/volunteer/8059-admissions-assistant-bempton-cliffs



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Organisation Name
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Title of role
east nature reserves volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Our East Reserves Team working across the Vale of York and into East Yorkshire are looking for a passionate individual to join the team as a voluntary trainee to assist staff to undertake practical land management tasks, assist with the delivery of volunteer task days and help with reserve administrative management.



You’ll be involved in a variety of practical reserve work  that will include:




  • Carrying out habitat management activities such as scrub clearance, brushcutting, invasive plant control, livestock management, fence and gate repairs and rubbish removal amongst a variety of other tasks.

  • Days will often involve working with local volunteers to manage sites and part of the role will include leading volunteer groups in practical activities.

  • Due to the physical nature of these tasks, the role does require a reasonable level of physical fitness and willingness to work outdoors year round in all weathers.



 



Office based work will include some of the following:




  • research, report writing and land management recording,

  • writing funding bids and project proposals,

  • Fielding enquiries, as well as other reserves administration.

  • There may also be opportunities to be involved in leading and organising events, helping with educational activities and working with other teams across Yorkshire Wildlife Trust according to the interests of the trainee.

Location

Office base at 1 St Georges Place, York, YO24 1GN

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

training given

Personal qualities and requirements

You will need:



Essential;




  • Enthusiasm for, and understanding of the basic principles of nature conservation.

  • Willingness and ability to learn new practical skills and undertake physically demanding tasks.

  • Ability to work outdoors, in all weather conditions for extended periods of time, sometimes in remote locations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and willingness to talk to groups.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software particularly Word, Excel.



Desirable;




  • Experience of undertaking practical tasks.

  • Knowledge of wildlife and natural history



 



Does the Trainee need a driver’s license? Yes - Most of our work sites are located in remote locations, away from main public transport routes, therefore this role is more suited to a person who holds a full driving license and is willing to drive as part of the role. You will be able to access a company vehicle during normal working hours subject to other staff needs.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

You will need:



Essential;




  • Enthusiasm for, and understanding of the basic principles of nature conservation.

  • Willingness and ability to learn new practical skills and undertake physically demanding tasks.

  • Ability to work outdoors, in all weather conditions for extended periods of time, sometimes in remote locations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and willingness to talk to groups.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software particularly Word, Excel.



Desirable;




  • Experience of undertaking practical tasks.

  • Knowledge of wildlife and natural history



 



Does the Trainee need a driver’s license? Yes - Most of our work sites are located in remote locations, away from main public transport routes, therefore this role is more suited to a person who holds a full driving license and is willing to drive as part of the role. You will be able to access a company vehicle during normal working hours subject to other staff needs.

Availability

This role is for 12 months and usually 3 days a week. We can be flexible with days to suit you.

Additional Info

 



Have a look on the website https://www.ywt.org.uk



telephone 01904 659570



email [email protected]



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Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Title of role
East Reserves Voluntary Trainee
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks
-
Location

1 St Georges Place York YO241GN

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training and support given

Personal qualities and requirements

No formal qualifications needed

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

You will need:  




  • An enthusiastic, friendly and customer-focused attitude

  • Good communication skills

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn new things

  • The ability to live and work with other trainees

  • Self-motivated and happy to work in a relatively isolated place

  • Good understanding of ecology / conservation / land management and how to inspire and empower people to take action for wildlife

  • Computer literate in word and excel



Does the Trainee need a driver’s license?  No but this would be useful.



 

Availability

This role lasts for 12 months and usually 3 days per week. We can be flexible with days to suit you

Additional Info

To apply please contact Marie Fooks via email [email protected] and tell her that you saw the opportunity on the hulluniunion website.



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Organisation Name
CASE
Title of role
Gardening support worker
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Gardening support worker



 



A keen eye for Horticulture for the CASE award winning allotments on Clough Road, Hull.



 



We are looking for Volunteers who have an interest in gardening and would like to learn more about horticulture. You will be properly introduced to your role and are provided with ongoing support - appropriate to your own needs or abilities. Our Volunteers are treated as individuals and their experiences of volunteering vary enormously. Wherever possible we try to cater for the needs of everyone and if a little extra support is needed in whatever aspect, we can discuss that request. 

Location

60 Charles Street Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full training given

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Skill & Qualifications Required



A commitment to developing the knowledge, understanding and general well being of our service users. An understanding of learning disability and associated conditions is desirable but not essential. 



 

Availability

Please contact Case for details

Additional Info

Contact: Jackie Charlton



Email: [email protected] traininghull.co.uk



Website: casetraininghull.co.uk



Telephone: 01482320200

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Organisation Name
RSPB
Title of role
Guided Nature Walks Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Bempton Cliffs is a very busy reserve. We deliver daily seabird walks throughout the summer; showing visitors the sights, sounds and smells of 250,000 seabirds and providing them with information on the birds that live here. This role also serves to enhance the experience visitors have on the reserve and encourages return visits. 

Location

Bempton Cliffs Visitor Centre, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be provided. 

Personal qualities and requirements

  • approachable, with a friendly demeanor

  • love of the outdoors

  •  enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation 

  • willingness to learn 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • ability to walk along cliff top paths in all weathers

  • cinfidence to initiate conversations with and talk to members of the public

  • ability to communicate well and listen 

  •  

Availability

Minimum commitment - 1 day a week. 

Additional Info

For more information please see: 



https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/community-and-advice/volunteer/1397-guided-nature-walks-volunteer-bempton-cliffs



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Sarah Aitken (Wildlife Experience Officer)



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Organisation Name
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Title of role
Lighthouse keeper
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

The Lighthouse at Spurn has undergone a major restoration project during 2015 and is now a Heritage must see for visitors to the area. The Lighthouse tells the story of Spurn through beautifully crafted interpretation story boards and also has a fabulous audio visual experience for visitors to enjoy. The story of Spurn spans across five floors and will enable visitors to get a glimpse into the past of this unique place; the journey concludes at the top of lighthouse where visitors will get a chance to see what Spurn is like from the top of the Lighthouse. We are looking for volunteers who can help bring the story of Spurn to life while our visitors are taking a look around. 



 



What will the volunteer be doing? 



You will inspire and interact with our visitors while they are in the Lighthouse by bringing the story of Spurn to life through talking to them and sharing knowledge about the history and changing landscape that is Spurn today.



You will move around the floors of the Lighthouse and be on hand to answer any questions visitors may have and monitor numbers. Part of this role will be to collect entrance fees so you must be happy with handling money and welcoming visitors.



Making sure visitors are well informed about potential hazards of tides and weather are also a key part of this role, plus keeping the Lighthouse free any of litter that could be a fire hazard.



Volunteers will be required to attend a formal induction and essential training prior to their stay and once volunteering will be expected to commit to at least 1 week to access the free accommodation. We anticipate a closing date of August 11th for applications to this opportunity. 

Location

Spurn point , Kilnsea, East Yorkshire hu12oub

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements

•A head for heights!



•Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn new skills and knowledge



•A good orator- someone who likes to talk to people and inspire their imagination.



•You must be physically fit as you will be required to ascend and descend several flights of narrow steps in the Lighthouse whilst volunteering. 



•Local knowledge is desirable but not essential as you will receive training in the history of the site.



Experience of working with the public. -

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

The Lighthouse is open every day and volunteers are needed 10-4pm

Additional Info

Please contact for more information:



Yorkshire wildlife trust Email: [email protected]



Website: ywt.org.uk



Telephone: 01904 659570



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No
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Organisation Name
RSPB
Title of role
Live Seabird Interpreter
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Bempton Cliffs is a very busy reserve. We need live interpreters so that visitors can meet a friendly face out and about on the reserve; helping visitors to identify wildlife and point them in the right direction. We also need you to report back your sightings to the Seabird Centre, so that visitors have an idea of the wildlife they may encounter on the reserve. This role swerves to enhance the experience visitors have on the reserve and encourage return visits. 

Location

Bempton Cliffs Visitor Centre, Cliff Lane, Benpton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF 



 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training provided. 

Personal qualities and requirements

  • approachable friendly demeanor 

  • a desire to help people and exceed expectations through excellent customer care

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • ability to stand for long periods of time in all weather

  • confidence to initiate conversations with and talk to members of the public 

  • ability to communicate well and listen 

  • enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation 

  • willingness to learn and relay accurate information 

  • willingness to undertake appropriate training and personal development 

  • knowledge of how to use a telescope correctly and efficiently (appropriate)

Availability

Minimum commitment - one day a week. 

Additional Info

For more information please see 



https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/community-and-advice/volunteer/4538-live-seabird-interpreter-bempton-cliffs



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Sarah Aitken:





 

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No
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Organisation Name
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Title of role
north cave wetlands reserve volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

You will volunteer alongside the reserves programme manager, helping with wardening, administrative tasks, and practical habitat management, plus have the opportunity to lead community and educational events and visits.  Much of this will take place at North Cave Wetlands; however there will also be opportunities to get involved with other tasks happening across the Vale of York region, such as partnership working with other landowner’s and habitat and species surveys.



You will be involved in:




  • Assisting with volunteer co-ordination and liaison.

  • Assisting with the creation of site interpretation and visitor works.

  • Be inspiring people to take action for wildlife.

  • Help plan and prepare for events and activities.

  • Help promote events and news.

  • Assist in the planning and delivery of a wide range of activities.



Help with administration of events e.g. through data entry, recording of risk assessments

Location

Office base at Pearson Park Wildlife Garden, Hull but much of your time will be spent out on reserves.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

training given

Personal qualities and requirements

You will need:




  • Enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation

  • Friendly and approachable nature

  • Reliable, motivated and able to use initiative

  • Able to work in a team and get along with a range of people

  • Computer literate in word and Excel

  • Able to research, gather information and compile reports and plans.

  • Capable of being self-led and motivated, organised and good time keeper



Does the Trainee need a driver’s license?  No however; most of our work sites are located in remote locations, away from main public transport routes, therefore this role is more suited to a person who holds a full driving license and is willing to drive as part of the role. Or someone that lives locally to the North Cave area.



 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

You will need:




  • Enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation

  • Friendly and approachable nature

  • Reliable, motivated and able to use initiative

  • Able to work in a team and get along with a range of people

  • Computer literate in word and Excel

  • Able to research, gather information and compile reports and plans.

  • Capable of being self-led and motivated, organised and good time keeper



Does the Trainee need a driver’s license?  No however; most of our work sites are located in remote locations, away from main public transport routes, therefore this role is more suited to a person who holds a full driving license and is willing to drive as part of the role. Or someone that lives locally to the North Cave area.



 

Availability

This role is for 12 months and usually 3 days a week. We can be flexible with days to suit you.

Additional Info

deadline is Monday 8th July 2019



Interviews 15th July 2019



have a look on the website https://www.ywt.org.uk



telephone 01904659570



email [email protected]

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Title of role
Spurn Reserve Voluntary Trainee
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks
-
Location

Spurn National Nature Reserve, Kilnsea, East Yorkshire, HU12 0UH

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

No qualifications needed

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

You will need:  




  • An enthusiastic, friendly and customer-focused attitude

  • Good communication skills

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn new things

  • The ability to live and work with other trainees

  • Self-motivated and happy to work in a relatively isolated place

  • Good understanding of ecology / conservation / land management and how to inspire and empower people to take action for wildlife

  • Computer literate in word and excel



Does the Trainee need a driver’s license?  No but this would be useful.



 

Availability

This role is for 6-12 months and usually 3 days per week. We can be flexible with days to suit you.



recruitment deadline is friday 7th september 

Additional Info

To apply for this role or find out more please contact



Yorkshire Wildlife Trust



website: https://www.ywt.org.uk



Email: [email protected] 

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