Volunteer Vacancies

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is a leading voluntary organisation for the conservation of wildlife and wild places in Lincolnshire. We work actively on conservation issues and manage almost 100 reserves.

You can play a part in this vital work. Volunteers of all ages contribute to the Trust's work bringing a range of skills, interests, time and enthusiasm. There is a range of voluntary opportunities: indoors and outdoors, skilled and unskilled, regular and casual. You could find yourself surveying wildflowers, putting up fencing, assisting in a visitor centre, helping children enjoy a minibeast hunt or stuffing envelopes.

 

Information Volunteers

Based at Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre.
Do you have an interest in wildlife? Enjoy talking to and meeting new people? We have an exciting new opportunity at Gibraltar point to join our team of Information Volunteers. Learn new skills and knowledge, enhance your CV and meet like-minded people.

Role will include:

  • Assisting Wildlife Trust staff
  • Promoting Wildlife Trust events
  • Setting up displays and equipment for events and activities
  • Talking to and passing on information to the public
  • Engaging with the general public – answering questions about wildlife related issues
  • Displaying up-to-date information on local wildlife sightings 

Person Specification
Essential:

  • Interest in wildlife
  • Willingness to talk families, small groups and the general public
  • Enthusiastic
  • Open, Friendly and approachable
  • Willingness to learn and pass on new information

Desirable:

  • Some knowledge of local wildlife
  • Experience of engaging with the public

Full training will be given.

For more information pop into the Visitor Centre or email Jennifer Morpeth, Visitor Information Assistant, JMorpeth@lincstrust.co.uk


 

Visitor Centre volunteers

Could you inspire visitors about the wildlife and landscape of Gibraltar Point?

Volunteers have always been at the heart of Gibraltar Point and this won’t change with the new visitor centre. Volunteers will be critical to engaging with visitors and helping them appreciate and enjoy what they see at Gibraltar Point.
If you would like to get involved please email volunteers@lincstrust.co.uk

 

Far Ings volunteers

Residential Volunteer - click here for more info

Visitor Centre volunteers 
Would you enjoy chatting to visitors to help them to enjoy their visit to Far Ings? Are you happy to handle money and use a till to sell items in our small shop? (Till training will be given).
Then please contact us about joining our friendly team of volunteers, contact Leanne Smart on 01652 637055 or faringscentre@lincstrust.co.uk  

Reserve volunteers 
Would you enjoy walking the reserve, taking to visitors and answering queries, checking hides and keeping an eye on the wildlife?
If so then please contact us about joining our volunteer team, contact Leanne Smart on 01652 637055 or faringscentre@lincstrust.co.uk

 

Wayside Wardens

The duties of a Wayside Warden involve keeping a watch on the verge, periodically clearing litter, reporting any problems (such as fly-tipping or damage) to the Trust and completion of a simple question and answer annual report. Botanical expertise is an advantage, but not essential, and there is an opportunity to participate in one or more of three RNR training evenings held each summer to sharpen identification skills.

Current vacancies:

Wayside Warden at Wyville (Saltby to Hungerton rd. S of Wyville turning. SK869284-877298)

Wayside Warden at Worlaby (Bluestone Heath Road 1 mile E of Tetford to Ruckland rd. TF337763-342765)

Wayside Warden at California Plantation (A153 adjacent to Rauceby Warren Reserve, TF025435-035442)

Please contact Sue Curtis, Reserves Administrator, on 01507 528373 for more information.

 

Voluntary Reserve Managers

The Voluntary Reserve Manager is ‘the eyes and ears on the ground’ and a crucial support to the Trust’s Regional Warden. Duties involve keeping a regular watch on the reserve, ensuring that it is safe and well maintained, reporting any problems (such as fly-tipping or damage) and completion of a simple question and answer annual report. Natural history knowledge is an advantage, but not essential.

Currently we don't have any vacancies for Reserve Managers. 

 

Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project

Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project is looking for volunteers! Throughout the year the project will be organising community stream clean days, practical volunteer days and survey training.

If you are interested in protecting Lincolnshire's rare chalk streams you can contact us and find more information here:

Website: www.lincswolds.org.uk/chalk-streams/volunteering 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LincolnshireChalkStreams
Twitter: @LincChalkStream
Email: chalkstreams@lincolnshire.gov.uk 
Tel: 01507609740

 

Lincolnshire’s Wildflower Meadow Network

We have now worked with over 30 community meadow projects in the Lincolnshire Limestone and Wolds project areas: helping you to provide a refuge for wildlife in your local patch. As the project enters its final phase we are unable to assist new meadow sites with practical support. However, please see our meadow booklet for guidance on how to get started. www.lincstrust.org.uk/meadows

Survey road verges for wildflowers

The Life on the Verge surveys are now complete! Over 250 volunteers have been part of the largest roadside wildflower survey in the country: and they learned to identify wildflowers along the way. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of you who helped! See www.lifeontheverge.org.uk for more information.

Lincolnshire grown wildflowers

Community wildflower meadows are being created across the county to improve quality of life, increase community spirit and support threatened biodiversity. If you have secured the management of a local churchyard or a community green space within the Lincolnshire Limestone or Wolds Project Areas, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust can put you in contact with a small team of local wildflower propagators to help transform your space.
 

For more information please contact
Aidan Neary, Wildflower Meadow Project Officer
Email: aneary@lincstrust.co.uk 
Tel: 01507 526667