Volunteer vacancies

Volunteer vacancies

Ade Clarke

Volunteer with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Whether you can spare a few hours or a full day, volunteering is a chance to make a real difference to local wildlife, while learning useful skills, making new friends and increasing your knowledge of wildlife conservation. The time you give makes a huge difference.

Take a look below at our current vacancies and for how to apply.

You'll make loads of friends, you'll get fit and you'll have a warm sense of

achievement at the end of the day that comes from physical exercise and seeing

a good job done!

Coastal Engagement Volunteers

Do you want to help people connect with nature and wildlife along our coastline? As part of the Dynamic Dunescapes project we'll be running a series of activities and events for various audiences within the community, and we'd love you to be involved.                    

Duties:

This role is very flexible and may be adapted to your own interests and availability. We are looking for support with the following:

  • Supervising self-led activities for families to get involved within their own bubble
  • Assisting with event activities e.g. pond dipping, wildlife walks, beach art, crafts, macrophotography
  • Helping set up or decorate the Dune Den
  • Sharing your interest in nature, wildlife, art or the coast with others
  • Events in 2021, including wildlife walks for people living with dementia and their carers, taster days for aspiring conservationists, family activities, arts and crafts, and events for all ages

Skills & Experience:

No previous experience is necessary – just an enthusiasm to talk to the public and tell them about our work. We will provide you with the training and information that you need. A basic level of fitness may be required for certain roles.

Contact:

Please complete the online form available here, or contact:
Tish Cookson (People Engagement Officer, Dynamic Dunescapes)
Tel: 07775 986966
Email: tcookson@lincstrust.co.uk

Digital Content Volunteer

We want you to be part of our friendly visitor engagement team to help us to engage with the public, inspire them about nature and wildlife and help them to have a fantastic visit whenever they come to one of our nature reserves. As part of this, we want to create engaging digital content to show in our Visitor Centres and/or our engagement barn at Whisby Nature Park.

Duties:

  • Create slideshows and presentations that will include images and videos of the reserves and their wildlife alongside news updates and information about forthcoming events
  • Collate photos and footage from others as well as going out on to the reserve to capture your own

Skills & Experience:

  • A good knowledge of capturing and editing still images and moving footage will be required
  • A basic level of fitness will be required if your role involves spending time out on the reserve

We can help with providing you with access to equipment such as trail cams and computer access. This is an ongoing, year-round opportunity. We would expect presentations to change every month or two and to reflect the seasons.

Contact:

This role is available at three of our Visitor Centres. Please contact the relevant locations for more information and to apply:

Far Ings
Leanne Smart
Email: faringscentre@lincstrust.co.uk

Gibraltar Point
Vicki Bush
Email: gibeducation@lincstrust.co.uk  

Whisby Nature Park
Vicky Buckberry
Email: whisbyeducation@lincstrust.co.uk 

Visitor Engagement Team Member

We want you to be part of our friendly visitor engagement team to help us to engage with the public, inspire them about nature and wildlife and help them to have a fantastic visit whenever they come to one of our nature reserves.

Duties:

  • Working in the Visitor Centre, welcoming people, providing them with information to get the best from their visit and taking payments for retail goods
  • Helping to run events and family activities
  • Spending time out on the nature reserve, chatting to visitors about the site, pointing out wildlife and helping them to use the reserve responsibly
  • keeping an eye on the wildlife, maintaining an up-to-date tally of sightings and checking the hides - reporting any damage or disturbance

Skills & Experience:

No previous experience is necessary – just an enthusiasm to talk to people and tell them about our work. We will provide you with the training and information that you need. A basic level of fitness will be required if your role involves spending time out on the reserve.

Commitment can be flexible from once or twice a week to occasionally when needed – such as during school holidays. This is an ongoing, year-round opportunity.

Contact:

This role is available at three of our Visitor Centres. Please contact the relevant locations for more information and to apply:

Far Ings
Leanne Smart
Email: faringscentre@lincstrust.co.uk

Gibraltar Point
Vicki Bush
Email: gibeducation@lincstrust.co.uk  

Whisby Nature Park
Vicky Buckberry
Email: whisbyeducation@lincstrust.co.uk 

Voluntary Wildlife Watch Leaders

Would you like to help inspire the next generation of ecologists and conservationists? Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, and is one of the UK’s leading environmental clubs for young environmentalists. Children of primary school age (usually between 5 and 12 years old for most groups) can learn more about wildlife and take part in projects by getting involved with Wildlife Watch groups.

There are currently 12 Wildlife Watch groups across Lincolnshire, NE Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire. Each Watch group is run by at least three Wildlife Watch leaders (or two with one registered helper).

We are looking for volunteers who would like to be Watch leaders or registered helpers to help with our existing groups or to establish new groups in other areas of the county.

Duties:

  • Helping to plan and deliver an exciting and inspiring programme of Wildlife Watch meetings for children in your area
  • Promoting the activities of the group and encouraging new families to join
  • Running safe and enjoyable meetings, ensuring child welfare and safety policies are put into practice
  • Promoting Watch membership and liaising regularly with the cluster group leader

As a registered leader, you would have free access to training such as: first aid, child protection and ‘in house’ training on a range of activities and environmental issues.

Skills & Experience:

  • You will have an interest and enthusiasm for wildlife and working with children (you don't need to be a 'wildlife expert'!)
  • You will need to agree to a DBS check (which will be paid for on your behalf) and provide two references
  • You will have strong communication skills, a sense of responsibility, sound judgement, an ability to provide a safe and fun atmosphere and a mature, pragmatic and flexible approach

Contact:

Leanne Smart, Lincolnshire Wildlife Watch Champion
Email: watch@lincstrust.co.uk
Tel: 01652 637055

Wildlife Watch

Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project

The 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:

Facebook: @LincolnshireChalkStreams
Twitter: @LincChalkStream
Email: chalkstreams@lincolnshire.gov.uk 
Tel: 01507 609740

Website

Voluntary Reserve Manager

The Voluntary Reserve Manager is ‘the eyes and ears on the ground’ and a crucial support to the Trust’s Regional Warden.

Duties:

  • Keeping a regular watch on the reserve - ensuring it is safe and well maintained
  • Keeping an eye on the reserve wildlife which may include maintaining a record of sightings
  • Reporting any problems (such as fly-tipping or damage) to the Reserve Warden
  • Completing a simple annual report

Natural history knowledge is an advantage, but not essential.

Location:

Sorry we don't currently have any vacancies for Voluntary Reserve Managers.

Wayside Wardens

Our Wayside Warden volunteers look after and monitor the Trust's Roadside Nature Reserves (RNRs), surveying periodically and ensuring any damage is reported. The Trust has 65 RNRs which total a distance of over 80 kilometres (50 miles). Each verge is appointed it's own voluntary Wayside Warden to help look after the biological interest in liaison with the Divisional Surveyors and landowners.

Botanical expertise is an advantage, but not essential, and there is an opportunity to participate in one or more of three Roadside Nature Reserve training evenings held each summer to sharpen identification skills.

Duties:

  • Monitor Roadside Nature Reserves and verges
  • Periodically clear litter
  • Report any problems (such as fly-tipping or damage)
  • Complete a simple annual report

Available locations:

Sorry we don't currently have any vacancies for Wayside Wardens.

Contact:

Sue Curtis, Reserves Administrator
Tel: 01507 528373
Email: scurtis@lincstrust.co.uk

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