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!

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:

Holywell to Careby (TF006160 - TF009161) Holywell to Careby Road, opposite east end of Holywell Lake
Available 2019:
Castle Bytham (SK995175 - SK998169) 1/2 mile north of Holywell on Castle Bytham Road
Blue Harbour (SK952350 - SK953353) B6403 (High Dyke) north of junction with A52, east side only
Old Somerby (SK946333 - SK948341) B6403 south of Spitalgate roundabout, east side only
Colsterworth Bank (SK931251 - SK933253) B6403 (High Dyke) north of A1 junction

Contact:

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

Information Volunteers at Gibraltar Point

Do you have an interest in wildlife? Enjoy talking to and meeting new people? Could you inspire visitors about the wildlife and landscape of Gibraltar Point? Then join our team of Information Volunteers!

Duties:

  • 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 

Full training will be given. 

Location:

Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre and Old Coastguard Station,
Gibraltar Road,
Skegness,
Lincolnshire,
PE24 4SU

Contact:

01754 898057
gibvc@lincstrust.co.uk

Visitor Centre Volunteer at Far Ings

Do you enjoy chatting to people? Would you like to help visitors enjoy their visit to Far Ings? Are you happy to handle money and use a till to sell items in our small shop? Then get in touch and ask about joining our friendly team of volunteers!

Duties:

  • Talking to and passing on information to the public
  • Engaging with the general public – answering questions about wildlife related issues
  • Promoting Wildlife Trust events
  • Working in the gift shop and using the till

Till training will be given.

Location:

Visitor and Education Centre,
Far Ings Road,
Far Ings,
Barton-on-Humber,
DN18 5RG

Contact:

Leanne Smart, Education and Community Officer
01652 637055
faringscentre@lincstrust.co.uk  

Reserve Volunteer at Far Ings

Our Reserve Volunteers help patrol the reserve, meeting and greeting visitors and answering any of their queries. If you're passionate about wildlife and want to help out on our reserves, then join our friendly team of volunteers!

Duties:

  • Talking to visitors on the reserve and answering any queries
  • Checking the hides and reporting any damage or disturbance
  • Keep an eye on the wildlife and maintain an up-to-date tally of sightings

Location:

Far Ings National Nature Reserve,
Far Ings Road,
Far Ings,
Barton-on-Humber,
DN18 5RG

Contact:

Leanne Smart, Education and Community Officer
01652 637055
faringscentre@lincstrust.co.uk 

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.

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

Secretary and Events Organiser with Bourne Area Group

Bourne Area Group is an active group covering Stamford, Market Deeping, surrounding villages and Bourne. They currently have two vacancies on their committee: Committee Secretary and Meeting & Events Organiser.

Each year they typically hold 5 indoor meetings, 2-3 outdoor meetings and 2-3 open days on our larger reserves. The committee meets about 4 times a year, issues seasonal newsletters and has their own Facebook, Website and Twitter activity.

Full handover and training will be provided. Some PC skills and access to a PC are needed. Current committee members are a mix of retired, semi-retired and working - so participation suits all circumstances and is not overly time consuming.

The roles would suit either younger members looking to build their wider experience or older members who would like to help us take our group forwards.

If you are interested and would like to explore the vacancies further then please email Phil Huggins, Chairman, on LWTBAG2018@gmail.com

More about Area Groups

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

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