Volunteer Officer for Hounslow Heath Green Gym

The Conservation Volunteers

Hounslow Heath, London

Volunteer • Part Time

www.tcv.org.uk chloe.crompton@tcv.org.uk 07717494476 Chloe

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Volunteer Officer Advert - Hounslow Heath

Why we need you:

The Conservation Volunteers have an opportunity for a Volunteer Officer (VO) to help lead our Green Gym in Hounslow at a beautiful site called Hounslow Heath. This is an excellent opportunity to gain important skills and experience necessary to gain employment in the environment sector.

As a Volunteer Officer you will be helping volunteers to engage with and improve their local environment, learn about nature conservation and enjoy healthier lifestyles. You will play an integral part in the smooth running of the Green Gym in Hounslow, including:

  • Practical nature conservation and leadership: Leading and assisting groups of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds on project days to complete conservation tasks such as, sowing wildflowers, tree care, wildlife surveys, invasive species removal and dead hedge creation etc.
  • Administration experience: pre-project planning, updating spreadsheets, updating social media and creation of site maps etc.
  • Buddying less able volunteers with support and assistance. We work with many people with mental health issues, social issues and disabilities; you could play apart in their road to recovery.

Benefits to you:

Our leadership programme is second to none and this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to gain the experience vital to land a paid position working in the environmental or community sector. A full training package is provided including First Aid, Project Leadership, Risk Assessment, and Safeguarding. Travel expenses are covered and full support and mentoring is provided by Hounslow Heath's Project Officer. There is scope for you to tailor the role to your requirements; you can have a positive influence on the project’s development.

What you need:

An enthusiasm for the outdoors and the environment. If you have an interest in gaining practical conservation skills, learning about leading groups, community engagement and organising work days, this role is for you.

Acceptance as a Volunteer Officer is subject to satisfactory DBS clearance at the enhanced level.

How much time:

To gain real benefit from the placement please be prepared to commit to a minimum of two days a week including Tuesdays.

How to apply.

Please send a CV or email to; chloe.crompton@tcv.org.uk and we'll arrange an informal chat to discuss the role further.

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