River Monitoring Project Volunteer

St Nicks


Volunteer • Full or Part Time

stnicks.org.uk volunteer@stnicks.org.uk 01904411821 Maria Gill

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

St Nicks are looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist with the delivery of the York Becks and River Foss Monitoring project. It is a perfect opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in habitat management and conservation.

About St Nicks:

Friends of St Nicholas Fields (working name St Nicks) is York’s leading organisation promoting sustainable living. We started by transforming a former landfill site into a thriving Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and we continue to manage it with over the help of over 250 volunteers. From our eco-friendly base at St Nicks Environment Centre we run projects and services that help residents of York move towards a sustainable future. These include a low-emissions kerbside recycling collection, environmental education programme and year-round community events.

About the role:

Our River Monitoring Project Volunteer will help us in supporting and supervise groups of volunteers in carrying out tasks for the project including: ecological surveying, controlling invasive species, restoring wetland habitats and mapping habitats among other duties.

You will receive:

  • Regular supervision and on-going support to help monitor your progress and help with personal development;
  • In-house and external training tailored to the candidates individual’s interests and needs;
  • Help with CVs, job applications and a reference upon successful completion of your traineeship;
  • Contribution towards local travel expenses. 

Skills and abilities needed for this role:

  • Enthusiasm for wildlife, conservation and the outdoors;
  • Some experience of leading groups would be beneficial;
  • Some experience of practical conservation tasks would be beneficial;
  • Friendly and approachable in nature with the ability to get along with people from all backgrounds;
  • Reliable and committed to the role;
  • Able to use initiative.


Length of commitment: 4 months minimum
Total Hours: 1 day per week minimum

Role to be commenced as soon as possible. 

Our internships are designed to offer work experience. The role will be managed by the Volunteer Co-ordinator and Nature Reserve Manager and the successful candidate will gain experience of working within the St Nicks team.

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