Full-time Volunteer (Wildlife and Engagement)

National Trust

Barnstaple, Devon

Volunteer • Full Time

daniel.cameron@nationaltrust.org.uk 01598 763556 Daniel Cameron

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Friday, 29th March 2019  

We need a full time volunteer (4 days per week, for 6 months) to help us with some expanding areas of work within our team.

We are a team of about 10 rangers/volunteers on the beautiful Exmoor coast around Lynton including Watersmeet and Heddon Valleys and some of the country’s best SSSI Oak woodland and Coastal Heath spread over 4500acres.

We are looking for someone to

  1. Help deliver our engagement and education programmes working with our Engagement intern and rangers to engage school groups, guided walks, kids fun activities and help set up self-guided trails.
  2. Help the ranger team deliver wildlife surveys across the season from vegetation to birds, bats, and butterflies.
  3. To help with the typing up of wildlife surveys results, creation of user friendly tablet based survey recording methods, and creating presentable facts and figures from data we have already gathered to be shown internally and publically.
  4. Helping out with some practical works around the estate averaging 1 day per week.

What you will gain

  1. You will become skilled in all areas of public engagement, learning how to set up for varying sizes of events and audiences.
  2. Learn a huge amount of wildlife id and survey skills in an area teeming with nationally important species.
  3. Gain some basic practical ranger skills, such as fencing, footpath maintenance, and working with livestock.

The role comes with accommodation at our farm nr Countisbury with some existing volunteers and use of a vehicle to get to and from work.

You must have a willingness to learn, good Microsoft office skills preferably, and a driving licence. Ideally you would also have a car as we are remote and so getting yourself around socially is difficult without your own transport however we can discuss this.

Please apply here:


Email Area ranger daniel.cameron@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information or call
01598 763556 to chat, you may need to leave a message.

Interview date will be Friday 5th April.

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