Coast and Countryside Volunteer Ranger

National Trust

Botallack, St Just, Cornwall

Volunteer • Full Time 01736 785903 Jasmin Odell

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Saturday, 13th April 2019  

This role provides a great opportunity to work within a dynamic ranger team in the glorious West Cornwall countryside and develop new skills and experience in conservation. The focus of this role will be outdoor, practical coast & countryside work, and may involve taking part in community events nearby.

By getting involved, you could

  • Gain experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds in a beautiful outdoor setting   
  • Become part of a small, friendly and dedicated team!
  • Improve your practical skills in estate and countryside management by working closely with the ranger team
  • Improve your knowledge of nature conservation and wildlife surveying   
  • Gain experience in visitor engagement activities      
  • Access training to help you move forward in your conservation career  
  • Gain experience of working within a historically important landscape        
  • Get your hands dirty and enjoy the great outdoors.
  • Share your skills, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm with others

We will provide

  • Accommodation during your volunteering period
  • Various projects & events to build on and develop your work experience   
  • An individual training budget allocation to develop your abilities
  • Staff to train and work alongside you during your volunteering

What's involved?

  • A long term volunteer ranger is a 12 month opportunity involved in the conservation and management of the West Cornwall estate including areas of SSSI, World heritage sites, AONB’s and over a hundred Scheduled monuments within a landscape with an intensity of archaeology that is rivalled by few places in Western Europe. We’ll help you get to know the West Cornwall Countryside and how you can help look after it, for ever, for everyone.
  • Please contact for more information and an application form. 

This role will suit people who

  • Enjoy working in the countryside and near the coast, who want to learn new skills and who need hands-on experience for a career in conservation. Will also suit people who enjoy being part of a dedicated team and enjoy engaging with members of the public.
  • Have a full, clean driving license and are a good communicator.

Extra information

  • We provide equipment to help you do this role well and safely
  • We’ll also cover agreed costs of your travel between home and West Cornwall Countryside

For more information or an application form, please contact Jasmin Odell using the email address above.

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