Summer Holiday Volunteer Placements

Essex Wildlife Trust

Various across Essex and Greater London

Volunteer • Part Time 01621862940 Kelly Osborne

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, environmental education

Closing date: Sunday, 30th June 2019   5 days left

Are you looking to gain more experience over the summer? Essex Wildlife Trust have 11 visitor centres across the county that are looking for volunteers to help with a diverse range of tasks.

Typically we are looking for volunteers to be involved for 2-3 days over 4-8 weeks on any day and hours are flexible where possible. This will provide an excellent grounding in visitor outreach and education work in a conservation charity.

Roles typically can include:

  • Welcoming visitors as they come in
  • Sharing knowledge about wildlife 
  • Helping our education teams run events for children
  • Helping in our cafes
  • Helping on our reserves

Roles helping with children's activities may require an enhanced barred DBS check.

Volunteers will receive training; which may include food hygiene, wildlife courses or first aid (depending on the role), logo uniform, travel expenses and the chance to work with a friendly and professional team of volunteers and staff.

Placements are currently available at locations across Essex and North Greater London including:

  • Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre (Colchester)
  • Bedfords Park Visitor Centre (Havering)
  • Belfairs Woodland Centre (Southend / Leigh on Sea)
  • Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre (Grays)
  • Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre (Colchester)
  • Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre (Chelmsford/Billericay)
  • Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre (Romford)
  • Langdon Visitor Centre (Basildon)
  • The Naze Visitor Centre (Walton on The Naze)
  • Thorndon Country Park (Brentwood)
  • Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (Thurrock)

We will hold an open day on Thursday the 4th July 2019 at our Abbott's Hall Farm site near Colchester. The day will provide more information about the summer placements. Please email if you would like to attend.

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