Volunteer Placement - Ranger Team

Northumberland National Park

Rothbury or The Sill, Northumberland

Volunteer • Part Time

www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk jane.riddell@nnpa.org.uk 07795834936 Jane Riddell

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 3rd July 2019  

Successful applicants will be given training and development opportunities by working with current National Park staff. Placements will develop on the job skills through a range of practical tasks, working with groups of volunteers of all abilities, and engaging and dealing with the public. Working as part of the Ranger Team placements will become actively involved in the care and management of the National Park, including its sites, woodlands and nature reserves.

The purpose of the placement is to help young people understand, value and contribute to conserving, enhancing and enjoying the National Park’s distinctive natural and cultural qualities.

The placement will involve the individual attending 10 days over a 3 month period. The first of these days will be an introduction/induction to the National Park. Other works covered will include:

  • Public Right of Way (PROW) work – footpath/promoted routes surveys or waymarking;
  • Practical work – which will include work on PROW, maintenance work on our historic buildings/sites, workshop days – building bird boxes and making finger posts;
  • Biodiversity work;
  • Event/guided walks/education;
  • Out and about with the National Park Volunteers on patrols or practical projects;
  • Work with specialist staff members, including Ecologist, Archaeologist, Farming Team and Access Officer

The Voluntary Placement links to the John Muir Award, where successful applicants are given the opportunity to achieve their John Muir Explorer Award. For further details about the John Muir Award go to www.jmt.org/jmaward-home.asp.

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