Riverlands Project, Community Outreach Volunteers

National Trust

Holnicote, Somerset

Volunteer • Part Time

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holnicote-estate samantha.fraser@nationaltrust.org.uk 077411 29245 Sammy Fraser

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education, water & hydrology

Closing date: Monday, 2nd December 2019  


Riverlands is a national project that aims to create rivers and catchments that are clean, healthy and rich in wildlife. We also want the project to inspire people to connect with rivers, nature and wildlife, increasing the relevance of rivers and other freshwaters in our lives. The Porlock project area includes the River Aller, Horner Water and Hawcombe Stream. It lies in the north-east corner of Exmoor National Park and has a combined river length of 44km. Working in collaboration with others, we will restore the rivers and their tributaries, improve water quality, protect endangered species such as the water vole, develop opportunities for species reintroduction such as beaver, and improve land management practices, both on land owned by the National Trust, as well as that of our neighbours.

Riverlands aims to increase local people’s connections with their rivers and streams and the wildlife found in them. The projects Engagement Officer, Sammy, is looking to recruit a team of volunteers to support her with this aspect of the project's work. This role will involve helping to run community events, attending local events to meet people and promote the project, working with schools and families. This will be an extremely varied role with the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people from all ages and backgrounds. This project will also focus on working with those who will benefit the most from nature, reaching out to new audiences.

This role would suit someone who is confident, outgoing, enjoys working with a wide variety of people and can inspire others. Training is provided.


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