Sunday Volunteer Officer

The Conservation Volunteers

Haringey, North London

Volunteer • Part Time 07887624866 Jon Coelho

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, environmental education

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Are you interested in a career in conservation? Gain experience and knowledge with TCV, who are looking to recruit a Sunday Volunteer Officer (VO).

The VO will support the Project Officer in the running of the TCV Haringey Sunday sessions. The sessions involve carrying out various tasks, e.g. tree felling, hedge laying, planting, bramble bashing, pond maintenance, coppicing, construction (paths, steps and bridges) and much more, in parks and green spaces across Haringey.

Duties (to be mutually agreed upon) may include the following:

  • Assisting with managing the volunteer team, ensuring they are carrying out their tasks effectively and safely, advising and mentoring.
  • Advertising: developing eye-catching posters and online advertising. Putting up the posters.
  • Preparing for the session: doing site visits, deciding on the tasks (based on our site management plan) and what equipment to bring.

Various other tasks including the option of driving the work van.

This is a wonderful opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in nature conservation and leadership, gained through informal on-the-job training and by attending in-house and external courses. These will include first aid, risk assessment, safeguarding, project leadership and others. Many VOs go on to paid employment in the conservation sector, with TCV or other organisations. VOs gain the benefit of one to one guidance and practical training from experienced Project Officers.

6 months minimum commitment is required, details are to be discussed. After 6 months, like many of the current VOs, you may be able to undertake paid work with us.

This is an unpaid position, however reasonable travel expenses are paid. 

Weekday availability would be advantageous, and some is necessary for attending the courses.

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