Volunteer Officer

The Conservation Volunteers

Richmond, London

Volunteer • Part Time

www.tcv.org.uk/london gg-richmond@tcv.org.uk 07717494476 Pablo Alvarez

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Volunteer Officer Advert - Richmond Green Gym 

Why we need you:

The Conservation Volunteers have an opportunity for a Volunteer Officer (VO) to help with the running of Richmond Green Gym based in Twickenham in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of your local community, preserve your local environment as well as gain important skills and experience necessary to gain employment in the environment and charity sector.

As a Volunteer Officer you will be helping the management of the project as well as engaging volunteers to help improve their local environment, learn about nature conservation and enjoy healthier lifestyles. You will play an integral part in the smooth running of Green Gym. Opportunities include:

  • Practical nature conservation and leadership: Leading and assisting groups of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds on project days to complete conservation tasks such as, sowing wildflowers, tree care, wildlife surveys, invasive species removal and much more.
  • Administration experience: pre-project planning, creating maps, developing community connections, developing well-being, marketing & promotional materials, social media, habitat research and much more.
  • Support & Buddy Scheme: working with less able volunteers to assistance and support them during the Green Gym session to maximize enjoyment and participation. We work with a variety of different people including individuals with mental health issues, health conditions, social issues and disabilities; you could play apart in their road to recovery.

Benefits to you:

Our Volunteer Officer programme is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to learn new skills, help conserve your local environment, contribute to your local community and/or gain the experience vital to land a paid position working in the environmental or community sector. A full training package is provided including First Aid, Project Leadership, Risk Assessment, and Safeguarding. Travel expenses are covered and full support and mentoring is provided by Richmond Green Gym's Project Officer. There is scope for you to tailor the role to your requirements; you can have a positive influence on the project’s development.

What you need:

An enthusiasm for the outdoors, the environment and conservation as well as the ability to work independently and with a team of volunteers.

Acceptance as a Volunteer Officer is subject to satisfactory DBS clearance at the enhanced level.

How much time:

To gain real benefit from the placement please be prepared to commit to a minimum of two days a week including Wednesdays for a duration of 6 months.

To apply send an email to gg-richmond@tcv.org.uk with your CV attached and a short motivation letter.

Please mention environmentjob.co.uk when responding to this ad.