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There are many different opportunities to get involved, whether you're looking for work experience, a new hobby, or are just keen to do something to help protect wildlife in your local area.

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Year 10 Work Experience Placements

Weeks available:11-15 June and 2-6 July

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to gain valuable experience of working within a wildlife charity through week long placements. We are looking for students who are interested in their local wildlife and environmental issues, and eager to learn more. 

Successful candidates can expect their week to be a mix of practical outdoor work as well as office based tasks, a reflection of what work life is like for many of our staff. Specific tasks and activities will be dependent on the season and any prior commitments in staff time, but could include activities such as:
• Wildlife walks around our nature reserves, learning about our local wildlife and how we manage land and work with partners
• A practical conservation day out to a reserve with one of our volunteer groups
• Planning and helping to deliver a community event or wildlife lesson for other young people
• Updating social media, writing articles or blogs

Email volunteer@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk for more information

Grow Leader Placement

Start date: Monday 12 February, 2018 (2 days per week, variable days)
Course start:Thursday 22 March, 2018 (Every Thursday for 12 weeks)

Deadline for applications:Monday 29 January, 2018 

Grow leader placements form part of Feed Bristol's core crew and they are formal positions which require you to be able to commit to two days per week for nine months. You will receive a free place on our  Grow Leader Course.

Developing skills in our Grow Leader team and giving people meaningful work experience forms the backbone of this inspirational community project. This enables us to engage with a broad range of community groups to demonstrate social impact and drive the project’s vision forward to become a centre of excellence that champions ecology and food growing. In the first three years we supported 40 people into employment through this process. 

Please see role description for more information. 

Click here for a role description, with full details of how to apply, or get in touch.

E: volunteer@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk 
T: 01179177270

Office-based volunteers

We are currently looking for volunteers to support us in our office reception, based in Clifton. If you are interested in helping the Trust with an office-based role to provide members and visitors with excellent customer care and a high quality visitor experience, we would love to hear from you!

Please download the role description here, which includes information about how to get in touch if you are interested in applying.

Practical Conservation  Volunteering

Join one of our practical volunteer groups where physical exercise, fresh air and job satisfaction are guaranteed. Help protect the habitats of rare species, such as barn owls and water voles and get hands-on with managing ancient woodland and wildflower meadows.

Employee Engagement

Swap your computer for a spade for a day, work as a team and feel the benefits of being in the natural environment.

Volunteer Placements

We offer volunteer placements positions from time to time. These aim to provide volunteers with work-based experience that can support career development, providing opportunities to take on more responsibility and learn new skills.

Community Volunteering

Inspire people about wildlife through innovative learning programmes, health and wellbeing projects and the award winning Feed Bristol community food-growing hub, to enhance communities and enrich nature.

Feed Bristol is currently at full capacity for new volunteers. 

Events Volunteers

Support our membership recruiters on stands, providing simple and fun activities from badge making to mask making.

Local Groups

Meet like-minded people by joining or starting your very own local group. Organise events, fundraise or simply get together to share your interest in wildlife.

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Filename File size
my_wild_child_volunteer_role_description_feb_2017.pdf 336.81 KB
volunteer_information_and_support.pdf 66.38 KB
personal_details_form_new_volunteers.doc 147.5 KB
Feed Bristol Grow Leader role description Jan 18.doc 138 KB
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