18 September 2017

Now published: CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with RSPB

26 pages in total with nearly 60 adverts for volunteers and lots of listings for voluntary organisations and workdays, the lead article is from RSPB; looking to volunteer to gain experience in your chosen field or hoping for clarity on your career choices? RSPB has many ways in which you can do this whether you have little time or want to commit to a long term residential placement. Volunteering, a word that can strike dread in those looking to pursue careers in conservation - Elliot Newton from A Focus On Nature explains why you shouldn’t turn your back on volunteering. With all the current pressures on the countryside, parks & wildlife, the Countryside Management Association welcomes everyone who wants to make a difference - find out some of the areas of their work you can get involved in. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust has many volunteer roles across its sites but one role is becoming more & more popular & that is ‘volunteer photographers’ - find out from one such volunteer what makes it the task for him. Practical work days really can benefit you – the Canal & River Trust run a large number of work days on the Britain’s waterways and explain what you can get out of giving a bit of time. Scottish Countryside Rangers Association urgently needs more volunteers to help share the workload - find out how you can help. Kent Wildlife Trust has seen that traditional methods of recruitment, training & recognition of their volunteers are no longer achieving what they did now that the motivations for volunteering have changed – see what their new strategy is. Through an HLF grant and very dedicated staff Dean Castle Country Park has now become a place volunteers want to spend time – hear some of their volunteer stories. Read it here