Now published: CJS Focus on Volunteering in affiliation with the Association of Volunteer Managers

The lead article from the Association of Volunteer Managers describes best practice for volunteer management and how to ensure your volunteer offer is within reasonable limits.

Alan, Volunteer Coordinator at Norfolk Wildlife Trust has been good enough to write about his job, the daily tasks and responsibilities along with the skills needed for the role.

BBOWT have discovered that good communication is something that makes volunteers feel appreciated. They have recently launched a new Volunteers Hub to keep people informed about what’s going on and to also listen to what volunteers want. 

Recording wildlife is a great British tradition. Devoted volunteers and enthusiasts generate huge amounts of data for use in conservation. Matt Postles, a trustee of National Biodiversity Network runs through how you can get involved. 

The Conservation Volunteers host a huge number of volunteers every year (it’s all in the name!) many they see go on to paid jobs in the sector. They detail 7 ways volunteering can kickstart a conservation career. 

Every wondered what volunteering experience employers are actually looking for in the conservation sector? Get ahead of the pack by reading this article from Dorset Wildlife Trust about what they want to see. 

Hannah is now in employment in the forestry sector helped along by the Royal Forestry Society’s Forestry Roots Scheme, thanks, she says in part, to her volunteering. 

The National Trust’s countryside apprenticeships are proving very popular and very successful at securing the apprentices paid positions. Find out more about how the scheme is run and how you can get involved. 

To end we focus on the little things. Keep Scotland Beautiful work to reduce litter – this often involves volunteers donating time to clear it – it needn’t be a massive undertaking. Just picking up what you see on your daily dog walk can make a real difference. 

This edition also carries voluntary vacancies and adverts for work day opportunities, surveys, organisations and projects. 

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