Now published: CJS Focus on Volunteering endorsed by CMA, Natur & SCRA

The first CJS Focus on Volunteering of 2014 runs to 30 pages and includes articles, 90 adverts for specific voluntary positions and lots of adverts for work days and conservation events.

Dartmoor NPA decided to change the way they deal with volunteer requests to better try to full-fill the win-win feeling volunteering should give, Orlando Rutter describes what they now do. Groundwork run graduate volunteer programmes because many graduates in the conservation sector lack the practical skills to secure paid work, they detail how important these programmes are to the sector. Would you want to mend paths in the driving, freezing rain? Barry Capp, a volunteer with Fix the Fells project in the Lake District tells us why he does. MARINElife offer volunteering opportunities on-board ferries, freight ships, cruise liners & recreational boats on many marine routes. Find out how to get involved & hone your cetacean & seabird ID skills. We have prĂ©cised a report from IVR (with NCVO) about the rise of micro-volunteering, some interesting research showing how important this bite sized type of volunteering is to charities in today's busy world. Read it here