Volunteers Week - find your role with the CJS Volunteers Directory

Volunteering has never been so necessary to keep the countryside thriving and our conservation efforts bearing fruit. The impact of the pandemic on funding has been enormous, however there is hope on the horizon with talk of Green Recovery and several government backed initiatives and grants coming online. As lockdown is relaxed volunteering programmes are once again open for (socially distanced) participants whether that’s for an hour or a year and now there are many things that can be done from home.

If you'd like to join our amazing army of volunteers giving their time and skills to make a massive difference to our countryside, conservation and wildlife see what's needed across the sector and available near you by wandering through our online Volunteer Directory.

Latest additions, adverts posted within the last week.
Sectors: Volunteering by what you'll be doing.
Region / Location: Volunteering by location.
Volunteering from Home: details of opportunities for things to do from home.
Volunteering Organisations: Organisations and groups which offer volunteer opportunities but might not have any current adverts.
Conservation Working Holidays: 'Feel good holidays': go on holiday, have a wonderful time and do some conservation work along the way.
Organisations don't forget all of this is advertised FREE! Send us your voluntary opportunities Advertise your volunteer opportunities - it's free.

Read more on volunteering in the In Depth Features. Articles cover both participant and co-ordinator points of view.

Recently there has been a series of opinion pieces looking at the benefits and challenges of volunteering and raising questions about how we could change the conservation sector's approach to potentially exploitative volunteering and discussions on how the current system excludes many people who, for whatever reason, are unable to volunteer thereby possibly denying them their chance at their dream career.

If you'd like to write an article for inclusion in the In Depth Features list or would like to suggest a subject find out more here.