If you have a bit of time to offer, there will be a Volunteer Organisation near you

an adult in a blue t-shirt amongst children. Text reads: CJS Volunteers Directory - Volunteering Organisations section updated
Volunteering is one of the best ways to gain experience in the conservation and environment sectors. 6 months of full time volunteering would be great but there are very few people who have the opportunity to do this - there are however a huge amount of short term opportunities available across the UK ranging from a couple of hours to contribute to citizen science; through a regular commitment fitting around your paid job to those long term full time positions that equip you with all the skills you need to secure a conservation career. 

The Volunteer Organisation pages of the CJS website have been updated, head over to https://c-js.co.uk/CJSVolOrgs where you can navigate to your region and see what’s available.