Now published: CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with Chester Zoo

a person showing two other people something in their hand, wearing uniforms the volunteers at Chester Zoo will interact with visitors . Text reads: CJS Focus on Volunteering OUT NOW
8 articles with the lead article from Chester Zoo focusing in on the various volunteering opportunities in zoos. 

There are many diverse ways people can give their time. Brian Heppenstall teaches at Kingston Maurward College, before that he worked in the sector and worked with volunteers. Brian believes that people should be taught how to best manage volunteers and describes why. 

With a full-time job in the environmental sector, Kate Lewis tells us why she also volunteers and what she gets out of the experience. 

CIEEM wanted to acknowledge the army of volunteers who give their time in the field of ecology and conservation so they developed the Volunteer Achievement Awards, read more about them. 

Many staff in the sector start out volunteering, it’s how they get experience and gain skills. Loch Lomond & the Trossachs Countryside Trust tell us about some of their staff and the volunteering people can get up to with them. 

The benefits if volunteering are covered by Kent Wildlife Trust and involve tea and cake!

Many sites have friends groups, if this is something you are thinking of doing on your site, there is some great advice from the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces

The Association of Volunteer Managers runs through best practice and duty of care for you as a volunteer manager. Have you thought about everything? 

The edition also includes 96 voluntary roles along with lots of volunteering opportunities across the UK & abroad so have a look through the regions for something you can get involved in.
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