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Woodland Trainee

Place: Reading, Berkshire

Why we need you:
The Conservation Volunteers in Berkshire are currently running an exciting project in one of Readings most under appreciated woodlands! Lousehill Copse is the setting for our volunteers and local communities to engage with nature and learn all about woodlands and the wildlife there. We are looking for an enthusiastic budding Naturalist to help us deliver our wildlife surveying/ practical conservation and nature themed activities.

Benefits to you:
You will meet lots of interesting local people working with in the Conservation and Wildlife network. You will receive wildlife surveying training as well as all the training required to be a volunteer project leader. You will learn to run project days and can be involved with the behind the scenes running of this project as well.

What you need:
You will need to be enthusiastic and comfortable working with lots of different people and partner organisations. A background in Nature Conservation and a driving licence are beneficial but not essential.

How much time:
The post is for 2 days a week with one day to be a Thursday and the other day to be flexible with project we deliver and with your time table.

For further details please contact Buffy Harris-Jones on 01189568959.


You will be supported in your role by experienced staff through regular meetings where issues can be resolved and guidance provided. You will have all reasonable expenses covered (foreign travel excepted) so will not be out of pocket through your volunteering. You will be insured and expected to comply with the policies and procedures of The Conservation Volunteers.

Where roles will be responsible for others, we need to check your references. When the role involves young people and vulnerable adults, we will need to ask for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau, Central Registered Body in Scotland or appropriate body in Northern Ireland.

Many people who work in the Environmental Sector have used a Volunteer Officer role as a stepping stone in their career.