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Turn your passion into a career

Are you committed, passionate and keen to learn more? Do you want to gain experience within the environmental sector? Our placements provide an insight into the different roles within Avon Wildlife Trust and that first step into a new career.

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Current opportunities

Explore all our current placements below.

Grow Leader Placements - Feed Bristol

Grow Leader Placements help us to run the site; facilitating volunteers and assisting the food growing and conservation activities throughout the season. This is a brilliant way of getting work experience whilst enriching and building on the learning from the Grow Leader Course. Successful applicants will be able to receive the Grow Leader Course FREE of charge after completion of 6 months of placement volunteering, this course aims to support more people to become effective facilitators of ecological land management and food growing projects.

If you have any questions about the next Feed Bristol Grow Placement intake, please email Volunteer@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk  Applications will open at the beginning of November for the placement starting in March.

Applicants must be able to commit to 2 days on site a week for 6 months.  There is an optional 3 month extension to the placement on review.

Forest Gardening Placement - Feed Bristol

Come and help care for the Forest Garden at Feed Bristol. Learn about the origins and design principles of Forest Gardening through hands on work. We'll be making observations, surveying, soil testing, planning, weeding, planting, harvesting, seed sowing, making crop protection structures, sowing green manures, and making interpretation signs. The sessions are informal, the work practical.

We meet every week on Wednesdays 10 – 3.30pm, minimum 4 month commitment preferred. Rolling start dates. Please email volunteer@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk for more information. 

Finance Volunteer - AWT Head Office in Bristol

We're looking for a Finance Volunteer to support the Finance and Resources team with finance and administration tasks, which includes using our finance software package, our databases and paper and electronic files. We're looking for someone to help 1 day per week. 

Please email Jane.Davis@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk  with your details and a covering letter if you are interested.

Youth Forum Member

6 months to a year commitment preferred, four meetings a year, plus other opportunitiesLocation: Bristol, Weston-super-Mare and Bath (Avon)

Avon Wildlife Trust is passionate about providing opportunities for the next generation to shape the future of our work and provide a platform for you to make your voice heard.

If you are aged between 14 and 24, have a passion for wildlife and our environment this is the opportunity for you. You will meet with like-minded peers to develop projects and events to champion the new Environment Act, become advocates for your generation to take positive action for the future, develop and deliver your vision for a Wilder Avon and be part of the wider movement of Our Bright Future.

We will support this role with training, genuine connection with our Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team, and inspiring opportunities to make a real difference to your local environment.

To make this role as accessible as possible we will aim to hold meetings in Bath and Weston as well as in Bristol and provide transport costs to enable you to attend. We ask that you attend four meetings and we will offer volunteering, team building and additional training opportunities throughout the year.

If you are interested in this position the job description and details on how to apply can be found at www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs or contact catherine.ware@avonwildifetrust.org.uk

Closing date: Friday 19th July, 5pm

Successful candidates will be invited to an induction/ introduction on Tuesday 6th August.

Youth Forum Member role description

Bathscape Practical Conservation Volunteers

Bathscape is a 5 year landscape partnership project which aims to restore and reconnect people with the countryside around Bath. As part of this we are running regular conservation workdays and need volunteers to assist with practical tasks. These will vary depending on the site and the time of year but could include, for example, tree planting, wildflower seed collection, scrub bashing and path works. 

Volunteers need no prior experience and no minimum commitment is required. All tools will be provided along with tea and coffee refreshments. Volunteers are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for working outdoors and to bring a packed lunch.

Find out more about the volunteering opportunities here

You can also sign up to the Bathscape newsletter by getting in touch: info@bathscape.co.uk

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Contact us

If you have any questions about our placements, get in touch: volunteer@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk