Volunteer vacancies at NWT

If you are interested in any of our volunteering opportunities, please download a Volunteer Application Form and email or post to Alan Marchbank , Volunteer Coordinator, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Bewick House, 22 Thorpe Road, Norwich NR1 1RY.

If you would like to discuss any of our volunteer vacancies or require paper copies of the application form, please telephone Alan on 01603 625540.

Honorary Treasurer

We are looking for a new Honorary Treasurer to join our dynamic and affable Board. Our current Treasurer retires from the position after a very successful 15 years.

This voluntary role will suit a person who likes to work as part of a team, can demonstrate active listening skills and feels comfortable giving considered opinions during our council meetings. We are looking for someone who is responsible, committed and will be striving to help the Trust reach its strategic goals.

The role of Treasurer is to monitor the financial administration of the charity and report to the board of Trustees at regular intervals, in line with best practice and in compliance with the governing document and legal requirements. It is a voluntary position and works closely with our Head of Finance and Support Services. The current Treasurer holds a place on the board of our wildlife consultancy, Norfolk Wildlife Services, whose profits are gift aided to the Trust. It provides a further opportunity for someone with a keen interest in the strategic direction of the business.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong understanding of financial management and reporting at a strategic level and have up to date working knowledge of accountancy, business development and strategy. Ideally they will be a qualified accountant and have an understanding of the Charity's legal obligations, governance and the duties of a trustee board.  Members of the board are required to attend five to six council meetings per year and to be available at other times to for specific sub-groups with our experienced senior managers and our CEO. We anticipate a twelve-month probationary period and hope our new Treasurer will be able to commit to a five-year term with the opportunity for renewal.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please download the role description below. Our Annual Report and current signed accounts can be read in the About Norfolk Wildlife Trust section of our website.

If you wish to discuss the role, please telephone Colin Ford, Head of Finance and Support Services on 01603 625540 for an informal conversation.

We would like to hear from you before Friday 8 February.
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Cley Nature Reserve Guide

An ideal role if you are a birdwatcher who would like to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors to Cley.  We are looking for volunteers with good bird ID skills, who are happy talking to a variety of people and ages, helping them make the most of their visit to the reserve. We have vacancies on Thursdays and Sundays.

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Volunteer Event Education Officer

We are looking for talented and dedicated volunteers to play an important role within the People and Wildlife Event team, delivering frequent weekend and school holidays events, including monthly Wildlife Watch events, across Norfolk. These events encourage people to reconnect with their local environment and the wider natural world. Please feel free to email alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk for more information about this role.
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Volunteer Collection Box Coordinator

We are looking for highly organised volunteers to work to help us raise much needed funds to support our work. You would help us distribute new boxes throughout your local community, including shops, pubs, cafes, and other businesses, identify new places to put boxes and coordinate the collection boxes in your area. Please see the role description for more information about this role.
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Marine Educator Volunteer

This is a seasonal role (from April until September) and would be ideal for anyone with a background in education, or wanting to get some experience of working in an educational setting. Sessions take place in beautiful settings along the North Norfolk coast. Please feel free to email alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk for more information about this role.
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Wild Volunteer – Pigneys Wood (near North Walsham)

We are looking for volunteers to help the wildlife of NWT’s Pigneys Wood through assisting with habitat management, to increase our knowledge of wildlife on the reserve through assisting with wildlife surveys, and to help visitors enjoy this site by helping with keeping pathways open and improving access. This activity is run in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This is a drop-in group, so there is no need to complete an application form, you can just go along. The group meets approximately once a month on a Wednesday at 1pm at the Pigneys Wood car park, Hall Lane, Knapton NR28 0SH (TG 296 321). Please note it's NOT the Hall Lane in North Walsham.

Ring Mark Webster on 07843 069567 or email him at markw@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk for more information.

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Wild Volunteer – Thorpe Marshes

We are looking for volunteers to help the wildlife of NWT’s Thorpe Marshes through assisting with habitat management, to increase our knowledge of wildlife on the reserve through assisting with wildlife surveys, and to help visitors enjoy this site by helping with keeping pathways open and improving access. This activity is part of the Broads Landscape Partnership project Water, Mills and Marshes, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This is a drop-in group, so there is no need to complete an application form, you can just go along. The group meets once a month on a Friday at 10am at the pedestrian railway bridge at the end of Whitlingham Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0QA, OS Grid reference TG 266 083.  Please note that this is the Whitlingham Lane which is North of the river, NOT the one accessed from Trowse.

Dates for 2018 are: 25 January, 8 February, 8 March, 26 April, 17 May, 21 June, from 10am to 3pm.

Ring Mark Webster on 07843 069567 or email him at markw@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk for more information.

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‘Showing People Wildlife’ Volunteer

We are looking for friendly, outgoing people who have knowledge of and enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation, have good communication skills and are confident in dealing with people of all ages to raise interest in and awareness of Norfolk’s wildlife by showing members of the public / visitors to sites some of Norfolk’s most spectacular wildlife events. These could include Great Crested Grebes’ courtship displays, Marsh Harriers passing food to each other, Swallowtail butterflies emerging, or other wildlife spectacles that you have knowledge of or interest in.
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Independent Events Team Volunteer

We are building a team of enthusiastic volunteers with excellent communication skills to represent the Trust at a variety of events throughout Norfolk. You will be supporting NWT and raising awareness of our work by providing friendly face to face contact and distributing information and events leaflets.
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Independent Education Event Volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with excellent communication skills, who are also happy to take responsibility and represent the Trust as family events throughout Norfolk.  You may frequently be working on your own in this role.
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Visitor Centres volunteers

Required at: Ranworth Information Centre, Broads Wildlife Centre, Hickling Broad, Holme Dunes and Weeting Heath

There are several opportunities for volunteers to help in our busy seasonal visitor centres, working at some fabulous locations. You will be the welcoming face of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, sharing your enthusiasm, handling money and promoting our work. The centres are open seven days a week, so there are a variety of flexible roles to fit into the rotas, including regular commitments or more occasional cover, with a particular need for weekends and school holidays. If you are interested get in touch let us know how much time you have available and we’ll look to fit you in.

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Livestock Checkers

We  are looking for reliable volunteers to become part of our team of livestock checkers.  Opportunities are mainly in the Breckland area, but there are some across Norfolk, let us know where you live and we can check if there are NWT livestock near you. Experience is not necessary as full training will be given.

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Local Members Groups

Join a Members Group near you to raise awareness of the Trust & support its work at a local level. Click here to visit the Local Groups page.


Practical Conservation

If you would like to do some practical “hands on” conservation work, and there are no suitable vacancies for you here at the moment, you might consider joining one of the many volunteer groups who work on NWT reserves all over Norfolk. Click here for more about work parties you could join.

WildWalks -  Recording wildlife locally

If you are interested in recording the wildlife in your local area, this provides important information for conservation organisations. The Wildlife Trusts and British Trust for Ornithology have developed the WildWalks website for you to record sightings of wildlife on walks in your local area.