Volunteering opportunities in Bristol

Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity that comes with leadership experience? Would you like valuable training in the environmental sector which works with your busy work and home life?

If so, the Natural History Consortium is inviting five people to join “Team Communicate”. In return, participants will receive meaningful training in skills that are vital to working within the environmental sector, along with networking opportunities to some of the best known national and regional environmental organisations.

Team Communicate is a programme run by the Natural History Consortium, the charity which runs Festival of Nature and City Nature Challenge. The programme brings together different parts of its current volunteer programme and its national professional development conference Communicate. It is inviting five people to take a leadership role within its Festival of Nature volunteer team, and active leadership roles during City Nature Challenge.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to get experience in the sector and comes with a series of training sessions.  These include:

  • running citizen science projects
  • social media/storytelling
  • unconscious bias
  • evaluation techniques and interviewing skills
  • first aid
  • safe guarding
  • networking.

What is the Consortium looking for?

  • People who would like to gain skills in leadership, events management and/or social media skills who are passionate about the natural world (although you don’t have to be knowledgeable!)
  • People who can commit to one or two evenings a month for training, as well as being free during City Nature Challenge (26 – 29 April) and Festival of Nature (1 – 9 June).

Anyone can apply, however preference will be given to people who are keen to work in the environmental sector and would like to gain new skills. Applicants should also be within easy reach of Bristol, which is where the events are taking place.

How to apply

Further information and an application form can be found on the Natural History Consortium website.  The closing date for applications is midnight on 20 January 2019.

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