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Voluntary Trainees

Join our voluntary trainee team, learn new skills and gain experience within a friendly environmental organisation.

Our voluntary trainee roles are open to anyone wishing to gain that all important 'hands on' experience to offer a competitive edge when applying for jobs.

These roles are usually part-time, so anything from 2-5 days a week, and can last from 6 - 12 months.

Our voluntary trainee roles are part of a wider rolling programme of Traineeships offered by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – you will be part of a team of 20+ voluntary trainees and are offererd an internal programme of training, development and support as well as a generous budget for training. We also offer a contribution towards daily out-of-pocket travel expenses to all our voluntary trainees.

To apply for one of the roles below please complete and return a Voluntary Trainee Application Form using the link here:-

Please email us for further information or if you have any questions by using this link - volunteering@ywt.org.uk

You will need to use the information given in the role description (bottom of the page) to demonstrate why you are a good candidate for a voluntary traineeship. Please make sure you state which role you are applying for and be sure to return the form by the deadline to volunteering@ywt.org.uk or post it to the address on the form

If you have any questions about voluntary traineeships please call us on 01904 659570.

 

Why not read some of our voluntary trainee profiles on the previous page to see for yourself what it's really like?

Stirley Farm Education Voluntary Trainee

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is in its sixth year of developing a 240 acre community supported farm near Huddersfield. The farm project aims to unite conservation farming with people and local food production and has expanded and celebrated some great achievements over this time. As an Education Voluntary Trainee you will support the Schools and Families Education Officer through preparation and delivery of a programme of creative, popular and inspiring environmental education and public events.

The Education Voluntary Trainee will be involved in the planning, promoting and delivery of a wide variety of events and activities delivered at Stirley Community Farm. Activities range from formal school visits to family events, weekend drop-in activities, training courses and talks, as well as attending external events to spread the word about this exciting and varied project. You may gain skills in:
• Planning and preparing for events and activities including environmental education sessions in the food training garden and in the new education centre.
• PR and promotion/marketing of events and news through printed materials, press releases and updating the website and our social media sites.
• Assisting in the planning and delivery of a wide range of activities both at the Farm and outreach sessions at schools.
• Assisting in effective evaluation through feedback forms, photographic and written records
• Helping with administration of events eg through data entry, recording of risk assessments
 

These voluntary trainee posts are part of a wider rolling programme of Traineeships offered by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – you will be part of a wider team of 20+ voluntary trainees. These placements are for 12 months, 3 days a week and come with a competitve package of a training budget; internal training program and reasonable out of pocket travel expenses.

Closing date: Wednesday 5th October, by noon

Interview date: TBC

Start date: Early November 2016

Conservation Farm & Grazing Voluntary Trainee - Appleton Mill Farm

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is developing its Living Landscapes vision at two conservation farms in North Yorkshire and we would like to recruit a Conservation Farm and Grazing Voluntary Trainee to gain new skills and assist with the varied tasks. Appleton Mill Farm is an established 230 acre beef and arable farm with 100 acres of woodland that holds many ancient woodland indicator flora such as bluebells, wild primrose and wood sorrel. Low Carr Farm is a 100 acre grassland farm where most of lambing takes place for our Hebridean sheep. Part of the role will assist the Grazing Team to ensure the successful Conservation Grazing of over 30 Nature Reserves with cattle and sheep throughout the year. As a Conservation Farm and Grazing Trainee you will gain exceptional experience in all aspects of farm conservation and management at both sites and play a key role in the conservation grazing plan.

These voluntary trainee posts are part of a wider rolling programme of Traineeships offered by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – you will be part of a wider team of 20+ voluntary trainees. These placements are for 12 months, 3-5 days a week and come with a competitve package of a training budget; internal training program and reasonable out of pocket travel expenses.

Please note that any tasks involving sheep and lambing can be harmful to a pregnant woman, so please bear this in mind when applying.

Closing date: Monday 24th October 2016 by noon

Interview date: Monday 7th November 2016

Start date: November/December


 

 


 

 

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