Category: Conservation

The Friends of Bantock House, Museum and Park

Membership Secretary

Opportunity: Membership Secretary
Maintaining an up-to-date database of members details in accordance with GDPR Regulations, typing and printing hard copies where needed. Assisting in the recruitment of new members. Reporting to the Charity’s Committee at least 3 times per year and to the Annual General Meeting .Accurate transfer of updated data from paper formats to database systems. This is required when large numbers of members renew their membership April-May each year and when new members join. Liaise with Treasurer on a regular basis to ensure accurate and auditable records are kept. Managing the Friends of Bantock email communications. Handling the Friends of Bantock email communications .Handling telephone queries and liaising with Committee members, staff and mangers at Wolverhampton Council, the Charity’s volunteers and members of the public. Working flexibly in collaboration with others to manage unforeseen issues that arise. Familiarity with and commitment to working within policy guidelines.
Requirements: A commitment to acting in the best interests of the charity’s aims of raising money and caring for Bantock House and Park, in collaboration with our volunteers and council staff. Secure access to a telephone, computer and printer as well as file storage space .Commitment to the confidentiality and privacy issues involved, as set out in GDPR Regulations. Skills in producing clear and accurate records using word processing tools, setting up and managing group email. Confidence in dealing with Committee members, council staff at all levels, the Charity’s members and the public. This may be in person, on the phone or via email. Flexibility and a willingness to deal with unforeseen issues that arise .Willingness to provide a telephone contact number for use in newsletters and posters and an address for charity members communication.
Location: Home based
Hours: 2-4 hours per week , although hours may vary
Expenses: Expenses will be paid for Stationery etc
DBS: May be subject to a criminal record check
The Friends of Bantock is a small charity run entirely by volunteers. Including the Committee of 7, by volunteers. There are 22 volunteers who carry out gardening, litter picking and money raising projects. We were given the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2021

RSPB Sandwell .Internship

Opportunity:Our Internship volunteering roles cover a wide variety of RSPB work and specialisms. From practical conservation, to communications, to advocacy and ecology. We have created internship opportunities so we can help people gain the skills and experience needed to start a career in conservation.
It will entirely depend on the specific internship, but generally your work will involve a variety of tasks. You will have the opportunity to take on multiple pieces of work in order to give you a broad range of experiences and opportunities to learn.
Requirements:Basic IT Skills, Experience spending time outdoors in nature. Communication skills .Planning and organisational skills
We are looking for individuals who are interested in saving nature and with the energy to learn. If you are new to the sector, changing careers or looking for a new challenge this could be for you.
Location: Tanhouse Avenue, Great Barr B43 5AG
Hours :Flexible 3 days a week
Expenses: Yes
DBS: No
Intern placements runs until 22/12/2022. The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Volunteer enable us to carry out our work to benefit wildlife.

RSPB Sandwell ,Site checks & maintenance volunteer

Opportunity:This role can vary from site to site but can include the following: Talking to members of the public about the reserve and the wildlife they might see. Checking paths, fences and benches and reporting any issues. Litter picking. Checking livestock. Reporting inappropriate behaviour. Checking/replacing signage .Reporting back to the site team.
Requirements: Excellent attention to detail. Good people skills including diplomacy. Problem solving.
We will provide the equipment, training and any uniform needed for you to complete the role.
Location:Tanhouse Avenue, Great Barr ,B43 5AG
Hours:TBC
Expense:Yes
DBS:NO
The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity inspiring everyone to give nature a home .Volunteer enable us to carry out our work to benefit wildlife

RSPB Sandwell. Volunteer Coordinator.

We are looking for a people person with well-honed organisational skills to champion and coordinate our volunteer teams.
Opportunity : Dealing with queries from potential new volunteers who get in touch. Being the first point of contact for our existing volunteers and answering general queries. Lead on advertising new volunteers (on the RSPB and external websites, in the local community) Set up interviews with potential volunteers and assist with induction administration. Administrative tasks such as recording volunteer hours, registering new volunteers on our database, creating ID badges, organising rotas and processing expenses claims. Supporting the site manager or project manager, reserve wardens and project officers with volunteer administration and recruitment as necessary.
Requirements : You will be trained in everything you need to know beforehand and we will support you in your role every step of the way. Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. Friendly and approachable. Excellent telephone manner and written communication skills. Computer literacy.
Location : Tanhouse Avenue ,Great Barr B45 5AG
Hours : TBC
Expenses : Yes
The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Volunteers enable us to carry out our work to benefit wildlife.

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