Paul Coulson | May 9th 2021
We are looking to recruit volunteers for a 3-month period for 2/3 days per week. These placements will help the Community Engagement and River Restoration teams. These are fantastic opportunities for current students, or graduates, who are looking to gain practical experience in river conservation. As a River Conservation volunteer, you will gain skills and experience in many aspects of river-related conservation, as well as having opportunities to learn about conservation in general.
Volunteers will support Severn Rivers Trust, and the Unlocking the Severn project, in carrying out a catchment-wide electrofishing programme. This work will be complimented by some practical work, such as revetment, invasive species control and other related tasks. Volunteers will also be asked to contribute to social media engagement through writing blogs and providing photos and quotes for social media channels.
A training package relevant to the role will be given, which will include training in some or all of the following: IFM Electrofishing Certificate, IFM Fish Identification Certificate, Emergency First Aid at Work, safe use of equipment and hand tools, risk assessments, data handling and social media engagement.
This placement is voluntary, and volunteers will be required to commit to a minimum of two days per week, from June 1st until September 10th, 2021. There is a generous training budget for volunteers, which includes any PPE required to undertake the role and all travel expenses will be reimbursed at a set rate.
Ideally you will have a driving licence as many sites will be inaccessible by public transport. Volunteers will also need to be physically fit as the role involves lot of practical work.
Closing date: Friday 14th May 2021, 12 noon.
To apply for this volunteer placement, please email a CV and covering letter to Rachel Davies, Volunteering Officer, at: [email protected]. In your cover letter, please state how you meet the following criteria: