When We Need You
From 10/02/2006 onwards
BTCV Scotland offers an exciting opportunity to gain a wealth of valuable experience in and training for a career in the environmental sector. Join the TCV Scotland team as one of our Volunteer Officers (VO's) and learn practical conservation and community development. Each office runs a programme of practical conservation projects throughout the year. These involve undertaking a variety of tasks with the aim of increasing biodiversity and improving access to the countryside. Responsibilities will include:- help lead, supervise and train the volunteers; attend site visits and prepare site reports and risk assessment; general office work for the projects; lots of practical work. Free access to a range of training e.g. Health and First Aid at Work certificate, Risk Assessment, Tool Care and Maintenance, Tree and Wild Flower Identification, Leadership Skills, etc.
About TCV Scotland
The advancement of eduction, the enhancement of citizenship and community development. The advancement of environmental protection and improvement.
TCV Scotland connects People with Place - inspiring people to improve their environment through practical action and to fulfill their potential. Learning through doing is a integral element of all TCV activities. We believe that long term environmental benefits will be best achieved when people take practical action to improve their own community.
Skills & Experience
Must be over 21 and preferably able to commit to a minimum 2 month placement. A full driving license (for a least 2 years) is necessary for this role as is the need to be a good team member.
Throughout South Ayrshire
Age restrictions due to insurance cover
Application Form, Induction/Training, Other, Police Check, References
Training and Induction Details
VO's will go through an induction procedure and agree a learning plan. Training courses will be offered in line with their learning plan. Support is ongoing from BCV staff throughout the placement.
Conservation / Gardening
Public transport encouraged and full costs reimbursed. Mileage at 10p per mile up to max £5 per journey (currently under review)
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
Min 8 hours per week. Minimum commitment - 3 months
Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
60 Kyle Street
Contact: Voluntary Action South Ayrshire
Tel: 01292 263 626