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Are you thinking about a career in conservation?
It’s not just about internships on our reserves! Throughout the year you will find many different volunteer intern opportunities offered to enable you to gain experience, skills and behaviours that can assist you develop and create the potential for your dream job. Not only do you receive...
1 Aug 2012
What will you be doing.....
Kate and Jane
When Springtime comes around? It seems strange to be talking about March already but here in the Residential Volunteering Office the preparation has begun for the latest round of recruits for the Residential Volunteering Internship programme. All around the country our fantastic Volunteering Development...
8 Dec 2011
Diary of Mark Groves, Conservation Intern. Part 16. Leaving and the railway carriage.....
September brought very mixed feelings for me, on the one hand I was sad to leave Old Hall Marshes, but on the other, I was really looking forward to beginning a new challenge at the RSPB reserve at Minsmere. There was a lot to cram into the month, with new surveys carried out, existing projects to be...
29 Jun 2011
Diary of Mark Groves, Conservation Intern. Part 18. Chelmsford and a job interview!......
On a bright Saturday morning it is time to head to Chelmsford and set up our stand at the Chelmsford Biodiversity Forum event. It is important that we can encourage local people to participate in conservation and be aware of the great biodiversity we have on the reserve and across the county. It also...
23 Sep 2011
Diary of Mark Groves, Conservation Intern. Part 19. Twins and chironomids....
After my excursion to Norwich and mountain biking in Suffolk at the weekend I was back at Old Hall surveying, raking and brushcutting. Monday was a long day as we were having problems with a cow that couldn’t comprehend she was feeding twins not just a single calf. The poor twins had to endure...
10 Nov 2011
Diary of a Love Nature Intern by Mark Barrett
I started my Love Nature Fundraising Internship at the Midlands Regional Office in Banbury at the end of March. I joined the Community Fundraising team in preparation for the big Love Nature fundraising week, taking place all across the UK, from 28 May to 5 June. The internship interested me for a variety...
11 May 2011
Time to Celebrate
It’s here – yes it’s Volunteers’ Week 2011 . The week celebrates all things volunteering and recognises the contribution of the millions of people who volunteer across the UK every day. If you are a volunteer with us then I’d just like to say a HUGE thank you for all...
1 Jun 2011
Diary of Mark Groves, Conservation Intern. Part 2.
This week we hear about Mark's tractor driving antics! I was delighted when Suzanne asked me if I would like to go on the tractor driving course in January. I felt thoroughly rewarded for all that hard work I had put in the previous two months out in all weathers repairing fencing and doing general...
21 Feb 2011
Diary of Mark Groves, Conservation Intern, part 20. Brushcutters and birds.....
The next morning a crack team of keen Old Hall volunteers were assembled to assist our RSPB colleagues at Wat Tyler Country Park in Pitsea, South Essex. We set about loading the truck with all the necessary equipment and after much head scratching and plenty of expletives we got the trailer set up correctly...
9 Dec 2011
Diary of a Love Nature Intern: Part T-wit T-wo by Mark Barrett
Life in the Midlands Regional Office has been rather hectic of late as we prepare for the beginning of Love Nature Week. Love Nature Week kicks off on Saturday 28 May but the team in the office have been preparing for months! And now it has finally arrived and collections are taking place all over the...
25 May 2011
Are you thinking about a reserve based career in conservation?
So you want to get involved but don’t have the experience? Well look no further volunteer internships are the solution! There are practical placements and placements involving our visitor and education work. 99% of previous Residential Volunteer Interns have gone to employment in the conservation...
4 Dec 2012
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