What we're looking for
The Stour Estuary reserves consist of a broad suite of reserves and habitats including Cattawade Marshes, Wolves Wood and Flatford Wildlife Garden. With such a diverse group of reserves comes a diverse group of volunteers involved in practical conservation tasks, visitor services and horticultural work (to name but a few). We've got a great team of volunteers and are aiming to expand and develop the team as well as ensure that they enjoy and get the most out of their time volunteering with us. This is where you come in! Your role will be to assist with the overall development of the Stour Estuary's volunteer team, taking the lead on specific aspects. Tasks are varied but may include: Assisting with taking the volunteering strategy forward Identifying opportunities to advertise volunteer roles e.g.. websites, attending recruitment fairs Being first point of contact for volunteer enquiries Respond to enquiries from advertisements for specific roles by phone/email and posting/emailing volunteer enquiry packs. Set up volunteer interviews and assist with devising interviews and be part of the interview panel. Take the lead in organising volunteer thank-you events, e.g.. summer bbq, Christmas party. Devise methods of evaluating volunteer experience e.g.. feedback forms, focus group and feed results back to reserve team in order to improve and develop volunteering at the reserves Devise, write and distribute a reserve newsletter for volunteers.