Anglian Waterways (Environment Agency)

Organisation name

Environment Agency - Anglian Waterways

Title of role

Lock and marina volunteer

Main objective

Assist and encourage boaters and the general public to enjoy their waterways more

Tasks and activities:

Welcoming boaters at Northampton lock, assisting their passage, welcoming boaters at Northampton Marina and general assistance with keeping the site tidy and in good order.

Reporting to:

Rachael Brown (Cambridgeshire ACRE) 01353 865037 rachael.brown@cambsacre.org.uk

Location: Northampton Marina and lock

Work hours: Flexible hours

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Over 18 yrs of age
  • Reasonably fit
  • Good with people
  • Happy to be around water (don’t have to be able to swim)

 
Training provided?

  • Classroom training session plus site visit
  • On the job mentoring by site manager and river inspectors

Other information

Scheme is managed by Cambridgeshire ACRE on behalf of the Environment Agency Waterways Team. Volunteers will have EA uniform and ID badge and must not be in dispute with the EA. More information  on the website here: https://anglianwaterwaysvolunteerscheme.wordpress.com/

Nene Park Trust - Events volunteer

Organisation name

Nene Park Trust

Title of role

Events volunteer

Main objective

To assist the Nene Park Trust in delivering public events in Nene Park

Tasks and activities:

Support the Education and Activities Manager, Senior Education and Activities Officer and Education, Activities Officers and Activities Administrator in the delivery of public events.

Reporting to:

Melanie Church Melanie.Church@neneparktrust.org.uk

Location: Nene Park Trust, Ham Farm House, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

Work hours: Variable depending on events. Volunteers will be provided with a list of events and times when support would be welcomed and invited to sign up to attend as they wish.

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Excellent communication skills and enjoy engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Willingness to learn about the Park and visitor offer
  • Willingness to undergo DBS check
  • Willingness to undergo other training e.g. disability awareness
  • Willingness to work in all weathers
  • Willingness to be First Aid trained
  • Ability to work as part of a team and unaccompanied
  • Reliability
  • Lots of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude
     

Training provided?

We will provide

  • Uniform 
  • Safety information and equipment as required
  • Training
  • Support and mentoring from Park staff
     

Nene Park Trust - Visitor centre volunteer

Organisation name

Nene Park Trust

Title of role

Visitor centre volunteer

Main objective

To ensure that all visitors enjoy a great visit to the Park

Tasks and activities:

You may be involved with only some of the duties listed below based on your experience, skills and wishes. This will be discussed and agreed with Trust staff as part of the application and induction process.

  • Provide information and assistance to Park visitors
  • Promote and take bookings for events and activities
  • Operate the till and process card transactions
  • Issue mobility scooters to visitors
  • Replenish stock and information
  • Carry out visitor surveys
  • Carry out light cleaning duties to ensure that the Visitor Centre is clean and tidy
  • Record wildlife sightings
  • Liaise with the Community Ranger

Reporting to:

Clare Rayment clare.rayment@neneparktrust.org.uk

Location: Nene Park Trust, Ham Farm House, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

Work hours: We would welcome applications from everyone fulfilling the criteria and able to give on average 2-4 hours per week. Particularly during peak times e.g. weekends, school holidays and during the spring/summer season.

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Excellent communication skills and enjoy engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Willingness to learn about the Park and visitor offer
  • Willingness to undergo DBS check
  • Willingness to undergo other training e.g. disability awareness
  • Willingness to work in all weathers
  • Willingness to be First Aid trained
  • Ability to work as part of a team and unaccompanied
  • Reliability
  • Lots of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude
     

Training provided?

We will provide

  • Safety information and equipment as required
  • A full induction and training
  • Support and mentoring from Park staff
  • Opportunities to gain new skills and experience
  • Uniform

 

Nene Park Trust - Education volunteer

Organisation name

Nene Park Trust

Title of role

Education volunteer

Main objective

To assist the Nene Park Trust team in delivering educational activities in Nene Park

Tasks and activities:

  • Assist in preparing materials and equipment for use by visiting school groups.
  • Support the Education and Activities Manager, Senior Education and Activities Officer and Education and Activities Officer as they lead educational activities for visiting school groups

Reporting to:

Vicky Chambers Vicky.Chambers@neneparktrust.org.uk

Location: Nene Park Trust, Ham Farm House, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

Work hours: School visits usually take place between 10:00am-2:30pm on week days.  Volunteers would be expected to be available from 9:15am on the day of a school visit to assist with preparing materials and equipment for the group.  Days worked can be by negotiation with the Senior Education and Activities Officer.

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Excellent communication skills and enjoy engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Willingness to learn about the Park and visitor offer
  • Willingness to undergo DBS check
  • Willingness to undergo other training e.g. disability awareness
  • Willingness to work in all weathers
  • Willingness to be First Aid trained
  • Ability to work as part of a team and unaccompanied
  • Reliability
  • Lots of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude
     

Training provided?

We will provide

  • Uniform 
  • Safety information and equipment as required
  • Training
  • Support and mentoring from Park staff

Delapre Abbey - Abbey host

Project name

Visitor Experience

Organisation name

Delapre Abbey

Title of role

Abbey Hosts

Main objectives

In this role, we are looking for people who are willing to:

  • Be based inside the Abbey or 18th Century Stable Block
  • Learn about the history of the building and its inhabitants
  • Talk to people if approached and answer questions
  • Contribute to team working across the Trust
  • Be physically fit and able to stand for certain periods of time

Tasks and activities:

  • Observing and manning a certain zone within Delapré Abbey
  • Speaking to visitors on Delapré’s history and answer any questions to the best of your ability
  • Engaging with the Abbey items and promoting the interactive nature of the site

Reporting to:

Barbara Brinklow – Visitor Welcome Supervisor visitorwelcome@delapreabbey.org

Faye Morrissey – Visitor Services Manager fmorrissey@delapreabbey.org

Location: Delapré Abbey – Fine Rooms, Medieval Zone, Nine Stories; Stable Block – 900 Years Exhibition

Work hours: 12.30pm – 5.00pm

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Experience of interacting with a wide range of people in a friendly, calm manner
  • Comfortable working in a team or an individual basis
  • Eager to expand personal knowledge

Training provided?

  • In House History Training
  • In House Abbey Host Training
  • In House Health and Safety/Manual Handling
  • In House Fire Safety

Any other relevant information

You will need to attend a “Welcome” day which will introduce you to Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, provide information on the role and meet some of our current volunteers.

This will be followed by your first volunteering session which will become your “induction” – including site tour and supervisor meet.

Delapre Abbey - Gardens volunteer

Organisation name: Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust

Title of role: Gardens Volunteer

Main objectives

In this role, we are looking for people who are willing to:

  • Develop and improve their basic gardening skills
  • Be part of a team
  • Be led and directed by a supervisor
  • Come in “mucky clothes” and want to get stuck into dirty tasks
  • Volunteer in varied weather and temperature conditions

Tasks and activities

Principle tasks involved:

  • Seasonal planting
  • Weeding
  • Replacing signage
  • Garden designing and maintenance

Reporting to

Barbara Brinklow – Visitor Welcome Supervisor visitorwelcome@delapreabbey.org

Faye Morrissey – Visitor Services Manager fmorrissey@delapreabbey.org

Location: Walled garden, outer gardens, Abbey environment

Work hours: Regular on a weekly basis; seasonally dependent

Skills/attributes/experience desired: The Trust is searching for people who already have a basic understanding of gardening, plants, and tools.

Training provided?

You will need to attend a “Welcome” day which will introduce you to Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, provide information on the role and meet some of our current volunteers. This will be followed by an initial discussion with the Community Engagement Team, and then your first volunteering session which will become your “induction” – including site tour and supervisor meet.

Delapre Abbey - Events volunteer

Organisation name: Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust

Title of role: Events Volunteers

Main objectives: 

In this role, we are looking for people who are willing to:

  • Help deliver and support events throughout the year
  • Be responsible for an event, activity or session
  • Be confident in talking to a variety of different people
  • Volunteer flexibly
  • Be a general helper at events or act as a main deliverer

Tasks and activities

  • Delivering events to varied audiences and target groups, such as specialist societies, businesses, or families
  • Creating friendly and informal events, as well as professional and specialised ones
  • Lifting, moving and storing furniture and equipment from one location to another
  • Helping with the set-up and pack-down
  • Being a guide and/or manning the car park areas

Reporting to: Amanda Nichols – Commercial Manager commercialmanager@delapreabbey.org

Location: Delapré Abbey

Work hours: Flexible; dependent on calendar of events

Skills/attributes/experience desired: We would like animated, friendly, organised people to help us form a group of event volunteers that can be relied upon.

Training provided?

  • In House Health and Safety
  • In House Manual Handling
  • In House Fire Safety

Any other relevant information

You will need to attend a “Welcome” day which will introduce you to Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, provide information on the role and meet some of our current volunteers. This will be followed by an initial discussion with the Community Engagement Team, and then your first volunteering session which will become your “induction” – including site tour and supervisor meet.