Spring and Summer event volunteering

The Trust runs a huge variety of events over the spring and summer and we need volunteers to support them

 

Our reserve management volunteer opportunities take a step back in the warmer months due to nesting birds and other breeding wildlife. The spring and summer, however, is a perfect time for the public to get outside and enjoy one of our many events.

Without our dedicated volunteer event's team, we could not run our events programme. We are therefore always keen for more support. There is plenty to get involved with as an events volunteer, and we are flexible with regular and one-off volunteer opportunities available.

We need help:

  • Setting up before and after an event
  • Volunteers on the day to support the running of the event
    • Tasks can include:
      • Assist with the family activities
      • Serve refreshments
      • Chat to attendees
      • Marshal the car park  
      • Taking admission for tickets 
  • Promoting the Work of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and our events through poster and other promotional material 

Skills required

You really don’t need to have experience, and training is provided. You will particularly enjoy this role if you are:

  • Happy to work outdoors
  • Have a personal and friendly manner
  • Have great organisation skills
  • Happy to be hands-on
  • Able to work well in a small team
  • Interested in people and wildlife
  • Able to represent Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust in a friendly and engaging manner
  • Happy to talk to new people and groups.

 

What volunteering with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust will give you:

  • Flexibility, help out at as many events as you like
  • Gain experience with a fun, friendly and dedicated team
  • Relevant training for your role and opportunities to learn about local wildlife
  • Skills, experience and confidence, with the possibility of a reference.
  • Support from a full-time Volunteer Coordinator and other GWT staff
  • An induction into GWT, volunteer forums and an annual volunteer conference
  • Travel expense, up to a 40 mile round trip at 0.35p per mile

 

Our 2019 events programme

We need volunteers to help run events on the following dates and times:

Event Location Date  Time 
Easter family event  Robinswood Hill Country Park, Gloucester 10th April 10am – 2:30pm

Easter family event

Crickley Hill, near Cheltenham   17th April 10am – 2:30pm
Easter Open Gardens Stanway House and Gardens 20th April 10:30am – 4pm
Beltane Festival     Greystones Farm, Bourton-on-the-Water 27th  April 4-10pm
100 mile run through Crickley Hill, near Cheltenham 11th May TBC
May half term fun day Robinswood Hill, Gloucester  29th May 10am-2:30pm
3 Peaks Walk Crickley Hill, near Cheltenham 1st June TBC
Trek the night Crickley Hill, near Cheltenham 2nd June TBC
Cheltenham Science festival Imperil Square Cheltenham    4th-9th June 9am-5pm
Race to the Tower Crickley Hill, near Cheltenham 8th - 9th June TBC
Open Farm Sunday Greystones Farm, Bourton-on-the-Water 9th June 10am-3pm
Store event John Lewis, Cheltenham 15-16th June TBC
Open Garden Midsummers Day Hignham Court, Hignham 23rd June 10:30am-5pm
Stroud Festival of Nature Stratford Park Stroud 7th July 9am-5pm
Stroud Country Show   Stratford Park Stroud 13th July 9am-5pm
Cotswold Show Cirencester 13th-14th July 9am-5pm
Open Garden event Colesbourne Arboretum 21st July 10:30am-5pm
Go Wild Crickley Hill, near Cheltenham  21st July 10am-4pm

Hill Night time nature Safari for families

Robinswood, Gloucester 26th July 7:30pm-10:30pm
Store event John Lewis, Cheltenham 27th - 28th July TBC

Night time nature Safari for families

Crickley Hill, near Cheltenham  2nd August 8-10:30pm
Summer family fun day Robinswood, Gloucester 14th August     10am-2:30pm

Family pond dipping event

Woorgreens, Nature Reserve, Forest of Dean 19th August 9:30am- 2pm
Churchdown Day in the Park  Churchdown, near Cheltenham 20th August      9am-5pm
Summer family fun day Crickley Hill, near Cheltenham  22nd August 10am-2:30pm
Moreton Show Moreton in Marsh 7th September 9am-5pm
Frampton Country Fair           Frampton, near Stroud 8th September 9am-5pm
Daylesford Harvest Festival Daylesford  21st September 9am-5pm
Go Wild and launch of RWH Robinswood, Gloucester 29th September 11am – 4:30pm

Halloween Hoot

Robinswood, Gloucester 30th October 10am – 2:30pm   
Halloween Hoot Crickley Hill, near Cheltenham  31st October   11am – 2pm   

 

Contact details

If you would like to help please do contact us for more information.

Email our Volunteer Coordinator or call 01452 383333