Become A Conservation Volunteer At Skelton Grange

Those good people at Skelton Grange Environment Centre have been in touch to tell us about volunteering opportunities at Stourton:

Skelton Grange 2Do you care about the world around you and want to do something to make a difference? Do you want to share your passion for the environment with the next generation? Do you want to work in the environmental sector, but lack the experience to land your first job?

If so, then a Volunteer Officer position with The Conservation Volunteers at Skelton Grange Environment Centre could be just the thing!

You could spend your time learning to teach children about the world around them and trying your hand at a variety of practical conservation skills. You will gain excellent work experience that will be valued by employers, develop a range of transferable skills, take part in a comprehensive training programme, and best of all join a friendly and supportive staff and volunteer team in a green oasis hidden away in South Leeds.

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to four days per week (Tuesday to Friday), ideally for six months or more (we can be flexible about the length of time). You don’t need experience, just enthusiasm and the desire to work with children.

We are currently recruiting for Volunteer Officers – to apply please request an application form by emailing us at, and please send it back to us before the closing date of 10:00am on Monday, 20th May 2013. Interviews are scheduled for the Wednesday, 29th May, and the start date will be as soon as possible following this.

tcv-skelton-postcardThe Conservation Volunteers are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References for prospective volunteers will be followed up and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check will be carried out before volunteering opportunities begin.