Kickstart your environmental career at Skelton Grange

Do you want to work in the environmental sector, but lack the experience to land your first job? Do you want to share your passion for the environment with the next generation?

If so, then a Key Volunteer position at Skelton Grange 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 whole 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.

To apply click here for an application form and send it back to us before the closing date of 10am on Tuesday 11 April 2017. Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 18 April, and the start date will be as soon as possible following this.

Ideally we are looking for volunteers who can commit to three or four days per week (Monday – Friday), for six months or more, in order for you to get the most out of the experience and training on offer.  However, please get in touch if you need more flexibility than this! You don’t need experience, just enthusiasm and the desire to work with children.

We can offer you:

  • A designated manager with monthly updates to support you in your role
  • Full Key Volunteer role description
  • Full training programme including working with children, first aid, health and safety and risk assessment
  • Excellent work experience to help you land that job in the environmental sector
  • Travel expenses

Previous volunteers have gone onto work for organisations such as The Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Groundwork, BCEP, Leeds City Council and The Conservation Volunteers and various primary schools!

The 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 and Barring Service (DBS) check will be carried out before volunteering opportunities begin.


This post was written by Ralph Walker using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.