Work & Volunteering

Countryside Ranger; Wildlife Surveys and Outreach

Job opportunity! Are you aged 18-25 with an interest in nature?

Ambios are recruiting for a Countryside Ranger; Wildlife Surveys and Outreach role under the New to Nature programme hosted by Groundwork UK.

New to Nature is an exciting programme of 12-month, paid work placements in nature-focused roles with a range of organisations including Ambios, that aim to encourage young and diverse talent into the Natural Environment sector.

We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from young people (aged 18-25) who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, who are living with a disability, or who are from low-income households.

No specific experience is required, please see the job application pack for more information.

Closing date for applications: Friday 17th
February

Volunteering with Ambios

We offer two ways to directly contribute to our efforts to restore nature on the Sharpham Estate. You can choose to help out once a week with our conservation work, or get involved in our monthly survey efforts. This is all part of our rewilding project Sharpham Wild for People.

Weekly Conservation and Estate Volunteering

Tuesdays 10:30 – 15:30

Get active and make a difference with practical conservation activities such as erecting birdboxes, making tree guard or building fences with our ranger Phil.  We have space for 8 volunteers at a time.

You must be 18 or over, physically fit and in good health.

Monthly Rewilding Survey Volunteering

Fridays 10:30 – 15:30

Get a chance to take part in conservation surveys as well as general rewilding activities.  You may also be asked to help out with public events.  This is family-friendly, and we can have 8 volunteers at a time.

Children are welcome.

Residential Volunteering

Ambios offers a limited number of residential volunteering opportunities for people wanting to engage with our work and give back to nature.  Placements can be two weeks, four weeks, or up to three months.

Living and Learning at Lower Sharpham Farm gives you the chance to spend time in the beautiful River Dart valley and actively contribute to our farming and conservation goals.  During your time with us you will work as part of a team with wildlife experts and may:

You’ll join our community on the farm, where food and accommodation will be provided alongside fellow volunteers and nature conservation trainees. You don’t need any special experience to join us for a working holiday.  You will need a passion for the outdoors, a willingness to get your hands dirty, and a desire to engage with nature conservation and work with a team. Get in touch today for further information including dates and fees.

Lifetime projects

We work with Lifetime Projects to help secure placements for people from other parts of Europe – offering opportunities to also improve confidence and competence in speaking the English language.

*Costs to cover food and accommodation apply

Training with Ambios

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