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What you'll find on the volunteering pages

Full or part time placements, subdivided into subject areas, i.e. the type of work you'll be doing.

Regular or occasional requirement, subdivided according to location, see the region break down here


Volunteering Organisations: Organisations and groups which offer volunteer opportunities but might not have any current adverts.

Surveys and Fieldwork: Opportunities to help with research either by carrying out fieldwork or by recording your sightings.

Conservation Working Holidays: 'Feel good holidays': go on holiday, have a wonderful time and do some conservation work along the way.

Practical Workdays: Opportunity to help with a specific task on one or two days.

Apprenticeships and Interns: an apprenticeship has some remuneration in addition to a significant level of training leading to a recognised qualification, find details of what's available.


In Depth Features. An index of articles about volunteering from CJS Focus editions dating back to 2005. Articles cover both participant and co-ordinator points of view.


Other useful pages

The Job Types page gives details of the range of vacancies advertised by CJS.

Newsletters. We produce three different newsletters with varying numbers of job adverts with different amounts and types of news and information.  Find out more here. 

 Helpful Hints with suggestions and hints from CJS, from your first thoughts of working in the countryside to your interview. 

And don't forget CJS Focus, two editions on Volunteering published every year and there's a substantial archive of articles from previous editions.


Advertise your volunteer opportunities - it's free.


Please remember to contact only the organisation or person detailed in the advert and please mention that you saw the advert with CJS.