Broads Authority seeks seasonal volunteers

The Broads Authority is looking for volunteers to help with seasonal vegetation management in the Broads National Park.

Autumn and winter in the Broads are key times in the Broads Authority calendar for tackling encroaching vegetation around the Broads. As a result the Broads Authority is recruiting seasonal volunteers who are able to assist with the additional maintenance which takes place at this time of year.

Beth Williams, Volunteer Coordinator for the Broads Authority, said of the volunteering opportunities,

“We’re always keen to welcome new volunteers who are willing to get stuck in with our friendly team. Volunteering with the Broads Authority is a great way to get outside, socialise with local like-minded people and to give something back to the areas you enjoy being a part of.”

Volunteers mowing © Bill Smith

In response to an increased interest in short term volunteering opportunities, individuals who are interested in committing 3-4 months at a time or even volunteering over a three or four week time period are able to sign up, allowing a greater flexibility for individuals wishing to volunteer over a particular time span.  It is hoped that volunteers will be able to help at least once a week from September through to the end of March.  

Anyone who thinks that seasonal volunteering might be for them should check out our current volunteering opportunities where they will find an online application form. Once the form is filled out a taster day will be arranged to experience a day’s volunteering. If applicants are still keen to be involved after their taster day they will be able to complete a day of training after which they will be recognised as Broads Authority volunteers.

The closing date to be considered for this role has been extended to midday Friday 7 September 2018.

Monday 20 August 2018