Work and Volunteer Opportunities

The charity V has been set up to inspire a new generation of young volunteers. We're aiming to involve at least 1 million more 16 25 year olds in volunteering and community action.

 So what does that mean?

It means more young people on community radio, more young people improving the environment, more young people running sports clubs, more young people taking part in international projects basically more young people giving their time and talents to improve their communities.

V for Volunteering Opportunities:

Canterbury Environmental Education Centre offers volunteer opportunities to young people aged 16 25, looking to develop their careers in environmental education and/ or estate management.

The scheme is funded by; V for volunteering and The Friends of Canterbury Environmental Education Centre

 Each volunteer will receive the following;

•  Up to six months volunteering experience at Canterbury Environmental Education Centre

•  Expenses reimbursed up to £80 per week

•  A training package worth up to £750

For more information about the opportunities contact;

Dave Edgar at Canterbury Environmental Education Centre,

Broad Oak Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7PX

Or telephone the centre on: 01227 452447

Click here to download the Education Volunteer role description word document

Click here to download the Warden Volunteer role description word document

There may also be volunteer opportunities at the sites listed below:

•  Shorne Wood Country Park, Brewers Road, Shorne, Gravesend, DA12 3HX – contact Tim Bell 01474 823800

•  Teston Bridge Country Park , Teston Lane, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BX - contact Louise Gandolfi 01622 817623

•  Trosley Country Park, Waterlow Road, Vigo, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0SG – contact Andy Goreman 01732 823570

Practical conservation
Educational projects

Practical Conservation

Examples of practical conservation work include: Pond clearance, path maintanence, fencing, upkeep of the wildlife garden and allotment and much more!

Reserve management is an integral part of our work and is carried out all year. It is a great way to gain the skills and experience necessary to get an environmental job, to get some exercise in the fresh air, meet like-minded people and have some fun.

It can be as gentle or physically demanding as you wish. All necessary equipment is supplied.

Educational Projects

Voluntary work is often the only way to gain necessary experience in environmental education. Volunteers are always welcome to assist staff with visiting school groups. You can build up to working with small groups of children on minibeast hunts and pond life under the microscope.

Educational volunteers must complete a Kent County Council CRB check before working with children.



Kent County Council
Kent NGfL
National Grid