Great Fen Voluntary Officer


Great Fen,

Great Fen,
Near Huntingdon,
Peterborough and Ramsey,
This exciting 12 month voluntary placement is a unique opportunity to join the Great Fen Restoration Team, and is ideal for a recent graduate, someone wishing to begin a career in conservation or someone wanting to benefit from a period of regular volunteering

Position details


Any Day



Contact details

Henry Stanier, Great Fen monitoring & Research Officer, The Countryside Centre, Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights,  Cambridgeshire PE26 2RS.

Through weekly volunteering, 4 days a week, you will gain knowledge and experience in conservation activities through spring and summer in the Great Fen, one of the most important habitat restoration projects in Europe, diverse in wildlife and wildlife habitats. You will be involved for half of your time in restoration management, including post and rail fencing, stock fencing, boundary clearance, mowing and raking. Also, step, stile, gate, hide and bridge building, signage and way-marking, and training and use of brush-cutter and chainsaw. Half of your time in restoration monitoring, such as surveys for butterflies and dragonflies, aquatic invertebrates, amphibians, bats, water voles, aquatic and terrestrial plants, and helping to carry out fixed-point photography, trail cameras, and drone photography, and associated data collation and processing. 

Closing Date: Ongoing

Hours Offered:  30 hrs/wk            (part-time)

Equality and Diversity: We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

GF VO Task description Autumn 2018

GF VO Application Form Autumn 2018