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Volunteering is a great place to start if you’re looking for a career in the environment sector. You can learn new skills, gain experience in different areas, learn about the different kinds of work available and make some crucial contacts. It can also be a satisfying and productive way to spend a few hours.

The normal view of environmental volunteering is tree planting, beach clean ups and other ‘hands on’ activities. While there’s something very immediate and gratifying about planting trees or cleaning ponds, there is a huge range of other ways you can volunteer to help the environment eg: lobbying, admin, etc.

If you know who you would like to volunteer for, it is often worthwile contacting them directly. Most environmental organisations, including NIEL and our Members, would jump at the opportunity to get some help, especially as many are working to capacity and would like to be doing more.

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Volunteering opportunities

NIEL Student Placement Matching Service – Student Signup (Closing date:Open)
NIEL Student Placement Matching Service – Organisation Signup (Closing date:Open)
Grass Roots NI (Closing date:Open)
Field Studies Council Northern Ireland (Closing date:Open)
Voluntary Weather Observers (Closing date:Open)
RSPB NI – Lough Neagh Reserves Volunteer (Closing date:Thursday 22 October 2020 5:00pm)
National Trust – Gardener – Downhill Demesne (Closing date:Thursday 31 December 2020 12:00am)
National Trust – Gardener – Portbraddan Cottage (Closing date:Thursday 31 December 2020 12:00am)