SUMMARY OF POSITION: Short-term Volunteer 

Full time, 2 weeks (Monday 30th October – Friday 10th  November)
We are recruiting a volunteer to assist with managing our incoming Whitley Award Applications. This is a unique and interesting opportunity to gain experience working for a small, conservation charity in the environmental sector. The successful volunteer will be fully supported by WFN’s Grants Manager.

We are seeking a well-motivated and computer-literate candidate with strong office-based skills and proficiency in MS Office applications. The volunteer will administer the incoming applications for our 2018 Whitley Awards (closing date 31st October 2017). The Awards recognise the conservation heroes of biodiversity-rich countries. You must have good attention to detail and be able to work methodically and independently. A degree, ideally in an environmental discipline would be desirable but not essential.

Ideally, the volunteer will work full time for 2 weeks (or more if needed).

Please note the volunteer will not be involved with the assessment of applications.

If you have the required skills, knowledge and enthusiasm, along with a passion for conservation, then this could be the perfect short-term opportunity for you. You will gain experience in an effective, focussed, charity and be exposed to successful grass-roots conservation projects.

The voluntary post will be based at the WFN office in Holland Park, West London. The closest tube stations are Holland Park, Latimer Road and Ladbroke Grove.

A small lunch stipend of £5 per day is available.

To apply, please email info@whitleyaward.org with a CV and brief covering letter (no more than one page).

About WFN

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a fundraising and grant-giving wildlife conservation charity (registered Charity no. 1081455) offering recognition, training and grants to support the work of proven grassroots conservation leaders in developing countries. We have a network of over 190 winners in 80 countries, mostly working in South and Central America, Asia and Africa.

The projects we support range from conserving bees and securing sustainable livelihoods in Kenya to protecting orangutans and raising awareness in Indonesia. We do this through our flagship scheme, the Whitley Awards, which are worth £35,000 in funding over one year, and are presented to winners by our Patron, HRH The Princess Royal at an annual ceremony in London.

Beyond the Awards, we offer Continuation Funding, enabling previous Whitley Award winners to expand their successful conservation work by offering further grants of up to £70,000 over two years. Often winners go on to become some of the most influential conservationists in their field, making a difference at both the grassroots and political level.