The Festival of Nature is the UK’s largest free public celebration of the natural world and the only cultural festival to span the two cities of Bristol and Bath.
Volunteering with Festival of Nature is a great way to gain experience, network and develop your skills, rubbing shoulders with the big names of environment and science public engagement. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to take on a variety of roles across this year’s 6-week programme of events and activity:
WILDLIFE SPOTTERS: CITY NATURE CHALLENGE
You will lead the way for Bristol and Bath’s defence of the European title in the 5th annual City Nature Challenge, forming small groups to explore and showcase green spaces across the region in an epic citizen science contest: to find and identify as much wildlife as possible in 4 days. You will need to be enthusiastic and adventurous and have access to a smart phone. Training provided.
You will be the smiling face of the Festival, supporting exhibitors, workshop leaders and Festival staff to deliver exciting content at events and engage people with the Festival’s core message: Taking Action for Nature Together. You’ll need enthusiasm and passion for talking to people face-to-face about the natural world.
You will be the engine room of the Festival, supporting staff and exhibitors with the vital tasks that make the events possible. You will need to be reactive, enthusiastic and happy to take on a variety of tasks.
You will be the eyes and ears of the Festival, observing events and activities, chatting with visitors and helping capture vital insights to help shape the way we talk to people about nature and empower people to take positive action for nature. It’s like mystery shopping for wildlife! You will need to be observant, outgoing and able to capture your insights in clear, concise notes. Training provided.
You will be the digital face of the Festival, supporting Festival staff in capturing stories to be shared beyond the event. You will need specialist skills in social media, photography or filmmaking and access to your own equipment where required.
Keep up to date with our other volunteering opportunities throughout the coming year by signing up to the festival volunteers mailing list
Avon Wildlife Trust
Bath & North East Somerset Council
BBC Natural History Unit
Bristol City Council
Bristol Zoo Gardens
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of the West of England
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Natural History Consortium is a charitable collaboration between these member organisations.
Engaging people with the natural world through collaborative action. Reg Charity 1123432