The nature conservation sector requires the next generation of volunteers and learners to develop the necessary skills to fill the skills gap, and Ambios want to tackle this. Watch their volunteers’ stories!
Ambios has been running nature conservation training for over 20 years, providing Erasmus+ opportunities through long and short-term volunteer placements and traineeships. The timescales range from two months to one year. All placements are residential, where participants benefit from a fully immersive experience, sharing their experience with people from around Europe whilst living alongside a host family.
All Ambios placements are based at Lower Sharpham Barton Farm in Devon, South West England. They include helping out on a wildlife friendly organic farm that provides work opportunities adults with learning difficulties.
“The aim for the land is to provide an improved habitat for biodiversity whilst offering work and learning opportunities. It is moreover a beautiful and inspiring place to be based, with good access to the local area.” - Kate, Ambios team
Participants partake in a huge range of activities: wildlife survey work; practical land management including horticulture and habitat creation; animal care; people care; identification skills; language classes; landscape exploration; nature connection.
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There are plenty of volunteering opportunities in wildlife conservation and farming in the UK! Check out our volunteering in the UK webpage to learn more about funded programmes like the European Solidarity Corps, or some others dedicated to this topic like the Wildlife Trusts and WOOFING.