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We are looking to recruit a volunteer to support the work of our Communications team with website content. You will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • Supporting in the management of a Content Management System
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Web User experience
  • Plants, fungi and conservation

You will play a key part in driving visitors to our website, increasing engagement and audience reach, and promoting the benefits of plants and fungi conservation and restoration.

What you will be doing?

  • Support with updating on Plantlife’s website
  • Help with developing content with the support of your volunteer manager where appropriate
  • Complete a Plantlife online induction
  • Attend training and development as necessary, relevant to your volunteer task
  • Liaise with your volunteer manager regularly by phone and email to update them on your progress and discuss tasks

Who are we looking for?

Someone with an interest in Digital Communications and Marketing.

Also with some experience and skills in :

  • Social media platforms
  • Using Microsoft Offices or Adobe packages, including programmes such as Word
  • Written communication skills
  • Experience in writing for the web is desirable but not essential

We are looking for someone with a genuine interest and natural enthusiasm for conservation, wild plants, and fungi, and an affinity with and commitment to the aims of Plantlife.

How much time do you need to commit?

The role is flexible from 1 to 3 days a week, where you can spread your hours out across the week, fitting in with your other commitments. For the training and induction at the start you will need to allow 2 days. The position is for a month or more, but again we can be flexible.

What are the benefits in this volunteering opportunity?

You will have the opportunity to work within our Communications Team and will have the support of a dedicated volunteer manager.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience and skills in:

  • Content Management systems – specifically WordPress
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Writing for the web
  • Understanding and knowledge of web user experience
  • Greater understanding of plant and fungi conservation
  • Conservation communications


Travel will be minimal for this role, however expenses will be reimbursed for return journeys from home, based on public transport cost or mileage at Plantlife standard rates for volunteers. Other expenses must be agreed in advance with your volunteer manager.

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