Public forester in the Valley of the Ruiten Aa

Natuurmonumenten • job opening nr. 13850

Interesting about this job

You will work in and around the Dal van de Ruiten Aa nature reserve located in eastern Groningen. A beautiful small cultural landscape that developed around the bends of the Ruiten Aa stream.

  • There is a friendly team of volunteers.
  • An induction programme.
  • Volunteer contract including insurance.
  • Dress appropriate to your role as a public forester.

Job tasks and duties

Naturemonumenten is looking for volunteer public foresters for nature reserve the Valley of the Ruiten Aa.
Do you enjoy being outdoors and would you like to engage in conversation with our visitors? Then we are looking for you!
We think it is important to make our visitors aware of the value and importance of nature. The more people are involved the better we can manage and preserve our areas. And you can help us with that.

Minimum education level: mbo

Job skills and qualities

Together with a colleague public forester you will work in and around the Valley of the Ruiten Aa with a cargo bike full of nature discoveries, leaflets, binoculars and a telescope to inform and enthuse our visitors.

In the middle of the nature reserve you will (spontaneously) enter into conversation with visitors, give tips for walking and cycling routes, tell fascinating nature stories and ask whether visitors are interested in a membership. We would also like to organise a number of small-scale activities (at fixed times and locations) for children during the school holidays. 
Help us when it is convenient for you:
The volunteer public foresters will mainly be active during weekends and school holidays. These are the times when there are often many visitors in our nature reserves.

In consultation with the group coördinator,the schedule is determined. We provide a fixed contact person, clear information and offer training to keep your knowledge up-to-date. We ask you to be active at least six times a year as a public forester for Natuurmonumenten.

Extra information

Are you interested or do you have any questions? We would like to schedule the first introductory interviews on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 March. Volunteer coördinator Helga Buist can be reached by phone from Monday to Thursday on 06-13925618 or send an e-mail to

Job information

Job type Volunteer Work
Services accident insurance, volunteer contract, expense allowance, travel expenses, Certificate of Good Conduct is required
Duration indefinite
Work hours of your own choosing? No
Location Dal van de Ruiten Aa, Oost-Groningen

Organisation address and information

Hoofdweg 251 B
9765 CH Paterswolde