A Date with Nature Assistant - Westonbirt Arboretum, South West England
Why we want you
Ever stared a nuthatch in the face? Or ogled a Great Spotted Woodpecker at close quarters? Our one-way glass feeding station connects visitors to Westonbirt Arboretum, managed by the Forestry Commission, with some amazing woodland critters. It gives the RSPB an amazing opportunity to tell our stories to visitors - everything from what we do for our woodland birds, to looking after tigers in Sumatra and saving albatrosses in the Southern Ocean.
We are looking for volunteers (winter weekends; and June - November during the week) who are comfortable and happy talking to members of the public about the benefits of RSPB membership, thereby helping to raise vital funds for the Society's valuable conservation work. Whether switching a kid to nature by explaining our Wildlife Explorer's club, or enabling enthusiastic people to visit RSPB reserves, this is a chance to open up a world to people and generate funds for the RSPB at the same time.
What’s in it for you?
An opportunity to meet people and inspire them about nature, hone communication skills, and assist the work of the RSPB.
Free entry to Westonbirt Arboretum and an excellent ever-changing nature spectacle to enthuse visitors about work!
Work in a small friendly team. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.
The skills you need
Do you have an outgoing personality, with loads of enthusiasm? If you love sharing your passion for wildlife with others and encouraging people to support the RSPB's global work, then this is the role for you.
Although this is not a requirement we would be particularly interested to hear from individuals with specialist knowledge or skills in the following areas: Birds, birdsong, bees, bats, butterflies/ moths, dragon/damselflies, insects.
Minimum commitment: 1-2 days per month or more
Period: July to November 2012
Who to contact
Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. We will provide branded clothing.
The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing - help us keep it that way.
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