Public Event Assistant - Chichester Peregrine Falcons
Why we want you
You will be supporting the RSPB's Date with Nature Project at Chichester Cathedral. This project has been running for around a decade, enabling visitors to enjoy viewing the City's famous nesting Peregrine falcons. It is one of the RSPB' most successful projects in terms of inspiring the public about wildlife conservation. It also offers us an excellent platform to gather support for the RSPB through recruiting new RSPB members.
Tasks will include:
- Helping visitors to use the telescopes
- Talking to visitors about the birds they're looking at.
- Chatting to visitors about the work of the RSPB then encouraging them to head over to chat with our Events Team, who will ask them to support us by becoming RSPB members.
- Helping to set up displays, tables, banners and equipment
What’s in it for you?
A fantastic opportunity to spend time watching and discussing these amazing birds with others - our famous Peregrines! A great chance too to work as part of a small and friendly team of staff and other volunteers. We can help you to gain valuable skills, experience and an insight into the work that we do. Through this role you'll be making a huge difference to the RSPB's vital conservation work.
The skills you need
Are you a 'people person', and have a great ability to enthuse and inspire others? Then we'd love to hear from you! We're looking for volunteers who are:
-Approachable and friendly
-Have a genuine interest in birds, wildlife and nature conservation
-Have the ability to inform people about the RSPB's Chichester Peregrine project and the work of the RSPB in a chatty and inspiring way
Please note, you DON'T have to be an expert on birds or the RSPB! The above skills are much more important - we'll give you all the information you need to know about our Chichester Peregrine project, how to use a telescope and anything else you need to know beforehand.
Minimum commitment: 2 or more days per month
Duration: 2-3 months
Who to contact
Tel: 07713 392175
We would reimburse you for all out-of-pocket expenses, send you copies of our bi-annual volunteer newsletter, and of course give you ongoing support in your role.
The RSPB works for a healthy environment rich in birds and wildlife. It relies on the support and generosity of volunteers to make a difference. The RSPB is the UK Partner of the global federation of conservation organisations, Bird Life International.
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