Wildlife Explorer Group Assistant Leader - Minsmere

According to a recent statistic, as many as 1 in 5 children nationally no longer play outside! We need an enthusiastic person to help us to engage young people and get them engaged with the outdoors

Friday 8 February 2019
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Community groups
Minsmere Nature Reserve

What we're looking for

Here's the problem - According to a recent statistic, as many as 1 in 5 children nationally no longer play outside, and this figure is growing! It is vital that we get children engaged with the natural world, so they grow to care for it and look after our planet long into the future. Here's the challenge - To help us enthuse and educate the next generation about the wonders of the natural world, keep them interested, and give them the skills to look after the world for generations to come! Join the other friendly leaders at the Minsmere Wildlife Explorers (WEX) children's club, and help us to continue to inspire children to enjoy and care for wildlife and the environment. The group meets on the third Saturday of the month at our Minsmere reserve and at other locations locally (and sometimes further afield), for fun wildlife themed activities for kids. The group is for 7-12 year olds.

The skills you need

You will need to have excellent communication skills with children, their parents and other leaders. An enthusiasm for the natural world and conservation is a must but you don't have to be an expert on birds! You will be expected to help plan, prepare and run activities, working with the other leaders to do so.

Your time

Up to 11 meetings a year, 3-4 hours per month
All year round

What's in it for you?

This is a great voluntary opportunity for you to share your skills, knowledge and enthusiasm with children through fun and engaging tasks and activities. 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.

How to apply


Lisa Green, London Office
Tel: 020 7940 3050
Email: Lisa.Green@rspb.org.uk


In line with our Safeguarding policy, all applicants are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (England and Wales), Access NI in Northern Ireland, or a PVG Scheme registration check from Volunteer Scotland in Scotland. Contact the https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/contact-disclosure-and-barring-service Disclosure and Barring Service for more information. References will also be taken up. All training necessary and background information will be provided and since you are giving up your time, it is only fair we offer to re-imburse your travel expenses (up to 25 miles each way max). The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. By volunteering your time and talents you can help us increase our impact and help us save more nature. Please visit the Minsmere WEX webpage for more information http://www.RSPB.org.uk/groups/minsmerewex

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