Visitor Centre Assistant - Belfast WOW

Posted:
Wednesday 16 September 2020
Vacancy type:
Office and administration, Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people
Location:
Belfast Lough

What we're looking for

Following a period of closure due to Covid-19 we are preparing to re-open as a Covid Secure site we need more Visitor Centre Assistants to support us in the day to day running of our visitor operation at Belfast's Window on Wildlife and with our event program.

The skills you need

To be good with people, friendly, enthusiastic, tact and diplomacy, willingness to learn and passionate about the work of the RSPB.

Your time

Minimum:
Monday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, Friday morning, Saturday & Sunday , mornings & afternoons
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

REAP THE REWARDS OF VOLUNTEERING AT BELFAST'S WINDOW ON WILDLIFE Are you someone who is keen to support the work of the RSPB and make a difference for nature? - Do you enjoy making new friends and enjoy talking to people about something that is important to you? - Are you good with people and have a willingness to learn? - You wish to develop your interest in the natural world - Share your skills and learn new ones with a friendly team - Gain experience and improve your cv - Make a difference to your community - Full training and uniform is provided Whether you are a student, retired or just looking to develop an interest further these are just some of the benefits that are gained from volunteering at RSPB's Window on Wildlife on the outskirts of Belfast Lough. You don't have to be an expert with your bird knowledge as full training and support will be given. We are looking for enthusiastic people who can contribute to our dedicated and friendly team of Visitor Centre Assistants. You will inspire our visitors with your passion for nature and wildlife by explaining about the work that goes on at the reserve and the wildlife who call it home. If you are available for the following days; Monday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, Friday morning, Saturday & Sunday- both morning or afternoon. Even if you can spare a few hours a month this helps to support us in our cause to help save nature.

How to apply

Contact

Rachele Crawford, Belfast
Tel:
Email: Rachele.Crawford@RSPB.ORG.UK

Notes

Here are a few words from some of our volunteers; “I have been volunteering at the RSPB Harbour Reserve since I retired 5 years ago. It is a wonderful place ; a wildlife reserve that shelters thousands of birds in the middle of a busy harbour estate. The staff and volunteers are a great bunch of people who are eager to help with any queries and the reserve attracts visitors from all over the world. Birders and photographers are able to observe the birds either from the visitor reception or from the two dedicated hides. I really enjoy my role as a volunteer.” Stephen “I have been a Volunteer at Belfast WOW for 12 years now. Volunteering was recommended to me after I left a rather stressful job and I thought I would at least give it a try for a couple of months. I was soon drawn into a quiet, calm but fascinating world, watching and learning about our native birds, the miracle of migration and the changing tides and seasons, things that I had taken largely for granted. I had heard of birders and twitchers off course but I loved to literally watch birds.....their feeding habits, their disputes and squabbles and their fortitude amid all that our weather can throw at them. I have made some great friends down the years, not only among the kind and knowledgeable Staff and Volunteers at the Reserve, but also among people who have walked in from the street, visiting for the first of many times. Our visitors have come from all corners of the world; our Volunteers come from every age group and every walk of life. Each has a story to tell, as have our visitors and I have learned so much about birds, about nature and the world around us. My 12 years at the Reserve have flown in and I would not have missed a minute of it.” Brian

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