RSPB Youth Group Main Leader

An opportunity to enthuse and inspire young people about birds, the environment and conservation.

Saturday 28 May 2005
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Community groups
Various locations

What we're looking for

A challenge, lots of fun, the chance to contribute to RSPB Wildlife Explorers (the junior membership of the RSPB). Young people are tomorrow's conservationists. The RSPB has over 90 RSPB Wildlife Explorers groups across the UK.

The skills you need

RSPB Wildlife explorer groups are for youngsters aged 7 to 12 and you will be responsible to running the group and coordinating other adults who support you as assistant leaders. Therefore good organisational skills and the ability to inspire all ages to have a passion for the natural environment. The RSPB run comprehensive training on running a group which you would be expected to attend during your first year. Typically RSPB Wildlife Explorers groups meet fortnightly or monthly with a programme of indoor and outdoor events. With preparation time, you will need 8-10 hours a month.

Your time

Ten to twelve meetings a year.
All year round

What's in it for you?

The opportunity to enthuse and inspire young people about, birds, the environment and conservation. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! Working both with children and nature will give you a number of skills useful in many fields of work or you can feel pride in the fact that you have inspired a young person to care for the natural world around them.

How to apply


Lisa Green, London Office
Tel: 020 7940 3050


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 Disclosure and Barring Service on 0870 9090811 for more information. Contact Volunteer Scotland on 01786 849777 for more information. Contact Access NI on 0300 200 7888 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 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.

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