RSPB Youth Group Assistant Leader

Tuesday 21 June 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 and our London flagship reserve needs an assistant leader willing to help main leader prepare sessions and in some cases run them.... The group is a friendly family based club with children in the 7 - 9 age group.

The skills you need

In the South Eastern area we are currently in need of people with boundless energy and enthusiasm. to help run Wildlife Explorers groups for youngsters 8 - 12. The ability to communicate with young people being more important than being a wildlife expert. As a leader you will learn all about nature from being more involved first hand with the environment. Typically RSPB Wildlife Explorers groups meet fortnightly or monthly with a programme of indoor and outdoor events. With preparation time, you will need is about 4-5 hours a month.

Your time

Up to 10 meetings a year, 4-5 hours per month
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! 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


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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