What we're looking for
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed residential volunteer to join our team. Do you want to make a difference to conservation in Scotland? Would you like to inspire and amaze people with the fantastic wildlife we have right here in Dumfries and Galloway? We are looking for a Trainee Visitor Experience Warden to help staff on the reserve and in the local area. You will be supporting the Dumfries & Galloway team by inspiring the public with amazing stories and wildlife, helping with fun family activities, encouraging people to Give Nature a Home themselves and help to further support the charity. You will be expected to help deliver the visitor experience as well as assist in the running of our events programme. We run activities for children and families, as well as special events for adults, and your help in planning and delivering these will be encouraged. In the visitor centre and at events, you will inspire the public through face to face engagement and create wider interpretation on the reserve. In so doing, you'll gain a practical experience in environmental education, people engagement and event management. You will also help us to deliver our work plan, to improve and maintain visitor infrastructure (e.g. paths, hides, viewing areas, information points). During your time here, you will also be expected to assist with various wildlife surveys on the reserve, helping us collect data on species such as farmland birds, butterflies and the UK's rarest amphibian, the natterjack toad.