Events and Guided Walk Assistant – Farnham and Hazeley Heath

This is your chance to meet lots of new people and chat to them about nature, enthuse and inspire them.

Posted:
Tuesday 19 March 2019
Vacancy type:
Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people, Helping visitors at our reserves
Location:
Farnham Heath & Hazeley Heath Nature Reserves

What we're looking for

We want you to help share your own enthusiasm for nature and wildlife and to help others see the beauty of our healthlands. Whilst we do not have our own visitor centre, we still run events here and elsewhere and we need someone friendly and reliable to join our team. Specialist wildlife knowledge is not necessarily required. Responsibilities will vary but will include: *Assisting with Guided Walks *Helping to set up, run a small event stand and pack away afterwards *Talking to people of all ages about the reserves and the work of the RSPB *Helping create promotional material *Helping to prepare for upcoming events as part of a team This role can be suitable for members of a family who want to work together.

The skills you need

You will already have bags of enthusiasm about nature and the environment but you will also need great communication skills so you can share your enthusiasm and inspire others. Experience in running events would be useful but isn't essential as it's your friendly and outgoing personality that is more important. Enthusiasm, reliability, a passion for nature and great communication skills that can inspire others. Experience of Microsoft Office would be an advantage.

Your time

Minimum:
Flexible 1 day per month, including some evening and weekend work. Hours can be discussed
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round but busiest in summer.

What's in it for you?

This is your chance to volunteer for the UK's largest wildlife conservation charity and to help put nature first. This is a great opportunity to enhance your people skills, escape into nature and to gain event and marketing experience. Some training will be given along the way and you will be part of an organisation that values and supports its volunteers. A little of your time really does go a long way.

How to apply

Contact

Mary Braddock, Farnham Heath & Hazeley Heath Nature Reserves
Tel: 01252 795632
Email: Mary.Braddock@rspb.org.uk

Notes

The RSPB takes all reasonable steps to ensure your safety and welfare. We're committed to providing a safe environment and to giving you appropriate health and safety instruction, training and supervision. We want children to enjoy their involvement with the RSPB and we take all practicable steps to ensure their welfare and safety while they are in contact with the RSPB. We apply this principle to all our work with young people under the age of 18, while recognising that vulnerable people of all ages will benefit from similar safeguards. We will reimburse you for out-of-pocket travel expenses (up to a radius of 25 miles). Relevant training and ongoing support will be given. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds, wildlife and helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to Birdlife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations.

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