Visitor Volunteer, Blacktoft Sands

What we're looking for

We want people coming onto our reserve to be met with a smile. You will actively provide a warm welcome for all visitors, thank members for their support and ensure that visitors' needs are understood and met to the best of our ability. Your guidance and information will ensure the visitor has a fantastic experience. Blacktoft Sands is home to some of our most spectacular displays of wildlife; we give a home to bearded tit, bittern and marsh harrier amongst many other breathtaking varieties of plant, bird, animal and more. You will be the first port of call for our visitors, helping them to make the most of their visit and introducing them to some of these amazing species from our visitor centre hide. The visitor centre hide has basic refreshment facilities and equipment to hire, you will help visitors get what they need to RSPB membership really is the lifeblood of the Society and underpins every single thing we do. It helps us fund nature conservation work here and across the UK - not only the ongoing land management of our reserves but also by creating and enhancing magnificent wild spaces for nature and people to enjoy. It is therefore important that you can inspire people about the work we do and warm them up to the idea of membership.

The skills you need

The biggest part of the role is talking to people; building rapport and sharing your enthusiasm for nature therefore you will need good people skills and be willing to approach and talk to a wide range of different people about nature. A basic understanding of wildlife and nature is helpful but what is most important is enthusiasm. This role is a great opportunity to learn more and share your knowledge, as such; the team at Blacktoft will provide full training on the animals and plants around the site.

Your time

Minimum:
2 days per month, weekdays prefered
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
April - October

What's in it for you?

This role will suit someone who loves to meet and talk to visitors and who would gain satisfaction from passing on their passion about wildlife. It's also a great opportunity to work at a unique wildlife reserve learning more about birds and wildlife whilst making a real difference to the work of the RSPB.

How to apply

Contact

Sara Macias Rodriguez, Blacktoft Sands
Tel: 01405 704665
Email: Sara.MaciasRodriguez@rspb.org.uk

Notes

We can pay your travel expenses so you don't need to be out of pocket.

Reference number 519