People Engagement Volunteer - Events Helper, Coombes & Churnet Valley

Posted:
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Vacancy type:
Office and administration, Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people
Location:
Coombes & Churnet Valleys

What we're looking for

To encourage more support for the RSPB and its work by helping to organise and/or run events for the public. You'll be part of a small, dynamic team that will host engaging events at Coombes Valley nature reserve. There will also be the chance to work at off-site venues. We want to show everyone how wonderful nature is, so we're looking for someone who is comfortable working with children, young people and families and can inspire them about the wild wonders around them and how the RSPB is making a difference!

The skills you need

A warm and engaging personality. Ability to talk to a wide range of people. An interest in wildlife and conservation. Knowledge of the reserve and its wildlife would be helpful, but training can be given if needed.

Your time

Minimum:
Ideally at least 1 day every 2 weeks
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

You'll become a key part of a friendly team of staff and volunteers. We'll all be working together to make a positive difference to the reserve, wildlife, habitat and visitors. Part of the role will involve talking to visitors about supporting the RSPB through membership, and we'll provide training and support in how to do this and an understanding of why it's so vital to all the work we do. The training and experience you will gain can help as a stepping stone towards a career in conservation.

How to apply

Contact

Mel Brown, Coombes & Churnet Valleys
Tel: 01538 384017
Email: Mel.Brown@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Own transport would be very helpful. The Moorlands Connect bus service is available to local residents and operates around six community hubs – click on the link below for more information: http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/transport/publictransport/connect/MoorlandsConnect.aspx Volunteers can claim expenses for travelling in by car.

Reference number 6535