Outdoor Education Volunteer Quarrymill Woodland Park

Posted:
Saturday 2 November 2013
Vacancy type:
Office and administration, Inspiring young people, Community groups
Location:
Loch Leven

What we're looking for

Quarrymill Woodland Park is owned and maintained by the Gannochy Trust. The Trust kindly fund our education work in the woodland and we work with local primary and nursery schools classes. The aim of the project is to provide children with active, experiential learning opportunities in the natural environment. We want to show them how amazing nature is, particularly on their doorstep, and help them develop a sense of ownership for Quarrymill woodland. We offer a range of activities from bird identification and mini-beast 'hunting', to shelter building and survival skills. We work closely with teachers and tailor each day of learning to the needs of the class. We need committed, enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in encouraging the next generation to connect with nature. Volunteers are vital to the smooth delivery of a successful day's learning.

The skills you need

A positive attitude to working with pupils of all ages, teachers and parent helpers. Willingness to spend the day in woodland environment and to help with resources and equipment. An interest in nature and education. Team spirit. Previous work with school aged pupils would be an advantage.This role will involve some carrying of equipment and being able to get down to a child's level so a reasonable degree of fitness is required.

Your time

Minimum:
Variable - will depend on school bookings
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
Dates throughout the school term

What's in it for you?

This opportunity provides valuable experience of working with groups of young people from nursery age to primary 7. Add to your knowledge of the Scottish curriculum, your experience of environmental education, and knowledge of local wildlife. Your enthusiasm for the natural world will inspire the pupils we work with and you can make a real difference. You can spend the day in the relaxing environment of Quarrymill woodland, with the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife, including dippers, great spotted woodpeckers, kestrels, roe deer, and red squirrels 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

Contact

Miranda Shephard, Loch Leven
Tel: 01577 862355
Email: Miranda.Shephard@rspb.org.uk

Notes

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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