What we're looking for
Do you remember finding your first worm? Splashing in muddy puddles? Running through crisp autumn leaves? We're looking for volunteers to share their enthusiasm for the outdoors with visiting school groups, here at Rye Meads nature reserve. You do not need to be a wildlife expert, you just need to have a passion for working with young people and be happy to be outdoors in all weather. Our schools programme here at Rye Meads includes activities ranging from pond dipping, bird watching to exploring the seasons and more. Sessions are led by our professional educational team and we are looking for volunteers to enhance the experience for visiting school groups and lead some sessions. We strongly believe that nature is for everyone and we are fully committed to helping you with any support you might need to unlock your potential. We are not yet as representative as we would like of Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and younger volunteers and we particularly welcome applications that help us address this. Because of the training involved, we are looking for people who can commit to regular volunteering- a minimum of 2 sessions a month in our busy period (March - July).