Nature Activity Leader

Monday 30 September 2019
Vacancy type:
Showing people wildlife, Inspiring young people
Rye Meads

What we're looking for

Do you remember finding your first ladybird? Share in the excitement as a volunteer and you will have the opportunity to deliver our education programme to visiting schools where typical activities range from pond dipping to bird watching to minibeast hunting. To help us deliver environmental education at our reserves we need you to deliver fun and exciting activities as part of learning outside the classroom. Our Schools on Reserves programme aims to give school children the chance to experience nature first-hand and you can be part of that exciting journey of discovery! The reserve has been specially designed for school visits and has so much to offer for teaching young people.

The skills you need

* A keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment * An enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills * A resourceful and flexible approach to be able to cope with a wide variety of ages and abilities of children * The confidence and ability to lead a fun and active day's education programme with a group of students and their teacher. Full training provided. * Abundant enthusiasm and excellent communication skills. * Self-motivated with ability to work as part of a team and alone. * Good organisation skills. * Experience working or volunteering with children

Your time

ideally once a week, but this is felxible.
March - October
as required with school visit.

What's in it for you?

The opportunity to make a real difference enriching the lives of youngsters and inspiring them to care and learn more about the natural world with the RSPB. We'll give you training and experience to build your confidence in helping children have wonderful hands-on experiences with nature. We can potentially give you the skills to kick start a career in environmental or community education. You'll be part of a small friendly team of staff and volunteers and have the opportunity to make new friends.

How to apply


Yanika Hennig, Rye Meads
Tel: 01992 708 383
Email: Yanika.Hennig@RSPB.ORG.UK


IIn 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. References will also be taken up. All necessary training and equipment will be provided and travel expenses reimbursed (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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