Education Volunteer

Monday 13 November 2017
Vacancy type:
Showing people wildlife, Inspiring young people

What we're looking for

Are you enthusiastic about wildlife, want to share your knowledge or are looking for experience in outdoor education? Do you enjoy spending time outdoors and have a sense of fun that you can use to inspire and enthuse the next generation of conservationists? Volunteering as a Education Volunteer is a fantastic way to get hands-on experience of delivering the RSPBs' outdoor education sessions to a range of school groups.

The skills you need

The role encompasses a range of activities, which require you to be out and about for most of the day in all weathers. While you don't need to be Sir David Attenborough, some knowledge of wildlife will be useful! Saltholme is a busy place, especially during weekends and holidays, so you'll to need to: The confidence and ability to engage with and inspire the school groups of all ages and levels of wildlife knowledge in a friendly and professional manner. The ability to inspire children. Be enthusiastic about nature and the reserve. Be proactive and be prepared to get hands on. An awareness of Health and Safety.

Your time

Approx one day a week, mainly during Spring and Summer
During school terms, but mainly April to July

What's in it for you?

Volunteering at RSPB Saltholme is a great way to learn about our wildlife, from pond beetles to peregrine falcons! You will be given the chance to develop your skills in wildlife identification and outdoor education, as well as the opportunity to work with and learn from experienced staff and volunteers. At the end of the day, you'll be going home knowing that you've enthused and educated children and young people about the amazing wildlife living in the heart of Teesside. Plus, you'll have the experience of volunteering with Europe's largest conservation charity! We will provide you with an RSPB uniform and name badge to wear on duty, and all the training you need to become an integral part of the team here at RSPB Saltholme. As a thank you, you will receive free entrance to RSPB reserves as well as 20% discount on selected items in the shop and café.

How to apply


Josh Swales, Saltholme
Tel: 01642 546625
Email: Josh.Swales@RSPB.ORG.UK


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.

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