Schools Outreach Volunteer - Norwich and the Broads

Tuesday 7 August 2018
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Volunteering at home
Various locations

What we're looking for

The RSPB's Schools Outreach Project aims to bring thousands of primary school children closer to nature by connecting them with the nature in their school grounds. As a Schools Outreach Volunteer you'll play an essential role in this project. You'll be responsible for delivering sessions in schools helping children to explore nature in their school grounds; igniting their curiosity, showing them the difference they can make to their environment and motivating them to spend more time outdoors. Studies show children are becoming increasingly distant from nature. As a result, our children are missing out. Experiencing natural places is beneficial to everyone, especially children; for their health, wellbeing, personal and social development and it's essential in helping children develop positive attitudes towards nature. Your natural enthusiasm and knowledge will be vital in encouraging and inspiring children and their teachers to take an interest in the wildlife on their doorstep and make their school grounds more nature-friendly.

The skills you need

Previous experience of working with children is desirable, preferably primary. Excellent communication skills and ability to work with a range of ages and abilities. Creativity, enthusiasm for both wildlife and conservation. Ability to work as part of a team and on your own. Good organisational skills and high motivation. Ability to give and take instructions. References will be sought.

Your time

One day a fortnight
During school term time and hours - flexible

What's in it for you?

Experience and training in the sessions on offer. Knowledge that the role you will be carrying out will be playing a vital part in inspiring young people about the natural world. Experience of working with young people for a well-known environmental charity. Knowing that you are helping young people's learning. Relevant training for the role e.g.. safeguarding, risk assessments, H & S. You will be a valuable member of a professional team. We can provide references

How to apply


Clare Whitelegg, Various locations


Following a period of training and shadowing you will be responsible for leading sessions in school. We expect school staff to work with you so that you are not left unsupervised in the school grounds. We will provide you with RSPB uniform and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. 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.

Reference number 7703