Family Events Assistant - Norfolk

Posted:
Thursday 30 June 2016
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Community groups
Location:
Various locations

What we're looking for

Do you want to do something special to help children and their families experience and connect with nature on their doorstep? If so, this is a role for you! We are looking to recruit a team of volunteers to help us engage families in outdoor nature based activities in local parks and greenspaces with the aim of connecting children and families to nature. We need you to help us reach more children and engage more families in getting outdoors and appreciating the nature in their city. This is ever more important for health and well-being as modern life becomes increasingly reliant on technology and it is vital for nature conservation in the future. Activities will focus on features of signs of spring and summer and will include minibeast hunting, nature trails and scavenger hunts.

The skills you need

Essential Enthusiasm for connecting children to nature. Ability to stay calm when there's a bit of pressure (we engage a lot of people!) Good timekeeping and organisational skills. Ability to run an activity according to RSPB guidelines. Willingness to learn along with the children. Willing and able to work outdoors in all weathers. Able to be on your feet, ready for anything. Desirable Some experience of working with children & families. Basic nature knowledge.

Your time

Minimum:
1-2 days per week during school summer holidays
Duration:
54 days between 1 May - 31 August 2016
Period:
School summer holidays

What's in it for you?

•Great experience and on-the-job training in environmental education. •Working in a friendly, like-minded team of RSPB staff and volunteers. •Gaining an understanding of why connecting children to nature is so important. •The opportunity to try out these activities for yourself, have a great time, and learn along with families. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity. We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.

How to apply

Contact

Emily Harvey, Mid Yare Valley, Strumpshaw
Tel: 01603 715191
Email: Emily.Harvey@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Appropriate training will be provided and expenses re-imbursed where necessary. RSPB relies on the support and generosity of volunteers to make a difference.

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