Schools Outreach Volunteer - Bristol

As a Schools Outreach Volunteer you will play an essential role. You will be responsible for delivering sessions in schools, helping children to explore nature in their school grounds.

Posted:
Wednesday 1 August 2018
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Volunteering at home
Location:
Various locations

What we're looking for

Do you remember the thrill of finding your first frog? Or turning over a log to uncover an array of fascinating minibeasts? As part of the RSPB's aim to connect as many children as possible to nature we're offering primary schools outreach sessions for free! These sessions are designed to give teachers and their pupils a peek through the window into the world of wildlife which makes its home in their school grounds. We're looking for volunteers with a real passion for enthusing children about the natural world to help children explore nature in their outside spaces; igniting their curiosity, showing them the difference they can make to their environment and motivating them to spend more time outdoors.

The skills you need

Essential: • Previous experience of working with children, preferably of primary school age • Bags of enthusiasm and a natural at communicating your passion for nature to children • Excellent communication skills and able to work with a range of ages and abilities • Genuinely enjoy working with children ranging in age from 5 to 12 yrs • A resourceful, flexible and creative approach to working with children • Enjoy working outdoors • Well organised, great communicator • A keen interest in wildlife, conservation and nature • Great at working in a team and on your own • Happy to take instructions, keen to learn new skills • Computer literate, ability to use email, internet, Google Calendar and MS Word It would be desirable (though not essential) if you also have the following: • Some knowledge of wildlife gardening • Basic wildlife identification skills

Your time

Minimum:
One day a fortnight (though we can be flexible on this)
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
During school term time, flexible hours

What's in it for you?

An excellent opportunity to play a vital part in inspiring children about the natural world. If you would like to expand your experience with us, you will also have the opportunity to help deliver family events which focus on inspiring children and families in local green spaces. Develop skills to engage children in the outdoor learning environment. Training in safeguarding and risk assessments. Boost your CV by volunteering with a well known charity and gaining environmental education experience. Enjoy being part of a welcoming, fun and professional team.

How to apply

Contact

Charly Crump, Bristol - Outposted Staff
Tel: 07595063051
Email: Charly.Crump@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Before starting in role we'd ask you to attend: an induction to the RSPB, it's vision and ways of working; an induction to the role; training in the delivery of specific schools sessions we offer. We'd also offer safeguarding and health and safety training. We'd reimburse any out-of-pocket travel expenses, provide you with RSPB uniform and name badge, and of course give you ongoing support in your role. 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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