Schools Outreach Volunteer - Plymouth

Thursday 12 January 2017
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Volunteering at home
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

The skills you need:- Essential: - Bags of enthusiasm and a natural at communicating your passion for nature to children. - 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 and reliable. - 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: - Basic wildlife identification skills.

Your time

One day a fortnight (though we can be flexible on this)
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. • 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


Gemma Dunn, South West England Regional Office
Tel: 01392 432691
Email: Gemma.Dunn@RSPB.ORG.UK


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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