Glasgow Wildfest Volunteer

Wednesday 5 July 2017
Vacancy type:
Publicity and promotional, Showing people wildlife
South and West Scotland Regional Office

What we're looking for

Glasgow Wildfest is a month long festival this September connecting people to Glasgow's urban green spaces. A partnership between the RSPB, Glasgow City Council, and community groups and gardens from all over the city, we need volunteers to facilitate and document this inspiring festival. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with various events and activities that will make up Wildfest 2017. You will be part of a team who will inspire the public about nature, facilitate valuable connections to the natural world, and engage people in the conservation work that we do, through public engagement and community events. There are various roles we are recruiting for, these include: Events Assistants: Welcoming members of the public to events and registering them onto walks and talks as well as giving them information about the day. Helping set up, and take down of events, directing people to the appropriate places, providing assistance to visitors, including those with special needs. Reporting any lost children, and all issues to the Wildfest coordinator's. Nature Connectors: Facilitate activities such as mini-beast hunts, pond dipping and making homes for nature. Nature Recorders: Join our walking and cycling tours and record the wildlife you find. Photographic Journalists: Document the Wildfest through film and photography. Promotion and Social Media Volunteers: help us to promote this event around Glasgow. Facepainting Volunteers: help us to raise money for the RSPB through nature inspired facepainting at our various events throughout September.

The skills you need

Essential: Enthusiasm for connecting people to nature and ability to communicate the RSPB's message. Good timekeeping and organisational skills. Ability to run an activity according to RSPB guidelines. Willingness to learn. Willing & able to work outdoors in all weathers. Able to be on your feet, ready for anything, for 2 hours at a time. Desirable: Some experience of, or enthusiasm for working with children & families. Some roles will require basic nature knowledge, and experience using a camera.

Your time

Various days throughout September
September 2017

What's in it for you?

You will get experience being involved in a city-wide RSPB event with multiple partners. If you are interested in gaining experience in public engagement, environmental education or promoting events- then get in touch. You will be working in a friendly, like-minded team of RSPB staff and volunteers, all passionate about connecting the public to nature. You will be welcome to come to our Public Engagement training on the 5th August. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe!

How to apply


Sarah-Jayne Forster, South and West Scotland Regional Office
Tel: 0141 331 0993


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

Reference number 8352