Volunteering Learning Assistant Internships - Various Locations

Learning Assistant Volunteering Internship roles on Various UK reserves

Posted:
Thursday 14 November 2019
Vacancy type:
Showing people wildlife, Inspiring young people, Internships
Location:
Various locations

What we're looking for

Looking to get some quality experience with Europe's largest conservation charity, engaging with young people and delivering environmental education? Fancy spending 6 months working in a fantastic place, with fantastic people, seeing things you'd never normally see? We have volunteer internships from March to September 2020 on various UK reserves; Rainham Marshes in Greater London, Leighton Moss in Lancashire, Conwy in North Wales, Old Moor in South Yorkshire, Sandwell Valley in west Midlands, Saltholme in Middlesbrough and Rye Meads in Hertfordshire. We are looking for volunteers to deliver clearly defined sessions to groups of up to 30 young people of all ages and abilities throughout our summer season. You would mainly be delivering to school groups but will also have opportunities to gain experience working with families and adults.

The skills you need

You will need: • A keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment • An enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills • A resourceful and flexible approach to be able to cope with a wide variety of ages and abilities of children • Good communication skills RSPB runs an inclusive volunteer internship scheme, so whether you have just graduated, finished your A Levels and looking for voluntary experience, in your gap year or you are looking for a change of career paths we welcome your application. However, we do ask that you meet the following requirements: You must: be 18 years old or over be available for 3 months or more have achieved A-levels or equivalent be IT literate

Your time

Minimum:
2 to 3 days a week (flexible hours)
Duration:
6 months
Period:
March to September

What's in it for you?

You could be a recent graduate or just changing careers and need to gain practical experience in this competitive field. You will be part of a busy team who inspire others about wildlife and help them to learn about the world around them. Good communication skills and enthusiasm are essential and some experience of working with children would be helpful. You will be working outside and on the go all day. Being willing to learn new skills with a resourceful and flexible approach will make you a valuable member of the team.

How to apply

Contact

Christine Infante, UKHQ RSPB Headquarters
Tel: 01767 680551
Email: Christine.Infante@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Interviews will be held on chosen reserve during first week of February. You'll get training in delivery, local species ID, the safe use of all equipment and first aid, mentoring, lots of first-hand experience, a uniform as required and expenses. Our internships are designed to offer work experience. However, doing an internship does not, unfortunately, guarantee future employment with the RSPB. Interns are welcome to apply for our paid vacancies, but for obvious reasons, an intern would need to have proven themselves in their current role before their volunteering experience will assist an application for a paid post. All the training necessary and background information will be provided and since you'll be giving up your time, it's only fair that we offer to re-imburse your travel expenses (up to 25 miles). All the training necessary and background information will be provided and since you'll be giving up your time, it's only fair that we offer to re-imburse your travel expenses (up to 25 miles). In line with our Safeguarding policy, all applicants are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (England and Wales), Access NI in Northern Ireland, or a PVG Scheme registration check from Volunteer Scotland in Scotland. Contact the Disclosure and Barring Service on 0870 9090811 for more information. Contact Volunteer Scotland on 01786 849777 for more information. Contact Access NI on 0300 200 7888 for more information. 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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