Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival 2018 Volunteer

Friday 13 April 2018
Vacancy type:
Publicity and promotional
South and West Scotland Regional Office

What we're looking for

The Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival 2018 is a partnership between the RSPB, Glasgow City Council, and community groups and celebrates 30 years of biodiversity in the city since the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988. The programme includes a wide range of activities celebrating gardens and greenspaces in the city. We are seeking volunteers to facilitate and document this inspiring festival. 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 event coordinators. Nature Connectors: Facilitating activities such as mini-beast hunts, pond dipping and making homes for nature. Nature Recorders: Joining our walking and cycling tours and record the wildlife you find. Photographic Journalists: Documenting the Festival through film and photography. Promotion and Social Media Volunteers: Helping us to promote this event around Glasgow. Facepainting Volunteers: Helping us to raise money for the RSPB through nature inspired facepainting at our various events throughout the summer.

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

2-3 Hours Per Day / Event
21 April to 21 September

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.

How to apply


Camille Broatch, 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. Your time commitment Most of the events take place during the day. A minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per day would be helpful, or if you could help for the duration of the event, that would be great too! Duration of Festival: 21 April to 21 September 2018

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