Community Talks Volunteer

Posted:
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Vacancy type:
Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people, Volunteering at home
Location:
Sandwell Valley

What we're looking for

Help us help our local community, by spreading the word about RSPB Sandwell Valley, and giving engaging talks! RSPB Sandwell Valley is an enchanting urban green space located in the middle of a vibrant and diverse community. We have lots to offer: fun, educational activities for families, trails to exercise or relax, and opportunities to gain skills and confidence through volunteering and more. We are looking for volunteers to help us reach out to local people. You will deliver engaging and inspiring talks about RSPB Sandwell Valley to local community groups, inspiring them to come and visit. The talks will cover a range of topics relating to the nature reserve, such as nature and wellbeing, the history of the site, and the wildlife of Sandwell Valley.

The skills you need

We are looking for someone with the “gift of the gob”! If you enjoy meeting new people, being in the spotlight, and are a confident speaker, this is the role for you. You need to be able to travel around the local area and work independently. Organised and reliable, you also need to have an interest in wildlife or the outdoors. If you have some knowledge of wildlife or the local area, it's great! If you don't though, don't worry: we can help you pick this up after you start. Some previous experience of working with the public is desirable but not necessary.

Your time

Minimum:
Regular commitment of a talk every few months
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

Opening people's eyes to nature and helping them enjoy their local green spaces is very rewarding! You will be making a meaningful difference in your local community and support the work of RSPB Sandwell Valley. You will gain valuable skills and experience, including public speaking, communication, publicity, people engagement and networking. You will receive one-to-one support and have opportunities to learn and develop if you wish to. You will also have a valuable experience of working with an environmental charity. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! This is an excellent chance to make a positive contribution to local communities in Sandwell, and to help support and promote RSPB Sandwell Valley.

How to apply

Contact

Rita Gries, Sandwell Valley
Tel: 01213 577395
Email: Rita.Gries@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Appropriate training will be provided and we will cover travel expenses.

Reference number 8671