Young Volunteers Youth Leader - RSPB Sandwell Valley

Friday 28 September 2018
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Community groups
Sandwell Valley

What we're looking for

RSPB Sandwell Valley is an enchanting urban green space located in the middle of a vibrant and diverse community. We have a group of young volunteers (13 to 18 year-olds) who contribute to keeping the reserve in great shape for both people and wildlife. This group not only enables young people to make a difference in wildlife conservation, it also allows them to learn new skills, be active, gain confidence and have fun. We need adult volunteers to lead the group, ensuring it remains a safe, welcoming and fun space for teenagers. You will work as a team with other leaders to plan, organise and deliver the sessions, ensuring RSPB policies are followed.

The skills you need

We are looking for an enthusiastic people person, who can relate to young people. You will need to be comfortable working with 13 to 18 year-olds, and be able to motivate and inspire them. Responsible and reliable, you will be able to work in a small team and take the initiative when needed. You need to be able to understand and apply Health and Safety policies. We are specifically looking for someone with previous experience of practical conservation work and knowledge of safe working methods including tool use. An enthusiasm for the natural world / the outdoors is also important.

Your time

One Saturday a month
All year round

What's in it for you?

You will be making a meaningful difference in the life of young people by empowering and enabling them to volunteer. You will be helping create the next generation of conservationists and contribute to essential work on the nature reserve. You will be working in a beautiful green space teeming with wildlife and be part of a friendly team of like-minded people. You will gain valuable skills and experience, including youth engagement, communication, organisational, leadership and practical outdoor skills. 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 the lives of young people, and to help nature in RSPB Sandwell Valley.

How to apply


Cathy Taylor, Sandwell Valley
Tel: 01213 577395


In line with our Safeguarding policy, all applicants are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (England and Wales). Contact the Disclosure and Barring Service on 0870 9090811 for more information. References will also be taken up. All training necessary and background information will be provided and since you are giving up your time, it is only fair we offer to re-imburse your travel expenses (up to 25 miles max). 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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