RSPB Sandwell Valley young volunteers group

Posted:
Friday 28 September 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Sandwell Valley

What we're looking for

RSPB Sandwell Valley is an enchanting urban nature reserve located in the middle of a vibrant community. Our young volunteers group is aimed at 13 to 18 year-olds who want to help nature. The group contributes to keeping the reserve in great shape for both people and wildlife, delivering conservation work under the guidance of our group leaders. Activities might involve habitat management, wildlife surveys, creating wildlife homes and more. The aims of the group are: • To contribute to the maintenance of the reserve • To gain experience, skills, confidence • To have fun!

The skills you need

We're looking for enthusiastic and energetic 13 to 18 year-olds with an interest in wildlife and the outdoors. You will need a willingness to get stuck in, learn new things and get work done in (almost) all weathers. You will need to be able to working in a team, and you'll need to be responsible and reliable. You do not need any previous experience of volunteering or any knowledge of wildlife or conservation. If you do have some, it's great! If you don't though, don't worry: we can help you pick this up after you start.

Your time

Minimum:
One Saturday a month, 12.30 to 3.30pm
Duration:
ongoing
Period:
all year round

What's in it for you?

You will be working in a beautiful green space teeming with wildlife and be part of a friendly team of like-minded people. The group sessions will not be just about work, it's also about having a fun, rewarding time! You will contribute to essential work on the nature reserve, keeping it in great condition for both wildlife and people. You will gain practical conservation skills, improve your team working skills, learn more about how the nature reserve is run and increase your knowledge of wildlife and conservation. 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!

How to apply

Contact

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

Notes

Our young volunteer group is led by experienced volunteers, with the support of RSPB staff. As an organisation that works with children and vulnerable adults the RSPB acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to ensuring our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and regulatory requirements wherever we operate as a charity.

Reference number 8823