What we're looking for
The RSPB are Europe's largest conservation charity. We are based in the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre on Fairhaven Lake on the edge of the vitally important Ribble Estuary. We work closely with RSPB Marshside and Hesketh Out Marsh on the opposite side of the estuary, unified as Ribble Reserves. We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate volunteer intern to play a vital role within our team and help deliver a great experience for schools, families and general visitors. We play an important role within the education component of the RSPB, delivering hands on, inspirational, outdoor sessions to hundreds of visiting school children every year. We also run a programme of family events in the immediate locality, utilising our unique beach and lake areas. This role has the potential to be extremely flexible, offering you the chance to gain experience in a variety of areas. It will provide the opportunity to boost confidence, experience and skills required to make that first step into a career within the conservation sector. Overall purpose of the role: Assisting with the day to day running of visitor operations and ongoing promotion of the Ribble Reserves sites. Assisting in our learning and events team with the delivery of educational objectives to schools. Ensure visitors to RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre have an excellent welcome and experience. Promoting and delivering an engaging programme of reserve events, including family activities. Assisting with the maintenance, content and promotion of our social media and blogging communications. Other marketing and promotion duties, such as producing posters, leaflets and other publicity materials such as articles for local newspapers and magazines.