Volunteer Ranger - Farnham

To enhance the enjoyment of Farnham for all visitors, from all user groups, of all ages, This role is suitable for individuals, couple or families

Posted:
Wednesday 30 September 2020
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people
Location:
Farnham Heath & Hazeley Heath Nature Reserves

What we're looking for

To enhance the enjoyment of Farnham for all visitors, from all user groups, of all ages and all levels of experience/knowledge of nature, using positive face-to-face engagement with visitors. This role is suitable for individuals or couples. Spending time out on site, talking to all types of visitors. Providing assistance and encouragement to visitors less experienced in bird and wildlife watching, as well as engaging with more experienced visitors to discuss their findings and share information. Where appropriate and safe, to deal with any misuse of the site and provide guidance in proper use to visitors with the support of RSPB staff. Monitor site for any issues and report them to staff. Encouraging visitors to offer their feedback. Optional: Assisting the visitor team to develop/deliver visitor activities, guided walks, and events, helping to develop interpretation around the reserve and ensuring that interpretation is relevant and in good condition at all times. Assist with keeping the site tidy by helping with litter picking

The skills you need

The ability to positively interact with people of all ages and backgrounds. You will have an approachable and friendly manner, good people skills an outgoing personality, have confidence and be happy to welcome and initiate positive conversations with visitors about key areas, such as the work of the RSPB and how they can support us. You will have a natural enthusiasm for wildlife and for be inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds for wildlife. A basic knowledge of some of the wildlife on the reserve would be an advantage

Your time

Minimum:
1 or 2 sessions a week - could include early mornings
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to help with reserve management, become part of a small team and learn about the running of the reserve. A chance to enjoy the reserve. The opportunity to build up skills. This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity and specialist wildlife knowledge is not required.

How to apply

Contact

Linda Inns, Farnham Heath & Hazeley Heath Nature Reserves
Tel: 01252 795632
Email: Linda.Inns@RSPB.ORG.UK

Notes

We will reimburse you for out-of-pocket travel expenses(up to a radius of 25 miles) and we will of course give you ongoing support. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds, wildlife and helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to Birdlife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Coronavirus If you or a member of your family has symptoms then it's important not to volunteer and follow the government guidelines on staying at home. It is also important not to volunteer if you or members of your family living with you fall within one of the vulnerable categories. Maintain 2 m. distance when walking around the work site

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