What we're looking for
Picture a beautiful evening on a nature reserve, the sun is setting and you are helping a group of young people light camp fires to share some food/ drink and connect to the natural world. Sound great to you? Read on .. RSPB Old Moor is a wildlife reserve between Rotherham and Barnsley, within easy reach of local communities. The reserve is a visitor haven for introducing families to British wildlife in a safe, fun and accessible environment. We aim to get young people hooked on wild adventures and encourage the next generation of wildlife conservationists. We have secured National Lottery Heritage funding to make RSPB Old Moor and our other sites in the Dearne Valley even better for our wildlife and visitors over the next three years and ongoing into the future. Bushcraft and outdoor survival is a different route for families and young people to discover Old Moor and a love of the outdoors. Bushcraft events will be an exciting new venture for us. Bushcraft volunteers will: assist with/ led bushcraft events at Old Moor for local families or groups e.g.g Scouts), with staff support. Prepare the resources/ equipment and site checks prior to the event to ensure it runs smoothly. Be trained in Bushcraft skills by RSPB staff so you can confidently deliver bushcraft events safely as well as having great fun. Can help develop the bushcraft events programme, gaining excellent experience in public events. We'd like you to be available during school holidays, weekends and evenings when children's groups and families are most likely to attend an event at Old Moor. Obviously Covid-19 is affecting the delivery of our National Lottery Heritage project, but we are keen to recruit volunteers so that when we can commence bushcraft training and event development, we are ready to go.