What we're looking for
At the RSPB we are passionate about young people and nature. We run projects to help deepen people's love of nature and connect, inspire and mobilise more people to save nature. Volunteers play an invaluable role in supporting that work and are the people that make much of what we do, not only possible, but a success! We are looking for a motivated 'people person' to support our fantastic (and growing) team of Education, Families and Youth volunteers. With your strong organisational and communication skills you'll play a key role in supporting a wide range of tasks from recruiting the volunteers that lead our country-wide network of youth groups to organising volunteer thank-you events. This is a home-based role which can be flexible around your existing commitments. In this role, you will: Carry out varied administrative tasks to make the volunteer journey as smooth as possible. For example registering new volunteers, updating our volunteer database and recording volunteer hours. Identify and develop ways of growing our volunteer roles and enhancing the volunteer experience of our team. Be a point of contact for our volunteers and help them with any general queries they have. Take a lead on advertising volunteer roles (on the RSPB website, external websites, community locations etc.) and arrange volunteer interviews (which during the current Covid situation, will need to be virtual) Deal with queries from potential new volunteers. Develop, write and distribute Education, Families & Youth volunteer e-communications. Organise volunteer thank you events (usually twice a year, a winter and a summer event). Champion the RSPB's annual volunteer engagement survey, encouraging volunteers to complete the survey. We'd train you in everything you need to know and provide ongoing support in your role. Don't worry if you're not a bird or wildlife expert; creativity, enthusiasm and passion for inspiring people is far more important!