Volunteer Officer (Community Outreach)

The Conservation Volunteers

Mortonhall, Edinburgh
Voluntary

Volunteer • Either • Temporary

www.tcv.org.uk/scotland l.graham@tcv.org.uk 07867865769 Lucy Graham

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Monday, 01 January 2018


Do you care about the world around you, and want to do something to make a difference?

Do you want to work in the community environmental sector, but lack the experience to land your first job?

Do you want to share your passion for the environment with others?

If so, then a Community Outreach Volunteer Officer position with The Conservation Volunteers based at Mortonhall office could be just the thing!

As Volunteer officer, you will assist and learn from the current Community Outreach Officer on exciting new environmental community projects working with a variety of groups across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

You will spend your time engaging with a diverse range of audiences about the natural world around them and will support and assist with nature outreach workshops for community groups. You will take an active role in the promotion and evaluation of projects and help with day-day administrative tasks. There will also be opportunities to get involved with local community engagement events.

You will gain excellent work experience that will be valued by employers, develop a whole range of transferable skills, and best of all join a friendly and supportive team in a camping park in the South of Edinburgh.

We can offer you:

  • Opportunities to be trained including wildlife ID, safeguarding, first aid, and risk assessment
  • Excellent work experience to help you land that job in the environmental sector
  • Local travel expenses (up to a reasonable value / distance).

Previous volunteers have gone on to work for organisations such as The Conservation Volunteers, National Trust, CSGN, Raleigh International, RSPB, ecological consultants and primary schools.

Time Commitment

Minimum 1 and a half days a week for a minimum of 3 months. At least 1 day a week spent delivering projects, the half day is administration.

Essential

  • Experience working with people from varied backgrounds, including young people
  • Motivated by meeting new people and inspiring them with wildlife and conservation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creativity, enthusiasm and drive
  • Passionate about the environment and conservation
  • Experience working in a team
  • Excellent time management skills

Desirable

  • Full Driving licence held for at least a year;¬†Willing to drive the mini-van of volunteers if necessary (Training would be provided)¬†
  • Knowledge of conservation/environment and ecology
  • Filming/ video editing/photography skills
  • Experience working with any of the project's target groups: people with autism, people who have hearing impairments, refugee groups

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