Volunteer Learning Assistant Internship

RSPB Conwy


Volunteer • Part Time

www.rspb.org.uk Helen.Jowett@rspb.org.uk 01492 584091 Helen Jowett

Reference: 7756

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 20th February 2018  

Looking to get some quality experience with Europe's largest conservation charity, engaging with young people and delivering environmental education? Fancy spending 6 months volunteering in a fantastic place, with fantastic people, seeing things you'd never normally see? We have a volunteer internship from March - September 2018. We are looking for volunteers to deliver clearly defined sessions to groups of up to 30 young people of all ages and abilities throughout our summer season. You would mainly be delivering to school groups but will also have opportunities to gain experience working with families and adults.

The skills you need

You will need: 

  • A keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment 
  • An enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills 
  • A resourceful and flexible approach to be able to cope with a wide variety of ages and abilities of children 
  • Good communication skills 

RSPB runs an inclusive volunteer internship scheme, so whether you have just graduated, finished your A Levels and looking for voluntary experience in your gap year or you are looking for a change of career paths we welcome your application. However, we do ask that you meet the following requirements: You must: be 18 years old or over be available for 3 months or more have achieved A-levels or equivalent be IT literate

Your time

Minimum: 2 to 3 days a week 9am to 5.15pm
Duration: 6 months
Period: March to September

What's in it for you?

You will be part of a busy team who inspire others about wildlife and help them to learn about the world around them. Good communication skills and enthusiasm are essential. You will need some experience of working with children and an ability to work outside and be on the go all day. Being willing to learn new skills with a resourceful and flexible approach will make you a valuable member of the team. You will get:

  • Experience and training
  • Knowledge that the role you will be carrying out will be playing a vital part in inspiring young people about the natural world 
  • Development of your own confidence in working with young people 
  • Experience of working with young people for a well-known environmental charity. 
  • Relevant training for the role e.g. CSW, risk assessments, H & S. 
  • You will be a valuable member of a professional team. 
  • Reference available.

Please mention environmentjob.co.uk when responding to this ad.