Inspiring People Assistant

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Flamborough, Yorkshire

Volunteer • Part Time

www.ywt.org.uk volunteering@ywt.org.uk 01904 659570 Marie Fooks

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Wednesday, 21st February 2018   2 days left


Why do we need this volunteer?

Our marine wildlife is amazing and we want to tell everyone! Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is creating a county rich in wildlife and we need passionate, inspiring volunteers to share the wonders of nature with people across Yorkshire. From the Living Seas Centre the Trust runs regular events from education sessions with local schools to Living Seas Safari boat trips and Seashore Safaris for the public. We are looking for people who can inspire others and help us to delivery these events throughout the year.

What will the volunteer be doing?

At the Living Seas Centre we run a range of events across the year to inspire people about nature, from school group visits to bookable events for the public. In this role you will help to deliver these activities, representing Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, and sharing your passion for nature with others providing a high quality visitor experience.

Tasks will include:

  • Assisting the Inspiring People Leader in the smooth running of events and sessions
  • Assist in preparing of equipment, resources and materials
  • Assist in room set up
  • Back mark groups so no one gets lost
  • Check in people on events attendance list
  • Meet and greet participants
  • Engage with visitors and communicate ‘onward messages’
  • Assist in the packing away of materials and equipment correctly
  • Feedback event attendance to co-ordinators or Education Officer
  • Run activities such as Seashore Safaris, Seashore Scavenger Hunts and Beach Cleans

What’s in it for the volunteer?

  • A chance to inspire others about the natural world
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Development of communication skills
  • Development of engagement skills
  • Access to the Volunteer training programme
  • Be part of a fun and inspiring team
  • A chance to learn more about the amazing Yorkshire coast and the wildlife that calls it home.

Where is the role based: Living Seas Centre, Flamborough

Commitment: Flexible- we have events and education sessions running weekdays and at weekends. You could help out with half a day a month to a day a week, the choice is yours!

Duration: Ongoing – Most of our events happen between April and September. This is when you will be busiest.

Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 21st February 2018 with informal interviews taking place on the 28th February and 1st March 2018 (alternative times could be arranged).

We’ll be holding an open day on Saturday 17th February 2018 for you to come along find out more about all the roles, meet some of the team and see the Living Seas Centre. Please contact us to book a place.

For an application form or to book a place on the info day please email volunteering@ywt.org.uk


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