Education - Formal Learning Session Assistant

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Martin Mere, Ormskirk, West Lancashire

Volunteer • Part Time 07584 171420 Amy Hannan

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, water & hydrology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

At WWT, we believe that the best way for people to understand and ‘connect’ with wetlands is to experience them, so we bring awe-inspiring nature up close. You will be directly involved in shaping children’s unforgettable experiences through the warm welcome you give them, your interactions with them and the information that you provide. We need enthusiastic people to help deliver our education programmes to school groups and in doing so ensuring that they feel part of something amazing.

We are looking for volunteers who can offer one or two days, Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.00pm, during term times.

What will you be doing?

  • Helping out with school groups as appropriate.
  • Leading selected guided learning sessions (session plans provided)/supporting education lead.
  • Attending training sessions and meetings when required.
  • Being friendly and approachable to visitors, especially children.
  • Interacting with children in a sensitive and responsive manner.
  • Being aware of procedures regarding child protection.
  • Being involved in peer mentoring and observation during guided learning sessions.

Who are we looking for?

This role will suit you if:

  • You have experience in an educational setting
  • You are confident or experienced in delivering enquiry-based learning to school groups
  • You are able to work in a team of staff and volunteers
  • You are able to communicate well with a diverse range of audiences
  • You are familiar with Martin Mere centre - this would be an advantage during the initial stages.

How will you benefit?

  • This is an excellent opportunity to work within an internationally important wetland site.
  • Be part of an amazing friendly team.
  • Free entry to all WWT wetland centres throughout the UK on presentation of your WWT name badge.
  • Discount is available in the café and shop on the days of volunteering.
  • Training opportunities will be provided.

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