Blackdown Hills AONB Environmental Education Volunteers

Blackdown Hills AONB

Various locations

Volunteer • Part Time 07977402399 Sammy Fraser, Volunteer Coordinator

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 30th March 2018   7 days left


The Blackdown Hills AONB is setting up a programme of environmental education in 10 primary schools aimed at 5 to 11 year old children with the goal of engaging them in the unique and special wildlife found in the AONB. We are looking to recruit a team of Environmental Education Volunteers to work as a team alongside Catherine Farnell (Environment and Heritage Educator) to support this work and help us to plan and deliver the environmental education sessions in 10 schools.

We are looking for volunteers who are confident working with a wide variety of people and ages - with the ability to inspire and motivate young people. The ability to arrange your own transportation to sites/a driving licence is essential.

Delivery of outdoor lessons will involve pond dipping, mini-beast hunts, wildflower, tree and bird identification and habitat creation activities such as making bug hotels and bee homes.

Location based: Sessions are run throughout the Blackdown Hills AONB. The office base will be the AONB office in Hemyock

Commitment: We are looking for someone who can commit approximately 10 half days (although we are happy to be flexible about this) to work alongside Catherine Farnell  and the other volunteers recruited to deliver this project.

What’s in it for you?

● Experience working within the conservation sector with volunteers, members of staff and our AONB partners.

● Full training is provided

● Expenses reimbursed

● Experience in the planning, delivery and review of projects

● Experience working in environmental education, working in schools and a variety of Key Stages.

● Experience in planning, delivery and review of lessons and the creation of resources

● Opportunity to work in the Blackdown Hills AONB Office

As a volunteer for the Blackdown Hills AONB you will have the opportunity to be involved in other aspects of volunteering such a wildlife surveys, attending events, and being involved in other community engagement work. You will also gain knowledge about how AONBs work to conserve and enhance the landscape as well as invaluable work experience in the environmental sector.

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