Youth Engagement Volunteer


RSPB Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

Volunteer • Part Time 0121 357 7395 Rita Gries

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to engage with the young people (11 to 18 years old) who visit the reserve or live nearby. Our youth engagement volunteers will deliver outdoor activities for the local youth club, and in summer evenings, for young people visiting the reserve. This may include bushcraft, orienteering, pond dipping, scavenger hunts, practical conservation / gardening. We want to make young people feel welcome on the nature reserve, and encourage them to use the site responsibly, so they can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and connect with nature. 

This is an excellent chance to make a positive contribution to the wellbeing of local young people in Sandwell, and to help support and promote RSPB Sandwell Valley.

The skills you need

We are looking for an enthusiastic outgoing person, who can relate to young people and is able to inspire them. Previous experience of working with young people or children would be beneficial and an enthusiasm for the natural world / the outdoors is also important. 

What's in it for you?

As a youth engagement volunteer, you will be making a meaningful difference in the life of local young people. Opening people's eyes to nature and helping them enjoy their local green spaces is very rewarding! 

You will be working in a beautiful green space teeming with wildlife and be part of a friendly team of like-minded people. You will gain valuable skills and experience, including youth engagement, communication, organisational skills and practical outdoor skills. You will receive one-to-one support and have opportunities to learn and develop if you wish to. You will also have a valuable experience of working with an environmental charity. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! 

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