Family Learning Assistant

Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership

Pendle Hill area, Ribble Valley and Pendle, East Lancashire

Volunteer • Full or Part Time

pendlehillproject.com volunteer@pendle-hill-lp.co.uk 01200420420 Pendle Hill Team

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


Family Learning Assistant 

Volunteer to help with the preparation and delivery of family events during school holidays and in the week. Hands on volunteering, with outdoor play opportunities for 0-12 year olds. The Outdoor Learning project is led by the Outdoor Learning Officer, who is employed through the Ernest Cook Trust. The outdoor Learning Officer will provide a key role in broadening learning aspects of the PHLP, providing additional family activities and formal education methods to engage with the PHLP community.

This role involves:

  • Assisting the delivery of nature and heritage events and activities within the PHLP area for adults, children and families 
  • Supporting the Outdoor Learning Officer in admin, resource creation and session promotion. 
  • Assisting the OLO in delivering safe, enjoyable, fun and active family event sessions for children, young people and families. 
  • Ensuring that equipment and resource material is prepared prior to activities, and returned, checked and cleaned afterwards. 
  • Joining in with activities and providing a positive role model for the children, young people and families. 
  • Encouraging families to try other PHLP community events, training and activities. 
  • Working with other volunteers in accordance with the health and safety policy, safeguarding and other volunteering policies. 

What's in it for you?

  • Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team 
  • Making an impact on children's and adult's connections with nature within East Lancashire. 
  • Meeting people from all walks of life and socialising with new people 
  • Improving your communication skills with children and adults. 
  • Enjoying new experiences and learning something new every day. 
  • A chance to express your creative talents and develop new ideas and materials. 
  • Role specific training to help you develop your skills for working with children in an outdoor environment.  

This role will suit people who:

  • Are aged 16 or over. 
  • Are reliable, friendly, helpful and approachable 
  • Have experience of working with children, young adults in an informal or formal setting. 
  • Are enthusiastic about nature, landscape, heritage and outdoor learning. 
  • Are keen to learn new skills and develop knowledge 
  • Enjoy meeting new people, in particular children and families 
  • Are keen to 'get stuck in' with activity sessions outdoors in all weathers. 


Location of volunteer  activity: 

Office based in LCC Offices, off Pimlico Road, BB7 2BW (next to Clitheroe Register  Office). Activity and sessions will take place across the PHLP area including locations  such as Spring Wood, Victoria Park, Clarion House and Whitehough Outdoor Centre. 

Time commitment: Opportunities for periodic/regular volunteering. Either 1 day per  week/biweekly/monthly or ad hoc to suit school groups. We hope people will  volunteers with an interest in benefiting the PHLP in the long term. 

Responsible to: Outdoor Learning Officer 

Training offered: As part of your induction you will receive training to help equip you for your role  (health and safety, safeguarding etc.) Throughout the PHLP there will be further  opportunities to attend specific training. 

Expenses: Out-of-pocket travel costs, following the Volunteer Expenses Policy. 

Before starting this role you will be required to undertake an informal interview and full induction. If you  are interested in this opportunity or would like to find out more please call 01200 420420 or email  pendlehill@ernestcooktrust.co.uk.


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