People and Wildlife Volunteer

Cheshire Wildlife Trust


Volunteer • Part Time 01948 820728 Jan Shone

Sectors: environmental education

Closing date: Friday, 8th February 2019  

Assist with delivering educational activities and practical workshops with primary school children visiting Bickley Hall Farm, Malpas, Moore Nature Reserve and Spud Wood in Warrington and at various other sites around Cheshire.

Main Tasks

  • Help delivery school visits at Bickley Hall Farm
  • Help deliver Forest schools and Nature Tots activities at countryside sites in Cheshire.
  • Help to deliver outreach environmental education work around Cheshire.
  • Supervise groups of primary school children in both indoor and outdoor settings
  • Help to deliver environmental games
  • Supervise children pond dipping and with identification of aquatic animals
  • Help to prepare materials for environmental craft activities at off site events.
  • Assist at public events by providing children’s activities.
  • Help with the produce and development educational resources

Practical Arrangements

  • This is a short-term volunteer role. Flexible days can be accommodated but a minimum commitment of 2 days per week is required. .
  • The role will involve working with young people and vulnerable adults. A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) check is therefore required.
  • Your continuation in the role is subject to our receipt of 1 reference, satisfactory completion of a one month trial period and continued good conduct and attendance.
  • The normal working day for CWT is 9am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. Week end hours may also be needed.
  • You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness and mobility and be able to spend a significant amount of time outside, sometimes on difficult terrain.

Benefits and Training

  • Gain practical experience in environmental education with day to day practical training within an experienced team.
  • Experience of working within an environmental organisation.
  • References and help with job applications towards the end of the year.

Volunteer Specification

We are looking for someone with the following qualities and abilities:

  • Enjoy working with children
  • A good knowledge of wildlife species and conservation issues.
  • Enthusiastic and concerned about the environment and enjoy being outdoors
  • Friendly and approachable nature
  • Reliable
  • Able to use initiative
  • Able to get along with many different people and work as part of a small team
  • Good communication skills

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this volunteer role then please send your CV and a covering letter to Jan Shone:

Closing date: 5pm on the 8th February

Interviews in the w/c 18th February

Please mention when responding to this ad.