Young Volunteer Group Leader

RSPB Sandwell Valley

Great Barr, Birmingham

Volunteer • Part Time 01213577395

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

RSPB Sandwell Valley is an enchanting urban green space located in the middle of a vibrant and diverse community. We have a group of young volunteers (13 to 18 year-olds) who contribute to keeping the reserve in great shape for both people and wildlife.

This group not only enables young people to make a difference in wildlife conservation, it also allows them to learn new skills, be active, gain confidence and have fun.

We need adult volunteers to lead the group, ensuring it remains a safe, welcoming and fun space for teenagers. You will work as a team with other leaders to plan, organise and deliver the sessions, ensuring RSPB policies are followed. 

You will gain valuable skills and experience, including youth engagement, communication, organisational, leadership and practical outdoor skills. You will receive one-to-one support and have opportunities to learn and develop if you wish to.

Skills Required:

We are looking for an enthusiastic people person, who can relate to young people. You will need to be comfortable working with 13 to 18 year-olds, and be able to motivate and inspire them. Previous experience of working with young people or children would be beneficial.

Responsible and reliable, you will be able to work in a small team and take the initiative when needed. You need to be able to understand and apply Health and Safety policies.

An enthusiasm for the natural world / the outdoors is also important. If you have some knowledge of wildlife or environmental conservation, it’s great! If you don’t though, don’t worry: we can help you pick this up after you start. All the necessary training and background information will be provided.

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