Visitor Experience Assistant


Loch Garten, Abernethy, Cairngorms National Park

Volunteer • Full Time 01479821897 Fergus Cumberland

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Thursday, 28th February 2019   7 days left

Gain experience engaging with visitors at the Osprey Centre, ensuring every single person has a first-rate experience.  Provide insightful and inspirational interpretation of the local wildlife, answering questions, giving information on the wider reserve and the available facilities and activities and promoting support for the organisation via membership.

Greet visitors at the entry kiosk. Providing information on the reserve and local area and ensuring every visitor is warmly welcomed and is asked about membership.

Contribute to and facilitate a series of regular family activities (e.g. bug hunting), ensuring the relevant equipment is available and maintained and that visitors are participating in a responsible and safe manner.

Regularly contribute to social media output, including blogs.

Help to facilitate the smooth running of our short-term volunteer programme by assisting with inductions and transport.

Help with daily cleaning and maintenance of the Osprey Centre and surrounding area, including end of day chores, litter picks and regular trail checks.

What we want from you:

  • An outgoing and friendly personality.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the natural world and conservation.
  • A basic level of understanding of local flora and fauna and of the RSPB’s work.
  • Confidence to engage with visitors from all over the world and from different cultures.
  • A can-do attitude towards membership resulting in more conversations regarding support and, ultimately, more new members.

This opportunity will enable the correct candidate to develop communication skills necessary for modern conservation and the opportunity to support our work on the wider reserve. We provide multiple development opportunities and the chance to work on other reserves in the area. 

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