Volunteer Learning Assistant, RSPB Leighton Moss


RSPB Leighton Moss, Lancashire

Volunteer • Part Time

www.rspb.org.uk carol.bamber@rspb.org.uk 01524 703015 Carol Bamber

Reference: 7434

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Volunteers required for one day per week ‑ Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (Feb to Oct)

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Leighton Moss is a very busy site. We aim to deliver first class customer care at all times, as well as providing an outstanding home for wildlife. The reserve hosts many school/college/university and youth group visits during term time and family events at other times. Our professional Learning Team deliver exciting programmes of outdoor learning activities and Volunteer Learning Assistants play an important role ‑ leading the standardised sessions with groups, inspiring and engaging children, students and families.

What's in it for you:

  • An induction to the reserve
  • Induction to the RSPB, its vision and ways of working
  • An opportunity to be part of the country's largest nature conservation charity
  • The opportunity to become part of a friendly, supportive team
  • Regular line management support
  • Opportunities to have fun in an outdoor learning environment with young people and families
  • Opportunities to share/gain natural history knowledge
  • Relevant health and safety training
  • An RSPB uniform and name badge
  • References, if appropriate

The skills you need:

  • Some experience of working with groups of young people
  • A friendly demeanour and ability to engage and inspire people about wildlife
  • The ability to lead outdoor activities with groups of varying sizes, with people of varying ages and abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to be outdoors and 'on the go' all day
  • A resourceful and flexible approach
  • An interest in wildlife, but no expertise required!

Appropriate training, tools and equipment will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary.

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