Our Bright Future Learning Team Volunteer

Avon Wildlife Trust


Volunteer • Part Time

www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk [email protected] Catherine Ware

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 30th April 2021  

We are looking for a volunteer to support a group of young people to engage with conservation, wellbeing and learning opportunities at Grow Wilder. You will be assisting a young leader as they develop the skills to lead and plan some of the sessions after 6-week summer pilot. 

Frequency and duration: 

Taster Day and six week pilot minimum commitment

  • Taster session Tuesday 1st June
  • Tuesday mornings for six weeks through Summer Holiday
  • Alternate Saturdays September onwards

Tasks may include any or all of the following:

  • Attend family taster day to engage families of fostered children who will be invited to join a new youth led project. (Project name TBC)
  • Attend six weekly sessions through the Summer to support the establishment of the group alongside a member of the AWT learning team.
  • Contribute to content and planning of sessions during pilot and September onwards.
  • Support, alongside AWT staff, the young people to develop skills to lead the group after initial six weeks.
  • Continue to support the cohort as they meet from September onwards with support from the AWT learning team.
  • Attend training, eg First Aid, as required.

Desirable attributes and skills:

  • Enthusiasm to support and inspire young people.
  • An enthusiasm for conservation and wildlife.
  • An enjoyment of working outdoors in variable weather conditions.
  • Have some experience facilitating activities.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Able to work as part of a team and follow instructions.
  • An interest in Avon Wildlife Trust and its values

Closing date: Friday 30th April 2021

Please send your C.V. and a covering letter outlining why you would be a suitable candidate for the placement to: [email protected] or post to Our Bright Future. Avon wildlife Trust, 32 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol. BS8 1DR.

Shortlisted placements will be invited to an informal interview via Zoom or Teams

Further information is available at www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/get-involvedvolunteering-opportunities/volunteer-placements

Please mention environmentjob.co.uk when responding to this ad.