Wildlife Watch Leaders

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Various locations in Scotland

Volunteer • Part Time


Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Saturday, 30th March 2024  

We are recruiting Wildlife Watch Leader Volunteers for the following groups:

  • Irvine Wildlife Watch Group
  • Galloway Wildlife Watch Group
  • Aberdeen Wildlife Watch Group
  • Orkney Wildlife Watch Group
  • Forres Wildlife Watch Group

About being a Wildlife Watch Leader

We’re looking for volunteer Wildlife Watch Leaders to join a group of local volunteers to help plan and deliver sessions for your nature club!

Please note – the completion of an application to the PVG scheme is essential for this role, due to the close work involved with young people. Successful applicants will be supported through this simple application and costs covered by Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Main tasks will involve:

*Please note you will be working with a team of volunteers to deliver tasks.

  • Planning and preparing sessions
  • Collecting and storing data securely (such as parental consent forms)
  • Delivering quality environmental education to children aged 8-12 years old
  • Working as a team
  • Supporting promotion of the group

What we are looking for:

  • An interest in wildlife
  • Creativity
  • Good organisational skills
  • Enjoys the outdoors
  • Enthusiastic about helping children and/or young people to have fun discovering wildlife

Useful but not essential:

  • Experience of working with children
  • Lives locally
  • First aid qualified
  • Experience of working or volunteering for conservation

What you will get in return:

  • A chance to be part of an excellent environmental education group
  • Inspire the next generation to care about wildlife and the environment
  • Get out and about and experience wildlife
  • An opportunity to create and lead sessions
  • Wildlife Watch induction and training in Safeguarding Children and GDPR
  • Become part of a network of Wildlife Watch groups across all of the UK!

Time commitment:

Wildlife Watch groups meet once a month for two hours at the weekend. Some time will also be needed for set up and packing down, planning and preparation.

Extra details about the sessions:

Please see our website to find out more information about the different groups. Each is a little bit different! 

To Apply

Visit our website and fill out an application!

Find out more & apply