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Voluntary Opportunities: Environmental and Outdoor Education

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Environmental and Outdoor Education vacancies: interpretation, field work tutors, forest school, public engagement, adventure activities instructors, could also include assisting with summer holiday activities, attending agriculture shows and events.

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JOB: Outdoor Adventure Volunteers
BE4: N / A
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LOC: Wiltshire & Swindon
PAY: 0
FOR: The Youth Adventure Trust

We are a charity working with vulnerable young people aged 11 to 16 years old. Through a series of residential camps & day activities they build resilience, self-esteem & develop social & life skills. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support young people get the most out of their camp experiences. You will take part in all the activities alongside the young people, encouraging & supporting them, overseeing their welfare & guiding them to work together. Activities are all delivered by qualified instructors. Volunteers must be over 21 years old. Enhanced DBS check & references required. Experience of outdoor activities & working with young people are useful, but not essential. We also need volunteers to support our fundraising challenge events. Volunteers support staff with a range of tasks, incl team registration, marshalling & offering support & encouragement to those taking part. For further information contact jon@youthadventuretrust.org.uk or visit www.youthadventuretrust.org.uk or call 07469886523.

JOB: Events Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Sevenoaks
PAY: 0
FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

We’re looking for friendly and outgoing volunteers who can help us deliver events at various locations. The tasks are as varied as our events program, and you will always have a lot of fun! Kent Wildlife Trust's events program offers a diverse range of county-wide events for all to enjoy throughout the year, from walks and talks, to workshops and family days out. These events help to support Kent Wildlife Trust's work in conservation and projects to protect wildlife across the county. If you enjoy working with people, are looking to gain experience in a fun atmosphere, or looking to expand your skills and knowledge this is the role for you. Volunteers are welcome on a weekly, monthly or ad-hoc basis, working across multiple locations or sticking to just one if you prefer. There are also opportunities to take up team leader roles and learn to deliver events yourself. Volunteers must be over 16 and confident to talk to members of the public. More information: https://c-js.co.uk/30sfFfN

JOB: Parks in Mind Volunteer
BE4: N / A
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LOC: Bournemouth, Dorset
PAY: Full training provided
FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

We’ve created ecotherapy volunteer groups in Parks across Boscombe & Bournemouth to help improve participant’s health & wellbeing while enjoying being outdoors. With a focus on nature conservation, green exercise & other activities, you’ll enhance your own wellbeing while making improvements to local parks for people & wildlife. The project includes elements of nature study, art in the environment, relaxation & confidence building workshops. The emphasis is on providing a relaxed & friendly atmosphere while taking part in practical & sociable outdoor activities to improve the environment. You chose the activities you want to take part in & work to your own limits, between 2 hours to 20 days a month it’s completely up to you! No prior knowledge required, with the chance to learn from both the project leaders & the other people taking part. If you like to be outdoors, enjoy meeting new people & doing light manual work this is the perfect role for you! https://c-js.co.uk/2yNn3pU

JOB: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre Volunteer
BE4: N / A
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LOC: Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Bournemouth
PAY: Full training provided
FOR: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

An exciting opportunity to support our Visitor Centre at Kingfisher Barn, the gateway to the Stour Valley Nature Reserve. With over 90,000 visitors a year you'll be welcoming people to the Centre, letting them know about the local area & showing them round the Centre exhibition. Can you provide a warm welcome to all visitors, hand out information & make a good cup of tea? Full training given, & don't worry - you don't need to be a 'font of all knowledge' on the area, although some local knowledge would be beneficial. For those with green fingers, there is plenty to be done in the wildlife garden too. Whether you can help with a morning a month or become a regular weekly volunteer, we'd love to hear from you. Find out more here: https://c-js.co.uk/2JuOauf 01202 451548 stour.valley@bournemouth.gov.uk

JOB: Learning Volunteer
BE4: Open
IV:
LOC: Gibside, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG
PAY: Full training & travel expenses
FOR: National Trust

National Trust Gibside are growing their Learning Activities Volunteer Team this winter. Starting in November with our very popular Christmas Trails for primary schools & winter birthday parties programme. We aim to train new volunteers over the winter period to prepare & deliver a range of educational activities to school & community groups throughout 2020. The opportunity to be a volunteer with the Learning Team is a fantastic opportunity to develop outdoor education skills & would be ideal for anyone who has worked in education or is interested in developing the skills necessary for a career in education. This volunteer role is open to people from lots of backgrounds. For example, you may be looking to share a skill from your prev education / employment or be looking to develop new skills & experience, or just eager to be outdoors in a busy activity focused environment.  Time commitment: full & half days. For more information: gibsidestablesldc@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Schools On Reserves Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG
PAY: Training
FOR: RSPB

Do you remember finding your first ladybird? Share in the excitement as a volunteer and you will have the opportunity to deliver our education programme to visiting schools where typical activities range from hands on exploration of meadows, woods and ponds to playing environmental games. Essential skills / exp needed: a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills; a resourceful and flexible approach to be able to cope with a wide variety of ages and abilities of children; the confidence and ability to lead or facilitate a fun and active day's education programme, both in the field and the classroom, with a group of students and their teacher. We'll give you training and exp to build your confidence in helping children have a wonderful hands-on exp with nature. 1 day a week especially between April-July. Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Forest School Volunteer Assistant
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Exeter, Devon
PAY: Travel expenses & in house training
FOR: A Touch of the Wild

We are looking for volunteers to help on weekdays and weekends at our holiday club, education groups, family events and birthday parties. Volunteers will be supporting the Club leaders to deliver fun days in the woods for children aged 5-14 years, packed with opportunities to take part and learn some amazing skills. Volunteers will need some exp of working with children or young people or feel confident in supporting groups of children in nature based activities. If you are interested in delivering outdoor learning, have enthusiasm, dedication and excellent communication skills this is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable exp. In house training will be provided with opportunities to learn bushcraft, green woodwork, plant ID and many more skills. A love of the great outdoors and own transport is essential! Volunteers working with vulnerable adults or children will need to take a DBS check that will be paid for by A Touch of the Wild. Volunteers are not required to make a commitment to regular days a week, although this would be helpful. Contact Hannah Standen, info@atouchofthewild.co.uk

JOB: Community Outreach Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham
PAY: 0
FOR: RSPB

Help us help our local community by spreading the word about RSPB Sandwell Valley, and leading fun activities! We are looking for volunteers to help us reach out to local people and share their love of nature. You will attend local venues (museums, children’s farms etc.) and community events, as part of a small team. You’ll be chatting to people, inspiring them about nature and RSPB Sandwell Valley. You’ll deliver fun nature-inspired crafts or activities such as making bee homes or leaf crowns, bird bingos and scavenger hunts. 1 day a month. Contact cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Community Talks Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham
PAY: 0
FOR: RSPB

Help us help our local community, by spreading the word about RSPB Sandwell Valley, and giving engaging presentations. RSPB Sandwell Valley is an enchanting urban green space located in the middle of a vibrant and diverse community. You will deliver engaging and inspiring talks about RSPB Sandwell Valley to local community groups, inspiring them to come and visit. The talks will cover a range of topics relating to the nature reserve, such as nature and wellbeing, the history of the site, and the wildlife in Sandwell Valley. Commitment flexible / as needed. Contact cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Sandwell Swans Assistant Youth Group Leader
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham
PAY:
FOR: RSPB

You will work as part of a team to enthuse children with the outdoors and wildlife. Your duties will include helping run a variety of craft activities and outdoor activities. Knowledge of wildlife is not essential as this can be built up over time as you go forward with your new role. A DBS check will be carried out for this role. 4 hours on one Saturday afternoon per month. Contact colin.groves@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Event & Activities Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham
PAY:
FOR: RSPB

We have a packed calendar full of events and activities on the reserve, from bat detecting events to wild art days to wildlife friendly gardening events. All of which are designed to get people closer to nature and interested in the work of the RSPB. We need event volunteers to help deliver the activities, but also work with setting up and packing away afterwards. 1 day a month. Contact: alex.sharrod@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Baby Birds Parent & Toddler Group Volunteer
BE4: N / A
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LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham
PAY:
FOR: RSPB

Baby Birds meet every Wednesday for parents and toddlers to discover more about nature and have fun sharing time together. There is a mix of indoor and outdoor play activities with an emphasis on connecting with nature. The sessions run for 2 hours in the morning and afternoon. Experience of working with young children in outdoor activities is essential. School term time, every Wednesday except May and June. Contact lucy.fleming@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Education Team Volunteer
BE4: Available constantly
IV:
LOC: The Yorkshire Arboretum
PAY: Training
FOR: The Yorkshire Arboretum

The Education Officer will provide a diary of school visits and you can sign up for as many or as few as you like. Most schools arrive around 10am, stay for a picnic lunch and leave mid-afternoon. The job is to support the Education Officer in providing stimulating learning and activity sessions for schools and assist the children with practical activities (pond dipping and minibeast hunting). Also to help with producing and maintaining educational resources, materials and equipment. Experience of working with children is useful but not necessary. You will need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All school visit activities take place outdoors and whatever the weather, so you will need to be happy working in sunshine, rain and cold weather and provide your own suitable clothing and footwear. A certain amount of walking sometimes over rough, muddy or hilly ground is involved. Please contact visit@yorkshirearboretum.org. Please include a telephone number(s).

JOB: Event Volunteer - Cardiff
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Cardiff
PAY: Training & travel expenses*
FOR: RSPB Cymru

As an Event Volunteer you'll be helping to run nature based activities for families in Cardiff's parks, greenspaces and family friendly indoor venues, from libraries to community centres. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable more children and families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. Time commitment: at least one event every month. *Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2S28aHd. Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Schools Outreach Volunteer - Cardiff
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Cardiff
PAY: Training & travel expenses
FOR: RSPB Cymru

As a Schools Outreach Volunteer you'll be responsible for delivering outreach sessions in primary schools and nurseries across the city helping children to discover and learn about the nature in their school grounds. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable children and their families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. We also have Welsh speaking roles available. Ideally one day a fortnight, subject to school bookings. During school hours and school term time. Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2DDIuvu Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Assistants
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Farnham & Hazeley Heath RSPB Reserves
PAY: Training / expenses
FOR: RSPB

Are you able to inspire people about nature? We are looking for people to chat, help and have fun! We want to make Farnham & Hazeley Heath reserves a wonderful place for everyone. Although we do not have a visitors centre we do attend local activities and are looking for people like you who can bring the personal touch to the world of nature and be able to enthuse people about wildlife and the RSPB locally. Your tasks will be varied but will include: assisting with guided walks; helping to set up, run a small event stand and pack away afterwards; chatting to people about our heathland reserves and the work of the RSPB; assisting with creating promotional work; creating information displays.   This is a seasonal role but we tend to be busier during the spring and summer. Time commitment: At least 1 day per month. Contact: Mary Braddock, RSPB, c/o Rural Life Centre, The Reeds, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL, 01252 795632, 07714 271024 mary.braddock@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV: --
LOC: Cornwall
PAY: Training
FOR: Wild Futures The Monkey Sanctuary

We have a variety of short term placements throughout the year, some are funded and some which are not if you do not meet the ESC criteria or you want to stay longer.  Non-funded placements require the volunteer to pay a £40 per week donation to cover food and accommodation costs. Our short term placements are for 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 8 weeks throughout the year. Long term placements run for 12 months and start every October, please see our website for more information. All volunteers must be 18 years old with at least a level B in English. No experience is needed, however volunteers must be physically fit and able due to the working nature and the working environment. An enthusiasm for hard work is important as up to 60% of the work will involve cleaning, be it the monkey rooms or the public areas.  For more information please contact hayley_oliver@wildfutures.org

JOB: Myplace Ecotherapy Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Lancashire
PAY: Training / Expenses
FOR: Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Up to 4 hours per week. Myplace works with people who have physical or mental health issues and / or are experiencing long-term unemployment. We aim to empower people, encouraging them to take action, participating in environmental activity that has positive benefits for their own health and mental wellbeing, as well as for their local community. We do this through the delivery of 5 themes of Ecotherapy: Conservation, Growing, Nature Walks, Mindful Environments and Bushcraft. Volunteers are needed to help support our weekly sessions which are delivered across East, West and Central Lancashire for all ages (13+). This role will suit people who are empathetic with good interpersonal skills and are able to work with people from all walks of life. If you would like to make a difference in a person’s life whilst developing new skills and knowledge then get in touch: myplace@lancswt.org.uk 01772 872007

JOB: Events & Activities Volunteers
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire
PAY: Travel expenses*
FOR: The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Brockholes has a packed & varied programme of events & activities running throughout the year for visitors of all ages from tots to grown ups! We run lots of children’s activities, walks, talks, theatre performances & even Santa comes to Brockholes in December. Events & Activities Volunteers assist us with event set up, meeting & greeting, delivering the sessions & packing away at the end & helping to ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience! The majority of our events & activities are held at weekends & school holiday periods, so you will need to be available to volunteer then. *Free parking, restaurant & shop discount, 20% discount at Cotswold Outdoors, induction programme. Go the https://www.brockholes.org to find out more

JOB: Small Steps Big Change (SSBC) Volunteer
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Nottingham
PAY: Training & travel costs
FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

Assist Family Mentors to deliver the SSBC Family Mentor programme across Bulwell & Aspley. Volunteers will be supporting families to increase their confidence & ability in group activities such as Triple P, Active Play, Stay & Play, Songs & Rhymes, Bump, Birth & Baby, Infant Massage & Cook & Play. Min 2 hours per week Monday to Saturday. Skills / exp: being a parent & / or grandparent; working with children; being supportive; a good listener; developing relationships. For more information contact kat.navrouzoglou@groundworknottingham.org.uk.

JOB: Local Outreach Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Homebased and local area – England and Wales only
PAY: Training & some expenses
FOR: British Dragonfly Society

Do you love dragonflies? Would you love to share your passion for these iconic insects with others? As a Local Outreach Volunteer you will be an ambassador for our charity and for dragonflies and their conservation. Duties may include giving talks to local groups in your area about our work and the wonderful world of dragonflies, representing us at local events, taking leaflets to local venues, running dragonfly identification courses, or leading guided walks at local nature reserves/parks to see dragonflies. We can provide templates and content for talks, materials for event displays and all the support you will need to make the role your own. The role is very flexible and it is totally up to you which type of events you cover and how much time you can give. Please get in touch with Conservation Outreach Officer Fiona to find out more and to apply for the role: fiona.mckenna@british-dragonflies.org.uk

JOB: Youth Engagement Volunteers
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Hindlip, Worcester & nearby nature reserves
PAY: Learn new skills
FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Our youth engagement team is recruiting volunteers to help deliver formal and informal outdoor learning sessions for young people between the ages of 11+.  We are looking for volunteers to help on a with our new University Volunteering Group, as well as a pool of volunteers to help deliver our ad-hoc activities with uniform groups, schools and holiday activities. You can sign up to help with one or both - how much time you give is up to you. Examples of typical tasks are: leading or assisting with a range of outdoor education activities from pond dipping and mini-beast hunts, to tree ID and shelter building; supervising practical conservation tasks out on the reserves (in all weathers); helping young people to carry out wildlife surveys; helping to deliver practical activities such as bushcraft and green woodworking. Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. See https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N for full details. Contact Ben Rees ben@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919

JOB: Living Seas Wales Volunteer
BE4: Open year round
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LOC: South / West Wales area
PAY: Training / some expenses
FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

We’re looking for volunteers to become involved in the Living Seas Wales Project, an exciting new, Wales wide coastal project. Volunteer tasks can include marine and coastal surveys, attending our Living Seas Live roadshow (set locations), community engagement / education, collecting / archiving historical records and more! Some activities can be undertaken in your local area or from home. Volunteering is a great way to experience our amazing marine life, contribute towards marine conservation, gain new skills and have fun! We’re looking for wildlife enthusiasts, people with a passion for marine conservation, those interested in coastal heritage / history or individuals aiming towards a career in conservation. You don’t need a background in science to become involved!  For more information please contact volunteer@cbmwc.org or 01545560224. You can also visit https://goo.gl/QknrVd

JOB: Park Explorers Leaders
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: National Trust Morden Hall Park, South London
PAY: 0
FOR: National Trust

Mondays during school term times. You will help to lead an innovative programme of weekly activities for children aged from 18 months to 4 years and their parents / carers. Bring Morden Hall Park to life for families as they learn through outdoor activities, storytelling, crafts & songs.   Friendly & enjoy working with families; enthusiastic about being outdoors, developing & leading activities that get young children hands on to explore & learn about the natural world. Enjoys storytelling, leading songs, creating & leading craft activities. Strong communicator with good customer service skills, enjoys being part of a team & comfortable leading & giving directions to others. Suitable for somebody looking to improve their CV & gain hands-on early years exp. For more information visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer or contact the Learning Assistant on 0208 5456853 or mordenhallparklearning@nationaltrust.org.uk with any enquiries.

JOB: Land of Oak & Iron Events Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Derwent Valley, NE England
PAY: Travel expenses
FOR: Land of Oak & Iron (through Groundwork NE & Cumbria)

Approx. 1 day / month. Provide support to the Land of Oak & Iron staff team & partner orgs in organising & helping on the day at a range of events to promote Land of Oak & Iron & opportunities for local people to take part. Tasks may incl event planning & publicity, setting up on the day, running activities & talking to members of the public. Individuals need no prior exp, just enthusiasm & passion for the area. Find out more from Kath Marshall-Ivens kath.marshall-ivens@groundwork.org.uk 01207 524883 / 07966 330028

JOB: Volunteer Outdoor Leaders - Youth
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Chatham Green, Chelmsford, Essex
PAY: Expenses & training
FOR: Wilderness Foundation UK

Volunteer Outdoor Leaders required for our environmental youth programme at our Essex base. Placements include: school visit group leaders (week days), forest school assistants (Saturdays), holiday day camps leaders (school holidays). Time commitment to suit, can be 1 - 5 days per month. Applicants should have: an interest in nature and the outdoors, an approachable and welcoming demeanour suitable for working with children aged 5 - 10yrs, ability to work safely and responsibly with children in the outdoors. Excellent opportunity to engage young people with the natural world, build experience and skills and get some quality outdoor activity for yourself too. Please contact jenna@wildernessfoundation.org.uk 0300 123 3073 for a volunteer form. A DBS will be processed through us, and you will be asked to complete basic child protection training.

JOB: WWOOFing opportunity
BE4: 01/03/2020
IV:
LOC: Cheshire
PAY: Accommodation
FOR: Mere Brow Farm

Mere Brow are delighted to announce that we are now signed up as WWOOF Hosts. WWOOF stands for WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms. A worldwide movement linking visitors with organic farmers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange thereby helping to build a sustainable community. We have a new purpose built bunkhouse that sleeps 6 dormitory style, with separate bathroom and kitchen/diner/lounge area. Most importantly it is toasty warm in the winter months! Availability: 8/9/19 – 27/10/19 (sharing with a WWOOFer) & from 9/2/20 onwards. 5 days per week. We will consider families. Previous experience of WWOOFing or volunteering is preferable. We are an organic farm and undertake all our work to permaculture principles. You will need to request a placement through wwoof.org.uk our membership ID is #1004105 so you can find us on the Find a Host page. For any other questions you can contact us on volunteering@merebrowfarm.co.uk

JOB: Schools Outreach Session Leader
BE4: N / A
IV:
LOC: Greater Manchester
PAY: Training / expenses provided
FOR: RSPB

You will be working with primary school children in their school playgrounds. Giving children the chance to explore & learn about the nature around them. Helping them find mini-beasts. Encouraging them to use their senses to discover the sights, sounds, smells & textures of the plants & animals nearby. Supporting them to discover nature’s treasures & find the words to talk about them. Your Schools Outreach Officer, Rachel Robinson, will support & train you at all stages, & you will get all the resources you need. Training will be done around Manchester & in schools. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is considering a career in environmental education or would like to work with children. Requirements: an interest in wildlife & a love for nature; exp or desire to work with children; enthusiasm & willingness to communicate with adults & children; well organised; able to commit to 2 days a month. Email rachel.robinson@rspb.org.uk & complete an application form.

JOB: Forest School Volunteer
BE4: 13/12/19
IV:
LOC: Itchen Valley Country Park, Southampton
PAY: Training*
FOR: Youth Options

Help us support, develop & engage children & young people to realise their abilities, aspirations & make a valuable contribution to their communities through forest school & outdoor learning. You will need to be passionate about engaging young people in a process of personal & social development through parent & child groups, school visits, 1:1 support & community groups. *On the job training as well as opportunities to attend relevant training courses incl H&S, risk assessment & first aid. All roles are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. A min commitment of one morning or afternoon session a week is required. Please submit an application form or contact jamieboyd@youthoptions.co.uk for more information. For more information or an application pack contact: 01794 525510 admin@youthoptions.co.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2nfvuaz

JOB: Trainee Outdoor Instructor
BE4: 14/1/20
IV:
LOC: Tunbridge Wells
PAY: Intermediate level apprenticeship
FOR: Bowles Rocks

Are you passionate about inspiring and developing young people? Train with a fantastic team at one of the UK’s leading outdoor centres. Bowles is a residential centre with first class facilities near Tunbridge Wells. A great entry into a career in high-quality outdoor education. Learn to engage, occupy and educate young people. Access our amazing facilities to learn new outdoor sports and grow existing skills. Gain nationally recognised qualifications. Learn from our experienced instructor team. Work hard and make a genuine contribution to a great charity. Live on site (for free!) and be a part of a great community. Full details at https://c-js.co.uk/33bm8ws

JOB: Volunteering Learning Assistant Internships - Various Locations
BE4: 18/1/20
IV:
LOC: Various locations*
PAY: Training & expenses
FOR: RSPB

Looking to get some quality experience with Europe's largest conservation charity, engaging with young people and delivering environmental education? We are looking for volunteers to deliver clearly defined sessions to groups of up to 30 young people of all ages and abilities. You would mainly be delivering to school groups but will also have opportunities to gain experience working with families and adults. You’ll get: training in delivery, local species ID, equipment safety and first aid, mentoring, lots of first-hand experience, a uniform as required and expenses. You will need: a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; an enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills; a resourceful/flexible approach to be able to cope with a wide variety of ages and abilities; good communication skills. Must be 18 years old or over and have achieved A-levels or equivalent. Time Commitment: 2 to 3 days a week from 9am to 5.15pm for 3 months or more (March to September 2020). *Locations: Rainham Marshes in Greater London, Leighton Moss in Lancashire, Conwy in North Wales, Old Moor in South Yorkshire, Sandwell Valley in west Midlands and Saltholme in Middlesbrough. For further information visit https://c-js.co.uk/32Ksrq3

JOB: Trainee Countryside Ranger
BE4: 10/12/19
IV: 17/12/19
LOC: Berry Head NNR & SSSI, Brixham
PAY: £1000 training budget & free on site accommodation
FOR: Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust

Start date: Jan 2019. 9 to 12 month placement. To assist with delivering the practical countryside management programme, assist with ongoing scientific studies, stock handling & public engagement. Living on the reserve, you will be able to fully immerse yourself in one of the most important sites in the region. The ranger team, based at the NNR, work with volunteer groups & help to staff the visitor centre. The successful applicant will initially assist then eventually lead events such as Bat Walks & volunteer work parties. Working duty weekends & occasional evenings will be required. These placements are a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the day to day management of a National Nature Reserve through the changing seasons. Those selected for interview will have the opportunity to come & spend a day on site, with a reserve tour & practical session in the morning & interviews in the afternoon.   Visit http://c-js.co.uk/2spra6v

JOB: Outdoor Education Trainee Instructor
BE4: 19/12/19
IV: --
LOC: Gibside, Burnopfield, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE16 6BG
PAY: Up to £1000 training bursary and some expenses
FOR: National Trust

Outdoor Education Trainee Instructor is a Gibside Heritage volunteer placement for a period of twelve months, 4 days per week. This opportunity is aimed at anyone interested in developing outdoor education skills these will include the preparation and delivery of outdoor educational activities.  This placement would be ideal for anyone interested in a career in either outdoor or general education. Your role will be to support the day to day operations of Gibside Activity Centre.  You will have the opportunity to gain experience from working with our team of enthusiastic, well qualified and very experienced delivery staff.   What’s in it for you? Gain new skills and knowledge working in an outdoor educational setting. Access to up to £1000 funded internal and external training opportunities. Professional career development to prepare you for future employment opportunities. Access to accommodation and facilities (if required) during your volunteering placement period. Contact: gibsidestablesldc@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Seasonal Outdoor Education Instructors
BE4: Until positions are filled
IV: --
LOC: Ulverston, Cumbria
PAY: Expenses & accommodation
FOR: YMCA Lakeside

Roles start 13/4/20 to 23/10/20, with extensions possible. The season starts with 2 intense weeks of induction training from highly qualified and experienced staff. It includes a 16 hour outdoor first aid course and covers all the activities we expect you will be able to do. We will provide you with full board, inclusive of food and shared accommodation, and a volunteer expenses allowance of £50 per week. This position is best suited to individuals who are passionate to learn and develop their own knowledge and skills within the outdoor setting. You will be given hands on experience to deliver competent and safe outdoor learning, with a highly respected organisation dedicated to the delivery of outdoor and adventurous activities. Volunteer Instructors who achieve the qualifications required of an instructor during their contract are eligible to be up-graded to full instructor status with the relevant contract terms and conditions. More information: https://www.lakesideymca.co.uk/careers/. To apply contact our Operations Services Manager on 015395 39000 or lakesideenq@fyldecoastymca.org

JOB: Education & Engagement Volunteer Trainee
BE4: 6/1/20 (noon)
IV: --22/1/20
LOC: Sevenoaks & Tyland Barn, Maidstone
PAY: Training & travel allowance
FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

11 months. We are looking for someone to help us in the delivery of our exciting education & engagement programmes. As a trainee, you will gain valuable experience in all aspects of people engagement including education, community engagement & visitor centres. You will be a team player with a desire to share your enthusiasm for the great outdoors with others, especially young people. You will have a responsible attitude, showing common sense & have a flexible approach & willingness to work with other staff, tutors & volunteers. Whilst this is an unpaid post, there is a training bursary & a travel allowance available. For an informal discussion about the post, telephone 01622 662012 & ask to speak to a member of the Education & Engagement Management Team. Visit www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk to download an application pack. Applicants should read the guidance notes carefully before completing the applicant information form supported by a cover note & CV.