Community Engagement Volunteer

Role Title: Community Engagement Volunteer

Team: Natural Futures Team

Working Base: Various venues in Cheshire

Purpose of the Role:

Do you enjoy working with people and engaging them to nature and wildlife? We have a range of volunteering opportunities working with a cross section of the community to deliver work connecting people to wildlife.

MAIN TASKS:

We have a variety of groups and opportunities to work with including:

  • 16 – 25 year olds who are unemployed, helping them to gain skills for future employment through conservation volunteering. Help needed in Congleton and Warrington areas (minibus departs near Malpas each day).
  • People who are suffering with or a risk of low level mental health illnesses to use nature as a therapy pathway to recovery in Northwich and Winsford region.
  • Older people (50+) supporting and offering help during wildlife walks (both short and long) and days out including canal boat trips in the Malpas region.
  • Visit some older people in their homes to discuss how they can access the Great Outdoors Malpas project.
  • Helping to promote and sell out volunteer roles and activities by putting up posters and speaking to groups.

VOLUNTEER SPECIFICATION: We are looking for someone with the following qualities and abilities:

  • Would need to be a lively outgoing person who is happy to talk to people.
  • Must be reliable.
  • Prospective volunteers must have their own transport to get to meet points.
  • Provide information, encouragement and ensure people feel comfortable during the activity.
  • A passion for wildlife and enthusiastic about conserving your local environment.
  • Friendly and approachable nature.
  • Ability to get along with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work as part of a small team.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in this volunteer role then please complete a volunteer form and email (along with your CV if you wish) to Beth Alvey (Contact details below)

Contact Details:

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