Wildlife Watch Group Leaders – Braunstone Town

We are looking for volunteer Leaders to run our Braunstone Town Wildlife Watch group alongside our existing volunteer Leader.

Wildlife Watch is the junior arm of the Wildlife Trusts. It encourages 5 – 12 year olds to take an interest in wildlife and the world around them through activities on environmental and natural history topics in a fun and educational setting. This is your chance to help inspire the next generation of environmentalists!

This is a voluntary role, but some expenses are reimbursed.

Typical Wildlife Watch activities include:

  • Pond dipping
  • Natural arts and crafts
  • Minibeast hunting
  • Bird box making
  • Conservation tasks

For more information about Wildlife Watch, go to: www.wildlifewatch.org.uk

Time commitment:

3 hours on the first Sunday morning a month, minimum of 12 months commitment.

Please go to: www.lrwt.org.uk for specific group meeting times.

Leaders would also need to commit to approx. 3 – 6 hours of planning and preparation time per month.

Skills required:

You don’t need to be a wildlife expert to be a Wildlife Watch group Leader – you just need to be enthusiastic, concerned about the environment and enjoy working with young people. Experience of working with children is desirable.

Training and registration:

Volunteers will be fully trained and will receive support and guidance from local Wildlife Trust staff. Volunteers must supply two referees, undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and take part in an informal interview. Leaders must be 18 years or over.

Leader role:

  • Plan meeting activities and resources
  • Support the Wildlife Watch Officer in publicising the group meetings
  • Ensure the safe running of the meeting including risk assessments
  • Lead the meetings activities
  • Help lead activities at Wildlife Watch events

For more information and how to apply:

Contact Rachel Ibbotson (Wildlife Watch Officer/ Education Officer) to discuss this role and for an application form using either the email address or telephone number supplied below.

NB Rachel usually works Monday – Wednesday

Closing date for applications: 18 September 2017

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