Membership Lead Volunteer

A new exciting volunteering opportunity has arisen at the beautiful RSPB Sandwell Valley, as we are currently looking for Membership Lead Volunteers to join our dedicated and friendly team. Be part of the story and let’s save nature together!
What we’re looking for

Our visitor volunteers work across the visitor centre and the lakeside viewpoint, making a large flexible team whose focus is great customer service, membership and promoting this special nature reserve. Membership income is a vital source of income and underpins everything we do. It is really important that our visitor welcome volunteers promote membership through meaningful conversation to non-members, actively encouraging them to sign up at the reserve. The role will be varied, focussing on providing a great welcome, leading the way and setting the example to other volunteers. As well as working with the regional membership team to cascade best practice and training to other volunteers on site.

RSPB membership really is the lifeblood of the Society and underpins every single thing we do. It helps us fund nature conservation work here and across the UK – not only the ongoing land management of our reserves but also by creating and enhancing magnificent wild paces for nature and people to enjoy. It is therefore important that you can inspire people about the work we do, and ask them would they like to support us by becoming a member.

The skills you need

You will have the confidence to strike up a conversation with strangers and a desire to help, an enthusiasm for conservation and wildlife; but most importantly of all you will need a friendly demeanour and a ready smile.

  • An approachable and open manner
  • A commitment to any going personal development
  • You will champion, inspire and train other volunteers to promote the benefits of membership and encourage non-members to sign up at the reserve.
  • You will support and train other volunteers in relation to membership sales and administration involved.
  • You will help to deliver inductions and training in relation to a ‘Great Visitor Welcome and Membership training’
  • Excellent team leader with great communication skills and ability to motivate others

Your time

Minimum: One to two days per week, flexible

Duration: ongoing

Period: all year round

What’s in it for you?

This role will suit someone who loves to meet and talk to visitors and who would gain satisfaction from encouraging people to support the RSPB as members. It’s also a great opportunity to work at a unique wildlife reserve learning more about nature, birds and wildlife, whilst making a real difference to the work of the RSPB. No previous experience is needed, as full induction and training will be provided. You will be working closely with the Visitor Experience Officer who will support you develop your skills further. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to access a full range of RSPB training and courses for personal development.

Notes

Several volunteers are needed to provide greater flexibility. Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us. Nature is amazing –help us keep it that way.

How to Apply

Please contact directly: 

Kostas Smponias, Volunteer Recruitment Officer

Email Kostas.Smponias@rspb.org.uk

Tel 01767693777

Mobile 07710760352

 

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when applying for this job!

Key Information

Organisation:

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Midlands Region

Duration:

Permanent

Hours:

Part Time

Level:

Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Postgraduate, Senior

Sectors:

Administration, Conservation, Environment, Fundraising, Marketing, Nature & Wildlife

Location:

Sandwell Valley, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.

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