Volunteer Officer – Outdoor Learning

Why we need you:

We work with thousands of children and young people every year at Skelton Grange Environment Centre, running fun, engaging outdoor activities for children in our beautiful wildlife area.

Outdoor Learning Volunteer Officers are a key part of our team at Skelton Grange Environment Centre and are involved in:

  • Supporting and leading environmental activities with young people and the local community.
  • Planning and preparing sessions – and sometimes even developing new activities to help young people connect with nature.
  • You will be trained and supported by experienced project staff and work as part of a team with paid staff, trainees and other Volunteers.

Typical activities for the Outdoor Learning Volunteer role include:

  • Running environmental education sessions for school visits during term time.
  • Running play activities for groups of children and young people during the school holidays.
  • Keeping education day resources up to date and developing new resources, activities or materials as required.
  • Helping with the general running of the centre and the project, including both development work and routine maintenance to ensure we are an inspiring location for visitors to experience nature.

Benefits to you:
We aim to involve our Outdoor Learning Volunteers in:

  • Running a range of outdoor education and play activities and events with schools and community groups on the Skelton Grange Environment Centre site.
  • Planning, risk assessing and running safe and engaging activities outside for children.
  • All the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to run the sessions, from bushcraft skills to plant identification to working with children.

The role will give you the opportunity to use your skills and experience in a supportive environment and aims to support you into being able to run activities and lead groups independently.

It’s a chance to do something very satisfying and worthwhile and have lots of fun with some great people!

If you want to use this role to move on into employment in the environmental sector we can also provide you with a range of useful training courses, job opportunity information, interview guidance and references.

We will provide expenses to cover volunteer travel costs.

What you need:

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are keen to work with young people and to connect people with green spaces.
People volunteer with us for all sorts of reasons: you may have lots of skills that you are keen to share, or you might be looking for something worthwhile to do with your time, or you might be wanting to launch a career in the environment sector.

How much time:

2-3 days per week.
Note: If you already have lots of experience working with children it may be possible to take on the role 1 day a week.
If you are interested, please get in touch for more information. We are taking applications on an ongoing basis.

How to Apply

Full details are on our website.

To apply or for more information, email skelton@tcv.org.uk

If you would like more information or have any questions get in touch or call – 0113 243 0815

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

Key Information


The Conservation Volunteers




Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Postgraduate, Senior


Conservation, Education, Environment, Nature & Wildlife


Leeds, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

30th June 2024 at 5:00pm

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