Are you enthusiastic about wildlife, want to share your knowledge or are looking for experience in visitor engagement? Do you enjoy spending time outdoors and have a sense of fun that you can use to engage a range of audiences?
Then volunteering as a Nature Activity Leader is the role for you, where you will be helping to deliver our very popular family activities such as pond dipping, minibeast safari's, storytelling and more!
The role encompasses a range of activities, which require you to be out and about for most of the day in all weathers. While you don't need to be Sir David Attenborough, some knowledge of wildlife will be useful!
Saltholme is a busy place, especially during weekends and holidays, so you'll to need to:
The confidence and ability to engage with and inspire the general public of all ages and levels of wildlife knowledge in a friendly and professional manner.
The ability to inspire visitors to give nature a home where they live
Be enthusiastic about nature and the reserve.
Be proactive and be prepared to get hands on
An awareness of Health and Safety
Where: RSPB Saltholme
When: 1 day a week in the school holidays (May-September)
Volunteering at RSPB Saltholme is a great way to learn about our wildlife, from pond beetles to peregrine falcons! You will be given the chance to develop your skills in wildlife identification and the opportunity to work with and learn from experienced staff and volunteers.
At the end of the day, you'll be going home knowing that you've enthused and educated visitors about the amazing wildlife living in the heart of Teesside. Plus, you'll have the experience of volunteering with Europe's largest conservation charity!
We will provide you with an RSPB uniform and name badge to wear on duty, and all the training you need to become an integral part of the team here at RSPB Saltholme.
As a thank you, you will receive free entrance to RSPB reserves as well as 20% discount on selected items in the shop and café.