We are always on the lookout for new Volunteer Officers to join our team. Take a look at our recruitment page for current vacancies.
Volunteer Officer – Outdoor Learning
Are you looking to gain experience working with groups of young people or adult volunteers in the outdoors?
Or do you have experience in these areas that you would like to share with others?
We are looking for new Volunteer Officers to join our team.
We have roles available that involve:
- Leading and supporting groups of children and young people in environmental education and play activities.
- Leading groups in practical conservation tasks and helping to improve and develop the wildlife and education area at Skelton Grange Environment Centre.
Our Volunteer Officer roles involve a training and support programme to help you build your experience and develop these skills. However, we also welcome applications from people with prior experience who are keen to share their skills with others.
Join a friendly and supportive team who can help you gain new skills and support you to become a leader.
- A TCV training package worth over £1000 including training in education leadership, working with children, first aid, safeguarding, health & safety, risk assessment and environmental games.
- Branded clothing and protective equipment to keep you safe in your role.
- Local travel expenses to support your travel to your volunteering.
What we are looking for
For training roles – we are looking for people who can commit 2-5 days a week to take advantage of this opportunity. There is a lot of training involved and it takes time to build experience, so ideally you should consider taking on the role for a period of 6 months or more. However, we can be very flexible around people’s life commitments, so please get in touch to discuss this.
If you have of experience already and want to share your skills this may be possible from as little as 1 day volunteering a week – once you are trained up to deliver our sessions.
Key Volunteer Roles – Summer Placements:
A short-term opportunity for people who have some availability over the summer and are keen to get experience of environmental play or conservation sessions.
Typical activities for a Summer Placement include:
- Supporting the running of environmental education, play and engagement activities for groups of children and young people.
- Assisting groups of volunteers on practical conservation tasks, including looking after tools, refreshments, group welfare.
- Helping with the general running of the centre and the project.
The role is a support role – you will be working alongside TCV leaders. The role doesn’t require you to be experienced in working with young people (although this is very welcome!), but enthusiasm for this is essential. The role will enable you to develop experience, as well as allowing you to bring existing skills and experience to help us deliver some fantastic projects over the summer!
How to apply
If you would like more information or have any questions, call 0113 243 0815
The Conservation Volunteers are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References for prospective volunteers will be followed up and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be carried out before volunteering opportunities begin.