Volunteering

Schools Outreach Volunteer

RSPB

Glasgow, South Scotland, UK

Why we want you ...

Do you remember the thrill of finding your first ladybird? As part of the RSPB's aim to connect as many children as possible to nature we'll be descending on primary schools ready to deliver our inspiring outreach sessions. They're designed to give teachers and their pupils all the support they need to explore the natural world around them. The sessions are fun and interactive, allowing plenty of opportunities for first-hand experiences of nature whether it be bug hunting, birdwatching or finding daisies.

We're looking for volunteers with a real passion for enthusing children about the natural world to play a key part in this project. Following a period of shadowing the Schools Outreach Officer we'd ask you to take the lead on delivering three different workshops with classes of children (age range between 5-12yrs). These workshops are aimed at inspiring them to get close up to what creeps, crawls and flies in their school grounds. Teachers would be present at all times.

Tasks will include: - Leading on delivering our standardised learning activities to primary school children - each of the three workshops last 90 minutes and focuses predominantly on learning outdoors. - Inspiring children about wildlife, facilitating their learning during activities. - Assisting with equipment and resource maintenance as necessary - Regularly checking and responding to emails as this will be our primary method of communicating with you and for sending school requests through to you. - Assisting with feedback and evaluation

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Schools Outreach Volunteer Session Leader/Assistant

RSPB

Various, Nottinghamshire, UK

Why we want you

Do you remember the thrill of finding your first ladybird? As part of the RSPB's aim to connect as many children as possible to nature, we'll be visiting primary schools armed and ready to deliver our inspiring outreach sessions. They are designed to give teachers and their pupils all the support they need to explore the natural world around them. The sessions are fun and interactive, allowing plenty of opportunities for first-hand experiences of nature whether it be bug hunting, birdwatching or finding daisies. We have 3 different workshops - Big Schools Birdwatch, Bioblitz and Giving Nature a Home. Each workshop lasts 60-90 minutes and is focussed on learning outdoors. We are looking for volunteers to help us to deliver this ambitious project. Following a period of shadowing the Schools Project Outreach Officer, you will be leading sessions with a class of children and their teacher, inspiring them to get up close to what creeps, crawls and flies in their school grounds. Alternatively, as a Session Assistant, you would help the session leader with the task, including preparing and tidying resources and providing hands-on support for the children. Key duties and responsibilities - Deliver high quality standardised learning activities to primary school children - Engage with the participants to inspire them about wildlife - Facilitate the participants' learning during the activity - Assist with equipment and resource maintenance - Regularly check and respond to emails as this will be our primary method of communicating with you and for sending requests through to you - Assist with feedback and evaluation - Attend an initial induction and training session and participate in occasional skills development opportunities

The Nottingham and Derby project needs volunteers who are able to travel within the Nottingham and/or Derby area. Depending on demand from schools and your availability, we would try to link you with schools in your locality.

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