We are looking to recruit a team of volunteers to help us engage families in outdoor nature based activities in local parks and green spaces with the aim of connecting children and families to nature. We need you to help us reach more children and engage more families in getting outdoors and appreciating the nature in their city. This is ever more important for health and well-being as modern life becomes increasingly reliant on technology and it is vital for nature conservation in the future. What's in it for you: •Great experience and on-the-job training in environmental education. •Working in a friendly, like-minded team of RSPB staff and volunteers. •Gaining an understanding of why connecting children to nature is so important. •The opportunity to try out these activities for yourself, have a great time, and learn along with families. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity. We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.
Essential •Enthusiasm for connecting children to nature. •Ability to stay calm when there's a bit of pressure (we engage a lot of people!) •Good timekeeping and organisational skills. •Ability to run an activity according to RSPB guidelines. •Willingness to learn along with the children. •Willing and able to work outdoors in all weathers. •Able to be on your feet, ready for anything. Desirable •Experience of working with children & families. •Basic nature knowledge.
Dress appropriately for the weather - rain or shine we will get out there and engage with families!
Go wild in your local park with Aldi and RSPB this summer by taking part in some free family activities such as minibeast hunting and scavenger hunts. Take a look at our events programme which runs from May to August and find one in a park near you.
We are working in partnership with Aldi, The Royal Parks, City of London Corporation, Westminster Children's University and Brighton and Hove council to run connection to nature activities for children and their families: improving their health and well-being and inspiring them to love and understand the natural world.
Nature near you is in trouble: around 60% of bees, bugs, birds and mammals are declining and the natural places that they depend on are vanishing. Our partnerships will leave a long-lasting legacy: a generation of children who are more connected to nature, benefit from it, value our wildlife and care and understand enough about it to make a real difference.
UK wildlife is in serious trouble: around 60% of bees, birds, bugs and mammals are declining and the natural places they depend on are vanishing. Engaging the next generation with nature is vital. Our project will leave a long-lasting legacy: a generation of children who are more connected to nature, benefit from it, value our wildlife, and care and understand enough about it to make a real difference.