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Education and Events Volunteer

Location: Various locations

As part of the Outreach team you could be assisting with activities throughout the county including Ipswich parks and the coast.

Your role will involve helping children experience and enjoy the wildlife closer to home. This may involve assisting in the development of new education activities, preparing resources, working with schools, playgroups and youth groups, assisting with informal training events and helping at family and community events. There is flexibility within the role to reflect your skills, experience and interests. 

The skills you need: You will have an interest in wildlife and enjoy sharing enthusiasm, knowledge and skills with others. You will have good communication skills and an open, friendly personality. Due to the outreach nature of this role, a driving licence is essential.

What you’ll get out of it: Working as part of a friendly team, you will get to know staff and volunteers working for Suffolk Wildlife Trust and make new friends.  You will gain valuable experience of delivering outreach education activities in a community context.  Training will be given in the use of any equipment appropriate to your role and responsibilities. 

In addition, you will have the opportunity to attend Suffolk Wildlife Trust training and networking events to share and develop your skills.  Expenses will be reimbursed at the current volunteer rate where necessary.

The time you need to give: Days and times are flexible and will depend on your roles, responsibilities and your circumstances.  Assisting with education activities with schools and playgroups and preparation for events will take place on weekdays from 9am - 3.30pm during term time.  Family events and activities and training may take place at weekends and/or in the evenings.  These events are not run on a regular basis but are planned well in advance.     

Other information:   A DBS check may be necessary, depending on your responsibilities. Suffolk Wildlife Trust is committed to ensuring all individuals are aware of their role in safeguarding children whilst volunteering with the Trust. Child protection and SAFE training are also given where required.


Contact details:

If you’d like more information, or would like to express your interest in the role please contact Bev Rogers


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