Kelvingrove Nature Connection for Schools Assistant



Volunteer • Either • Permanent 0141 331 0993 Lucy Cunningham

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 10 December 2017

About this opportunity:

We are looking for outgoing, creative and enthusiastic individuals to join our team based in the beautiful Kelvingrove Museum & Art Galleries. RSPB Scotland and Kelvingrove museum have a longstanding partnership aimed at enthusing visitors about the natural world and the work that we do to preserve it. We plan and deliver weekly sessions to Primary, Secondary and Early years schools groups, in both Kelvingrove Park and the Botanical Gardens. Sessions engage children with the nature in the parks and inspire them to care for the natural world.

What's in it for you?: 

The chance to volunteer within the iconic Kelvingrove Museum as part of our friendly and knowledgeable team. Build your experience in helping to run schools activities, and help us inspire and excite the next generation of nature enthusiasts and conservationists! Every week can present new topics and challenges, and you will gain teaching and nature connection skills whilst making a real difference to the RSPB and our conservation work. 

This opportunity will take place on Wednesdays morning and last 1.5 hours, between 9am and12noon, or afternoon between 1230 – 4pm, or both.

Frequency & Commitment: One Wednesday morning, afternoon, or both; weekly, fortnightly, or monthly.

Where does it happen/How do I get there?

The schools sessions take place in either Kelvingrove Park, Gibson Street, Glasgow, or the Botanical Gardens at Byres Road, Glasgow. Both are within easy reach of the city centre by public transport.

Group/Organisation aims: RSPB Scotland is part of the RSPB, the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Volunteers are an essential part of the RSPB and at the heart of what we do and achieve, without their help, our work would be greatly diminished.They take part in all aspects of our work from assisting in our tearooms, shops and visitor centres and fundraising for us to surveying seabirds, farmland birds and wildlife.

Skills, experience, or qualifications required: You will be comfortable engaging with large groups of children, have or be keen to develop a knowledge of effective educational approaches, and be confident, outgoing, and enthusiastic. You must have basic knowledge of the natural world and be keen to enthuse children about the wonders of nature.

You will require a PVG for this role which RSPB will procure on your behalf provided correct documentation .

Training & Support Details: Volunteers will shadow sessions with an experienced educator until they are confident in leading sessions solo or in tandem with another volunteer or RSPB staff.

  • This opportunity pays travel expenses. Appropriate out of pocket expenses will be re-imbursed.

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