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Education Volunteer

Description of the role:

We have a busy schedule of events and school visits throughout the year and are always looking for volunteers to lead and assist with these activities.
Primary schools make up the majority of our bookings during term times but all ages visit, from Nursery pupils to A-level students, no 2 days are ever the same! In the school holidays we run family afternoons and children’s activity days and we also run events some weekends and evenings. A lot of work also goes on behind the scenes in planning, researching and making resources.
You can help as little or often as suits you. To help with visiting schools you will need to be available from 9.15am – 2.45pm. During the school holidays and weekends some events will require a commitment for a half day.

Opportunity Activities: Gardening, Local Events, Teaching, Training and Coaching, Under 16 Volunteering, Youth Work
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

You don’t have to have a teaching qualification, just a desire to share your enjoyment of nature and the outdoors with young people and families.

What skills will be learned / gained?

Working at Foxburrow Farm is very rewarding. You will be a part of a friendly team which will give you the chance to form new friendships, learn new skills and have a great time. You will also gain valuable experience teaching within a conservation organisation and learn a lot about the reserve and education centre.
As a member of the Foxburrow learning volunteer team you will meet other volunteers and staff members and find out more about the work of the Trust across the County (and of the Wildlife Trusts nationally).

DBS Check Required: No
Driving Licence Required: No
Does this role have age restrictions?: Yes
Details of restriction:

Over 14 years old.
Under 18 year olds will require parental consent.

Mandatory training required for role: No
Extra information:

Some volunteers may need to be DBS checked depending on their responsibilities at the education centre.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust is committed to ensuring all individuals are aware of their role in safeguarding children whilst volunteering with the Trust and SAFE training is offered where required.

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Organisation Profile:

Suffolk Wildlife Trust is Suffolk’s nature charity – the only organisation dedicated wholly to safeguarding Suffolk’s wildlife and countryside.
We make a difference for Suffolk by:
Managing nature reserves and securing a bigger, better and more connected landscape for wildlife
Inspiring the next generation of conservationists through our education centres and work with community groups