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Go Wild Volunteer

Go Wild Volunteer

One-off role (flexible time/location) · 17 Apr 2024, 00:00 – 17 Apr 2025, 12:00
St Michael's Street, St Albans, AL3 4SN, United Kingdom
Nature & sustainabilityCommunity & familyWellbeing
Applications Closed You can find other volunteering opportunities here.30 spots left.
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Summary

Join the Trust’s team of Go Wild Engagement Volunteers who are helping communities across Herts and Middlesex to take action for wildlife.

Detailed description

Position details

Commitment:

Any Day

Frequency:

Monthly


Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is a leading voice for wildlife conservation across Hertfordshire and Middlesex. As a charity, we rely heavily on volunteers to help support and deliver our busy programme of events and engagement. 


We want to reach as many audiences and communities as possible, and this is only possible with the help of our amazing volunteers leading and assisting with our events. You could lead children/family activities at community events, provide support for our larger scale events such as Wildfest, lead with creative nature based activities or help at guided walks through our nature reserves.


If you have an interest in nature and working with communities and families, then this role could be for you.


The role:

  • Leading and assisting with family, children and youth activities.
  • Helping out at Trust events and delivering Trust activities at local community events
  • Leading and assisting with guided walks
  • Encouraging communities to take action for wildlife


Role location:

Flexible depending on volunteer location and willingness to travel


Role responsibilities:

  • Act as an ambassador for Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
  • Enthuse a new generation about wildlife
  • Promote active involvement from all, no matter how small the action


Skills and experience you will need:

  • Confident in working with families and children
  • Ability to communicate effectively with members of the public
  • Enthusiastic about wildlife and the work of the Trust
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to work in accordance with all relevant Trust policies and procedures including Health & Safety, Safeguarding and Data Protection.
  • Willingness to apply for an Enhanced DBS Certificate. 
  • Willingness to undertake safeguarding training.


Reasons to volunteer with the Trust

  • Provide vital support for the Trust by donating your time and experience
  • Opportunity to develop your skills and confidence
  • Gain valuable experience of working with the public, running events, health and safety and increasing your wildlife knowledge
  • Receive support from a group of committed staff and volunteers working together to deliver our community engagement programme
  • Join a fun and friendly team to make a difference

Volunteer training and support

  • Induction training covering an introduction to the work of the Trust and information on our policies and procedures.
  • In person training on how to lead and assist events.
  • Mentoring with an experienced staff member to guide and review your activities
  • Health & Safety training.
  • Reasonable travel expenses can be claimed with prior arrangement
  • Branded clothing for use at Trust events


Anticipated time commitment:

  • Very flexible – time commitment to suit volunteer
  • Support for engagement work will take priority but there may be an opportunity to get involved in other Trust activities

In person training on Friday 10th May or Saturday 11th May in St Albans (both sessions will be the same content, and you need only attend one session)

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs

Getting there

Applications Closed You can find other volunteering opportunities here.30 spots left.
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About Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust works to create more space for nature and inspire and enable people to take action. With over 23,000 members and 600 volunteers, and working closely with farmers, local authorities, community and conservation organisations, we play a leading role in nature’s recovery.

The Trust believes that wildlife should be able to thrive alongside our everyday lives and that everyone benefits from having access to nature. If we work together as a community, nature will recover and we will create a greener, sustainable and wilder future.

As part of the national federation of 46 Wildlife Trusts, our influence is far-reaching and we play a vital role in standing up for wildlife.