Environmental Education Training Prog- Volunteer
When We Need You
From 21/10/2011 onwards
Keen to work on Forest School & other environmental education projects? We have been funded to develop a training programme, for unemployed / under-employed people who wish to gain employment in an environmental / conservation related field. The training programme will consist of: • Practical and vocational training courses such as Forest Schools Level 2, Outdoor First Aid, MiDAS, Bushcraft, John Muir Award, Food Hygiene etc. • Work experience will be gained through helping us run our own projects, and those of other similar organisations. As we are investing a lot of time and money to each person, we will expect at least a year’s commitment. We are not expecting people to commit to us full-time, but prospective volunteers need to be available during the week to help us run projects and take part in training. Transport to and from projects can be provided, as well as to training courses.
About Borders Environmental Education Services
We run a range of environmental education experiences for children and adults. Projects include Forest Schools, Organic Vegetable Gardening, Eco-School Workshop Delivery, After-School, Weekend, Summer School, Eco-Holidays for adults, Practical Conservation Work.
Skills & Experience
Having a positive attitude towards the environment / being outdoors is essential. Interest in working with children. Good team player. All other skills/knowledge can be taught.
Training courses will be held at a central location. Transport to this training will be provided. Projects will take place across the Borders, again lifts can be provided.
Upper age limit is 75, this is to do with our insurance.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Police Check, References
Training and Induction Details
Volunteers, will begin with a baseline assessment, then a Personal Development Plan will be set up to monitor and record the volunteers progress. Regular meetings to discuss progress will be set up with our Volunteer Development Worker and Director
Playschemes / Childrens Clubs
Details are available in our Volunteer Policy, which will be given to successful volunteers, once all paperwork is completed.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
8 - 16 hours per week, with minimum commitment of 1 year. Times are flexible. Help to deliver talks/presentations might well be in the evenings.
Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Contact: Volunteer Centre Borders
Tel: 0845 602 3921