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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is cared for by Forestry England. As well as ensuring Westonbirt’s long-term future, its mission is to connect people with trees to improve the quality of life ...

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Learning Volunteers

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Westonbirt, Tetbury GL8 8QS, UK
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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Forestry England
#54954
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Summary

Engaging with visitors of all ages, delivering informal hands-on learning activities during family events and/or formal learning experiences with schools.

Detailed description

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is cared for by Forestry England. As well as ensuring Westonbirt’s long-term future, its mission is to connect people with trees to improve the quality of life. Volunteering plays a fundamental part supporting this mission, providing essential help in maintaining the arboretum and making visitors feel welcome.


The Learning Team engages with visitors of all ages, delivering informal hands-on learning activities during family events as well as formal learning experiences with schools and colleges.  


When

A minimum of 10 shifts over the year with at least 6 of these at the weekend. Weekend events take place throughout the year with more sessions in the summer holidays.


What’s Involved

  • Family events - engaging with families, helping them to explore and discover more about trees, the arboretum and the natural world.
  • Morning, afternoon and all-day shift options to suit your availability
  • School visits – supporting the learning officer by helping all children to take part in the activities
  • Work mornings – One a month, usually on a Friday, miscellaneous tasks to prepare for events, school programmes, maintenance and sharing ideas


We’d like you to be…

  • Welcoming to all participants, of all ages, learning styles and needs
  • Comfortable to approach visitors to invite them to take part
  • Experienced in engaging and talking with children


We will…

  • Provide training sessions covering induction, learning theory, engaging with the public, and the learning programme for the year ahead.
  • Partner you with a current volunteer to support you in your role.
  • Provide all materials needed.
  • Ensure you are with another volunteer when out in the arboretum.
  • Make you aware there may be periods of standing and that the activity may take place away from central facilities for up to 1.5 hours.
  • Pay a contribution to the cost of volunteering travel.
  • Help you to complete the required Disclosure and Barring System checks (an enhanced DBS is required for this role).

 



What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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The organiser has marked this opportunity as filled. Applications are closed. You can find other volunteering opportunities here.
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About Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Forestry England

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is cared for by Forestry England. As well as ensuring Westonbirt’s long-term future, its mission is to connect people with trees to improve the quality of life. Volunteering plays a fundamental part supporting this mission, providing essential help in maintaining the arboretum and making visitors feel welcome.