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What: Mission: Invertebrate is a project run by The Royal Parks and supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. It focuses on the plight of invertebrates across the Royal Parks and beyond. The role involves helping raise awareness of invertebrates, and their importance, at roadshow dates across the Royal Parks and Brompton Cemetery. This will be done through educational and sensory activities during our events – both inside our exhibition vehicle and the activities under the marquees surrounding it. Volunteers will assist with the following activities:

  • Assisting set up and take down of exhibition vehicle, marquees, A-frames, tables and activities
  • Welcoming and engaging with families about the world of invertebrates
  • Crowd control and directing families to timed activities e.g. storytelling

When: There are 22 roadshow dates from April – October 2020. Each day is 10am – 4pm. We ask volunteers to try to come to a minimum of 5 events during this period. A training session will likely take place on the morning of Tuesday 24th March. (if you are unable to attend the training date, please don’t let that put you off getting in touch!)

Who:  We’re looking for friendly and enthusiastic people to join our roadshow team. You will be one of the key representatives of The Royal Parks so should be passionate about the parks and willing to work in a team. The role doesn’t involve any specialist skills, just a genuine enthusiasm for the environment, volunteering and getting hands dirty outside! You will need to be over 18 years old to carry out this role and as you'll be working with children and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check is required and will be undertaken if successful in securing the role.

How: Get in touch with Kirsty Garland, Mission: Invertebrate Learning Officer ( to express your interest in this role. Deadline: Sunday 15th March 2020.

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