We are looking for volunteers to help deliver environmental education sessions at any of the following locations:
- The Stockyard in Bushy Park
- The Wildlife Centre in Greenwich Park
- The Regent's Park.
These sessions provide an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn through first hand experiential activities.
Activities for primary schools include pond dipping, minibeast hunts and sensory activities. There are also sessions for secondary schools.
Other activities you may help with include guided walks, professional development, training for teachers and family activity days.
- Assist with the delivery of sessions to an agreed FSC standard.
- Support the FSC to provide a range of activities for the local community.
- Assist in setting up resources for groups and clearing away after the visit.
- Prepare relevant resources and worksheets.
- Use your knowledge of the locations to suggest activity ideas.
- Share activity ideas with others to develop an activity resource bank.
- Help to maintain and repair resources and equipment.
- Attend training events to share best practice and improve team performance.
- Comply with FSC systems (e.g. CRB, Risk Assessment, Behaviour partnership).
- Support FSC staff in meeting Environmental, Health and Safety and Quality external benchmarking.
- Help to ensure a happy, productive working environment.
Volunteers are required between 1 and 3 days a week from March - July and September - October.
Becoming a volunteer is a way of actively engaging with delivering education in the Royal Parks and at other sites in London. It is only possible to deliver a bigger and better range of activities with volunteer support.
Since you are offering us your valuable time, energy and skills, it's only right that you should expect something from us in return! We aim to:
- Value you and your work.
- Treat all volunteers fairly.
- Provide a mentor to support you in your volunteer role.
- Make sure you are clear about your role and responsibilities.
- Provide induction training.
- Provide any necessary special clothing and equipment.
- Provide training and development to help you carry out your role.
The FSC is committed to equal opportunities and believes that volunteering should be open to all. A suitable volunteer will bring the following attributes and experiences to this role:
- An interest in the environment and being outdoors.
- Experience of working with children (primary or secondary).
- Pleasant manner and flexible approach.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Passion to deliver the highest standards of service.
- A genuine commitment to customer care.
- Ability to work as a competent and effective team member.
- Commitment to improving the FSC's environmental performance.
- First Aid Certificate (not essential).
About the Field Studies Council - London East
The Field Studies Council (FSC) is an independent environmental education charity committed to helping people discover, explore, understand and be inspired by the natural world. Its network of centres provides day and residential courses for all ages and abilities from young children to retired adults from schools and communities throughout the UK. The FSC also reaches many others through its publications and community based programmes.
FSC London East is the FSC's first inner-city centre. Education sessions use sites, spaces and communities throughout London. Locations include: Bushy Park, Greenwich Park and The Regent's Park, the View Tube and one day sessions in and around East London.
The office is located in Stratford.
For further information
Contact FSC London East on 0203 130 0469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.