Outdoor Education Assistant

  • VO99090


Description

An exciting opportunity to join the Under the Trees team, working in the great and beautiful outdoors whilst gaining valuable experience working with young children and young adults. You will potentially be working in all weathers and in all seasons - we can provide waterproofs! Under the Trees runs fun and educational sessions for school children in the Falkirk and Stirling areas, as well as a programme of public events for all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Events run all year round.

As a Volunteer Education Assistant, there will be opportunities for you to do a range of the following:

- Assist with Educational Sessions for school groups, including term-time forest schools. 
      
      - Assist with sessions for the general public, including a monthly nature club for ages 0-13. 
      
      - Assist with holiday play sessions and family events. 
      
      - Plan and lead in activities. 
      
      - Maintain resources effectively. 
      
      - Keep session areas safe and tidy. 
      
      - Desk-based activities in planning, creating materials and administration.

Organisation aims and objectives

Under The Trees provided outdoor learning opportunities to all age groups, backgrounds and abilities. We work in areas of deprivation, providing our community with a wide range of skills and services to engage with each other and the outdoors.

Availability

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Frequency and commitment details

No specific commitment level needed.

Restrictions

All applicants will be subject to a PVG background check.
Experience required: N/A
Travel details: Locations are mostly in the Falkirk area, but can be in Stirlingshire and further around the Forth Valley at times. Help with transport can be arranged.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Transport and some food items.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: An induction meeting is provided.
Training details: Child Protection, GDPR, various other opportunities depending on volunteer's goals.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet