Explorers Education Volunteer – Water Safety Outreach (West Midlands)


Activities: Practical, Education, Regularly

Starts: 1 June 2021 to 1 June 2025

Closing Date: 30 September 2021

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What's involved?

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, this volunteer opportunity is presently on hold. Please let us know your interest and we will contact you when recruiting begins.

Learning to be safe near water is an important part of a child's education.

Through delivery of our Water Safety Assembly or Classroom Workshop we teach children how to be SAFE around the waterside. We deliver volunteer-led sessions, which are both interactive and fun. We offer free class-led activities and assemblies, in school and with uniformed groups such as Cubs and Brownies.

We are looking for volunteers who have a passion to keep children safe near water and who could deliver our important water safety message.

We are looking for people who can volunteer flexibly and respond to school and informal group requests as required and who can commit to at least 3 or 4 days a month. We try and give you at least 2 weeks’ notice of a visit.

What's in it for you?

Gain experience working with large groups of children
Gain confidence in leading activities/presenting
Working as a team or alone
Gain experience working in a professional environment
Giving something back
Have fun with like-minded students/volunteers!

We give you full training and provide resources for leading groups of children, with a number of training days and team meetings. You will have support from our Learning Co-ordinator as well as the other volunteers in your team. We reimburse you for your travel costs within a 40 mile round trip of your base.

What skills are we looking for?

Good Communication
Previous experience of working with children or young people.

Ability to inspire and enthuse children.

Ability to work alone or in a team
Be adaptable
Good planning and time keeping

This role involves regulated activity with children and adults at risk, as defined by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Therefore, an Enhanced Criminal Record check will be undertaken and references will be sought. A criminal record is not necessarily a bar to volunteering with us.

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